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Natasha Hamilton and Kevin Kennedy Join FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The first image of the the Musical family has today been released, as full casting for Kay Mellor's new musical is unveiled.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/19/2017 - 9/26/2017
by - Sep 26, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/19/2017 - 9/26/2017. (more...)

Stan Ponte, Bonnie Comley Head Drama League Board
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Drama League today announced the 2017-2018 Board of Directors Executive Committee. Longtime board members assuming new leadership roles are Stan Ponte, named President, along with Bonnie Comley, 1st Vice President, Kathy Henderson, 2nd Vice President, Susan Lang, 3rd Vice President, Anna May Feige, Secretary and Ken Wirth, Treasurer. (more...)

Stagedoor Manor Announces Winter Programing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

For the first time in its illustrious history, world-renowned center for the performing arts Stagedoor Manor has announced it will hold programing outside its traditional summer sessions. This winter, Stagedoor Manor Studios is hosting three long-weekend intensives in New York City, focusing on audition preparation, playwriting and master acting, and behind the scenes work. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 23, 2017
by - Sep 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/23/2017
by - Sep 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/23/2017. (more...)

Linda Eder, Sleeping Beauty, Elvis Show and More Set for THE CENTER's 2017-18 Season in Coral Springs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

THE CENTER, formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, is launching a music-packed 2017-18 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 22nd, 2017: ON YOUR FEET! Tour Starts the Salsa and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ON YOUR FEET! tour launches and more! (more...)

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical Jersey Boys, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2017
by - Sep 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THE GOES WRONG Unveils a Portrait So Right at Tony's DiNapoli
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 21, 2017

Earlier this week, the original Broadway and West End cast of the Tony and Olivier Award winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong was honored with a Tony's DiNapoli Broadway Wall of Fame portrait at the Times Square eatery after the new company of stars took their curtain call following their first performance at The Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WILLY WONKA to sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS announces new tour cast, and more! (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through September 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling) announced today a new block of tickets on sale for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

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

JERSEY BOYS Songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio Dies at Age 79
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The entertainment industry mourns the death of songwriter and actress Judy Parker Gaudio, (age 79). Gaudio, the writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband Bob Gaudio confirmed. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JERSEY BOYS, Kansas and More Set for Palace Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Palace Theater's 17 18 season is nothing short of phenomenal boasting a two-week engagement of the blockbuster Cameron Macintosh's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera, plus four other Tony Award winning musicals as part of the Webster Broadway series, along with concerts by Ray Lamontagne, Kansas and Kool & the Gang, guaranteed to have you celebrating good times all year long! (more...)

Lynnette R. Freeman and Quentin Mare to Star in LOST LAKE at Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), directed by Daisy Walker and featuring Lynnette R. Freeman (On The Outs) and Quentin Mar (Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll), Lost Lake will begin performances on Thursday, September 28 at The Unicorn Theatre. Opening is set for Sunday, October 1 at 2pm. (more...)

Casting Announced for Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced the cast for its Coventry Musical Godiva Rocks, including Niki Evans who wowed the judges on the 2007 series of ITV's X Factor. Premiering on the Main Stage this October, Godiva Rocks is the must-see new musical featuring a soundtrack of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades, and brings together a talented cast of actors, singers and musicians. (more...)

David Auburn's LOST LAKE Begins This Month at BTG's Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), directed by Daisy Walker and featuring Lynnette R. Freeman (On The Outs) and Quentin Mar (Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll), Lost Lake will begin performances on Thursday, September 28 at The Unicorn Theatre. Opening is set for Sunday, October 1 at 2pm. (more...)

2017 ROCKERS ON BROADWAY to Honor BC/EFA's Tom Viola with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Path Fund Inc. has announced the 24th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: LEGENDS LIVE ON! on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. ROCKERS ON BROADWAY, the original Broadway rock concert series, a fun unique charity event, featuring Broadway's best rockin' out with a live band. Proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and non-profit performing arts education programs. (more...)

Andrew Rannells, Corey Stoll Join Amazon Original Series THE ROMANOFFS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Amazon Original Series THE ROMANOFFS, created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), and co-produced with Weinstein Television, has set additional guest actors slated to join the series, including Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells and Mike Doyle. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

ASSASSINS Extends for Additional Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Due to popular demand, Hayes Theatre Co have extended their season of Assassins until October 22. Due to open tomorrownight (Tuesday September 19) after four sold out previews, the theatre's first Stephen Sondheim musical has been highly anticipated and the show is already garnering glowing audience responses. (more...)

