Parade on Tour


Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Announces SONATA 1962
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, its first new musical reading in years- SONATA 1962 by this year's Chuck Rowland Award recipient Patricia Loughrey, music by Thomas Hodges, directed by Brittney S. Wheeler and performing one night only onTuesday, August 15 at 7:30pm at Celebration Theatre @ The Lex in Hollywood. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (more...)

GODSPELL to Take the Bethel College Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A powerful and timely musical, Godspell, will kick off the 2017-2018 season through the Bethel College Department of Theatre's Studio Series, a program that provides theatre-making opportunities for students, while offering audiences thought-provoking theatre. Godspell will be performed at the Bethel College Octorium in the Middleton Science Building on the south side of campus. Performances will run from Thursday, September 28th through Saturday September 30th with evening shows at 7:30pm, and a Saturday Matinee at 1pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Dr. Seuss' THE LORAX' at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced full casting for Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which returns to The Old Vic stage for a limited run opening on Tuesday 24 October, with previews from Sunday 15 October 2017, prior to international dates in Canada and the USA. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 22, 2017
by - Aug 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Mathias D. Releases Deep Tech House Banger 'Non Stop'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Next up we have a fresh Tech House banger from Mathias D. with 'Non Stop' which is seriously hard hitting. Sampled deep male rap vocals over a heavy bassline, hard-hitting house beat and synth blips make this track hard not to bump your head and shuffle to. As the song says 'Party Non Stop', it'll be hard not to! (more...)

Photo Flash: Walkabout Theater Company presents A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Walkabout Theater Company is celebrating summer with A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT, an outdoor spectacle performance weaving together mythic tales of nature gods and true stories of environmental justice. Join Walkabout as it travels from Chicago's Rainbow Beach to the North Shore with a family-friendly, immersive performance exploring the Great Lakes, their history with Chicago and the great victories and challenges associated with their preservation.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Sneak Peek at the Cast of New Yiddish Rep's RHINOCEROS in Costume
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Yesterday, the cast of the Yiddish world premiere of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros held its costume Parade, the point in rehearsal where actors model their costumes for the director's approval. The resplendent wardrobe for Rhinoceros has been created by innovative designer Susannah Norris-Lindsay. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

SGL Entertainment Re Releases the Cult Classic Vampire Film JEZEBETH to Blu-ray and DVD
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have just re released the cult classic vampire film JEZEBETH to Blu-ray, DVD and Video On Demand. This Special Edition is loaded with extras including an Interactive Motion Menu, Jezebeth R-Rated Trailer, Hot Topic Video, The Demonic Solo, World Premiere Video, Jezebeth 2 R-Rated Trailer, David Shankle Music Video, Jezebeth Official Trailer and the Jezebeth 2 Official Trailer. (more...)

In Honor of Today's Eclipse, Check Out 'Heavenly' Broadway Show Tunes!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 21, 2017

In honor of today's once in a lifetime event, we present our favorite 'heavenly-themed' Broadway show tunes below! (more...)

EDINBURH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Guillaume Pigé
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2017

Guillaume Pige blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL
by Roy Tan - Aug 19, 2017

An original musical with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, it premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is the only Broadway musical ever with a cast and band entirely made of teenagers. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gears Up for the Eclipse and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is all geared up for the eclipse on Monday, and THE KING AND I tour stops to snap a pic before the costume Parade passes by! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW Review: Dancing through the LET'S DANCE! Exhibit
by Caryn Cooper - Aug 18, 2017

Let's Dance! is an immersive exhibit for children and their families that showcases the joy, beauty, and diversity of dance across New York City and the world. The exhibition, slated to run from July 1st to December 1st 2017, features a number of opportunities to learn about dance through daily live performances, various workshops, and a dance-portal projection dome! In conjunction with the ongoing initiative of the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), Gateway to the Arts, this project is designed to introduce children to dance as an art form, an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: CREATIVES, Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
by Matt Elliot - Aug 17, 2017

Creatives is a dark comic pop-opera written by Irvine Welsh and Don De Grazia with music by Laurence Mark Wythe. Set in a Chicago song writing class where students get together to create and critique each other's work, former student and now superstar Sean O'Neil returns to judge a song writing contest resulting in a finale full of revenge and jealousy. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces its 2017-2018 Season. From September 2017 through May 2018, the Chamber Orchestra will perform six programs as part of its subscription series. All six concert pairs will be performed in the Kimmel Center's intimate Perelman Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: CANTANDO NA CHUVA (Singin' In The Rain) Gives Brazil a Shower of Joy
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 17, 2017

Cantando Na Chuva (Singin' in the Rain) is set in the roaring '20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood (Jarbas Homem de Mello) has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town, Lina Lamont  (Claudia Raia). But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with Kathy Selden (Bruna Guerin), a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever. ???????With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world's best-loved films, Cantando Na Chuva songs include Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin' in the Rain. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
by West of Broadway - Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals. (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

Reagle Announces Fall 2017 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announces its highly anticipated fall concert season featuring unforgettable music from Ol' Blue Eyes to the Bee Gees.  You won't believe your eyes - or ears!  Three tribute concerts will deliver authentic costumes, staging and vocals of some of the most beloved entertainers of all time:  Barbra & Frank: The Concert That Never Was (Sept 17), ABBAMANIA (Canada) (Oct 1), and Night Fever: An Evening of the Bee Gees (Nov 12).  Sing along to your favorite tunes from "Fly Me To the Moon" to "Stayin' Alive."  All shows are one-time-only, 2:00 pm matinees at Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington  Street, Waltham Mass.   (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Play Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale will present writer and performer Ben Rimalower's celebrated autobiographical comedy Patti Issues for one show only on Monday, August 28 at 9:30 PM at The Art House in Provincetown, MA.  (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

