La Cage aux Folles on Tour

Edward Watts and Ellie Fishman Lead Goodspeed's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

River City's about to get the last thing they expected ? and the very thing they need ? in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin' dance-filled classic running April 12 - June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2019]. (more...)

BWW Review: Boys will be Girls in this Glorious LE CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Steve Callahan - Mar 5, 2019

The New Line Theatre is such a reliable source of great musical theater. Now they have opened a very fine production of what, curiously, has become something of a beloved old standard-La Cage aux Folles. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into Thrasher-Horne
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Finding Neverland opens at Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park, FL on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available now at or by calling (904) 276-6815.  Prices range from $49 to $79. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

State Theatre New Jersey presents the Broadway musical Finding Neverland for three performances on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8pm, and Saturday, March 23 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$108. (more...)

Meet the Cast of HADESTOWN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019

Hadestown begins preview performances tonight, March 22, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Review: FALSETTOS at SHN Golden Gate Theatre: outstanding 2016 revival hits the road in this musical masterpiece by James Lapine and William Finn.
by Steve Murray - Mar 22, 2019

BWW Review: FALSETTOS at SHN Golden Gate Theatre: outstanding 2016 revival hits the road in this musical masterpiece by James Lapine and William Finn. (more...)

Nashville's Circle Players Reveals Shows for Upcoming 70th Anniversary Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2019

Circle Players, one of Tennessee's oldest community theater organizations, has announced the slate of shows for its 70th anniversary season, including some of the most requested shows in the company's history which will be 'revisited' for the special season. Circle Players revealed the shows to be included in its upcoming 70th season during a party last night on the 30th floor of Nashville's L&C Tower. (more...)

SWEAT Runs March 29 Through April 13 At Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Salt Lake City Pioneer Theatre Company presents Lynn Nottage's award-winning drama, Sweat, in its Utah regional premiere, running Friday, March 29 April 13, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Concert Glistens
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 16, 2019

In the concert production of La Cage aux Folles at Pioneer Theatre Company, tears glisten as often as the sequins. (more...)

MainStreet Announces Cast & Creative Team For THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The treasured tale by Hans Christian Andersen of a wise bird that helps save a kingdom gets a new twist in this adaptation set in 18th-century China. The West Coast Premiere of The Emperor's Nightingale by Damon Chua, directed by Tim Dang, opens May 4th and runs through May 19th at the Lewis Family Playhouse. Tickets are priced at $18.00 for General admission, and $16.00 for Seniors and Youth up to age 12. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Announces 46th Anniversary Season for 2019-2020
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, is delighted to announce its 46th Anniversary Season for 2019-2020. Building on the success and acclaim the theatre has attained nationwide over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present a magnificent season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

David Engel Joins TWIST OF FATE A Musical In Concert At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

David Engel (La Cage aux Folles, Seussical, Forever Plaid) joins the cast when FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ron Abel and Lissa Levin's Twist of Fate, a musical comedy in concert, on Wednesday, March 20th, at 9:30 pm. With Abel's electrifying flamenco/pop score and Levin's Kleban Award-winning book, Twist of Fate is as compelling as the unique first amendment case on which it is based. What happens when a gypsy fortuneteller fights to legalize fortunetelling in 1970's Los Angeles? (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season; SISTER ACT, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, EVITA and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

 The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible six-show lineup for its 201920 season. First, The 5th will stage a lavish production of Austen's Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice. For the holidays, The 5th will create a brand new staging of Shrek The Musical, which premiered at The 5th in 2008. The New Year kicks off with Stu for Silverton, which continues its developmental journey as a part of The 5th's New Musical Development Program. Next comes a joyful 5th Avenue Theatre original production of Sister Act, followed by an exclusive, limited two-week engagement of Once On This Island. The season will close with an original staging of the epic masterpiece, Evita. Additionally, The 5th will host a one-week run of the national tour of Jersey Boys. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Announces Its 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli are proud to announce the 10 major productions and 2 festivals of the much anticipated 2019-2020 Season, the non-profit theatre's 47th year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Makes Its Way to The Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON-a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UK-has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in St. Louis at The Fabulous Fox Theatre for 2 weeks, April 23 - May 5. To purchase tickets, visit, call 314-534-1111 or visit the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Ticket prices start at $27.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At LA CAGE AUX FOLLES At New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

What happens when the son of a middle-aged gay couple brings home the daughter of an arch-conservative politician -- and her parents -- for dinner? (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces THE PROMPTER For The 2019 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season will be the World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director. The other two previously announced shows will be the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE, which will now run from June 25 - July 21. This new play is by Alan Fox and will be directed by three-time Tony Award Winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The third show will be a bold new re-envisioning of Irving Berlin's classic musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, (July 30 - August 25) with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields. This production will be directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon). The casts and creative teams will be announced soon. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at (more...)

