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Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes an all-star cast of Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi), Will Chase (Fred Graham), Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Norm Lewis (Harrison Howell), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) in a one-night-only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, will direct this special event.

In Cole Porter's sparkling 1948 musical, the warring lovers of The Taming of the Shrew are causing trouble both onstage and off. While putting on a musical version of Shakespeare's play, exes Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi can't decide if they're enraged, enamored, or enormously confused whenever they cross paths out of character. Throw in some mistaken identity, a pair of surprisingly eloquent gangsters, and a whole lot of romantic entanglements, and what you get is a dazzling classic that earned the first-ever Tony award for Best Musical.


Photo Flash: The Cast of KISS ME, KATE is Too Darn Hot in This New Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Check out the principal cast of the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate (more...)

Lesley Joseph To Play 'Miss Hannigan' In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Lesley Joseph will star as 'Miss Hannigan' in their smash hit production of the musical 'ANNIE' at His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen (24 - 28 September 2019), Edinburgh Playhouse (30 September - 5 October 2019), Sunderland Empire (7 - 12 October 2019), Marlowe Theatre Canterbury (14 - 19 October 2019), The Hawth Crawley (22 - 26 October 2019) Grand Opera House Belfast (29 October - 2 November 2019), Ipswich Regent's Theatre (4 - 9 November 2019) New Wimbledon Theatre (11 - 16 November 2019) and Regent's Theatre Stoke on Trent (18 - 23 November 2019). (more...)

Welsh National Opera Returns To The Bristol Hippodrome In Spring 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Opening the spring season is a new production of Un ballo in maschera, where love, power and politics collide to create a tale of deception, intrigue and revenge. The second instalment in WNO's Verdi trilogy, the production is directed by David Pountney, conducted by Gareth Jones and is a co-production with Oper der Stadt Bonn. Performing from 10 - 13 April, the company will also bring revivals of Mozart's The Magic Flute and Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. (more...)

Full Casts Announced For Sheffield Theatres' HANG And STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush. (more...)

THE CHER SHOW Announces New Block Of Tickets Through October 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced today that a new block of tickets for the Broadway production of the new musical The Cher Show goes on sale today at 10am ET. Tickets for The Cher Show are available at www.TheCherShowBroadway.com or www.Ticketmaster.com (877-250-2929). Ticket prices range from $59 - $169. Premium tickets range from $199 - $299. Tickets are currently on sale through Sunday, October 13, 2019. (more...)

Casting Announced For Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

Playhouse on Park has cast Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists, a grand and dream-tweaked comedy about art and activism, feminism and terrorism, violence and legacy, and changing the world. This provocative play runs February 20-March 10; opening night, including a complimentary wine and cheese reception, is set for February 22. (more...)

BWW Interview: Musical Director Joel Fram Talks COMPANY
by Rona Kelly - Jan 25, 2019

With two months left, Musical Director Joel Fram speaks to us about developing the show with Elliott and Sondheim, how the show continues to change across the run, and working with the very special company of Company. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/25: MAGIC MIKE is Coming to Broadway, Tony Rulings, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 25, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Magic Mike is coming to Broadway, the Tony Awards rule on The Prom, The Ferryman, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Twenty years after they first performed the roles, Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell re-united to sing 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime LIVE at the Kennedy Center at the et Freedom Ring! concert in collaboration with Georgetown University on January 21st, 2019. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2019
by - Feb 9, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

LISTEN: Graham Norton Chats With Chita Rivera and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

Chita Rivera recently chatted with Graham Norton on his radio show to discuss her extensive career. She also talked about the upcoming West Side Story film. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/9/2019
by - Feb 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/9/2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Up On The Marquee: KISS ME, KATE!
by Walter McBride - Feb 8, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate will begin preview performances on Thursday, February 14, 2019 and opens officially on Thursday, March 14, 2019. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th St). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 8, 2019
by - Feb 8, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

