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The legendary rock opera by lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, The Phantom of the Opera), the premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar redefined the Broadway musical and 40 years later it remains a beloved classic. The instantly recognizable tunes and daringly contemporary lyrics made it one of the most popular albums of all-time, selling over seven million copies, as well as creating a truly global smash hit, with sold-out productions in more than 40 countries.



Honorees Leslie Uggams & Tommy Tune To Perform At TADA! Youth Theater's Annual Gala Along With Broadway Inspirational Voices, Jason Robert Brown & Michael James Leslie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

On March 5, 2018, TADA! Youth Theater will host its annual gala at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan  with special performances by Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Writer-Producer Speed Date
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their popular Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, March 4, 2018. In deference to Oscar night, the event will start one hour earlier than usual: from 4:30pm - 8:00pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W 54th St., 11th floor. (more...)

Sara Bareilles and John Legend to Go Behind The Scenes of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE at The Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The Paley Center for Media today announced an exciting addition to a robust spring season of PaleyLive programming when it presents when it presents Behind the Scenes: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, featuring the show's stars John Legend and Sara Bareilles, as well as members of the production's award-winning creative team. The Paley Center will bring this exclusive first look as NBC continues to innovate its live musical productions with an exuberant concert staging of this iconic rock opera, performed in front of a large audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. (more...)

ART/WNY Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's groundbreaking 1970 rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY from March 8th to March 31st at the 330 Performance Space, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY. Thursday to Saturday performances; 8 pm showtimes. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 student & military veterans. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Jay Binder, Micki Grant & Leonid Poretsky, MD at Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)


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VIDEO: Chrissy Teigen Thinks Husband John Legend Makes a 'Hot' Jesus
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2018

Model Chrissy Teigen appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month. The conversation turned to her husband John Legend's upcoming role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The nominees for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 5, 2018. One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, and the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The recipient of the 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute will be announced shortly. (more...)

BWW TV: Checkmate! Watch Raul Esparza, Karen Olivo, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing from Kennedy Center's CHESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 5, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of CHESS, the epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends. (more...)

Brief 2/5: HANGMEN Opens at Atlantic Theater Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 5, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the U.S. premiere of Royal Court's HANGMEN opens tonight at Atlantic Theater; Annaleigh Ashford, Mandy Patinkin, Phillipa Soo and more appear at the Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2018 Gala tonight! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the All New TV Spot for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT, Set to Air During the Super Bowl
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2018

NBC has released an all new TV spot for Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE IN CONCERT, airing on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The promo is set to air during the Super Bowl tonight, February 4, 2018. Watch the video below! (more...)

A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber Comes to Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Live at Chelsea are pleased to present a musical celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as part of the ongoing celebrations for his 70th birthday this year. (more...)

Wilkins Breathes Life Into Caricature In A WOMAN ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Ilana Lydia describes her play, A Woman on Stage, as 'polyvocal - meaning it focuses on more than one character, despite its singular woman named in the title. Stella is one of three women followed from the beginning - most caricatured - state, through their development as full human beings,' Lydia said. (more...)

Broadway, Hollywood Veterans Join Nexus Musical Theatre Camp
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Josh Bergasse and Dave Clemmons will join the award-winning musical theater faculty at Texas State University to conduct master classes for Nexus, a two-week intensive college prep summer camp designed for high school students. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis Will Headline the RRazz Room in New Hope, PA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

This winter 2018, the talent performing at New Hope's RRazz Room at The Clarion is a diverse mix of world class artists. From Las Vegas Entertainer Of The Year and Grammy Nominee Clint Holmes, the always hilarious Judy Gold, Tony Nominated Broadway Star & American Idol Finalist Constantine Maroulis, TV's Carson Kressley along with Dance Music Artist Kristine W in their new show 'Stand Up With A Twist', and cabaret/ theatre pioneer & MAC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Sharon McNight , there is something for all entertainment tastes at the intimate and comfortable Rrazz Room New Hope, located within the newly refurbished Clarion Hotel & Suites. There is nothing quite like the connection between the performers and their audience in an up close and personal cabaret setting. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME at University of Utah Department of Theatre
by Blair Howell - Feb 19, 2018

Under the highly professional direction of Denny Berry, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by the University of Utah Theatre Department is lovingly produced and highly enjoyable. With a vibrant 11-piece orchestra led by Alex Marshall and lovely choreography under Berry's tutelage by student Jesse Klick, BEAUTIFUL GAME scores. (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK Bounces Into OKC Broadway
by Ronn Burton - Feb 19, 2018

Nominated for multiple Tony awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2015, the heartfelt and dynamic SCHOOL OF ROCK national tour stops at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall. Based on the hit movie starring Jack Black, this production strikes the right chord of cheeky humor (for both kids and adults) and earnest sentiment, topped off by a zesty score to keep everything moving. This show is a rollicking delight for the entire family, and a theatrical opportunity not to be missed. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that its 2018 mainstage season will include the religious thriller Agnes of God in April, the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical comedy Company in July, and the Benjamin Britten suspense opera The Turn of the Screw in October. For the first time, the company will produce, in May, a young artist production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell. (more...)


