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New ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE Cast Album Coming September 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

A new cast album of Chip Deffaa's long-running Off-Broadway show, 'One Night with Fanny Brice,' starring Mary Cantoni Johnson, will be released on September 24th. The album will be launched on at the venerable 13th Street Repertory Theater--which will be celebrating 'Mary Cantoni Johnson Day'-- and will be available for sale from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Davis Gaines and More in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Broadway veteran Davis Gaines and innovative in-the-round seating are featured in Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of Man of La Mancha. The multi-Tony Award-winning musical runs now through October 8, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 6th, 2017: Bernadette Peters Announced as Next 'Dolly' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bernadette Peters Announced as Next 'Dolly,' and More! (more...)

MESQUITE, NV to Parody Angry American Politics at Workshop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Based on actual events, 'Mesquite, NV' by Leegrid Stevens is a dark comedy about power and politics that is one part Coen Brothers and one part Preston Sturgis.  (more...)

BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Floating to Theatre at the Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The musical begins previews Sept. 14 with opening night on September 17 for a run that continues through Oct. 15.   (more...)

THE NEXT BIG THING to Get World Premiere at Axelrod PAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will be the first theater in the nation to present "The Next Big Thing," a new musical by composer Gerald H. Bailey and lyricist/book writer J. Laurence Lowenstein. "The Next Big Thing," a musical that has been in development around the East Coast for the past five years, will be directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa with musical direction by Thomas Conroy, who also has orchestrated the score and will conduct. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017
by - Sep 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017
by - Sep 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces VIP Walk-On Guests for A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Plus One-Day Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

For one day only, Monday, September 25th, save up to 25% off of tickets to Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, using promo code DICKENS. (more...)

Theatre World Mourns The Passing Of Theatre Under The Stars And 5th Avenue Theatre Founder, Frank M. Young
by David Green - Sep 22, 2017

Frank M. Young, 77, the founder of Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle's 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company, and the New York-based National Alliance for Musical Theatre, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, California. Young directed the activities of TUTS from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 2006. For two years in a row he was named by the national Theatre Week magazine as one of the 100 most powerful people in American theatre. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces the Cast of THE LEARNED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Centenary Stage Company announces cast for upcoming production of Freyda Thomas' hilarious contemporary re-imagining of Moliere's penultimate play The Learned Ladies. Presented in the Lackland Performing Arts Center the production will run from October 6 through October 22 in the over 500 seat state of the art Sitnik Theatre. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: First Look at Nicholas Rodriguez, Emma Rose Brooks, Kelley Faulkner and Richard R. Henry in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Guys and Dolls, a Tony Award-winning musical in the intimate Quadracci Powerhouse, running now through October 29. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway's Bart Shatto Belts Out One Showstopper After Another at The Rrazz Room
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 21, 2017

Bart Shatto is a star performer. I first heard Bart with the famed theatrical-rock group The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's sung on a couple of their recordings, but toured the country with them for many years, notably singing the songs Old Town Bar seen below. Then I first saw Bart while he played Bud in Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre's fantastic production of The Bridges of Madison County. But Shatto is not only from the world of rock, but the world of theatre, performing in many shows on Broadway & Touring shows including The Civil War, Hands on A Hardbody and Dracula. Shatto also played the pivotal role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway & Touring cast of Les Miserables and played Gus/Growltiger in the National Tour of Cats. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento, 10/18-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento October 18-November 19, 2017. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

Peisha McPhee and Sergiu Tuhutiu Join Forces in CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Peisha McPhee & Sergiu Tuhutiu in Chopin Meets Broadway on October 7th, 2017. For one night only, world-renowned vocalist and American Idol Vocal Coach Peisha McPhee, and award-winning European concert pianist Sergiu Tuhutiu, have collaborated to create their new show Chopin Meets Broadway, brilliantly bringing to life a medley of classical music and Broadway standards. Peisha and Sergiu beautifully demonstrate what happens when two disparate worlds collide an intoxicating musical mash up, not to be missed! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/2/2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/2/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Venetian Room Debut This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret will present Tony Award-winner and Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell. The star of Broadway's Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Shuffle Along and August Wilson's King Headley II, will sing songs from his extensive Broadway career in his Venetian Room debut on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Develop New Musical PANGAEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Artistic Director Devanand Janki has gathered a diverse group of New York theater professionals at the Bingham Camp Theater Retreat to develop new works at the company's third annual artistic residency. (more...)

