Ragtime on Tour


Tony Winner Derek McLane Will Design Oscars Set for Sixth Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced 10 key members of the production team for the 90th Oscars®, which will air live on Sunday, March 4, on ABC. (more...)

Design Team Announced for 90th Annual Academy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced 10 key members of the production team for the 90th Oscars®, which will air live on Sunday, March 4, on ABC. (more...)

Channel 4's Today In New York To Feature THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

This season's Off-Broadway smash THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS will be featured on WNBC Channel 4's "Today in New York" this Sunday, February 11th at 9:45 am. Initially set to run through the end of 2017, Dorothy Marcic's THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS recently put a new block of seats on sale through June 30th due to overwhelming popular demand. (more...)

Actor, Musician, Composer Delights at Seattle Rep in HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage with Seattle Repertory Theatre's presentation of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Off-Broadway's Maestro; Our Great Tchaikovsky, and others). Directed by Trevor Hay, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will play the Bagley Wright stage February 23-March 18, 2018 (opening night is February 28, 2018), and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 and online at SeattleRep.org.   (more...)

90th Annual Academy Awards Production Team Brings More Than 90 Years of Oscars Experience
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced 10 key members of the production team for the 90th Oscars, which will air live on Sunday, March 4, on ABC.   (more...)

Video Flashback: THE RINK Opens on Broadway Starring Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 9, 2018

Today we flashback to the musical that brought a group of theatrical titans and a story about a mother, a daughter, and roller rink to the Broadway stage.  (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of 5th Avenue's MAMMA MIA! Opening Night on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a new production of Mamma Mia!, the hit musical that features the songs of the beloved pop group ABBA. The 5th is the first theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create a brand new original version of the famed production that has wowed audiences for nearly 20 years. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Delvin Choice Will Play The Iconic Role Of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. In GLT's Production Of Ragtime
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

??????? Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) will bring an epic piece of musical theatre to the stage with their upcoming production of Ragtime. This Tony award winning musical features some of the Upstate's most vocally talented performers; including Meg Foster, Jessica Eckenrod, Luke Browder, John Kilpatrick, Khristin Stephens, and features Greenville's own Delvin Choice in what might be his last local performance before pursuing his dreams of Broadway. (more...)

Producers Announce Ten Key Members of Upcoming 90th Oscars
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Producers Announce Ten Key Members of Upcoming 90th Oscars (more...)

Photo Flash: Kendra Kassebaum Leads 5th Ave Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a new production of Mamma Mia!, the hit musical that features the songs of the beloved pop group ABBA. The 5th is the first theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create a brand new original version of the famed production that has wowed audiences for nearly 20 years. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Free Community Event At Roxbury Community College In Conjunction With SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

??????? Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Roxbury Community College presents a free community event on Thursday, February 15 at 7pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of the highly acclaimed hit Off Broadway play Skeleton Crew. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Jay Binder, Micki Grant & Leonid Poretsky, MD at Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Announces New Associate Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2018 Associate Artists - director Joe Calarco, costume designer Jennifer Caprio, music director Vadim Feichtner, and actress Elizabeth Stanley. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Receive NEA Grant for RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Trinity Rep for its production of Ragtime, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The Art Works category is the NEA's largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Kendra Kassebaum and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a new production of Mamma Mia!, the hit musical that features the songs of the beloved pop group ABBA. The 5th is the first theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create a brand new original version of the famed production that has wowed audiences for nearly 20 years. (more...)

NJPAC Announces Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle in 'American Song' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents American Song! See two legendary musical theater leading ladies - Tony Award winner Donna McKechnieand Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle - as they team up for an evening devoted to the inimitable songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW Review: AINT MISBEHAVIN Presented by NJPAC and Crossroads on the Road-A Dazzling Musical Review
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 7, 2018

This past weekend, theatergoers had the exciting opportunity to attend 'Ain't Misbehavin' The Fats Waller Musical' directed by Andre De Shields at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The dazzling show was performed in NJPAC's Victoria Theater from Thursday, February 1st through Sunday February 4th with sold-out performances. (more...)

