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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 Interviews: SHREK THE MUSICAL Cast on Creating Something Unique, Remaking a Classic, and Truly Telling A Story
by Trevor Durham - May 31, 2018

Sitting with a group of contracted, professional artists whose ages ranged from only seventeen to early twenties, seemed surreal as the show they aspired to perfect. Each question was target for their sharp tongues and good humor, giving one of the most riotous interviews in Miami's theatre scene. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gina Gershon is Gina Wild for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut!
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2018

In a career that spans over 30 years, actress, writer, singer, composer and cult icon Gina Gershon will make her highly anticipated Cafe Carlyle debut with her new show 'Wild Women Don't Get the Blues' and our own Richard Ridge caught up with her shortly before her opening. (more...)

BWW Review: JUST SO at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre
by Louis Train - May 29, 2018

Just So, at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, is so bewildering and bright it's hard to write about (more...)

Polka Theatre Announces New Season For Autumn/Winter 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, Peter Glanville today announces their new season for Autumn/ Winter 2018 comprising both new Polka productions and visiting work as well as classes and workshops, celebrating some of the greatest living writers for children. (more...)

BWW Review: HAT TRICK THEATRE PRESENTS AN EXISTENTIAL EXPERIENCE at Murray Theatre At Ruth Eckerd Hall
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 25, 2018

The premise of Waiting for Godot was simple. Two bums in a desolate landscape. A tree. Odd visitors. The lack of an over-dressed stage, sans an incredible screen for setting sun and luminous moon, made all eyes affixed to the talented actors. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres Workshop Production Of SON OF RAMBOW - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Full casting is today announced for Nuffield Southampton Theatres workshop production of Son of Rambow - The Musical, running at The Other Palace from 24 May - 2 June. Director of NST, Samuel Hodges, directs Gemma Goggin (Miss Smith), Scarlet Billham (Tina), Tom Mccall (Barry), Jon Tarcy (Didier), Richard Dempsey (Brother Joshua), Cat Simmons (Sarah) and Felix Warren as Will and Aaron Gelkoff as Lee. Son of Rambow - The Musical is an adaptation of the hit cult film featuring an original 80s pop soundtrack by two of the UK's most successful pop writers Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler with the book by Richard Marsh. This marks Cooper and Coler's debut in writing for the stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Child Sings 'On My Own' Impersonating Lea Salonga...and Lea Approves!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2018

Esang De Torres, a contestant on the Philippines television show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, impersonated Lea Salonga, performing a rendition of On My Own from Les Miserables. (more...)

JAMES FRANCO AND ME: AN UNAUTHORIZED SATIRE Headed To NYC Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

After a prolonged legal back-and-forth, Epic Theatre Company's "James Franco and Me: An Unauthorized Satire" is heading to New York City as part of FringeNYC.  Written by Epic's Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, the show has an newly adjusted title and a clear path to its desired destination as it heads to the festival in October. (more...)

Lenny Henry Returns To The Stage In August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II At Theatre Royal Stratford East
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nadia Fall, today announces Lenny Henry to take on the role of Elmore in August Wilson's King Hedley II as part of her inaugural season. This marks the first time Wilson's work will be staged at Theatre Royal Stratford East. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREAM OF SILENCE at Studio 29A Thessaloniki
by Vasileia Louzi - May 18, 2018

In a dessert in Las Vegas an ascetic is standing for over 300 days on a rock without food or water. His peace is disturbed by a young couple visiting the 'sight'. While being there, things get complicated as they get to know themselves and each other all over again. THE SCREAM OF SILENCE is a play about the existential questions one can ask. It tests limits and portraits how far one can go Just So they won't have to see and accept who they really are. (more...)

Galantis' New Single SPACESHIP Featuring Uffie Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Following the release of their acclaimed album The Aviary, which stacked up over a billion streams in 2017, Grammy-nominated duo Galantis debut their new single 'Spaceship' featuring Uffie today on Big Beat Records; watch/share the official music video for the track here! (more...)

BWW Interview: Madison Nelson of HAIRSPRAY at Town Theatre
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 17, 2018

Town Theatre's Tracy Turnblad MADISON NELSON speaks out on her role in HAIRSPRAY and her experience making theatre in South Carolina! (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! is Something Absolutely Wonderful
by Andria Tieman - May 17, 2018

If you take a step back and really think about it, musical theatre is pretty absurd.  Actors stop talking and burst into elaborate song and dance numbers, which are often great to watch, but you feel like if aliens landed on Broadway and went to a show, they would have a very strange idea of what human beings are like.  That's just one of myriad themes in SOMETHING ROTTEN. Not the part about aliens, but this show is more of a snarky love letter to musical theatre that also happens to contain insanely great song and dance numbers, as well as a few excellent dick jokes.  It's something for everyone, and it's a show so layered with inside jokes that it begs to be watched over and over again. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS' John Clancy Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

John Clancy has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for MEAN GIRLS. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: Verizon Chairman & CEO Lowell McAdam Speaks with CNBC's David Faber Today
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam and CNBC's David Faber on CNBC's “Squawk on the Street” (M-F 9AM – 11AM) today, Tuesday, May 15th. Watch video of the interview on CNBC.com here! (more...)

