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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.





Debut of the Month - Storm Lever Brings 'Hot Stuff' to SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 29, 2018

Talented triple threat Storm Lever speaks to BWW about making it the mission of her Broadway debut to honor Donna Summer and make the Disco Diva proud. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeremiah James Talks IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 28, 2018

Jeremiah James is an actor, writer, and producer who has worked in New York, LA, London, and many other cities. He's the lead producer of It Happened in Key West, as well as coming up with the original concept and writing the book for this quirky musical based on the true story of an eccentric scientist in 1930s Florida, who went to extreme lengths to keep the woman he loved. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenneth Mosley, 'Berry Gordy' of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Wolf Trap, Filene Center
by Hope Villanueva - Jun 24, 2018

MOTOWN is not just a company. It is an icon. This was the soundtrack of decades of change in America and still serves as the inspiration for current innovators in music. So it only seems inevitable that someone would see that this needed to be adapted for the musical theatre stage. (more...)

THE GREAT & POWERFUL TIM SAVES CHRISTMAS Brings Comedy And Magic Together Like Never Before At San Diego Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

International touring magician and comedian The Great & Powerful Tim is roped into a holiday adventure after a magic trick goes awry, killing Santa Claus. It's up to Tim to save Christmas with his hilarious mind-bending illusions, with lots of fun audience participation. Featuring cards that appear inside sealed cans of spam, magical lie-detecting cargo shorts, a Nintendo Powerglove that reads minds, and a bullet catch routine using laser tag guns. (more...)

THE GREAT & POWERFUL TIM SAVES CHRISTMAS Brings Comedy And Magic Together Like Never Before At San Diego Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

International touring magician and comedian The Great & Powerful Tim is roped into a holiday adventure after a magic trick goes awry, killing Santa Claus. It's up to Tim to save Christmas with his hilarious mind-bending illusions, with lots of fun audience participation. Featuring cards that appear inside sealed cans of spam, magical lie-detecting cargo shorts, a Nintendo Powerglove that reads minds, and a bullet catch routine using laser tag guns. (more...)

BWW Interview: Last Call! Paul Alexander Nolan Reflects on ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE & Navigating the Journey of Life
by Courtney Savoia - Jun 22, 2018

Broadway's Paul Alexander Nolan has been on quite the ride with Escape to Margaritaville - a vibrant, fun, and blissful musical featuring the iconic hits of Jimmy Buffett. With stops in La Jolla, Chicago, Houston, and New Orleans before reaching the Great White Way in early 2018, Escape to Margaritaville has become the vacation we all so desperately need to take -- with an emphasis on living in the moment and savoring the good times. (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Abby Lehrer and Elisha Horne
by Chris Arneson - Jun 22, 2018

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Elisha Horne) and Actress (Abby Lehrer) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. The students will make their Broadway debut this Monday, June 25, at the Minskoff Theatre in a ceremony hosted by Broadway star Laura Benanti. (more...)

San Francisco Bay Area Vocalist and Songwriter Jennifer Lee to Release New Album MY SHINING HOUR August 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

With her first two albums, Oakland-based vocalist Jennifer Lee established herself as a gifted interpreter of the American and Brazilian Songbooks, producing a critically hailed body of work. On her new CD, 'My Shining Hour,' Lee emerges as a composer who, in the nine years since her last release, has developed a striking repertoire exploring the human condition with humor, compassion, and imagination. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for San Diego (more...)

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare Bring ROMEO AND JULIET To Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Following in the footsteps of their booze-fuelled trip to Venice with The Merchant of Venice earlier this year, the critically lauded (and occasionally lambasted) Magnificent Bastard Productions hot foot it to Verona as they make their return to the Leicester Square Theatre (20th June - 1st September). From sozzled star-crossed lovers to a tipsy Tybalt, Shit-faced Shakespeare give Romeo and Juliet their signature shit-faced twist as the cast attempt to navigate the bard's fated love story with one drunk performer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Becca Blackwell Talks THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM, Mining Humor from Difficult Topics, and the Butterfly Effect of Queer Artists
by Troy Frisby - Jun 20, 2018

'You're never going to see yourself onstage unless you write for yourself.' That's what Becca Blackwell was told by their friend, Michelle Matlock, who had written THE MAMMY PROJECT as a solo show for herself. That idea, coupled with encouragement from Blackwell's partner and 'prolific' fellow artist, Erin Markey, led Blackwell to write THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM. (more...)