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BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of CHESS at The Kennedy Center?
by Review Roundups - Feb 18, 2018

The Kennedy Center wraps up its production of Chess tonight at 8pm. Chess is an epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends. (more...)

Fiore Barbini Comes to Don't Tell Mama March 9th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

FIORE BARBINI is bringing his hit solo cabaret show I'M STILL HERE: My Story. The Songs of Leading Ladies. to the Don't Tell MamaCabaret in New York City Friday, March 9th, 2018! The show is co-produced by cabaret mainstay Joseph Macchia Events and Productions with musical direction by Yasuhiko Fukuoka. He made his NYC cabaret debut with this show to rave reviews last year at 53 Above Broadway. He's performed selections from I'm Still Here at NYC venues including The Duplex and The West End. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Open Season with Premiere of UNMASKED - THE ALW MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Feb 16, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse announced today the world premiere of UNMASKED, which will feature some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most iconic work and the stories behind its creation, along with new music and memories from his extraordinary life and career, will open its 2018-2019 season. (more...)

La gira internacional de JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR hará una parada en Barcelona
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Feb 16, 2018

La gira internacional de Jesus Christ Superstar hara una breve parada en el Teatre Tivoli de Barcelona el proximo mes de abril, donde realizara 15 unicas funciones entre los dias 19 y 29. (more...)

Jesus Christ Superstar Llega En Su Formato Original Al Teatro Tívoli De Barcelona
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Tras un increible exito de publico y critica en su gira internacional, llega a Barcelona el musical Jesus Christ Superstar dirigido por Massimo Romeo Piparo, con musica de Andrew Lloyd Webber y letras de Tim Rice. El espectaculo cuenta con la interpretacion del reconocido actor Ted Neeley en el papel de Jesus, el inolvidable protagonista de la pelicula de Norman Jewison de 1973. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTRESS TAMMY CATALANO
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 16, 2018

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BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Schools us in Good Fun
by Joni Lorraine - Feb 16, 2018

I owe an apology to some friends. I claimed recently that SCHOOL OF ROCK the movie written by Mike White was based on SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL but it's really the other way 'round. I'm that much of a (misinformed) theatre snob. Not so misinformed usually, but I admit Andrew Lloyd Webber isn't generally one of my favorite composers, despite my love of EVITA and Jesus Christ Superstar. That's why I was all the more surprised that SCHOOL OF ROCK, as it turns out, isn't all that Webber-esque. I didn't know this was a movie starring Jack Black, and I didn't know Webber quietly bought the rights for it, hoping to make it into a musical some day. Webber takes the original concept, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellowes (yes, the Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes) and voila! Somehow with a little help from Lou Reed, Stevie Nicks and Mike White, and a few others, the whole thing comes together quite nicely. I'll leave you to imagine what these guys do to a story that was directed by Richard Linklater for film. But, suffice it to say, this is Andrew Lloyd Webber, but it's not your mother's Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

American Repertory Theater presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

???????Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's groundbreaking 1970 rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY from March 8th to March 31st at the 330 Performance Space, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY. Thursday to Saturday performances; 8 pm showtimes. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 student & military veterans.  (more...)

Postmodern Jukebox and TUnE-yArDs Artists Join Broadway Talent For North American Premiere Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR At Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, tUnE-yArDs and Diane Coffee join Broadway and West End talent for Lyric Opera's North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, presented from April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28). (more...)

Official: Starry Cast Set for West End CHESS; Ball, Burke, Head, Howar and Janson Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Multiple sources have revealed a starry cast for the upcoming West End production of Chess at London's Coliseum. The cast is said to include Michael Ball (The Russian), Alexandra Burke (Svetlana), Murray Head (The Arbiter), Tim Howar (The American) and Cassidy Janson (Florence). (more...)

Carole's Kings Come to Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce a 3 - Week - Only Engagement of : CAROLE'S KINGS February 22 - March 11, 2018. Carole's Kings combines the incredible music of Carole King, the hilarious writings of Chicago's Second City, and orchestrations from the same team that brought you Jersey Boys and Beautiful to create a one - of - a kind tribute. (more...)

International Hit Sensation MAMMA MIA! Comes to Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 - Broadway Palm is thrilled to present the international hit sensation MAMMA MIA! now through April 7, 2018. Over sixty million people around the world have fallen in love with the charming story, the delightful characters and the timeless ABBA music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! (more...)

