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How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at Broadwayís runaway smash-hit, Jersey Boys. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of the 2006 takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. As Clive Barnes in the New York Post says, "Itís just too good to be true." Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. And experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "Sherry," "Big Girls Donít Cry," "Canít Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," "My Eyes Adored You," and more. The New York Times says, "The crowd goes wild!"


JERSEY BOYS Comes To Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center 2/18!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The 2005 jukebox musical is making it's way to Oklahoma on February 18th, 2019. (more...)

Ainsley Melham, Michael James Scott, and Mike Longo Join Cast of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chaz Bono Gets Groovy Visiting THE CHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Chaz Bono enjoyed his share of Broadway this weekend, which of course had to include The Cher Show. He popped backstage to say hello to the stars, check out the photos below! (more...)

Two Broadway Veterans Debut In TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE At A.D. Players At The George Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

A.D. Players at The George, is pleased to open the new year with a story of friendship, love, and what it means to truly live. (more...)

The Grand 1894 Opera House Presents JERSEY BOYS, 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical production - Jersey Boys, Sunday, February 3, for one performance only at 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. Limited  seating available. (more...)

NFL Star & 'The Voice' Finalist Esera Tuaolo Set For Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

NFL defensive tackle and The Voice finalist Esera Tuaolo is set to make his Los Angeles cabaret debut with his new show Mr. Aloha at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Thursday, January 24, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. Tuaolo's show Mr. Aloha features heartfelt tales and video snippets of his life experiences, classic covers, and original material. (more...)

BWW BLOG: 2019 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 6, 2019

BWW BLOG: 2019 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities (more...)

Michael Griffiths Returns For The 2019 Adelaide Fringe With Three Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

Acclaimed Helpmann Award-winning cabaret performer Michael Griffiths returns for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe with three productions: the premiere of Michael Griffiths: By Request; a one night performance with Australian icon, political activist, showbiz royalty and living legend Carlotta, in Carlotta: Queen Of The Cross and a return of Livvy & Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen. (more...)

Fra Fee, John Lloyd Young, Chita Rivera, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

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 (more...)

Tickets On Sale for A BRONX TALE Jan. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that individual tickets for A BRONX TALE will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, January 9. A BRONX TALE will play Broadway In Chicago's Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 12 24, 2019. (more...)

THE MIDTOWN MEN Come to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Now on their 9th national tour, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m. singing their favorite 'Sixties Hits' from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. This sensational production reunites stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. (more...)

The Barricade Boys Come to Darlington Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Direct from London's West End and Broadway, The Barricade Boys are back on the road with their sensational and critically acclaimed national tour and will play one night only in Darlington at The Hippodrome on Sunday 5 May. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates The Baby Boomer Generation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) proudly presents The Wonder Years: The Music of the Baby Boomers, a quirky music revue that takes audiences on a ride through the highlights of the Baby Boomer experience. Featuring such hits as "Jailhouse Rock," "It's My Party," and "She Loves You," this Cabaret chronicles what it was like to be one of America's first teenagers. Single tickets are now available at (941) 366-9000 or floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

Artists Lounge Live Presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN, HEIDI KETTENRING SINGS KAREN CARPENTER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Artists Lounge Live presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN, HEIDI KETTENRING SINGS KAREN CARPENTER on March 17, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069. (more...)

Our Table: A New Musical, Broadway Is 850 Strong, Max Sheldon, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Loverly First Look at Danny Burstein & Christian Dante White in MY FAIR LADY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Earlier this month, six time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and Christian Dante White  assumed the role of Alfred P. Doolittle and Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories Comes to Aventura Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

M&M American Dance Theatre will present "Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories" starring renowned husband and wife song and dance team Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson in an intimate journey celebrating the art of musical theatre, told through the eyes of a tender and funny 95-year-old couple who have seen and/or performed in every Broadway musical. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the 330-seat waterfront Aventura Cultural Arts Center, 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. (more...)

Judy Garland WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER Gets World Premiere In March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The NEW book musical, JUDY GARLAND "World's Greatest Entertainer" premieres at the baby grand in Wilmington on March 22 - March 30 for six performances. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Comes to Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard¬Ö and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. (more...)

