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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/6 - THE CHER SHOW, THE KING AND I, and More!
by BWW Special - Jul 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE CHER SHOW, THE KING AND I, and More! (more...)

Casting Announced For UK Tour Of KINKY BOOTS At Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome has announced casting for the upcoming UK tour of Kinky Boots . Kayi Ushe will play the role of Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For KINKY BOOTS In Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

KINKY BOOTS, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming UK tour which visits Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 16 - 27 October 2018. Award-winning Callum Francis will play Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of RENT at the World's Oldest Papermill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Promotional photos have been released for Vivo D'Arte's immersive promenade production of Jonathan Larson's cult classic musical, RENT, which will be staged at the world's oldest working paper mill, opening on the 10th of July. (more...)

Carnival Queen Competition Comes To Circo For Brazilica 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Brazilica is set to return to the city this month in glorious fashion, and anticipation is building for one of the festival's most popular events - The Carnival Queen Competition, which comes to Liverpool's Circo Bar on Friday 13 July. (more...)

by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Jul 5, 2018

Brunella Platania, direttrice dell'Accademia Platafisica, alla fine della prima parte del gala annuncia che la serata sara piu lunga delle celebrazioni per il 70¬į compleanno di Andrew Lloyd Webber dello scorso marzo. Ma devo dire che le tre ore di CANTANDO CON LE STELLE- DA BROADWAY A HOLLYWOOD PASSANDO PER IL CUORE organizzate lo scorso 30 giugno al Teatro Altro Spazio di Roma non ci sono sembrate poi cosi interminabili. (more...)

A Very Musical History Lesson: America 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

Happy 242nd birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. (more...)

BARK! THE MUSICAL Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018


BWW Interview: Director Emily Lim Talks PERICLES at the National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2018

This August, a company of over 200 people from across London joins forces at the National Theatre to perform a new musical version of Shakespeare's Pericles. (more...)

Actress and Author Alexandra Silber's Memoir 'White Hot Grief Parade' Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

A powerful and luminous story of grief and coming-of-age and a beautiful tribute to the relationship between a father and daughter. Alexandra Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty, and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle with cancer when she is just a teenager, it feels like the end of everything. Lost in grief, Al and her mother hardly know where to begin with the rest of their lives. (more...)

Staten Island Historical Richmond Town Celebrates Centennial This Fourth of July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Emmy award-winning journalist Kelly Wright, former anchor and reporter for Fox News Channel, performs a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence to kick off Historic Richmond Town's Pinwheel Parade, led by fife and drum, as New York City's living history village Celebrates the Centennial! (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Dan DeLuca Celebrates the Muny's 100th Season with Ooey Gooey St. Louie Bars!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2018

In this episode, we bring you a star from the closing show of the Muny's 100th season, Dan DeLuca! Check out the recipe for Katie's Ooey Gooey St. Louie Bars below! (more...)

Lee Greenwood To Celebrate July 4th with Hometown Performance at San Diego County Fair
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Grammy-winning Country Music Artist Lee Greenwood will celebrate the 4th of July in his native Southern California, with a concert performance at 7:30 pm on the Paddock Stage at the San Diego County Fair. Greenwood, who is also set to Grand Marshall the fair's Parade, called for unity among all Americas in a recent statement: (more...)

BIG FISH Extends Through August 5th At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the extension of its summer musical ... Big Fish. Originally scheduled to close on July 29th, Chance Theater will be adding the following performances: Friday, August 3 at 8pm; Saturday, August 4 at 3pm & 8pm; Sunday, August 5 at 3pm. All performances will be at Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Petrella And Mixed Influence Come To Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

???????The Santa Paula Theater Center will present COUNTRY SOUL TRAIN FEATURING PETRELLA AND MIXED INFLUENCE on Saturday, August 11th at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. You may purchase tickets online at or by calling the box office at (805) 525-4645. Walkups are welcomed for unreserved seats. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Casting Announced For ALL YOU NEED IS LSD At The Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

???????Following the announcement that Leo Butler's new play All You Need Is LSD will run at the Belgrade Theatre 15-17 November, full casting for the world premiere tour has now been revealed. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Makes Debut at the Wallis This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

???????A Little New Music brings its entertaining showcase of emerging musical theatre talents to The Sorting Room's 2018 Summer Sessions at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.  A Little New Music's audiences will discover brand new musical theatre songs firsthand before they land on Broadway or beyond. (more...)

