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by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
A bevy of musicals, such as 'Jersey Boys' and a love of Motown, inspired actor Dedrick Weathersby to tackle the role of the great singer James Brown.
by Linda Hodges - Jul 9, 2019
Bay Area Musical's production of HAIRSPRAY rocks the house early 1960s style, with lacquered bouffants and non-stop music, dancing and comedy – all wrapped up in a story about spunky, plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad of Baltimore and her dream to be a dancer on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.”
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2019
Bucks County Playhouse continues its 80th Anniversary Season with an all-new production of the high-energy, international musical sensation, 'Mamma Mia!' Check out production video!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Billy Recce's Snowflake Jamboree, the hit concert series featuring new music by Billy Recce.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the full cast and creative team for the final production of the Company's 2018-2019 season, the international smash hit HAIRSPRAY (Winner of 8 Tony Awards including "Best Musical"). Based on the 1988 John Waters film, HAIRSPRAY features music by Mark Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman & Mark Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Bucks County Playhouse continues its 80th Anniversary Season with an all-new production of the high-energy, international musical sensation, 'Mamma Mia!'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA's highly anticipated World Premiere of Dog Man: The Musical, based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, began performances on Friday, June 28 and will celebrate its opening tonight, Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Tickets are available by visiting twusa.orgDogMan or by calling (866) 811-4111.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Mamma Mia! is now open at Bucks County Playhouse! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced members of the creative team and cast for Skylight's holiday show, Disney's Newsies, running November 15 through December 22, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Revisit the totally awesome 80's with the Class of 1984 at William Ocean High School in this nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade. Most of the cast members in this high-energy show are actually in the classes of 2018 through 2023, but they've fallen as hard for the snappy songs of the 80's as the big-haired teens of the day did. One of those teens, a bonafide 1984 graduate, will take the stage for the first time in 35 years, as the show's narrator. Back to the 80's runs from July 12 to 14 and is co-directed by David Roth (SHS '84...hint, hint) and Kerry Long (SHS '97).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2019
A classic comedy is coming to Ephrata Performing Arts Center, September 5-14, 2019, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2019
Michael Sterling, BroadwayWorld's LA On Air Host and Co-Producer for BWW TV and Jerry Evans of JLE Media in Los Angeles spent the day at rehearsal for Hollywood Bowl's upcoming, new production of Into the Woods.
by Paul Smith - Jul 20, 2019
Hamilton is ready to blow us all away as they enter their fourth year of their monumental Broadway run! Take a look at the current cast that is burning up the Richard Rodgers stage.
by Abigail Charpentier - Jul 20, 2019
Everyone loves a little nostalgia, especially when it comes to their favorite television shows and movies growing up. For millennials and Gen Z-ers, these probably include a few DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movie) and series. Several of the stars of these films and TV shows have gone on to further their acting and singing careers on Broadway, and some even got their start on the stage. Below is a list of stars that you may or may not know have a few theatre credits under their belt!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2019
Broadway, brace yourself for the return of Aaron Tveit! Tveit has had an extremely successful and diverse career, on stage and screen, but Broadway has been missing him since he wrapped up in Catch Me If You Can in 2011. Now, Tveit is making his return to the Great White Way in Moulin Rouge! Take a look back on Aaron's career, and see what he's been up to since we last saw him on a Broadway stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love kicks off the 2019-2020 season at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts with her powerhouse vocals on Thursday, September 12 at 8 p.m. in Smothers Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed West End musical is to embark on its first UK tour in 2020. Initial casting includes West End star Layton Williams as Jamie New and EastEnders' much-loved Shane Richie as Hugo / Loco Chanelle. Both Layton and Shane will be reprising their roles from the West End production. The tour commences in February 2020 in Sheffield, where the show is set and first opened four years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
A classic comedy is coming to Ephrata Performing Arts Center, September 5-14, 2019, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The production, directed by Kenneth Seigh (EPAC's DOUBT), will star EPAC Artistic Director Edward Fernandez in the role of Sheridan Whiteside, respectively.
