Into the Woods on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 45 minutes with no intermission

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert Series at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 9, 2018

This weekend, the curtain goes up on The Philly POPS' Best of Broadway concert, presented as a part of the POPS' 39th season at The Kimmel Center for Performing Art's Verizon Hall. The event features recognizable favorites from more than twenty Broadway shows, as well as music from Disney. This special concert series runs from March 9-11, 2018 and tickets starting at $35 can be purchased at (more...)

Elise Arsenault Explores Gender & Love in VIRGINIA WOOLF'S ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Actress Elise Arsenault explores gender and conventional love in the roles of 'Sasha', Musical Director and cellist in the new critically acclaimed production of Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of VIRGINA WOOLF'S ORLANDO, from the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and directed by A. Nora Long. (more...)

Benanti and Osnes Join Broadway Workshops, Plus Summer Intensives and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Broadway Workshop, the country's top training program for young performers, celebrates their tenth anniversary semester. Since 2007, Broadway Workshop has welcomed thousands of students from around the world to learn from teaching artists comprised of Broadway's biggest names including, Ben Platt, Darren Criss, Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Cynthia Erivo, Christian Borle, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan, Megan Hilty, Rory O'Malley, Annaleigh Ashford, Javier Muñoz, and many more. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Returns To New York This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The original producers of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, Broadway's longest running musical revue, announced today that the show will return to New York this summer following a limited engagement at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Preview performances will begin at New York's Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) on July 6 and opening night is set for July 22. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 12 through and the box office will open on June 25. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Theatre Horizon's 2018-19 Season Presents More Programming, More Choices
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

A new day is on the horizon at Theatre Horizon, a professional theatre company located 20 miles outside of Center City Philadelphia in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The company's 2018-19 season features more programming, more variety, and more choices for patrons of the award-winning company, including regional premieres and exciting events that highlight some of the best area talent. This season boasts a brand new model for Theatre Horizon, one in which four smaller, limited engagement events will be presented alongside two more traditional productions with longer runs. Combined, these six offerings will provide audiences programming all season long, and an opportunity to discover something new in Norristown. (more...)

Disney Film And Broadway Singer Directs Children In Gettysburg
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

???????Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present an all-youth cast of 4th-12th Grade actors in Disney's Beauty & The Beast jr. 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm Sundays March 2-18, 2018. (more...)

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE Returns To The Media Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

After a successful run this past summer, 'Always, Patsy Cline' returns to The Media Theatre March 15 to April 1. Featuring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern as the legendary country singer, the hit show has performances on Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

???????The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, March 6 through March 31. Explore a simpler time when the stakes of the "game" were your biggest concern in Damon Runyon's streets of New York City. (more...)

Laura Benanti Joins Scottsdale Broadway Series on March 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

 Laura Benanti is a Tony Award winner for "Gypsy" and star on Broadway in "She Loves Me!", as well as on TV's "Nashville" and frequent guest on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert" as Melania Trump. On Saturday, March 17 she will join the popular concert series Broadway @ the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host and presented by Mark Cortale. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 7, 2018

Meet Broadway musical guru, Todd Ellison, who will be the guest conductor for The Philly POPS Best of Broadway concert March 9-11, 2018 at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 7- Happy Birthday, Donna Murphy!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 7, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Broadway legend and Tony Award-winner, Donna Murphy. (more...)

by Carol Kassie - Mar 7, 2018

Lightning Bolt Productions burst onto the Boca Raton theatre scene last August with their well-received production of The Addams Family at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts. The success of the fledgling company's first effort encouraged the company's young founder Jessie Hoffman, to 'bump it up a level': their next production, Young Frankenstein - The Mel Brooks Musical, will open on April 13th at West Boca Performing Arts Center at West Boca High School*. The show will run through April 22nd. (more...)

