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WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES by Charles Miller Returns to London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

It's new year's eve 1999 and Jennifer and Christopher welcome you to the party of parties. But when everyone has something they want to change, and plenty they want to hide, the party starts to fall apart. The clock is ticking, and when midnight strikes, what will the new year bring? (more...)

Photo Flash: The Gang's All Here! Meet the Company of FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment present FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical. Performances are set to begin on October 13 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) and continue through December 31. The company just held its first rehearsal, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share photos 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 Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More! (more...)

Neglected Musicals Announces ME & MY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Neglected Musicals will present ME & MY GIRL at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 25 October. Directed by Trevor Ashley, this West End and Broadway hit of the 1980's will be the first time the musical has been performed in Australia for over 20 years Winner of two Olivier Wards and three Tony's, ME & MY GIRL is set the late 1930s and tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill Snibson, who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford. Featuring the popular musical numbers Lambeth Walk, Leaning on Lamppost and Me & My Girl. (more...)

West End Stars from WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, DREAMGIRLS and More Join Songwriter Joey Contreras' London Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Award-winning New York songwriter Joey Contreras is bringing his blend of contemporary musical theatre and pop music to the Live At Zedel stage for one night only on Sunday, 24 September. (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with their 23rd Edition of IN DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For their 3rd show of 2017, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge for their 23nd edition, In DREAMS, on Monday, May 22nd at 7:30pm. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 3, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 3, the day of THE BIG PAYBACK, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's annual initiative to help local non-profits add to their coffers during a 24-hour online fundraising/giving event that has arts organizations coming up with new and clever ways to get their supporters to take part: We urge you to show your support throughout the day for your favorite arts non-profits and to help keep the lights on, the curtains up and your friends gainfully employed. (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Present PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following on the heels of the hilarious Lucky Stiff and the poignant  JOHN & JEN, Street Theatre Company presents PIPPIN. This venerable musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson opened on Broadway in 1972 under the brilliant direction of Bob Fosse and went on to receive 5 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk awards the following year. A fully reimagined Broadway revival in 2013 won the show 4 more Tonys, 4 more Drama Desks, plus a slew of other awards. (more...)


by Shari Barrett - May 22, 2017

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Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/19 - MAMMA MIA at the Bowl and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/19 - MAMMA MIA at the Bowl and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Co-op's To-Die-For Musical LUCKY STIFF is Full of Quirky Charm
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2017

Before Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty teamed up for iconic works like Ragtime, Once on this Island, and their current Broadway hit Anastasia,they wrote a crazy little musical called Lucky Stiff. It was their first collaboration and, though it never made it to Broadway, it won the pair a Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre and launched a 30-year partnership that has helped shape the genre ever since. (more...)

Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents a talk back with star of FUN HOME and President of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Kate Shindle, following the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Co-Op presents LUCKY STIFF
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fifth and final show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the killer musical from the writers of Ragtime and Once On This Island, Lucky Stiff, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Taylor Stephenson and directed by Stephen Van Dorn.   (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' presents LITTLE FISH This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Kasey Alfonso, playing July 9 - August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for LITTLE FISH are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Christopher Ashley Came from Away for Tonys Day!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2017

The fun never stops for Christopher Ashley, who, following news of his third Tony nomination, has returned to his post as Artistic Director at La Jolla Playhouse to direct a new musical- Escape to Margaritaville. Below, watch as he explains why Come From Away has been a passion project and why he adores his family at the Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! Closes Second Season with SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, closes out its second season with the heart-warming Broadway hit musical, Seussical The Musical. This imaginative and magical tale centers around the beloved characters from the world of Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many 'thinks.' (more...)

COME FROM AWAY's Christopher Ashley Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Direction of a Musical, COME FROM AWAY's Christopher Ashley
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Come From Away. He also received nominations for MEMPHIS and THE ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW. His other Broadway credits include Xanadu, Leap of Faith, and All Shook Up. West End credits include Memphis. (more...)

Neglected Musicals to Present MAME at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Neglected Musicals will present MAME at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 5 July.  Directed by Richard Carroll, this 1966 Broadway hit will be the first time the musical has been performed on a professional stage since 1968.  (more...)

Kokandy Productions presents BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 5th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, the musical story of two small-town nobodies searching for meaning at the height of the Great Depression from the creative team of Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell and Don Black. Directed by Spencer Neiman, with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Aubrey Adams, BONNIE & CLYDE will play August 27 - October 15, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

FUN HOME to Arrive at 5th Avenue Theatre This July; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Seattle engagement of the first National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The tour will premiere in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre July 11-30, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

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Danbury's Musicals at Richter to Continue 33rd Season with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 33 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its 2017 offerings with 'Seussical,' the effervescent musical featuring the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, which plays July 28 - August 12. (more...)

