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Set before the hit movies Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, this original stage production tells the story of college-student-turned-male-entertainer Mike Lane. Struggling to make ends meet, Mike takes a job dancing at an exclusive night club... and winds up loving every minute of it. But as he scrambles to hide his alter ego from his dad and girlfriend, he finds himself needing to make some difficult choices. Can Mike follow his dreams without losing more than his clothes?


Sweaty Pits Pity Party Comes to Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Two friends pursue their dream of creating a sketch show that encapsulates their messages of equality, anger, and love...while still being silly buggers. But among the squirting citrus, the 80's aerobics, and the Magic Mike strip routines, they realise their dreams might be a little out of reach. It's comedy, it's burlesque, it's slap stick, it's Sweaty Pits' debut show, it's harder than they thought. (more...)

Netflix Adds Three New Series Including THE I-LAND, OCTOBER FACTION and WARRIOR NUN
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced three new sci-fi series The I-Land, October Faction and Warrior Nun. These new series join Netflix's growing sci-fi slate which includes recent announcements The Order, Wu Assassins, Locke & Key, V Wars, and Another Life. (more...)

Channing Tatum's MAGIC MIKE LIVE Announces Extra Tickets & Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

As a result of unprecedented demand, with most of the shows for the first six months of the run sold out, Channing Tatum and his co-producers have decided to release close to 10,000 previously held tickets for Magic Mike Live in London. This release includes tickets for every single performance currently on sale and 20 additional performances added to the month of January. This will be the final opportunity to purchase tickets for many of these early performances. In addition, a limited number of seats for the show's official opening on 28 November 2018 are being released so that fans of the show have the opportunity to be a part of that once-in-a-lifetime event. Tickets go on sale at 12.00noon tomorrow, Wednesday 19 September, from www.magicmikelondon.co.uk. (more...)

Comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes Join UGLYDOLLS Cast
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds' global, next-gen media company STX Entertainment, has added comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes to the voice cast of its highly-anticipated UGLYDOLLS film. The comedians join previously announced co-stars Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Pitbull. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Rehearsal images have been released for the new 2018/19 UK tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, which opens in Brighton on Thursday 20 September 2018. Check out the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: See a First-Look of Jason Momoa in His AQUAMAN Suit
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2018

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. (more...)

Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias Announces Upcoming 2019 'Beyond The Fluffy' World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is launching his all new 2019 tour 'Beyond The Fluffy' World Tour. The tour kicks off February 8th, 2019 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland, TX. Other cities on the tour include Dallas, Phoenix, Daytona, Nashville, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. Presale tickets can be purchased at Fluffyguy.com on Wednesday, October 31st from 10:00am - 10:00pm local time, the password is 'cake.' Public on-sale begins at 10am local time on Thursday, November 1st. (more...)

Comic Gabriel Iglesias Just Announced at King Center!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be performing at the King Center on March 1, 2019. This part of his all-new 2019 "Beyond The Fluffy" World Tour. The tour kicks off February 8, 2019 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland, TX. Other cities on the tour include Dallas, Phoenix, Daytona, Nashville, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. Tickets can be purchased at Kingcenter.com starting November 1 at noon. (more...)

HADESTOWN Leads November's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From new musicals to Shakespeare, Pinter and Magic Mike, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

MAMMA MIA!, JERSEY BOYS, and More Will Play the UK This Christmas Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Amanda Malpass PR has announced the shows it will be representing this upcoming holiday season. (more...)

TITANIQUE To Have Encore Run In NYC Beginning 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Producers Tye Blue and Venture Hill Entertainment are pleased to announce that after five sold-out concerts this summer, TITANIQUE - the musical parody of the 1997 hit film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Celine Dion - will return to New York City this fall, for an encore run of six concert performances November 30 - December 3 at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue). Tickets are available now at www.TheGreenRoom42.com. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Cheyenne Jackson, Derek Klena & More Take Part in MAGIC MIKE Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, while Channing Tatum's Magic Mike Live has already taken over Las Vegas and London, a musicalized version of the show is taking more steps towards Broadway. The musical, from creative team Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, recently wrapped a workshop in LA.  (more...)

BWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome Casino
by Laura Jones - Nov 30, 2018

It's been six years since the release of Magic Mike, produced by and starring Channing Tatum as the lead stripper of a Florida strip club. Since then, Magic Mike has spawned a sequel, a live show in Las Vegas in 2017 and now a live show at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, created and directed by Tatum himself. (more...)

Mondays Dark Turns Five With Blowout Celebration On Monday, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Break out the champagne, raise a glass and toast Las Vegas' Philanthropic Event of the Year, Mondays Dark, as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary on Monday, Dec. 17 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas! (more...)

Julie Andrews Reveals Role in AQUAMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Not quite the casting news one would expect for a movie like Aquaman, but a thrilling revelation to be sure. According to EW, Julie Andrews will 'appear' in the upcoming film.  (more...)

