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Jack Lawrence Theatre (New York, NY)
359 W. 48th St.

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Based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling

How did the Elephant get his trunk?br

How did the Leopard get his spots?br

How did the Rhinoceros get his skin?brbr

In the "Just So Stories," Rudyard Kipling created a magical world as he told his daughter fables of the animal kingdom. In "Just So," George Stiles and Anthony Drewe ("Honk!") have created a new musical that weaves five of Mr. Kipling's most famous tales together into a fanciful lesson about personal courage, individuality and friendship.

The US is Already in a Trade War, and Only Consumers Can Win It, Author Says
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018


Maine State Ballet Presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 3/23- 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

???????Maine State Ballet takes you down the rabbit hole this spring with a three week run of the comic ballet, Alice in Wonderland, March 23 through April 8, at Maine State Ballet's Lopez Theater. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Announces Cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE - Hannah Elless, Marin Ireland, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Krohn Talks MR. ROBOT and Post-Production for Television
by Brooke Yunis - Mar 6, 2018

Justin Krohn has built up an impressive resume over his career in the film industry. Over the years he has edited shows such as MR. ROBOT, TWIN PEAKS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, BLOODLINE, and is currently working on Sam Esmail's new show HOMECOMING. He took the time to speak with me about how he got into editing, the editing process of USA Network's MR. ROBOT, and the ins-and-outs of being a film editor. (more...)

Lyric Opera Presents LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS - A Gender Bending, Power-Dressing Cabaret Opera Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

???????Lyric Opera of Melbourne's 2018 season opens with Francis Poulenc's wacky comedy Les Mamelles de Tiresias (The Breasts of Tiresias). In what must be the craziest opera to ever take to the stage, the heroine explodes gender norms, biological constraints and even her own breasts! (more...)

Bourbon Express Premieres PICK ME UP With The Daily Country, New Album Out 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Brooklyn based honky-tonk band, Bourbon Express, announces the release of their latest studio-album, Cry About It Later, produced by Eric 'Roscoe' Ambel (Steve Earle, Joan Jett), on April 20, 2018. Today, The Daily Country premieres 'Pick Me Up', the first single from the album. 'Pick Me Up' is an autobiographical song written from the point of view of a newly wedded woman who's so depressed about being broke in the wake of her honeymoon that she wishes there was some kind of buzz she could get that would last until payday. Listen here. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Cooney Talks HAMLET Tour
by Rona Kelly - Mar 6, 2018

Almost two years after its first performance, the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed Hamlet returns to the stage. A revival of Simon Godwin's 2016 production, this international tour brings together old and new faces. As the tour reaches its London leg, James Cooney spoke to us about returning to the play, the bond between Horatio and Hamlet, and dealing with self-doubt as an actor. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Little Rock High School Performing Arts Center
by Theresa Bertram - Mar 4, 2018

North Little Rock High School's Theatre Arts Department did not disappoint with their production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carla R. Stewart Steps Into Shug Avery's Shoes In THE COLOR PURPLE
by Lauren Van Hemert - Mar 19, 2018

The national tour of THE COLOR PURPLE rolls into DPAC next month led by five members of the original Broadway cast, including Carla R. Stewart, who steps into Shug Avery's shoes. Stewart says she is blessed to be part of such a timely and timeless story. (more...)

Sarah Patrick Releases New Single THE WOMAN I AM, Produced by David Frizzell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

She plays guitar and is most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. She loves the music of Loretta Lynn and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sarah Patrick doesn't just act country … she is country. And now, recording artist Sarah Patrick releases her first single this week on Nashville America Records. (more...)

WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD Comes To The Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

One little ladybird will be embarking on a big adventure this Easter as Kenny Wax Family bring their colourful new production of What the Ladybird Heard to the Belgrade Theatre. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2018

Director and Producer, Bonnie Lythgoe is thrilled she now has the perfect cast announcing, MELISSA TKAUTZ will play the 'Good Fairy' in SLEEPING BEAUTY - "A KNIGHT AVENGER'S TALE" when it opens at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre on 29 June playing to 8 July and then to Sydney from 13 to 22 July 2018.  (more...)

BWW Interview: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Emma Grimsley
by Heidi Scheuermann - Mar 16, 2018

PHANTOM fans get excited, because the national tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is in New Orleans right now! That's right. Through March 25th you have the opportunity to get yourselves over to the Saenger Theatre and experience one of the most classic shows of all time. This year marks 30 years that the show has been on Broadway and what better way to celebrate than to go see the show in your own hometown? (more...)

