Mary Poppins on Tour


Ina Garten Returns for Third Season of BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, returns for a third season of Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro this fall on Food Network. Hosted by Ina from her home in East Hampton, NY, the new season premieres Sunday, October 21st at 12:30pm (all times ET/PT) and includes cameo appearances by a roster of legendary chefs and special guests. (more...)

TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Sails to Arizona Broadway Theatre Oct 12 - Nov 10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre welcomes you aboard the ship of dreams - Titanic! Winner of five Tony Awards, this musical set aboard the unsinkable Titanic tells of the passengers' hopes and aspirations on the historic maiden voyage that defined the 20thcentury. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, first-, second-, and third-class passengers marvel at the majesty of the "great ship, Titanic" and tell of their dreams of a better life in America. Titanic: The Musical is an epic, thrilling, and emotionally rich production not to be missed. On stage through November 10. (more...)

Midtown Arts Center Finds Its New Home. At Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Midtown Arts Center, formerly Carousel Dinner Theatre, has been serving Broadway-style entertainment to Northern Colorado since 1991. In 2010, the business moved from its original location growing its space from 7,500 sq ft to its current 22,000 sq ft facility at 3750 Mason Street, Fort Collins, Colorado. In January of 2018 the facility that houses Midtown Arts Center was sold to Housing Catalyst of Fort Collins with plans for a multi-million dollar renovation to provide permanent/supportive low-income housing to the Fort Collins area. The search began to find a new facility that included possibilities such as renovating existing "big-box" spaces and a full ground-start new build. (more...)

BWW Review: A Large Political Canvas Yet Focus on the Personal Portraits in Pioneer Theatre Company's Riveting OSLO
by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2018

By transforming the political into the personal, OSLO wittily reveals the peacemaking process of the historic 1993 Israeli-Palestinian accord. The play is not only successful theater, it is engrossing and enriching. (more...)

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ for three performances on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm. This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals For Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Brief 9/18: Watch the New Trailer For MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Watch the new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt, and more! (more...)

36th Annual Adult Elly Awards to Take Place September 23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) presents the 36th annual Elly Award Ceremony- Adult Division on Sunday, September 23 at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6pm) at The Center at 2300 located at 2300 Sierra Blvd in Sacramento. (more...)

Tour Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down across the country starting October 6 in Alma, Arkansas. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Jon Bee - Sep 18, 2018

Not every tale begins with 'once upon a time' just as they are not always a love story. Rather, a different kind of love - an equally important love - is presented. In Candlelight's Dinner Playhouse's latest production, Mary Poppins, the love between children and adults, whether it be between kids and their parents or a lovable, stern nanny, is the certain focal point. (more...)

MURRAY HILL: ABOUT TO BREAK Announced at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Joe's Pub at The Public presents the North American premiere of Murray Hill: About To Break, a new comedy and theatrical event, running September 20-22 and 27-29. About To Break is written and performed by Hill and directed and developed with Tony Award-winning lyricist, writer, and director Scott Wittman. Renowned as a comic host around the world, this new show is a departure, putting Hill center stage in the first major dedicated solo show of his long, storied career. Musical direction is by Paul Leschen with original music by Hill with Wittman, Marc Shaiman, Kyle Forrester, Eric Kornfeld, Jesse Elder, and Leschen. (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Wins Pair Of Top Acting Honors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

ShowKids Invitational Theatre had a pair of award winners at the 2018 NJACT Perry Awards Sunday night at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway. Cast members Natalie Mehl and Jonah Lione both earned best acting honors for their magical performances as Mary and Bert in SKIT's production of Mary Poppins. (more...)

BWW Preview: 14 Questions for LAURA BENANTI...The Tony Award Winner Will Be Performing a One Night Only Cabaret at the Sarasota Opera House on Friday, September 21st
by Peter Nason - Sep 18, 2018

Laura Benanti discusses her favorite shows (including 'The Muppets Christmas Carol') and what to expect from her upcoming Sarasota performance: 'A fun, relaxed evening of stories and song that appeal to all ages.' (more...)

Nic Greenshields, Katie Hall, and More Join LES MISERABLES Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh's forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of the Boublil and Schonberg musical "LES MISERABLES" is already set to break records ahead of opening at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 3 November 2018. (more...)