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage All Season Long at The Kimmel Center with ON YOUR FEET! and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is happy to announce season-long programming to celebrate the traditions and vibrancy of Latino culture in Philadelphia and beyond, kicking off during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15, 2017). (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Haunt the MES Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

This November, THE ADDAMS FAMILY is bringing their entire clan, whether living, dead or undecided, to the MES Theatre at Mediacorp beginning 16 November 3 December 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with James Walsh
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 14, 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...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, 54 SINGS THE JONAS BROTHERS and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Christine Ebersole, Maria Friedman Sings Sondheim and Bernstein, 54 Sings The Jonas Brothers, Kyle Dean Massey, Ben Stock and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lillias White, John Tartaglia, Kate Flannery and More Set for 'BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE' Benefit for the Homeless in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Times Square, 42nd Street, Broadway; the heart of New York City. But for One Night Only, Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Great White Way is coming to LA with its best and brightest for Broadway to the Rescue: A Benefit for the Homeless at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Monday for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play The Paramount Theatre from November 14 - 19. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 18 at 10 am. (more...)

The Midtown Men to Croon at bergenPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Midtown Men perform Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 p.m. at bergenPAC. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Perform at the Paramount This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

No matter if she's a good witch on Broadway, a sassy press secretary on TV or a show-stopping singer on stage, Tony- and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth is always absolutely mesmerizing. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Tuesday: Arts Center of Cannon County's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 12, 2017

True, it's only Tuesday, but today's early-in-the-week edition of Friday 5 (+1) is so packed with interesting information and reasons for you to make reservations to see Million Dollar Quartet at Arts Center of Cannon County, we just couldn't control ourselves! And we're guessing you'll need the extra time to secure your tickets to see what director Darryl Deason promises will be one of the best shows of the year. May we suggest, therefore, that you read on in anticipation of Friday's opening night performance (more...)

Rob Colletti to Shred in Chicago When SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber have announced that casting has been finalized for the national tour of the high-octane Broadway and West End hit, SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Vegas Entertainers to Unite to Fight Neurofibromatosis at 7th Annual NF Hope Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Las Vegas' most prominent entertainers will take the stage at Las Vegas' 7th Annual NF Hope Concert on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at The Palazzo Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2017

Singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's music has provided the soundtrack for so many people's lives over the past 40 years that it should come as no surprise that his remarkable catalogue of music now provides the score for a new musical with its sights focused on a Broadway transfer. But does Part of the Plan have the legs for such a momentous leap of faith and a story that will sell tickets? (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winner Rick Elice Talks JERSEY BOYS, Coming to NJ's State Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 11, 2017

State Theatre New Jersey has an exciting schedule of Broadway shows this season on the New Brunswick stage. Kicking off the line-up is the New Jersey Premiere of 'Jersey Boys' from October 13 to October 15. Broadwayworld.com had the fascinating opportunity to interview Rick Elice, who co-wrote the book for 'Jersey Boys' along with Marshall Brickman. (more...)

Full Cast and First Look at FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Joining the previously announced cast, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears as Joanne, alongside Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine) as Paul and Chloe Hart (Hairspray) as Val. Alan will be played by Neil Hurst, one of dozens of Yorkshiremen who applied for the role through an open audition call. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Randy Redd Record 'Some Kind of Paradise' for THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Cast Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - just released its Original Cast Album, now available to purchase. (more...)

Pop Star Selena Gomez Visits A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Last week, pop star and Disney channel actress Selena Gomez paid a visit to Broadway's A BRONX TALE and stopped to take a photo with the crew. Check it out below! (more...)

Jersey Boy John Lloyd Young Coming to The Space This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

For the second time in its inaugural year, The Space welcomes a Tony Award-winning performer to the stage. John Lloyd Young, star of the hit musical Jersey Boys on both Broadway and the Clint Eastwood-directed film, is set to grace the stage for a two-night engagement Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chanticleers Theater Goes Spooky with THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

A magnificently macabre musical comedy, The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy will open on October 6, 2017 at Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley. The show was created by an award-winning team that includes authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). Directed by Chanticleers Theatre's Artistic Director, John Baiocchi, the production promises to delight audiences with humor, an original story, song and dance, and all your favorite Addams Family characters. (more...)

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