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Wake Up With BWW 10/31: Watch Full A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN Special, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 31, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch the full A Very Wicked Halloween special, and more! (more...)

Review Roundup: The World Premiere of HAVANA MUSIC HALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

The world premiere of the new musical HAVANA MUSICA HALL is now playing at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami, Florida. The exciting new show centers around the lives of Havana Music Hall's best-known musicians who are just about to get their big break before Fidel Castro seizes power. (more...)

City Winery Chicago Announces Christopher Cross, Lisa Fischer and More
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of multi-Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Christopher Cross, Twenty Feet from Stardom's Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, award-winning Celtic quarter We Banjo 3, and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, November 1 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: Wildly Entertaining CHOIR OF MAN Brings Joyous Romp to Durham Performing Arts Center
by Lauren Van Hemert - Oct 30, 2018

They say the show must go on. Such was the case Saturday night when THE CHOIR OF MAN'S truck broke down and showed up in Durham at 7:10 p.m. for an 8:00 p.m. show. Nevertheless, the cast handled the mishap in true CHOIR OF MAN style, greeting the audience in the lobby while the set was being loaded in, taking selfies, and warming up the crowd. Once the doors to the seating area opened, the cast invited audience members up on stage for a pint and a bit of conversation. Clearly, there is no fourth wall among friends, but do all these pre-show theatrics make for a good show? You bet. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Announced For BREATH & IMAGINATION At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Breath & Imagination chronicles Roland Hayes's inspirational journey from a Georgia plantation to a singing career that included command performances for kings and queens. Despite his international acclaim, Roland never left behind his complex and loving relationship with his mother, his Angel Mo'. With spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is a compelling musical about one man's determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.    (more...)

Photo Coverage: Family, Friends, and the Broadway Community Celebrates the Life of Marin Mazzie
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2018

A celebration of the life and Broadway legacy of Marin Mazzie took place at the Gershwin Theatre yesterday, October 25th, for friends, family and the theatre community. There were performances and testimonials from loved ones, including her husband, Jason Danieley, to pay tribute to the three-time Tony Award nominee who passed away on September 13th after a three-year tenacious struggle with ovarian cancer. (more...)

HAIR/HAIRSPRAY/AMERIACN IDOL Star Joins THE WITCHES RUMBLE October 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Singing diva beltress Diana DeGarmo (American Idol; Hairspray and Hair on Broadway) joins the cast of THE WITCHES RUMBLE. (more...)

Marin Mazzie's Life Will Be Celebrated Today at the Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

A celebration of the life and Broadway legacy of Marin Mazzie will take place at the Gershwin Theatre today, October 25th, beginning at 1:30pm, for friends, family and the theatre community. There will be performances and testimonials from loved ones and theatre colleagues to pay tribute to the three-time Tony Award nominee who passed away on September 13th after a three-year tenacious struggle with ovarian cancer. A dimming of all the marquees on Broadway took place on September 19th as a sign of the impact Marin made through her many appearances on Broadway and concert stages throughout the country. (more...)

CSC Offers Election Night Ticket Discount For THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Raul Esparza
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Classic Stage Company will offer discounted tickets to the Election Night (November 6) performance of Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. (more...)

Verdi Chorus To Receive Honors At Fall Concert In Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and WINTER SONG To Open At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

A Christmas Memory and Winter Song, the two-show pairing BroadwayWorld called "warm, nourishing, and just exactly what you want on a cold winter's night," returns to Portland Center Stage at The Armory. The production brings Truman Capote's beloved holiday story together with a gorgeous collection of winter songs, stories, and memories created by Brandon Woolley and Merideth Kaye Clark. A Christmas Memory paired with Winter Song begins preview performances on Nov. 24, opens on Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 30 in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Woolley returns to direct, while Clark (Elphaba in the First National Tour of Wicked, Cathy in The Last Five Years at The Armory) and Leif Norby (Astoria: Part One and Two at The Armory) reprise their roles. (more...)

Colin Anderson and Gina Naomi Baez to Lead Argyle's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Let the bells peal!  Ring in the holidays with a classic tale.  Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatrepresents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menkin, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford Announces MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

On December 7, TheatreWorks New Milford will open the classic musicalMan of La Mancha, by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh. Man of La Mancha is based on Miguel de Cervantes' tale, Don Quixote. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Julia Abueva, and More Join Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham in SUPERHERO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere musical, SUPERHERO. (more...)

