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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: Jenna Ushkowitz Talks HELLO AGAIN, Time Travel and Possible Return to Broadway
by Emily Bruno - Oct 31, 2017

Before HELLO AGAIN hits theater November 8th, Ushkowitz speaks with BWW about her sexy role in the film, her amazing co-stars and her next move in her busy career. (more...)

Kelly Clarkson Performs Songs from New Album 'Meaning Of Life' at iHeartRadio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

On Friday night, fans kicked off their Halloween weekend by filling up the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, CA for the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Kelly Clarkson, celebrating her new album, Meaning of Life. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017


BWW Interview: Jillian Butler - Cosette in LES MISERABLES at the Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Oct 28, 2017

'It's just nice to be able to give the audience a little bit of light.' (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/27 - BRIGHT STAR, RAGTIME, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, RAGTIME, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)

Nick Blaemire, Jessica Vosk and More Set for Amas Readings of BREAD AND ROSES Musical
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 27, 2017

Based on the film inspired by true events, BREAD AND ROSES is the story of a young undocumented Mexican woman who crosses the U.S. border and risks it all in her fight for a living wage, equality and justice. (more...)

Matthew McKenna to Lead the World Premiere of BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Matthew McKenna is unmasked today as the star and handsome hero of Bananaman the Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Oct 25, 2017

Not Peter Pan, but HOW Peter Pan came to be the cherished story it is today. (more...)

DONAVON FRANKENREITER Comes to Fox Theater 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Donavon Frankenreiter's new album, 'The Heart,' officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter's second decade as a solo recording artist. It's been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He's raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he's still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker. (more...)

FLIPPIN' BROADWAY, II, to Bring Show Tunes with a Twist to DreamWrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is flipping things around in the name of fun and fundraising. Back by popular demand, DreamWrights will be hosting the second installment of a special event called Flippin' Broadway, II, a cabaret of Broadway show tunes with a unique twist. (more...)

BWW Review: Close Up ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Oct 18, 2017

A condensed 'Antony and Cleopatra' at the Folger Theatre still has time for a couple of ensemble dance numbers straight out of 'Solid Gold,' a battle scene that's almost as well choreographed and a whole lot of kissing. (more...)

Hal Wesley Rogers Discusses His New Role in the Musical HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Originally from Leduc, Alberta, just 15 minutes south of Edmonton, Hal Wesley Rogers first discovered his passion for acting after seeing the Citadel Theatre's 2006 production of Peter Pan. Rogers, now based in Vancouver, returns to his home province for the Pre-Broadway Canadian Premiere of Hadestown. The Citadel's Sydnee Bryant (fun fact: they went to the same high school!) spoke with Rogers about his role as a Worker and what it's like to appear on the Citadel stage for the first time. (more...)

I'm With Her Head To Boulder Theater This April
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

A band of extraordinary chemistry and exquisite musicianship, I'm With Her features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan. Collectively, the multi-Grammy-Award-winners have released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. (more...)

BWW Review: Soulpepper's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Shocks with Gripping Performances
by Taylor Long - Nov 9, 2017

'You don't understand,' repeats Martin. You'll have to see it to really understand. Soulpepper presents Edward Albee's shocking Tony Award-winning play, THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? (2002) Featuring an outstanding cast, including Soulpepper's Artistic Director, Albert Schultz, this production is proof that tremendous performances can sell any subject matter - no matter how taboo. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Molaskey Talks Recent Album PORTRAITS OF JONI And Her Latest Return To Cafe Carlyle With Husband John Pizzarelli
by Amy Oestreicher - Nov 7, 2017

When husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Caf Carlyle with an all-new show, THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER (running November 7-18), they'll be including songs from Ant nio Carlos Jobim, Stephen Sondheim, and, of course, Joni Mitchell. (more...)

Actress Kira Guloien Dishes on Her New Role in HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Kira Guloien is one of the Canadian actors cast in Ana s Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin's much-anticipated pre-Broadway Canadian Premiere of Hadestown. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mario Frangoulis & Frances Ruffelle
by Peter Danish - Nov 4, 2017

Marius and Eponine are finally reunited! Mario Frangoulis and Frances Ruffelle at Lincoln Center November 6th. (more...)

FLIPPIN' BROADWAY, II, to Bring Show Tunes with a Twist to DreamWrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

On Today, November 4, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is flipping things around in the name of fun and fundraising. Back by popular demand, DreamWrights will be hosting the second installment of a special event called Flippin' Broadway, II, a cabaret of Broadway show tunes with a unique twist. (more...)