Ensemble Cast Announced for JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

JERSEY BOYS Director, Des McAnuff announces the talented ensemble he has cast in the keenly-anticipated season of JERSEY BOYS, opening for a strictly limited season at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney this September. (more...)

Raul Esparza Talks Importance of Politically Charged Musicals Like CHESS
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 15, 2018

In a new interview for Metro Weekly, Raul Esparza talks about bringing Chess back to the stage, as well as how important it is to perform such a politically charged musical in this day and age. Esparza is currently performing in Chess at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Chilina Kennedy, Tony Yazbeck, and More to Celebrate 100 Years of Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

HB Studio, one of New York's legendary institutions for theater training and practice, presents HB Celebrates Leonard Bernstein at 100, an evening of songs from the musical theater works of Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Chatter: Starry Cast Set for West End CHESS - Ball, Burke, Head, Howar and Janson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Multiple sources have revealed a starry cast for the upcoming West End production of Chess at London's Coliseum. The cast is said to include Michael Ball (The Russian), Alexandra Burke (Svetlana), Murray Head (The Arbiter), Tim Howar (The American) and Cassidy Janson (Florence). (more...)

Photo Flash: Checkmate! Raul Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Karen Olivo Bring the Anthems of CHESS to Life at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the semi-staged Broadway Center Stage concert production of CHESS, the epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends. (more...)

Neil Simon's I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES Hits Patio Playhouse This Friday, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present I Ought to Be in Pictures by Neil Simon. In this charming comedy, Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently 'at liberty,' is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who has trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy (his sometime paramour) at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and -- hopefully -- this time, get it right. This hilarious piece by Neil Simon has all of the humor you'd expect when dropping a long-lost and nearly-grown daughter into her father's Hollywood home, but also addresses family dynamics head on, and touches on how, in finding where you come from, you just might find who you are meant to be. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present the world premiere production of Light Years. Directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Follies, Gigi, Million Dollar Quartet), this new musical features music, lyrics and book by Robbie Schaefer of the band Eddie from Ohio. Robbie journeys from his childhood in India to the joys and struggles of growing up, pursuing his passion and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father-and his father's haunted past. Light Years runs now thru March 4 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

SEWARD RISE SUPERSTAR llega a Escenes en l'Auditori
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Feb 14, 2018

Este fin de semana tendran lugar tres unicas funciones (16, 17 y 18 de febrero) de Escenes de l'Auditori en las cuales el colectivo de accion libre y sonora Seward y el actor y dramaturgo Jordi Oriol llevaran a cabo una perversion del musical de Andrew Lloyd Webber y Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

QUEEN ESTHER's DILEMMA, The Musical, To Open Off-Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Queen Esther's Dilemma, a musical by Samuel J. Bernstein, is inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, while exploring Jewish identity in all its complexities. This unique musical will open on March 1st at the Center for Jewish History, New York, for a total of 4 performances (March 1st, 4th, 13th and 18th). (more...)

BWW TV: David Thaxton Discusses His Return To LES MISERABLES
by Jamie Body - Feb 13, 2018

David Thaxton has returned to the cast of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre in the role of 'Javert'. (more...)


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Theo Ubique's SWEENEY TODD Opens 3/2 at No Exit Café
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Philip Torre, a baritone who has appeared on the stages of Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and others, will perform the title role of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. The production's Mrs. Lovett will be Jacquelyne Jones, who just completed a run in Firebrand Theatre's acclaimed production of LIZZIE and appeared in Theo Ubique's HONKY TONK ANGELS as well as Kokandy Productions' HEATHERS last season. (more...)

Lorenzo Rush, Jr Joins The Cast Of Porchlight Music Theatre's Porchlight Revisits THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

??????? Porchlight Music Theatre announced that Lorenzo Rush Jr has replaced James Earl Jones II in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) Artistic Director Terrence Mann and Executive Producer Matthew J. Pugliese are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series.  The second season under the artistic leadership of three-time Tony Award nominee Mann will include "Disaster!", "Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller In Concert" and "Jesus Christ Superstar". The Nutmeg Summer Series will run June 7 through July 22.  Subscription packages are on sale February 1 for the season. Single tickets will go on sale March 1, 2018, and are available at crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486 2113. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, will fill the Tacoma Little Theatre stage this Spring!   This production is directed and choreographed by Lexi Barnett, and musically directed by Leischen Moore. (more...)

Brief 2/12: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Reunion Concert, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 12, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Sutton Foster and more original cast members of Thoroughly Modern Millie reunite for a concert tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch John Legend in Two All New Promos For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2018

NBC has released a new promotional video for Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE IN CONCERT, airing on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The promo features new footage of John Legend, who will star as Jesus. Watch the video below! (more...)

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