Me and My Girl on Tour


Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Behind-the-Scenes Tours Before Select 2017-18 Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TheatreZone will begin offering behind-the-scenes tours prior to the first Saturday matinee of each show next season. The 90-minute small group tours led by Artistic Director Mark Danni and Managing Director Karen Molnar Danni will include views of the dressing rooms, costume storage areas and behind the stage, as well as a brief presentation about the history of TheatreZone and the opportunity to watch actors preparing on stage with mic checks and vocal warmups for the afternoon's performance. A ticket to that day's show is not required. The ability to climb stairs is required, as elevator access is not available for all areas. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2017

Today's subjects, Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson, are currently living their theatre lives in tech for Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre. Thomas is playing the high priest Caiaphas and Sheri, in a brilliant turn of non-traditional casting, will be playing King Herod. The production runs from May 9th to July 2nd. (more...)

Canadian History to Take the Stage at Shaw Festival in 1837: THE FARMERS' REVOLT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

1837: The Farmers' Revolt - the rebellion that helped shape this home and native land - begins previews May 7 at the Court House Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - May 28, 2017

A 'Me and My Girl' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of Me and My Girl. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)

Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

2017 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors announced today the 2017 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Breaking: Encores! Will Bring Back ME AND MY GIRL, GRAND HOTEL and More in 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Arlene Shuler, President & CEO, today announced programming for New York City Center's 2017-18 season. The season will open with the annual Fall for Dance Festival, featuring 20 companies in five unique programs. (more...)

Michael Healey's New Work 1979 to Begin This Weekend at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

After making a stop in Ottawa, Michael Healey's razor-sharp politically charged satire 1979 begins previews in Niagara-on-the-Lake on May 20. Several unplugged performances of the Eric Coates-directed production are scheduled at the Court House Theatre and Royal George Theatre before the production settles in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre beginning October 1. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Powerhouse Cast Tapped for Shaw Festival's DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Krista Jackson, former Shaw Festival intern director and Zone 41 Theatre's artistic director, returns to direct Brian Friel's award-winning masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa. Beginning previews on May 14 at the Royal George Theatre, this production features a quintet of fiercely talented Shaw Festival ensemble members - Fiona Byrne, Diana Donnelly, Claire Jullien, Sarena Parmar (in her Festival debut) and Tara Rosling - as the formidable Mundy sisters. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 27th!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the nominees for the 27th Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Artistic Director Tim Carroll to Make Shaw Festival Debut Helming SAINT JOAN
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

When the Shaw Festival's 2017 production of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan begins previews on May 3 at the Festival Theatre, it marks two milestones for Artistic Director Tim Carroll - a Shaw Festival directorial debut and his first undertaking of a work by the Festival's namesake. His production joins the tradition of earlier presentations of Saint Joan by former artistic directors Christopher Newton and Jackie Maxwell in 1981 and 2007, respectively. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL, SECRET GARDEN, COPACABANA and More Set for TheatreZone's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

TheatreZone, a professional equity theater in Naples, Florida, known for presenting timeless Broadway musicals, announces its Season 13 schedule for 2017-18. (more...)

Maureen McVerry Comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko in LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko - 222 Mason St. (at O'Farrell St.) SF 94102.Tickets $17.50 and up.  (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Whimsical WILDE TALES to Conjure Storybook Magic at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Kate Hennig, who steps into the role of Associate Artistic Director later this season, adapts four of Oscar Wilde's tales - The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket and The Selfish Giant - for the stage in Wilde Tales. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

ON THE TOWN with Leonard Bernstein's Classic Score Opens 7/11 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the classic Leonard Bernstein musical comedy On The Town. This will be just the third time the Bernstein masterpiece has been produced at Music Circus, and its first appearance in the Wells Fargo Pavilion; previous Music Circus productions were in 1955 and 1961. Performances of On The Town are Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 16 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Dora Awards and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Dora Awards and More! (more...)

Elaine Paige, Ashley Banjo & Diversity, Gary Wilmot And Charlie Stemp Join Palladium DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Elaine Paige (Queen Rat), Ashley Banjo and Diversity (The Sultan and his Entourage), Gary Wilmott (Sarah the Cook) and Charlie Stemp (Dick Whittington) will join the previously announced Julian Clary (Spirit of the Bells), Paul Zerdin (Idle Jack) and Nigel Havers (Captain Nigel) in the line-up for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights, Series C!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series C features: Good Results Are Difficult When Indifference Predominates by Amy Fox, The Good Muslim by Zakiyyah Alexander, Female Beginner by Edith Freni,  Santa Doesn't Come to the Holiday Inn by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Intensive Care by Donald Marcus. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Shaw Festival to Stage Interactive ANDROCLES AND THE LION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Bernard Shaw's charming retelling of the beloved Aesop fable Androcles and the Lion is an interactive spur-of-the-moment theatre experience. The fusing of audience engagement with music and song, along with Shaw's delightful text, creates a distinctly different performance every time. Previews of Androcles and the Lion begin June 6 at the Court House Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2017
by - Jun 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Shaw Festival to Sink Its Teeth Into Liz Lochhead's Seductive Adaptation of DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Shaw Festival's production of Liz Lochhead's sultry adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula - a feminine-focused take on the iconic vampire story - begins previews July 8 at the Festival Theatre. (more...)