July Is A Parade Of Hit Shows At Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

July is back to back action with a Parade of local and national acts at Blue Note Hawaii. The "Concert King of the Philippines" Martin Nievera returns by popular demand for a three-night series, legendary folk artist Bruce Cockburn performs for two nights only and the Blue Note Comedy series explodes with superstar Marlon Wayans for two shows only. Other national acts include Alex Bugnon and Karla Bonoff. (more...)

Exclusive: First Look At Carolee Carmello in Rehearsals For GYPSY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Gypsy, one of musical theater's most acclaimed and enduring works. This landmark show, with a celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, is based on the life of burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee. A singularly-focused mother takes her daughters on a cross-country adventure in pursuit of fame and fortune on the dying Vaudeville circuit. (more...)

Shaw Festival to See a Relocated HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Co-directors Tim Carroll and Kevin Bennett relocate Henry V to a World War I dugout where William Shakespeare's drama of politics and war is acted out, experienced and debated among Canadian troops. Henry V, the first Shakespeare play to be produced at The Shaw, begins previews at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre on July 22. (more...)

New Dates Added for RENT at World's Oldest Mechanical Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

???????Vivo D'Arte's five-star promenade production of Jonathan Larson's RENT at the world's oldest mechanical paper mill have announced an extension of its successful and well-received production. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

???????The story and songs of America's Composer come to life onstage in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play with music written and performed by acclaimed actor/pianist Hershey Felder. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 1, 2018 for this Pittsburgh premiere. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of AVENUE Q Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary with a Special TODAY SHOW Performance
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

In celebration of the Broadway musical's 15th anniversary, the cast of "Avenue Q" hits the plaza to sing a special a capella song they prepared just for TODAY. (more...)

Keegan Theatre Goes Romantic with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Keegan Theatre closes out its 21st season with the Tony Award-winning musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, opening on August 4, 2018. An acclaimed musical based on the best-selling novel, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of The Public's FIRE IN DREAMLAND?
by Review Roundups - Jul 17, 2018

The Public is currently tackling the dynamic and poignantly funny new play Fire in Dreamland. The show opened yesterday, July 16, at the Anspacher Theater. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

Chad Michael Murray to Star in Upcoming Hallmark Holiday Film THE WISE MEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly, Chad Michael Murray has signed on to star in Hallmark Channel movie The Wise Men with Jessy Schram, EW has learned exclusively. In the film, Maggie (Schram) must ensure that three adult sons of her boss arrive home for Christmas. But when a blizzard hits, Maggie persuades the eldest son and her co-worker, Danny (Murray), to assist her in navigating this cross-country journey while trying to shut down the blossoming romance that is coming with this snowstorm. (more...)

The 30th Toronto Fringe Festival Launches Itself Into The Next 30 Years With Record-Breaking Sales
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival boasts the highest ever ticket revenue, smashing the new records set during the 2017 festival. 66,301 tickets were issued to theatre-loving patrons over the 12-day festival. As Fringe returns 100% of net box office revenue, this means that $531,293.50 is going straight into the pockets of the artists. Ticket prices were raised this year from $10 + services fees to $11 + service fees, which contributed to the increase in revenue. (more...)

