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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.

Meet the Cast of TORCH SONG- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will begin previews tonight, Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Review: TITANIC is Huge at Servant Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 9, 2018

Servant Stage has done some great work, of course. They've put together delightful revues of everything from the Great American Songbook to gospel to bluegrass, and taken them on the road to nursing homes, parks, and other places that truly can use live professional entertainment. Over the past couple of years, however, they've also gotten more settled into single-location larger productions, still on their pay-what-you-will plan that gives them outreach to those who can't afford high ticket prices. (more...)

PRINZE, THE ONE-MAN SHOW Comes to Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Legendary actor and comedian Freddie Prinze comes to life on stage when Frigid New York, in association with Prinze LLC., presents PRINZE: THE ONE-MAN SHOW. (more...)

John Arthur Greene Stars In THESE ARE THE SHOWS I DIDN'T BOOK...AND WHY At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents John Arthur Greene in "These are the shows I didn't book…and why" on November 25th, 2018.  (more...)

A.R.T. Announces Cast And Creatives For EXTRAORDINARY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the casting and creative team for ExtraOrdinary, a cabaret retrospective celebrating ten years of musical theater at the A.R.T. The limited run begins on Friday, November 16 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and ends on Friday, November 30, 2018. (more...)

The Wick Theatre Goes Very Modern with PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

The Wick Theatre  in Boca Raton is proud to open their 2018-2019 season with the hilarious farce, The Pirates of Penzance. The Gilbert and Sullivan treasure returned to Broadway in 1981 under the direction of Joseph Papp and went on to win the Tony Award for "Best Revival." (more...)

BWW Review: GUADALUPE The Musical Is A Hearty Musical Treat
by Jared Echevarria - Oct 8, 2018

It has been a very busy theater season in Manila. The past months saw the premiere of productions offering different and often intriguing facets of life, which naturally would solicit interest into the prying eyes of the theater-going public. With so much theater goings-on, 'Guadalupe The Musical' stands tall as a beloved reminder of the nation's historical devotion and adherence to 'popular religiosity.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Educational Theatre 4th Annual BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL At Feinstein's/Below 54
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

The Educational Theatre Foundation's fourth annual Broadway Back to School event, benefiting school theatre education programs for schools in need, was held Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. (more...)

Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA Opens This at Broadway By The Bay
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Broadway by the Bay ends their 2018 season with four-time Tony Award winning Elton John + Tim Rice's AIDA.  In the time of Pharaohs, a beautiful Nubian princess is taken from her land. But when a bond between her and the future ruler of Egypt grows, loyalties are tested, and both must question their true heart's desire. From the Broadway legends that brought you The Lion King, Evita, and Billy Elliot comes this epic tale of love and courage.    (more...)

Forty Four Productions Will Release WEST END DOES: CHRISTMAS EP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Forty Four Productions will be launching a 'WEST END DOES: CHRISTMAS EP' featuring West End stars: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers), Rob Houchen (Eugenius), Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Bradley Jaden (Les Miserables), Rachel John (Hamilton), Rachel Tucker (Wicked) & Laura Tebbutt (School of Rock). All profits from the EP will be going to the fantastic work of Make-A-Wish UK. (more...)

Forty Four Productions Announces 'WEST END DOES: CHRISTMAS EP'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Forty Four Productions have announced that at their concerts on December 1st, they will be launching a 'WEST END DOES: CHRISTMAS EP' featuring West End stars: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers), Rob Houchen (Eugenius), Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Bradley Jaden (Les Miserables), Rachel John (Hamilton), Rachel Tucker (Wicked) & Laura Tebbutt (School of Rock). All profits from the EP will be going to the fantastic work of Make-A-Wish UK. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 21
by Audition Roundup - Oct 21, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 21, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Breaking News: BE MORE CHILL Movie in Development; Producers Set
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

Just in from Deadline, Shawn Levy's 21 Laps and Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Productions companies have been chosen as the producers for a future movie adaption of the Broadway-bound Be More Chill. No timetable has yet been set, and now that producers have been found, the hunt will be on for a film studio.  (more...)

