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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.

BWW Interview: ODISSI DANCER Madhur Gupta On Aarambh
by Zofeen Maqsood - Sep 8, 2018

An evening of Odissi dance and music by Madhur Gupta and troupe presenting some new choreographic works by the artist, and classics by his Guru Sharon Lowen, and her Guru Padma Vibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra (more...)

BWW Review: Country Comic Legend Minnie Pearl Comes to Life at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 8, 2018

Country comedy legend Minnie Pearl is brought to life thanks to Minnie Pearl: All The News From Grinder's Switch, a musical comedy revue making its debut this weekend at Nashville's Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in a very limited, four performance engagement through September 13. Directed with obvious respect by Joy Tilley Perryman and featuring a top-flight ensemble of tremendously talented actors, the newly created show from Belmont University professor and music historian Don Cusic takes a lovingly nostalgic look at the show business career of Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, the Hickman County native who rose to the top ranks of country stardom with the comic creation of her alter ego. (more...)

BWW Review: PJMA Theater Productions Launches Its First Show with BARE: A POP OPERA
by Peter Nason - Sep 8, 2018

Although I admire any new theatre company that wants to do edgy, provocative work, this was not my favorite show. (more...)

Boston Manor Release Sophomore Album WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

BOSTON MANOR's second album Welcome To The Neighbourhood has been released today via Pure Noise Records and is available now on Spotify and iTunes. The second studio album from Boston Manor, Welcome To The Neighbourhood elevates the band from their 2016 album Be Nothingboth lyrically and sonically. “I think the time between the last record and this one, we kind of thought we knew who we were,” explains vocalist Henry Cox, “But we've realized that even now we're still figuring that out. Before, we were scared to try stuff, whereas on this record there were no limits. We wanted to push ourselves, instead of being terrified to dip just one little toe in the wrong direction.” (more...)

Photo Flash: PARK90 Presents the World Premiere of DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Distance, the only male-directed play in PARK90's season, shining a light on male mental health and suicide (the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK) with the story of Steven: a man trying to make sense of his world. Written by Alex McSweeney and directed by Simon Pittman (Associate Director, Frantic Assembly), the cast includes Doreene Blackstock, Adam Burton, Richard Corgan, Lindsay Fraser and Abdul Salis. (more...)

UMKC Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaborations with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies and ranked by Hollywood Reporter as having the #17 best graduate acting program in the English-speaking world as well as being selected one of the top ten Costume Design and Technology programs in the country, UMKC Theatre announces its 2018-19 season. (more...)

BOSTON MANOR Release 'England's Dreaming,' New Album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' Out Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

BOSTON MANOR's second album Welcome To The Neighbourhood will be released this Friday and the band have unveiled a final taster with their new song 'England's Dreaming,' which is streaming now. Vocalist Henry Cox says that it's 'Probably my favourite track on the record. The song's about waking up one day and realizing you have nothing in common with  your fellow man.' This feeling of isolation and an over-riding sense of bleakness is a thread that can be followed through much of Welcome To The Neighbourhood. It's an affecting collection of songs that inhabits a world rife with poverty and drug addiction, boarded up shops, and a population unable to escape a predicament they didn't even know they were in. The song is now available on iTunes and Spotify.  (more...)

She Believed She Could: Abby DePhillips On Finding Your Path
by Amanda Prahl - Sep 4, 2018

If you haven't heard of Abby DePhillips yet, now would be a good time to get acquainted. The social-media maven and up-and-coming producer is a rarity in the theatre world: a star in the making who has never actually set foot on a Broadway stage. Instead, she's quickly becoming an icon for people who are passionate about theatre but are seeking a different path, away from audition rooms and bright spotlights.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Cast Of WICKED Share Their Favourite Moments From The Show
by Fiona Scott - Sep 28, 2018

Wicked is celebrating 12 gravity defying years in London's West End. The show is a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It centres on the narrative of Glinda (Sophie Evans) and Elphaba (Alice Fearn) and how they come to be known respectively as Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in Franklin F. Baum's beloved 1900 novel. (more...)

BWW Review: ALICE OSWALD'S MEMORIAL, Barbican Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 28, 2018

Alice Oswald's epic re-imagining of The Iliad developed into an extraordinary theatrical event that provides intellectual nourishment, but makes great demands on its audience. (more...)

Julie Kramer Unveils Photography Exhibition: THE BASEMENT ARCHIVES: VOL I: THE GHOSTS OF WFNX: Two Weeks Only!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Photographer and revered long-time on-air radio personality Julie Kramer will unveil her rock & roll photography exhibition The Basement Archives: Volume One: The Ghosts of WFNX, featuring portraits and behind-the-scenes images of celebrity musicians. The exhibition takes place at The Factory, located at 545 Washington Street, in downtown Lynn, MA. (more...)