JONES' DIARY: A Musical Valentine In Concert Comes to Piano Works West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Get out your big knickers! Bridget Jones has finally decided that this year, she will take control of her life (even if that means sleeping with her boss)! Don't be All by Yourself this Valentine's day! Join us on a hysterical, musical journey as Bridget recounts her year by dieting, dating, and feeling bad about it. Jones' Diary: A Musical Valentine in concert is rammed with your favourite pop hits with incredible musical arrangements, such as 'Sexy Back', 'Fighter', 'Toxic' and 'Jump'. You will literally be jumping out of your seats. This concept originated in L.A where the team Tye Blue and Marion Pugliesi perfected the pop-culture parody genre. An immersive experience that invites the audience to submerge themselves into the story. (more...)

Andréa Burns to Star As Judy Holliday In NYC Premiere Of SMART BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

59E59 Theaters presents the New York premiere of SMART BLONDE written by Willy Holtzman and directed by Peter Flynn. (more...)

Best Of Broadway Weekend Comes to Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Talented performing arts students from Adelphi University will delight their audiences with rousing renditions of numbers from the footlights of Broadway's stages at Adelphi's Performing Arts Center (PAC) this month. There are two opportunities to see this show, either on Saturday, February 23, or Sunday, February 24. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/5: THE BAND'S VISIT Closing, NBC Pulls HAIR LIVE!, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 5, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Catch up on the latest Broadway news below! (more...)

Review: Kristin Towers-Rowles Shares her Inspirational Life Story Through Song in A LOVELY LINEAGE
by Shari Barrett - Feb 5, 2019

A LOVELY LINEAGE, based on an original concept by Michael Sterling, captures the historic Broadway and Hollywood lineage of Kristin Towers-Rowles starting with her grandmother, the legendary Kathryn Grayson who was an MGM darling and a Hollywood pioneer having starred in some of the most beloved movie musicals of the 1950s including Kiss Me, Kate and Show Boat. Her famous lineage does not stop there - Kristin's grandfather was the dashing and talented Broadway leading man Johnnie Johnston; her mother, Patricia Towers, was a Las Vegas headliner; and her father is the prolific character actor Robert Towers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase and the Cast of KISS ME, KATE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Get an inside look at rehearsals for Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Kiss Me, Kate, featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Paul Gemignani. (more...)

Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, 'Full House,' 'The People's Couch'), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Carolee Carmello Makes Bay Area Concert Debut Live At The Orinda
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will make a rare concert appearance and her long-awaited Bay Area concert debut at the historic Orinda Theatre as part of the Live At the Orinda concert series. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE Audiences Are 'So In Love' With Chaffin's Barn's Stunning Revival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2019

Crafting a musical theater hit is a lot like alchemy - the ancient study focused primarily on creating gold from baser elements - and oftentimes no matter the ingredients, directors never quite achieve the outcome for which they strive. But in the case of director/choreographer Everett Tarlton's production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate (now onstage at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre through March 7), he has crafted something so special that it essentially defines the theatrical gold standard. (more...)

DARLING GRENADINE, Directed by Michael Berresse, and More Set for Roundabout's 2019-20 Off-Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced a line-up of all new work Off-Broadway, including a new Roundabout commission by Roundabout Underground alumnus Jire?h Breon Holder (Too Heavy for Your Pocket) and the first Roundabout Underground musical in more than a decade. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens At Algonquin Arts Theatre February 23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Robert Harling's critically acclaimed comedy-drama 'Steel Magnolias' opens at Algonquin Arts Theatre on Saturday, February 23, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Jason Manford Will Star In UK Tour of CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment present a brand-new UK tour of the Tony Award winning musical "CURTAINS" starring comedian Jason Manford. The production will open at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on the 4 October 2019 and will tour the UK and Ireland until 4 April 2020 where the production will complete its run at the Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre. Full tour details can be found below and on the website, www.curtainsmusical.com. Further venues and casting to be announced, (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Look at 9 TO 5 At London Savoy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Tumble outta' bed and stumble to Dolly Parton's rip-roaring West End musical! (more...)