Full Casting For Guy Chambers' THE SELFISH GIANT And Further Casting For AN IDEAL HUSBAND Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Spring has announced that Sally Bretton and Nathaniel Parker will join Edward Fox, Freddie Fox and Frances Barber in Jonathan Church's forthcoming production of An Ideal Husband. (more...)

The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents THE SKRIKER By Caryl Churchill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, directed by Jon Reimer. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Gets Emotional Talking HAMILTON Puerto Rico with Oprah
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2018

Award-winning actor, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda will star for a limited time in the Puerto Rico production of Broadway's HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL. Check out the composer chatting with Oprah about the decision to bring the show to Puerto Rico and the journey that led him there.  (more...)

Drama Meets Dry Wit In Orlando Shakespeare Theater's THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

The Luckiest People, a tense, new family dramedy produced by Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF, comes to the Goldman Theater from March 28 - April 29, 2018. Tickets ($25 - $50) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Classic Stage Company Announces Cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE - Hannah Elless, Marin Ireland, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more. (more...)

Urban Stages to Present The New York Premiere of DOGS OF RWANDA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), will close its 34th season with the New York Premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis's DOGS OF RWANDA, directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano. This limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street), begins performances on Friday, March 9, opens on Monday, March 12 and will run through Saturday, March 31, 2018. (more...)

AVENUE Q Opens At Theatre In The Park Indoors This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Theatre in the Park INDOORS opens its 2018 season with the blockbuster musical AVENUE Q in performance March 9-25* at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park. Described as Sesame Street on steroids, AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical dealing with coming of age issues in an R-rated manner- it is not appropriate for families. While addressing humorous adult issues, AVENUE Q is like a beloved children's show where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned. (more...)

The McCammon Voice Competition Announces The 2018 McCammon Semi-Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 McCammon Voice Competition judges have chosen the semi-finalists for the eighteenth biennial competition, to be held on March 16, 2018 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The finals will be held March 17, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall. This year's competitors are David Araujo, Amanda Blue, Nicolette Book, Ryan Bradford, Rachael Braustein, Kathleen Buccleugh, Chelsea Coyne, Danielle Davis, Peter Scott Drackley, Helen Huang, Hao Hu, Emily Michiko Jensen, Abigail Kempson, Chonghwa Kim, Abigail Levis, Brandon Morales, Elizabeth Moran, Langelihle Mngxati, Chong Yoon Noh, Brittany Nickell, Yulan Piao, Anthony Reed, Michael St. Peter and Andrew Wannigman. (more...)

RIDE THE CYCLONE, A Co-Production Between The 5th Avenue Theatre And ACT Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

???????Ride the Cylcone, this season's dark and hilarious co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, is now in preview performances and has its official opening night this Thursday, March 22 at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. The award-winning director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell has continued to refine and explore the world of Ride the Cyclone with its writers Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, returning to direct after working on its two previous U.S. productions in Chicago and Off Broadway. This co-production, which is the eighth collaboration between The 5th and ACT, will showcase new developments to the script and score. At least one third of the script has been newly created for this production, which is in addition to countless small but crucial tweaks and refinements. These new developments have continued to define and shape the world that the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir inhabits onstage. (more...)

HAMILTON to Begin Casting In Puerto Rico This Summer; Audition Details Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2018

This evening on Twitter, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda announced that the team behind Hamilton is beginning a casting search for the company of the upcoming Puerto Rico production of the musical, starring Miranda himself in the title role. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners For Achievement In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 49th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre last night, Monday, March 19, 2018, at A Noise Within in Pasadena. Wenzel Jones presided over the festivities, and Christopher Raymond served as music director. (more...)

Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Rocktopia begins previews on Broadway tonight and Miss You Like Hell, starring Daphne Rubin-Vega, begins previews at The Public Theater! (more...)

