Hairspray on Tour

Christiane Noll, Caroline Bowman and More Sign on for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Part 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Ryan Vona (Paramour), Caroline Bowman (Wicked), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), and Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots) have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's second edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (7:00pm & 9:30 pm). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Stage and Screen Star, Helene Yorke
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 9, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway and TV star Hlene Yorke. Helene made her Broadway debut in 2008 in GREASE. She went on to originate the role of Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Evelyn in AMERICAN PSYCHO. On television, she is well known for her work on THE GOOD FIGHT, MASTERS OF SEX, and GRAVES. (more...)

Break Out Your Toga! FORUM Returns to Burbank Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum hits the Garry Marshall Theatre stage, following Ovation Recommended play Master Class. (more...)

BWW Review: mad Theatre of Tampa's Production of DISASTER: THE MUSICAL at the Shimberg is a Blast!
by Peter Nason - Oct 8, 2017

What do you get when you merge 'The Poseidon Adventure' and schmaltzy pop songs from the 1970's? One hell of a good time! (more...)

Princess Cruises' BORN TO DANCE Pays Tribute to Theater's 'Unsung Heroes'
by Melanie Votaw - Oct 8, 2017

The latest collaboration between Princess Cruises and Stephen Schwartz is called BORN TO DANCE. On October 7, 2017, press and friends of the creators were treated to a special performance of the show aboard the Regal Princess while ported at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Clarifies He's NOT the Harvey Accused of Sexual Harassment
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

The New York Times reported that famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been sexually assaulting women and paying them to be quiet for decades. The news obviously hit hard on social media, but the response has an unexpected victim: Broadway song and dance star Harvey Fierstein. (more...)

Erika Amato, Francesco Anile, and More to Perform in 'Arts for Mexico and Puerto Rico Benefit Gala Concert'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

In the wake of the recent devastation in both Mexico and Puerto Rico, a group of world-class artists along with Arts for Mexico & Puerto Rico, Songbirds of Peace (501c3), and the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas have teamed up to produce a Gala Concert in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated towards the recovery efforts in the two affected countries. (more...)

Social: Twitter Goes Wild for a High School Production of RENT... with a Twist
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 6, 2017

Tonight Twitter went wild for a tweet by financial writer, Chelsea Fagam, in which she described an um...interesting bit of censorship of a high school production of Rent. (more...)

Ashley Argota, Riley Costello, Mark Ryan and More to Star in 'PETER PAN' Panto in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

This just in! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announces Ashley Argota (ABC Family's The Fosters ) as Tinker Bell, Riley Costello (NBC's Hairspray Live! ) as Peter Pan, Clarice Ordaz (NBC's So You Think You Can Dance ) as Tiger Lily, Mark Ryan ( Black Sails on STARZ) as Captain Hook, David F.M. Vaughn (Broadway's Shrek The Musical) as Smee, and Audrey Whitby (Nickelodeon's The Thudermans ) in PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at the Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Laguna Playhouse presents the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season: TWELVE ANGRY MEN, written by Reginald Rose and directed by Ovation Award-winning director Michael Matthews. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker to Bring WICKED DIVAS to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra brings the music of Broadway to Sioux Falls with Wicked Divas on October 21 & 22. (more...)

Cast Announced for Industry Reading of New Musical PHILLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

A private industry reading of Philly will be held on Friday, October 13th at 11 AM and 3:30 PM. Philly is a new musical with book by Kevin Coughlin & John Cal, and Music & Lyrics by John Cal. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Abandoned Heart: Live In Concert opens on Monday, October 9 at 9 pm at The Cutting Room in NYC. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's Nikki Blonsky Out Sick for Two Previews of STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Nikki Blonsky will not be performing in the first preview of Lisa Lampanelli's Stuffed this evening, October 5, or tomorrow, October 6, due to illness. Her understudy, Lauren Ann Brickman, will play the role of 'Marty' for these performances. (more...)

