La Cage aux Folles on Tour


BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE ROUNDUP in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 31, 2018

The weather is heating up and the Midlands are slowing down, but there's still plenty of theatre in town to take in! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre Presents YEAST NATION
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," presents the area premiere of YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, the world's first bio-historical musical, a comic political thriller with book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, the subversive geniuses behind the award-winning Broadway musical Urinetown, running May 31-June 23, 2018 at the Marcelle Theater in the Grand Center Arts District.  (more...)

Trans Voices Cabaret PRIDE Edition Comes to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

After selling out their first three performances, Trans Voices Cabaret returns to The Duplex for a special Pride week show with an even bigger cast of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming performers on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 6:30pm, with direction by Donnie Cianciotto and musical direction by Anessa Marie. (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Run at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th. (more...)

Deborah Grace Winer Celebrates Barbara Cook At 54 Below Featuring Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer continues her 3-part Feinstein's/54 Below series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook with its season finale on Sunday, June 17th, TILL THERE WAS YOU: A CELEBRATION OF Barbara Cook with Musical Direction by Mark Hummel and direction by Mark Waldrop. Ms. Winer will host a glittering parade of Broadway divas including Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba; Tony nominees Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker and Christiane Noll; Linda Purl, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas and K.T. Sullivan, who will raise their voices in celebration of Barbara Cook, one of the greatest interpreters of the American Songbook. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Manchester Dates of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Having opened to rave reviews at the beginning of this year, the UK and Ireland tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical has announced today that Craige Els will extend his contract and play Miss Trunchbull at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 18th September to 24th November 2018. (more...)

Former Cazenovia Resident To Premiere One Man Show At The New Redhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

TADEUSZ VON MOLTKE (NBC's THE BLACKLIST; DJ Khaled/Jay Z's video 'I Got the Keys' (EPIC RECORDS); DIXON PLACE 2018 QT: RAINBOWS ACROSS THE DIASPORA) will be the principal featured actor in: THEA MUSGRAVE: A 90th BIRTHDAY CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY. (more...)

Donald Corren, Brandon Andrus, and More Lead Goodspeed's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late? (more...)

VIDEO: Kelsey Grammer Invites You To BE OUR GUEST At The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

This weekend Beauty and the Beast took The Hollywood Bowl by storm when an all-star cast featuring Zooey Deschanel (Belle), Taye Diggs (Gaston), Rebel Wilson (LaFou), Jane Krakowski (Mrs. Potts), Anthony Evans (Beast), and Kelsey Grammer (Lumiere) performed songs from the film in concert. In the video below, watch Kelsey Grammer perform a show-stopping 'Be Our Guest' (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Makes Israeli Premiere; All Proceeds To LGBT Teen Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2018

Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman's La Cage aux Folles will make its Israeli premiere this July, as announced by production company The Tramp. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Kick Off Pittsburgh CLO's 72nd Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to open the 2018 Summer Season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Broadway sensation, ON YOUR FEET!, June 12-17 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh CLO remains steadfastly dedicated to the creation of new work, and co-produced the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! as part of this ongoing commitment. Pittsburgh CLO has brought over 20 new shows to their "Feet" on the Broadway stage, including the recent productions of An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical and many others. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Cast Album Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

The Off-Broadway musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, released its digital cast album on May 22 in honor of Harvey Milk's birthday, it is available now, in stores at a date TBA. (more...)

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25.  (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

Award Winning Production of THE INVISIBLE HAND Opens At TheaterWorks, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director announced today that TheaterWorks  will present the Westport Country Playhouse's acclaimed production of THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar, May 24 through June 23, 2018.  THE INVISIBLE HAND is the fourth show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season. (more...)

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE ROUNDUP in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 24, 2018

Town and Workshop close out their seasons while a Broadway classic opens in Sumter and Trustus hosts Preach Jacobs in a one night only performance event! (more...)

The Dirty Blondes Celebrate 6 Years Of Making Feminist Theater With DRAG
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Dirty Blondes, the feminist theater company behind the critically acclaimed production of The American Play at Soho Playhouse, will celebrate their six years of creating theater with a special event called DRAG. Featuring some of the most exciting and emerging drag performers in New York City, DRAG will celebrate inclusivity by deconstructing stereotypes, defying expectations and honoring individuality - everything The Dirty Blondes stands for as a theater company. DRAG will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge (located at 158 Bleecker Street, between Sullivan and Thompson Streets) with doors opening at 7:00pm and performances beginning at 7:30pm. (more...)

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Ashley Hoff To Attend A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Followed By A Talkback Thursday, May 24
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, will host Los Vegas shooting survivor, Ashley Hoff on Thursday, May 24 at 7pm. She will be part of a post- show talkback. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents The Southern California Premiere Of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Celebrate America and the beginnings of our country's musical theatre history with a new look at the life of George M. Cohan in the Southern California premiere of Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Yankee Doodle Dandy! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 6-22, 2018.  For tickets go to www.musical.org, call (562) 856-1999 ext. 4 or visit the MTW Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Popejoy Press: New Subscriptions Available Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The 2018-2019 season includes six Broadway shows, headlined by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Blockbuster Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Also coming as part of the Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico series are Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music, Kinky Boots, and the newly-restaged Cats. RENT 20THANNIVERSARY TOUR will also tour to Popejoy as a Broadway Extra. (more...)