Coney Island Announces 2nd Annual Coney Island WINTER WONDERLAND DECEMBER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Come on down for some Holiday fun at the 2nd Annual Coney Island' Winter Wonderland!On December 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th at 1208 Surf Avenue there is Just So much to see and do for you and your family too! (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUMANS at Seattle Rep is a Searing Slice of Life but in a Hurry to Leave
by Jay Irwin - Nov 30, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner is a tumultuous time for many of us as we attempt to spend an evening with our loved ones. Sure, we love our families but we don't always see eye to eye and as the wine flows and the turkey and yams fill our bellies, maybe our inhibitions and filters lower. That's the kind of dinner currently being served at the Seattle Rep as they host the beginning of the national tour of Stephen Karam's Tony Award winning play, The Humans . And while I love the tight dialog and raw honesty, the ending of the play does come across as a bit abrupt. (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga Releases New Album of Traditional Filipino Songs Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Her powerful emotional ties and artful interpretation shine on Bahaghari ( Rainbow ; release: November 3, 2017, via Naxos Distribution), GLP Music's latest release chronicling the traditional songs of the island nation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Bennett Saltzman Talks MIDSUMMER, Group rep and Honing His Craft
by Don Grigware - Nov 29, 2017

Actor Bennett Saltzman is a new member of Group rep in NoHo, but has already played two leads in a row in the last two plays. He has been critically and publically praised for Lost in Yonkers and the current Midsummer Night's Dream. Saltzman talks about his young past and about his love for his craft. Tell us about yourself. Where you were born and grew up and how your love of theatre began. (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Ragland of A TUNA CHRISTMAS at Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - Nov 29, 2017

'It's a great way to escape the anxiety and stress of the holiday season with characters that remind you of your family - or yourself!' (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Penelope Wilton, 'BAKE OFF' Host Mel Giedroyc and More to Read Children's Stories at The Print Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The Print Room at the Coronet in Notting Hill Gate will present WINTER'S TALES, reviving the simple pleasure of children's story-telling in a magical Christmas setting from Wednesday 6 December to Monday 18 December. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present BREAD AND ROSES A New Musical as Part of the Dare to Be Different Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Bread and Roses, with book & lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, the third and final offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). The three performances will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 3pm & 7pm and on Friday, December 15 @ 3pm. For tickets please call (212) 352-3101 or visit (more...)

New York Undie Rockers The Skivvies to Strip Down at City Theatre in SLEIGH MY NAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

City Theatre is unwrapping something special this holiday season with our favorite New York undie-rock duo The Skivvies in the premiere of Sleigh My Name. Broadway performers Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina return to City Theatre for two nights of mashed-up musical fun with some of Pittsburgh's favorite theatre stars. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tyler Conroy Discusses his 'Very Broadway Bae Christmas' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Kayleigh McClean - Nov 28, 2017

The singer/songwriter, vlogger, and author of the ultimate Taylor Swift fan book chats with us about his upcoming Christmas show, his broadway baes, and his love for the holiday season. (more...)

10 Ways to Lift Holiday Spirits in Lehigh Valley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017


BWW Interview: Martin Hutson talks ROME MMXVII SEASON
by Rona Kelly - Nov 24, 2017

This Winter, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season transfers to the Barbican Centre. Martin Huston returns to the RSC to play Cassius in Julius Caesar and Saturninus in Titus Andronicus. (more...)

Playwright Chip Deffaa Remembers Music and Television Star David Cassidy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

'Others, who did not know him, can write obituaries about David Cassidy. I want to share some personal remembrances. I knew him, I liked him, I am saddened by his loss. I was glad that David chose me to ghost-write his autobiography, 'C'Mon Get Happy' (by David Cassidy with Chip Deffaa, published by Warner Books). And writing that book with him was an intense experience. He was open, candid, frank, and a fantastic storyteller. He had a seemingly endless supply of self-deprecating stories to tell, which I appreciated. He shared everything with me, with the understanding that we could decide later what to put into the book, and what to keep private. I liked his openness. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold were crowned champions of Season 25 of DANCING WITH THE STARS, beating out 3rd place finishers Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson and runners up Lindsey Sterling and JERSEY BOYS' star Mark Ballas. (more...)

Justin Lemieux Wins 'Best Emerging Actor' for WARM SODA at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Awards were announced at the Gala held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Theatre Row in New York, following the festival's conclusion. Many artists were recognized with awards for their achievements in the art of solo performance. (more...)

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess, Lesli Margarita and More Get Down with the The Skivvies for Halloween!
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2017

The Skivvies are back in full force this fall and they called on all of their Broadway friends to celebrate Halloween. Watch below as they are joined by Sierra Boggess, Jessica Vosk, Lesli Marguerita, Nick Adams and more as they strip down at the mic! (more...)

Moonfish Theatre Presents STAR OF THE SEA At The Everyman Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Moonfish Theatre's critically-acclaimed, sell-out success Star of the Sea is touring Ireland and the US this autumn, with three nights at Cork's Everyman Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th November. (more...)

Josh Morningstar to Release 'Whole Lotta Crazy' Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Singer, songwriter, troubadour Josh Morningstar stared down the devil and lived to tell...and sing about it, and his life as a father, husband, addict, inmate, fighter and recovery is captured in 10 songs on his Whole Lotta Crazy album. (more...)