BWW Blog: In a Crowd of Thousands
by Student Blogger: Jessica Medley - Mar 16, 2018

Hey again everyone and welcome back to my blog! A ton of things have happened since the last time I wrote, so I thought I'd detail the new news and delve into a bit about not losing hope as an actor. Forewarning… this has a very happy ending. (more...)

The New School's School Of Drama Presents Staged Readings At Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The School of Drama at The New School's College of Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Cherry Lane Mentor Project for their 2018 Graduating Class. Cherry Lane will present public industry readings for the School of Drama's graduating MFA Playwrights: Karina Billini, Blake Bishton, Nikhil Mahapatra, and Erica Mann. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nicholas Rashad Burroughs of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Wharton Center Says You Will Have New Abs From Laughing So Much
by Katie Laban - Mar 12, 2018

???????The completely new original musical Something Rotten! is appearing in East Lansing starting March 13th as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at the Wharton Center series. 'It is just a love letter to musical theatre and theatre in general,' said Nicholas Rashad Burroughs, on tour as the Minstrel in the production. 'It makes fun of things that you love about theatre and things you don't like about theatre and it makes you laugh.' (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Opera of St. Louis Presents L'ELISIR D'AMORE
by Steve Callahan - Mar 12, 2018

We went out into the chilly spring evening - and it became, for me, one of the most totally pleasing evenings of opera I've ever experienced. Winter Opera of St. Louis presented Donizetti's 'L'Elisir d'Amore' in a production that was as near perfection as one could ever ask. (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Radnor & Rosie Perez Head Back to High School for NBC's RISE
by Richard Ridge - Mar 10, 2018

In just days, NBC will premiere its newest drama, Rise, which airs Tuesday, March 13th at 10pm ET/PT following the season finale of 'This Is Us,' and debuts in its regular time period on Tuesday, March 20th at 9pm ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

Review: WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Celebrates the Struggles and Humor of Managing Your Weight in a World Filled with Temptation
by Shari Barrett - Mar 1, 2018

If you struggle with managing your busy schedule, making it to the gym, while you just can't say no to that giant chocolate chip cookie with your name on it, you aren't alone! Under the direction of Matthew E. Silva, WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jacobson and music by Vince Di Mura, takes us inside Miss Cook's Women's Gym where four women share their marital pitfalls, a "little more to love" body size issues, and their weakness for sweet treats. Their universal tales of weight loss struggle amid lives in turmoil will keep you laughing continuously, wishing it could assist you in losing a few pounds of your own during the 90 minutes of hysterics! (more...)

Amy Ross On Playing Elphaba in the WICKED UK Tour
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 31, 2018

BWW speaks to actress Amy Ross about playing Elphaba in the UK tour of Wicked and their run at the Edinburgh Playhouse in May. (more...)

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour's Ben Michael
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 30, 2018

Calling all humans! Tonight, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, and this is a show you absolutely don't want to miss. With music by the Gershwin brothers, book by Craig Lucas, and with the choreography and direction of Christopher Wheeldon, this show brings beauty and light to the aftermath of World War II in Paris. We follow three young men who are on a journey to find love and to find their way in the world through making art in a time when the world was struggling to recover. (more...)

Michelob ULTRA and Chris Pratt Show America That You Can Be Fit and Have Fun in Two New Super Bowl Commercials
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Today, Michelob ULTRA the fastest growing beer brand in the U.S. unveiled a new 30-second Super Bowl commercial starring actor Chris Pratt. Titled "The Perfect Fit," the spot chronicles Pratt's journey to prepare for his first ever TV commercial and it Just So happens to be for Super Bowl LII. Together with Michelob ULTRA, Pratt shows America that you don't have to choose between being fit and having fun, you can do both. (more...)

Review Roundup: Christina Bianco Led JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, which opened on January 25th and will run through March 25th. (more...)

by Leah Windahl - Jan 27, 2018


Brave New Workshop Announces The Start Of Their 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is thrilled to kick off their 60th Anniversary Season with the best of show, 'Age Against the Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits'. (more...)

Shortlist Announced for Fantastic For Families Awards 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Shortlisted organisations for the first Fantastic for Families awards have been announced, recognising excellence in arts and cultural provision for families. Winning organisations will be awarded at a ceremony on 1st March in Leeds. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 2017-2018 season with the irresistible Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. This production is directed by Alan Souza with choreography by Grady M. Bowman. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs January 19, 2018 - March 25, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Check Out an Interview With the Cast of THE COVER OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Tood, Weetsie, and Sybil are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a 'women's piece' as a career set-back, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth. 'A picture-perfect story' - New York Times. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carol Harrison Talks ALL OR NOTHING
by Alistair Wilkinson - Jan 24, 2018

Carol Harrison is probably best known for playing Louise Raymond in EastEnders. Her other screen work includes Brushstrokes, Get Back and London's Burning. Carol also works regularly in the theatre and has written, directed, produced the musical All or Nothing, which she also stars in. After three hugely successful tours, the show lands in the West End for the first time, this February. (more...)

