Mary Poppins on Tour

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, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West box office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/9: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KING KONG, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 9, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: we took you on the red carpet at opening night of King Kong, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: MARY POPPINS Flies Into Young People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Everyone's favourite nanny arrives just in time for the holiday season! One of the most successful and beloved Broadway musicals in the world, the YPT Production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins will be presented on the Mainstage fromNovember 5, 2018 to January 6, 2019. (more...)

Photo: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt Make EW Cover Magic for MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 8, 2018

Entertainment Weekly has dropped its latest cover featuring the stars of the upcoming Disney film Mary Poppins Returns. Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt in full character below!   (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz and Friends, Joely Fisher, and More Head to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

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...)

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...)

MATILDA Continues Walnut Street Theatre 210th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Directed by Linda Goodrich, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, MATILDA THE MUSICAL begins previews on November 6th, opens on November 14th, and runs through January 6th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

Freeform Announces This Year's 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Lineup
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

With Christmas around the corner, Freeform's beloved “25 Days of Christmas” programming event begins on DEC. 1. This year's holiday lineup event includes the premieres of Freeform Original Features “Life-Size 2,” with Tyra Banks and “grown-ish”'s Francia Raisa from airing SUNDAY, DEC. 2, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST, and “No Sleep 'Til Christmas,” with Dave and Odette Annable airing MONDAY, DEC. 10, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST. Additionally, the network will premiere the “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” on MONDAY, DEC. 3, at 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST/PST, bringing Christmas cheer in unexpected places, and a new installment of “Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” on SATURDAY, DEC. 8, at 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Freeform joins ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in celebrating “25 Days of Christmas” across all networks. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS JR. at Mamiya Theatre
by Cheyne Nomura - Nov 6, 2018

Although there's been a lack of tradewinds on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii, a perfect amount of winds---from the east, maybe?---has brought the arrival of Mary Poppins Jr. to the Mamiya Theatre at Chaminade University. Stalwart with a strong cast, vocal abilities, and technical aspects, the sweeping show is practically perfect in every way. (more...)

Bird College – Conservatoire For Dance And Musical Theatre Announces Gavin Lee As Patron
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Bird College - Conservatoire for Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces the appointment of Gavin Lee as patron. Lee will be an advocate for Bird College and for the wider dance and musical theatre sector promoting the work of the college. Lee will work alongside current patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson, Dougie Squires OBE and Gary Avis MBE. (more...)

Irene Green Named New Managing Director as MATILDA Comes to Town
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT November 14 - January 1. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults. Nearly half of all available tickets for this production are already sold and Northern Stage anticipates many sold out performances. Early ticket purchasing is highly recommended. (more...)

The Media Theatre Announces Casting for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The Media Theatre Has An All-star Philly Cast In 'the Wizard Of Oz' This Holiday Season (more...)

Food Network is a Holiday Destination This December
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Food Network is serving up fresh and fun holiday episodes this December all month long. On Sunday, December 16th at 9pm, the gingerbread artists of Holiday Gingerbread Showdown pull out all the stops for the exciting season finale, and Holiday Baking Championship crowns the most impressive festive baker on Monday, December 17th at 9pm. Then, at 10pm competitors wow host Eddie Jackson and the judges with 3D displaysin hopes of winning the ultimate prize on the season finale of Christmas Cookie Challenge. The edible architecture is next level at the 25th annual National Gingerbread Competition as seen on the holiday special Gingerbread Giants 2 premiering Sunday, December 23rd at 9pm. On Monday, December 24th at 9pm, former Holiday Baking Championship competitors return for redemption on the 'Homecoming Special'episode. Also in primetime, don't miss premieres and themed episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Grocery Games and Triple-D Nation. In daytime, Ina Garten invites special guests Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall and John DeLucaover for a special Mary Poppins episode of Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro on Sunday, December 9th at 12:30pm. Also catch premieres and holiday episodes including Crazy Christmas Cakes, Giada's Holiday Handbook, Girl Meets Farm, Guy's Ranch Kitchen, The Kitchen, Martina's Table, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha's Southern Kitchen. is serving up holiday recipes, videos and how-tos that will help you impress your guests. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Discover. (more...)