Robert Cuccioli to Lead Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL, Hunter Foster Directs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals announces the full cast of their new production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with more Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brunella Platania : MICHAEL JACKSON - THE KING AND I al Teatro Altro Spazio
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Oct 19, 2018

Incontriamo Brunella Platania, performer che ha dato vita a tanti personaggi sui piu importanti palcoscenici italiani: Maria Maddalena in Jesus Christ Superstar, Sidonia in Tosca Amore Disperato, Ortensia in Aggiungi un posto a tavola, Mary Buttman in Georgie il Musical, Agnese ne I promessi Sposi, la Madre in Amor mio e tanti altri. Affianca la sua attivita di performer a quella di preparazione dei giovani che vogliono intraprendere la carriera teatrale con la sua attivita di coach vocale e insegnante nelle associazioni che dirige assieme alla sorella Maria Laura Platania, l'Associazione Platafisica e l'associazione Professione Spettacolo. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer For Signature Theater's BILLY ELLIOT in DC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the trailer for Signature Theater's Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical will run from October 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

THE PROM Original Broadway Cast Recording Available 12/14; Hear the First Single Now!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

It was announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording Of The Prom is set for digital release December 14th and physically January 11th.  Available for preorder now, the album is produced by Scott M. Riesett and Tony Award Nominee Matthew Sklar, with music by Sklar and lyrics by four-time Tony Award Nominee Chad Beguelin. (more...)

MATILDA Creates Magic At Village Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Village Theatre is elated to bring Roald Dahl's magical misfit Matilda to the stage in the hit musical that swept up five Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, and was named TIME's #1 Show of the Year in 2013. The production features an incredible cast of 15 local youth who have been training for their roles in music, acting, and CrossFit since June. They will be joined by some of the Puget Sound's best performers. (more...)

BWW Live Will Chat with KINKY BOOTS Star Mark Ballas On Tuesday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

On Tuesday, October 23, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with the star of Kinky Boots, Mark Ballas! (more...)

Award Winning Cast For Bucks County Playhouse's I HATE HAMLET, 11/9-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Tony award-winner, Elizabeth Ashley ("Take Her She's Mine") and Tony nominee Tom Hewitt ("The Rocky Horror Show") will headline a refreshed production of Paul Rudnick's witty, laugh out loud comedy, "I Hate Hamlet" at Bucks County Playhouse, November 9 - December 1. The play marks Ashley's return to the Playhouse after co-starring opposite Robert Redford in the pre-Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." (more...)

The West End Musical Brunch Launches Winter Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The West Ends leading musical theatre stars take centre stage at a series of spectacular brunches The West End Musical Brunch combines all the glitz and glamour of West End theatre into one action packed day of quality entertainment, food and bottomless booze. Produced by themed immersive experience specialist Neighbourhood Events and hosted at secret locations in the heart of theatreland, the West End Musical Brunch is a themed brunch like no other. Tickets start at £20. (more...)

by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Oct 18, 2018

Torna per la seconda stagione al Teatro Sistina di Roma il musical MAMMA MIA! che prosegue il suo secondo tour nazionale con molte date gia sold out. Dal debutto avvenuto a Londra nel 1999 questo musical e stato tradotto in 26 lingue, rappresentato in 50 paesi ed e stato visto da piu di 60 milioni di spettatori in tutto il mondo. (more...)

Audition, Dialect, Voice-Over Classes; Internships; Photographers; More in this Week's BWW Classifieds, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 10/18/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

Mykal Kilgore and More Updated Casting Announcements For Upcoming New York Pops Concerts At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Nikki Renee Daniels and Ryan Shaw will join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke for Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, replacing previously announced soloist Billy Porter, who has withdrawn from this performance due to a schedule conflict. Unforgettable celebrates Nat King Cole's centennial, featuring his greatest hits alongside special selections from legends that he inspired. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Justin Matthew Sargent, Conor Ryan & More Rehearse for Abingdon's CLOSER THAN EVER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company will soon present their special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to STAR Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