Lose Yourself In History With Annex Theatre's Summer Mainstage THE GREAT INCONVENIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

???????Holy Arsenault, playwright, and director Erin Kraft haunting possible futures with Annex Theatre's summer mainstage, The Great Inconvenience. (more...)

Jade Byrne in Association with Little Mighty Presents PRICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Jade Byrne is a theatre maker with type 1 diabetes, which is not type 2 diabetes. Over the past 29 years, she's had over 70,000 pricks (of the medical kind), and she'd like to set the record straight: she's not bankrupting the NHS, and she Can Eat Cake. From her own experience and with the support of JDRF, the world's leading type 1 diabetes research charity, she aims to clear up some of the common misconceptions, misunderstandings and misdiagnoses' around the disorder. Using spoken word, poetry, and an original soundscape, Jade tells her story about families, learning to care for each other better, and the ups and downs of dealing with a lot of pricks. (more...)

Becky and the Birds Visualises Entire Debut EP with Brand New Video
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Swedish singer and producer Becky and the Birds has released the video encapsulating the entirety of her recently released self-titled debut EP. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents Craig Lucas's I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus)kicks off its 2018-2019 season of "topicality and risk" (The New York Times) with the New York premiere of three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas' I Was Most Alive with You, August 31 - October 14in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street). Inspired by the Book of Job,Lucas' play begins at an often-humorously fraught Thanksgiving dinner and explodes onto emotionally and philosophically expansive terrain, as one character attempts to grasp the narratives of his and his loved ones' lives while they slip far beyond anyone's control. Director Tyne Rafaeli (The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias, Actually) and Director of Artistic Sign Language Sabrina Dennison (Santa Sangre, the world premiere of I Was Most Alive with You) stage this production that features two casts simultaneously speaking and signing. Subtitles and intermittent spoken interpretation are included, making I Was Most Alive with You a rare example of a work that is equally accessible to Deaf and hearing audiences. (more...)

Brief 7/31: Mallory Bechtel Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN, TWELFTH NIGHT Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 31, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Mallory Bechtel takes over for Zoe Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen, The Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night officially opens, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Matt Bennett on Secret Cinema presents ROMEO + JULIET
by Rona Kelly - Jul 30, 2018

Last week, Secret Cinema Founder Fabien Riggall spoke to us about ten years of SC. Looking back on his past learnings, he also shared his excitement for what the future holds, including Secret Cinema Presents Romeo + Juliet. In the run up to this event, we caught up with Matt Bennett, the Creative Director. Hearing about his journey from audience member to artistic control, Matt let us in on some secrets ahead for this summer's show including an exclusive... (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Returns to Her Roots and Sings 'Reflection' From Mulan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Lea Salonga, the original singing voice of Mulan in the Disney animated film of the same name, returned to her roots yesterday. The superstar of stage and screen performed the song, surrounded by friends at a restaurant. Keala Settle captured the magical moment on video and you can watch it below! (more...)

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz Speaks With Peter King In FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA Exclusively On NBCSports.com
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Peter King's third edition of “Football Morning in America” on NBCSports.com includes visits with the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New York Jets as part of his annual training camp tour. This week's column features interviews with Eagles QB Carson Wentz on potentially returning for Week 1, Steelers WR Antonio Brown on working his craft, and this week's “What I Learned” with Eagles TE Zach Ertz. (more...)

Original Family Musical SPROUTED! Premieres At Black Box PAC Teaneck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

SPROUTED! is the second professional musical for kids in BBPAC's 2018 season of professional theater. While the company brings free Shakespeare to the park - with fully staged professional productions of Macbeth and Twelfth Night - to Teaneck, Englewood, Ridgewood, and Park Ridge, the new show performs in the Black Box Performing Arts Center (more...)

Debut of the Month - Becca Kotte Is Getting Ready for GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2018

Today Becca Kotte speaks to BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut in a show which she hopes will inspire people to do the things that they have brushed aside because life got in the way. (more...)

BWW Interview: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Choreographer David Rossetti Takes Classic Hits to a New Level
by Sally Henry - Jul 28, 2018

Fresh off the national tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN, multitalented performer David Rossetti has returned to Atlanta from New York to shake things up at Stage Door Players. (more...)