BWW Review: Daydream Theatre Company's THE INSIDE OF HIS SEVERED HEAD Turns Willy Loman Inside Out
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - May 14, 2018

"Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him." Although taken from the Arthur Miller script, a terrible thing is also happening to the Willy Loman in Daydream Theatre Company's comedic musical spin on Death of a Salesman, THE INSIDE OF HIS SEVERED HEAD, which could alternately be referred to as Willy Loman: Vampire Hunter. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Fairest of Them All- Lauren Ambrose Talks Tonys and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 12, 2018

Eliza Doolittle is the role of a lifetime, and Lauren Ambrose knows it. The Tony nominee just sat down with Richard Ridge to chat about how she landed one of the most coveted roles on Broadway, what her new Tony nomination means to her, and why she just can't get enough of My Fair Lady.  (more...)

Egg & Spoon Commissions A New Play By Jess Honovich: THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Fifteen-year old Kailyn Marksfield never made it out of the New Jersey Pine Barrens after a game of flashlight tag gone wrong. Are teenagers to blame? Or ancient, mythical demons? Gossip spreads through a small town in Southern New Jersey as friendships unravel and blur the line between the lies we tell and the games we play. (more...)

It's Your Shot! New Block of Tickets Available Next Week for HAMILTON on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller announced that a new block of tickets for the Broadway production will be made available through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10AM ET. (more...)

BWW Interview: Audrey Cardwell of BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 8, 2018

It was exactly three years ago that I first spoke with Audrey Cardwell. At that time, she was in the ensemble of CINDERELLA on tour, often stepping in for the title character opposite her boyfriend, Andy Huntington Jones (who later starred in CATS on Broadway). Since then, her life has continued to play out like the fairytale she performed, now bringing her back into town as the leading lady of the new Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR. (more...)

BWW Review: MORNING STAR at Pumphouse Theatre Takapuna
by Monica Moore - Jun 7, 2018

Abstractedly alluring yet provocatively familiar, Morningstar transports us to a dimension where a mythological story confronts us with the very core of human nature. Award-winning playwright Albert Beltz has masterfully crafted a prose that is a lyrical symphony of superbly honey-rich language. He transports the essence of humanity; our conflict for order and freedom, our moral reasoning and free will and packs it into a rollicking great yarn. (more...)

Phish to Release The Complete Baker's Dozen Box Set November 30
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

In the summer of 2017, Phish performed 'The Baker's Dozen,' a milestone 13-show run at Madison Square Garden held over 17 nights. During the three-week run, the band performed 26 unique sets featuring a grand total of 237 songs with not one repeated. On November 30, The Baker's Dozen: Live at Madison Square Garden will be released and is available for pre-order now (https://drygoods.phish.com/dept/the-donut-shop) from The Donut Shop at Phish Dry Goods in three formats: a three-CD or six-LP set (with 13 tracks hand-picked by the band) and The Complete Baker's Dozen Box Set, which includes the ENTIRE run on 36 CDs. Legendary engineer Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Van Morrison) has remixed each show. (more...)

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare Bring ROMEO AND JULIET To Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 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...)

Jodie Stubbs Stars In WOMAN: It's A Mother Of A Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Sydney cabaret performer, Jodie Stubbs, debuts new show, WOMAN at Sydney's LeadBelly this month. Co-written with award winning director and performer, Tyran Parke, Jodie takes you on a humorous journey of what it is to be a mother, career woman, wife and cabaret chanteuse as she attempts to get through a 60-minute show without having to check on the kids. (more...)

'The Americans' Composer Nathan Barr Continues to Break New Ground
by Tory Gates - Jun 4, 2018

'I think the composing thing really started to become the thing where I caught that bug, and I look at myself here twenty years later into it, and I am still kind of I'm amazed sometimes that I can sit down and still be as excited about what I do now as I was twenty years ago when I was just getting into it.” (more...)

BWW Interview: THE SHOW GOES ON! Broadway,Television And Screen Icon Kaye Ballard Talks About Her New Documentary Film And More
by David Green - Jun 4, 2018

On May 20, The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs previewed an incredible new documentary, 'The Show Goes On', about the life and career of Broadway, Film and Television Icon Kaye Ballard to a 'more than full house'. In fact, two theatres were opened for the screening since demand far exceeded the number of seats in the main house. With her typically self-deprecating humor, Ms. Ballard proclaims herself 'The Greatest Star You Hardly Knew', and the beautifully constructed 90 minute film details her extraordinary accomplishments from Broadway's 'Carnival', 'The Golden Apple', 'Molly' and 'Pirates Of Penzance' to her stellar nightclub, film and television career including 'The Doris Day Show' and the beloved and  iconic 'Mother's In Law' with Eve Arden. It highlights the extraordinary talents of Ms. Ballard and doesn't shy away from the disappointments and challenges along the way, featuring interviews with Woody Allen, Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Carol Burnett, Michael Feinstein, Joy Behar and more. Hal Prince boldly states 'if Kaye Ballard had been cast as the mother in 'Gypsy,' 'she would have made history.' I had the chance to visit with Ms. Ballard at her home on 'Kaye Ballard Lane' in Rancho Mirage (the home formerly owned by her friend and TV director, Desi Arnaz) to talk about the film and more. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

THE GREAT & POWERFUL TIM SAVES CHRISTMAS Brings Comedy And Magic Together Like Never Before At San Diego Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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 Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Shines as Classic, Bright and Nostalgic Entertainment.
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 3, 2018

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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...)