STAR Repertory Theatre, winner of the 2014-2017 San Diego A-List for Best Theatre Group, is San Diego's premier community theatre company. STAR Rep is proud to present their first paid actor adult production of ?Jesus Christ Superstar, in their newly renovated theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Escondido November 2-11, 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

The Old Globe will expand San Diego's celebration of the holidays with a world premiere American musical about family, faith, and the magic of Christmas. The Globe is delighted to announce the complete cast and creative team for Looking for Christmas, the new Clint Black Christmas musical, inspired by the country music legend's 1995 chart-topping holiday album. With music and lyrics by Clint Black, book by James D. Sasser with Black, based on an idea by Sasser and Black, music supervision and music direction by Matt Hinkley, and directed by Kent Nicholson, Looking for Christmas will run November 11 - December 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $39.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run November 11-19. Opening night is Tuesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: LIZZIE at the 5th Wall Theatre: Campy Carnage Has Entered The Basement...
by Brent Deekens - Oct 17, 2018

Plays Through The 3rd of November, 2018 at The Basement (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Storm Lever and More Will Perform The Music & Lyrics of Ben Caplan at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Geeks, Misfits, and Nobodies: The Music of Ben Caplan on November 11th, 2018, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Taylor Iman Jones Joins NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Following a sold-out performance in 2017, The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Concert returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, for a three-night engagement on Friday, October 26th; Wednesday, October 31; and Thursday, December 13, 2018. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Why Are Its PHANS So Obsessed With Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 16, 2018

What about the story keeps audiences coming back again and again to see The Phantom of the Opera? Is it the lushly romantic score composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber? Or could it be the costumes and scenery, so widely seen across the globe - and so easily identifiable as being from The Phantom - that they are considered iconic? Or could it be the mysteriously intriguing and sumptuously romantic Gaston Leroux story? (more...)

Morgan James Goes Cover-to-Cover On The WHITE ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Throughout her spectacular career, singer, songwriter, and Broadway actress Morgan James has taken on beloved roles and songs to give them her unique perspective and make them her own. She rocked the stage as Christ herself in an all-female version of Jesus Christ Superstar, took on a full-album acoustic cover of D'Angelo's Black Messiah, and brought the critics to their feet with her cover of Joni Mitchell's classic Blue album. (more...)

MIDTERM MAYHEM! A DOOMSDAY CABARET to Feature Excerpts From The New Musical RED SKY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

This month NY Madness is proud to co-present a Midterm Mayhem! A Doomsday Cabaret, featuring excerpts from the new musical, 'Red Sky'. Red Sky is a parable for our times, and features, Danielle Alonzo, Jonas Barranca, Eden Eernissee, Steven Halliwell, Timothy Mullins, Chuk Obasi, and Ansi Rodriguez. The show will take place on Sunday, October 28th at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). November 9th Forever is co-producing this special event. Also featuring Voting Rights activist Victor Pate from the National Action Network. (more...)

TRANSPARENT to End Final Season With Musical Episode
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Amazon series 'Transparent' will end with a musical episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The fifth season of the series will be it's last, and the final episode will be a musical episode, creator Jill Soloway told The New York Times.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bonnie Milligan, Conor Ryan & More Rehearse for Abingdon's CLOSER THAN EVER Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 15, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company will soon present their special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Ben Fankhauser Will Lead Starring Buffalo's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Broadway's Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Spring Awakening - Tour) will play Quasimodo in Starring Buffalo's upcoming concerts of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, joining previously announced cast members Dan'yelle Williamson (Memphis, Rocky the Musical) as Esmeralda, Jonah Platt (Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar - Live) as Phoebus, Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) as Clopin, and Keith Ersing (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Fiddler on The Roof) as Frollo. They will team with celebrated Buffalo actors Leah Berst, Charmagne Chi, Arianne Davidow, Matthew Iwanski-Jackson, Dudney Joseph, Ben Michael Moran, Katy Miner, Raphael Santos, and over 100 other contributing Western New York professional and student artists to create an unforgettable theatrical experience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andy Coxon Talks THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME
by Fiona Scott - Oct 15, 2018

Andy Coxon has been seen in Yank! A WWII Love Story, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and Hair. He is currently part of the cast of Scott Alan's song cycle The Distance You Have Come. Andy speaks to BroadwayWorld about the show. (more...)