New Musical AT FIRST SIGHT Receives World Premiere at The Mountain Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Mountain Playhouse will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. At First Sight will be presented October 3 - 15. The music and lyrics are by Brandon Lambert. The book was written by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert. The production is directed by Guy Stroman. (more...)

Photo Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center on Sunday night. Audience members leapt to their feet at the end of the performance of the now Jeff-Recommended production. Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast in the musical that continues through October 15. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Monkeys Around, MISS SAIGON Plays with Filters, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 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 WICKED is monkeying around backstage (is Chistery playing hide-and-seek?), and MISS SAIGON tries out the Devil Wears Prada Snapchat filter. That's all. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2017
by - Sep 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Laura Hodos of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes
by Clarissa Moon - Sep 15, 2017

Laura Hodos is currently starring as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. We talk about her character, corsets, dream roles, brownies, and more! (more...)

Cast Announced for THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Nicholas Wright's The Slaves of Solitude directed by Jonathan Kent. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE North American Tour Finds Its 'Johnny' and 'Baby'; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will officially open a new production and North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA, October 5 - 7. (more...)

Cast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next June
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

After three successful years on tour boasting numerous sold out engagements, this new adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will continue to dazzle in more than 50 markets in North America, including the Lehigh Valley at The State Theatre on June 21 and June 22, 2018. (more...)

Marsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Hal Holbrook Retires Mark Twain Character After 63 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Fifty years ago, a young actor took the stage in a tiny Off-Broadway theater and introduced the world to a man they would never forget. The actor was Hal Holbrook and the man was Mark Twain. According to Star News, the stage and screen star has finally retired the character after sixty-three years. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Davis Gaines, and More Join Fall MUNY MAGIC at The Sheldon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The fifth installment of Muny Magic at The Sheldon, The Muny's bi-annual showcase of favorite Muny artists, will be October 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Sheldon Concert Hall. (more...)

BWW Preview: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Latte Da
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 12, 2017

Watch parts 1 and 2 teaser videos and then get your tickets reserved for the sure-to-be-a-hit Man of La Mancha at Theater Latte Da. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick & More Will Be Inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Theatre Hall of Fame announced today its 2017 class of eight inductees, led by Audra McDonald and including (in alphabetical order) Matthew Broderick, Oskar Eustis, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, Marin Mazzie, Daryl Roth and Ernie Schier. (more...)

Beef & Boards Announces 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

It's a season of excitement at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, as it celebrates its 45th Anniversary in 2018 with four new shows to its stage. (more...)

Jill Anna Ponasik Named Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Associate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff today announced that Jill Anna Ponasik will join Skylight as Artistic Associate effective Sept. 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2017
by - Aug 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Sing for Kansas City Young Audiences This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Broadway favorite Brian Stokes Mitchell is set to perform with the Kansas City Symphony this fall, to benefit Kansas City Young Audiences. Conducted by Jason Seber, the concert event will be held Saturday, October 7 (8PM) at Kauffman Center's Helzberg Hall.  (more...)

Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III to Star in NC Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Star of stage and screen, Sandy Duncan, and Raleigh's own, Ira David Wood III will both return to the North Carolina Theatre stage this January in the upcoming production of "Love Letters." Directed by Guy Stroman, the limited engagement runs January 12-21, 2018 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

MARION BRIDGE Gets West Coast Premiere Next Week at Son of Semele Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

SJB Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Marion Bridge' by award-winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. The guest production runs September 8 through September 24 for a limited Los Angeles engagement at Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Opens its Mainstage Season with the THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 Bristol Riverside Theatre spells F-U-N when it opens its Mainstage season with the multiple Tony Award-winner The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman, running September 19-October 15.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast features Will Carlyon, Andrew Coleman, Leigha Kato, Kathryn McCreary, Joshua Morgan, Robert Smythe, Phebe Taylor, T.J. Wagner, and Brooke Wetterhahn. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Presents MASTER CLASS Starring Carolyn Hennesy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award-winning Master Class, the first production of its Inaugural Season. Written by Terrence McNally, directed by Artistic Director Dimitri Toscas, and starring the Emmy-winning Carolyn Hennesy, this rich and vivid comedic play the New York Times calls "zestfully entertaining" will play a limited run September 22 through October 22. (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 26, 2017

Now on stage at the Encore Theatre is the musical '9 to 5.' I'd love to invite you to enjoy seeing this show, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it's completely sold out. The only possible way to get tickets is if there are cancellations. This is a smash hit for Encore Theatre, and of course, everything they do is performed to perfection. You are best off buying a season ticket so you can always see their shows. (more...)

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