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Photo Flash: Something New Is Happening in Oz- Meet the New Cast of WICKED on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Broadway blockbuster Wicked just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last week. Jackie Burns makes her long-awaited return to the Gershwin Theatre and the role of Elphaba for the first time since 2013, having recently concluded her starring run in the national tour of If/Then, of which she was also an original Broadway company member. She also played the role of Elphaba on the national tour of Wicked, where her performance received an Irene Award nomination. (more...)

Breaking: Last Gig! BANDSTAND Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music byRichard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on Sunday, September, 17, 2017 following 24 previews and 166 regular performances. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 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...)

BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN's Sentimental Journey at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2017

Theater's power to transform and transport is astonishing and the capability of artists to create a sense of time and place, with words and music and theatrical wizardry to lend a tangible feeling to the experience can leave you breathless. Who'd have ever thought that such thrilling artistry, the very magic of make believe, could be so vividly expressed, so awesomely felt in two hours spent in a backwoods Southern church on a Saturday night in 1938? But that's exactly what happens in Smoke on the Mountain, Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's evocative, down-home musical that lovingly takes its audiences back home again in ways not even Thomas Wolfe may ever have imagined. (more...)

Alfonso Casado dirigirá SIMPLY GERSHWIN en el Royal Festival Hall de Londres
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 8, 2017

El concierto sera un homenaje al compositor americano en el que se fusionara la musica y el baile en un espectaculo vibrante y tendra lugar en febrero de 2018. (more...)

Have A Girls Night Out at GIRLS' NIGHT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get set for a rollicking night of female fun and empowerment when Girls Night: The Musical, takes the stage at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-69. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for MAMMA MIA! at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Tickets for the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! are now on sale through the OCP box office. The production will run September 15 - October 15, 2017 in OCP's Hawks Mainstage Theatre. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup - Aug 6, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mrs. Lovett Shares SWEENEY TODD Skills You Can Safely Try at Home and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week SWEENEY TODD's Mrs. Lovett shares a makeup tutorial that will have you looking positively Lovett-ly, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA plays a little understudy/standby/alternate musical chairs. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs tonight, August 2, through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Premieres at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get its NY debut as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour's West Hyler's GEORAMA Opens at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by co-book writer Matt Schatz, additional music and lyrics plus arrangements by Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by co-book writer West Hyler. (more...)

Nancy Opel and Bobby Goldman Explain How CURVY WINDOW Brings About Hope in a Witty Fashion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello: Outman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), is currently playing at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nancy Opel & Company Celebrate Opening Night of CURVY WIDOW
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 4, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello: Outman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), is currently playing at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night below! (more...)

Jeremy Irvine and Alexa Davies Join Cast of MAMMA MIA Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Deadline is reporting that further casting has been announced for the upcoming MAMMA MIA sequel film. Jeremy Irvine ('War Horse') will play young Sam while Alexa Davies ('Harlots') will take on the role of young Rosie, the character played by Julie Walters in the original film. (more...)

WE THREE: Meghan Murphy, Danni Smith, and Cassie Slater Unite in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

After wowing audiences as 'Donna and the Dynamos' in the Marriott Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Mamma Mia, Meghan Murphy, (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Nina habla sobre CASI NORMALES
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 18, 2017

La actriz y cantante Nina, que da vida a Diana en la produccion española de CASI NORMALES, habla sobre el musical que se estrenara el mes que viene en Canarias. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Set for REBEKAH M. ALLEN: BAD YEAR/GOOD MUSIC at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stars from Broadway's HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and FUN HOME will gather for "Bad Year/Good Music," featuring the work of emerging musical theater writer Rebekah M. Allen (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Winner, Best Lyrics/Composition for WE ARE THE TIGERS). (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles Announces Full Casting For THE TERRIBLE INFANTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Today, award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles have announced the full cast for the anniversary production of The Terrible Infants. Staged at Wilton's Music Hall in East London and featuring new creative material, The Terrible Infants will run from 27 September to 28 October, with a press night on Tuesday 3 October. (more...)

BWW Interview: Coming Together to Bring Change, Panel Discusses NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 17, 2017

"Newsies is a hit wherever you take it; it had a highly successful Broadway run and national tour and now in these first regional productions, it is the kind of show that brings people from all over to see it again and again. It reaches so many people with its great music and dance and inspiring story. It's a brilliant piece of theatre, and I am honored to be a part of it." (more...)

Artists Announced for Rita Wilson's 'Liner Notes' Series at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rita Wilson is bringing her vocal and songwriting talents to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse this September for the third time. This limited engagement Spotlight Entertainment Series performance features Wilson and guest songwriters performing and telling the stories behind their songs in a cabaret setting. Guests songwriters include Jeff Barry, Kristian Bush, Desmond Child and Billy Steinberg, among others. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 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...)