Schimmel Center At Pace University Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission. (more...)

YANK Comes to Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Theatre has a long history of mirroring social injustice and highlighting deeply personal struggles. While scores of plays illuminating the real-life issues of heterosexuals have been written over the years, the stories of the lives of those in the gay community have often been over-simplified or entirely overlooked. (more...)

YANK! Is Coming To Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Theatre has a long history of mirroring social injustice and highlighting deeply personal struggles. While scores of plays illuminating the real-life issues of heterosexuals have been written over the years, the stories of the lives of those in the gay community have often been over-simplified or entirely overlooked. (more...)

New Line Premieres Gilbert and Sullivan's Long-Lost BLOODY KING OEDIPUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' has announced a free public reading of Gilbert and Sullivan's BLOODY KING OEDIPUS, Monday night, Jan. 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the Marcelle Theater, in the Grad Center Arts District. (more...)

New 2019 Musical Season From Pint Of Wine Theatre Includes QUEEN OF THE MIST and MAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Pint of Wine Theatre Company, an innovative theatre company providing opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to challenge the conventions on how theatre should be presented, is excited to announce its full 2019 season: the UK premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist in April at the Jack Studio Theatre, a full production of the iconic Mame in December at the Cockpit Theatre, a new song and dance production with multi-disciplinary artist Lemington Ridley in the Autumn and a four night cabaret festival in June at the Bussey Building. (more...)

Amas Premieres Musical VICTORY TRAIN in Staged Readings Ft. Judy McLane and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab, in association with LaVie Productions, will present staged readings of Victory Train, a new musical, with book, music and lyrics by David Buskin and Jake Holmes. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by David McKibbin - Feb 7, 2019

The Broward Stage Door Theatre is slowly but steadily growing into its new Lauderhill home. The Producers is a show that can challenge any major regional theatre with its performance and technical demands. The Stage Door has taken on said challenge with grace. Throughout the show's month-long run, audiences have laughed at the show's timeless Mel Brooks humor and were moved by some high-quality performances. (more...)

Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Gets Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) and Yellow Sound Label announce the release of the original cast recording of Kristen Childs' rowdy, wild, and hilarious Bella: An American Tall Tale. Hard copies of the album, produced by Michael Croiter, can be purchased at and beginning February 22, when it will also become available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Direct CURIOUS INCIDENT at Weathervane
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman will direct the Weathervane Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as part of season 54. Based on  the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, Curious Incident premiered in London at the National Theatre before transferring to Broadway where it was awarded the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Curious Incident joins the alternating on August 12. Casting and creative team info will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Velma Celli's A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG Is A Fantastic Celebration Of A Beautifully Bold Artform
by Jade Kops - Feb 5, 2019

The bold, brilliant and beautiful Velma Celli made her Sydney debut to an enthralled crowd with her informative, intimate and highly entertaining A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG. (more...)

Gavin Creel Joins Kathryn W. Stein Memorial Concert At 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

92Y announces award-winner Gavin Creel for the annual Kathryn W. Stein Memorial Concert, on Monday, June 17 at 2 pm. Creel will pay homage to the American musical songbook and recreate memorable songs from his distinguished Broadway career, including his Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning role in Hello, Dolly!, performing with Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters, Waitress, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony nomination), La Cage aux Folles, Hair (Tony nomination), The Book of Mormon and She Loves Me. Creel also garnered an Olivier Award for his performance in The Book of Mormon in London. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for MURIEL'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23.  The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4.   (more...)

New Tickets On Sale For The Melbourne Season Of MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. (more...)

The Lincoln Center Theater Production Of FALSETTOS Comes To Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Jujamcyn Theaters and NETworks Presentations presents the North American Tour of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese, Margo Seibert, and More Feature in BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cast Announced For Pioneer Theatre Company's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

A cast list has been announced for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of La Cage aux Folles, the beloved gender-bending musical comedy and winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical. La Cage aux Folles is the only Broadway musical to win the Tony for Best Revival twice, and is the source material for the hit film The Birdcage. The concert-style production runs just three performances, March 15 and 16, 2019, and is an add-on to PTC's 2018-2019 season. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Sarah Frankcom, Royal Exchange Artistic Director, creates a brand-new version of Broadway's biggest musical WEST SIDE STORY for the Royal Exchange Theatre's unique in-the-round stage. Celebrated for her reinterpretations of American classics, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and her award-winning production OUR TOWN, she brings a new focus to the gang culture of the iconic Sharks and Jets with new choreography from Aletta Collins and orchestration by Jason Carr. The production runs in the Theatre from 6 April - 25 May. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

The Off-Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off-Broadway producing process on Saturday, March 9, 2019. (more...)