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 27, 2018

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, playing through August 12th at North Coast Repertory Theatre is a colorful and fun summer trip to Ancient Rome, as told with a small detour through vaudeville for style. The play even announces its intentions at the top of the show 'Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight' Just So there is no confusion. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company's Fourth Season Begins With Empowering MARIE AND ROSETTA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

"How Hope Happens," the Fourth Season at Mosaic Theater Company, will open with Marie and Rosetta, written by George Brant and directed by local artist Sandra L. Holloway. This play featuring gospel music, blues, and rock n' roll tells the story of the first rehearsal between Sister Rosetta Tharpe (recently inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame), and her young protegee Marie Knight. (more...)

National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of ONE STRANGE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of ONE STRANGE ROCK (more...)

Molly Burch Unveils Lead Single WILD From New Album FIRST FLOWER Out October 5
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Molly Burch returns with her sophomore album, First Flower - a walk-through her most intimate thoughts. Today, she's unveiled the album's lead single, the wistful, 'Wild', a song about the desire for self-acceptance. 'I wanted to write a song that made me feel at peace with my imperfections and celebrate others without putting them on pedestals' Burch explains. (more...)

BWW Review: GOD IS DEAD AND APRIL'S GETTING MARRIED and A TWO WOMAN HAMLET Don't Fully Execute their Visions at Capital Fringe
by Sam Abney - Jul 23, 2018

Capital Fringe productions tend to have a lot of ambition. No matter the quality of the show, there is a clear underlining of a message the playwright wants to get across to their audience. When this message is unclear, however, the work can begin to falter. Unfortunately, this is the kind of scenario that befalls two promising productions at the Festival: God is Dead and April's Getting Married and A Two Woman Hamlet. Neither is bad, per se, but each show fails at living up to the promise of their premises. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Kansas City (more...)

BWW Review: Donny & Marie Share Their New Show in Sandy
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 20, 2018

Utah's beloved Osmond siblings Donny & Marie hit the stage of the Sandy Amphitheater on July 18, 2018 in an encore engagement of their Las Vegas show, newly updated with exciting changes for its 10th anniversary. They put on a thoroughly entertaining concert with high production values that was filled with nostalgia while remaining current and relevant. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands- Opens in Singapore with roaring success!
by Joceline Loo - Jul 2, 2018

Singapore got a dose of Hakuna Matata as the international tour of The Lion King makes its stop and opened in the lion city on Friday (29 June). This is the second time The Lion King is in Singapore, the first was in 2011 where it became the longest-running musical in Singapore's theatrical entertainment history playing to over 300,000 people during its eight-month season at Marina Bay Sands. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Jul 19, 2018

Let's be honest - you probably know exactly how you feel about Annie before you take your seat. You're either set to swoon over the spunky little orphan or groan after she reprises 'Tomorrow' a third time. (more...)

Doreene Blackstock, Adam Burton, Richard Corgan, Lindsay Fraser and Abdul Salis Set For DISTANCE At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Casting has been announced for 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...)

BWW Review: THE DAIRY MAID-RIGHT at Shelterbelt Theatre is Made Just Right
by Christine Swerczek - Jul 17, 2018

THE DAIRY MAID-RIGHT by Ellen Struve is now happening at the Shelterbelt Theatre. This is more than a play. It is a wonder. (more...)

Original Family Musical SPROUTED! Premieres At Black Box PAC Teaneck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

SPROUTED! is the second professional musical for kids in BBPAC's 2018 season of professional theater. While the company brings free Shakespeare to the park - with fully staged professional productions of Macbeth and Twelfth Night - to Teaneck, Englewood, Ridgewood, and Park Ridge, the new show performs in the Black Box Performing Arts Center (more...)

BWW Review: THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME by Danielle Banas
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 13, 2018

Even if you aren't a big fan of superhero books, you're going to enjoy THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME. The setting is super contemporary and the book is more about school and family and relationships and life with a side of heroes. (Plus, it's about being cast as the lead in a school musical where everything is going wrong!) It's very palatable if you aren't a fan of the genre. And if you are a fan? It's just as much fun! (more...)

BWW Interview: Bryan Fenkart Talks WAITRESS On Tour
by Angie Stanton - Jul 12, 2018

WAITRESS hits Madison. Bryan Fenkart plays the charmingly quirky Dr. Pomatter. He recently chatted with me about the hit show, how a bet started his theatre journey, and the challenges of the Sara Bareilles score. (more...)

Sandi Toksvig Adapts Treasure Island For Haymarket Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first production from Leicester's newly re-opened Haymarket Theatre will be the world premiere of Treasure Island, penned by national treasure and established author Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake Off, QI). (more...)