Star Of Stage And Screen Jim Parsons Announces The Tommy Tune Award Nominees For Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

High school students, teachers and parents across Houston are celebrating and filled with anticipation as the nominations for the 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards have just been announced on Emmy-winner and native Houstonian, Jim Parsons announced the nominees for Best Musical via video on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page. Parsons, who started his career on the stage in Houston, will star in The Boys in the Band on Broadway next month. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Cygnet Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 19, 2018

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, now playing at Cygnet Theatre through April 22nd, is a romantic and wistful production that brings a lovely and poignant portrait to the Cygnet stage. (more...)

What to See in Seattle Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Seattle from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Seattle? (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Play DOGS OF RWANDA At Urban Stages Adds Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), will close its 34th season with the New York Premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis's DOGS OF RWANDA, directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano. This limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street), opened on Monday, March 12 to raved reviews and has added five performances to accommodate the demand. Tickets for are $35 and may be purchased via OvationTix at or by phone at 1.866.811.4111. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of RIVER DITTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

As a part of its New Play Development initiative, Virginia Repertory Theatre, in partnership with Glass Half Full Productions, will present the world premiere of River Ditty by Matthew Mooney Keuter.  The show opens in the November Theatre on Friday, April 20th, 2018, and runs through Sunday, May 6th, with two preview performances on Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th. Virginia Rep's November Theatre/Arenstein Stage is located at 114 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220. (more...)

Joel Grey To Direct U.S. Premiere Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF In Yiddish
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), the longest consecutively producing theatre in the United States and the world's oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company, today announced that legendary stage and screen actor Joel Grey will direct the United States' premiere of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish this summer. (more...)

Students from 26 Tennessee Schools Compete for 2018 Spotlight Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2018

Talented students from 26 Tennessee high schools will seize the opportunity to improve their skills - and perhaps to be recognized for their theatrical and musical talent - as part of the fifth annual Nashville High School Musical Theater Awards, aka The Spotlight Awards. (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble To Close Doors After 16 Free Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

???????Chicago has lost another company offering FREE professional theater, as Quest Theatre Ensemble, founded in 2002 by Amanda Banden, Buck Blue, Jason Bowen, Andrew Park and Nick Rupard, has ceased operations. The Quest announcement was made today by Jason Bowen, President of the company's Board of Directors. Chicago's other free theater company - Oracle Productions - ceased operations in December 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

TSO Announces Their April Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

From Sibelius to Bernstein, with a detour by Broadway and a foray into the music of Bruckner and Beethoven, the April lineup at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is refreshing as spring. (more...)

by Alan Portner - Mar 14, 2018

Six-hundred-fifty hopefuls auditioned for the 49th annual five-production 'Theatre In The Park' outdoor season. The 2018 season features, 'The Little Mermaid' June 8-16, 'South Pacific' June 22-30, 'Into the Woods' July 6-14, 'The Adams Family' July 20-28, and 'High School Musical August 3-11. A combined cast of over two hundred community actors, singers, and dancers will perform plus an expanded number of volunteers, musicians, creative staff, set builders, and administrative personnel. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Chris Peluso, and More to Perform at SPARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to welcome several special guests, artists and performers as part of the SPARK festival, March 26-April 8, 2018. Tony Award® winner BETH LEAVEL will star in SPARK's feature workshop, THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO; West End star CHRIS PELUSO is set to be featured as part of THE PERFECT MATE writing residency; Broadway's DAVID ZIPPEL will serve as SPARK's Guest Mentor; and the Q BROTHERS will make their Pittsburgh debut with Q GENTS as part of the SPARK Late Night Series at the CLO Cabaret! SPARK Premier Passes are now available online at (more...)

RuPaul's Drag Race Star Fronts 20th Anniversary HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mimi Imfurst (Braden Chapman) will star as HEDWIG in reTHEATER's production of the 4th wall smashing, gender bending rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. The production will begin June 1st in Philadelphia at RUBA CLUB, a former Russian Social Club, and will be set as the backdrop for this new immersive production of the cult pop-culture phenomenon. With its incredible score and hilariously heartfelt book, this 20th anniversary production re-examines John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's explosive rock musical with a fresh eye while paying homage to its iconic flair. (more...)