Julie Kramer Unveils Photography Exhibition THE BASEMENT ARCHIVES: VOL I: THE GHOSTS OF WFNX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Photographer and revered long-time on-air radio personality Julie Kramer will unveil her rock & roll photography exhibition The Basement Archives: Volume One: The Ghosts of WFNX, featuring portraits and behind-the-scenes images of celebrity musicians. The exhibition takes place at The Factory, located at 545 Washington Street, in downtown Lynn, MA. (more...)

The Skivvies Bring I TOUCH MY ELF to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

This holiday season, the "musically thrilling," award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies-featuringLauren Molina and Nick Cearley-bring their holiday show, I Touch My Elf, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Thursday, December 13 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Interview: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at Everyman Theatre Director Amber Paige McGinnis
by Charles Shubow - Sep 25, 2018

I had the opportunity to meet the DirectorChoreographer of Everyman Theatre's DANCING AT LUGHNASA after opening night at Forno's Restaurant. She was a real delight and I thought would make a good interview. I was so right! (more...)

BWW Interview: Joshua McGuire Talks I'M NOT RUNNING
by Rona Kelly - Sep 24, 2018

Actor Joshua McGuire returns to the National Theatre this year, to appear in David Hare's new play I'm Not Running. Chatting to him during rehearsals, Joshua shares his love of new writing, what the play is (and is definitely not) about, and his journey from audience to actor at the National. (more...)

Debut of the Month: We're Mad About Her! Peppermint Makes Her Broadway Debut in HEAD OVER HEELS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 24, 2018

Today, Peppermint speaks to BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut and explains why performing on a Broadway stage 'feels like home.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Andy Richardson in WICKED at the Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - Sep 21, 2018

As WICKED continues to entertain audiences all over the world, it has proven that WICKED has true staying power. It's full of entertainment from start to finish and everywhere in between. WICKED is beloved and enjoyed by all ages and many who are happy to see it again and again. It will be in San Antonio, Texas at the Majestic Theatre from September 26 - October 14, 2018. BWW SA recently caught up with San Antonio native Andy Richardson who has recently joined the cast of WICKED and is very excited to make his debut on the stage of the Majestic Theatre; a theater he enjoyed as a child and a theater that helped spark his dream to perform someday. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The premiere of the American musical, 'Bromance:The Dudesical', arrives at The Other Palace this October. After hotly contested auditions, the production team are delighted to announce the incredible cast. (more...)

BWW Interview: HAMILTON's Conroe Brooks
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 19, 2018

Being in HAMILTON is just as challenging, amazing and fun as it seems, says Phillip Tour's Conroe Brooks. (And Minneapolis is awesome, too.) (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Talk COMPANY
by Rona Kelly - Sep 19, 2018

West End shows will find themselves in good company later this month. Company returns to the London stage in a reworked version by Marianne Elliott, set in the modern day and featuring gender swaps of characters. Jonathan Bailey take on the roles of Paul and Jamie respectively. Sharing their experiences of Sondheim, the two talk rehearsals, what could drive them crazy, and throw down the gauntlet to Hamilton! (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Morrison Will Bring Glee to Bay Area Cabaret; Recalls Weinstein Woes on Broadway
by Wayman Wong - Sep 17, 2018

Matthew Morrison couldn't be more 'Glee'-ful about launching Bay Area Cabaret's 15th Anniversary Season on Sept. 30 at the world-famous Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. 'I love places that have so much history,' says the Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee. Among the celebrated singers who've sung there: Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee and Tina Turner. And in 1961, Tony Bennett first performed 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' there, which is especially apt since the Fairmont sits high upon Nob Hill, 'where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars.' (more...)

Review Roundup: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Drury Lane presents Little Shop of Horrors, with music by Alan Menken and book by Howard Ashman and direction and choreography by Scott Calcagno with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Little Shop of Horrors runs September 6 - October 28, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces Part Two of its Fourth Season - ALL MY SONS, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Matthew Warchus' fourth season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic completes with an Arthur Miller double-bill, a World Premiere by Lucy Prebble and a special One Voice performance. These productions form Part 2 of the season, and follow the previously announced Part 1 consisting of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company's production of SYLVIA; Annie-B Parson's 17c; Emma Rice's Wise Children; and A Christmas Carol - for which today we also announce further casting. (more...)

Friday 5(+1): The Cast of HAIRSPRAY At The Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2018

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre transports audiences back to Baltimore - the capital of big hair and the city of big dreams - in 1962 with their production of Hairspray, now onstage through September 29. This weekend (which features the company's annual fundraising gala on Saturday night) kicks off the second weekend of the show's multi-week run in Historic Downtown Clarksville. (more...)