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They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

CSC Adds Performances To The Run Of William Wharton's BIRDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production now runs February 27 through March 17 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER with Ramin Karimloo, Christine Allado Releases Cast Recording
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Auburn Jam Records and David Ball Productions have released the concept album of Webborn & Finn's original musical faerytale The Clockmaker's Daughter on February 14th. The acclaimed new British musical premiered in London in 2015 and has, to date, been nominated for 11 awards. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Leads For KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, and Skylight Music Theatre is celebrating by announcing the leads for Kiss Me, Kate, running May 17 June 9, 2019. The cast will be led by R na Roman playing Kate/Lilli Vanessi and Andrew Varela as Petruchio/Fred Graham. Kiss Me, Kate sizzles with onstage romance and backstage passion. It won the very first Tony Award for Best Musical and features such unforgettable songs as So in Love, Another Op'nin', Another Show, Why Can't You Behave? and Too Darn Hot. Blending the irreverent humor of William Shakespeare and Cole Porter, this brilliant battle of the sexes follows a tempestuous couple as they struggle to present a musical version of Taming of the Shrew. Roman was last seen at Skylight as Yum-Yum in Hot Mikado and Nina in In The Heights. Varela was most recently seen at Skylight as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Daddy Warbucks in Annie. (more...)


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Stephanie J. Block, Caissie Levy, and More Set for TDF Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

"The Chers" STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, TEAL WICKS and MICAELA DIAMOND from THE CHER SHOW; CAISSIE LEVY, Elsa in FROZEN; JAMES T. LANE, Paul in Kiss Me, Kate; and ALI STROKER, Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA! will perform numbers from their shows at TDF's 2019 Gala on Monday, March 11 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/14: KISS ME, KATE Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 14, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Valentine's Day! Before you spend the day with the one you love, catch up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

Michael McCormick and Gizel Jiménez to Journey to Oz in WICKED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this spring. Beginning Monday, February 18, Michael McCormick will assume the role of The Wizard. Gizel Jimenez will assume the role of Nessarose on Tuesday, March 12. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 Season - PETER PAN, MUCH ADO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2019
by - Feb 13, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: MARRY ME A LITTLE at Marigny Theater
by Patrick Honor - Feb 12, 2019

After his extensive Stephen Sondheim cycle at Chatelet, which began with A Little Light Music in 2011 and ended with Passion in 2016, Jean-Luc Choplin is now going on with his introduction to the French public of his favorite Broadway composer at the Marigny Theater, presenting a lesser known song catalogue made of cuts from the master's earlier workers, woven under a themed story of a couple who never gets to meet up. (more...)

Three Carbonell Award Honorees Team up for Special Engagement March 2nd
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Delray Beach Playhouse announces an exciting, special engagement for one night only on March 2nd, LAURA HODOS & SHELLEY KEELOR SING THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK COLLECTION with Music Director, Caryl Fantel. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2019
by - Feb 12, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents Lerner And Loewe's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 11-17, 2019
by BWW Special - Feb 11, 2019

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for February 11-17, 2019. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2019
by - Feb 10, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Winners Announced For Seattle's 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

The votes are in and the nominees have been announced! And now, the worthy recipients of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards are finally able to get the recognition they richly deserve. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Returns To London For Solo Concerts in November 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Kelli O'Hara will return to London in November 2019, after the smash hit run of The King and I at London's Palladium, to play her debut London solo concert engagement at Cadogan Hall. (more...)

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look Into The World Of TOLKIEN At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

On Tuesday, February 12 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street in NYC) gets a behind-the-scenes look at 'Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth,' the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. For one night only at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater, hear about the Tolkien and the landmark exhibition (currently running through May 12 at The Morgan Library & Museum) from John T. McQuillen, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Printed Books & Bindings and organizing curator of the exhibit for the Morgan Library, and Holly Ordway, Ph.D., Professor of English at Houston Baptist University and author of the forthcoming book Tolkien's Modern Sources: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages. Moderated by Corey Olsen, Ph.D., the 'Tolkien Professor' and President of Signum University. (more...)

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