VIDEO: Gonzalez and Iglehart Channel Their Inner Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and James M. Iglehart know how to make the most out of an intermission. Watch as the pair takes on Ragtime's 'Wheels of a Dream' with impressive finesse! (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 28, 2017
by - Aug 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Announces Cast for West Coast Premiere of INCOGNITO by Nick Payne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) is pleased to announce the cast for the West Coast premiere of NICK PAYNE'S profoundly moving play INCOGNITO, directed by Ovation nominee and Indy Award-winner KATHARINE FARMER. This dazzling new drama explores what it means to be human and how memory and imagination shape our identities. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

They'll Be There For You! Cast Announced For FRIENDS! The Musical Parody Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment present FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical. (more...)

SAD INDIE LOVE SONG to Premiere as Part of New York International Fridge Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

As part of the New York International Fridge Festival, The Dionysian will present the world premiere of Steve McMahon's sad indie love song for a four-performance run at IRT, August 31 - September 9, 2017. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

@BWW_Nashville Twitter Held Hostage, Day 7: SARA KISTNER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2017

Join the lovely and talented - and completely off-her-rocker, but in a completely entertaining and intriguing way - Sara Kistner as she takes you backstage, onstage, offstage and beyond with the cast and crew of The Larry Keeton Theatre's Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Effin' Will? today as part of her Takeover of @BWW_Nashville Twitter. As we understand it, there's a dream ballet sequence that cannot be missed! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 28, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! This morning (which according to our watch is Friday, April 28) we come to you to pose this musical question: What have they done to poor Heather Morris on Dancing With the Stars? Seriously, what did they do? We don't watch that show but have picked up some rumblings on the mean streets of Music City that intrigue is afoot among the over-teased and body-glittered cast of the ABC Monday night juggernaut - please fill us in, theaterati. Inquiring minds want to know. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): JOHN AND JEN's Lynch and Scott
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

Street Theatre Company continues its 2017 season with its production of Andrew Lippa's John and Jen - the sentimental and evocative tale of two siblings - starring Ryan Lynch and Jordan Scott in the eponymous roles, under the direction of Brett Myers. (more...)

The Family's Back Together- Meet the Cast of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 27, 2017

A Doll's House, Part 2 opens tonight, April 27, at the John Golden Theatre.  Produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Tony Award®-winner Sam Gold, this wildly inventive new American play picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes. In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event - when Nora slams the door on everything in her life - instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Get to know the cast before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

@BWW_Nashville Twitter Held Hostage, Day 6: MATTHEW HAYES HUNTER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017

The Takeover of @BWW_Nashville's Twitter account continues unabated. Today, Matthew Hayes Hunter, the 2012 First Night Most Promising Actor who tonight takes to the stage of Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts to play Seymour Krelbourn, the geeky shopboy who brings the monstrous Audrey II to life in the musical Little Shop of Horrors, wrests control from Lipscomb University's Hunter Martin who kept things moving on Thursday in anticipation of LU's Senior Theatre Showcase on Saturday. (more...)

WOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Summer 2017 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein). (more...)

Brett Myers Directs Street Theatre Company's JOHN AND JEN Opening 4/28
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2017

John and Jen - Andrew Lippa's musical about the relationship of two siblings by those names - opens this weekend as Street Theatre Company follows up its successful production of Lucky Stiff with a collaboration featuring interns from the Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Intern Program. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.  Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' LITTLE FISH at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson, playing July 9 - August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Nashville (more...)

FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 18, 2017

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Actors Co-Op presents Ahrens and Flaherty's LUCKY STIFF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) presents the fifth and final show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the killer musical from the writers of Ragtime and Once On This Island, Lucky Stiff, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Taylor Stephenson and directed by Stephen Van Dorn.  Lucky Stiff will preview on Wednesday, May 10 & Thursday, May 11 at 8pm and will open on Friday, May 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 18 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

RAGTIME, 'BRIDGES', 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Set for Revival Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Corridor premieres will hit Cedar Rapids in Revival Theatre Company's 4th Season. See the full schedule below: (more...)

MKEC Productions Presents Winnie Holzman's BIRDS OF PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

When a group of eccentric amateur actors attempt to stage an absurd new musical version of Chekhov's The Seagull, they each end up learning more than just their lines. As rehearsals go on, art starts to imitate life as they all learn valuable lessons in love and acceptance. (more...)

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