Parade on Tour

Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne Receive Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 29th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The judges declared a tie in the most promising musical theatre lyricist category between Sarah Hammond and Shaina Taub. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Charlie Sohne. The 2019 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 4, 2018, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

Shaun Prendergast, Laura Baldwin, and More Complete Cast of WAITRESS in London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Full casting information for the West End premiere of Sara Bareilles' Waitress has been released today, featuring Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe. (more...)

Lucidity Festival Recognized As World's Best Family Friendly Festival At 2018 FestX Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Lucidity Festival, the Santa Barbara-area music and arts festival, was recognized as the world's best family friendly festival at the 2018 FestX Awards held in Las Vegas on December 11. The prize reflects eight years of innovative programming and integration of a family-centric ethos at the outdoor festival, which features live and electronic music, participatory workshops, experiential art, yoga, and much more for adults, families, and kids-at-heart. (more...)

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at ASU Gammage
by Emily Noxon - Jan 9, 2019

Dolly Levi is a fast-talking, relationship adviser. She has her hands in several relationships, including her own with Horace Vandergelder. Hijinks ensue as Dolly gets exactly what she wants. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For RAGTIME at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, will transform the historic theater with an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical as it returns to Los Angeles more than two decades after its premiere at the Shubert Theatre. With 21 actors and a 16-piece orchestra, this is one of the most ambitious productions in the Playhouse's recent history. (more...)

Tickets For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY On Sale Today At Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Tickets for the upcoming production The Bridges of Madison County at the Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) are now on sale to the public. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Continues 40th Anniversary Season Celebrations With A Spectacular Selection Of Jazz And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

In 2019, Flushing Town Hall offers a breadth of outstanding global music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. From January through June, Flushing Town Hall will present 72 programs, including 18 world music shows, 10 jazz performances, eight family programs, seven classical music concerts, three exhibitions, and more.  The spring season is a continuation of 40th anniversary celebrations of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre Company Introduces The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Spotlight Theatre Company, a Staten Island theatre and production company, is introducing the smash hit musical, MAMMA MIA!. This entertaining performance features principals Amy Decker, Charlie Siedenburg, Jennifer Neuland Gerlach, John Watson Stewart, Shelby Caffrey, and Steve Witting and many more cast members. (more...)

Ainsley Melham, Michael James Scott, and Mike Longo Join Cast of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company. (more...)

The Jewish Community Center Will Hold Chiefs Pep Rally
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The Jewish Community Center (The J) is getting behind the Kansas City Chiefs in a big way! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Town Stages presents an industry reading of Billy and the Golden Pencil: A Superhero Musical at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC on Monday, January 21, 2019 (MLK Day) at 7pm. (more...)

Waltham Forest Awards £135,000 to 12 Community Arts Groups
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Following 165 applications the 12 projects that have been selected bring a wide range of creative projects to life, ranging from African storytelling feasts to comedy and circus performances. The projects will see cultural activity take place across the borough throughout the year and showcase the diversity and creativity of the local community. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Brings OLIVER! To The Carpenter Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Consider yourself at home at Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Lionel Bart's Tony Award-winning musical Oliver! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 8-24. Tickets are on sale now at, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the MTW Box Office. Tickets start at $20. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The Pok√©mon Company International today unveiled an extensive line of products inspired by the highly anticipated movie ¬ďPOKEMON Detective Pikachu¬Ē from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, and The Pok√©mon Company, arriving in theaters on May 10, 2019, in North America. Before the movie, fans can look forward to new Pok√©mon Trading Card Game (TCG) collections, exclusive merchandise from, action figures and interactive plush from Wicked Cool Toys, construction sets from Mattel's Mega Construx brand, and more. (more...)

Our Table: A New Musical, Broadway Is 850 Strong, Max Sheldon, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

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...)

