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Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
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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



Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Kennedy Center's HOW TO SUCCEED... with Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe & More!
by TV - Press Previews - May 30, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a semi-staged concert beginning June 6th. Get a preview of Sklyar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and the rest of the all-star cast below! (more...)

Richard Skipper Celebrates and Commemorates The Life And Work Of Richard Barclay
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Richard Skipper Celebrates Richard Barclay featuring Frank Basile, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Richard Holbrook, Ilene Kristen, with Musical Director, Rolf Barnes. October of last year, the entertainment industry lost a powerful friend. Richard Barclay, a celebrated singer/actor and producer/director ended his eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25.  (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW TV: Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and Cast Are Learning HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a semi-staged concert beginning June 6th. Get a preview of Sklyar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and the rest of the all-star cast below! (more...)

Nominees Announced For The 2017/18 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 16th annual 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly anticipated award show proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas & Mustard Release Music Video for New Collaboration ANYWHERE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Nick Jonas has released the music video for his new single Anywhere with Mustard. Check out the music video below!  (more...)

MasterVoices Presents NAAMAH'S ARK As Part Of The River To River Festival, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

???????MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and the celebration of the human voice - presents a free performance of a new version of the dramatic oratorio Naamah's Ark by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek, on Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Rockefeller Park. The event is produced in collaboration with the River To River Festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and Battery Park City Authority. (more...)

Brief 5/15: Alex Boniello Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 15, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Alex Boniello begins performances as Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen, and more! (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Kennedy Center - A Musical to Savor
by Charles Shubow - Jun 8, 2018

Director Marc Bruni assembles a Broadway-ready cast and does his work masterfully. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Goes Center Stage at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 8, 2018

A cast of Broadway and television actors with vocal, dance, and comedy chops to spare join with a much-loved featured local theater star to deliver a must-see, entertaining semi-staged performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning (1962) musical comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wolfe, Astin, Urie and Cast Shine in Kennedy Center's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in a semi-staged concert, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Lillias White Returns To The Green Room 42 For Encore Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner LILLIAS WHITE on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. Currently back on stage in the new musical Half Time, White will offer a reprise of her February evening sharing music of love, lust, and loss in an intimate performance. Featuring music from Tim McGraw, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Nat King Cole, Lillias runs the gamut of the American Songbook (more...)

BWW Interview: Betsy Wolfe On HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Jun 6, 2018

Betsy Wolfe stars as Rosemary in the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," which opens June 6th. Wolfe is known for a number of roles including Cordelia in the Broadway revival of "Falsettos" and her recent run as Jenna in "Waitress." (more...)

Scranton Shakespeare Festival Goes To Town - Literally! - With HOW TO SUCCEED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The Scranton Shakespeare Festival (SSF) announces its seventh season - an ambitious program featuring two Shakespeare comedies, two musicals, a new devised work, and its annual Youth Theatre Lab piece. Audiences will have the opportunity to catch all the shows in repertory during the festival's signature last weekend, July 27 - 29, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Lea Michele and Darren Criss Rock Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 4, 2018

Featuring one of the most eclectic set lists I've encountered in recent years, Lea Michele and Darren Criss' - of 'Glee' and Broadway fame - one-night-only concert at the Kennedy Center was nothing short of entertaining and delightful. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Broadway At Music Circus' SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run of Singin' in the Rain, the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a show Broadway World called a 'daring, dazzling choreographic extravaganza.' With iconic choreography and a Tony®-nominated score, this rollicking musical based on the beloved MGM film features a crafty and assertive young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. She attempts to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law, but her plan goes comically wrong. Featuring high-kicking dance numbers, heartfelt romance and soaring songs. Performances of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are Tuesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 1 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Frankie Grande to Appear in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

MuhleBig business means big laughs in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's delightful sendup of corporate life playing in Muhlenberg's Baker Theatre, July 11-29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway At Music Circus' SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run of Singin' in the Rain, the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a show Broadway World called a "daring, dazzling choreographic extravaganza." With iconic choreography and a Tony®-nominated score, this rollicking musical based on the beloved MGM film features a crafty and assertive young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. She attempts to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law, but her plan goes comically wrong. Featuring high-kicking dance numbers, heartfelt romance and soaring songs. Performances of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are Tuesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 1 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine-Matthew Broderick
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 25, 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...)

GRoW @ The Wallis And Broadway Dreams Announce July 2018 Edition Of Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

???????The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway Dreams  announce the 2018 Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive, featuring an all-star faculty roster comprised of Broadway performers, directors, casting directors and choreographers, held July 8 - 15, 2018 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. The annual weeklong intensive invites future stars of the stage to embark on a rigorous week of Broadway-caliber training-focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance-taught by the brightest and best industry professionals.  (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, June 24- Happy Birthday, Michele Lee!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of legendary actor and entertainer, Michele Lee! (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Susan Egan Begins July 20th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) is thrilled to announce that Broadway's original "Belle" SUSAN EGAN, will reprise her iconic performance once again (for one last time!) in its final show of its 2017-2018 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (more...)

BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS to Have Premiere Screening at Outfest LA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

BroadwayHD announced today that it will debut Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival on July 18th. The show's final live performance filmed by BroadwayHD will also be available on the platform July 19th. (more...)

