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Based on How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

Before there was "Mad Men," there was this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award- winning musical where power, sex, ambition, and greed are all in a day's work at the office. A window washer climbs the corporate ladder with the help of a trusty manual, but when the boss's arrogant nephew attacks, and the book doesn't have the answer, he'll have to depend on his own wit and creativity to survive. "It stings mischievously and laughs uproariously" - The NY Times



Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Sarah Jessica Parker!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

MasterVoices presents OUR AMERICA This March at The Cooper Union
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

MasterVoices presents Our America a unique program taking audiences on a journey through the contributions immigrants have made to the tapestry of American music on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Hall at The Cooper Union. Conceived by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the program spans multiple genres and centuries, ranging from arrangements of the spirituals Gospel Train, Wayfaring Stranger, I've Been in the Storm So Long, and Ain't That Good News ; Irving Berlin's Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and Let Me Sing and I'm Happy, ; selections by Victor Herbert, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, and Gershwin; and new works by Jerusalem native and BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop member Daniel Rein and award-winning Chinese American composer Randall Eng. (more...)

Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Rehearsals begin today for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Mamma Mia!, the celebrated musical that features the music of global pop sensation ABBA. The 5th Avenue Theatre is the first producing theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create its own refreshed version of the show, which toured the world for nearly 20 years. (more...)

Artistic Director Dan Knechtges Makes Directing Debut at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges is directing the upcoming production of MEMPHIS! (more...)

Cast Announced for BROADWAY VALENTINE at Queens Theatre - Alysha Umphress and Cody Williams; Kyle Dean Massey and Taylor Frey; Stephen Buntrock and Tony Nominee Erin Dill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two performances only on February 17 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Local Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Talks Rehearsals and More!
by Maeve Riley - Dec 7, 2017

To celebrate the launch of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! FOX constructed a larger than life icon from the original film - the leg lamp!! A 20' tall replica of the leg lamp and crate was dropped at The Grove to kick off the holiday season on Black Friday! Shoppers and fans had an opportunity to take their photo with the lamp as well as receive a free cup of hot cocoa and a pair of 'Ralphie' glasses. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes at A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Today on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

In a festive kickoff to the season, Fox's A Christmas Story Live! presents the 12 GIFs of Christmas, a Twitter campaign that asks followers to share a fun holiday GIF to support Toys for Tots in the lead up to the December 17th broadcast of A Christmas Story Live! on Fox. (more...)


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Sara Jean Ford to Star in CALAMITY JANE in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Sara Jean Ford (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats) will star in two concert presentations of the Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster's musical Calamity Jane at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, January 29th, 2018, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

WICKED Day-of-Show Drawing to Return to Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a WICKED day-of-show drawing for a limited number of seats will take place inside Block 37. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

Bananaman is flying to London to save the world! The most brainless superhero ever to grace the skies is making his live action debut in an all-singing, all-flying must-see new British musical at Southwark Playhouse. Check out production photos below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Extends With New Star Jeff Hiller
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns the hit play hailed as devastatingly funny by The New York Times continues its triumphant run Off Broadway at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, between 6th Avenue and Varick Street in Manhattan), announcing a six week extension through Sunday, February 25. The show's author and current star Drew Droege (the internet's Chlo , Drunk History, and Heathers on Paramount TV in 2018) will end his run on Sunday, January 7, with plans to bring the production around the country on a national tour. Tickets to the extension are now on sale at www.BrightColorsandBoldPatterns.com (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Darren Criss's Solo EP Release Concert
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2017

Emmy-nominated artist and actor Darren Criss has released his solo indie EP entitled 'Homework.' This is his first solo project in over seven years. He performed a release day show in Los Angeles and fans are lucky enough to have access of the show's livestream. Watch the whole concert below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jane Krakowski & More Show-Stopping Performances from A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX. Below, re-live show stopping numbers featuring Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer an newcomer Andy Walken! (more...)

Ratings: FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! Fails to Find Its Audience
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

The musical re-telling of the holiday classic was not able to hold its own against NFL football games on both CBS and NBC, or ABC's annual presentation of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

Up Your Holiday Season Twitter Game With These A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Gifs
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX. Below, re-live show stopping numbers and step up your holiday social media game with these gifs of the show! (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 18, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX. The broadcast was inspired by the holiday classic feature A CHRISTMAS STORY and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL.. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! in Pictures - Part I
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX, starring Maya Rudolph ('Saturday Night Live,' 'Bridesmaids'), Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and newcomer Andy Walken. Check out photos from last night's broadcast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! in Pictures - Part II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX, starring Maya Rudolph ('Saturday Night Live,' 'Bridesmaids'), Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and newcomer Andy Walken. Check out photos from last night's broadcast below! (more...)