by Charles Shubow - Jul 19, 2019
A potpourri of beautiful music from Gilbert & Sullivan to Broadway.
by Jim Munson - Jul 19, 2019
Is the state of the world making you more than a little crazy these days? The president's latest racist rants gotcha down? Well, Bay Area Musicals' production of "Hairspray" just might be the perfect remedy to lift you out of your despair and make you believe in our collective power to triumph over all the nastiness out there. The show pulls off the neat trick of delivering an upbeat, larger than life entertainment while also conveying a powerful message about the need for us all to band together if we're going to extinguish racism, and a host of other isms along the way. Lessons from the civil rights movement are presented without the show ever feeling didactic or preachy.
by Michael Quintos - Jul 19, 2019
A sweeping, grandiose, and emotionally-searing stage musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's expansive 1975 novel, RAGTIME is a gripping, multi-character, and multi-story theatrical experience that uses era-authentic specificity to depict America's past during a time when its increasingly diverse population has been forced to adjust to the ramifications of new technological, social, political, and economic changes that are spreading throughout the nation. Of course, one can't help but observe that, eerily, many of these very same issues are somehow still top-of-mind today, particularly in recent years with the surge in anti-immigrant policies and sentiments, the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, and, of course, the horrific rise of racist sentiments and, worse, racist acts against people of color. Perhaps this overarching motif---that many of these era-specific issues that RAGTIME's characters struggled with in 1906 are still alarmingly present in 2019---is the true motivator behind director Casey Stangl's impressive, 'intimate' theater reimagining of RAGTIME for Chance Theater, which continues performances in Anaheim through August 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Shoshana Bean, star of Wicked, City Center's Songs for a New World, and the most recent Jenna in Broadway's Waitress, makes her long anticipated Feinstein's/54 Below debut with shows on August 24, 27, 29, 30 and 31 at 7pm. Cover charges start at $85, with VIP and Premium seating starting at $110.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Flaherty and Ahrens masterpiece Ragtime, running July 25 through August 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open How To Catch Creation, helmed by Incoming Artistic Director Nataki Garrett in her OSF directorial debut, on July 27 in the Thomas Theatre. Preview performances are July 23, 25 and 26, and the play runs through Oct. 26, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical, is set to soar on tour starting this fall in Lancaster, PA.   
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Tickets for the Brisbane season of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory go on sale on Friday 19 July, after pre-sales this week. This wonderful production which garnered five nominations at the 2019 Helpmann Awards including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical (Jack O'Brien), plays at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from Friday 20 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
K.I.S.S. THEATRICALS is pleased to announce the East Coast premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP starring Broadway's DONNA VIVINO (Les Miz, Hairspray, Wicked) as part of the RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL. This one-woman musical with book, music and lyrics by JANET COLE VALDEZ and DEEDEE O'MALLEY, music by BETTIE ROSS, directed by HOLLY FRIEDMAN and choreography by JUSON WILLIAMS revolves around the zany adventures of an actress who risks it all for the role of a lifetime.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
 Milwaukee Repertory Theater kicks off the 2019/20 Season with the iconic American musicalWest Side Story based on a conception of Jerome Robbins with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim in the Quadracci Powerhouse September 17 - October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the New York Times Critic's Pick Dog Man: The Musical will extend its run through August 11, 2019, with an updated schedule at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). This extension will allow TheaterWorksUSA's Family Summer Theater program to accommodate an additional 1,200 young people, on top of the over 4,000 free or highly subsidized tickets already offered for schools, camps, youth groups and active military and veteran families. Tickets are available by visiting twusa.org/DogMan or by calling (866) 811-4111.
