La Cage aux Folles on Tour


HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Wins Three Emmy Awards; Derek McLane Wins 2nd Emmy
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 9, 2017

It was announced at tonight's CREATIVE EMMY AWARDS that NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was the winner of three Emmy Awards (more...)

Gary Sweet Joins the Cast of MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures announced today that legendary Australian actor Gary Sweet will play the role of Muriel's father Bill Heslop in the world premiere of Muriel's Wedding The Musical. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

Cast Complete for ON YOUR FEET! First National Tour, Starting the Salsa in Buffalo This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced complete casting for the First National Tour of the Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!, starring Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a celebration of the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show's opening on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

MNM's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Preview to Benefit LGBT Church in PB Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest, award-winning theatre companies, today announced that the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches and The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research will be the nonprofit partners for the October 5 preview performance of its next production, La Cage aux Folles, which will run October 6-22 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. (more...)

Broadway's Constantine Maroulis to Play 'Che' in EVITA at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary musical, EVITA. This environmental production, created solely for our unique theatre in-the-round, can be seen only at North Shore Music Theatre beginning on Tuesday, September 26 and play thru Sunday, October 8. The cast of EVITA will be led by Briana Carlson-Goodman as Eva and Constantine Maroulis as Che. (more...)

JAG Productions Announces Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Join the company for an evening of food, fashion & fun in collaboration with Revolution's Fall Fashion Show! Proceeds of the $75 per person tab help support events scheduled by JAG Productions for its 2017-2018 season! (more...)

Danny Gardner and Ashley Spencer to Lead CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Danny Gardner (Broadway's Dames at Sea) and Ashley Spencer (Broadway's Grease) are set to star in The Gershwins ' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You at Signature Theatre. (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Natalie O'Donoghue's Nominations
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 22, 2017

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue puts forward her nominations for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre produces Kansas City Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly produces the Kansas City premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA October 27 November 12. Four-time Tony Award winner Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy) based his 2014 play on actual events. (more...)

BWW Review: Go All the Way with THE FULL MONTY at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Sep 21, 2017

It's a fast-paced show, full of life, that is so enjoyable that we forgive any messiness or performance moments that are not up to snuff. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway's Bart Shatto Belts Out One Showstopper After Another at The Rrazz Room
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 21, 2017

Bart Shatto is a star performer. I first heard Bart with the famed theatrical-rock group The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's sung on a couple of their recordings, but toured the country with them for many years, notably singing the songs Old Town Bar seen below. Then I first saw Bart while he played Bud in Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre's fantastic production of The Bridges of Madison County. But Shatto is not only from the world of rock, but the world of theatre, performing in many shows on Broadway & Touring shows including The Civil War, Hands on A Hardbody and Dracula. Shatto also played the pivotal role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway & Touring cast of Les Miserables and played Gus/Growltiger in the National Tour of Cats. (more...)

BWW Interview: Hossan Leong & Nathalie Ribette of FOREVER YOUNG by SingTheatre
by Mathilda Chua - Sep 21, 2017

SingTheatre presents a hilarious jukebox musical Forever Young that will knock you off your chair! (more...)

NewYorkRep Joins Producing Team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Lead producer Joshua Goodman (Come From Away) has announced that NewYorkRep has joined Louise Beard and Gene Fisch, Jr. on the producing team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)

Nick Adams to Headline Pride Films and Plays 'Simply Sensational' Benefit 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, will feature Broadway musical theater star NICK ADAMS, who originated the role of Adam/Felicia in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, in its American premiere on Broadway. Prior to PRISCILLA, Adams had major roles in the hit revivals of A CHORUS LINE, GUYS AND DOLLS, CHICAGO and La Cage aux Folles and leads in productions at top U.S. regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and North Shore Music Theater in the New York metro area, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Adams has also been active in film and television work, with roles in the films SEX AND THE CITY 2, and AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, and the TV series SMASH, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and THE GUIDING LIGHT. The festivities will take place in The Broadway, the 85-seat venue at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for the benefit at $75, and include reserved center-section seating for the 7:15 pm performance. General Admission tickets are $50 and include the performance and a post-show dessert reception.SELECT tickets are also available for a $1,000.00, which includes 2 VIP tickets and admission for two to a show rehearsal with Nick the night before the benefit. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Tovoah Feldshuh and More Join NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 30th Anniversary of No Way to Treat a Lady on Sunday, Oct. 15th @ 7:00. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Robert Mackintosh in association with The Other Palace are delighted to announce casting for the 'Work in Progress' production of Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for FINDING NEVERLAND in Indianapolis This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Broadway in Indianapolis has announced that tickets are on sale now for FINDING NEVERLAND, playing Clowes Memorial Hall October 17-22. (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

King Center Announces Eleven New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

King Center is announcing 11 new shows today and there is something for everyone. For Broadway fans they have Kinky Boots and the world's best-selling magic show, The Illusionists. (more...)

New Musical AT FIRST SIGHT Receives World Premiere at The Mountain Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Mountain Playhouse will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. At First Sight will be presented October 3 - 15. The music and lyrics are by Brandon Lambert. The book was written by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert. The production is directed by Guy Stroman. (more...)