TOTO TALKS! Celebrates Stonewall's 50th And The Wizard Of Oz' 80th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019

In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks! (more...)

PIPPIN Returns to Albuquerque For a Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019

After a nine-year hiatus, the Tony-winning Pippin is back with a new production by Landmark Musicals (which presented that 2010 production) in eight performances beginning March 16 at the Rodey Theatre on the University of New Mexico campus. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Class Act NY Presents FROM L.A. TO BROADWAY Featuring Lauren 'Coco' Cohn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

On Monday February 18, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, proudly presented "From L.A. to Broadway," a cabaret featuring talented young actors performing songs from Broadway shows that had their origination on the silver screen. (more...)

LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS se despide de Barcelona
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Feb 22, 2019

Este domingo 24 de febrero se despide del Teatre Tivoli de Barcelona uno de los exitos de la temporada, LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS, que se embarcara en una gira por el pais a partir del proximo mes de septiembre, empezando por Madrid. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Direct from London's West End and Broadway, The Barricade Boys are back on the road with their sensational and critically acclaimed national tour! Featuring fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and stacks of charm, The Barricade Boys showcase the UK's finest male voices from the world's longest running musical Les Miserables. (more...)

Next Stop Broadway Musical Theater Program For Youth To Begin At DPAC In Summer 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

DPAC is proud to announce Next Stop BROADWAY, a new week-long musical theater program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. A staff of esteemed Broadway professionals, headed by Broadway veteran Tony Parise, will teach participants songs and choreography from two hit shows from the 'Golden Age of Broadway' and cast members will create their own presentations based on shows in the upcoming DPAC season and other hit musicals. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season and New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces the 2019-20 season of four mainstage productions. The company will also inaugurate their Youth Theatre Project, a two-week musical theatre intensive for teenagers to be held June 10-23, 2019. Additionally, they will continue the Spinning Tree Sings! cabaret series featuring Kansas City-based musical theatre and jazz vocalists. Spinning Tree will produce its ninth season at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Presents The Gershwin Musical MY ONE AND ONLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Gershwins s'wonderful musical My One and Only tap dances its way onto the Wagner College Theatre Mainstage from February 21-March 3, 2019, under the direction of Ann Neiman (WCT's 42nd Street and Into the Woods), with choreography by John Scacchetti (Broadway's 42nd Street and Gypsy revivals) and music direction by David Sisco (WCT's Hair and La Cage aux Folles). (more...)

Ryan Spahn, Connor Delves, and Eric Bermudez Lead Reading of STARCROSSED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Tybalt and Mercutio now fill the roles of the star crossed lovers born to be enemies. Constructed around Shakespeare's original dialogue and expanded upon into a love story of intrigue, scheming, and hope, two beloved characters get new life, as they each grow into individuals hoping to find a companion in a world where their sexuality has no voice or champion. (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...)

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...)

Actors Fund to Honor Rita Moreno, Harvey Fierstein, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Actors Fund will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 29, 2019. The evening will celebrate Tony Award-winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein; Chairman & CEO of the John Gore Organization and Tony Award-winning producer and acclaimed director John Gore; International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and International labor leader and community advocate Matthew D. Loeb; and Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno and present to them The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. (more...)

Magic Thread Cabaret Announces Its 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC is delighted to follow its successful inaugural season with another carefully curated lineup for 2019 of diverse and dynamic artists, all of whom have ties to Indianapolis. Magic Thread Cabaret prides itself on showcasing both new and veteran talent and 'Connecting Songs to the Soul' for audiences just discovering cabaret and long-time enthusiasts who've helped make Central Indiana a mecca for this urbane and intimate art form. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

What happens when the son of a middle-aged gay couple brings home the daughter of an arch-conservative politician -- and her parents -- for dinner? (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions with FALSETTOS' Nick Adams
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 11, 2019

Experienced actor Nick Adams takes on the role of Whizzer in FALSETTOS, a national tour of the 2016 Lincoln Center revival of this Tony-awarded show that originally debuted in 1992. Here, he shares a little about his role and career before coming to The Ordway in Saint Paul. (more...)

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