Photo Flash: A Loverly First Look at Danny Burstein & Christian Dante White in MY FAIR LADY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Earlier this month, six time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and Christian Dante White  assumed the role of Alfred P. Doolittle and Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Brooke Moriber To Perform Live at Two 2019 NY Fashion Week Events Ahead of Latest Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

With excitement already brewing for Fashion Week 2019 and designers get ready to unveil their latest collections, acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Brooke Moriber is gearing up to do some unveiling of her own. With her upcoming Cry Like A Girl album set to drop later this year, she'll showcase some of the new music -- which she recently completed recording in Nashville, Tennessee, with legendary producer Fred Mollin (Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin) at the helm -- during the Mark De Alwis Salon 'Meals on Heels' Hair & Fashion Show Sunday, February 10th AND the SMGlobal Catwalk at Manhattan's Watson Hotel (440 W. 5th Street, New York, NY 10019) on Saturday, February 16th at 6PM! (more...)

35 Years Of Friends: Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith Tribute Concert Adds Rascal Flatts and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

When the stars align, they surely align, and that is exactly what is happening as country music's chart-topping group Rascal Flatts, award-winning CCM icons Point of Grace and Phil Keaggy, and comedians Henry Cho, Nate Bargatze and John Crist have all signed on to perform and honor Michael W. Smith during the once-in-a-lifetime tribute event taking place April 30th. '35 years of Friends: Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith' will take place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and will also include performances by Amy Grant, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell from the the Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Donnie McClurkin, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band, and Wynonna. (more...)

Touchstone Brings Mardi Gras to Bethlehem
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Touchstone Theatre presents its third annual Jakopa's Punch Bowl concert fundraiser on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 7-10pm at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. This Mardi Gras-themed evening of eclectic music by local bands, New Orleans-style lite fare, and all-you-can-drink beer and wine supports upcoming original works at Touchstone. (more...)

Pop Goes the Weevil: Charlie Daniels' New BEAU WEEVILS Album Receives Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The music of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels is no stranger to critical acclaim and his latest studio album, Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E, is again proving just that. Since its October release, Beau Weevils (collectively made up of Daniels, James Stroud, Billy Crain and Charlie Hayward) has critics raving. (more...)

WABC-TV Is the Most Watched in New York and the US, and EYEWITNESS NEWS and KELLY AND RYAN Finish 2018 as Ratings Leaders
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

WABC-TV, the flagship Disney|ABC-owned television station in New York, announced that it is once again the most-watched television station in the New York television market and the United States in 2018, finishing the year with a 2.7 rating/7 share in DMA Households from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday- Sunday for the full calendar year. With an average quarter-hour audience of 237,000 viewers all year long, ABC7 boasts the largest audience of any television station in the nation. WABC also leads the market among local broadcast station websites and has the highest social media engagement. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 16- Carol Channing Opens On Broadway in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2019

Ms. Channing received a 1964 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance. Throughout her career, Carol Channing played the role of Dolly Levi in over 5000 performances on Broadway and on tour, without missing a single show.  (more...)

DRY WHITE Comes to The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Having recovered from his early-onset midlife crisis just in time for Cape Town to almost run out of water, stand-up comic, Nik Rabinowitz decided to explore the recent water crisis for his new show "Dry White", mostly because everyone thought the drought would last forever, which ICYMI - it didn't #SpoilerAlert. Now that mother nature has rained on his Parade, Nik will be forced to discuss other stuff too, like staying woke post forty (different to staying awake but equally challenging), love, infidelity, transphobia, b-grade celebrity and The Land. Just kidding, what white person wants to discuss the land?! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE Musical Will Get NYC Reading in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Jason Robert Brown's next big musical project is on its way to the stage!According to an Equity casting notice, his adaptation of the 1993 film Farewell My Concubine will get a staged reading February 11-15. The project, which features a book by Kenneth Lin, will receive direction by Moises Kaufman and musical direction by Thomas Murray. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Brings Adventure And Arrows With Ken Ludwig's Sherwood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is raising the swashbuckling stakes on the Robin Hood folklore with an exciting adventure that conjures up joy, romance and merriment. Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, is a lightning speed tale full of playful characters that will take over the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square from February 2nd through February 24th, 2019.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019


LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! By Molly Naylor To Tour The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Insightful, moving, funny and inspirational take on the interconnected worlds of women, science and space travel (more...)

