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Open Air Theatre (London, )
Regent's Park
London,

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Monday 7:45PM
Tuesday 7:45PM
Wednesday 2:15PM, 7:45PM
Thursday 7:45PM
Friday 7:45PM
Saturday 2:15PM, 7:45PM

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In a striking, bold and ambitious new production, triple Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Best Musical Revival 2010, 2011, 2012) adds a contemporary twist to this powerful musical.



As the strains of ragtime music are heard on an old record player, a father tells his son a story; a story of hope set at the turn of the 20th century; of a Harlem pianist, a white middle-class family and a Latvian immigrant, whose dreams of a better world shape their destiny.


New ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE Cast Album Coming September 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

A new cast album of Chip Deffaa's long-running Off-Broadway show, 'One Night with Fanny Brice,' starring Mary Cantoni Johnson, will be released on September 24th. The album will be launched on at the venerable 13th Street Repertory Theater--which will be celebrating 'Mary Cantoni Johnson Day'-- and will be available for sale from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Returns to The Stackner Cabaret at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's previously announced World Premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman in the Stackner Cabaret will be postponed due to unforeseen performer conflicts. (more...)

Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

North American Regional Premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU Opens in Thunder Bay
by Taylor Long - Sep 8, 2017

Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON is excited to announce the dynamic and thrilling cast for the North American Regional premiere of the musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. Directed by Magnus Theatre's Artistic Director Thom Currie, WE WILL ROCK YOU is the inaugural production of our 2017-2018 season, opening September 8 and running through September 23. (more...)

Jazz Quartet Comes to the Black Box 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Acme Jazz Quartet kicks off an exciting new season of live music at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, on Friday, September 15 at 8 p.m. The Quartet features Kenny Hadley (drums), Mark White (guitar), Mark Poniatowski (bass) and Arnie Krakowsky (saxophone), four world-class musicians whose performance resumes include a long list of music royalty. A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX presents wide-ranging music entertainment, slated to include a Big Band Brunch, classical concert, cabaret performances, New England Artist Series events and more this fall. The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. (more...)

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre to Bring NOT ABOUT HEROES to Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre has announced that their production of Not About Heroes has been selected to perform at the ACANSA Arts Festival in Little Rock, AR, September 21 and 22, 2017. (more...)

Jana Robbins to Star in New Musical THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS, a new musical by Dorothy Marcic, is set to begin Off-Broadway performances Saturday, October 7th. Opening Night will be October 27th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

THE LAST 5 YEARS Gets Reimagining with Piano Accompaniment at Taproot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier will present Jason Robert Brown's beloved off-Broadway musical The Last 5 Years, this September 21 through October 2 in the Taproot Theatre's Isaac Studio Black Box. Linda Whitney, Artistic Director for Olympia, WA-based Harlequin Productions, will direct. (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Gary Naylor's Nominations - Pt. 1
by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2017

Picking out the best of UK theatre over the past 12 months is a curious task - akin to judging avocado pears against conference pears, we're comparing like with like only in the broadest sense. So, with that necessary caveat, here are some of my nominations for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

The Sweetback Sisters Celebrate New Album at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

It's been ten years since The Sweetback Sisters first began forging their distinct sonic universe of golden era country, and on their new album, King Of Killing Time, (Out August 25th on Signature Sounds) they push their sound into more adventurous and playful territory than ever before. (more...)

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento, 10/18-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento October 18-November 19, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: FUN HOME Kicks Off Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season opens with the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and based on the celebrated graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home will begin preview performances on September 16, open September 22, and run through October 22 on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct a cast lead by Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages. Robert Mammana (previously at The Armory as Skye Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Father in Ragtime) and Faith Sandberg will play Alison's parents, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Cast of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the full cast for an new, updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, with book and lyrics by Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work if You Can Get It) and music by Jimmy Roberts (The Thing About Men, The Velveteen Rabbit). Karen Burthwright (Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Broadway's Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde and Hairspray), Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages, GSP world premiere of Gettin' the Band Back Together) and George Merrick (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific and High Fidelity; Off-Broadway's Clever Little Lies) star in the inaugural production at George Street Playhouse's new, interim venue at 103 College Farm Road on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University. Performances run Oct. 10-Nov. 12, 2017, with Opening Night set for Friday, October 13. (more...)

Don't Miss Your Chance to See ANASTASIA this Fall, Tickets Starting at $69
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 19, 2017

From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures, Anastasia reunites the Tony Award-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime, book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. (more...)