Grosse Pointe Theatre Stages Inventive PETER AND THE STARCATCHER At Pierce Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2017

Did you ever wonder how Peter Pan got to Neverland? Grosse Pointe Theatre invites audiences on a high seas adventure, as it continues its historic 70th Season with a production of Peter and the Starcatcher. The eight performance runs starts on January 21, 2018 at Pierce Auditorium, located at 15430 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Parking is free. Complementary valet is available. In 1948, Grosse Pointe Theatre staged their inaugural show, Clarence by Booth Tarkington at Pierce Auditorium. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: What Was Your Ultimate Childhood Christmas Present? A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Answers!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2017

Ralphie will do just about anything to wake up to his Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun under the tree on Christmas morning. What was that ultimate Christmas gift for the company of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE? Find out below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Quoting a Classic- The Stars Reveal Their Favorite Lines from A CHRISTMAS STORY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY is full of classic quotes, and fans will get to hear them all tomorrow, when FOX airs its live musical version of the holiday favorite. Which line from the movie outranks them all? The company weighs in below! (more...)

Listen to All-New Pasek & Paul Song from A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

Bebe Rexha will open Sunday's broadcast of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! with a performance of this new song, Count on Christmas. The song was written specifically for the live musical event by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony Award winners for the musical Dear Evan Hansen, and lyricists of La La Land's Academy Award-winning song, City of Stars. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Dec 16, 2017

Susquehanna Stage Company, although tucked away in the small town of Marietta, has proven time and time again to be a great source of spectacle, talent, and all-around entertainment. They display their musical prowess once again with their current production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a show that romps through the trials of the business world with humor and hijinks abound. As the last show in their season of Pulitzer Prize-winning productions, Susquehanna Stage Company truly ends 2017 on a high note. (more...)

Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

From Book to Film to Stage to TV - BWW Traces the Journey of A CHRISTMAS STORY!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 15, 2017

As we eagerly await the broadcast of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, airing this Sunday, December 17th at 7/6c on FOX, BWW takes a look back at the origins of this classic holiday tale, from book, to movie, to stage to television! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! Original Soundtrack Out 12/18; Full Track List Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The official cast recording for A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will be available on December 18th. The album is now available for pre-order! (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

Have Mercy! John Stamos & Fiancee Caitlin McHugh Expecting First Child
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Broadway alum John Stamos is expecting his first child with fianc e Caitlin McHugh. In the magazine's latest issue, the FULL HOUSE star shares his excitement over the news. (more...)

BWW Interview: A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!'s Marc Platt Talks New Music, Live Audience & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Today BWW spoke to A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE's executive producer about this exciting, new musical production! (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Bebe Rexha Sings New Pasek & Paul Song from A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Warner Horizon announced today that singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will open A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! with a performance of the new song Count on Christmas. A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! airs Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Check out Bebe Rexha in the studio recording 'Count on Christmas'! (more...)

GREATEST SHOWMAN Will Air First-Ever Live Theatrical Commercial During A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Holiday Tentpole The Greatest Showman To Unveil Grand-Scale Commercial LIVE. During Three-Hour Live Musical Event A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, Sunday, December 17, on FOX. (more...)

VIDEO: Ana Gasteyer & More Go Behind-The-Scenes of FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Inspired by A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, FOX is creating the Greatest GIFt - each day, a new GIFt will post, leading up to the Sunday, Dec. 17 premiere, encouraging fans to share it with their friends and family. Every time the GIFt is shared, FOX will donate a dollar to Toys For Tots, up to $20,000. (more...)

Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica & Linda Mugleston Join MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andr Bishop) has announced that Allan Corduner will play Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Linda Mugleston will play Mrs. Pearce, in its upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher. They join Lauren Ambrose (as Eliza Doolittle), Harry Hadden-Paton (as Henry Higgins), Norbert Leo Butz (as Alfred P. Doolittle), and Diana Rigg (as Mrs. Higgins) to head the cast of 37 in this new production of the most beloved musical of all time, beginning performances Thursday, March 15 and opening on Thursday, April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW TV: Cue Christmas! The Stars of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Share Secrets from Set!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 11, 2017

We're taking you straight to the set in Burbank, California for a dose of the holiday magic with Jane Krakowski, Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and more! (more...)

Irresistible One-Woman Comedy BAD DATES Starts 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the irresistible comedy, Bad Dates, featuring Haneefah Wood (Cassandra in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington and Blanche in Fox TV's Grease Live! ), written by Theresa Rebeck (creator of NBC's Smash and the Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winning play Mauritius, produced at the Huntington in 2006), and directed by Jessica Stone (director of Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington). Performances run from January 26 through February 25, 2018 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Nick Jonas Shares Reaction To Golden Globe Nomination for Music in Film FERDINAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Nick Jonas Shares Reaction To Golden Globe Nomination for Music in Film FERDINAND (more...)

Angela Ingersoll to Bring Judy Garland Concert to Reilly Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Angela Ingersoll, acclaimed award-winning star of End of the Rainbow in Chicago and Los Angeles, brings her breathtaking Judy Garland tribute concert Come Rain or Come Shine to Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street Ocala, FL 34470) for one performance only on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 3pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Finding the Colors of Christmas- William Ivey Long Explains the Costumes of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 10, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in California. That's because the cast and creative team of Fox's next big live musical, A CHRISTMAS STORY, are busy making final preparations for the big night. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HAMILTON Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Raise Money For Toys For Tots With FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

In a festive kickoff to the season, Fox's A Christmas Story Live! presents the 12 GIFs of Christmas, a Twitter campaign that asks followers to share a fun holiday GIF to support Toys for Tots in the lead up to the December 17th broadcast of A Christmas Story Live! on Fox. (more...)

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