Full On EEEEEATSCON: The Infatuation Announces What's to Discover at New York City's New Kind of Food Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ The Infatuation is proud to announce the line-up and slate of events for New York's first EEEEEATSCON festival. Following two successful turns in Los Angeles, the popular single day food festival is coming home to the brand's roots, featuring some of the best restaurants from New York City and beyond. The day will no doubt be filled with excellent food, quality drink, inspiring speakers, creative musical performances, and one-of-a-kind sponsor activations. (more...)

THE 'M' WORD Provides A Look Into the Minds of Millennials
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

26 year old Toronto actor Hannah Engelhardt sits in a sweltering rehearsal studio just off of Pape and Danforth. Like many others, she has been acting since being dragged to her first class as a child. Today she is waiting for her cast to rehearse, as they gear up to perform at the John Candy Box Theatre in just a few short weeks. For all three members of The M Word, this will be their official introduction to the Toronto theatre scene. (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: NIGHTWALK IN THE CHINESE GARDEN at The Huntington
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 12, 2018

When writer/director Stan Lai has an idea for a new play, people take notice. He is the most celebrated Chinese language playwright and director in the world and his body of work - which to date includes 35 original plays - has redefined how we think about the art form itself. With such well-known works as Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, his epic, eight-hour A Dream Like a Dream, and That Evening, We Performed Crosstalk, he has continued to study the human condition with great thoughtfulness while inspiring countless theatremakers around the world to reach beyond the familiar. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacob McKee of ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Sep 12, 2018

'I applaud the Warehouse for taking this wild, crazy, zany story and really working to make it reflective of the beautiful, diverse world we live in.' (more...)

Five Things We Learned From Daniel Radcliffe and the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale are getting ready to bring The Lifespan of a Fact to the Broadway stage. BroadwayWorld chatted with the cast recently about the upcoming production. Here are a few things we learned! (more...)

BWW Feature: PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Spring Mountain Ranch
by Debbie Hall - Sep 11, 2018

Turning 21 years of age is a milestone, even in 1879 as young Frederic, a pirate in training, has fallen for the lovely Mabel. However, a big obstacle stands in the way of true love. What will Frederic do? Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance showcases his quandary with musical, humor, and a timeless story as presented by Sin City Opera with Super Summer Theatre through Sept. 22. (more...)

BWW Interview: Susan Dennard's TRUTHWITCH Picked Up by Jim Henson Studio for TV Development!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 10, 2018

It is a fantastic time for fantasy novels. More and more are being picked up by studios for development thanks to the smashing success of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and, most recently, Game of Thrones. The latest series to be picked up is Susan Dennard's Witchlands. The series begins with TRUTHWITCH, continues with WINDWITCH, and has a spin-off entitled SIGHTWITCH. The next book, entitled BLOODWITCH, comes out on February 12, 2019, with another two books still to be released.  (more...)

Huey Lewis Talks Bringing His Music to the Stage in THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News, is making its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego, led by Broadway's Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke. Huey Lewis himself chatted with The San Diego Union-Tribune about bringing his music to the stage.  (more...)

BWW Review: Nomadic #TCTheater Company Frank Theatre Opens their 30th Season with THE VISIT Staged in the Minnesota Transportation Museum
by Jill Schafer - Oct 9, 2018

To open their 30th season, intrepid nomadic #TCTheater company Frank Theatre is bringing us THE VISIT in the Minnesota Transportation Museum. This is actually the second play I've seen in this unique and super cool venue (see also Wayward and Mission's co-production of GHOST TRAIN). Both plays are set (at least partly) in a train station, so the museum is a perfect location. Filled with vintage train equipment and displays (which you can wander through before the show and at intermission), the museum is fascinating but also kind of dark and creepy and cold, and smells a little like a garage. Which is the perfect atmosphere for Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt's absurd 'tragicomic' play. This is a very Frank play, with a huge and talented cast and great commitment to the highly stylized design and tone of the play. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ari'el Stachel- Searching for an Identity, An Apostrophe and a Tony
by Harry Haun - Oct 5, 2018

In his third-floor dressing room at the Barrymore Theater, Ari'el Stachel harbors a priceless little trinket: his brand-new Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Casting Announced For The San Francisco Playhouse Production Of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rebecca McKinnis and Lee Ross Discuss EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Fiona Scott - Oct 4, 2018

Rebecca McKinnis and Lee Ross have recently joined the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, a tale of a Sheffield schoolboy's fight for acceptance which has been playing at the Apollo Theatre since November 2017. They speak to BroadwayWorld about the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jay Paranada is Evil Sidekick Iago in Disney's ALADDIN
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 4, 2018

I remember the first time I saw Disney's Aladdin in the movie theatre as a kid. I was only 4 years old, and I was both mystified, entertained, in love with the music, and terrified. So much wrapped up into one movie! A street rat who at heart is a really good guy, but just a little lost and trying to find his place in the world. A princess who teaches us that all the money and comforts in the world don't necessarily bring you joy and that we should always stand up for ourselves. A Genie who grants wishes and ultimately earns his freedom. An evil sorcerer and his trusted sidekick who want nothing more than to rule the world and destroy anyone in their path. But also, there's amazing music and lots of dancing. How could you NOT love this story?! (more...)