BWW Previews: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at The Baby Grand
by Greer Firestone - Jan 14, 2019

The NEW book musical, JUDY GARLAND 'World's Greatest Entertainer' opens at the baby grand in Wilmington on March 22 - March 30 for 6 performances. Written by Delaware native Playwright Greer Firestone, the show takes place in 1961, 2 weeks after Judy's legendary concert at Carnegie Hall which critics termed 'the greatest night in show business history'. This ORIGINAL musical has aspirations past the baby grand. National producers will be invited. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine - Inside the STRONGER THAN HATE Benefit!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 14, 2019

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...)

Judy Garland Musical CHASING RAINBOWS Gets the OK from Liza Minnelli Following Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new Broadway-bound musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, just had an industry presentation in New York City. The musical has reportedly earned the approval of one very important guest, Liza Minnelli. She told Deadline:  (more...)

The Barricade Boys Will Embark On US and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Direct from London's West End and Broadway, The Barricade Boys are back on the road with their sensational and critically acclaimed national tour! Featuring fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and stacks of charm, The Barricade Boys showcase the UK's finest male voices from the world's longest running musical Les Miserables. (more...)

Van Wezel Announces NEIL BERG'S 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Neil Berg returns to the Van Wezel celebrating a record-breaking decade of annual performances with an exciting, all-new show! 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY recreates the finest moments from the most memorable shows of the century featuring the actual Broadway stars of shows like Jersey Boys, Wicked and Mamma Mia! Backed by an excellent New York-based band, Neil Berg presents skillful arrangements of Broadway classics as well as electrifying numbers from Broadway's freshest hit shows. Don't miss this spectacular performance on Wednesday, January 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reserve your seats today! (more...)

Jarrod Spector To Premiere New Solo Show (CON)ARTIST At Sony Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Broadway's Beautiful, Jersey Boys and currently starring in The Cher Show) will premiere his newest solo show  (con)artist this spring, it was announced today. The one-night-only event will take place at Sony Hall (235 West 46th Street) on Monday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.sonyhall.com/shows/2019/jarrod-spector. (more...)

Sam Harris Brings 'Stripped' To San Diego And Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Platinum selling recording artist and Tony Award nominated actor Sam Harris is set to bring his new show Stripped to Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on February 21 and Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on February 22 and 23, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. Along with his longtime musical director Todd Schroeder, Harris will perform Broadway and pop songs from his stellar 30-year career. No band, no backup singers. Just two musical stars and a piano. (more...)

Sally Wilfert and More Will Lead Theatre Under The Stars' MAMMA MIA! - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced its cast for Mamma Mia!. (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Lead CHASING RAINBOWS Industry Presentation Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new Broadway-bound musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, will have an industry presentation today, January 10, in New York City. (more...)

Melanie Moore And Rodney Ingram Join Lineup of BROADWAY IS 850 STRONG Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Broadway is 850 Strong," a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Michael on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 9:30 pm. The Florida Panhandle was completely devastated by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Michael. Michael was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall in the United States. The Panhandle, which is area code 850, took a direct hit. Thousands of people lost their homes, schools and hospitals were destroyed, and area businesses were obliterated. (more...)

BWW Blog: The Most Important Letter in Dialect Study from Atlantic Acting School's Charley Layton
by Atlantic Acting School - Jan 10, 2019

In the early stages of creating a role, one of the questions actors might ask is 'how does my character speak his/her/their lines?' Or 'does my character have an accent or dialect that's different from mine?' As a dialect coach, my job is to assist them in learning and perfecting various accents and dialects for theater, film, TV, and internet. Very often, just knowing where to get started in dialect study can be overwhelming; so here's Step 1. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Sacramento Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Sacramento Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

John Lloyd Young of JERSEY BOYS Returns to 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

John Lloyd Young, the Tony and Grammy winning Frankie Valli from Broadway's Jersey Boys as well as the star of the Clint Eastwood-directed Warner Bros film, brings a new show to Feinstein's/54 Below January 6th and 8th featuring highlights from two popular programs he presents to sold-out audiences across the country. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Sacramento Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Sacramento Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Vancouver Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Vancouver Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KIDS FOR KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT - THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced what is expected to be the biggest and most extraordinary Kids for Kids Benefit Concert in the company's history for Saturday, December 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the theatre, located at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. More than 70 young people will be performing onstage or via video in an entertaining musical variety show that raises funds for scholarships for next summer's education and outreach participants.  (more...)

