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North American Regional Premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU Opens in Thunder Bay
by Taylor Long - Sep 8, 2017

Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON is excited to announce the dynamic and thrilling cast for the North American Regional premiere of the musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. Directed by Magnus Theatre's Artistic Director Thom Currie, WE WILL ROCK YOU is the inaugural production of our 2017-2018 season, opening September 8 and running through September 23. (more...)

VILLAINS: An 80's Musical Cabaret Comes to Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Small but Mighty Productions is proud to close their 2017 season with Villains: an 80s Musical Cabaret, which will be premiering at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - Cabaret Space (12 Alexander St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4). (more...)

16th Street Theater Season 2018 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

16th Street Theater announces their Season Eleven 2018: Heroes featuring five thrilling plays about combat and those who wield weapons by authors Kathleen Cahill and Sean Christopher Lewis, and Chicago writers Ike Holter, Aline Lathrop, and J. Joseph Cox. Who are protected and served, and what are the consequences? When violence surrounds, how does one learn to speak another language? (more...)

SHOW QUEEN Returns Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Start spreading the news! Sydney's favourite cabaret night, SHOW QUEEN, is back starting Sunday 24 September. Hosted by Trevor Ashley, SHOW QUEEN features a handpicked line-up of Australia's most talented and celebrated musical theatre stars alongside the next generation of performers. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

THE LAST 5 YEARS Gets Reimagining with Piano Accompaniment at Taproot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier will present Jason Robert Brown's beloved off-Broadway musical The Last 5 Years, this September 21 through October 2 in the Taproot Theatre's Isaac Studio Black Box. Linda Whitney, Artistic Director for Olympia, WA-based Harlequin Productions, will direct. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand.  (more...)

Zurich Film Festival to Honor Jake Gyllenhaal with Golden Eye Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Zurich Film Festival is delighted to honour Academy Award®-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal with their prestigious Golden Eye Award at this year's Festival. Gyllenhaal will be in Zurich to present STRONGER as a Gala Premiere on Tuesday, October 3rd. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 7
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 7, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

2016-17 METAs Nominees Announced, Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) recognize and celebrate outstanding artistic work in English Theatre performed throughout Montreal. The peer-juried awards promote professional and emerging English theatre artists and companies, to heighten their visibility both regionally and beyond, and to elevate the level of critical discourse about theatre in Montreal among artists and with the community at large (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...)

2017/18 Professional Training Institute Ensemble Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble, an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble includes Elliott Brotherhood, Juliana Garcia-Malacara-Flynn, Lindsay Gleason, Durran Goodwin Jr., Kamani Graham, Meguire Hennes, Nathan Kabara, Maricella Kessenich, Logan Muñoz, Bradley Nowacek, Reese Parish, Dominic Schiro, Payton Elizabeth Stovall, Kenyon Terrell, Saleaqua Winston, and Mainyia Xiong.  These sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

PHOTO: On Set with Will Smith & Cast of Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN; Production Now Underway
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Casting for ALADDIN, the live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London. Below, check out a selfie of ALADDIN cast members Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari (more...)

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

On This 21st of September, Celebrate LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Day!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

On the twenty third day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not to long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence... Happy Little Shop of Horrors day! (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)

SISTER ACT to Get in the Habit at Community Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Community Little Theatre (Auburn) is pleased to announce the cast and crew of the first production of their 78th Season, 'Sister Act.' (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Don't feed the plants! One of the longest running Off Broadway hits of all time makes its Flat Rock Playhouse debut in this hilarious musical comedy about a boy and his bloodthirsty plant. Little Shop of Horrors hits the Mainstage October 6th and runs through October 21 at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth and More Celebrate Kathy Najimy with GMHC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) on Monday night honored multitalented performer Kathy Najimy with the 2017 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS at Joe's Pub in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Kyle Jurassic Talks 'BUDDY' at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 19, 2017

KYLE JURASSIC (Buddy Holly) is elated to be making his Dutch Apple debut. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Kyle about the production. (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...)