MAGIC MIKE LIVE Will Release Extra Tickets on Magic Mondays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

When Magic Mike Live in London first went on sale in June, most of the shows for the first six months of the run at the Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino sold out within five days and in September Channing Tatum and his co-producers released an extra 10,000 tickets, including for some extra shows in January. It has now been decided that at 1.00pm each Monday, beginning Monday 5 November 2018, Magic Mike Live will release a certain amount of tickets that have been held for producers and creatives. People will be able to purchase these tickets either in person at the theatre's new box office on Cranbourn Street or online from www.magicmikelondon.co.uk. (more...)

Nick Robinson, Michael Shannon, Britt Robertson Set to Lead ECHO BOOMERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Nick Robinson, Michael Shannon, Britt Robertson, and Alex Pettyfer lead the burglary drama 'Echo Boomers,' Variety reports. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For London Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 19, 2018

There are plenty of seasonal treats served up in the capital this year, from pantos and plays to opera and dance. Here are some of the tastiest morsels for the 2018-19 festive period. (more...)

Rehab Beach Club Resident Performer Flo Rida Unveils Memorabilia Case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, June 29
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will dedicate long-time Rehab Beach Club resident performer, Flo Rida, with a personalized memorabilia case on Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. The legendary dayclub will commemorate Flo Rida for having the most live performances than any other artist in Rehab's 15-year history. Flo Rida is also celebrating 10 years since the release of his debut single “Low.” The display is located on the casino floor, adjacent to Goose Island Pub and is complete with personal items from Flo Rida including a custom-made embroidered and beaded denim outfit by Robin's Jeans, a pair of Christian Louboutin sneakers and Philipp Plein sunglasses. Fans are invited to see the hip-hop artist unveil his new case on property. (more...)

Matthew McConaughey Speaks on the McConaissance, His Oscar, True Detective, Marriage, Approaching 50 & More in Cigar Aficionado
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Alright, alright, alright. It's hard not to smile when you're Matthew McConaughey. With a new Bourbon and three films heading to theaters this year (Serenity, White Boy Rick and The Beach Bum), the Oscar-winning actor recently sat down with Cigar Aficionado to candidly discuss his career milestones, his choice of roles, why he acts, how he approaches life and what keeps him busy outside of show business, among a variety of other topics. (more...)

MAGIC AT CONEY!!! Announces Special Guests for The Sunday Matinee - 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. (more...)

Frankie Grande Joins TITANIQUE Parody
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Actor, singer and television personality FRANKIE J. GRANDE will join the cast of TITANIQUE - a musical parody of the 1997 hit film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Celine Dion - in the role of "Victor Garber" for its New York engagement this summer at The Green Room 42. (more...)

BWW Review: CLO's THE FULL MONTY Turns Up the Heat at the Benedum
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 9, 2018

Before there was Magic Mike, there was The Full Monty. Based off the 1997 British film of the same name, The Full Monty debuted as a Broadway musical in 2000 and revealed just how far and how bare six unemployed men were willing to go to earn money again. (more...)

BWW Invite: Get Up Close with THE BOYS IN THE BAND's Matt Bomer!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

On Thursday, July 12 (2:30pm) join us at the Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th Street) for a Career Conversations Q&A with star of The Boys in the band, Matt Bomer, moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

Mykal Kilgore Joins TITANIQUE: IN CONCERT At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Producers Tye Blue and Venture Hill Entertainment are pleased to announce that Mykal Kilgore (Songs For A New World, Motown, Hair) will join the cast of TITANIQUE - a musical parody of the 1997 hit film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Celine Dion - as "The Iceberg Bitch" for its New York engagement this summer at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue). TITANIQUE: IN CONCERT plays 5 performances August 25-27, and tickets are available at www.TheGreenRoom42.com. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On All New Episode of MATCH GAME on ABC - Thursday, August 9, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jul 23, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New Episode of MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 9, 2018! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for AQUAMAN Starring Jason Momoa
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role.  The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. Watch the trailer below!  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Action-Packed Official Trailer For Aquaman
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2018

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Returns To Glasgow on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The hit stage adaptation Dirty Dancing returns to Glasgow next year as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- THE BOYS IN THE BAND's Matt Bomer
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 2, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Flo Rida Unveils Memorabilia Case at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

On Friday, June 29, multi-platinum selling rapper Flo Rida unveiled a dedicated memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ahead of his celebratory performance today at Rehab Beach Club. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Just One of the Boys- Matt Bomer Reveals All About His Co-Stars, Character and Debut in THE BOYS IN THE BAND!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 19, 2018

The men of The Boys in the Band indeed are one integrated being, and part of that being is Matt Bomer, who makes his Broadway debut in the role of Donald. Watch below as Bomer chats with Richard Ridge about finally making his Broadway debut, and highlights of his career so far! (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Announces Casting and Date For Upcoming Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Producer Karl Sydow has announced casting for the new 2018/19 UK tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, as well as additional dates for 2019 in Ipswich, Manchester, Guildford, Grimsby, Glasgow and Bristol - on sale on Friday 20 July. (more...)