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Just Off Broadway is a Beautiful and Creative Take on an Old Classic
by Kristen Price - Oct 14, 2018

It seems fitting that I would attend Just Off Broadway's thrilling performance of Jesus Christ Superstar on the 41st anniversary of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber show. Their production was the perfect way to celebrate the beauty and importance of the piece. You could say that I was predisposed to love it since it is my all-time favorite show, but I don't think it's that. JOB's pared down production perfectly captures the story and allows this fantastic cast to shine. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full ensemble for Richard II, opening 22 February 2019. Who are we as a nation post-Empire and pre-Brexit, and how do we speak truth to power? Who made this country and how do we move forward together? As we wrestle with questions of identity and ownership, we turn to our greatest playwright to reflect on 'This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England' as staged by the first-ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage. Co-directed by Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton, Adjoa will also play the titular role. (more...)

Karlin Musical Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

This month, Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Prague at the Karlin Musical Theatre! Performances will take place on October 25, 26, 27 and December 20 and 21. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, October 12- Hosanna! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens On Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 12, 2018

On this day, the original Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sally Mayes and More to Star in Georgia Stitt, Bob Banghart and John Strand's SNOW CHILD in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. On November 17t, SubCulture will present the show in a concert adaptation featuring KATE BALDWIN, MATT BOGART, FINA STRAZZA, GERARD CANONICO, SALLY MAYES and WILLIAM PARRY. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in Industry Reading of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young we be part of a special industry presentation of the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli, on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30pm at Bowlmore Times Square / POP Room. (more...)

Merle Dandridge Upped to Recurring Guest Star on MURPHY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Merle Dandridge (Greenleaf) will join season 1 of Murphy Brown on CBS as a recurring guest star. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Hudson & More Will Celebrate the Legacy of Craig Zadan at ETF Gala
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The life of late legendary producer Craig Zadan will be celebrated by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) - the organization dedicated to supporting theatre arts in schools and nurturing students all over the country - at the organization's annual West Coast gala Thespians Go Hollywood - Honoring the Life and Work of Craig Zadan. The celebration will take place on November 11, 2018 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' headquarters in North Hollywood.  The announcement was made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and Julie Cohen Theobald, President of the Educational Theatre Foundation. (more...)

Lynn University's BFA Program Reveals Student Cast In THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Lynn University's College of Arts and Sciences today revealed the student cast of the first performance by its new Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in drama program. The B.F.A. in drama is the most prestigious undergraduate degree available for theater students. Lynn's program offers students concentrated theatrical training that prepares them to work professionally in theater, movies and musicals. The program's first production is next week. (more...)

Rachel Tucker and More Cast in COME FROM AWAY's European Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Casting has been announced for COME FROM AWAY the Tony Award-winning musical which will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere at the Abbey Theatre from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019 before transferring to London's West End next year for performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January 2019. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes To Gilbert And Sullivan Society Of Bermuda 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Bermuda produces THE WIZARD OF OZ, running until Oct. 14.  (more...)

Sara Bareilles To Inspire Brooklyn Children's Theatre Kids To Be Brave
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Six-time Grammy nominated vocalist Sara Bareilles will be featured at the Brooklyn Children's Theatre's (BCT) first annual gala, BROOKLYN ON BROADWAY, a night of show tunes and inspiration to support musical theater scholarships. The event will also include performances from Broadway's Frozen stars Jelani Alladin and Patti Murin along with Jordan Fisher (Hamilton, Dancing with the Stars) at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street in New York on Monday, October 15, 2018. (more...)

GOOD GRIEF Begins Previews Tomorrow At Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will begin performances the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Thursday, October 11.  Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 30th. (more...)

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