by Craig Richardson - Jul 16, 2019
'Forbidden' is certainly a fitting adjective for Roxy's Downtown current production entitled Forbidden Broadway. If you simply look up the word 'forbidden' in the dictionary, you will find its meaning to be prohibited, not allowed or even banned. It's a clever little title to describe this Off-Broadway parody rated PG-13 which spoofs many lyrics and shows such as Mamma Mia, Cats, and even Hairspray which would send original playwrights and performing artists rolling in their graves with laughter. Opening originally in 1982 by parodist Gerard Alessandrini, the show has gone under many revisions to include even newer musicals. Starring Julia Faust, John Keckeisen, Seth Knowles, Shaun-Michael Morse, Patty Reeder, and Christine Tasheff, Forbidden Broadway runs from now until August 24 at the 1930s cabaret venue in downtown Wichita.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere musical 33 1/3 - House of Dreams. Written by local San Diegans Jonathan Rosenberg and Brad Ross, with additional contributions by Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco, the debut production chronicles the success of Gold Star Recording Studios through the history of rock 'n' roll.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
LaVon Fisher-Wilson and the Vonettes Presents THE QUEENS OF FUNK AND SOUL Concert at The Triad.  The Triad Theatre is located at 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA announces that Dog Man: The Musical will extend its run through August 11, 2019, with an updated schedule at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the smash hit film, Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents the award-winning comedy Steel Magnolias, directed by Paula Plum, Friday, July 19 - Saturday, August 3 at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave. in Boston's Back Bay. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets to all performances are "Pay-What-You-Can." Donations of toiletries and beauty supplies will be collected at each performance for local women's shelters. For tickets and more information visit www.hubtheatreboston.org
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Fraser Entertainment Group's AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY will be back at LA's Rockwell Table and Stage with another new cast of performers. The celebration of the Broadway Songbook will take place on Sunday, July 21st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2019
Bay Area Musicals is thrilled to announce the full cast and creative team for the final production of the Company's 2018-2019 season, the international smash hit HAIRSPRAY (Winner of 8 Tony Awards including 'Best Musical'). Based on the 1988 John Waters film, HAIRSPRAY features music by Mark Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman & Mark Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. 
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2019
Bay Area Musicals' production of HAIRSPRAY runs from July 6 - August 11, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103). Regular tickets range from $35 - $65 and can be purchase online at www.bamsf.orghairspray. Opening Night Fundraiser Tickets (available only for the Saturday, July 6 performance at 8:00 p.m.) range from $50 - $100 and includes dessert and a champagne toast with the cast (and can also be purchased online at www.bamsf.orghairspray). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced the hit, holiday show Elf The Musical is now available for licensing in the U.S. and Canada for 2019 and 2020. Due to contractual obligations, after 2020, the show will go back into the MTI vault.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Arcola Theatre, Atticist and Ellie Keel Productions today announce full cast for the UK premiere of Anna Bella Eema by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour. Jessica Lazar directs Natasha Cottriall, Gabrielle Brooks and Beverley Rudd. The new production opens at Arcola Theatre on 16 September, with previews from 11 September, and runs until 12 October.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Grammy, Olivier and 6 x Tony, Award-winning musical Kinky Boots is coming to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse Friday, August 9th at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
With a bountiful supply of faith, trust, and pixie dust, a brand-new production company is ready to take the stage in Abilene. Kicking off their opening act on Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 PM, Highmont Events welcomes stars of stage and screen in Broadway Princess Party as they make their debut on the Historic Paramount Theatre (352 Cypress St, Abilene, TX) stage. Tickets ranging from $20-$99 will be on sale beginning at 10 p.m. CST on Thursday, July 11 at www.HighmontEvents.com. But certain as the sun rising in the east, this unforgettable event is sure to be one hot ticket!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage at Broadway at Music Circus! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out video of the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL and LADYSHIP, LLC present the world premiere production of Linda Good's and Laura Good's (from the acclaimed indie rock duo, The Twigs) musical LADYSHIP, musical directed by Simone Allen, directed by Samantha Saltzman (Matilda the Musical) as an Official Selection of the 2019 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project. LADYSHIP will play five performances only at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2019
Highlights from TheaterWorksUSA's World Premiere of Dog Man: The Musical, based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out photos of the cast in action!