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of WEST SIDE STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a celebration of the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show's opening on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Funny, Tragic and Provocative FIXED Premieres at the Echo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with a funny, tragic and provocative new play by Los Angeles' own Boni B. Alvarez. Dually inspired by Calder n's Spanish Golden Age Drama The Physician Of His Own Honor and the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning, which detailed New York's then-underground drag queen ball culture, Alvarez ups the stakes by setting his story in the heart of L.A.'s Historic Filipinotown. Echo company member Rodney Todirects the world premiere of Fixed, now throughOct. 22 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 2nd Birthday in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

KINKY BOOTS celebrates its 2nd Birthday in London's Adelphi Theatre today, Friday 15 September 2017. Check out a photo from the celebration below! (more...)

VIDEO: Everybody Say Birthday! KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 2nd Birthday in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2017

KINKY BOOTS celebrates its 2nd Birthday in London's Adelphi Theatre today, Friday 15 September 2017. Check out a celebratory video below! (more...)

Clare Burt to Star Alongside Kelsey Grammer in BIG FISH; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Clare Burt is today announced to star as 'Sandra Bloom' alongside the previously announced Kelsey Grammer as 'Edward Bloom' in a new production of John August and Andrew Lippa's BIG FISH THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

Starry A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Adds Ninth Week at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Following weeks of high demand and critical acclaim, Signature Theatre has announced that A Little Night Music will play for an added ninth week an addition of eight performances between October 10 and October 15. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Week for Broadway in South Bend's 2017-18 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS, A CHORUS LINE and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre League has announced that individual tickets go on sale for the 2017-18 Broadway In South Bend Series Monday, September 18, 2017 at The Morris Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Signature Theatre has just announced that A Little Night Music will play for an added ninth week - an addition of eight performances between October 10 and October 15. They also released a new trailer with footage from the show - check it out below! (more...)

Southport 40th Anniversary in NYC to Include Bob Dorough Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Noctambulo @ Pangea presents 'A Musical Celebration of Jazz Legend Bob Dorough' starring Joanie Pallatto and Bradley Parker-Sparrow with special guests Martha Lorin, Christiana Moffa, Bill Nolte, Deanna Witkowski. Part of the Southport 40th Anniversary Celebration in NYC and Chicago Plus a CD Party for Joanie & Sparrow's new CD Float Out to Sea One Show Only! Noctambulo @ Pangea 178 2nd Ave (between 11th & 12th Streets) NY, NY 10003 212-995-0900 Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Music Charge: $25.00 online or $30.00 at the Door (Cash Only) Drink/Food Min: $20.00 http://www.cafenoctambulo.com/ (more...)

TheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe will run October 5 through November 5, 2017 (please note date change). THE WOLVES is the 1st show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season, (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Samantha Massell, Christian Michael Camporin, Sean MacLaughlin, Lori Wilner and More to Star in Goodspeed's Reworked RAGS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Join Rebecca and David Hershkowitz as they journey to a 'brand new world' in Goodspeed's reinvented Rags. Original creators Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz have teamed up with David Thompson, who has adapted Joseph Stein's book, to rework this timely and inspiring piece. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 30th, 2017: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Announces Tour and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL to Strike in a City Near You on Tour Next Fall and more! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes CATS Star Tyler Hanes
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, Theater People podcast welcomes CATS star Tyler Hanes. Since making his Broadway debut as a teenager in 2002's OKLAHOMA, Hanes has racked up nine Broadway credits including HAIRSPRAY, THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE, and ON THE TOWN. (more...)

Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III to Star in NC Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Star of stage and screen, Sandy Duncan, and Raleigh's own, Ira David Wood III will both return to the North Carolina Theatre stage this January in the upcoming production of "Love Letters." Directed by Guy Stroman, the limited engagement runs January 12-21, 2018 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Original Broadway 'Elvis' to Star in HEARTBREAK HOTEL Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

From the creator of Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, the Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the World Premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, as part of its 85th anniversary season, on stage August 30 to September 30. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Signature Theatre presents A Little Night Music, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). A Little Night Music runs now through October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum Brings Bling, Liberace Costumes, and More to Boca
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Costume Museum at The Wick in Boca Raton will showcase a sparkling tribute to the ultimate in glamour for their fifth season exhibit. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Holly Twyford and More in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Signature Theatre presents A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for Broadway In Thousand Oaks' 2017-18 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Theater League has announced that individual tickets go on sale for the 2017-18 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series Monday, August 28, 2017. (more...)

Doo-Wop Musical LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Wraps Up CRT's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 46th annual summer season of professional live theatre with the regional premiere of the fun and funny doo-wop musical, "Life Could Be a Dream". Written and created by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Roger Bean and Jon Newton, the show features some of the greatest pop hits of the 1950's and '60's. Performances will run for three weeks, from August 30 - September 16 with evening show times at 7:30.  Matinees are available on September 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and 13th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. (more...)

Announcing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

2018 will mark a year of change for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well.               (more...)

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