BWW Review: UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLE
by Joni Lorraine - Nov 16, 2017

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE is powerful, infuriating and heartbreaking, and the UT Department of Theatre and Dance does a mighty job of doing his script justice. (more...)

BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Nov 15, 2017

If you're dreaming of a White Christmas this holiday season, look no further than the stages of Texas. Now in its 17th year of spreading festive fun, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is the tap-tastic wintery classic that perfectly marries the famous 1954 film with all of your old-fashioned Broadway dreams. And, with tour stops in Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio (three of only six 2017 stops), Texas is in for one super sweet holiday treat. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Ben Vereen Talks CD Single, STEPPIN' OUT, SNEAKY PETE & More
by David Clarke - Nov 14, 2017

Broadway legend Ben Vereen is releasing a studio recorded single today. He is also gearing up for a run of his solo show STEPPIN' OUT at Feinstein's/54 Below from November 21 to 26, filming the second season of SNEAKY PETE for Amazon, and continuing to his work with Wellness Through the Arts. To get the scoop on all of these projects, we sat down with Vereen to chat. (more...)

by Marianka Swain - Nov 13, 2017

Josie Walker's work ranges from Matilda the Musical to Husband & Sons and War Horse. She's now starring in a new musical based on the real story of 16-year-old Jamie Campbell, who wanted to become a drag queen, and his supportive mother Margaret. Following a hit Sheffield run, it's currently in previews at the Apollo Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Celeste Den Conducts Dangerous Liaisons in M. BUTTERFLY
by Naomi Serviss - Nov 13, 2017

In her Broadway debut, Den is acting in a play that she says 'had a orofound effect on me' from the time she first read it while in high school. (more...)

by Marina Kennedy - Nov 1, 2017 had the pleasure of interviewing Rosa Gilmore who plays Gwendolen Fairfax in the 'Importance of Being Earnest.' (more...)

by Julie Musbach - Dec 8, 2017

Seth Blum currently stars in FRIENDS! The Musical Parody as Chandler Bing (and a few surprise other characters). Seth took a moment to chat about how he came to be starring as one of television's most iconic characters, what he thinks this musical is bringing to New York audiences, and his plans for the future! (more...)

Industry Interview: Inside AKA NYC's World of Creative, Integrated, Digital and Experiential Advertising & Marketing
by Robert Diamond - Dec 6, 2017

Furze and Moore were recently joined by Executive Creative Director Bashan Aquart and SVP of Creative Strategy and Experiential Design Amanda Blackman for a chat with BroadwayWorld about the AKA vision, how it all got started, and where the industry is headed. (more...)

BWW Interview: FilmStruck's Alicia Malone On What Strikes Her Cinematic Fancies
by Gil Kaan - Dec 4, 2017

A well-guarded, open secret of cinema aficionados, FilmStruck has been streaming their ever-expanding library of contemporary, art-house, indie, foreign and cult films to their subscribers for over a year now. FilmStruck also has the exclusive streaming service to the Criterion Collection library. We had the chance to interview FilmStruck interviewer Alicia Malone on the particulars of FilmStruck. (more...)

by Marianka Swain - Dec 3, 2017

Actress Lucie Shorthouse stars in new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which transferred from Sheffield to the West End's Apollo Theatre - garnering rave reviews, including plenty of praise for Shorthouse's breakout turn as Pritti. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2017
by - Dec 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

LIVE Looks Back on Triumphant 2017 and Ahead to 2018 with New Single and More Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

LIVE Looks Back on Triumphant 2017 and Ahead to 2018 with New Single and More Shows (more...)

Special Debut of the Month - A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE's 'Ralphie' - Andy Walken
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 14, 2017

After a nationwide digital casting call, 11-year-old Andy Walken, from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the role of 'Ralphie Parker,' the lead character in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! In a special edition of 'Debut of the Month', Walken speaks with BWW about making his musical television debut! (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye Talk Loose Cattle's SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
by David Clarke - Dec 13, 2017

Loose Cattle, fronted by two-time Tony award winner Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye, have released a holiday album that explores the real feels of the holidays. Shoving Burl Ives and Irving Berlin out of the way, Loose Cattle's SEASON AFFECTIVE DISORDER is the perfect album for anyone willing to admit that their December isn't all sparkles, snow, champagne, cheer, and mirth. We recently sat down with the duo to get the inside scoop on the music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amanda Sox of THE CAKE at The Warehouse Theatre
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 13, 2017

Actress, Amanda Sox has performed and lived all over the country. This fall she is stepping into the shoes of Jen in The Warehouse Theatre's production of the popular 'The Cake' by female playwright Bekah Brunstetter. I was lucky enough to sit down with Sox to discuss her perspective on the process and thoughts on the piece as a whole. (more...)

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