Laura Benanti Begins Performances in MY FAIR LADY Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 23, 2018

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti assumes the role of Eliza Doolittle in its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, for a limited engagement beginning tonight, Tuesday, October 23. She is currently scheduled through Sunday, February 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: Barrymore Awards Nominee GISELA ADISA
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 22, 2018

Gisela Adisa just might be the next big name in theatre. A 2018 nominee for the Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Supporting Performance for Lights Out: Nat King Cole, she's got talent to spare, she's gorgeous, she's articulate, she's funny, and she's bold. She's appeared on Broadway in Beautiful and in the national tour of Sister Act. BroadwayWorld.com just had to get to know her better. Her first name is pronounced JEEZ-ela. Remember that. Catch her as she winds up her role as the definitive Aldonza in Man of La Mancha at the Westport Country Playhouse (www.westportplayhouse). (more...)

JAG Productions Presents: JAG Juke Joint - A Benefit Dinner Party With Performances and Southern Home Cooking
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

Since its creation in 2015, JAG Productions focuses on creating theater to engage challenging issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity. (more...)

Laura Hodos Debuts Solo Cabaret At WP Playhouse in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

The ever popular Laura Hodos will take the cabaret stage to premiere her latest solo cabaret, By The Light Of The Silvery Screen, in The Spotlight Cabaret Series at The Winter Park Playhouse November 7 and 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Playhouse Musical Director, Christopher Leavy, will accompany on piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NC Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, presents its first production of the 2018-19 season, Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, playing Oct. 16-21 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

City Winery Chicago Announces Art Garfunkel, Macy Gray and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of the legendary Art Garfunkel, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Macy Gray, Grammy-nominated artist Anita Wilson, and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, October 18 at noon.All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the World Premiere of HAVANA MUSIC HALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The world premiere of the new musical HAVANA MUSICA HALL is now playing at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami, Florida. The exciting new show centers around the lives of Havana Music Hall's best-known musicians who are just about to get their big break before Fidel Castro seizes power. (more...)

Surflight to Hold World Premiere Workshop of TRANSGENDER STILLBORN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The world-premiere workshop presentation of Nicholas Kaminski's original musical Transgender Stillborn will be held at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, New Jersey, at Nov. 11 at 5 PM. The reading will be free and open to the public. (more...)

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA Sparks Hope at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Oct 16, 2018

Don Quixote, the infamous errant knight questing to save those in need and fighting windmills because he sees giants in their frames. He is a familiar character to most of us. Man of La Mancha is a classic musical inspired by the Spanish story. Beef & Boards' current production of the show features Disney royalty in the titular role. (more...)

Lynn Cohen, Lewis Black, Florencia Lozano, Vanessa Aspillaga & More Set To Present This Week At The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Muse Project, in association with The Tank, presents Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations at The Flea Theater as a part of their Anchor Partnership. Musings runs from Monday, October 15th - Sunday October, 21st at The Flea's new home at 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview HAVANA MUSIC HALL at Actors Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The world premiere of Havana Music Hall at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami is now on stage. The brand new original musical features Tony Award nominee John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and rising star Linedy Genao (On Your Feet!) headlining the all-latinx cast of nineteen performers. The limited engagement runs through November 18, 2018. Opening night is set for Friday, October 19. (more...)

Apollinaire Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Apollinaire Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our 2018/2019 Season (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Sydney Engagement Finds its Charlies!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Charlie Bucket has been found and he has a Golden Ticket! Producers John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions today announced the four boys who will play the role of Charlie in the spectacular new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl's delicious tale will be playing only in Sydney at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from 5 January 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At HAVANA MUSIC HALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Havana Music Hall at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beef & Boards Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Destined to be performed on the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre stage, the five-time Tony Award winning musical Man of La Mancha finally fulfills that promise as it is now on stage through Nov. 18. Beef & Boards welcomes Broadway performer and Disney voiceover artist Richard White in the title role of its much-anticipated production. (more...)

Lynn Cohen, Jessica Frances Dukes, Déa Julien, Kyra Miller, And Vanessa Aspillaga Bring Paradigm Shifting Projects To The Flea Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Muse Project, in association with The Tank, will present Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations at The Flea Theater as a part of their Anchor Partnership. The Muse Project gives women performers the time, space, and opportunity to experiment with and explore their fantasy projects. Musings will showcase the exciting, fresh, paradigm-shifting storytelling that 5 of New York's leading stage actresses have developed through intensive workshops, called Mini Muses. The week will culminate in a party on October 19th, the 'Mini Gala' - a wine and cheese event to celebrate the week's presentations; and 'Tea Time,' a one-of-a-kind Muse pilot program, where a veteran stage actress discusses her experiences building her career. Actress Florencia Lozano is set to partake as the Tea Time guest. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in Industry Reading of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young we be part of a special industry presentation of the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli, on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30pm at Bowlmore Times Square / POP Room. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer and Bryn Terfel In Talks for MAN OF LA MANCHA Concert with English National Opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 11, 2018

According to Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail, television star Kelsey Grammer (Broadway's La Cage Aux Folles, Finding Neverland) and opera star Bryn Terfel (Lincoln Center Sweeney Todd) are currently in talks to join a concert production of the musical Man of La Mancha. (more...)