AN OCTOROON to Make Canadian Premiere at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Shaw's production of An Octoroon is perhaps the funniest, and certainly the most subversive, theatre experience this season. Riffing off of Dion Boucicault's melodrama The Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award-winning play is his sardonic, radical response to present and past attitudes of race. Directed by Peter Hinton, An Octoroon makes its Canadian premiere at the Royal George Theatre, beginning previews July 16. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced that it has assumed the lease (as of July 5, 2017) of the newly-renamed Gateway Theatre at 215 Jackson Street (the former home of the recently-shuttered Eureka Theatre Company). (more...)

Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN to Make Canadian Debut at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Meg Roe directs the hypnotic Middletown, written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, as an intimate experience shared by actors and audience. The Canadian premiere of Middletown begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch High Schoolers Tribute James M. Nederlander at the Jimmy Awards!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2017

Below, check out a special tribute to James M. Nederlander featuring Sam Bennett, Briley Blade, Trey Caperton, Jack D'Angelo, Seamus Foley, Eric Garden, Ian Hayes, Levi Hopkins, Nathan Keffer, Lane Mogen, Joey Myers, Ramone Nelson, Patrick Shannon, Nathan Sink, Jacob Swanson, Cameron Vargas, William Webster, Stephanie Ainsworth, Grace Auer, Laurel Bollard, Elon Tobias, Shelby Ennis, Kayla Fallick, Briana Fleming, Sophia Rose Franklin, Hatty King, Jessica Lewis, Jaynie Parmenter, Morgan Roberts, Adriel Salinas, Marisa Spahn, Jilian Strattman, Adeline Tourondel, Liz Valentin. (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Concerts and New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

TheatreZone announces two concerts and a cabaret series as part of its 2017-18 season in addition to the five shows previously announced. TheatreZone, a professional Equity theatre, is located at 13275 Livingston Road, on the Community School of Naples campus. For tickets, visit theatrezone-florida.com or call the Box Office at 239-424-9500. (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

BWW Review: A Clevelander's View of the Shaw Festival - 2017
by Roy Berko - Aug 1, 2017

The Shaw is one of two major Canadian theater celebrations, the other being The Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Both are professional, high quality venues. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III to Bring Barmy Politics to Shaw Festival Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Equal parts political comedy and biographical drama, Alan Bennett's The Madness of George III explores the dangerous consequences when a king who loses control of his body, words and mind in the midst of his rule. The Madness of George III debuts at The Shaw's Royal George Theatre on April 11. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2017 Season is About to Raise the Curtain at the Shaw Festival
by Roy Berko - Apr 5, 2017

Those nice people from the North who are getting ready to create great theater are beaconing people from CLE to be their guests. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners of the 41st Annual Carbonell Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Me and My Girl, a splashy musical about a British bloke who discovers he's nobility, and The Royale, a powerful play by Miami native Marco Ramirez, based on the first black boxing champion, took their respective places in South Florida theatrical history as Best Musical and Best Play on Monday, April 3rd  when the winners of the 41st annual Carbonell Awards were announced. The lavish ceremony was held at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, and   featured performances from each show nominated for Best Musical. (more...)

Musical Comedy ME AND MY GIRL to Launch Tim Carroll's First Shaw Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The delightful musical-comedy Me and My Girl launches Tim Carroll's first season as the Shaw Festival's artistic director. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for New Jersey (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Second Saturday Matinee for 2017-18 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

TheatreZone announces that, to meet increasing demand, it has added a second Saturday matinee to its 2017-18 shows schedule. These performances will take place on the first Saturday of each show's run, increasing total performances of a show from 11 to 12. (more...)

Beth Malone, Lee Roy Reams, & More to Remember THE UNSINKABLE TAMMY GRIMES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A cast of award winning performers, friends and colleagues will gather to pay tribute to the life and career of Tony Award winning Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in The Ziegfeld Society's The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue, featuring reminiscences and musical numbers from Miss Grimes iconic Broadway musicals. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

Camp Broadway Kids to Return to New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Camp Broadway Kids, a musical theatre ensemble comprised of 60 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, will be featured at The New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)

Jessica Martin to Star in the European Premiere of BALLROOM at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

West End leading lady Jessica Martin will play the leading role of Bea Asher in Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre, the part originally created on Broadway by Dorothy Loudon. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher star in The Addams Family, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May). (more...)

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