BWW Review: 12 Books About Comic Con, fanfic writers, & fan illustrators, no matter what fandom you're a part of
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Oct 4, 2018

Happy Comic Con Week! Whether you're going to be home this weekend scrolling social media feeds and watching YouTube videos wishing you were at SDCC or sitting in an hours-long line waiting to get into a panel or meet a favorite actor and looking to kill time, here are some books (or ebooks for your phone!) that you can whip out and read. These will put you in the spirit for sure! Some of these books take place at various Comic Cons (including both NYCC and SDCC!), while others are about the fans and fanfiction writers and fan artists that make up the fabric of fandom! (more...)

BWW Interview: Melissa Benoist Talks About Carole King, Supergirl, and Her Summer on Broadway
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 2, 2018

Melissa Benoist was in San Diego for Comic Con this summer and while talking about playing Supergirl she also had a few things to say about performing on Broadway. Read this then got to to get tickets to see BEAUTIFUL playing through October 7th. (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...)

Keller Williams' Pettygrass to Perform at the CCA on 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Keller Williams and eclectic bluegrass quintet The Hillbenders will perform live at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Downtown Concord, NH on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30PM, in a new Tom Petty-inspired project titled “Keller Williams' PettyGrass”. (more...)

BWW Interview: Six Degrees of Gavin Creel on the road to the Venetian Room in San Francisco.
by Robert Sokol - Oct 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld-San Francisco Senior Editor Robert Sokol takes Creel on a trip down memory lane to revisit his Main Stem alter egos in advance of his debut at Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel as part of producer Marilyn Levinson's fifteenth anniversary season of Bay Area Cabaret in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Interview: Genny Lis Padilla & David Guzman of North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 12, 2018

From October 16th-21st, North Carolina Theatre will be opening their 2018-19 season with a production of Lin-Manuel Miranda & Quiara Alegria Hudes' 2008 award-winning musical, In the Heights, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. I was recently able to get in touch with two of the cast members, Genny Lis Padilla and David Guzman. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Lesli Margherita, and More Will Strip Down with the Skivvies for HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will welcome back the "undie rock" sensation THE SKIVVIES with a special "Halloween Hootenanny" on Wednesday, October 31 at 10:30 PM. The duo made up of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley will welcome special guests from Broadway and beyond including Lesli Margherita, Alice Ripley, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Dan DeLuca, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Isaac Cole Powell, Vasthy Mompoint, Tamika Lawrence, Diana Huey and Conor Ryan. (more...)

Jess Glynne Releases New Album, ALWAYS IN BETWEEN
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Jess Glynne - singer, star, voice of the street and the only British female to achieve 7 number 1 singles is the ultimate, modern British popstar. Today she releases her hugely anticipated second album “Always In Between,” featuring the UK #1 single 'I'll Be There', follow up smash hit 'All I Am' alongside the new Ed Sheeran co-penned single 'Thursday' which arrived yesterday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron McDaniel and CHARLEYS AUNT at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 11, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present 'Charley's Aunt' the hilarious 19th century comedy of manners by Brandon Thomas. Directed by Joe Discher, performances begin on 1024. interviewed Aaron McDaniel who will play Jack Chesney in the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Miranda Larson Talks LITTLE BABY BUM LIVE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 10, 2018

Miranda Larson is a writer and director for children's TV and theatre. Her current project is the stage version of the massively popular YouTube channel Little Baby Bum, which combines animated videos with traditional nursery rhymes and children's songs. Little Baby Bum Live is now touring the UK. (more...)

CURTAINS: The Musical Comedy Whodunit Opens At Music Mountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Musical Comedy and Murder have never been funnier together! From the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, Curtains: The Musical Comedy Whodunit, opens at Music Mountain Theatre on Friday, October 5. This hysterical, but not often performed, show was chosen to be part of MMT's second season by audience members in a contest held during the theatre's first season. (more...)

Portfolio Masterclasses To Return with Julie Atherton, Cassidy Janson, Oliver Savile, Danielle Tarento
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018


Debut of the Month: Welcome to Our World! Robby Clater Makes His Broadway Debut in PRETTY WOMAN
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2018

Today Robby Clater speaks to BroadwayWorld about making his Broadway debut in a show which takes the true spirit of the iconic film PRETTY WOMAN and brings it to a whole new generation of theater-goers. (more...)

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