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The show explores how four blue-collar guys ó Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi ó grew to become the singing sensation The Four Seasons.


Alpine Theatre Project Announces Its 2018 Broadway Summer Company Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

???????New faces, including Broadway veterans and even an American Idol contestant, join returning favorites to perform in Alpine Theatre Project's 2018 Broadway Summer Season. These professional actors will perform in ATP's rotating productions of the 50's-era musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe, the one-man comedy, Fully Committed, the regional premiere of Matilda the Musical, ATP's new musical cabaret series, Shifting Gears: ATP Distilled, and ATP's free pop-up play reading series, Outside the Box. (more...)

Tickets To SUMMER Are Now On Sale Through April 7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Tickets to SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical are now on sale through April 7, 2019 through www.Ticketmaster.com online or by phone at 877-250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office, 205 West 46th Street. (more...)

THE CHER SHOW Announces Digital Lottery For Chicago Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller are pleased to announce a digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, for the Pre-Broadway Premiere The Cher Show, which will begin previews on June 12, 2018 at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) and will play a strictly limited engagement in Chicago through July 15, 2018. (more...)

Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child Joins GREASE in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

In a tradition that started in 1978 with Frankie Avalon, Grease: The Musical announces its fifth special cameo appearance by Grammy-Award singer/songwriter Michelle Williams who will join the other celebrity teen idols: Mark Ballas, George Canyon, Logan Henderson and Drake Bell -- in the iconic role of 'Teen Angel'. (more...)

The Cocktail Cabaret At Caesars Palace Announces Summer Schedule And New Show Time
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

???????"The Cocktail Cabaret" on the Las Vegas Strip at the famed Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace returns with its original cast, a new summer schedule and a new show time at 6 p.m. with performances Wednesday through Saturday.   (more...)

Pendragon di Matteo Giambiasi, Adriano Voltini e Luca Valcarenghi vince PrIMO 2018
by Valeria Venturelli - Jun 7, 2018

Lo scorso 3 giugno h 21, nella prestigiosa cornice 'off' del Teatro Brancaccino in Roma, sono stati consegnati i riconoscimenti della quinta edizione di PrIMO, il Premio Italiano del Musical Originale. Ecco le opere premiate. (more...)

Andrea Goss and Matt Bogart To Lead Out of Town Premiere of Revised JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Cleveland Musical Theatre (CMT) announced today its full cast & creative team for the theatre's revised world premiere of Jane Eyre, August 31 - September 9. (more...)

Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Over the course of a 61-year partnership, Jerry Leiber (d. 2011) and Mike Stoller created enduring classics in a variety of genres including rhythm & blues, pop, country, jazz, cabaret, and-perhaps most notably-rock & roll. Elvis Presley and the Coasters are only two of the many acts whose careers skyrocketed because of Leiber and Stoller's creative partnership. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet The Cast And Creative Of THE CHER SHOW in Chicago
by M. William Panek - Jun 6, 2018

THE CHER SHOW, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago with previews beginning on June 12, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre before making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre in Fall 2018. We caught up with the cast this morning as they met the press in Chicago! See the video below! (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Brings Bette Midler Tribute To Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

On June 22, 2018, Bistro Award-winning Cacophony Daniels (aka Jersey Boys's Courter Simmons) marches into New York's storied Don't Tell Mama with 'Wanna Bette?,' a live-singing cabaret tribute to the one and only Bette Midler. (more...)

Fran Drescher Joins Broadway Sings for Pride's Annual Charity Concert on June 18th
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Actress Fran Drescher is the latest performer to join THE LINEUP of BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on Monday, June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. The Nanny star will be joined by Broadway/TV star Frankie J. Grande, Matt Doyle (Broadway's Spring Awakening, War Horse, The Book of Mormon), Project Runway's Sam Donovan, a special 50th reunion performance from the cast of Hair, and performances from cast members from Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Frozen, Wicked and more. This star-studded event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, and surprises! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to end on-line and off-line bullying. (more...)

Fran Drescher Joins Broadway Sings For Pride's Revolution Annual Charity Concert On June 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Actress Fran Drescher is the latest performer to join the lineup of BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on Monday, June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. The Nanny star will be joined by Broadway/TV star Frankie J. Grande, Matt Doyle (Broadway's Spring Awakening, War Horse, The Book of Mormon), Project Runway's Sam Donovan, a special 50th reunion performance from the cast of Hair, and performances from cast members from Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Frozen, Wicked and more.  This star-studded event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, and surprises! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to end on-line and off-line bullying.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Erich Bergen Takes His First Bows In WAITRESS
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 6, 2018

Beginning last night, June 5, Erich Bergen takes over the role of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress on Broadway. BroadwayWorld attended his first performance and you can check out photos from his first bows below! (more...)