Gavin Creel to Take the Stage at SubCulture October 8th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Following his Tony Award winning performance in Hello, Dolly, Gavin Creel takes to the New York concert stage to share an intimate evening of songs that explore his love for all things Broadway. Widely recognized as one of the most gifted performers of his generation, Creel pays homage to the American musical songbook by offering his own interpretations of beloved classics as well as tales of his time treading the boards. This exclusive evening will be accompanied by Mean Girls Musical Director and Broadway staple, Mary-Mitchell Campbell. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Brian Clowdus Experiences has announced the cast for The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, set to open in less than a week. The immersive, outdoor theatrical performance has become New England's newest Halloween tradition. Tickets for this fall's run are on sale now at www.osv.org/sleepy-hollow.      (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS at FMCT
by Brian Michaels - Sep 17, 2018

In what might be the biggest production ever brought to the stage by FMCT, Mary Poppins is a wonderfully done show that is fun for the whole family. With almost 60 members in the cast & crew plus another dozen in the pit orchestra this was no small undertaking but director Adam Pankow knocks another one out of the park. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits TINA in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda went to see Tina on the West End last night, September 16, and had nothing but positive things to say about the production, and his pal Adrienne Warren. (more...)

Debut of the Month: A Man of Many Roles! Christian Borle Makes His Directing Debut with POPCORN FALLS
by Julie Musbach - Sep 17, 2018

Christian Borle is stepping into a brand new role making his New York directorial debut with Popcorn Falls. Borle spoke with BroadwayWorld about the challenges of the new position. (more...)

VIDEO: Everything is Possible in the New Trailer for MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Walt Disney Studios has released an new trailer for Mary Poppins RETURNS. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

VIDEO: EL REGRESO DE MARY POPPINS (Trailer 2)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 17, 2018

El proximo 19 de diciembre vuelve toda la magia a la gran pantalla (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside (YOUNG) BROADWAY SERIES At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The second installment of (YOUNG), produced and directed by Monroe G. Scott, took place at The Green Room 42 on Sunday, September 16th. The cabaret, led by 11 year-old Joshua Turchin (acting as accompanist, emcee, and music director) featured a cast of Broadway's biggest littles, while benefitting children around the world. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2018
by - Sep 15, 2018

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 Review: Springhouse Theatre's MARY POPPINS Features Strong Leading Performances
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2018

Despite some opening night technical problems, inconsistent sound issues and a lack of confidence performing Elizabeth Krebs' choreography, Mary Poppins - the musical theater version of the Disney film that was inspired by P.L. Travers' stories which, in turn, were loosely inspired by her own childhood adventures - opened to a rousing ovation from the audience at Smyrna's Springhouse Theatre Company Friday night. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/15/2018
by - Sep 15, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/15/2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 14, 2018
by - Sep 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Green Room 42 Hosts AN EVENING WITH PATTI PAGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Patti Page is being celebrated October 12 9:30PM at Green Room 42 as part of Blake Allen's 'An Evening With...' series. Called 'an important vehicle for musical preservation' (BroadwayWorld), the series is committed to honoring and educating audiences about the music of America from the early-mid part of the 20th century by setting these celebrated works with notable contemporary voices and new arrangements.  (more...)

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! MARY POPPINS to Return to the West End in 2019
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 13, 2018

It has been reported that the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins will return home to the West End's Prince Edward Theatre in fall of 2019. (more...)

Northern Stage Among First Regional Theaters In Country To Present Broadway Hit OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Presents SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for "Nights of Cabiria", SWEET CHARITY features a captivating, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon.  (more...)

BWW Interview: A Look Into Licensing, Broadway Junior Musicals, and More with MTI
by Julie Musbach - Sep 13, 2018

MTI is one of the biggest names in the theatre industry responsible for licensing shows and guarding the rights of the brightest creative minds. BroadwayWorld spoke with two staff insiders to find out what the licensing process is, how Junior musicals are developed, and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 13, 2018
by - Sep 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Reba Catches a Magic Carpet to Visit ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Last night the Queen of Country Music, Reba McEntire, took in a performance of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway.  After the show, Reba join the cast backstage. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Lara Pulver And Stephen Mangan Join GUYS AND DOLLS At The Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

It was today announced that Lara Pulver, Stephen Mangan, Sharon D. Clarke and Paul Nicholas will join the cast of Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall. Pulver who recently won an Olivier Award for her performance in Gypsy, and is known for her roles in Sherlock and Spooks, will play Sarah Brown. Stephen Mangan, who was in the West End earlier this year in an anniversary production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, joins the cast as the narrator. Clarke, most recently on stage in acclaimed Caroline, or Change, will take the role of General Cartwright and Nicholas will be Arvide Abernathy. They join previously announced cast including Adrian Lester, Jason Manford, Meow Meow, Clive Rowe and Joe Stilgoe. Guys and Dolls will come to the iconic London venue for three performances between 19 - 20 October, directed and choreographed by Stephen Mear (Gypsy, Hello Dolly!, Mary Poppins) and featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. This will be the first time it has ever been presented in its entirety at the venue. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 12, 2018
by - Sep 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Alysha Umphress & More Celebrate Musical Director Joshua Stephen Kartes At Broadway Sessions Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida,Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This week, on a special WEDNESDAY night, Broadway Sessions celebrates musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes birthday with an 'Open Mic Bash!'.  (more...)