William Peace Theatre Takes Aim With ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

???????Perhaps it is coincidental that the collaboration between Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman has grown in popularity since its 1990 Off-Broadway debut as the rise of mass shootings in America has increased its grip on the American psyche.  Whether one has anything to do with the other matters little. It cannot be ignored that the nation has a preoccupation with violence and the ideal of the "American Dream." (more...)

Brilliant Scientists Come To Life In World Premiere of TWO MINDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Marsh, acclaimed as a premier venue for solo shows and new works, welcomes a collaboration between lauded playwright Lynne Kaufman and award-winning director Robert Kelley with Two Minds. Returning to The Marsh after her hit run of Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass, Kaufman's new drama re-envisions the relationship between two men who changed the way people think. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky's groundbreaking research on how people make decisions won the brilliant Israeli psychologists a Nobel Prize and a McArthur Genius Award. The pair was intellectually so aligned they could finish each other's sentences, but emotionally their differences tore them apart. Two Minds weaves together the story of their unique partnership as well as their troubled friendship. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER Brings Romance and Intrigue to the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play the Marcus Center in Milwaukee on May 1-6 in its First National Tour. The tour is part of the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series. (more...)

Douglas Sills to Star in DECEPTION, An Industry-Only Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

NEW LIGHT THEATER PROJECT presents Douglas Sills (Tony nominee Scarlet Pimpernel) in a staged reading of Deception by Brian Christopher Williams, on March 19, 2018, in Midtown Manhattan at 1pm and 5pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For the World Premiere of THE ASSASSINATION OF KATIE HOPKINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for the world premiere production of The Assassination of Katie Hopkins - a new musical from Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth. The production sees James Grieve, return to Clwyd to direct Rakesh Boury (Wesley), Che Francis (Karl), Derek Hutchinson (Brian), Genesis Lynea (Nina), Maimuna Memon (Shayma), Amy Booth-Steele (Pam), Bethzienna Williams (Kayleigh) and Matthew Woodyatt (Richard). The production opens in the Emlyn Williams Theatre on Thursday 26 April with previews from Friday 20 April. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond Takes Over at The Green Room 42!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 12, 2018

Jennifer Diamond has managed to balance married life in the country and a hectic city schedule, while pursuing that elusive first Broadway Show. Jen has earned her chevrons with productions of LES MISERABLES, EVITA, RUTHLESS!, Into the Woods, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, among them, and has cut her cabaret teeth on previous club appearances at Joe's Pub and Feinstein's/54Below. Last night she brought her latest show with fresh material and continued 'Tales of Adventure' to midtown's hottest new room in the heart of Times Square, The Green Room 42. (more...)

In The Wings To Present INTO THE WOODS March 16-25 At Snug Harbor Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, is proud to present Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's award-winning musical Into the Woods from March 16 through 25 at Snug Harbor's historic Music Hall. (more...)

Cast Announced For The Wallis Production Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces the cast for its upcoming production of Blues in the Night.  Conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, the production will feature Yvette Cason (Shout Sister Shout, Broadway and film versions of Dreamgirls), Bryce Charles (The Book of Mormon, ABC's "Black-ish"), Paulette Ivory (Disney's Aida and the West End premieres of The Lion King and Blues in the Night) and Chester Gregory (Broadway's Motown: The Musical, Hairspray and  Sister Act).  Blues in the Night will begin performances April 27 through May 20 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Laura and Linda Benanti Return to Kennedy Center in THE STORY GOES ON
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 11, 2018

The show, aptly titled 'The Story Goes On,' featured an eclectic set list, but there was one common thread - each song was exceptionally well sung. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Lena Hall, Jennifer Diamond, Kyle Taylor Parker & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

by Amber Kusching - Mar 10, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but nothing shines brighter than guest conductor Todd Ellison and Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Christopher Sieber, and Susan Egan as they join the Philly POPS for the Best of Broadway concert at The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. (more...)

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