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With music Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and set in Chicago in the late 1930s, Pal Joey is the story of Joey Evans, a brash, scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub. Joey abandons his wholesome girlfriend Linda English, to charm a rich, married older woman, Vera Simpson, in the hope that she'll set him up in business.


Dante & Dowling Square Off In Theater UnCorked's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Shana Dirik, Producing Artistic Director of Theater UnCorked - Boston's newest small theater company - announces the cast for One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, an enhanced staged reading on Saturday, October 13th at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at Margaret Jewett Hall, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (more...)

The Broadway Collective Will Launch 12-City Master Class Tour This October!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Broadway veteran Robert Hartwell is scouring the country to find-and train-the next generation of Broadway performers. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2018
by - Sep 26, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Philharmonic Opens 2018-2019 Season With SHOW BOAT AND SHOW TUNES on Sept 29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. (more...)

New Line Theatre Artistic Director Scott Miller Publishes Fifth Collection Of Musical Theatre Exploration, 'Literally Anything Goes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2018

New Line Theatre's artistic director Scott Miller has published another collection of essays, LITERALLY ANYTHING GOES: 14 ODDBALL MUSICALS AND WHAT MAKES THEM TICK. Miller's fifth book of deep-dive musical theatre exploration is a surprising and entertaining journey into more than a dozen quirky but fascinating musicals, some famous, some less so. (more...)

Brief 9/19: Brandon Uranowitz Joins THE BAND'S VISIT, Raul Esparza Returns to the Stage, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Brandon Uranowitz will join the company of The Band's Visit, Raul Esparza will return to the New York stage, and more! (more...)

Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation Announces Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced unique plans for its 2019 award evening, which will feature original choreographic pieces resulting from a special commissioning program, with the application period now open. SDCF also announced that Victoria Traube would receive a special 'Mr. Abbott' Award at the event, to be held March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF). (more...)

Tony Goldwyn Helmed PAL JOEY REDUX Cancelled
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 18, 2018

In December of 2017 it was revealed that Tony Goldwyn was directing a new revival of Pal Joey, aiming to make it to Broadway in 2018. An Equity casting notice went out last week about an upcoming lab that was to be presented in November. However, according to an update at the top of the notice, the production has now been cancelled. (more...)

VIDEO: Remembering Marin Mazzie's Greatest Performances
by Alan Henry - Sep 13, 2018

Today, we're remembering some of Marin's greatest performances. Re-live her performances of these iconic songs in the videos below. (more...)

Brief 9/11: Jennifer Simard Joins MEAN GIRLS, Ryan McCartan Joins WICKED, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 11, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories includes tons of new Broadway casting! Jennifer Simard will join the cast of Mean Girls, Ryan McCartan joins Wicked, and Rosemary Harris joins My Fair Lady, all tonight! (more...)

Tony Goldwyn Helmed PAL JOEY to Hold Lab in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

In December of 2017 it was revealed that Tony Goldwyn was directing a new revival of Pal Joey, aiming to make it to Broadway in 2018. An Equity casting notice has just gone out seeking at new Joey for an upcoming lab to be presented in November. Richard LaGravenese pens the revised book. (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...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2018
by - Oct 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading Series Presents DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns with Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green's Do Re Mi, Sunday, June 3, 7pm at the Beverly O'Neill Theater.  Tickets are now on sale at the MTW Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, online at www.musical.org, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27 ($32 on the day of the performance).  Seating is general admission, with priority access for Reiner Staged Reading Subscribers. (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Memphis (previews begin April 19) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Stage & Screen Legend Patricia Morison Dies at 103
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018

Stage and screen star, Patricia Morison died today at the age of 103 at home in Los Angeles of natural causes. A stage icon and legend best known for her starring roles in Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and The King & I opposite Yul Brynner, she established an indelible mark in films with a reputation as a the villainous femme fatale with large blue eyes and extremely long, dark hair that made her a favorite of studios and fans alike.  (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT's Scott Pask Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Scott Pask has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS's Scott Pask Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Scott Pask has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for MEAN GIRLS. (more...)

THREE TALL WOMEN's Joe Mantello Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Joe Mantello has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for THREE TALL WOMEN. (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...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Winner Helen Gallagher
by Behind the Curtain - May 14, 2018

You can dance with any girl at all but why would you when the lovely Helen Gallagher is right here and ready to look back on her amazing journey which includes the original productions of Billion Dollar Baby, Brigadoon, High Button Shoes, the 1952 Pal Joey (for which she won a Tony Award), Make a Wish, Hazel Flagg, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, and the 1971 No, No, Nanette for which she won her second Tony Award. (more...)

Paul Dobie Directs Carrie Robbins' THE DIAMOND EATER
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Only three days remain to get tickets for The 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES 2018 staged reading of THE DIAMOND EATER, by award-winning designer/playwright Carrie Robbins, The reading will be one night only on Monday, May 14, at 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Announces NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Kathy Fitzgerald, Eric Sciotto, and More to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

What do you get when you mix a cocktail of 21 Gershwin gems, madcap comedy, and show-stopping dance numbers?  It's Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Broadway's 10-Time Tony nominated musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 6-22.  (more...)