Jazz Musician Barron Ryan Releases Piano Rendition Of 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Today, contemporary jazz musician Barron Ryan released his solo piano rendition of the Michael Jackson classic Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough. The stirring cover shows off Barron's exceptional talent and pays tribute to one of the world's greatest artists. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Tovoah Feldshuh and More Join NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 30th Anniversary of No Way to Treat a Lady on Sunday, Oct. 15th @ 7:00. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's POSTMODERN JUKEBOX Takes Today's Classics Back in Time at the Southern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Founded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox reimagines contemporary pop, rock, and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears-from swing to doo-wop to Ragtime to Motown-or as Bradlee himself puts it, 'pop music in a time machine.' (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Venetian Room Debut This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret will present Tony Award-winner and Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell. The star of Broadway's Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Man Of La Mancha, Shuffle Along and August Wilson's King Headley II, will sing songs from his extensive Broadway career in his Venetian Room debut on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces two nights with multi-Grammy Award nominee Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering returns for their annual year-end residency and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 21 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

BWW Interview: Three-Time Oliver Winner Maria Friedman on Her Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below and Exploring the Work of the Greats
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 19, 2017

Three-time Oliver Award winner Maria Friedman (The Woman in White, Ragtime, Passion) will be making her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this September! This talented British actress and director will be performing the music of two legends close to her heart Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim -- in her show, Lenny & Steve. The evening will be a celebration of their brilliant work and the powerful influence they've had on not only musical theatre history, but the ability to reach humanity at every level. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HAMILTON Stage Management Team Slated for L.A. Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Stage Managers' Association of the United States (SMA) presents IN CONVERSATION WITH THE HAMILTON STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM (Angelica Tour), hosted by Actors Co-op Theatre Company, a panel moderated by Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Representative and Associate Head of Stage Management at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY Takes Opening Night Bows at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night the cast of Engeman Theater's GYPSY took their opening night bows and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment! Check out the photos below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night Engeman Theater's GYPSY celebrated opening and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

Faith Prince and Seth Rudetsky Come to NOCCA Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Faith Prince--Tony Award-winner for her performance in Guys and Dolls--makes her debut on Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series next Friday, September 22 at 8PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Scott Alan, Santino Fontana, Lea DeLaria and More Set for Birdland This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2017 lineup, featuring Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Quartet and Golden Striker Trio, Lea DeLaria with Special Guests, Miss Coco Peru, Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra, Santino Fontana, Kurt Elling, Rolando Morales-Matos, Veronica Swift, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Comes to Playhouse on Park's Season Nine Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Playhouse on Park opens Season Nine Mainstage Series with musical comedy Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and book by Jeff Whitty. Avenue Q runs from September 13-October 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deanna Dunagan and Peter Friedman in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Playwrights Horizons presents The Treasurer, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winnerDavid Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and More to Join Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in A FINE BROMANCE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in 'A Fine Bromance' on October 7th, 2017 at 11:30PM for an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets! (more...)

Photo Flash: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is proud to announce that its upcoming season will mark the professional theatre's 25th Silver Anniversary, exclusively sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation. Co-Founder and Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has announced a special lineup of shows for this milestone and says, Our 25th Silver Anniversary is going to be one big party all year long. Each play I have selected to celebrate this occasion has been chosen as a tribute to our subscribers, donors, sponsors, and supporters. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces New Pay What You Can Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Trinity Rep announces its Pay What You Can Nights will be on the first Thursday performance of every production in the upcoming season. Previously, Pay What You Can Nights were offered on the first Friday performance of each run. Pay What You Can Nights offer the opportunity for all people to see Tony Award-wining theater at the price most comfortable for them. Pay What You Can tickets are cash only and go on sale at 6:30 pm the night of the performance, with the lobby opening up at 5:30 pm to line up. Tickets are limited to one per person. More information can be found at www.TrinityRep.com, by calling the theater's box office at (401) 351-4242, or visiting the box office at 201 Washington St. in Providence. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Close This Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, the new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!), will close Sunday, September 24 after playing 71 performances (including 8 previews) to enthusiastic summer crowds at off-Broadway's Triad Theatre Theater (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). (more...)

Rob Colletti to Shred in Chicago When SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber have announced that casting has been finalized for the national tour of the high-octane Broadway and West End hit, SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick & More Will Be Inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Theatre Hall of Fame announced today its 2017 class of eight inductees, led by Audra McDonald and including (in alphabetical order) Matthew Broderick, Oskar Eustis, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, Marin Mazzie, Daryl Roth and Ernie Schier. (more...)

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