Five OKC Schools Selected For Disney Musicals In Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the five new schools that have been selected to participate in the 2018-19 Disney Musicals in Schools program. The program is an initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theater programs in under-resourced elementary schools. The five schools are a part of  Oklahoma City Public Schools. The five schools include: Adelaide Lee, Hawthorne, John Rex, Pierce, and Willow Brook elementaries. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dive Into Oz with New Shots from WICKED on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Jackie Burns returns to the role of Elphaba and Kara Lindsay returns to the role of Glinda in the national tour of WICKED. Check out new photos of the pair on the road! (more...)

BWW TV: Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal with Paper Mill Playhouse's HOLIDAY INN!
by TV - On the Road - Nov 17, 2018

Meet the cast of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the film from Universal Pictures, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Performances Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and will continue through Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). (more...)

Advance Completes Acquisition Of Stage Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Stage Entertainment is one of the world's largest theatre producers and owners, operating 20 theatres and partnering with world-renowned creative talent to produce shows attended by over seven million visitors annually. The company entertains audiences in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Leading titles include Disney's The Lion King and Aladdin, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Anastasia and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical. Stage Entertainment employs more than 3,000 people worldwide. In the course of the current season, Stage Entertainment will open ten new musical productions including Paramour in Hamburg, a co-production with Cirque du Soleil; the German production of Tina: the Tina Turner Musical as well as the roll-out of Anastasia in Stage Entertainment's network of theatres including Madrid, Stuttgart and The Hague as well as productions planned for Mexico, Japan, Brazil and Australia. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/16: MARY POPPINS RETURNS Posters, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out the all new character posters for Mary Poppins Returns, and more! (more...)

NW Children's Theater & School Presents MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

NW Children's Theater & School (NWCT) Presents: Mary Poppins. Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Script by Julian Fellowes. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Vasthy Mompoint Earns the Legacy Robe for THE PROM!
by Walter McBride - Nov 16, 2018

THE PROM officially opened last night, November 15, at the Longacre Theatre. Before the curtain went up, the company took a moment to celebrate the recipient of the Legacy Robe- Vasthy Mompoint! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 11/19-11/23 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Nov 16, 2018

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, 11/19-11/23, airing on ABC on Monday, November 19, 2018! (more...)

Griff Rhys Jones, Lucie Jones, And More Will Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's Concert Version Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

London Musical Theatre Orchestra are proud to announce the full cast of the 2018 production of their spectacular concert version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent from the original story by Charles Dickens. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 16, 2018
by - Nov 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At Stages Theatre's Disney And Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS JR.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and onto the stage at Stages Theatre Company this holiday season! Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR., based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film, is playing at Stages Theatre from November 16 through December 27, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Loved Making MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda was a guest on last night's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' During the interview, Miranda talks about being in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns, having a great time making a happy film, and receiving a Kennedy Center Honor. (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Blunt Tells Jimmy Kimmel About Her Year In London Filming MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2018

Emily Blunt was a guest on last night's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Blunt stars as the titular character in the upcoming 'Mary Poppins Returns.' During the interview, Blunt discusses her year filming in London and where she was when she found out she got the role. (more...)

Groove Into The Holiday Season With WINTER WONDERETTES At The Off Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre is kicking off the holiday season with Winter Wonderettes playing now through December 25, 2018. This energetic and glittering holiday revue is the perfect treat to help you groove into the spirit of the season! (more...)

THE CHANUKAH GUEST Returns to MJTC to Delight Audiences Again this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) continues its 24th season with The Chanukah Guest by Jenna Zark, based off the book by Eric A. Kimmel- a play commissioned by MJTC. (more...)

The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble To Perform 'A Christmas Song' In The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

CAMP BROADWAY, the award-winning New York-based theater arts enrichment company is heading to Tinseltown to celebrate Hollywood on Broadway with a special performance of "A Christmas Song" from the hit film-inspired Elf the Musical in the 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Presented and produced by Associated Television International, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas celebration in America and a true Hollywood tradition that attracts more than one million in attendance each year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: See the New Character Posters for MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Disney has made five new character posters available from "Mary Poppins Returns." See them below! (more...)

