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VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 15- It's a Jolly Holiday with Gavin Lee!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2018

On Day 15 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a Best Featured Actor in a Musical nominee, Gavin Lee, who is nominated this year for his portrayal of Squidward in SpongeBob Squarepants the Musical!  (more...)

Caroline Heffernan Leaves An Extraordinary Theater Legacy In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

When Caroline Heffernan leaves Chicago for Los Angeles to share the title role in Amanda Peet's World Premiere, Our Very Own Carlin McClough at the Geffen Playhouse and attend UCLA as a Business Economics major in the fall of 2018, she will likely have spent more hours on Chicago's stages than any other kid in Chicago theatre history. She has starred in leading roles in World Premieres written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwrights (Tracy Letts and David Rabe), guest starred on NBC's Chicago Med and played a lead in Lifetime Movie Channel's My Daughter Was Stolen, filmed in Chicago. She was Steppenwolf's only Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Paramount Theatre's only Annie in Annie and Chicago Lyric's only Young Kim in Showboat. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Kick Off Pittsburgh CLO's 72nd Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to open the 2018 Summer Season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Broadway sensation, ON YOUR FEET!, June 12-17 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh CLO remains steadfastly dedicated to the creation of new work, and co-produced the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! as part of this ongoing commitment. Pittsburgh CLO has brought over 20 new shows to their "Feet" on the Broadway stage, including the recent productions of An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical and many others. (more...)

Tony Danza, Broadway Loves Gwen Stefani, and More Lead Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 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...)

UK's Acclaimed 'Beyond The Barricade' Concert To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW Previews: POPCORN FALLS at Snug Theatre Brings Kernels of Wisdom to Marine City During Memorial Day Weekend
by Julie Yolles - May 24, 2018

For Broadway actor and playwright James Hindman, eight is not enough. The Michigan native, who grew up in Mt. Clemens and was in all the plays at L'Anse Creuse High School and Eastern Michigan University, has been back home from NYC this week tweaking and perfecting his ninth play, Popcorn Falls.  Hindman's newest work, a crazy, fast-paced comedy, a la Waiting for Guffman meets Greater Tuna, makes a return visit to the Snug Theatre in Marine City. (more...)

Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The 10th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - were held in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 19.  Two of the evening's award winners, Parker Jennings and Laughton Berry, will go on to compete with young performers from across the country for the coveted Jimmy Award as well as scholarships and professional opportunities. They are heading to New York to participate at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, taking place at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, at 7:30 pm on June 25, 2018.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with the Cast of THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA; Lenny Wolpe, Lisa O'Hare, and More
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 13th season of Project Shaw on with The Doctor's Dilemma, one of Shaw's most beloved plays. BroadwayWorld takes you backstage with the all-star cast featuring Lenny Wolpe, Lisa O'Hare, Reed Birney, and more. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Casting Announced For PETER PAN – A Musical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

???????Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for the summer family musical production of Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, June 27-August 19, 2018. Based on J.M. Barrie's beloved tale about the boy who wouldn't grow up, this heartwarming musical dazzles with a score written by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe-the award-winning songwriting duo behind Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's smash hit Mary Poppins and the Olivier Award-winning Honk! Amber Mak takes the helm as the production's director and choreographer in this newly updated version by Elliot Davis based on the book by Willis Hall. (more...)

PERFECT PICTURE A New Musical About Norman Rockwell, Is Born
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Perfect Picture, a new musical inspired by the dramatic life of Norman Rockwell and his quest to paint the 4 Freedoms will play The Arkell Pavillion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center (930 SVAC Drive in Manchester, VT) July 20-21, 2018. Perfect Picture is directed and choreographed by four time Tony® Award Nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, State Fair, WhiteChristmas), with book and lyrics by Emmy® Award winner Eileen Bluestone Sherman (The Odd Potato, Deep Dark Secrets), and music by Gail C. Bluestone (The Odd Potato). Starring Tony and Emmy Award Winner Lillias White (Cy Coleman's The Life, Dreamgirls, Sesame Street), the musicalis produced by Joshua Sherman Productions and The Mill, a not for profit production facility and center for artist collaboration in Arlington, Vermont. (more...)

