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Photo Flash: Harlem Rep Skips Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ, Extended Through January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended three times. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts to Continue with 'INSPIRATIONS AND TRIBUTES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

The 95th season of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) will continue on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with 'Classical Echoes,' the second program in this season's series, Inspirations and Tributes - each program exploring how composers influence and pay tribute to each other. (more...)

James Cusati-Moyer, Douglas Hodge, Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie and More to Star in Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, will present the world premiere of Fire and Air, a new play by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by John Doyle, beginning performances Wednesday, January 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25. Opening night is Thursday, February 1. (more...)

THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS Extends Into Summer Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, Off-Broadway's musical smash THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS today put a new block of seats on sale through June 30th. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Again Into January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

BWW TV: ANASTASIA Journeys to the Past to Celebrate Anniversary of Original Film's Release
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2017

Broadway's Anastasia celebrated the animated film's 20th anniversary on stage today with a special performance by the show's lead, Christy Altomare. Joined onstage by the projection of the original animated character, Altomare performed a special encore performance 'Journey to the Past' along with footage from the film. Check it out below! (more...)

Revival Theatre Company 2018 Artwork Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Revival Theatre Company (RTC) releases their 2018 season artwork for Ragtime, The Bridges of Madison County and Sunday in the Park with George. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Franco Stops by 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The cast of the Off-Broadway MCC Theater hit 'School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play' couldn't get out of their costumes fast enough to meet James Franco, who caught the show at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and stayed to congratulate the cast. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, December 8- RAGTIME Gets World Premiere in Toronto!
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2017

Today we celebrate Ragtime the Musical, which had its world premiere in Toronto on this day in 1996. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards; RAGTIME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; MSMT's NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Local Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; STAGES Leads Best Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

UnsungMusicals Co.'s SHOW TIME! to Explore Seven Eras of the American Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

UnsungMusicals Co. announced today its plans for the 2018 season. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst and More Join Hayley Mills in PARTY FACE at City Center; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Producers Robert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills and Jan Warner have announced complete casting for the New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon ('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse ('Married...With Children'). (more...)

BWW Feature: THE COCKTAIL CABARET at Cleopatra's Barge At Caesars Palace
by Debbie Hall - Dec 7, 2017

In theater cities such as New York City, many people begin the evening at a cabaret in an intimate venue before going to a show and dinner. The Cocktail Cabaret, a new live musical revue, is now part of the entertainment scene of Las Vegas. The revue will be performed at the iconic Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace. Las Vegas tourists and locals will be immersed in a new Vintage Vegas revue featuring modern standards and original music. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces casting for the theatres inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. Hodges directs David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch). Further casting to be announced. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March. (more...)

BWW Review: LIONEL BART'S OLIVER at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Dec 6, 2017

Long Island's finest actors have gathered together this holiday season to bring Lionel Bart's 'Oliver' to the Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts. The outstanding Anne Marie Finnie, terrific Chazmond Peacock, charming Zak Ketcham, and a slew of multitalented kids and pros took us to London for the rags to riches classic tale of Oliver Twist. (more...)

THE BLACK BOX to Host Holiday Jazz Brunch This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

BLACK BOX Jazz presents a holiday jazz brunch featuring guitarist Mark White, bassist Mark Poniatowski, pianist Joe Mulholland, drummer Kenny Hadley and friends on Sunday, December 17 at 12:00 noon. Celebrate the season with holiday music favorites while enjoying a light continental brunch. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, December 5- MAN OF LA MANCHA Dreams the Impossible Dream on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2017

Today we celebrate the Broadway production of Man of La Mancha, which debuted on this day in 2002. (more...)

WICKED Day-of-Show Drawing to Return to Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a WICKED day-of-show drawing for a limited number of seats will take place inside Block 37. (more...)

Final Week To Vote In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until midnight on Friday, 8 December, with the winners announced soon afterwards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company launches its 30th anniversary season with a revival of the Tony-nominated musical VIOLET, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, or Change), direction by Scott Weinstein (Ragtime, Bat Boy: The Musical) and music direction by John Cockerill (Bonnie & Clyde). VIOLET runs now through January 13, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3
by Audition Roundup - Dec 3, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 3, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Live From the Red Carpet at the Opening of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017

It's the big night for the company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND! The show opens tonight, December 3, at the Circle in the Square. Follow along with our Facebook Live video, featuring Richie Ridge, as the stars arrive on the red carpet! (more...)

Review Roundup: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Begins its Quest on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Dec 3, 2017

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Broadway's joyous musical celebration, is the extraordinary story of a fearless young dreamer named Ti Moune. The new Broadway production officially opens tonight, December 3rd at the Circle in the Square. Lets see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Top Ten: The Most Inspirational Songs by Broadway's Favorite Songwriting Team, Ahrens & Flaherty!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have captured the hearts of audiences for decades with their soaring melodies and powerful lyrics. Below, we celebrate the duo with a collection of their most inspirational tunes! (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Through December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Due to popular demand, New Repertory Theatre has extended its run of Man of La Mancha through December 31, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For Asolo Rep's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its repertory season with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, the stunning new stage adaptation of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard's triumphant Academy Award-winning film. The film starred Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola, who garnered an Oscar for the role, Joseph Fiennes as Will, and Dame Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth. This lush, sweeping and timeless romantic comedy will be helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE previews January 10 and 11, opens January 12 and runs in rotating repertory through March 28 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)

Segal Centre Multi-Award-Winning MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS Comes To Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Segal Centre, in association with Black Theatre Workshop, is proud to present the acclaimed production of Master Harold and the Boys by the Shaw Festival in association with Obsidian Theatre. One of Athol Fugard's most powerful plays, this Dora Award-winning production will be on the Segal stage from January 21 to February 11, 2018. Fueled by the South African playwright's recollections of his youth, this incendiary play lights a fuse that ultimately explodes the subtle corruption of living in an environment where systemic racism is condoned or even encouraged; addressing racial injustice that lingers far beyond its apartheid era setting. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by Audition Roundup - Dec 10, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards; SPELLING BEE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HAMILTON Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

John Cariani, Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Bryce Pinkham and More to Battle Windmills in Transport Group's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Transport Group has announced initial casting for Man of La Mancha - its first musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Live Will Chat with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's Michael Arden Today at 5:30!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Do you have a burning question for Michael Arden? On Friday, December 1, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with Arden, who is currently in previews with his latest directorial masterpiece- Once on This Island. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskArdenBWW. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!, RAGTIME, NEXT TO NORMAL Highlight Croswell's 2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

A mix of recent Broadway hits and musical theater classics will make up the Croswell Opera House's 2018 Broadway Season, which was announced Wednesday. (more...)

BWW TV: Susie McKenna Discusses Hackney Empire's CINDERELLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2017

Hackney Empire's 2017 Christmas pantomime Cinderella runs at the East London venue until 31 December. Writer and director Susie McKenna gives us a sneak peek at its creation - watch the video below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's Star-Studded 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Set for Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; RAGTIME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR THE MUSICAL Leads Best New Work!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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