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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.

Tony Christie to Show Cambridge the Way to Amarillo in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Panto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Cambridge Arts Theatre has announced that chart-topping legend Tony Christie will lead the cast of its 2017 family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, in the role of The King...of Amarillo! (more...)

Assembly Hall Theatre Announces ALADDIN as 2017 Christmas Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Director of Assembly Hall Theatre, John Jackson-Almond today announced the all-star cast for the Christmas pantomime, Aladdin. (more...)

Quality Hill Playhouse presents I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

To kick off its season exploring what catapults a piece of music from being merely a song to being a standard in the hallowed pantheon known as the Great American Songbook, Quality Hill Playhouse explores Broadway tunes that became part of American popular culture with its latest production, I've Got a Crush on You, opening September 29. (more...)

DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS Coming to Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

The music of American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington will be celebrated at Music Theater Works, October 6-15, 2017, at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Broadway-Bound KING KONG Will Get Developmental Lab This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, King Kong, will arrive on Broadway in 2018, but before it does, the musical will get a developmental lab this fall. According to an Equity casting notice, a lab will take place this November in preparation for its upcoming Broadway run. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Barry Dennen
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actor Barry Dennen, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Pontius Pilate in both the original Broadway and film versions of Jesus Christ Superstar, passed away this morning in Burbank, CA where he was in hospice care. According to close friend Lucy Chase Williams, the actor had suffered a brain injury after a fall at home in June. He was 79. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends Smash-Hit FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, announces the extension of Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, now runs through October 15, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets to extension performances of Five Guys Named Moe are on sale and available by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472 or (more...)

Tim Minchin to Receive Qantas Australians in Film's Orry-Kelly Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

The multi-talented Tim Minchin will be honored with the Qantas Orry-Kelly Award which celebrates an Australian who has contributed to the national identity of Australia with their body of work and has created opportunities and inspiration for other Australians internationally. (more...)

QUARTET to Sing at Bristol Riverside Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Learning to age gracefully is the theme of Bristol Riverside Theatre's next Mainstage production, Quartet by Ron Harwood running October 31-November 19. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Keith Baker, Joy Franz, Laural Merlington, and Nick Ullett. (more...)

Levine & Blackstone's AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR Gets Northeast Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

American Dance Spectacular' will be performed at The Ridgefield Playhouse (Oct 22, CT), Schimmel Center (Oct 21, NYC), and OnStage at Kingsborough (Oct 28, Brooklyn) this month. (more...)

Rising Star Competition Continues Into Week Two with Special Guests Leo Ash Evens, Joel Waggoner, and Adam Overett
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

The fourth season of the RISING STAR competition continues Tuesday October 10th! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, October 7- Happy Birthday, Tim Minchin!
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2017

Today we celebrate the birthday of Broadway composer and Tony nominee, Tim Minchin! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Flying Elephant Productions to Launch Inaugural Season with 'WE THE PEOPLE' at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Flying Elephant Productions has announced its inaugural season, launching this winter with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political song cycle about the 2016 election, which takes audiences from the conventions through election night and its immediate aftermath into the realization of Trump's America and finally, a call to action from We The People. (more...)

Angela Ingersoll to Star as 'Judy Garland' in END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre, with Angela Ingersoll starring as Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter, featuring musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and directed by Michael Matthews. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie Announces New Season For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his new season for 2018. (more...)

Tom Morris' THE GRINNING MAN to Open at Trafalgar Studios in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The critically acclaimed production of The Grinning Man, directed by Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on the classic Victor Hugo (Les Mis rables) novel, The Man Who Laughs, will take over Studio 1 at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December, following a hugely successful autumn 2016 premiere at Bristol Old Vic. (more...)

Cast Announced For European Premiere Of LITTLE WOMEN At Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The cast has been revealed for the European premiere of Little Women The Musical when it comes to Manchester this Autumn. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Announces Cast for November Production of GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce casting for the first production in its 2017-18 season, Gypsy, playing November 14 through 19 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Written and directed by Mike Wiley, this play is adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides and shares these struggles through music that ranges from spirituals to Bob Dylan. (more...)

Mathews Entertainment to Bring 'PRACTICALLY PERFECT' and 'MUSIC OF THE KNIGHT' to Reilly Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Mathews Entertainment, an Ocala-based national touring company, has announced that it has reached a two-show agreement with the Reilly Arts Center for the 2017-18 performance season. (more...)

Adrian Blake Enscoe and Sydney Shepherd to Star in New Musical BILLY AND THE KILLERS at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Actor, novelist and award-winning playwright Jim Shankman, who recently debuted his newest play, Heartless Bastard, as part of the SubletSeries@HERE, has announced that his new musical, Billy and the Killers, will make its world premiere this November at HERE! Arts Center (located at 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Granite Theatre of Westerly presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The Granite Theatre of Westerly, announces the opening of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar , music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The show that changed the musical theatre world 45 years ago about a man who changed the world 2000 years ago! The show opens Friday October 20, 2017 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through November 19, 2017. Producer/ Artistic Director for the theatre is David Jepson. (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Launches 13th Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre's thirteenth season as the Valley's leading producer of musical theatre begins on October 13 with the acclaimed Broadway hit Man of La Mancha, which will run through November 11. (more...)