THE CHER SHOW's Broadway Ticket Presale Has Begun, and General Sale Date is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Tickets for the Broadway production of the new musical The Cher Show are on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, June 6 at 10am EST through Wednesday, June 13 at 9:59am EST by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com or calling 877-250-2929. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of Erich Bergen's First Night In WAITRESS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld went behind the scenes of Erich Bergen's first night in WAITRESS tonight on our Instagram account! The doctor is in! Check out the video below as Erich takes us backstage throughout the night to give us a sneak peek as his first night as the doctor! (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of Erich Bergen's First Night In WAITRESS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld is going behind the scenes of Erich Bergen's first night in WAITRESS tonight on our Instagram account! The doctor is in! Join us as Erich takes us backstage throughout the night to give us a sneak peek as his first night as the doctor! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast Of THE CHER SHOW Meets The Press in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

THE CHER SHOW, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago with previews beginning on June 12, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre before making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre in Fall 2018. We caught up with the cast this morning as they met the press in Chicago! See the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WAITRESS' New Dr. Pomatter, Erich Bergen!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

A new doctor is in! Beginning tonight, June 5, Erich Bergen takes over the role of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress on Broadway. Check out a first look at him in action below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Salt Lake City Run of JERSEY BOYS Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Casting has been announced for the Salt Lake City engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the the Eccles Theater June 15-17. 2018. The cast of Jersey Boys will be led by Tommaso Antico (Bob Gaudio), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli), Corey Greenan (Tommy DeVito) and Chris Stevens (Nick Massi) and as The Four Seasons. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon).  This year Union High School took the prize for 'Outstanding Overall Production.' A complete list of award winners is below. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Eccles Theater
by Blair Howell - Jun 18, 2018

Know the song? Me neither. Unless sung in its original English lyrics. But a French-language version of 'December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)' opens 'Jersey Boys.' (more...)

Audience Member Disrupts Performance of A BRONX TALE With Pro-Trump Sign
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 18, 2018

A Trump supporter disrupted a performance of A Bronx Tale on Saturday by standing up during curtain call and holding up a 'Keep America Great' flag, according to the New York Post. The action seemed to be in direct response to Robert De Niro, the musical's director, who repeated 'F---k Trump' on the Tony Awards last weekend. (more...)

The Off-Broadway League Announces Its First Female President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The Off-Broadway League has announced that Terry Byrne was elected as the new President of The Off-Broadway League. Byrne is the first female president in the nearly 60 year history of the League. The organization also announced three new additions to the Board, including Dean Carpenter, Steven Chaikelson and Casey York. (more...)

Stars from CURSED CHILD, MEAN GIRLS, and More Face Off at BOY BANDS VS. GIRL GROUPS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a battle of the bands! Broadway's hottest stars unite for one night only to bring you songs from your favorite Boy Bands and Girl Groups. Who would win in a singoff between The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls? Are you Team One Direction or Team Pussycat Dolls? Join us and root for your favorites! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon, and More Cast in EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for EMOJILAND, an official selection of the 2018 New York Musical Festival that was Inspired by The Unicode Standard, and takes place within the imaginary digital world inside a smartphone. Co-created by husband-and-wife-team Laura Nicole Harrison (book, music & lyrics) & Keith Harrison (book, music & lyrics), the production is directed by Thomas Caruso (named NYMF's Best Director in 2014), and will very appropriately begin performances on World Emoji Day, July 17th with a run through July 22nd in the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. (more...)

VIDEO: Rob McClure Goes Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

This past weekend Rob McClure took over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and gave BWW a behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

Carole Cook, Carrie St. Louis, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

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...)

Stephen Bogardus And More Star In New CD GAY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Gay Love'--being released June 29th--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Kristy Cates ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory') and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes,  Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Will Tour The UK Starring Mark Benton And Nigel Harman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

After 'sealing the deal' with critics and audiences alike during its smash hit West End run, Sam Yates' unmissable production of one of David Mamet's greatest and most lauded plays, Glengarry Glen Ross will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019 opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. The hard-nosed sales team in this darkly funny classic will then visit Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff with further tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS To Arrive On The Opera House Manchester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

After 'sealing the deal' with critics and audiences alike during its smash hit West End run, Sam Yates' unmissable production of one of David Mamet's greatest and most lauded plays, Glengarry Glen Ross will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019 opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. The hard-nosed sales team in this darkly funny classic will then visit Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff with further tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

Tituss Burgess and Wesley Snipes Join Eddie Murphy for Netflix's DOLEMITE IS MY NAME!
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wesley Snipes and Tituss Burgess have joined Eddie Murphy for upcoming Netflix film about the life and work of Rudy Ray Moore,  (more...)


