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Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! since its Broadway debut in 2001, after which it ran for a staggering 5,758 performances. Pittsburgh CLO will produce this international sensation for the first time, now - August 6 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

GYPSY, DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS and PETER PAN to Play Music Theater Works This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) 2017 season continues with GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Stage Allan Knee's SYNCOPATION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Syncopation, a romantic comedy by Allan Knee, beginning Friday, August 11 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

Broadway Method Academy Re-Imagines LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, opened a re-imagined production of Legally Blonde last night to rave reviews. Broadway actors, Julius Anthony Rubio & Allysa Shorte staged the production. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED is Still Wildly 'Popular'
by Pati Buehler - Jul 29, 2017

After 14 years the crowds return as WICKED brings its magic to Philly (more...)

Broadway Method Academy presents LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde The Musical is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow! Elle Woods is the college sweetheart and homecoming queen who doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone 'serious', Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.' The musical features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. (more...)

Desi Oakley to Star in WAITRESS on Tour in Chicago Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. WAITRESS will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement July 3 - 22, 2018.  (more...)

Desi Oakley to Lead WAITRESS in Madison Next Summer; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, which will make its Madison debut at Overture Center Tuesday, July 24-Sunday, July 29, 2018. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND in Cincinnati On Sale Friday, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

in Cincinnati is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING Neverland go on sale to the public on Friday, August 11 at 9:00AM. FINDING Neverland will play the Aronoff Center November 7 - 19, 2017 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.   (more...)

Breaking: Last Gig! BANDSTAND Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music byRichard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on Sunday, September, 17, 2017 following 24 previews and 166 regular performances. (more...)

Desi Oakley to Bake Goodness Into WAITRESS on Tour in Milwaukee This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

Desi Oakley to Lead WAITRESS Tour Kick-Off at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

Desi Oakley to Bake Pies on the Road in WAITRESS National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

MICHAEL JACKSON: SEARCHING FOR NEVERLAND Available on DVD 10/10
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

MICHAEL JACKSON: SEARCHING FOR Neverland will be available on DVD on October 10 from Lionsgate. (more...)

Fantasia Comes to 59E59 Theaters as SMALL WORLD Imagines a Meeting Between Walt Disney and Stravinsky
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York City premiere of SMALL WORLD, written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato. Produced by Penguin Rep, SMALL WORLD begins performances on Wednesday, September 13 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 7.  Press opening is Sunday, September 17 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents New Writers at 54: TA-DA! THE LYRICS OF ERIC PRICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents New Writers at 54: Ta-Da! The Lyrics of Eric Price on Sunday August 13 at 9:30pm and featuring Tony Award nominees Beth Malone (Fun Home), Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and a cast of Broadway all-stars. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Penguin Rep Theatre Presents SYNCOPATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Syncopation, a romantic comedy by Allan Knee, beginning Friday, August 11 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces New Events for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces over 20 newly booked events to accompany the already-announced 2017-18 season. Highlights include internationally-acclaimed stars of rock, comedy, dance, and even politics as well as Tony Award-nominated Broadway titles. Tickets for these shows are on sale now to Kimmel Center members and will be available to the general public on September 9. Membership starts at $75 and guarantees access to the best seats.  The below shows are in addition to the previously announced lineup including over 40 shows. (more...)

Florida Theatrical Association to Present Musical Parody JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Florida Theatrical Association presents the brand new musical parody JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING at The Abbey in downtown Orlando August 4 through 14. (more...)

Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, and More to Join Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in LABOUR OF LOVE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announced the full company for the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Return to GREY'S ANATOMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

TV Line is reporting that Matthew Morrison will be returning to his role as the abusive husband Paul Stadler on 'Grey's Anatomy'. According to the actor, his character will play a 'big role' in the upcoming 14th season of the medical drama. The new season is slated to air September 28th. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET Comes to Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce that tickets are now available to the general public for the Orlando engagement of On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical, part of the 2017 - 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. The hit musical will conga its way to the art center's Walt Disney Theater from Tuesday, October 17 - Sunday, October 22, 2017. (more...)