The Barrow Group Hosts the World Premiere of K. Lorrel Manning's AWAKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Following the success of The New York Times critic's pick The Tricky Part by Martin Moran, The Barrow Group, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Executive Director Robert Serrell, continues its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of AWAKE, written and directed by K. Lorrel Manning. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Stars in the I HATE KIDS Trailer
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2018

A trailer has been released for I HATE KIDS starring Tom Everett Scott and Tituss Burgess. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

Morrison Center Executive Director James Patrick To Retire
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The executive director of Boise State University's Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, James Patrick, announced that he will retire from his position this season after eight years of leading Idaho's premier performing arts center. Patrick will continue his role as an adjunct professor with the university's School of the Arts. (more...)

Oh What A Night! JERSEY BOYS Rings In The New Year At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 20, 2018

The McCallum Theatre announces the return engagement for Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical Jersey Boys for eight performances, January 15 through January 20.  Opening night performance on Tuesday, January 15 is presented through the generosity of Jerry and Sarah Mathews. Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard, and the radio just couldn't get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story, a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back to You." (more...)

VIDEO: New Holiday Song 'Our December Day' Features Broadway's Graham Scott Fleming and Natalie Gallo
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2018

Anderson & Petty have just released their new holiday song, Our December Day. The full music video featuring Graham Scott Fleming and Natalie Gallo went live today, and the single is available for digital download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.  (more...)

Dulé Hill Stars in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Extended Through March 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole (more...)

Christian Dante White to Take Over Role of Freddy in MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Christian Dante White will assume the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning Tuesday, January 8 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). He succeeds Jordan Donica who originated the role in this award-winning production. (more...)

Save on Tickets to See JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway this Winter
by Contests - Broadway - Dec 18, 2018

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard... and the radio just couldn't get enough of. (more...)

Photo Flash: Looking Back At (mostly)musicals' HOLIDAY Show, & 5th Anniversary Show Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

On Monday, November 19th, (mostly)musicals returned to Upstairs at Vitello's to celebrate the holidays with their 30th edition! Music director Gregory Nabours led a jingling (ring-ting-tingling too!) evening, featuring Alli Miller (CHERRY POPPINS), Amy Engelhardt (BASTARD JONES), Clent Bowers (B'way: CATS, BIG), Emily Clark (Stealing Focus), Gabriel Gonzalez (La Verdad), Iara Nemirovsky (National tour: SCHOOL OF ROCK), Jeffrey Polk (B'way: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE), Kelley Dorney (IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S), Kristina Miller (Jersey Boys), Jonny Lee Jr. and Justin Anthony Long (CITY OF DREAMS), Juan Lozano (2 Cents Theatre Company), Keith and Laura Nicole Harrison (EMOJILAND), Natalia Vivino (CHILDREN OF EDEN at 5-Star Theatricals), and Shawn Ryan ('America's Got Talent'). The evening also showcased a guest performance from the cast of the critically acclaimed Greenway Court production of THE COLOR PURPLE, and, as always, the open mic afterparty! See videos here, and scroll down for photos of the festive evening! (more...)

Muny Announces 101st Season Creative Teams - Including KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Harris Center Welcomes National Tour Of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Legend has it that when Frankie Valli, as lead singer, decided to enter into a business partnership with the keyboardist and songwriter Bob Gaudio, the musician asked Frankie "should we have somebody draw up a contract?" Frankie responds by offering his hand. "You want a contract? Here - a Jersey contract." Their handshake became a pact, cementing a relationship that has endured for close to 50 years. (more...)

Tituss Burgess to Appear in a Christmas Eve Celebration on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

A BOLD NEW LOVE: A CHRISTMAS EVE WITH MIDDLE COLLEGIATE CHURCH, a holiday special, will be broadcast Monday, December 24 (11:35 PM-12:35 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Christian Borle, John Tartaglia to Direct at Muny; Full Creative for 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Vancouver Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Vancouver Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

2018 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2018, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 21 January 2019 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre. (more...)

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