Mamma Mia! on Tour


BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK Una lezione di umanità al TEATRO SISTINA
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 9, 2019

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Theatresquared Announces 2019 Arkansas New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced today the lineup of new plays for the eleventh annual Arkansas New Play Festival. Five plays will be intensively developed by teams including the playwright, director, dramaturg, and professional cast for each project. Four will receive staged reading performances in Bentonville and in Fayetteville, including Ain't I A Woman by Na'Tosha De'Von, Carlo at the Wedding by Bryna Turner, He Did It by Rachel Lynett, and Teen Dad by Adrienne Dawes. The fifth project is Blanket Statements, a brand-new devised work by Northwest Arkansas's own LatinX Theatre Project, and will culminate in a fully staged workshop performance. With this collaboration, the Project and T2 are launching a new affiliation which extends artistic, production, and institutional support to the young company, supported by a major grant from the Walton Family Foundation. (more...)

BWW TV: Andrew Chappelle and Ellyn Marsh Try to Find the Poopetrator in LAW AND ORDER Spoof
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2019

Get ready for a laugh with Andrew Chappelle and Ellyn Marsh's new spoof called Law and Order: SPU. The short was created by the two and written alongside Jake Odmark.  (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Hicks and Rachel Potter Preview Serenbe's SHENANDOAH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at a new music video for Serenbe Playhouse'z SHENANDOAH, starring American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks and Broadway and The X Factor finalist Rachel Potter. Check out the video below! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Paris Community Theatre 4/26 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Here we go again! Mamma Mia! is playing at Paris Community Theatre from April 26th to May 5th, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: CHRISTINA BIANCO: WOMAN OF A THOUSAND VOICES at Baltimore Symphony SuperPops - What a Delight!
by Charles Shubow - Mar 7, 2019

When I saw the Baltimore Symphony SuperPops would be featuring vocalist Christina Bianco I had no idea what she would be like. Then I started to hear from people who actually have seen her in concert and raved about her. It became quite clear it would be necessary for me to see this musician for myself. (more...)

Four Chicago Actors Cast In CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cult classic film Cruel Intentions, producers have announced the casting for the North American tour of the Off-Broadway smash hit CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL. Following sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in New York City, the new musical will play Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St) for a limited two week engagement April 2 14, 2019. (more...)

BWW TV: Tiler Peck, Terrence Mann & More Pirouette Into Rehearsals for MARIE, DANCING STILL- Meet the Company!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 7, 2019

Broadway visionaries meet ballet royalty at The 5th Avenue Theatre this spring in Marie: A New Musical. Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact), and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck invite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers. Marie was formerly titled Little Dancer in a previous production that played at The Kennedy Center in 2015. (more...)

Maurice Jones Steps Into Title Role of HAMLET At Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today that Maurice Jones has stepped into the title role of the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, in the Courtyard Theater, April 17-June 9, 2019. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Opens This Month At Seattle Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Escape to a small imaginary Greek island this Spring and soak up the legendary music of ABBA in all its glory! Seattle Musical Theatre presents Mamma Mia! This Award-winning musical ran on Broadway for over 14 years and earned its place as the longest running jukebox musical. "Dancing Queen", "Super Trouper," "SOS" and "Take a Chance on Me" are just a few of the iconic songs that work to weave together this charming tale of what it means to be a family. (more...)

42ND STREET Opens Comes To Beef & Boards On April 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre takes audiences to that famous avenue as it presents the ultimate show-biz musical: 42nd Street starting April 4. A celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre, 42nd Street also won the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by Herbert Paine - Mar 18, 2019

Mamma Mia! ~ Arizona Broadway Theatre's zesty reprise of the ABBA-inspired musical that never flags in its ability to stir up a hearty round of opas. The familiarity of the songs and the characters brings certain comfort to an already appreciative audience. Mark Foreman's orchestra knocks out ABBA's popular melodies with vigor. The ensemble steps lively to their airs. The leads deliver solid performances. Runs through April 20th. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 18- ONCE Makes Beautiful Music On Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 18, 2019

On this day in 2012, the musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning love story, Once, opened on Broadway! (more...)

Tupelo Community Theatre Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Tupelo Community Theatre will present The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy,  music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, on April 25th, 26th, and 27th at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 27th  at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Holds Auditions For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has announced auditions for its upcoming production of the international musical sensation Mamma Mia! The musical, which has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide, will conclude the theatre's Silver Anniversary Season this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
by Brett Burger - Mar 18, 2019

It could not be a better time for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres to be opening their run of ABBA's famous jukebox musical, Mamma Mia. Just as the sun is finally starting to peek out from this awful winter we've had, many of us got transported to a beautiful island in Greece with some incredible songs and a cast that sparkles just like a sequin disco jumpsuit.  (more...)