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season - NEWSIES, ROCKY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Drayton Entertainment will present a knockout playbill in 2019 packed with Broadway blockbusters, hilarious comedies, stirring tributes, fun-filled family musicals and a few more dramas than in previous seasons. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas continues his bid to bring a wide variety of crowd-pleasing productions to the award-winning charitable not-for-profit theatre organization's seven stages throughout Ontario. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) Returns on Tuesday: MARY POPPINS' Crystal Kurek
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2018

Actress Crystal Kurek returns to a role some contend she was destined from birth to play, as she stars as the eponymous "practically perfect" nanny in Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins, opening this Friday night at Springhouse Theater in Smyrna. And who better than Crystal to help us bring another season of the Friday 5(+1) series back to BroadwayWorld Nashville? (more...)

Mara Davi and Toccarra Cash Join Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Fall semester has begun at Cornley University as Broadway's longest running comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, welcomes Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi to the Drama Society beginning tonight Tuesday, September 11th. Cash and Davi will join the cast as Annie and Sandra respectively. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, is pleased to announce that Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN will run from October 11th through November 18th in Venus Cabaret Theater. Press opening is Sunday, October 14th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anne Horak Leads SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Disastrous New Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Fall semester has begun at Cornley University as Broadway's longest running comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, welcomes Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi to the Drama Society beginning tonight Tuesday, September 11th. (more...)

Philip Ridley's RADIANT VERMIN Mixes Comedy, Horror in L.A. Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Just in time for Halloween: Mary Poppins meets Flip This House meets Edgar Allen Poe's "Tell Tale Heart." Door Number 3, L.A.'s newest theater company, presents an outrageous comedy with a killer heart by acclaimed British playwright and provocateur Philip Ridley(Mercury Fur, Tender Napalm). The Los Angeles premiere ofRadiant Vermin opens as avisiting production at theOdyssey Theatre on Oct. 19 where it continues through Nov. 18. (more...)

Last Chance to Catch STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle stars with the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical through until the end of the celebrated run at the Piccadilly Theatre, on Saturday 27 October. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand. (more...)

Bobby Conte Thornton, Samantha Massell, Storm Lever, and More Will Celebrate Dame Julie Andrews at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

What do 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Do-Re-Mi,' 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' and 'Ten Minutes Ago' have in common? Why Dame Julie Andrews of course! Over the course of her practically perfect seven-decade career, Julie has entertained and inspired audiences across the globe with her performances in My Fair Lady, Cinderella, Camelot, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music to name just 'a few of our favorite things.' (more...)

MARY POPPINS Comes To Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

The Fargo Moorhead Community Center presents Mary Poppins, running from Sept. 14 to Sept. 29.  (more...)

Check In To NOMAD MOTEL At Horizon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Nomad Motel - a fresh, coming of age comedy-drama about an American and a Chinese family whose lives are unexpectedly linked - makes its Southern debut as the finale of Horizon Theatre Company's "New American Dreams Series" this fall.   (more...)

Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein To Be Honored At 2018 Primary Stages Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Primary Stages announced today that its 2018 Gala will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at Tribeca 360º (10 Desbrosses Street), will honor Tony nominees Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, The Music Man) and Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific); Eleanor Holtzman, trailblazing marketing executive and Primary Stages Board Member; and Jose M. Toro, Senior Director, Commercial Management, LeFrak Property Management.   (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Will Celebrate Dame Julie Andrews This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Celebrates Dame Julie Andrews on Sunday, September 16. What do “A Spoonful of Sugar,' “Do-Re-Mi,' “I Could Have Danced All Night,' and “Ten Minutes Ago” have in common? Why Dame Julie Andrews of course! Over the course of her practically perfect seven-decade career, Julie has entertained and inspired audiences across the globe with her performances in My Fair Lady, Cinderella, Camelot, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music to name just “a few of our favorite things.” (more...)

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