BWW Review: The Late Michael Friedman's GONE MISSING Evokes an Emotional Response From Encores! Off-Center Audience
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2018

The person seated in the back of the orchestra section on opening night of the Encores! Off-Center concert mounting of GONE MISSING, who was loudly sobbing during the closing song, was by no means causing a disturbance. In fact, the choked-up moans of heartbreak being emitted throughout New York City Center's auditorium many times during the performance were simply bringing to the surface the sadness that served as the evening's subtext, even for those who did not know the clever and touching revue's late composer/lyricist personally. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Karen Luschar brings her acclaimed show, Chasing Rainbows--Songs of Judy Garland to the Rosen Performing Arts Center in Wayne, NJ on Thursday July 19th at 7pm. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani, Nat Zegree, and More to Be Mentors at Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

???????Performers from Broadway's Hamilton, Mean Girls and Carousel will be among the professional mentors for the Great American Songbook Foundation's 2018 Songbook Academy, the nation's only summer youth music intensive focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood. (more...)

Long Beach LGBT History Comes to Life in THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

In 1914, Long Beach leaders hired two bounty hunters to entrap gay men so the city could essentially blackmail and remove them with fines and public humiliation. Most men paid the fine and quietly slipped out of town. One man - a banker - committed suicide and two others sued the city. Playwright Tom Jacobson turned that dark chapter in the city's history into a play entitled The Twentieth Century Way. (more...)

GYPSY Starring Carolee Carmello Begins At Broadway At Music Circus Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Gypsy, one of musical theater's most acclaimed and enduring works. This landmark show, with a celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, is based on the life of burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee. A singularly-focused mother takes her daughters on a cross-country adventure in pursuit of fame and fortune on the dying Vaudeville circuit.  (more...)

Lyric's HELLO DOLLY! is a Dazzling Summer Spectacular
by Robert Barossi - Jul 15, 2018

Sometimes, bigger is, in fact better. When Lyric Theatre takes up residence at the Civic Center Music Hall every summer, they capably fill that venue's enormous space. With their current production of Hello, Dolly! Lyric's entire team proves just how much big sets, big costumes, big cast size, big orchestra and big talent can all come together to create a perfect theatrical experience. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Stage Concert of FUNNY GIRL Breaks The Mold Of Traditional Musical Theatre In Many Brilliant Ways
by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018

Director Mitchell Butel has gathered a wonderful group of women, and one man, to deliver a captivating expression of the life of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL THE MUSICAL, presented in concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (more...)

HELLO,DOLLY! is Back Where it Belongs at The Gem Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

HELLO, DOLLY! opened on July 12 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. (more...)

Manhattan Concert Productions Announces Pre-Sale For THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) is pleased to share exclusive pre-sale and on sale ticket information for the critically acclaimed musical The Scarlet Pimpernel in concert at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

The Food Network Shares August 2018 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Food Network gets competitive this August testing contestants of all ages and abilities on their cooking, grilling and baking skills! Kicking off the action on Sunday, August 5th at 8pm is the premiere of Ultimate Summer Cook-Off hosted by Eddie Jackson and featuring six competitors taking on America's summertime favorites in a bid for the grand prize and backyard bragging rights. Then, it is the grand finale of Food Network Star when Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay crown the winner on Sunday, August 5th at 9pm. Then, a new season of Kids Baking Championship begins on Monday, August 6th at 9pm, when hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman give nine young bakers the chance to compete for the title and $25,000 prize. Cupcake designer Ashley Foxen is taking viewers inside her New York City bakery, where she is known for making some of the most unique and imaginative cupcakes in the world, on the new seriesReality Cupcakes premiering with back to back episodes on Monday, August 6th at 10pm and 10:30pm. Next,Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine are putting a new class of recruits through the ringer on a new season ofWorst Cooks in America premiering Sunday, August 12th at 9pm. Two serious summer competitions come to an epic close when a final winner is named on the season finales of Chopped: Grill Masters on Tuesday, August 28th at 9pm and The Great Food Truck Race on Thursday, August 30th at 9pm. Andrew Zimmern is keeping the food truck spirit alive as he searches the country for the most passionate food truck owners with a secret prize of $10,000 on the line in the all-new series Big Food Truck Tip premiering Wednesday, August 29th at 10pm. Also in primetime, catch new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Comfort Food Tour, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Grocery Games and Triple D Nation. In daytime,get the latest recipes, food trends and kitchen secrets on the new series Let's Eat premiering Sunday, August 12th at 11am. Also in daytime, don't miss premieres of Girl Meets Farm, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha's Southern Kitchen. serves up all-new series, summer recipes perfect for Labor Day and fun back to school snacks. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Discover. (more...)