Cast Complete for West End Transfer of John McCrea-Led EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible. (more...)

'Rodeo Drive, Baby': Catching Up with PRETTY WOMAN Star, Orfeh
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2017

Tony Award nominee Orfeh will return to Broadway in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL. Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall's PRETTY WOMAN,the new musical will arrive on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Lola Gets Funky- Watch Billy Porter Perform a KINKY BOOTS Remix!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2017

Below, watch as Porter performs a remix of Kinky hits during a recent concert in his hometown of Pittsburgh! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Launches Free Shout-Out Series in Shelby County
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company officially launches its tenth anniversary season this week when it brings Romeo and Juliet to the historic outdoor train depot and platform in Collierville Town Square on Saturday, October 7 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Final Cast Announced to Join Josie Lawrence in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Final casting is announced to join multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actors and comedians, in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Resign from House of Lords
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

According to the Mirror, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, currently represented on Broadway with School of Rock, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, will resign from the House of Lords today. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce this year's line-up for the MIDDAY CABARETS and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted byCome From Away's Caesar Samayoa, which are part of the 29th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 15
by Audition Roundup - Oct 15, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 15, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Christmas Show ALICE IN WINTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston has just announced full casting for its Christmas show, Alice in Winterland, based on Lewis Carroll's timeless books Alice Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. (more...)

Art and Politics Will Collide in Rubicon's TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) opens the company's 2017-2018 20th Anniversary Season with a provocative and gripping drama based on the story of German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtw ngler, who remained in Germany after Hitler's rise to power and was later accused of being a Nazi sympathizer. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Ryan Silverman and More to BLAME CANADA! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Blame Canada! It's Canada's 150th, so let's celebrate. From Come From Away to Ride The Cyclone, Canadian musicals are making their mark in New York and around the world. (more...)

Hit Family Musical ENDANGERED! Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 13, 2017

The hit family musical ENDANGERED! will once again extend its life at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street), now with two performances each Saturday at 11am and 3pm, beginning Saturday, October 28, 2017. (more...)

Cole Burden, Natascia Diaz, Bobby Smith and More Round Out CRAZY FOR YOU Cast at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Signature Theatre's production of The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You will run from November 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis To Star in the New Rock Musical BULLDOZER: THE BALLAD OF ROBERT MOSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Karen Carpenter will direct Constantine Maroulis in the upcoming limited off-Broadway engagement of BULLDOZER: THE BALLAD OF ROBERT MOSES, a new rock musical about Robert Moses as he pushes his way through the city of New York, building parkways and bridges to make the city move. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 12, 2017
by - Oct 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Fiore Barbini to Make Cabaret Debut at 53 Above Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Fiore Barbini makes his NYC cabaret debut in I'M STILL HERE: My Story. The Songs of Leading Ladies. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emma Fielding On A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 12, 2017

Actress Emma Fielding's work ranges from Arcadia, Private Lives and The King's Speech to Terror and The School for Scandal. She's now playing Mrs Allonby in Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre, currently in previews. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kids' A+ Performance Gives School of Rock a Passing Grade
by Paul Batterson - Oct 12, 2017

Remember Andrew Lloyd Webber, the composer of such Broadway standards as Jesus Christ Superstar, CATS, EVITA, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? You know the King Midas of the West End? The crown prince of Broadway? (more...)

Breaking: ROCKTOPIA to Mash Up Mozart, Queen, Tchaikovsky, Pink Floyd and More on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

This spring, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will rock Broadway for six epic weeks, March 20 - April 29, 2018 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). (more...)

Three New Leaders Added to Garden Theatre Core Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

The Garden Theatre welcomes three new staff members to its core leadership team: Rob Winn Anderson as Artistic Director, Melissa Braillard as Marketing Director, and Linn LeBlanc as Development Director. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Tapped for Title Role in KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

KRIS KRINGLE The Musical has found its Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus! ...Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods, Guys & Dolls) will play Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus, respectively, in the original holiday musical, featuring previously announced Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods). (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces additional casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Dances to The British Theatre Academy this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The British Theatre Academy is to present The Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the global hit sensation Hamilton at The Stockwell Playhouse on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at TUTS' Broadway-Aimed THE SECRET GARDEN in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-Aimed 5th Avenue Theatre Company and the Shakespeare Theatre Company co-production of THE SECRET GARDEN presented by Theatre Under The Stars. (more...)

Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2017

The first stage production of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, based on the Dreamworks animated feature, is now on stage at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the production! (more...)

Reston Players Present Broadway Classic AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2017

Aida, winner of four Tony Awards and featuring music by pop legend Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, will be sweeping the Reston Community Center stage for 10 extraordinary performances. This musical is popular and special because its story combines a tragedy of love and intriguing politics. Although set in Egypt centuries ago, theatergoers will experience the tension created by the forbidden love between a Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter. (more...)

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