BWW Review: The Classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - May 23, 2018

Singin' In The Rain, the classic Tony nominated musical based on the wildly famous MGM film, is certainly a must see among theatre attendees. With a Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Greene and Music by Naico Herb Brown & Arthur Freedes, the incarnation at Northport's John W. Engeman Theatre will surely have you leaving the theatre with a smile. Running through July 1st, closing out their dazzling 11th season, the delightful incarnation is strongly directed by Engeman vet Drew Humphrey. (more...)

BWW Review: Mary Poppins il musical, Milano diventa la Broadway italiana!
by Andrea Domanico - May 23, 2018

'Tutto puo accadere se ci credi' si ripete piu volte nello spettacolo. Mary Poppins il musical e di sicuro un progetto in cui credere e in cui molti tra produttori, cast creativo e lo stesso pubblico hanno creduto; rappresenta un nuovo punto di partenza per arrivare agli standard d'eccellenza d'oltreoceano. (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theater's opening centennial season show, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway will run June 11 - 17. (more...)

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Season Extended in Melbourne!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Australian professional premiere season of the Broadway hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL has been extended. Stage Masters is thrilled to announce three additional shows: 7.30pm Friday 22 June, 2.00pm and 7.30pm Saturday 23 June. (more...)

Nominees Announced For The 2017/18 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 16th annual 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly anticipated award show proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. (more...)

Terrence Mann & Liz Larsen to Lead SWEENEY TODD Concert in Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the second production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: 'Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller in Concert', a Tony-Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Peter Flynn directs. (more...)

POPCORN FALLS, Directed By Tony Winner Christian Borle, Returns To Marine City
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Two-time Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle directs James Hindman's small-town comedy Popcorn Falls, which returns to the Riverbank Theatre in Marine City, Michigan for four benefit performances May 24-27. All proceeds will go to Riverbank Stage Festival & Performing Arts Academy. (more...)

Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift and Sinead Matthews to Star in Classic Spring's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Classic Spring announces Olivier-Award winner Sophie Thompson as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, from 20 July at the Vaudeville theatre. Directed by Michael Fentiman, the production also stars Jeremy Swift in the role of Reverend Chasuble and Sinead Matthews as Gwendolyn Fairfax. (more...)

Broadway is Back at The Snug Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Broadway actors James Hindman and Tom Souhrada, are returning to Riverbank Theatre's Snug Stage to perform Popcorn Falls and all proceeds will benefit Riverbank Stage Festival and Performing Arts Academy, a new initiative to bring a summer long performing arts festival to the shores of the St. Clair River. The show's Director and two-time Tony Award winner, Christian Borle is at our very own Snug Theatre helping the acting team fine tune the production for its New York debut. Borle, known for his portrayal of Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, Shakespeare in Something Rotten!, and most recently Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, also had a starring role in the NBC hit Smash. James, also the playwright of the production, is a native of Michigan and is excited to have an opportunity to bring the work he loves back to his home state. (more...)

Photo Flash: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Dances Into The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Performances begin on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, July 1, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Stages Theater Presents the Magic of Humanity in WHOEVER YOU ARE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 21, 2018

Housed on Main Street in Hopkins, Minnesota, Stages Theatre Company (STC) persevered for almost 35 years by producing exceptional, professional theater for young audiences. Believing in the enchantment, images and power of theater, especially for youth, the company produces world premiere productions commissioned especially for their home stage. (more...)

Cast Announced For Long Wharf Theatre's Performance Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

???????GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office,, or by calling (203) 787-4282. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (203) 772-8202. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of John W. Engeman Theater Northport's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the opening night after party. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: So Many Kids Having the Times of Their Lives On the Stage, and Actually Flying, in Arts in Motion's PETER PAN
by Peter Nason - May 20, 2018

It's as cute as a puppy using a Teddy Bear as a pillow. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ladies of WICKED Are Royal-Wedding-Ready, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018

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, the ladies of Wicked prepare for the Royal Wedding. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Liz Callaway, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to make Encore appearance at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

The GreenRoom 42, Broadway's Cabaret for a New Millennium, presents Christina DeCicco on May 10, 2018. (more...)

WOMEN ON FIRE Extends Through June 1st
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will extend its acclaimed production of WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines to accommodate the demand. WOMEN ON FIRE is written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. (more...)

200 Students Make Goodman Debut in DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Goodman Theatre is pleased to announce the "Disney Musicals in Schools" Student Share Celebration, featuring nearly 200 students from five Chicago schools performing for their classmates, families and community members. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

BWW Previews: MY FAIR LADY at Mitchell Hall Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - May 17, 2018

BWW Previews: The Importance of My Fair Lady and Why You Should Come See It (more...)