Talking While Female Storytelling Sessions Return To Studio Luna By Teatro Luna West For A Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Studio Luna by Teatro Luna West, located in Boyle Heights, is pleased to announce the return of Talking While Female Storytelling Sessions (TWF) . Season 2 will be kicking off Friday, January 18 at 8:00PM with a special New Year, New You Holiday Episode which will focus on the theme 'NOW OR NEVER'. TWF Storytelling sessions were launched in 2018 to answer the need for spaces for women of color share stories in a brave and empowering space that is dedicated to supporting their growth and the amplification of their joy. This episode will be featuring Ginna Diaz, Maya Malan Gonzalez, Leslie Ishii, Amalia Robinson, and Diana Romo. (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Very Best of the Late, Great Carol Channing
by Paul Smith - Jan 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld was sad to announce the passing of theatre icon Carol Channing early Tuesday morning. She was most notably known for creating the legendary role of Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly, a role she went on to play in more than 5,000 performances. (more...)

The Lawrence Busker Festival Presents The World's First All-Female Busker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The city of Lawrence, Kansas has been the home of many notable women of incredible strength and will. After the town burned down and most of the men were killed in the mid-1800s, it was the women of Lawrence who brought it back. Since then, many women from Lawrence have gone onto becoming fighters and survivors. Erin Brockovich the activist, and Lynette Woodward the first female Harlem Globetrotter come to mind. (more...)

BWW REVIEW Dig Dance Presents Aileen Passloff Stepping Forward: one foot (in front of the other)
by Rose Marija - Jan 15, 2019


Stephen Schwartz To Give His First Public Q&A In The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, a showcase of the multi-award-winning American lyricist and composer's best loved repertoire, will occur on Sunday 17 February. A drinks and finger buffet will begin at 6pm, with the main event beginning at 7.30pm, including Schwartz's first ever UK panel discussion about his life and work. (more...)

The Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus Of The United States Army Field Band Come to the Warner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Warner Theatre on Thursday, March 21 at 8 pm. The Army Field Bands' concert is sponsored by Torrington Savings Bank. The Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus are the oldest and largest of The US Army Field Band's performing components. These two ensembles continue to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions. (more...)

Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Members of The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program will perform Johann Strauss's beloved operetta Die Fledermaus at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre on Thursday, February 21 and Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. (more...)

NC Theatre Announces Full Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce casting for its upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, playing February 12-17 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Irish Arts Center (IAC), a multidisciplinary center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish arts and culture, announces its Spring 2019 season a cross-section of the exhilarating theater, music, dance, literature, art, and genre-defying performance coming from Ireland and Irish America, alongside educational events engaging participants with an array of rich traditions. With performances as wide-ranging as Margaret McAuliffe's acclaimed one-woman play The Humours of Bandon, Declan O'Rourke's epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, and Paul Muldoon's performance adaptation of a 1773 Irish poem, IAC provides an intimate home for artists' boldest visions. As construction on IAC's landmark permanent new home in Hell's Kitchen takes place just beyond the organization's original location, IAC's vast ambition and accomplishment will be on full display, outside and in, throughout Spring 2019. (more...)

Boyd Gaming Destinations Celebrate Chinese New Year With Lion's Dance Performances, Dining Specials And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Boyd Gaming destinations across the Las Vegas Valley will ring in The Year of The Pig with celebratory Lion's Dance performances, special gaming promotions and authentic dining experiences.   (more...)

Mabou Mines' New Suite/Space Performance Initiative Returns For A Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Four women of color breaking boundaries at Mabou Mines as part of the 2019 SUITE/Space program - Cinthia Chen, Marcelle Davies-Lashley, Cristina Pitter and Edisa Weeks. (more...)

