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HELLO, DOLLY! Once Again Shatters All-Time Shubert & House Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Holy cabooses! The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler celebrates another monumental week as it yet again breaks its own box office records with the highest gross in the history of both the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 9, 2017 - The Band's Visit, M. Butterfly, Dear Evan Hansen Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Oct 9, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Band's Visit (20.88%), M. Butterfly (12.31%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.06%), Come From Away (1.31%) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.24%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (1.39%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.64%), Marvin's Room (0.17%). (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 9-15, 2017
by BWW Special - Oct 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of October 9-15, 2017. (more...)

Chris Pinnella to Debut ILLUMINATE at Algonquin Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

The Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan, NJ - with generous support by George and Ruth Harms presents Nationally Acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Julie Andrews) as he debuts, 'Illuminate' an Evening of Classical Crossover's Best featuring some of the Most Powerful, Melodic, and Inspiring Songs Ever Written. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lee Roy Reams Celebrates 42nd Street on 54th Street
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 8, 2017

Besides being an extraordinary and illustrious Broadway actor, singer, dancer, choreographer and director Lee Roy Reams is one of the best raconteurs you could ever spend an evening with. (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at MNM Productions
by John Lariviere - Oct 8, 2017

MNM Productions presents La Cage aux Folles, featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein through October 22, 2017. (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...)

HELLO, DOLLY Tickets Have Broadway Prices Reaching a Record $998
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

Hello, Dolly has been lauded as the must-see of the season, and theatre goers are scrambling to grab a seat before Tony-winning star Bette Midler leads her last parade across the Shubert's passerelle. In a recent article, The New York Times reported that ticket prices have soared past previous records with front row seats hitting a premium cost of $998 ($1,009 with fees). (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Center Theater Orem Parades an Energizing HELLO, DOLLY!
by Blair Howell - Oct 7, 2017

The innovative HCTO takes a refreshing view of the statuesque piece of musical theater. Hello, Dolly! sparkles. Ashley Gardner Carlson understands the emotional drive behind the matchmaker character and relies on the material as written. She is a highly personable and naturally endearing Dolly. (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...)

Breaking: Get Your Date Now! THE PROM Will Dance to Broadway in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

Podcast Roundup: Check out the Best of BroadwayWorld's Podcast Coverage for the Week! 'OHenry Report,' 'Broadwaysted,' 'Little Known Facts,' and More!
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2017

Here at BroadwayWorld, we love podcasts! So, starting today, we are going to be rounding up the best episodes of our favorite theatrical podcasts every week, so you can find them all in one place. (more...)

BWW Previews: WICKED at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - Oct 20, 2017

With a thrilling score that includes the hits Defying Gravity, Popular and For Good, WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as the defining musical of the decade, and by Time Magazine as a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage. Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Slates Fall Script In Hand Playreadings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces its fall season Script in Hand playreadings: You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, a comedy by Robert Anderson, on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m.; and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, a thriller by Stephen Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, on Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Broadway-Bound CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Aaron Tveit, Lora Lee Gayer & More Among 2017 Berkshire Theatre Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominees for the Second Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 19, 2017
by - Oct 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadwaysted Welcomes the (Very Tall) Broadway and Opera Star, Zachary James
by Broadwaysted - Oct 19, 2017

This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is reaching for the stars with our super talented (and super tall) new #FriendoftheShow, Broadway and Opera Star Zachary James! We're pouring out tequila while Zach spills about his AMAZING CORAM BOY audition story and making up gags with Nathan Lane for THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Broadway. (more...)

ONCE Extends at The Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Grand Theatre announces that due to high demand its production of ONCE has been extended. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brittany Smith of MOON OVER BUFFALO at The Snug Theatre is a Hilarious Night Out!
by Katie Laban - Oct 18, 2017

Get ready to laugh your moon off as the Riverbank Theatre is presenting Moon Over Buffalo at The Snug Theatre starting October 20th in Marine City. The comedy centers around a husband and wife where everything that can goes wrong, goes wrong. It's performed on our Snug stage and if you haven't been to that venue before, you are in for a treat, said the director, Brittany Smith. You're in for a hilarious night out, but part of what makes the show so funny is the intimacy of the space! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Melbourne's summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, commences at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 27th for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Duncan Sheik, Jennifer Simard and Emily Skinner Sign on for BEST IN SHOWS Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Adam Kantor, Andrea McArdle, Michael Mulheren, Orfeh, Brad Oscar, Duncan Sheik, Jennifer Simard, Emily Skinner and Stephen Wallem will star in the 2017 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. (more...)

Katharine McPhee to Join Brian Stokes Mitchell at Dallas Summer Musicals' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) celebrated underwriters and sponsors of its 2017 Gala, An Evening with the Best of Broadway, during a private Patron Party on October 12 at the newly redesigned Turtle Room at 3525 Turtle Creek hosted by Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld, 2017 DSM Gala Chairs. Film and stage show-stopper Katharine McPhee was announced as the surprise entertainment for the Gala joining two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell for an unforgettable evening at the Music Hall at Fair Park on November 4, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Harvey Evans
by Broadway's Backbone - Oct 18, 2017

In this episode: James Walsh is a jack of all trades, who masters them all. His newest endeavors include director with 'As Much as I Can,' a theatrical event focusing on HIV infection in the African American community, and as playwright with an original new play beginning previews this weekend at Queens Theatre in the Park. 'Jimmy And Carolyn' is a hysterical, true-to-life world premiere which opens officially September 22nd. Jimmy and wife Carolyn drive from Florida to idyllic Weekapaug, Rhode Island to celebrate Jimmy's birthday at the fancy beach house of their gay son and his life partner from Costa Rica. Once the pepperoni loaf has been devoured, the Italian cookies eaten, the cigarettes smoked, and the Pinot Grigio drunk, amid the laughter, dark truths are exposed as the family struggles to make sense of their irreconcilable memories of the past, and the choices they face as they move forward. In this episode James discusses taking control of ones own career, being impervious to negativity, and the importance of finding the keyhole into the center of your performance. http://queenstheatre.org/jimmy-and-carolyn (more...)

Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the New York engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play from December 13 through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bid on Bette Midler's Custom Halloween Costumes for Charity!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Bette Midler is hosting a Charitybuzz auction in anticipation of her annual, star-studded 'Hulaween' event to benefit the New York Restoration Project. Bette is auctioning off three of the fabulous costumes she has worn in years past. Scroll down for a closer look! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow to Wilmington
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down in Wilmington at The Playhouse on Rodney Square with eight performances, November 14 19. The show opens the 2017-18 Broadway in Wilmington season, presented by Bank of America. (more...)

Pushcart Players Launches 44th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Pushcart Players announces the 44th Season of touring theater for young audiences, bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States. In Pushcart's 5th decade of stirring up serious fun, the repertoire is an exceptional mix of musical productions exploring American history, self-discovery, classical music, teaching tolerance, and holiday celebrations. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Gavin Creel Sings 'Ilona' to Jane Krakowski in SHE LOVES ME, Airing This Week on PBS!
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

As the opening presentation of PBS's fall Broadway's Best lineup, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me, premiering this Friday, October 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Below, watch a scene from the show, featuring Gavin Creel singing 'Ilona' to Jane Krakowski! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 16-22, 2017
by BWW Special - Oct 16, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of October 16-22, 2017. (more...)

Cleveland Pops Jerry Herman Concert Involves Talented Teens from Cleveland School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio: Some very talented young people from Cleveland School of the Arts will receive the golden opportunity to test their chops on stage with some of the best of Broadway's singer/actors. (more...)

Bette Midler and HELLO DOLLY! Continue to Blast Shubert & House Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler celebrates its second consecutive week of breaking the box office records for both the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: Thanksgiving Week 2017!
by BWW Special - Oct 16, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of Thanksgiving 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 16, 2017 - The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Oct 16, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Band's Visit (20.88%), M. Butterfly (12.31%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.06%), Come From Away (1.31%) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.24%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (1.39%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.64%), Marvin's Room (0.17%). (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/15/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/15/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/16
by - Oct 16, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 10/15/2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nathan Lane Talks THE BIRDCAGE & ANGELS IN AMERICA on Broadway: 'It's Important The Play Be Seen Again'
by Leigh Scheps - Oct 15, 2017

There's not a day that goes by when someone doesn't mention The Birdcage to Nathan Lane. It's become such a loving film for so many people. This week, the Broadway veteran is getting ready for a screening of the 1996 film (based on the musical, Les Cage Aux Folles) with music by Stephen Sondheim at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, which will be followed by a Q&A session. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce to Host 9th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that the ninth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St). (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Director David Armstrong Talks Revising, New Songs, and Broadway Plans for TUTS' THE SECRET GARDEN
by Alan Henry - Oct 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld had a chance to speak to David Armstrong, the director of THE SECRET GARDEN, currently on stage at Theatre Under The Stars in Houston! (more...)

Broadwaysted Welcomes CATS' Tap Dancing Feline, Sarah Jenkins
by Broadwaysted - Oct 13, 2017

This week the crew is saying 'Bless Your Beautiful Hide' to our incredibly talented and funny new #FriendOfTheShow Sarah Jenkins! We're pouring out tequila while Sarah spills about her hilarious engagement story while touring with LEGALLY BLONDE and her journey from dancing in California to making her Broadway debut in CATS. (more...)

BANDSTAND Creators Present THE SANDMAN Reading at The McKittrick Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

From the creators of last season's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Bandstand, Richard Oberacker (music, book & lyrics) & Robert Taylor (book & lyrics) have just announced that THE SANDMAN a new musical based on the disturbed scribblings of E.T.A. Hoffman will have an industry reading this Friday, October 13, at The Heath at The McKittrick (542 W 27th St). (more...)

Fiore Barbini to Make Cabaret Debut at 53 Above Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Fiore Barbini makes his NYC cabaret debut in I'M STILL HERE: My Story. The Songs of Leading Ladies. (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...)

Adam Kantor, Orfeh and More Join 'BEST IN SHOWS' Humane Society Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Adam Kantor, Michael Mulheren, Orfeh and Stephen Wallem will join the previously announced Andrea McArdle and Brad Oscar in the 2017 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Victor Garber Exits CW Drama Series in Preparation for HELLO, DOLLY!
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Victor Garber will exit his role on The CW's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW as he prepares to take over the role of Horace Vandergelder in Broadway's Hello, Dolly! (more...)

No Longer Standing By, Bibi Osterwald Takes Center Stage in Granddaughter's Solo Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Elise Arndt debuts her solo show SING, BIBI, SING! The Untold Tales of Bibi Osterwald at the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row October 27th at 9pm. The show is directed by Christine O'Grady (HAIR, tick, tick BOOM!) with music direction by Ted Arthur (Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Miss Saigon). (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...)

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...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/8/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/8/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/10
by BWW Special - Oct 10, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 10/8/2017. (more...)

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