It's SUMMER Time! Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

The calendar may say Spring (has anyone told the weather?) but things are heating up on Broadway! Performances begin tonight for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Breaking: Stockard Channing Will Reprise Role in APOLOGIA in Roundabout's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

New York City staple Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Tony & Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing will return to the New York stage in the Off-Broadway premiere of APOLOGIA, by Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride). APOLOGIA will be directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, Skintight). Channing returns to the role of "Kristin" in Apologia following an acclaimed run in London's West End in 2017. (more...)

PDS Gypsy Awards to Honor George Chakiris and Barrie Chase, Choreography Award To Toni Basil
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Academy Award and Golden Globe winning performer George Chakiris and acclaimed dancer, Barrie Chase have been named the honorees for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry.  Emmy and Grammy nominated choreographer/director/singer Toni Basil will receive the organization's Choreographer's Award.  PDS' 31st Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) in Beverly Hills, CA. (more...)

BWW Interview: Terry Ray And Mel England Share Their ELECTRICITY And More Prior To Palm Springs Engagement
by David Green - Mar 14, 2018

With ELECTRICITY, the hit LGBT comedy/drama starring stars Terry Ray ('My Sister is So Gay') & Mel England ('Best Day Ever'), sparks fly again in Palm Springs April 9-11. This  immersive theater experience plays inside an actual motel room at INNdulge Resort, 601 S. Grenfall Rd., Palm Springs, CA. I had the opportunity to catch up with the actors as they prepare for this upcoming engagement to talk about their own careers and coming together for this very unique production. Here are a few experts from that conversation: (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces 2018 Artistic Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 83rd season June 12 with the world premiere of "Now and Then" by Sean Grennan, a new comedy-drama that is performing through July 1.    (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 27, 2018
by - Jun 27, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018: PATTI LUPONE: DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2018

Patti LuPone has been to Australia a couple of times before, and we can only hope that she will be back soon, and often. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 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. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Muny's GYPSY With Hayley Podschun
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of GYPSY today as Hayley Podschun takes over our Instagram account to show you what it takes to put on one of Broadway's most renowned shows at the world's largest outdoor musical theatre! (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Muny's GYPSY With Hayley Podschun
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of GYPSY today as Hayley Podschun takes over our Instagram account to show you what it takes to put on one of Broadway's most renowned shows at the world's largest outdoor musical theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: ALTAR BOYZ Opens at the Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Altar Boyz, the award-winning Off-Broadway musical. Starring, Coby Getzug, Austin Colby, David Barnes, Anthony Fortino, and Ben Chavez; and directed by Jason Sparks. Destined to rock the masses of all denominations, Altar Boyz runs July 24-August 4, 2018. (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 Review: TWO BY TWO at TheatreWorks Of Southern Indiana
by Keith Waits - Aug 9, 2018

I can honestly say that Broadway's musical Two by Two was new to me, as was the TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana company. As I love to be introduced to productions and theater groups that are unfamiliar to me, I got two for the price of one. I know there has to be a joke in there somewhere! (more...)

Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, South Pacific, the award winning Broadway musical. Starring Becky Gulsvig, Mike McGowan, Tim Rogan, Shea Renne, Michael Thomas Holmes, and Yvonne Strumecki; and directed by Michael Rader. One of Rogers and Hammerstein's most beloved scores, South Pacific runs August 7-18, 2018. (more...)

New Philharmonic's 2018-2019 Season Opens with SHOW BOAT AND SHOWTUNES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. (more...)

Hugh Dancy, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Talene Monahon, and John Tillinger Will Join Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of the Off-Broadway premiere production of APOLOGIA, by Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride), with direction by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, Skintight). Joining the previously announced Tony & Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing as "Kristin" are Hugh Dancy as "Peter" and "Simon," Megalyn Echikunwoke as "Claire," Talene Monahon as "Trudi," and John Tillinger as "Hugh." (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Team For Porchlight Revisits DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Broadway Vet Bradley Jones Is Just What The Doctor Ordered
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The veteran Broadway chorus boy Bradley Jones, who segued into a career as a psychoanalytic clinician and author, is currently in the midst of a crowd-pleasing comeback to the stage. His cabaret debut, which took off in a sold-out, one-night stand at The Metropolitan Room last year, continues for three nights this spring. 'Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional Narcissim: The Solo Show,' Jones's raucously funny and insightful coming of age story that rockets through the '60s of his childhood, through the '70s and '80s of his Broadway years, all the way to the present, gets started for two nights at The Laurie Beechman at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street, on Friday May 11, at 7pm and Saturday May 19, at 1pm. The fun continues for a third date at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, on Friday June 15 at 8pm. Jones is supported by a quartet, The Freudians, led by Mike Pettry, the show's music director, on piano, with Alden Banta on woodwinds, Jacob Silver on bass, and Zack Eldridge on percussion. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents 'Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey With Broadway'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

State Theatre New Jersey presents Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey with Broadway on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4pm. Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone explores her life-long affair with Broadway with interpretations of classic show tunes by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MTC's World Premiere of DAN CODY'S YACHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Rehearsals for the production begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17. (more...)

Christopher Pazdernik's Annual CHRIS'S BIRTHDAY BELT FEST Returns Monday, May 14 At Uptown Underground Raising Funds For Howard Brown Health
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 4th annual Chris's Birthday Belt Fest, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway. Tickets are $30, in advance; $40, at the door on the night of the performance, and are available at uptownunderground.net or by calling 773.867.1946. Uptown Underground is a 21 years old and older venue and advance reservations are strongly recommended. (more...)

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