Casting announced for NOTHING LIKE A DAME A Cabaret of Broadway's Leading Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) is pleased to announce the casting of NOTHING LIKE A DAME: A Cabaret of Broadway's Leading Ladies at the Aronoff Center's intimate Fifth-Third Bank Theater on June 8-9 and 15-16 (see detailed schedule below). CMT has attracted some of the area's top local talent and theatre veterans - many of whom have performed in past CMT productions - for its second cabaret production through a new partnership with the Cincinnati Arts Association. (more...)

Brief 5/16: HAMILTON Performs for George HW Bush, Go Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the touring cast of Hamilton performed for George HW Bush, we took you inside the Vineyard Theatre gala, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - May 15, 2018

RAGTIME is such an underrated piece of art. Although written in 1996 and staged for Broadway in 1998, it is almost prophetic in its reflection of the social unrest, racism and immigration sanctions prevalent in our world today. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, with a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, RAGTIME is as relevant today as it was when first conceived. Its timelessness is a credit to its brilliant and perceptive writing, albeit a sad commentary of our present society which has not learned from its past and has not progressed much in civility or compassion. (more...)

MTI Europe Presents 2nd Annual Junior Theatre Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the second annual Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 3 June. The event provides an opportunity for young students to celebrate their love of musicals and experience the transformative power of theatre. (more...)

Julia Knitel, Jennifer Cody, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

WITCHES, BITCHES, AND DIVAS! to Entertain At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Christina Pecce in "Witches, Bitches, & Divas!" on Wednesday June 20th, 2018 at 9:30pm. Songs from your favorite standards, musicals, and operas are given a fresh spin to keep you enchanted and bewildered. Featuring music from Annie to Women On The Verge, from Sweeney Todd to Carmen, this is a night of cross-over comedy you do NOT want to miss. Celebrate iconic roles, both onstage and off, but beware… this program is sure to put a spell on you! (more...)

Broadway Under The Stars - STAIRWAY TO PARADISE Opens 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents 'Stairway to Paradise,' the first of it 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars' summer series of main stage productions. The vision, tone and themes of each 'Broadway Under the Stars' musical production are led in development by Transcendence Theatre Company Artistic Director, Amy Miller and Creative Director, Tony Gonzalez. (more...)

MPAC To Present 6th Annual Spring Production SHREK 6/1-3
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Mayo Performing Arts Center presents its 6th annual Spring production, Shrek the Musical, Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3. Tickets are $20-$30. (more...)

SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical Adaptation in the Works from Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Casey Nicholaw to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Shubert Organization and movie/television/theatre producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, fresh off their juggernaut NBC television event "Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE," announced today that they have acquired the coveted rights to adapt Some Like It Hot as an all-new musical for the stage from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. (more...)

Meryl Streep Will Star in Upcoming Steven Soderbergh Directed Film THE LAUNDROMAT
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2018

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Meryl Streep will star in The Laundromat, a drama based on the Panama Papers that Steven Soderbergh will direct. (more...)

The Wallis Presents The Bristol Old Vic And Fiery Angel Production Of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Long Day's Journey Into Night  comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for a limited three-week engagement from Friday, June 8 through Sunday, July 1. Richard Eyre's acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production stars Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons(Brideshead Revisited, Reversal of Fortune,  'The Borgias') and Olivier Award winner and Oscar nominee Lesley Manville(Another Year,  'Harlots,' Phantom Thread). Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, The Riot Club), Rory Keenan (BBC's 'War & Peace,' 'Peaky Blinders') and Jessica Regan (reprising the role as Cathleen from the 2016 Bristol Old Vic production) round out the ensemble cast.   (more...)

The Hijinks Are Over! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to End Run on August 26
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The producers of Broadway's longest running comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production will close on Sunday, August 26, 2018 prior to the launch of the National Tour opening in Pittsburgh, PA in September. Additional tour cities, dates, and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep's PTI Ensemble Performs LOST GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into The Valley Of The Sun June – July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

???????Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) present Disney's Mary Poppins June 1-30 at ABT in Peoria and July 6-22 at the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) in Downtown Phoenix (co-presented by ABT and HTC). (more...)

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

??????? American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Arrives in New Zealand January 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2018

New Zealand, your wish has been granted! From the producer of Mary Poppins comes Disney's spectacular musical Aladdin. (more...)

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