Production Begins on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment's DUNE
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment's epic “Dune,” being directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Embrace Their Silver Linings With 'Gray Pride'
by Walter McBride - Mar 18, 2019

The 'Gray Pride' and 'Gray is Beautiful' movements are making their marks on Broadway and these four award-winning Silver Belles are a testament. They glisten in appearance and achievement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Opens at The John W. Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater presents A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances began on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Erica Mansfield Receives the Legacy Robe For KISS ME, KATE!
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate officially opened on Broadway Thursday, March 14. As per Broadway tradition, the Legacy Robe was awarded to the ensemble member with the most Broadway credits, in this case, Erica Mansfield! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Derek Klena, Joanna Gleason, Bonnie Mulligan & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2019

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. After Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Highlights this week include Derek Klena, Joanna Gleason, Bonnie Mulligan, Carrie St. Louis, Colton Ryan, Alli Mauzey, Nancy Opel, and many more. (more...)

BWW Review: Join Lion Heart Productions at Deer Camp in the U.P. for Escanaba in da Moonlight!
by Brian Hilbrand - Mar 16, 2019

Lion Heart Productions Escanaba in da Moonlight is a tale that director, Mike Gesler has been waiting a long time to present at Lion Heart as a director, and the timing just fell into place for this season. It is a show full of comedic moments that will have you laughing in your seats. Escanaba in da Moonlight is currently running until March 24 at the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts in Fremont. Shows are March 23rd at 2pm, March 23rd at 7:30pm, and March 24th at 2PM. (more...)

Petula Clark and Joseph Millson Will Join MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Petula Clark and Joseph Millson will join the Company to play the Bird Woman and George Banks in the new production of Mary Poppins, which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019. They join the previously announced Zizi Strallen in the title role and Charlie Stemp as Bert. (more...)

Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

State Theatre New Jersey presents RENT - 20th Anniversary Tour for three performances on Tuesday, April 2 at 8pm, Wednesday, April 3 at 8pm, and Thursday, April 4 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

Stars Of The Stage To Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Sing the Songs of ABBA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

We have a dream. A song to sing. And we know you do too, so take a chance on 54 Sings ABBA! Come join some of Broadway's favorites as they sing through your ABBA favorites like "Dancing Queen," "Summer Night City," and "Mamma Mia." 54 Sings ABBA is the ode to Swedish pop music, Meryl Streep in overalls, and the abundance of dads you've always dreamed about. You can dance, you can jive, and have the time of your life at the second installment of 54 Sings ABBA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At MAMMA MIA! At Arizona Broadway Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

A mother. A daughter. THREE possible dads. A wedding you'll never forget! ABBA's timeless songs, including Take a Chance on Me, Chiquitita, and Dancing Queen, tell this enchanting saga of a free-spirited mother, her daughter, and the three men who may be Dad. This Broadway-blockbuster international sensation is an unforgettable show filled with love, laughter, and friendship that will leave you dancing in the aisles! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Paris Community Theatre 4/26 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Here we go again! Mamma Mia! is playing at Paris Community Theatre from April 26th to May 5th, 2019. (more...)

MAMA'S BOYS Debuts April 1st At Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Four men from the staff of the world famous piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, are getting their act together and taking it to the back room! Tommy J Dose, Brian Kalinowski, Paul Pilcz, and Jon Satrom all met while working in the Piano Bar. Over the last couple of months, they've been collaborating with Musical Director, Elliot Roth, to put together an evening of music consisting of contemporary pop, standard Broadway and classic rock. The night will consist of creative mash-ups and harmonious new arrangements with staging by Sean Bernardi. (more...)

BWW Interview: Taylor Hicks, Rachel Potter, and Brian Clowdus Talk Creating a Home Run with SHENANDOAH
by Sally Henry - Mar 15, 2019

Serenbe Playhouse has become known in Metro Atlanta for its immersive outdoor productions, and for their latest endeavor, director Brian Clowdus has recruited musical star power. (more...)

Darren Craig, Earl Gregory, and More Will Lead the SA Premiere of KINKY BOOTS at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The cast has been revealed for the hottest production of the year - the eagerly awaited South African premiere of the multiple Tony award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS. Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre,a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical will run at The Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Full casting has been announced for The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the new Brexit-inspired comedy drama from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep). Directed by Lotte Wakeham (Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton), this world premiere will play at Park Theatre from 9 May to 8 June 2019, with a press night at 7.00pm on Monday 13 May. (more...)

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance Presents a Regional MAMMA MIA! Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance announced today that will present a regional community theatre production of the hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! in September 2019. The production will be an opportunity for unprecedented cooperation among Midland Center for the Arts' Center Stage Theatre, Pit & Balcony Theatre, and Bay City Players. (more...)

VIDEO: Susan Stroman, Lynn Ahrens and More Talk MARIE at the 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Broadway visionaries meet ballet royalty at The 5th Avenue Theatre this spring in Marie: A New Musical. Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact), and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck invite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers. Marie was formerly titled Little Dancer in a previous production that played at The Kennedy Center in 2015. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to V.A. Bell Auditorium Brookings High School This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Here we go again! Mamma Mia! is coming to Sioux Falls at V.A. Bell Auditorium Brookings High School from July 19 to 28, 2019. (more...)

Geva's 2018-2019 Season Continues With NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Geva Theatre Center presents Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias and directed by Melissa Crespo, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from March 26 through April 21, 2019. (more...)