Courage! Cunning! Compassion! Bay Area Children's Theatre Opens THE NIGHT FAIRY 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Tiny Flory awakens on the dewy ground after falling out of the nighttime sky, her wings ripped off by a bat. How will she eat? Stay warm? Protect herself? Giant footsteps send her scurrying to safety behind some leaves. She will need all her ingenuity to survive in the strange new daylight world into which she has plunged. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare & Derek Klena Bake Profiteroles Fit for a Princess!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2017

In this latest episode, we bring you not one, but two very special guests from Anastasia- Christy Altomare and Derek Klena! For the recipe for Katie's Princess Profiteroles, visit: (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Nick Adams, Katie Thompson, and More in AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has a star-studded gala in the works featuring a musical revue with some of Broadway's best and brightest. BroadwayWorld recently went into the rehearsal room, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates 200 Performances with a Mountain of Mousse!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 17, 2017

Two hundred performances down and the Factory is still open for business! The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory officially opened Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Just yesterday, the company was joined by their new neighbors at BOND 45, to commemorate 200 performances on Broadway with a mountain of chocolate mousse fit for the Factory. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

Review: HAIRSPRAY Stuns Audiences at Desert Stages Theatre
by Emma Suttell - Oct 17, 2017

Bold, bright, and breathtaking can all be used to describe Desert Stage's production of Hairspray, an amusing show starring a mix of 31 spectacular performers. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2017
by - Oct 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Le Petit Theatre to Host FOOTLIGHTS FOR HOUSTON Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

On Monday, October 23rd at 7:30pm at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St. (in the French Quarter), will host 'Footlights for Houston,' a Hurricane Harvey relief benefit for the Houston theatre community. (more...)

Stephen Cole and Todd Ellison's New Musical THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL to Receive Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

It's 1966. Summer in New York City. America is a country in transition. Racial tensions are coming to a head. Black Power is a new catch-phrase in all the daily papers. The country is divided. Protests and violence are everywhere. The classes are ready to clash! (more...)

Bake Up Your Mind to Go See WAITRESS, Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of WAITRESS, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Following its debut at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA this new production comes straight from Broadway. WAITRESS will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House February 20 March 4, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Director John Waters Will Return to Club Getaway to Host Another Campy Weekend in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Due to popular demand, John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) will bring back his once in a lifetime Sleepaway-Camp experience for fans in Kent, Connecticut next year from September 14th-16th. The adult summer camp, Club Getaway, will be transformed again into Camp John Waters for this exclusive weekend. (more...)

Al Via Il Tour Invernale Di MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Dopo l'incredibile successo di critica e pubblico del tour estivo, quasi tutto sold out,arriva nei teatri italiani Mamma Mia! la nuova travolgente commedia musicale diMassimo Romeo Piparo che gi si candida a essere l'evento teatrale dell'anno. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2017
by - Oct 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/14/2017
by - Oct 14, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/14/2017. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Christmas Show ALICE IN WINTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston has just announced full casting for its Christmas show, Alice in Winterland, based on Lewis Carroll's timeless books Alice Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. (more...)

Memoir On the Way from Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

A memoir is in the works from Tony nominee and GIRLS star Andrew Rannells, according to EW. The site reports that Crown Archetype will publish the work in the spring of 2019. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Continues 2017-18 Theater Series With A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock 'n' roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. (more...)