Casting Director Joy Dewing Joins Disney Talent Casting & Booking in Anaheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting director Joy Dewing will close her New York office after five successful years in order to accept a position with the Disney Talent Casting and Booking team in Anaheim, CA. Joy Dewing Casting will cease operations tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

Broadway's Jessica-Keenan Wynn Joins the Cast of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Variety reports that Beautiful: The Carole King musical's current Cynthia Weil, Jessica Keenan Wynn, has joined the cast of Universal's upcoming Mamma Mia! sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (more...)

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Comes to Duke Energy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing their newest album, 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, in its entirety, for one night only in Raleigh! The night will feature two sets by the band with an intermission and encores. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Family Take Over Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After many summers of blowing the roof off of Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, proudly presents Joe Iconis and Family TAKE OVER! on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Irregular Entertainment producers David Galpern and Charles Roy, announced today that they are producing a new production of Grease: The Musical starring Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy, Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo, and introducing Dylan S. Wallach (Summer Blink, (Blank) My Life) as Danny, directed by Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical; Shrek, The Musical), this fall at The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Previews begin November 1, 2017, with Opening Night on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale September 5, 2017. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse presents ON GOLDEN POND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The New London Barn Playhouse's historic 85th season has generated fabulous reviews and broken box office records. As our final production for the season, On Golden Pond features a cast of seasoned television and Broadway veterans as well as rising stars from our Junior Intern program. This beautiful and bittersweet play is the perfect bookend to this exciting season. (more...)

Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

WICKED Surpasses MAMMA MIA! as 8th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The international blockbuster WICKED will play its 5,759th Broadway performance on Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm, surpassing Mamma Mia to become the 8th longest-running production in Broadway history. (more...)

Here We Go Again: Save 29% On Tickets For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

West End hit Mamma Mia!, at London's Novello Theatre, is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. Book tickets here from £32 (more...)

2017 BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS GALA Celebration Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

???????Transcendence Theatre Company will conclude their 2017 season of spectacular outdoor Broadway concerts in Sonoma Wine Country with a special Gala Celebration at Jack London Stare Historic Park running September 8-10. Transcendence Theatre Company was named by USA Today's 10BEST as the #2 'Outdoor Concert Venue You Shouldn't Miss' in the United States, and received four 2016 Broadway World San Francisco awards including Best Special Theater Event for the fifth consecutive year. At the conclusion of this season, Transcendence performances will have been seen by over 110,000 people and will have raised over $351,000 to benefit Jack London State Historic Park.           (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON and GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrate #DiversityOfBroadway and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week the casts of HAMILTON and GROUNDHOG DAY celebrate the amazing diversity on Broadway. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

You're Invited to an Unforgettable Wedding in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

It's like 'Modern Family' meets wedding party drama when Saugatuck Center for the Arts' Mason Street Warehouse (MSW) theatre company presents It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy about an unforgettable wedding day with a game-changing plot twist. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Aug 11, 2017

It's nearly impossible to not have fun while hearing some of ABBA's most iconic songs sung right before your eyes, especially by the wonderful team at Capital Repertory Theatre. Though the show itself is encompassed with flaws, Capital Rep's production of Mamma Mia! is just what it should be: a fun night. (more...)

Social Spotlight: The Wacky and Wonderful Jessica Vosk Brings the Magic of WICKED on Tour to Instagram
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 11, 2017

Jessica Vosk's pathway to Wicked stardom has been anything but conventional. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Shoba Narayan to Read INSOMNIA TV Pilot in NYC
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Jenna Ushkowitz (Fox's Glee, Broadway's Waitress), Shoba Narayan (Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), and Vishaal Reddy (Upcoming Marvel Netflix Series) to lead private industry reading of Insomnia, a new comedy-drama. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

BWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 11, 2017

Kicking off Phoenix Theatre's 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie and her journey to find the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Nancy Opel in CURVY WIDOW Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello: Outman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), is currently playing at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

Cast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew with a powerhouse, all-woman cast-setting up a witty and thought-provoking debate on politics, power, and love. Framed as a performance by a band of Suffragettes with additional dialogue by Second City's Ron West, The Taming of the Shrew launches Chicago Shakespeare's 2017/18 Season in the Courtyard Theater, September 16-November 12, 2017. (more...)

Pink Martini, Abba Mania, Les Ballets Trockedero and More Coming to King Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Ten new shows have just been announced at the King Center for the Performing Arts, including Decades Rewind, Pink Martini, Take Me to the River, Martin Sexton, Abba Mania, Daniel O'Donnell, Yamato, Stayin Alive, Les Ballets Trockedero, and Howie Mandel. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Rita Wilson Returns to Café Carlyle this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Singer-songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson makes her return to Cafe Carlyle, October 10-21.  (more...)

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