Atari Announces Partnership With LGBT Media Inc., the Company Behind the Popular LGBT Social App, LGBTQutie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

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The Countdown Is On Until The Magic Of PIPPIN Arrives In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The countdown is now on until Manchester audiences are taken on a magical journey with the talented cast of musical PIPPIN, which opens in less than two weeks. (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

Gloria Ferrer's 3rd Annual Glorious Bites Challenge Opens For Entries August 15th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Do you love food & wine pairing and know how to pull together creative, crowd-pleasing appetizers worthy of a trophy? Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is searching for the nation's most glorious appetizer recipe to pair with its Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut and it's willing to pay $5,000 to get it! Starting August 15 th, budding home cooks age 21 and over are encouraged to channel their inner-foodie and submit their signature appetizer recipe for the 3 rd annual nationwide Glorious Bites Challenge. Each recipe entered will be reviewed by a panel of wine and food experts based on originality, perceived taste appeal and perceived ability to pair with the award-winning Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut. For official rules, entry deadlines and more please visit www.gloriousbites.com. (more...)

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

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

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

GO, GRANNY D to Tell Touching True Story
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

When talking about Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Senator John McCain said "She represents all that is good in America." Journalist Bill Moyers identified her as a true heroine. (more...)

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

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

BWW Review: Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and Stephanie D'Abruzzo Shine Brightly in The York's JERRY'S GIRLS
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2017

After Florenz Ziegfeld spent the early decades of Broadway's 20th Century 'glorifying the American Girl,' a young composer/lyricist named Jerry Herman spent a good hunk of the second half showcasing extraordinary women. (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2017

When Disney's Aladdin hit theaters in summer of 1992, the tale transported audiences to a whole new world of wonder, love, and adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah. Following the titular street rat, Aladdin, from bread thief to Prince Ali, audiences were instantly captivated by the story, the characters, and most notably, the songs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASC's WILD PARTY An Undeniable Taboo
by Trevor Durham - Aug 12, 2017

Rodaz' Wild Party is cruel, immersive, and leaves the taste of taboo with each jazz number. (more...)

Edward J. Greene, Multiple Award-Winning Sound Engineer Passes Away
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Ed Greene died peacefully in Los Angeles on August 9th, with his family by his side. He was 82 years old. Ed is survived by his wife of ­­­30 years, Lynne Cruise, and his children, Grant, Sam, Lynda and Larry in Los Angeles, and his brother David in Toronto.  (more...)

McGill/McHale Trio Makes Recording Debut With 'Portraits' on Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The McGill/McHale Trio, whose members are Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; his brother Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic; and Irish pianist Michael McHale, makes its recording debut with 'Portraits - Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano' on Cedille Records. (more...)

South America's Cultural Melting Pot Celebrated at BrasilFest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Follow the drumbeats to Seattle Center Festal: BrasilFest, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20 in Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof. (more...)

Midnight Sun 'Stories' on Jango Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Next up from Jango Music is Midnight Sun's debut release on the label called 'Stories'. This release has a funky groove with a blend of Trance-like synths and powerful female vocals, which brings a vast array of emotion to the track as well as feel good vibes, thanks to the groove of the shuffling hi-hats and bassline. (more...)

Calypso Rose's 'Leave Me Alone' feat. Manu Chao (Kubiyashi feat. Machel Montano) Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Today, Mad Decent is re-releasing the entire remix EP in the US. A feminist pioneer, Caribbean cultural icon and prolific recording artist who's written over 800 songs in over half a century, it's more than 40 years since Calypso Rose was first crowned calypso queen (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

Taylor Hicks to Host Season 2 of Award-Winning Series STATE PLATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Family-entertainment network INSP will premiere the second season of their popular and critically-acclaimed original series, State Plate this Friday, August 11 at 8:00PM ET, as part of the "Destination Fridays" programming block. (more...)

Theatre, Music, Poetry and More Slated for Irish Arts Center's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, has announced its fall 2017 season. The lineup epitomizes IAC's commitment to building community with a diversity of arts institutions, artists and audiences - in New York, across America, and abroad. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Red Branch Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) continues its 2017 season entitled Mad About You with The Bridges of Madison County, a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway for the production that will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from September 22 - October 14. (more...)

Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse has announced a star studded cast for its production of Little Women the Musical, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Little Women the Musical is directed by past LCP Board Member Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)

BWW Previews: A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD at THE WICK THEATRE
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

The Wick Theatre is proud to present A Conversation with Edith Head, An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip. Actress Susan Claassen stars in this internationally acclaimed portrayal of legendary costume designer, Edith Head. Based on Edith Head's Hollywood by Edith Head & Paddy Calistro, this play was written by Claassen and Calistro. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

Riot Fest Announces Full Schedule Including Nine Inch Nails & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Organizers behind Riot Fest (September 15-17 in Chicago's Douglas Park) unveiled the full schedule for this year's festival. Highlighting Friday night's schedule is Nine Inch Nails playing on the same stage as Ministry (more...)

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