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Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853. The show chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture.


Photo Coverage: HEARTBREAK HOUSE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 7, 2018

Heartbreak House celebrated its opening night last night, September 6. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out all the photos below! (more...)

Doug Wright To Perform At Bishop Arts Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund ("DLDF") is pleased to present the third annual Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret in fifteen cities as a part of Banned Books Week (September 24-29) the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The show will be performed over one week, some simultaneously, in the following cities: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Alison Fraser and More in HEARTBREAK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The limited Off-Broadway engagement for the Shaw's timely classic comedy Heartbreak House will open Sunday September 9th.at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through September 29th only. Check out photos of the ensemble in action below! (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the acclaimed new musical Midnight at The Never Get, with book, music, and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick, co-conceived by Sam Bolen, by arrangement with Visceral Entertainment and Mark Cortale Productions.  Directed by Max Friedman, with choreography by Andrew Palermo, and music direction/arrangements by Adam Podd, the cast will feature Sam Bolen, Jeremy Cohen, and Jon J. Peterson.  Performances begin Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday evening, October 11, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.  (more...)

Raul Esparza to Lead Classic Stage Company's THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Classic Stage Company announces the full cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless work, which kicks off CSC's 2018-2019 season on October 30, with rehearsals beginning this week. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. (more...)

John Doyle Will Direct Musical About Life of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Alan D. Marks and Barbara Marks have announced the development of the Broadway bound original musical inspired by the life and art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Jon Batiste ("The Late Show with Stephen Colbert") has written the music & lyrics and Tony Award Winner John Doyle will direct. The development team is working closely with the Basquiat Estate and have secured the rights to Jean-Michel's art work and personal archives. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For West End's CAROLINE OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Caroline, Or Change, the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, which will run at the West End's Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019. (more...)

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label Announce THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (ORIGINAL SCORE RECORDING)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label today announced that The Beast in the Jungle (Original Score Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday September 14, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

Lulu Fall, Peter Kim, and More Complete Cast of The Public's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, written by Hansol Jung and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. (more...)

Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee and More Join Cast of NAAP's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) and Prospect Theater Company are proud to partner for a third year to present a special one-night-only concert reading of Into the Woodson Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm at The TimesCenter (242 W. 41st Street). (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Salutes Ernest Abuba, Cheryl Ikemiya And George Fischoff At 2018 Arts & Action Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director) will host a one-night only special event celebrating the upcoming season with the 2018 Arts & Action Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, October 18, 2018 at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown (18 East Broadway at Catherine Street). (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Noma Dumezweni, And More Join BANNED TOGETHER: A CENSORSHIP CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund's Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Frasier), Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergists Wife), Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 &2), Richard Kind (Inside Out, Spin City) and Lisa Kron (book/lyrics for Broadway's Fun Home). Monday, September 24th at 7PM at Joe's Pub in NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: Well-performed, But Uninspired A LITTLE NIGHT Music At Lakeland Civic Theatre
by Roy Berko - Sep 12, 2018

Like much of the works of Stephen Sondheim, from the start, 'Little Night Music' proves to be a different type of musical. Rather than a traditional overture, one-by-one, a quintet of singers, who will act like a Greek chorus throughout the production commenting on varying situations, introducing the audience to characters and clarify the plot's goings on, enter, tuning up their voices. Eventually, they blend into an overture composed of different songs from the score. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL at The Old Globe, Starring Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Get a first look at the cast of The Heart of Rock and Roll, the new musical featuring songs by Huey Lewis and the News. The musical is making its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego. (more...)

Huey Lewis Talks Bringing His Music to the Stage in THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News, is making its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego, led by Broadway's Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke. Huey Lewis himself chatted with The San Diego Union-Tribune about bringing his music to the stage.  (more...)

BWW Feature: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at the RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS: A Splendid Start To Their 26th Season!
by Brent Deekens - Sep 1, 2018

Plays through the 1st of September, 2018 (more...)

PRINZE, THE ONE-MAN SHOW Comes to Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Legendary actor and comedian Freddie Prinze comes to life on stage when Frigid New York, in association with Prinze LLC., presents PRINZE: THE ONE-MAN SHOW. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Celebrate a whole year of holidays in one wonderful musical with the regional premiere of Irving Berlin's joyous HOLIDAY INN, running November 7 through January 6 with a press opening on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire). Inspired by the 1942 classic film, HOLIDAY INN features a beloved score by one of the greatest songwriters in American history, Irving Berlin. Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Pre-Broadway: Tootsie; Broadway: Holiday Inn; Broadway/Marriott Theatre: Honeymoon in Vegas) directs and choreographs this Broadway hit, joined by Jeff Award-winning Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

York Theatre Company's 'Musicals In Mufti' Series Will Celebrate The Alan Jay Lerner Centennial
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, is proud to announce that its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will celebrate the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, whose hundredth birthday was August 31, 2018. The series honors one of the creators behind such classics as Brigadoon, Camelot, Love Life, and My Fair Lady. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Enchant During the Holidays with TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings an enchanted bestseller to life for the holidays with the regional premiere of Tuck Everlasting. Set in the 1890s, free-spirited Winnie Foster searches for adventure, finding the Tucks, a close-knit family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life. (more...)

Telly Leung Will Take Final Bow in ALADDIN in February
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

It's time to get off of the magic carpet! Telly Leung, who stepped into the title role in Aladdin last June, has just announced that he will depart the production early next year. (more...)

Telly Leung to Debut New Concert SING HAPPY at Birdland in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

TELLY LEUNG - currently starring as the title role in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway - will return to the "Broadway at Birdland" concert series to premiere his new show "Sing Happy" at Birldand Jazz Club (more...)