FUN HOME Tickets Now On Sale for Boston Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Fun Home will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House October 17-29, 2017 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW Preview: Penguin Rep Presents SYNCOPATION
by Kellie Williams - Aug 2, 2017

'Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Syncopation, a romantic comedy by Allan Knee, beginning Friday, August 11 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

Finding Neverland Hits The Bushnell's Stage
by Carissa Chesanek - Aug 2, 2017

Finding Neverland delights its audience with a magical stage of make-believe and a touching story to follow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'Appropriate,' the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, is being staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Synetic Theater's Fall Run of PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Take flight to Neverland with Peter Pan, his Lost Boys and the Darling children! In this magical place filled with fairies, pirates, and mermaids, Peter Pan and crew will battle the delightfully sinister Captain Hook with acrobatics that will leave you on the edge of your seat! (more...)

BWW Review: SYNCOPATION Doesn't Miss a Step at Penguin Repertory Theater
by Peter Danish - Aug 17, 2017

It's clear that Syncopation hasn't lost a step since its initial production. It's simply great theater. (more...)

Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's acclaimed opera Crossing, an American Repertory Theater production directed by Diane Paulus, running October 3-8, 2017 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for WAITRESS at the Orpheum This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, will play the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis) for a limited one-week engagement as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Nov. 21-26, 2017. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua Join Lexus Short Films Season 4 Selection Committee
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

After an exciting launch in June at Tokyo Short Shorts for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. and DC Comics Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program's selection committee. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Florida Theatrical Association Presents JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Florida Theatrical Association's production of the brand new musical parody JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING resumes performances on Thursday, August 10th at The Abbey in downtown Orlando and concludes its run on Monday August, 14th with an industry night. (more...)

Will You Win a Golden Ticket? Digital Lottery Launches Today for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery on Friday, August 11, 2017, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour Comes Home
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 11, 2017

FINDING Neverland was born across the river in Cambridge at the American Repertory Theater three years ago, but has settled in for a fortnight in the downtown Boston Theater district. Under the direction of Diane Paulus, with choreography by Mia Michaels, the original design team remains intact, and an all-new cast brings the familiar characters to life. Broadway veterans Billy Harrigan Tighe, Lynnfield native Christine Dwyer, and John Davidson headline the multi-talented ensemble. (more...)

Social Spotlight: The Wacky and Wonderful Jessica Vosk Brings the Magic of WICKED on Tour to Instagram
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 11, 2017

Jessica Vosk's pathway to Wicked stardom has been anything but conventional. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

Kravis Center Announces 26th Annual Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Responding directly to audience requests for "more Broadway, more comedy, more music superstars from Bach to rock," the 26th annual season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts promises a dynamic playbill of award-winning shows, world-class talents and powerful performances that will generate enthusiastic standing ovations from our discerning audience members of every age and demographic. (more...)

Josh Radnor, Gideon Glick, Lilli Cooper and More to Sing 'SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN' Tomorrow at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As part of its New Writers at 54! summer series, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SON OF SCHMOLIN: MORE SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN tomorrow, today, August 2, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Book Now For Musical BIG FISH, Starring Kelsey Grammer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Kelsey Grammer will make his London stage debut in the musical BIG FISH, which makes its UK debut at The Other Palace 1 November-31 December. Book tickets here! (more...)

A.R.T. Institute Alumni Critical of Diane Paulus's Leadership in Response to School's Three-Year Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Harvard University's ART Institute, the university's graduate-level theater program within the American Repertory Theater, recently announced a three-year admissions suspensions while administrators implement a strategic plan to stabilize the troubled program. On July 30, the A.R.T. Institute Alumni Association sent a letter to the leaders of the Institute criticizing Diane Paulus's 'little respect or interest in the program' and 'negligence in her duty to the Institute.' (more...)

Minneapolis Run of the Broadway Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets Go On Sale 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present FINDING Neverland, Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Musical, as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Oct. 31-Nov. 5 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, FINDING Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up - one of the most beloved stories of all time. (more...)

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