Only Two Weeks Left to Catch 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed five star London Fringe Premiere production of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village is entering it's final two weeks running until Sunday 1st October 2017. (more...)

Immersion Theatre Announces 2018 UK Tour of THE JUNGLE BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Following their critically-acclaimed 2017 summer tour of The Wind in the Willows, Immersion Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that they will be bringing their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of the family classic, The Jungle Book! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

YouTube Comedy Group Tin Can Brothers Crowdfund Original Webseries and Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

YouTube comedy group, the Tin Can Brothers, are crowdfunding their newest project, THE WAYWARD GUIDE FOR THE UNTRAINED EYE , a web series with a companion podcast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, with music & lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields, directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, with musical direction by Shane Parus, running now through November 26, 2017 and December 28, 2017 - January 28, 2018. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

(mostly)musicals: SING OUT to Feature Michael-Leon Wooley, Deedee Magno Hall, and Sharon McNight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Following (mostly)musicals' sold-out July show, independent Means, the series will return to Upstairs at Vitello's on Monday, September 25th at 7:30pm for their 25th edition, SING OUT! (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

ASSASSINS Extends for Additional Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Due to popular demand, Hayes Theatre Co have extended their season of Assassins until October 22. Due to open tomorrownight (Tuesday September 19) after four sold out previews, the theatre's first Stephen Sondheim musical has been highly anticipated and the show is already garnering glowing audience responses. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Joint Starts Jumpin' in La Mirada's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (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...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALMOST, MAINE Are Most-Produced High School Shows for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From the 50-yard line to front-row center, high schools are a central aspect of community life. While the identity with sports may not be surprising, the realization about school theatre may be. (more...)

Mira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Opera America & Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Aviva Players will present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg. (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...)

Kerry Butler, Charl Brown to Tribute Tarantino with The Adam Levowitz Orchestra at B.B. Kings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

This coming Monday, The Adam Levowitz Orchestra is bringing full, original renditions of the songs that gave Quentin Tarantino's films their lasting allure and cult status with very special guest star, Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can). (more...)

Queen's Theatre Presents THE LADYKILLERS Adapted by Father Ted writer Graham Linehan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is excited to be co-producing a new side-splitting adaption of the much-loved Ealing classic comedy, The Ladykillers, which runs at the theatre from 3 - 21 October. (more...)

Lillias White, John Tartaglia, Kate Flannery and More Set for 'BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE' Benefit for the Homeless in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Times Square, 42nd Street, Broadway; the heart of New York City. But for One Night Only, Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Great White Way is coming to LA with its best and brightest for Broadway to the Rescue: A Benefit for the Homeless at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Star in 5-Star Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Will Get Raised Up with SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is pleased to announce the return of one of its most highly-acclaimed productions, SISTER ACT The Divine Musical Comedy, for a limited fall-winter run on its Main Stage. SISTER ACT will open to a week of preview performances on November 3, 2017. The official opening night is Friday, November 10th. (cast list below) (more...)

Wish Granted! Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Announces Release Date
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London for Disney's ALADDIN, the live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, and Entertainment Weekly has revealed the film's release date: May 24, 2019. (more...)

Peel the Power! BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL Flies to London this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel, is a unique member of the superhero ranks. Our handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, but this superhero has 'the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels.' Which isn't much. (more...)

Music On Stage presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MUSIC ON STAGE, now in its 60th Season, announces casting for Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns To Vitello's for 25th Edition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Following their sold out July show, independent MEANS, (mostly)musicals is delighted to return to Upstairs at Vitello's for their 25th edition, SING OUT! on Monday, September 25th, 2017. (more...)

NYTB's Choreography Lab Puts Steps to Four New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The fourth season of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab continues on Monday, September 18, 2017 at The Cell. (more...)

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