Porchlight Announces Its Largest Cast For Porchlight Revisits The 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its sixth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits 1776, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone with direction by Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Jeremy Ramey and musical staging by Michelle Lauto. (more...)

VIDEO: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mario Lopez, and More Broadway Stars Urge People to Vote With 'Enough Already' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2018

A music video has been released, featuring many Broadway favorites, urging people to get out and vote. Mario Lopez and Daphne Rubin-Vega lead the performers lending their voices to the song, called Enough Already. (more...)

Birdland Announces November 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

BD Wong to Star in A.C.T.'s THE GREAT LEAP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Following rave reviews and audience acclaim at off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company this past spring, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today that Tony Award winner and San Francisco native BD Wong will reprise his role as 'Wen Chang' in award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee's The Great Leap, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) from Wednesday, March 6, through Sunday, March 31, 2019. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.  (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's ASPECTS OF LOVE Must Close 9 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

As temperatures soar outside, things are also hotting up inside Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre as audiences enjoy sizzling performances on stage courtesy of the sultry new 5 star production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic Aspects of Love - one of the hottest tickets in town. (more...)

TheatreWorks Will Take on FUN HOME in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/ 2019 season with Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Based on the blazingly honest graphic novel of MacArthur Genius Award winner Alison Bechdel, Fun Home explores Alison's loving, yet dysfunctional upbringing. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM - A Tasty Feast for Sondheim Aficionados
by Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2018

Director Dan Fishbach returns to the Odyssey Theatre, following up his smartly-directed JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS from last season, with his equally smartly-directed SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM. Strong vocals notwithstanding, Fishbach has managed to also feature the comedic underlyings of this Sondheim revue, resulting in laughs at the most delicious of moments. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside ASPECTS OF LOVE at Hope Mill Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018

Get a first look at the new trailer for the critically-acclaimed new production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Aspects of Love, at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester which runs for 3 more weeks. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob Berman
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2018

Today's subject Rob Berman is currently living his Theatre Life as the Musical Director for the world premiere of Dave at Arena Stage. The production, based on the 1993 film and directed by Tina Landau, runs through August 19th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre space. (more...)

Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke to Lead The Old Globe's THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The Old Globe today announced casting as its 2018-2019 Season kicks off with the world premiere of The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

ALADDIN's Telly Leung Visits Center Stage Theatre in Connecticut This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Center Stage Theatre recently announced a new performance series for their education students called Broadway at Center Stage. The event brings Broadway stars to Shelton to talk about their experiences growing up in the theater, their personal journeys to Broadway, and their best advice for being successful in the world of professional theater. The evening is capped off with a Q&A, a performance, and a meet and greet with the audience. (more...)

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show Hosts 2018 Launch Party For THE NEW PEGGY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show is pleased and proud to present its inaugural season of mico-musicals, featuring Drew Larimore & J. Oconer Navarro's dark musical comedy, THE NEW PEGGY set to premiere August 1st. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sings Ahrens & Flaherty, Vonda Shepard & More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 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...)

Original PACIFIC OVERTURES Actor Ricardo Tobia Found Dead
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that Ricardo Tobia, best known in the original Broadway cast of Pacific Overtures, was found dead on Tuesday, July 10. Tobia and his dog, Sparky, were both brutally murdered in Pittsburgh. (more...)

BROADWAY CELEBRATES NEW MUSICAL THEATRE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:30 pm. The show features Aaron Alcaraz, Nicholas Barasch, Alana Cauthen, Grace Choi, Karl Josef Co, CJ Eldred, MaryJoanna Grisso, Cory Jeacoma, Noah Plomgren, and Brynn Williams. 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' will bring to light the importance of new musical theatre writing and provide a platform for hopeful writers to work with a group of professionals to showcase their work in front of a larger audience. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2018
by - Aug 31, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Doyle, Katie Rose Clarke, and the Cast of THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL at The Old Globe Perform Songs From the Musical
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2018

The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News, is making its world premiere at the Old Globe in San Diego. NBC San Diego gave a preview of the show, including performances by Broadway vets Matt Doyle, Katie Rose Clarke, and more. Check out the video below! (more...)

East West Players Will Honor Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas And Gedde Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical work, is pleased to announce that its signature EWP Night Market season kick-off event on Saturday, September 15, 2018 will honor Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Second District), and actor Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles). Co-hosted by actress Mouzam Makkar (ABC's The Fix), EWP Night Market will feature tasting stations hosted by local restaurants, followed by an evening of performances. Proceeds of EWP Night Market support EWP's artistic and educational programs. (more...)

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Presents BANNED TOGETHER: A CENSORSHIP CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF), in partnership with PEN America, is pleased to present the third annual Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret in fifteen cities as a part of Banned Books Week (September 24-29) -- the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The show will be performed over one week, some simultaneously, in participating cities, including Baltimore. (more...)

HEARTBREAK HOUSE Starring Alison Fraser and More Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group announces that performances will begin this evening for the Shaw's timely classic comedy Heartbreak House, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through September 29th only.  Opening Night for this limited Off-Broadway engagement is set for Sunday September 9th. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.  (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition included productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Coeurage Theatre Company, and co-directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Thaddeus Shafer and Lauren Ludwig. Winners notated in red below. (more...)

Whitney Bashor and More Will Star in Keen Co's ORDINARY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Today Keen announced the cast for the fourth musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's acclaimed Ordinary Days: Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Sarah Lynn Marion (2013 Jimmy awards winner), and Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat) will star.  (more...)

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show Hosts 2018 Launch Party For THE NEW PEGGY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show is pleased and proud to present its inaugural season of mico-musicals, featuring Drew Larimore & J. Oconer Navarro's dark musical comedy, THE NEW PEGGY set to premiere August 1st. (more...)

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