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...)

BWW Interview: National Ballet of Canada's Jack Bertinshaw Talks FRAME BY FRAME
by Taylor Long - Jun 2, 2018

Visionary Canadian director Robert Lepage teams up with Guillaume Cote, Principal Dancer and Choreographer at the National Ballet of Canada to present FRAME BY FRAME. We spoke to Second Soloist Jack Bertinshaw, playing filmmaker Norman McLaren, about his life as a professional dancer, the unique challenges in bringing a man's life to life on the stage, and the incredible three-year collaborative process to prepare FRAME BY FRAME for its world premiere. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashleigh Thompson And Emily Perzan of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Jun 19, 2018

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Carrie Ann Inaba to Host Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Carrie Ann Inaba, celebrated choreographer and judge on ABC's Emmy Award-winning Dancing with the Stars, will host this summer's Fire Island Dance Festivalon July 20-22, 2018, in Fire Island Pines, NY. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sandra Dickinson Talks THE UNBUILT CITY
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 17, 2018

Sandra Dickinson has had a long and diverse career, spanning stage and screen. An American who has lived in the UK for over four decades, she was recently seen in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and as Lucille Ball in I Loved Lucy at the Arts Theatre. She is currently starring opposite Jonathan Chambers in the European premiere of The Unbuilt City at the King's Head Theatre. (more...)

Local Dance Company Brings Awareness to World Wide Disease: Donates Proceeds to National Brain Tumor Society with Encore Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

CaZo Dance Company and Artistic Director Bridgette Borzillo are pleased to announce their new full-length dance production, Tough As Nails, an emotionally inspiring story based on the lives of Borzillo's cousins, Phil and Stacy Bacigalupi. (more...)

BWW Review: THE OTHERS at Cameri Theatre
by Itamar Aviv - Jun 15, 2018

So many things have been told about the British mandate and the very beginning of Israel as a country, but actually, the others bring the subjects that are rarely talk about this period (more...)

Swedish Singer and Producer Becky and the Birds Releases Debut EP Out Now
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Critically acclaimed Swedish singer and producer Becky and the Birds has today released her debut self-titled EP. The five-track EP is stitched together with soul-stirring spoken word vocal samples and noises plucked from nature. It is out now on all streaming platforms and has also been released as a beautiful continuous mix exclusively onSoundcloud. (more...)

Review Roundup: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's DISASTER! Starring Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the first production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: 'Disaster!', the hilarious new musical straight from Broadway. CRT welcomes the co-writing team of the show, as Jack Plotnick will direct and three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will reprise the role he originated on Broadway (Ted Schneider). 'Disaster!'runs June 7 through June 16.  Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now.  A full performance schedule is available at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Donna McKechnie on Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Leigh Scheps - Jun 12, 2018

All Donna McKechnie needs is the music (a mirror) and she'll still dance for you. The 75-year-old is currently starring as Joanne in the original musical, Half Time, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jamie Bernstein Part 2: Reminding the World Who Leonard Bernstein Was
by Erica Miner - Jun 12, 2018

Everywhere my brother, sister and I go, people come up to us and have that same thing to say (more...)

BWW Interview: Daniel Quadrino Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below With His Friends In Tow
by Gianluca Russo - Jun 11, 2018

On June 12, Daniel Quadrino will make his return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a night of laughter, music, great times and, yes, even a song by Shawn Mendes. We took a few minutes to chat with him before the show to get all the details before the big night. (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready to Rock the Boat! Michelle Aravena Talks GUYS & DOLLS at TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 11, 2018

The Adelaide of TUTS' production of GUYS & DOLLS, Michelle Aravena, joins us to talk about the show's longevity, her perpetually single (and sneezy) character, and getting to sing 'one of the most brilliant pieces of musical theatre history' every night. (more...)

Welcome to the Neighbourhood With Boston Manor, New Album Out September 7 via Pure Noise Records
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Blackpool's BOSTON MANOR have announced the release date for their second studio LP, Welcome To The Neighbourhood (Out September 7, 2018 via Pure Noise Records). Fans can pre-order the album HERE! (more...)

TONY AWARDS: He/She Said What?! Relive the Acceptance Speeches!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, we are providing the full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the bizarre, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches on our continuously updated list below. (more...)

Mart Crowley, Laurence Luckinbill & More Look Back on the Origins of THE BOYS IN THE BAND-' It Was a Very Dangerous Time'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The Boys in the Band finally got its big Broadway opening last night. (more...)

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