A Work Song Becomes A Play: BERTA, BERTA at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2018

Bianca Laverne Jones gives us a Berta a man would want to compose a song about. Her face, her eyes, the modulations of her voice, like the song Berta, Berta itself, communicate so much more than the lines she delivers. "Berta is a voluptuous, stately Black woman with a striking countenance," say the directions. Just So. (more...)

Billie Eilish Partners With Stromae, Luc Junior Tam & Henry Scholfield For 'hostage' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Today, Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish debuted a new music video for her haunting track “hostage,” taken from her debut EP “dont smile at me.” The video is available exclusively on Apple Music. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents NEPTUNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????"Part of my work has been thinking of how to make a solo show good," he says, smiling lightly. "I know a lot of poets who create solo shows and it's literally just a string of their poems connected. It's not theatricalized, it's just spoken word for a longer, extended amount of time. That's not what I wanted to do. I wanted to create an actual play first." (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Interview: Tom Lenk
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 9, 2018

BWW caught up with Tom Lenk to chat about performing in Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Joe Gulla's SLEEPING WITH THE FISH to Receive Film Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Fusion Box Films has begun pre-production on the film version of Joe Gulla's award-winning, nationally produced short play, 'Sleeping With The Fish'. Joe Gulla and Fusion Box's, Francesco Cordaro will direct. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tyrone Huntley Talks HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA
by Rona Kelly - Aug 7, 2018

If Tyrone Huntley could sum of the last few years, it would be just one word: 'Crazy!' From working with wonderful teams of creatives such as Sonia Friedman, to playing Judas in Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar, 'the possibilities are endless' for this young actor.  This summer, Tyrone is set to feature in Homos, or Everyone in America, the European premiere of this play. Catching  up during rehearsals, he shared his excitement for taking on this role, thoughts on the last few years, and what advice he would give to others on a similar trajectory. (more...)

Reeve Carney Returns To The Green Room 42 on September 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Reeve Carney on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:30 PM before he heads to London to star in the acclaimed Broadway-bound musical Hadestown at the National Theatre. Reeve is best known for his portrayal of Dorian Gray in Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful,' Riff Raff in Fox TV's Rocky Horror Picture Show reimagining, as well as originating the role of Peter Parker in Julie Taymor and U2's Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Featuring selections from his five-time Independent Music Award-winning album, Youth Is Wasted, as well a few surprises from the Broadway canon and the Great American Songbook, Reeve delivers a one-man-show that feels more like an invitation only after-party than traditional concert performance.  (more...)

Tony Winning Actor and Playwright Winston Ntshona Dies at 76
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2018

Winston Ntshona, a Tony award winning actor and playwright from South Africa, has died at age 76. His death was announced by the South African State Theater in Pretoria. His son, Lawula, said that his father had been sick for years. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Entertainment Centre Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Aug 2, 2018

Christopher John Francis Boone is fifteen and loves mathematics. (more...)

Uptown Players Announces Lineup for Gay History Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

???????Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for its upcoming Gay History Play Festival. From September 28 through October 19, 2018, Uptown Players will present three plays with themes that focus on Gay History. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Pierre Talks OTHELLO at Shakespeare's Globe
by Nicole Ackman - Aug 16, 2018

Aaron Pierre is currently playing Cassio in Shakespeare's Globe's production of Othello. Pierre is a graduate of LAMDA and was recently seen as Dev-EM in the series Krypton. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: ANGRY ALAN, Underbelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 12, 2018

'Looking out over the country, this country, where I was born and raised, I wonder what's going to become of us. Because this can't be the future, can it? Everyone just... changing the rules?' Roger thinks the world's gone mad. He hates his job, his ex-wife torments him and to top it all, his girlfriend just discovered feminism. Roger's about to lose his shit. Until he discovers Angry Alan: online activist and 'voice of reason'... A darkly comic new play about masculinity in crisis from award-winning Penelope Skinner performed by Donald Sage Mackay. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Black Box Performing Arts Center Presents SPROUTED!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

SPROUTED! is the second professional musical for kids in BBPAC's 2018 season of professional theater. While the company brings free Shakespeare to the park - with fully staged professional productions of Macbeth and Twelfth Night - to Teaneck, Englewood, Ridgewood, and Park Ridge, the new show performs in the Black Box Performing Arts Center. SPROUTED! Runs on many weekend mornings from July 28 through August 23, at 200 Walraven Drive (just off Palisade Ave.), Teaneck, NJ 07666. Box office: (201) 357-2221. (more...)

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