VIDEO: Late Night Hosts Weigh In On OSCAR Nominations & Snubs
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Nominations for the 90th Annual ACADEMY AWARDS were announced yesterday, including a 21st nod for actress Meryl Streep. Late night hosts were eager to share their thoughts on this year's nominees and more importantly, this year's snubs. (more...)

BWW Review: Gin and Toxic Masculinity with Village Theatre's Brutal THE GIN GAME
by Amelia Reynolds - Jan 22, 2018

'The Gin Game' is a two-act, two person play about two septuagenarians playing cards together, bored in their retirement home. Neither Weller Martin nor Fonsia Dorsey have visitors on Visitor's Day, so they find themselves outside together, and kill time by playing gin rummy. They make polite conversation about their families both divorcees without family nearby and bond over mutual complaints about the retirement home's food. But round after round of gin, Fonsia, a gin rummy novice, beats Weller, and Weller gets increasingly frustrated with Fonsia's improbable winning streak. How could Fonsia keep beating him when he was the one who taught her how to play? (more...)

IMAGINARY WORLDS Back By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Imaginary Worlds returns this spring with a menagerie of all-new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden, both at the Midtown and Gainesville locations. (more...)

Pop-Music Writer Jesse Saint John Delivers New Debut Single MOVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Name a popstar, and chances are jesse saint john has written for them them. Camila Cabello? Yep. Charli XCX? You bet. Britney Spears? Of course. The genius behind some of the biggest and most successful global releases and your favorite songs of the past 5 years, jesse saint john is ready to step out of the shadow and into the spotlight, with his new track, “MOVE,” premiering on FADER. (more...)

The Skivvies Celebrate NATIONAL SINGLE APPRECIATION DAY at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will celebrate 'National Single Appreciation Day' with 'undie rock' sensation THE SKIVVIES and their new show 'Hit Singles' on Thursday, February 15. (more...)

Tails of Broadway: Meet Max von Essen & Daniel Rowan's Purrrfect Pocket!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 3, 2018

In this edition, meet ANASTASIA star Max von Essen and Daniel Rowan's super sweet, sphynx, Pocket! (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, Wilton's Music Hall
by Gary Naylor - Feb 28, 2018

Macbeth delivered by dancers in a unique space, beautifully lit, creating an electrifying theatrical experience. (more...)

Terry Fator Comes to Bellco Theatre, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

The Zarlengo Foundation proudly presents an evening of comedy with TERRY FATOR, LIVE at Bellco Theatre on Saturday, September 15th at 8pm. Tickets are $49.95 - $69.95 and go on sale Friday, March 2nd at 10am online at or charge by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Markiton Talks 'Big, Bold, Beautiful, and Fabulous' MAMMA MIA! at Aurora Theatre
by Hannah Montgomery - Feb 26, 2018

Kristin Markiton blew audiences away last year when she appeared as Francesca in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the Aurora Theatre, which earned her a Suzi Bass Award. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Stars of Stratford Festival's ROMEO AND JULIET Discuss Their Show's Jump to the Big Screen
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 26, 2018

In 2015, the Stratford Festival of Canada, under the leadership of Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney, committed to capturing the entire Shakespeare canon in HD. Several stage productions have been filmed and released in cinemas and on DVD in the past few years, and this past season, it was ROMEO AND JULIET's turn. One performance of this much lauded production, starring Sara Farb as Juliet and Antoine Yared as Romeo, was filmed late in the 2017 season. Its cinematic release is now upon us. It will be coming to select Cineplex theatres nationwide on March 3rd. Broadway World had the opportunity to chat with Ms. Farb and Mr. Yared about their experience playing these characters and what this jump to the big screen means to them. (more...)