Brief 6/19: Watch Highlights From BROADWAY BARES, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch highlights from Broadway Bares, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presentsHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, produced as a part of Broadway Center Stage-a Kennedy Center-produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. Get a first look at the cast in action in the video below! (more...)

BWW Feature: 2018 SUMMER CABARET FESTIVAL at Venice Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 17, 2018

Venice Theatre is once again turning its Pinkerton Theatre into Pinky's Cabaret for the sixth annual Summer Cabaret Festival with 20 different productions featuring some of the best cabaret acts in the state of Florida. Performances are July 13-Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with some late night performances. Tickets are $20. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. For more information you may call the box office at 941-488-1115, or go on line to venicestage.com. (more...)

Broadway's Rob Bartlett Creates New Scripted Comedy Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Broadway's Rob Bartlett, star of 'How to Succeed', 'The Odd Couple', Little Shop of Horrors,' and 'Chicago: The Musical' Is Now On the Internet in The Rob Bartlett Radio Comedy Hour. (more...)

VIDEO: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the Future of Live Musicals, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

TV, film, and theatre producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have had a big year, having brought one of the most cherished Broadway musicals to living rooms everywhere this spring. Now they are talking all about how they made Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert happen in Deadline's latest edition of Behind the Lens.  (more...)

Nottingham Playhouse Unveils Autumn Season Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE has unveiled its autumn and winter season for 2018, following rave reviews for its spring and summer line-up. (more...)

PETER PAN Takes Flight At North Shore Music Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2018 Musical Season with the family favorite musical, PETER PAN, set to take flight beginning on Tuesday, July 10 and playing through Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Erik Lochtefeld Joins Broadway's KING KONG; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Producers Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Furman have announced additional casting for the new musical King Kong. Joining the previously announced Christiani Pitts, (A Bronx Tale) as Ann Darrow, and Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia!) as Carl Denham, will be Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses) as Lumpy. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Catherine Zuber Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Catherine Zuber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Costume Design of a Musical, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Catherine Zuber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

SummerStage at Leonia Presents WEST SIDE STORY, 7/18-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

This July and August, Bergen County audiences will be transported back 60 years to the graffiti-filled streets of NYC's Upper West Side, as SummerStage at Leonia presents one of the greatest musicals ever produced, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Civil War Drill Hall Theater in Leonia. (more...)


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Scott Dreier's DORIS AND ME Comes to The Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

???????The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance engagement of Doris and Me, A Musical Tribute to Doris Day starring Scott Dreier from August 9-12. Doris and Me is directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel. This engagement follows Dreier's recent performance at Doris Day's 96th birthday celebration in Carmel, CA, which was a benefit for the Doris Day Animal Foundation. (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOW TO SUCCEED at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Starring Frankie J. Grande
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Big business means big laughs in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's delightful sendup of corporate life playing in Muhlenberg's Baker Theatre, July 11-29. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a Preview of HOW TO SUCCEED... at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Starring Frankie J. Grande
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2018

Big business means big laughs in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's delightful sendup of corporate life playing in Muhlenberg's Baker Theatre, July 11-29. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre- A Grande Time at the Theatre
by Anne Marie Scalies - Jul 16, 2018

Muhlenberg Summer Theatre Program has been around as long as I can remember. Celebrating 38 years and going strong. It's been a good 15 years since I've been back and I'm kicking myself for it. Just over an hour from Philly tucked away in the suburban streets of Allentown makes for a beautiful day trip. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes MY FAIR LADY's Cameron Adams
by Broadwaysted - Jul 12, 2018

This week the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to be hanging out with an old #FriendoftheShow...My Fair Lady's Cameron Adams! We're pouring out delicious Reyka Vodka and Montelobos Mezcal as Cameron chats with us about her experiences in Hello, Dolly with Broadway royalty Bette Midler and Donna Murphy, her first time performing at Lincoln Center in the hit revival My Fair Lady, and the amazing costumes and sets from the many shows in her impressive Broadway career. (more...)

Breaking: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Earns Most Emmy Nominations For A Live Musical; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

This morning, Samira Wiley ('The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Orange Is the New Black') and Ryan Eggold ('New Amsterdam,' 'BlackKklansman') announced the nominations for the 70TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS from the WOLFTheatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center. (more...)

BWW Previews: PETER PAN at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jul 12, 2018

PETER PAN, the high-flying Tony© Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust, they begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. From ticking crocodiles, to fierce warriors, bungling pirates and the villainous Captain Hook himself, this fun classic will delight all ages. With its iconic score featuring songs like 'I'm Flying,' 'I Gotta Crow,' 'I Won't Grow Up' and 'Never Never Land,' PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us! (more...)

Kerry Bishe and Chris Lowell Lead The Old Globe's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Barefoot in the Park, as director Jessica Stone returns to the Globe to extend its decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at the comedy. (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced For Neil Simon's Classic Comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

???????The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Barefoot in the Park, as director Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Globe to extend its decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at his "bubbling, rib-tickling comedy" (The New York Times). Barefoot in the Park will play July 28 - September 2, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run July 28 - August 1. Opening night is Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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