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Photo Flash: It's Dresser Love at BANDSTAND and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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 Bandstand celebrates one of the most important behind the scenes crew members: dressers! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Chase Peacock & Jessica De Maria's Musical Ghost Story VIVIAN Coming to the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Chase Peacock and Jessica De Maria, in partnership with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, present VIVIAN, a musical ghost story by Chase & Jessica. (more...)

Announcing The Lyceum's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

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Broadway in Boston's WIZARD OF OZ Tickets Now On-Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, September 10, 2017. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (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...)

VILLAINS: An 80's Musical Cabaret Comes to Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Small but Mighty Productions is proud to close their 2017 season with Villains: an 80s Musical Cabaret, which will be premiering at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - Cabaret Space (12 Alexander St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4). (more...)

HONK! JR Opens Walnut Street Theatre for Kid's Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Kids and their adult friends and families will love the WST for Kids' production of HONK! JR.. Based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale, The Ugly Duckling, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre September 23 through October 8, 2017. (more...)

THE KING AND I Tour Heads to Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC have announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Norbert Leo Butz and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

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. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger is Engaged!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Broadway favorite Andrew Keenan-Bolger announced some big news via Instagram today: he's engaged! Best wishes to Andrew and his fianc Scott Bixby! (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD is 'Dying' to Greet Fans at Broadway Flea and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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 is gearing up for the Broadway Flea Market. Visit their booth to take your chances on Mrs. Lovett's pies! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SOUVENIR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's tribute to a woman of song, SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Written by Stephen Temperley and directed by Debi Marcucci, the production continues through October 15th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

Seena Kana Lives the Dream & Hits No. 1 on European iTunes Charts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Sometimes everything falls in the right places. Japanese artist SENA KANA is delighted as her debut single ' LIVE YOUR DREAMS ' skyrocketed to the highest regions of the iTunes charts in multiple European countries. (more...)

Five New Seattle-Area Schools Tapped for Disney Musicals in Schools 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group has announced five new Seattle-area schools that have been selected to participate in its fourth annual Disney Musicals in Schools program. (more...)

Rose Theater Announces the Cast of MADAGASCAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Rose Theater is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, playing October 6-22, 2017. The show is being directed by long-time Rose artist educator Kevin Ehrhart. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE presents World Premiere of HELLO STRANGER by Sharon Yablon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Theatre of NOTE announces its production of the world premiere of HELLO STRANGER, written by Sharon Yablon and directed by Sarah Figoten Wilson. HELLO STRANGER will preview Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, at 8pm, will open on Thursday, October 19 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 18 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (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...)

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Teens from Broadway and The West End Sign On for #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Kara Oates, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, and Lucy-Mae Beacock have all signed-on to perform in #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens, on October 15, 7:00 p.m. at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan's Theater District. (more...)

Stepinac Among Only Five High Schools in the U.S. to Stage NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The acclaimed Stepinac Theatre, White Plains, NY, continues to make news as a producer of award-winning musicals. The latest big headline is that Stepinac was one of only five high schools in the U.S (and the only one in New York State!) that was granted permission by Walt Disney Theatricals to produce Newsies, the 2012 Tony-winning musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THE GOES WRONG Unveils a Portrait So Right at Tony's DiNapoli
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 21, 2017

Earlier this week, the original Broadway and West End cast of the Tony and Olivier Award winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong was honored with a Tony's DiNapoli Broadway Wall of Fame portrait at the Times Square eatery after the new company of stars took their curtain call following their first performance at The Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Karan Gill and More to Star in CHILD OF THE DIVIDE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Summer 1947. Sixteen million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the violent political upheaval, young Pali's fingers slip from his father's hand, and his destiny changes forever. (more...)

Riverbank Performing Arts Academy Now Enrolling for Fall Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After four, highly successful summer theatre camps, Riverbank Performing Arts Academy is offering two fall workshop opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! (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...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Next Onstage at Larry Keeton Theatre October 12-28
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 19, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic 1949 musical about life, romance and hardships during World War II, which broached serious and controversial social issues still being dealt with in the 21st century South Pacific debuts at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson for an October 12-28 run. (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to Catch 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed five star London Fringe Premiere production of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village is entering it's final two weeks running until Sunday 1st October 2017. (more...)

BRING BACK BIRDIE's Cleve Asbury Returns for One Night Only Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series is pleased to present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performance only on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00PM. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY Takes Opening Night Bows at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night the cast of Engeman Theater's GYPSY took their opening night bows and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment! Check out the photos below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night Engeman Theater's GYPSY celebrated opening and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: PEACE, LOVE, NO BULLY Performs at Henri Bendel Flagship Store
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2017

The Henri Bendel Fifth Avenue flagship hosted a NYFW benefit event for NoBully.org to raise funds and awareness for anti-bullying efforts and BroadwayWorld was there! The event was organized by Carrie Berk (NYMF 2017 Award for Outstanding Individual Performance) and the all-kid cast of the New York Musical Festival's Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical. The show joined forces with No Bully this summer and was awarded a special NYMF citation for turning a musical into a full-fledged social inclusivity movement. (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...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Comes to Playhouse on Park's Season Nine Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Playhouse on Park opens Season Nine Mainstage Series with musical comedy Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and book by Jeff Whitty. Avenue Q runs from September 13-October 8. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALMOST, MAINE Are Most-Produced High School Shows for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From the 50-yard line to front-row center, high schools are a central aspect of community life. While the identity with sports may not be surprising, the realization about school theatre may be. (more...)

Photo Flash: NightBlue Performing Arts presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

NightBlue Performing Arts's production of Woody Allen's stage musical based on his Academy Award-winning film a hilarious and high stepping homage to both the gangster films and movie musicals of the 1930's - opened to press on Monday, September 11. The production will run through Sunday, October 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Farnsworth Stars in Towering NEWSIES at Utah's Tuacahn
by Wayman Wong - Sep 13, 2017

'Disney's Newsies' has been making headlines all this summer at America's regional theaters, from the MUNY in St. Louis to the Music Theatre of Wichita. Others 'carrying this banner,' Tony-winning musical have included the Wagon Wheel in Indiana, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company in Alabama, the Maine State Music Theatre and Orlando REP in Florida. (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...)

VIDEO: Lyrics for Life Releases 'You Will Be Found' Music Video Featuring Broadway Kids for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Lyrics for Life has released a recording and music video to Pasek & Paul's You Will Be Found in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. The video features 140 performers from Broadway, National Tours, TV, Film, singer/songwriters and award-winning dancers, all under the age of 25. (more...)

Veteran Publicist Aaron Meier Joins O&M Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

DKC/O&M President Rick Miramontez officially announced today that Aaron Meier has joined the staff of the New York PR firm. Aaron, a 16-year veteran of theatrical publicity, takes his senior position immediately. He will be representing such current and upcoming productions as Hello, Dolly!, 1984, Carousel, Three Tall Women and The Iceman Cometh, among others. (more...)

Rob Colletti to Shred in Chicago When SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber have announced that casting has been finalized for the national tour of the high-octane Broadway and West End hit, SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Julie Andrews Will Write Second Book of Memoirs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews is hard at work on a new project. The beloved star just revealed to News.com.au that she is writing a second autobiography (the first, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, was released in 2008). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Randy Redd Record 'Some Kind of Paradise' for THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Cast Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - just released its Original Cast Album, now available to purchase. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Photo Flash: STAGES Closes 31st Season with Stunning SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

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