BWW Review: HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL Tells Its Story Similar to The Original Film
by Jude Buot - Feb 25, 2018

Just when we thought a restaging of the musical adaptation of a highly-acclaimed Filipino film could never do wonders, we caught ourselves absolutely in awe of what was offered to us on the February 18 matinee of The Sandbox Collective's comeback musical, 'Himala: Isang Musikal' (its last one was 'Dani Girl' in 2014). Restaging may not even be the most appropriate word for this production. This version is more like a reimagination of what initially came to fruition 15 years ago. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Swale On Getting Into Writing & Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Feb 23, 2018

Jessica Swale is a director, screenwriter and Olivier award winning playwright. Her most recent stage adaptation The Jungle Book is currently touring, and she is working on no less than six separate screen projects. To say she's busy is an understatement. But, in her own words: 'I wanted to do everything!' In the first of our two part interview, Jessica looks back on her career so far. (more...)

BWW Interview: Caitlin Graci of I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Theatre Harrisburg
by Andrea Stephenson - Feb 22, 2018

A modern take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, I Love You Because first opened in 2006. What started as a grad project at NYU became a hit off-Broadway, and it is now about to open on the Krevsky Center stage at Theatre Harrisburg. With music by Joshua Salzman and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, this musical explores relationships from breakups to rebounds, from friends to lovers and the many foibles that we often experience in the modern dating world. Broadway World had the opportunity to sit down with Caitlin Graci, director of I Love You Because at Theatre Harrisburg, and to take a sneak peek at their upcoming production. (more...)

Cat And Nat Bring Their CAT AND NAT: THE FUN SHOW To Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????From "sleep" to "sex" - "Pampers" to "parenting"…and all other "Mom truths" in between, the hilarious duo of "Cat and Nat" has become a viral sensation, commiserating with moms and dads about the realities of parenting.  Now the success of their sassy videos is going live, on the road for CAT AND NAT: THE FUN SHOW. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Talks The GAY-B-C'S, The Transference Of Queer Culture, And Hope for The Future
by Troy Frisby - Feb 20, 2018

Already this year, Justin Sayre is working on a new book, a musical album produced by Julian Fleisher, and 'an episodic comedy-horror soap opera' called RAVENSWOOD MANOR, set to be performed like 'a live TV show,' among numerous other projects. But first, the ever-busy performer will return to Joe's Pub with a new series called JUSTIN SAYRE'S GAY-B-C'S: A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAY CULTURE IN 5 PARTS. (more...)

Swedish Artist Becky & The Birds Releases New Single HOLDING ON
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Swedish singer and producer Becky & The Birds has today released her debut single 'Holding On'. The song premiered with Clash who called it, “Imaginative, eclectic alt-pop, her mosaic of colours has a lush quality, fusing dank, trip-hop styled percussive snaps to soulful vocals.” The song is a genre-spanning blend of lush electronics, with nods to trip-hop and '90s R&B alongside beautiful samples plucked from nature. The result is similar to the likes of SZA, Solange or Ella Fitzgerald. (more...)

2018 Pyeongchang 2/14 Primetime Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

2018 Pyeongchang 2/14 Primetime Highlights (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Chance Theater presents Touching Musical VIOLET
by Michael Quintos - Feb 15, 2018

A quieter, more down-to-earth musical-but done so with a bellowing musical prowess thanks to book writer and lyricist Brian Crawley and composer Jeanine Tesori-VIOLET explores the multiple layers of feelings associated with being and living life as an 'other' within an environment that promotes (and unfairly rewards) societal normalcy and uniformity-and all the baggage that comes with it. The delicate yet still poignantly powerful 1997 award-winning off-Broadway musical continues its regional premiere production (based on the 2014 Broadway revival) at Orange County's Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 4, 2018. (more...)

Meet The Cast Of HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH By Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Once upon a time in 1955, a magical kingdom was built on the founding principles of dreams, American idealism, and our wildest hopes. Eight years later, a quintessential American family reeling from the loss of their King embarks on a quest for restoration and deliverance in this kingdom. 50 years later, their expedition is brought to dazzling life in an effort to understand one's place in family, the American way, and whether happiness is truly a place where dreams come true. (more...)

Two Former Child Stars From ONCE The Musical Perform 'Falling Slowly' For Broadway Kids Jam
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Broadway Kids Jam has released their new cover video, 'Falling Slowly', from the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical, Once. Two child stars who played the role of Ivanka in the hit musical, Mckayla Twiggs (Once, Les Miserables, Anastasia) and Madeleine Pace (Once), join Joshua Turchin (The Pill, TrevorLIVE LA, A Christmas Story Broadway National Tour) in this performance. The children accompany themselves. (more...)

Debut of the Month: Mama Has Provided! ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's Alex Newell
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2018

Today, Alex Newell speaks with BWW about making his Broadway debut and explains why even in the bleakest of times, there's always hope for what the future can bring! (more...)

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