Photo Flash: A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Celebrates 100 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The Off-Broadway musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, celebrated its 100th performance at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street) on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: What's Your Damage? Get a Sneak Peek of the Cast of HEATHERS in London
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2018

Heathers comes to The Other Palace beginning June 9th. Official London Theatre is giving fans a sneak peek at the cast of the hit musical. Watch the clips of the cast below, including Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer! (more...)

Eddie Clendening Returns to HEARTBREAK HOTEL, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Broadway In Chicago, the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises today, are delighted to announce the full casting for HEARTBREAK HOTEL, a musical premiere that will ignite the stage of the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) beginning June 30, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre, Future Home to Broadway-Bound MOULIN ROUGE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) offers a look inside the newly refurbished and restored Emerson Colonial Theatre, which is set to open to the public later this month with the first preview performance of the world premiere pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on June 27, 2018. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Presentación de LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jun 5, 2018

El proximo 20 de septiembre llega al Teatre Tivoli de Barcelona la nueva produccion de LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS, dirigida por Àngel Llacery protagonizada por el mismo e Ivan Labanda. (more...)

City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

???????This year's Wawa Welcome America festival, a weeklong July 4 celebration, will honor the 40th anniversary of The Philly POPS and its contributions to the community through its music education program and concert series honoring the military, veterans, and first responders. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Celebrate 100th Performance Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, will celebrate its 100th performance at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street) on Tuesday, June 5 (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Dazzles at the Redhouse Arts Center
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 3, 2018

The Redhouse Arts Center is now entertaining Syracuse audiences with none other than the hilarious and bold musical comedy La Cage aux Folles. With fabulous direction by Cassie Abate, the Tony Award-winning musical is without a doubt dazzling, powerful, heartwarming, and full of laughs. It is pure comedic fun mixed with a powerful lesson on acceptance. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 3
by Audition Roundup - Jun 3, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 3, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Play Final Performance June 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street) will end its extended run, as planned, on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (more...)

BWW CLOSE UP: LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jun 22, 2018

El proximo 14 septiembre llega al Teatre Tivoli de Barcelona la nueva produccion de LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS, dirigida y protagonizada por Àngel Llacer, que comparte cartel con Ivan Labanda, y que mejor motivo para hacer un repaso por la historia de este clasico de Broadway que tantas barreras ha roto. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong July 4 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

This year's Wawa Welcome America festival, a weeklong July 4 celebration, will honor the 40th anniversary of The Philly POPS and its contributions to the community through its music education program and concert series honoring the military, veterans, and first responders. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Robin de Jesus Celebrates Pride with Rainbow Meringues!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2018

In this episode, just in time for NYC Pride, we bring you a star from THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Robin de Jesus! Check out the recipe for Katie's Rainbow Meringues below! (more...)

Philly POPS Announces Music Director-Designate: Todd Ellison
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Encore Series, Inc., presenter of The Philly POPS, announced today that Todd Ellison will begin his tenure as Music Director and Principal Conductor on July 1, 2019. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Featuring The Music Of Neil Sedaka
by Carol Kassie - Jun 18, 2018

Stage Door Theatre's final production in their long-time venue on Sample Road, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, will open in Theatre 1 on July 6th and run through August 12th.   (The company's next production, La Cage aux Folles, will open in their new home at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center on August 31st.) (more...)

Stephen Bogardus And More Star In New CD GAY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Gay Love'--being released June 29th--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage aux Folles'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Kristy Cates ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory') and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes,  Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen. (more...)

Catch The Fever! CRT Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

For the second production in their 47th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to dust off those leisure suits and platform shoes for the musical stage version of the iconic 1970's Paramount/SRO film Saturday Night Fever. Based on a story by Nik Cohn, the movie was adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks, with the North American version written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinati.  The production features the Grammy Award winning songs by the Bee Gees. (more...)

PETER PAN Takes Flight At North Shore Music Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2018 Musical Season with the family favorite musical, PETER PAN, set to take flight beginning on Tuesday, July 10 and playing through Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Carlos Lopez, Madison Claire Parks, and More Lead the Cast of TUTS' GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) introduces the cast of its final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls! (more...)

MNM Theatre Company Confirms Casts For Next Two Musicals At The Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today confirmed the casts for its next two major productions at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse: the witty I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and the sentimental favorite My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Both shows will be directed by Dom Ruggiero with Caryl Fantel serving as music director. (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Welcomes Final Company; Closing Performance 12 January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

A hit with audiences since it opened in September 2015, Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, will play its final performance at London's Adelphi Theatre on 12 January 2019. (more...)

Winners Annouced For The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize At 12th Anniversary West End Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

This afternoon the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize were announced at the 12th anniversary West End Gala at the Savoy Theatre which was hosted Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jun 10, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 10, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings a SOUND OF MUSIC Classic with the New York Philharmonic
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2018

Check out brand-new video below of opera and Broadway legend, Audra McDonald. tackling 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from the classic musical The Sound of Music, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic for her Sing Happy concert. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes Fort Wayne Civic Theatre February 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The musical La Cage aux Folles, based on the movie 'The Birdcage' with Robin Williams, is coming to Fort Wayne Civic Theatre from February 17, 2019, to March 4, 2019.  (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

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