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based on the novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth


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...)

New BENNY & JOON Musical Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Old Globe presents 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. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group. (more...)

MKEC Productions Return to The Drayton Arms with WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Coming to the Drayton Arms Theatre, South Kensington, this October and November, When Midnight Strikes is a show not to be missed. (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Appleton, WI (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...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

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

SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND Opens at DePaul University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, written by Madeleine George and directed by April Cleveland (MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2019) in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre. The production premieres on Friday, October 20, and runs through Sunday, October 29, 2017. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 18 and 19 at 7:30 PM. Post-show discussions will follow the performances on October 22 (2:00 PM) and October 26 (7:30 PM). (more...)

ELEMENO PEA Begins Previews at Boston Playwrights' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Performances of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's (BPT) Elemeno Pea begin next week. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES at The Drayton Arms Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Coming to the Drayton Arms Theatre, South Kensington, this autumn, When Midnight Strikes is a show not to be missed. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Americana Theatre Company to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company, presents the holiday treasure It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on select dates from December 6 through 16, at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)

SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND Opens at DePaul University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, written by Madeleine George and directed by April Cleveland (MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2019) in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre. The production premieres today, October 20, and runs through Sunday, October 29, 2017. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 18 and 19 at 7:30 PM. Post-show discussions will follow the performances on October 22 (2:00 PM) and October 26 (7:30 PM). (more...)

Photo Flash: Fans, They're Here for You! First Look at FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, Premieres Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

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

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at 2017 Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2017

In addition to producing great theatre works, Primary Stages produced one of this season's most exciting Galas. The 2017 event, celebrating Artistic Honorees Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, Producer Honorees Janet B. Rosen & Marvin Rosen, and Corporate Honorees Jose Mendez and Katie Graziano, was a glamorous and talent-filled evening at Tribeca 360 with a full view of lower Manhattan as a backdrop to the festivities. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 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...)

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 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 tonight, October 13, at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) and continue through December 31. Get a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

They'll Be There For You! FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! (more...)

World Premieres by Robert Askins, Will Power & Lindsey Ferrentino Headed to La Jolla Playhouse in 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces three world premieres and one west coast premiere for its 2018/2019 season, including: The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Broadway's Hand to God), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley; Seize the King, by Will Power (Playhouse's The Seven), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Casta eda; The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and queens, by Martyna Majok (Ironbound). (more...)

Photo Flash: They're All There For You! FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 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. The company celebrated their opening night last night, check out the photos below! (more...)

Will Pullen, Erica Pappas and More Set for THE FRIDGE PLAYS at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Two cutting-edge one-acts, two playwrights, two directors, five actors, one fridge. Straight from a sold-out run in NYC, 'The Fridge Plays' - Daniel Talbott's 'Nick and Zoe', directed by Shira-Lee Shalit and Steve McMahon's 'sad indie love song', directed by Benjamin Viertel - hit Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre stage like a punch to the gut for two performances on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, at 7:30pm. (more...)

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 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. The show is running at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a limited engagement through December 31, 2017. Opening Night is set for tonight, November 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Musical A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Will Debut Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

The musical A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK will debut Off-Broadway at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street), beginning performances on February 21, opening on March 6, running through May 13, 2018. (more...)

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Will Be 'There For You' Into the New Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther will continue to be there for you into the New Year, as Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment announced today a new block of tickets is now on sale for 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 7/30/2017
by BWW - Jul 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/30/2017 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Danbury's Musicals at Richter to Continue 33rd Season with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 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...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW - Jul 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for Boston (more...)

Tickets For LUCKY STIFF Presented By The Shenandoah Valley Governor's School Are Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

Featuring diamonds, disguises, and a dead body, Lucky Stiff is sure to keep the audience in stitches with its cast of quirky characters. The Shenandoah Valley Governor's School Theatre Department is proud to present this hilarious, high-energy farce. (more...)

Stephanie Yankwitt, Margaret Dunn and Hunter Arnold to Launch TBD Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

TBD Productions (Stephanie Yankwitt and Hunter Arnold, Owners) announces the official launch of TBD Casting , led by Casting Director and Co-Producer Stephanie Yankwitt and Casting Director Margaret Dunn. With a combination of over 25 years of experience in the industry, the work of this female-driven casting office spans theatre, TV, film, commercials, and web series. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Slates Developmental Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, with book and lyrics by David Spencer (The Fabulist), music Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), and based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, for two performances only Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell to Star in JC Lee's RELEVANCE at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

MCC Theater today announced that Tony Award winner and MCC alum Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans; A Doll's House, Part 2; Coraline at MCC Theater) will star in the World Premiere production of Relevance, written by JC Lee ('How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Looking') with direction by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed). (more...)

West Coast Players Presents LUCKY STIFF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

West Coast Players will present Lucky Stiff, Book and Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS, Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY. Based on 'The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo' by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff was first produced by Playwrights Horizons, Inc. Off-Broadway in 1988. (more...)

Pascale Armand, Molly Camp and More Announced for MCC's RELEVANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced the complete cast for the third show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of Relevance, written by JC Lee ( How to Get Away With Murder, Looking ) with direction by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed). (more...)

Broadway And Film Stars Take The Stage In Gulfshore Playhouse's THE PRICE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

As its first production of the new year, Gulfshore Playhouse presents Arthur Miller's The Price. Starring Jeffrey Binder (Broadway's Lion King and Mary Poppins ), David Whalen (star of motion pictures Fault in our Stars and American Pastoral ), Stuart Zagnit (Broadway's Newsies, Wicked, and Seussical ), and Marilee Talkington (off-Broadway's Truce) and directed by Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse's founder and producing artistic director, The Price will run from Saturday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 4. (more...)

Tony Winner Christopher Ashley Will Direct DIANA Musical at La Jolla Playhouse for 2018/19 Season
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces Diana, a world-premiere musical from the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, as part of the 2018/2019 season. (more...)

Lesli Margherita Returns To Bucks County Playhouse With One-Woman Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Olivier Award winner and Broadway star Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro), Adelaide from Bucks County Playhouse's blockbuster production of Guys and Dolls, returns to New Hope with a brand-new concert, This Broad's Way, Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m. Margherita is appearing at the Playhouse as part of the Winter Visiting Artists Series. (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...)

SAD INDIE LOVE SONG Premieres Tonight as Part of New York International Fridge Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 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, tonight, August 31, through September 9, 2017. (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...)

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