It's Snowing Outside And WINTER WONDERETTES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre's 2018-19 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the wacky holiday musical revue, WINTER WONDERETTES. Directed by Richard Parison, the production begins with previews on November 13th, opens November 15th, and continues through December 30th. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a New Sneak Peak of MARY POPPINS RETURNS!
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2018

Disney has released a new sneak peak of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda and opening in theaters nationwide December 19. (more...)

by Pati Buehler - Nov 15, 2018

Media Theater in Media PA is taking on the classic masterpiece; The Wizard of OZ with a stellar cast which includes two of a handful of elite, highly talented, respected ladies of the stage in the Delaware Valley. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mark William Brings COME CROON WITH ME to Green Room 42
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 15, 2018

Just last night, Mark William made his solo nightclub debut at The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of 'Come Croon With Me.' Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performed a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his sophisticated approach, he glided from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step. (more...)

Bid Now to Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda and Attend a VIP Reception at the Premiere of MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Bid now to meet Lin-Manuel Miranda and be one of the first to see Mary Poppins Returns with 4 tickets at an exclusive screening before the national release on December 16th at the United Palace Theater in New York City! (more...)

New Musical HIDE AND SEEK By Danny Feldman to Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present a sold-out concert of the new musical Hide and Seek, written by and starring seventeen-year old Danny Feldman.  (more...)

Carnegie Hall Celebrates The Holiday Season With Festive Concerts This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Carnegie Hall celebrates the holiday season with a variety of festive concerts this December. On Friday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m., Broadway's original Mary Poppins Ashley Brown rings in the holiday season with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke with Essential Voices USA offering two evenings of classic and contemporary carols including "Deck the Halls," "Winter Wonderland," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." (more...)

Festival Players Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Festival Players celebrate their 16th year of outstanding theatre over the Christmas season with the beloved classic, Singin' in the Rain, December 15 - 30, at Festival Place.  (more...)

Carnegie Hall Celebrates The Holiday Season With Festive Concerts
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Carnegie Hall celebrates the holiday season with a variety of festive concerts this December. On Friday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m., Broadway's original Mary Poppins Ashley Brown rings in the holiday season with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke with Essential Voices USA offering two evenings of classic and contemporary carols including “Deck the Halls,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “I'll Be Home for Christmas.” (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 12, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap, including a whole slew of holiday favorites, for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 12, 2018, to help you plot your course through next February... (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/13: Danny Burstein Hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 13, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Danny Burstein hosts Broadway Salutes, and more! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR!, a new one-hour special with two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally selected the two episodes to showcase his favorite episodes featuring Dick Van Dyke. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Jess Hendy, Grammy Winner Tim Young, Marissa Rosen And More Celebrate Peggy Lee At Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018


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...)

Centenary Stage Company Presents ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

This holiday season everyone's favorite orphan, Annie, joins Centenary Stage Company for the Family Holiday Spectacular production of Annie the musical. Annie opens November 23 and runs in Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Performing Arts Center until December 9. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, And Rob Marshall Share the Behind The Scenes Magic OF MARY POPPINS RETURNS!
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2018

Mary Poppins fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming Disney film Mary Poppins Returns. In the meantime, check out this new behind the scenes featurette featuring the film's stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt and director Rob Marshall giving the world a sneak peek of all the magic of Mary Poppins Returns! (more...)

Major Attaway, Catherine Brunell, Natalie Cortez And James Moye Headline Concert For Alzheimer's Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

Broadway stars Major Attaway, Catherine Brunell, Natalie Cortez and James Moye will form a special cast for When Broadway Goes Dark, Van Dyk Goes Live, a benefit concert to support Alzheimer's awareness Monday, November 12th at 7:00pm at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. (more...)

Anton Zetterholm To Be Part Of Disney's Broadway Hits At Royal Albert Hall
by Annette Stolt - Nov 10, 2018

After playing Raoul in Phantom of the Opera in Stockholm and Tony in West Side Story in Malmo, it seems like the Swedish Musical star Anton Zetterholm will leave Sweden next year again in order to work abroad for some time. It was just announced that he will play Joey, one of the lead roles in Paramour in Hamburg in 2019 and now it been announced that he will also be one of the singers at Disney's Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall the 1-2 of March 2019. (more...)

Tim Realbuto Finds His Two Young Leads For LOST IN YONKERS Revival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2018

Tim Realbuto, the New York stage actor who recently wrapped principal photography playing the lead role of Patrick Nolan in YES, his first major motion picture, will conceive, co-direct and produce a revival of Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winning play LOST IN YONKERS on Sunday, December 9th at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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