PIRATES!, Re-Imagined Version of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Will Open In UK In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, New Level Productions and Julian Stoneman just announced a new and vibrant revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's hugely popular The Pirates of Penzance. PIRATES!, a bold reinvention of their universally renowned and celebrated show loved by audiences the world over, is conceived, directed and choreographed by Daryl Gray, and will open in the UK in 2019. (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND to Play Special Midnight Performance Benefitting The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today that The Boys in the Band has added a Special Midnight Performance for The Actors Fund. This benefit performance will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Power of Live Theatre: Thoughts Inspired by the STA 2019 CONFERENCE in Prague
by Derek DeWitt - Jan 30, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) annual conference came to Prague this year. It has an extensive performance program, crafted by host Guy Roberts and Prague Shakespeare Company, that was open to the public as well as conference attendees. The conference was all about bringing the focus back to the artistic sides of things, as theatre tries to compete in a world filled with on-demand entertainment. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/25: MAGIC MIKE is Coming to Broadway, Tony Rulings, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 25, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Magic Mike is coming to Broadway, the Tony Awards rule on The Prom, The Ferryman, and more! (more...)

Raven Capital Management Acquires Majority Stake In David Ian Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

David Ian Productions Limited ('David Ian Productions' or the 'Company'), a leading producer, promoter, and tour operator of high-profile licensed musicals that are staged in theatrical markets around the world, has sold a majority stake in the Company to a newly-formed joint venture (the 'JV') controlled by Raven Capital Management LLC ('Raven'). (more...)

Breaking: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's MAGIC MIKE Musical Will Make Pre-Broadway Premiere in Boston This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Broadway is going to strip down! Producers Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan announced today thatMagic Mike The Musical will premiere at Boston's newly refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre this fall prior to a Broadway engagement. (more...)

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias Brings New Tour To NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy World Tour on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. and 9:30 P.M. (more...)

AQUAMAN Sequel Officially Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Variety reports that Warner Bros. has hired David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote 'Aquaman,' to write the script of a sequel. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Momoa Plays an Elf, a GAME OF THRONES Character, and More on SNL
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2018

On last night's SNL, Aquaman's Jason Momoa hosted, showing his versatility in a variety of sketches. (more...)

Forrest Lucas Launches Theatrical Distribution Venture with Professional Racecar Driver Ali Ashfar
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Forrest Lucas, founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, Inc., MAVTV, Lucas Oil Speedway, and the naming rights to the Indianapolis Colts' Stadium, “Lucas Oil Stadium”, and Ali Afshar, the record-setting professional racecar driver, turned actor, turned movie producer (and now all three at once), have set their sights on the theatrical film distribution business and will begin releasing movies in 2019 under the Forrest Films banner. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Momoa Surprises Fans in Times Square Before AQUAMAN Screening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

Last night, Jason Momoa stopped by Times Square before surprising fans at a screening of Aquaman in New York. (more...)

Starz Releases Worldwide Premiere Date For New Original Series & Official Sundance Selection NOW APOCALYPSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the new 10-episode STARZ Original series 'Now Apocalypse' will premiere on Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT, following the Season Two premiere of 'American Gods,' exclusively on STARZPLAY via Prime Video Channels in the U.K. and Germany. This sexy, vibrant and fast-moving comedy series is created and executive-produced by veteran indie filmmaker Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin). Steven Soderbergh (Logan Lucky, The Laundromat) and Gregory Jacobs (The Laundromat, Magic Mike XXL) also serve as executive producers. (more...)

CELEBRATION Announces Special Return Engagement Of SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael Michael A. Shepperd in Association with Beard/Collins/Shores Productions present a special return engagement of Del Shores first new play since his critically acclaimed Yellow, SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A PLAY, written and performed by Del Shores and directed by Emerson Collins.  SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A PLAYwill perform Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.  (more...)

MAGIC MEN LIVE! Comes to Lincoln Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Magic Men Live! is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to Lincoln Theater with a bigger, better and hotter show than ever. The first live production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike and Fifty Shades of Grey to the stage, this performance offers true showmanship and style. Watch your favorite fantasies come to life with thrilling choreography, intriguing storylines, thumping beats, and dazzling light shows… and of course abs. Lots of abs! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME on ABC - Thursday, September 6, 2018
by TV Scoop - Aug 20, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 6, 2018! (more...)

Broaadway's Shoshana Bean To Perform In Las Vegas At The Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Shoshana Bean, the Broadway veteran and very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked, brings her powerhouse vocals to The Space. Bean will perform two concerts on Oct. 25 and 26 at the performance venue just west of the Las Vegas Strip that's known for intimate and unexpected experiences. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 17. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Return Of DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Casting has been announced for the new 2018/19 UK tour of DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 1 - Saturday 6 April 2019. (more...)

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