TASTE OF OZASIA 2018 Lineup Announced Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

THREE Australian premieres in dance, music and theatre are some of the incredible shows exclusive to Adelaide as Adelaide Festival Centre's OzAsia Festival releases a sneak peek into its 2018 program today. (more...)

Paul Iacono, Bob Stillman Headline Next Madame's Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected two-time Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and MTV's Paul Iacono (The Hard Times of RJ Berger, FAME) as guests of honor at the July 26th edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. The duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines. (more...)

by Wesley Doucette - Jul 12, 2018


Michael Peavoy, Robert Jackson, Alexander Bean and Anne O'Riordan Lead Octagon Theatre's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Octagon Theatre's retelling of the classic Swift novel will be enjoyed in Bolton this Summer in Queens Park from 16 - 27 August featuring familiar faces to the Octagon stage stepping out as the theatre building is closed for redevelopment. (more...)

Tom Gold Dance To Premiere APPARATUS HOMINUS At Turnpark Art Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Returning to the Berkshires for the fourth consecutive summer, Tom Gold Dance will give the World Premiere of Company Founder and Director Tom Gold's Apparatus Hominus, Friday, July 27 with an encore presentation Saturday, July 28 at TurnPark Art Space, a new cultural, recreational, and exhibition space on the site of a former lime quarry in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. These performances will be held outdoors in the Park's stone amphitheater. (more...)

BWW Review: Old Habits Die Hard in NUNSENSE at St. Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 11, 2018

The success of the 'Nunsense' franchise may be a bizarre fluke, but there's no denying the charm of Gregg Brandt's production. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Debuts at The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????A Little New Music will bring its entertaining showcase of emerging musical theatre talents to The Sorting Room's 2018 Summer Sessions at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.  A Little New Music's audiences will discover brand new musical theatre songs firsthand before they land on Broadway or beyond. (more...)

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips. (more...)

WOODY SEZ Brings Guthrie's Music to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, back by popular demand at People's Light. Folk revolutionary Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution with joy. Current troubadour David M. Lutken and friends celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of the legend who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. Featuring 15 instruments, 25 songs, and comprised almost entirely of Guthrie's own words, Woody Sez runs August 1-26 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern. (more...)

New York Baker Ashley Foxen Takes Bite-Sized Creativity to the Next Level in Food Network's REALITY CUPCAKES
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

New York baker Ashley Foxen is known for creating unique, unexpected cupcakes that resemble whatever her clients imagine. Joined by her mom Denise, brother Alex and sister Lindsay, her up-and-coming business has become the go-to spot for bite-sized edible art that can fool even the most discerning eye. In the new series Reality Cupcakes, Food Network takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Ashley and her family create cupcakes that look like anything but cupcakes. The eight-episode series premieres Monday, August 6th with back-to-back episodes at 10pm (all times ET/PT) and 10:30pm. (more...)

Brazilica Returns To Liverpool This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

As Liverpool bask in the glorious sunshine, the city promises to be as hot as Rio this weekend when Brazilica - the UK's largest samba carnival returns for 2018. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at RENT at the World's Oldest Paper Mill
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2018

A new video has been released, filmed during the cast's sitzprobe, of Vivo D'Arte's immersive promenade production of Jonathan Larson's cult classic musical RENT. Staged at the world's oldest working paper mill, the production opens tonight. Watch the video below! (more...)

Lookingglass To Extend 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

???????Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 22 - 26, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

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