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Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates 500 Performances
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway tonight, June 14th. Following tonight's performance, the cast went backstage for a celebration with a cake made by Dina Jawetz of Cakes By Dina. (more...)

Bristol Hippodrome Hosts AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

???????The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian McIntosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. (more...)

Celine Dion Musical Parody TITANIQUE To Make NYC Concert Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Producers Tye Blue and Venture Hill Entertainment are pleased to announce that after four sold-out concert engagements in Los Angeles,TITANIQUE - a musical parody of the 1997 hit film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Celine Dion - will come to New York City this summer, for three concert performances at The Green Room 42 (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SUMMER HOLIDAY at Darlington Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

A brand new stage production of the musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK and will play for a week in Darlington from Tuesday 25 September. Based on the iconic 1960's film of the same name, starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Summer Holiday will include all of the number one hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christian Hoff and Friends Celebrate Tony Night at the Palm!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 13, 2018

On Sunday June 10th the Tony Night at the Palm Viewing Party was hosted by Christian Hoff, 2006 Tony Winner, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Jersey Boys. The event benefitted The V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by Jim Valvano in 1993. (more...)

The Hanover Theatre Youth Summer Program Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Students hailing from several areas in and around Massachusetts will participate in The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Art's 2018 Youth Summer Program (YSP). The first teen session of YSP will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 at 2 and 7 p.m., and the second session will present the show Friday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 18 at 2 and 7 p.m. YSP Pre-Teen will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. on Saturday August 11 at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets for all performances are now on sale. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Reveals the Best Advice Tina Fey Has Given Him, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Actor Tituss Burgess tells a WWHL caller the best advice Tina Fey ever gave him and says that his shared name with his ¬ďUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt¬Ē character was pure coincidence. Check out the video below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Celebrates Broadway Debuts with Riza Takahashi, Benjamin Rivera & Alicia Charles!
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 13, 2018

In this episode: Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of TDF, talks about TKTS celebrating 45 years and parent company TDF celebrating 50 years in 2018. TDF (Theatre Development Fund) is an organization that believes the performing arts should be available to everybody. They sell the idea of going to all theatre, not shows in particular and that Broadway is for everyone. Victoria Bailey has been with the company for 17 years, started at Yale, and was the GM at MTC for 19 years. She believes that theatre creates empathy for lives different than our own, that TDF/TKTS has created theatre goers for generations, and is a prime example of having a successful life in the arts separate from the footlights. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for ARTS San Antonio's 2018-2019 Tricentennial Celebration Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

ARTS San Antonio's 2018-2019 Tricentennial Celebration Season is bringing five performances to the Majestic Theatre and Charline McCombs Empire Theatre! Season packages and individual show tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Registration Now Open For Contemporary Musical Theatre Audition Technique Adult Master Class At Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actor and teaching artist Michelle Pruiett is lined up to teach Contemporary Musical Theatre Audition Technique on Monday, July 23 from 6:30-8:30pm. Friends of the theater may remember Pruiett from the Playhouse's production of A Chorus Line in 2016! (more...)

Fran Drescher and '13 Reasons Why' Star Christian Navarro Join Broadway Sings For Pride's REVOLUTION Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Award-winning actress Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') and actor Christian Navarro (Netflix's 13 Reasons Why' breakout star) are the latest performers to join the lineup of Broadway Sings for Pride's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY At The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening centennial season show at The Muny, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway runs June 11 - 17.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Brent Barrett And Vocalist Heidi Webster Guest Star In The Cocktail Cabaret At Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Longtime favorite Broadway stage veteran, Brent Barrett, currently on the national tour of "Chicago" as the razzling-dazzling Billy Flynn, will wow audiences as a special guest emcee in "The Cocktail Cabaret" at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace from June 13 through16, at 6 p.m. nightly.  Lovely singer Heidi Webster of the dynamic diva vocal group Lady Luck and "Showstoppers" will step in for Maren Wade. (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready to Rock the Boat! Michelle Aravena Talks GUYS & DOLLS at TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 11, 2018

The Adelaide of TUTS' production of GUYS & DOLLS, Michelle Aravena, joins us to talk about the show's longevity, her perpetually single (and sneezy) character, and getting to sing 'one of the most brilliant pieces of musical theatre history' every night. (more...)

Broadway's Daniel Reichard Brings SUMMER PLAYLIST to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Following his sold-out debut concert in 2016, Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his new show, Summer Playlist, on Thursday, September 6 at 8 p.m.The star of the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys, Reichard will present an eclectic collection of songs, drawing from multiple decades and genres of music. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

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