Art and Politics Will Collide in Rubicon's TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) opens the company's 2017-2018 20th Anniversary Season with a provocative and gripping drama based on the story of German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtw ngler, who remained in Germany after Hitler's rise to power and was later accused of being a Nazi sympathizer. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens Tonight at Jenny Wiley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a spooky story about the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of love and family, is coming to Kentucky. The production is presented by Jenny Wiley Theatre. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Ella Fitzgerald Tribute and More Coming to Birdland This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its November 2017 lineup, featuring Veronica Swift with the Benny Green Trio, Ann Hampton Callaway, Memo Acevedo, Django Reinhardt NY Festival Allstars, Thana Alexa's Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Schurr, Marcus Roberts Trio, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Torrent Productions to Present PINOCCHIO: A Merry Magical Pantomime this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Something exciting is returning to the East End of Toronto this holiday season: Torrent Productions is thrilled to announce PINOCCHIO: A Merry Magical Pantomime premieres at the Royal Canadian Legion #001/042 (Coxwell Ave at Gerrard St East). (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's ACTOR THERAPY Begins 2017 Fall Cabaret Series Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

LINDSAY MENDEZ & RYAN SCOTT OLIVER'S ACTOR THERAPY presents their Fall 2017 Cabaret Series at Don't Tell Mama, beginning on October 19th, 2017 at 9:30pm with REINTRODUCING ALINA FONTANILLA. (more...)

Cole Burden, Natascia Diaz, Bobby Smith and More Round Out CRAZY FOR YOU Cast at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Signature Theatre's production of The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You will run from November 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell to Be Honored at HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

dick clark productions announced today that previous Hollywood Film Awards recipient, Sam Rockwell, will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Emmy Award-winning actress, Allison Janney, will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her turn as Tonya Harding's mother in I, Tonya at the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!, LOVE NEVER DIES, THE KING AND I and More Set for Starlight Theatre's 2018 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Starlight Theatre has announced that its 2018 Broadway series will be newly sponsored by Shawnee Mission Health and will feature a wide selection of shows designed to satisfy the varied entertainment tastes of Kansas City theatergoers. (more...)

They'll Be There For You! FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for ON YOUR FEET at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that the Houston engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Lillias White, John Tartaglia, and More Unite for BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7PM at The Montalban Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, one of the largest casts of Broadway stars ever assembled in Los Angeles will unite for a one night only event -Broadway to the Rescue: A Benefit for the Homeless. This one of a kind cast, with nearly 100 Broadway credits combined, will recreate and revive some of Broadway's greatest hits, many by the headliners that made them famous. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in ABC Pilot THE REAL FAIRY GODMOTHER from Zadan & Meron
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will star in and produce the ABC put pilot THE REAL FAIRY GODMOTHER, from the prolific producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. (more...)

Healthy Nikki Blonsky to Hit the Stage Tonight in STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Golden Globe Nominee Nikki Blonksy (New Line Cinema's Hairspray) will begin performances tonight in Stuffed, a new play by Lisa Lampanelli, after being out of the show ill this past weekend. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces additional casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

FOLLIES de National Theatre se proyectará en Yelmo Cines
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Oct 10, 2017

El pr ximo 22 de febrero se proyectar en Yelmo Cines la producci n de FOLLIES de National Theatre. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A HOLIDAY WHO DUNNIT? and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2017 Holiday Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

2017 has been a very busy year for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well. While its production of the hit musical comedy Sister Act is still in performances, the theatre is gearing up for a fun filled holiday season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at TUTS' Broadway-Aimed THE SECRET GARDEN in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-Aimed 5th Avenue Theatre Company and the Shakespeare Theatre Company co-production of THE SECRET GARDEN presented by Theatre Under The Stars. (more...)

CSUF's CRY BABY Preps for Rockin' Opening
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Tony nominated Cry Baby, the Musical with music by Adam Schlesinger, lyrics by David Javerbaum and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan opens at CSUF on October 27th. The production features direction by CSUF alum Sarah Ripper, musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon and choreography by William F. Lett, and runs October 27-November 12, 2017 in the Little Theatre on campus. (more...)

Grand Ole Opry Star Lorrie Morgan To Play Concert at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

With her sweetly arresting soprano and captivating stage presence, Lorrie Morgan is one of the biggest names on the country music scene, carving out a career that has garnered 15 Top 10 country hits, 14 studio albums, seven of which have gone gold and platinum, and four Female Vocalist of the Year awards. (more...)

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