BWW Feature: MAMMA MIA at Cowley College, Robert Brown Theatre
by Paula Makar - Mar 13, 2019

Becoming the first college in the state of Kansas to get the rights to perform Mamma Mia!, Cowley College's Visual and Performing Arts Department will offer audiences four opportunities to catch the musical March 28-30 at the Robert Brown Theatre in Arkansas City, Kansas. (more...)

East West Players Announces Cast And Creative Team Of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for award-winning Broadway musical Mamma Mia! With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, and book by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! is directed by East West Players' Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai, musical direction by Marc Macalintal, and choreography by Preston Mui. Mamma Mia! begins performances on May 9th and runs through June 9, 2019, with opening night on May 16, 2019. (more...)

Tony Nominee Ashley Park Joins New ABC Comedy Pilot From Jessica Gao
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

According to Deadline, actress Ashley Park has signed on to join new a new ABC comedy pilot as a series regular. As previously reported, the series comes from RICK AND MORTY writer Jessica Gao. In addition to Park, the pilot will also star Holly Chou, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Park, Kelly Hu, Helen Hong, Ki Hong Lee and John Gemberling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christy Altomare, Lesli Margherita and More Sing For BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 13, 2019

Following the success of 'Broadway Against Bullying' nationally renowned non-profit No Bully hosted a one-night-only cabaret 'Broadway Against Bullying” to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. (more...)

VIDEO: American Idol Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks performs on 'Atlanta & Company' for SHENANDOAH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at a performance video for Serenbe Playhouse's SHENANDOAH, starring American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks and Broadway and The X Factor finalist Rachel Potter. Wathch as American Idol Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks performs on 'Atlanta & Company' in the video below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Luis Valdez's World Premiere ADI"S MAMÁ CARLOTA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the complete cast and creative team for The Stage's next production, the World Premiere of Luis Valdez's ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA. Presented in partnership with El Teatro Campesino and directed by Kinan Valdez, ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA will run from April 3 - 28 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Showcases Star-Studded Talent at Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal
by Erica Handel - Mar 12, 2019

The jukebox musical Mamma Mia comes to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center this March as 'the Jersey Shore's First Professional Production' of this smash-hit show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Photo Flash: The Cast Of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC's 19th Edition In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Tony nominee John Tartaglia (AVENUE Q, SHREK, Sirius XM On Broadway) will host ALittleNewMusic's 19th edition on Wednesday, 3.13.19, with music direction by LA Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, MARILYN THE MUSICAL). (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCLE GAME Brings Joni Mitchell's Music to Life!
by Alyson Eng - Mar 11, 2019

After touring North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Mission, and Surrey, Arts Club's touring show CIRCLE GAME made its stop in Coquitlam last week. Playing in Coquitlam at the Evergreen Cultural Centre from March 6th to 9th, CIRCLE GAME is a "reimagining of the music of Joni Mitchell" featuring many of her hit songs such as "Both Sides Now," "A Case of You," and "Big Yellow Taxi." With many more stops to go on their tour around British Columbia, the magic of Joni Mitchell's music will reach audiences near and far. (more...)

David Engel Joins TWIST OF FATE A Musical In Concert At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

David Engel (La Cage Aux Folles, Seussical, Forever Plaid) joins the cast when FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ron Abel and Lissa Levin's Twist of Fate, a musical comedy in concert, on Wednesday, March 20th, at 9:30 pm. With Abel's electrifying flamenco/pop score and Levin's Kleban Award-winning book, Twist of Fate is as compelling as the unique first amendment case on which it is based. What happens when a gypsy fortuneteller fights to legalize fortunetelling in 1970's Los Angeles? (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Commonwealth Theatre Center
by Keith Waits - Mar 11, 2019

The idea of two companies in one community doing the same show within a few months of each other poses many questions. Sometimes the rights to a popular musical become available and there is something of a feeding frenzy - a dedicated theatergoer could have availed themselves of no less than four productions of Mamma Mia! in this area in the last year. Perhaps they were all stellar productions. I certainly didn't hear any complaints about poor attendance, which indicates either an insatiable appetite for an ABBA jukebox musical or the payoff of careful cultivation of core audience support by each company. In any case, nobody appeared to suffer any ill effects from the repetition. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to The Warner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The Warner Stage Company will present Mamma Mia! on the Warner Theatre Main Stage May 4-12, 2019, sponsored by Elevator Service Company. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Presents ONCE and PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre, in association with Virginia Repertory Theatre, is proud to present the inspiring and romantic Once, The Musical, March 21 through April 14, with Previews March 19 and 20. The actors serve as their own orchestra, playing sixteen instruments, a mixture of Celtic and traditional, for a melodic and foot-stomping good time! (more...)

THE BRAT PACK At Break Room 86 Starts This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The award-winning "For The Record" series returns to Los Angeles with For the Record: The Brat Pack, where classic 80's movie soundtracks come to life in an immersive, theatrical rock n roll experience. Audiences will travel back in time when they enter Break Room 86 inside The LINE Hotel in the heart of Koreatown. (more...)

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