BoHo Theatre Announces Directors for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

BoHo Theatre announces the directors for its upcoming 2019 season, its first as a resident theatre at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

John Pizzarelli Honors Nat King Cole At 100 With FOR CENTENNIAL REASONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has announced the release of For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole - the new album from the JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO - in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, February 8. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings. For Centennial Reasons completes an epic trio of Pizzarelli albums saluting Cole, starting with Dear Mr. Cole, which helped put Pizzarelli on the map as an influential jazz guitarist and singer in 1994, and continuing with P.S. Mr. Cole, which cemented his legacy five years later. To pre-order the album, please visit the label HERE. (more...)

Broadway's Viveca Chow Shares Her Advice on How to Nail Your BFA Audition
by Viveca Chow - Jan 11, 2019

Viveca Chow is one of Broadway's rising stars having recently made her debut in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon. In an effort to share her art, opinions, advice and more, she is now authoring the new blog Vivaaace. We're featuring her recent post giving students all the advice and encouragement they need to nail their BFA auditions. (more...)

Staged Reading Of The 2018 LEZPLAY CONTEST Winner Set For 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Staged Reading of the 2018 LEZPLAY CONTEST Winner Set for Saturday, January 19 (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Philly POPS To Offer Complimentary Tickets To Furloughed Government Workers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The Philly POPS will offer free tickets for furloughed government employees during the federal government shutdown. Government employees may present their IDs at the Kimmel Center Box Office to receive one free, complimentary pair of tickets to JAZZED! running January 18, 19 and 20 (One pair per Government-issued employee ID). (more...)

Peter Mulvey Reminisces Life on the Road with Wistful New Song FOOL'S ERRAND, New Album Out 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Folk ambassasdor Peter Mulvey has been a singer, songwriter, road-dog, raconteur, and an almost-poet since before he can remember. With a career spanning nearly three decades, eighteen albums, and countless live performances worldwide, Mulvey has built his life's work on collaboration and on an instinct for the eclectic and the vital. On February 15th, he'll release his most vivid album yet titled There Is Another World via Righteous Babe Records. Today he released his new song 'Fool's Errand,' a warm, wistful, up-tempo reminiscense of life summed up over driving, strummed guitar and soaring pedal steel. (more...)

LATE WINTER AND SPRING OPERAS at Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre
by Maria Nockin - Jan 11, 2019

Opera Santa Barbara (OSB) celebrates its 25thanniversary on Saturday evening January 26, 2019, with a GALA CONCERT and spectacular party honoring Marilyn Gilbert who co-founded the company with the late Nathan Rundlett. The event will begin with a champagne reception for all ticket holders before the 6:00 pm concert. (more...)

LAST CALL To Premiere On Bounce 1/14 With Two Episodes Back-to-Back
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Bounce, the nation's fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, will premiere its new original comedy Last Call on Monday, January 14 with back-to-back episodes at 9pm and 9:30pm ET. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, MARY POPPINS RETURNS Nominated for Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild(MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has announced nominations for the 6th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Winners will be honored at the black-tie gala on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Today's announcement was made by MUAHS Awards Chair Sue Cabral-Ebert.  (more...)

WallByrd Theatre Announces Their Production Of The Hit Comedy GREATER TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

WallByrd Theatre Company presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's hit comedy Greater Tuna, directed by Virginia Monte, in the Avyarium Theatre at Village Gate. The production will run Thursdays through Sundays from January 17th through February 3rd. Tickets priced from $22 are available online at or at the door (more...)

BWW Review: JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS BORN at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 10, 2019

If you were to ask anyone who they think was one of the greatest all-around performers of the twentieth century, chances are Judy Garland would definitely be one of the most popular answers. It's hard to fathom all she accomplished in her short 47 years of life. It's even more challenging to consider what would have been had she lived longer. (more...)

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