Some 'Buddy' Comes to the Carpenter Center for the Holidays in ELF: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings everyone's favorite Elf to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in the new holiday classic Elf: The Musical November 30 - December 9.  Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West box office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Chad Austin To Direct SKYSCRAPER Revival In May 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Regeneration Theatre announces a fully staged revival of the infamous 1960s musical SKYSCRAPER will play Urbanstages' Theatre at 30th Street in May 2019, directed and choreographed by Chad Austin, the newly announced Artistic Director of Abingdon Theatre. This will be the 2nd show in Regeneration Theatre's 2018-19 season, following on from the currently running production of SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS by Tennessee Williams at 13th Street Repertory Theatre until Nov 11, 2018. (more...)

City Winery Chicago Announces Dave Davies, Herb Alpert and More
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Dave Davies of renowned British rock band The Kinks, Grammy Award-winning jazz duo Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band The Four C Notes, folk-rock singer-songwriter Dan Tedesco, and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, November 8 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

CT Rep Presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration." Elizabeth VanDyke will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from November 29th - December 9th, 2018. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Book Now For MAN OF LA MANCHA, Starring Kelsey Grammer and Danielle De Niese
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Man of La Mancha returns to London for the first time in over 50 years. Featuring the iconic song 'Dream the Impossible Dream:, and inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote, this classic tale opens at the London Coliseum on 26 April 2019 for a strictly limited six-week run. Book tickets here! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the 27th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 7-23 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes and thrilling effects made possible by the support received from the Next Generation Capital Campaign. TV veteran and Broadway star Richard Thomas makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut leading the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer to Play Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA Concert with English National Opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 15, 2018

Michael Linnit and Michael Grade - the producers who brought Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd to the London Coliseum - are collaborating again with English National Opera to bring a brand new production of the multi-Tony award winning Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha to London, the first West End production of this acclaimed musical in over 50 years. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Concludes 20th Anniversary Season With SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Rubicon Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season culminates with a two-piano version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's soaring epic South Pacific, helmed by award-winning director KATHARINE FARMER and featuring a cast of 28 led by Tony honoree BEN DAVIS (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) and MADISON CLAIRE PARKS (Luisa in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway).  (more...)

City Winery Chicago Announces Los Lonely Boys, Hudson Taylor and More
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of Tex-Mex trio Los Lonely Boys, folk-rock duo Hudson Taylor, and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, November 15 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Classic Stage Company's New Production Of THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, A TIMELESS ALLEGORY ON THE RISE OF FASCISM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) announces the full cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless work, which kicks off CSC's 2018-2019 season on October 30, with rehearsals beginning this week. Directed by John Doyle, this comical yet disturbing play from one of the greatest political satirists of all time follows a Depression-era Chicago mobster, Arturo Ui, who, with the help of his henchmen, manipulates and murders his way to totalitarian rule of the cauliflower trade. Society, of course, fails to act upon his "resistible rise." (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and THE SANTALAND DIARIES This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Come see THE Santa Claus this Christmas! Based on the beloved classic film, Miracle on 34th Street tells the tale of last-minute Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa-replacement Kris Kringle, who may or may not be THE Santa Claus, and the people who take him in. Filled with humor, spectacle, and treasured songs such as My Wish, Expect Things to Happen, and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, this festive, heart-warming musical is a must-see for the family this holiday season. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Company Continues Anniversary Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Elvis has indeed left the building! ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) is thrilled to announce the second show of its 40th Anniversary Season, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Jenny Sullivan with choreography by Jamie Torcellini. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE begins previews on Thursday, December 6, opens on Saturday, December 8, and runs through Sunday, December 23, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents Presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration." Elizabeth VanDyke will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from November 29th - December 9th, 2018. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Lesli Margherita Brings THIS BROAD'S WAY To The Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Broadway star and Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) will bring her acclaimed concert act, This Broad's Way, to The Rubicon Theatre as part of the Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series.  The concert will be performed for two nights only: Saturday Nov. 17th at 8p and Sunday Nov. 18th at 2pm. (more...)

Squabbalogic Returns With Southern Gothic Ghost Story HERRINGBONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

This darkly comic, hilariously disturbing southern gothic tale is a vaudevillian ghost story told by eleven larger than life characters. They just don't know there's only one actor in the cast. (more...)

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