John Barrowman Returns To London In Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

International theatre and TV star John Barrowman MBE returns to perform in London in Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concert series for 3 intimate performances produced by Mark Cortale. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Adds Performance of HE BROUGHT HER HEART BACK IN A BOX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) has added a performance (February 8 at 9pm) to its critically lauded world premiere production of Adrienne Kennedy's He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, directed by Evan Yionoulis. The run will conclude, as a scheduled, on February 11. (more...)

SHN Announces ANASTASIA, HELLO, DOLLY!, FALSETTOS And More in 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

SHN announced seven Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres that make up the 2018-2019 SHN Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with RAGTIME at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Ragtime will play at The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) in Deal Park, NJ. March 3-25. (more...)

March Is The 'Month Of The Irish' At The Old Castlemaine Gaol
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The Old Castlemaine Gaol are proud to present two great nights out by two very talented, and two very different musical groups direct from the Emerald Isle. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: RHINOCEROS and ROE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: RHINOCEROS and ROE on Wednesday, February 28 at 11am, with refreshments at 10:30am. This insightful behind-the-scenes panel will feature Frank Galati (Director, RHINOCEROS), Lavina Jadhwani (Director, ROE), Peggy Roeder (Queen Elizabeth, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE; Mrs. Boeuf, RHINOCEROS); and Terri Weagant (Norma McCorvey, ROE). The discussion will be moderated by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Literary Manager Paul Adolphsen. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18
by Audition Roundup - Feb 18, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 18, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18
by Audition Roundup - Feb 18, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 18, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Review Roundup: MAMMA MIA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Feb 18, 2018

5th Avenue Theatre presents MAMMA MIA, which opened February 9th and runs through the 25th. The ABBA jukebox musical follows Sophie, a young woman determined to have her father walk her down the aisle, despite not knowing who he is. After reading her mother's diary, she narrows down her father's identity to three possible men, and, much to her mother's dismay, invites them all to the wedding. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to Perform THE LIGHT PRINCESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Club 11 London and Alex Parker Theatre Company today announce The Light Princess from Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson will receive its first ever concert performance this summer. Rosalie Craig reprises her role of Althea, for which she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance,and Hadley Fraser will play Digby with further casting to be announced. Directed by Paul Foster, the concert takes place at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 1st July 2018. (more...)

Linda And Laura Benanti, Ben Fankhauser, And The Music Box Theatre Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Brief 2/16: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Begins Previews and Releases Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Escape to Margaritaville begins previews on Broadway today, and also releases its original cast recording! (more...)

Vision Latino Theatre Company Presents a World Premiere of Nelson Diaz- Marcano's REVOLT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Vision Latino Theatre Company (VLTC) kicks off their third Season with the World Premiere of Nelson Diaz- Mercano's, REVOLT! Performances of REVOLT! will be held at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W Chicago Ave.). Vision Latino Theatre Company, Latinos with a Vision, is a new 501(c)3 Not for Profit Theatre Company in Chicago promoting the talents of Latino Artist of Chicago through theatre. (more...)

Vineyard's THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE to Feature Tony Yazbeck, Irina Dvorovenko, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Irina Dvorovenko ('The Americans'), a former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Tony Award nominees Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN, FINDING NEVERLAND) and Peter Friedman (Ragtime, The Vineyard's THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND...), and Teagle F. Bourgere (THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN) will be featured in the world premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, an original work fusing dance, drama and music by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award nominee playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT). Performances will begin May 4, 2018 with opening night set for May 23. Kander, Thompson, and Stroman previously collaborated at The Vineyard on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Song Stories- Stephen Flaherty Explains the Origin of RAGTIME Anthem, 'Make Them Hear You'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2018

How did some of your favorite songs come to be? BroadwayWorld is getting the story behind the song in exclusive interviews from your favorite Broadway composers. Below, watch as Stephen Flaherty, currently represented on Broadway with Once on This Island and Anastasia, explains how he and collaborator Lynn Ahrens came to write one of the most beloved songs from Ragtime, 'Make Them Hear You.' (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch ANASTASIA's Derek Klena Uncover His Own Family History!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2018

Home. Love. Family.  At the heart of ANASTASIA is a story about discovering who you are and Dmitry himself recently did just that. Below, watch as Derek Klena discovers his own family heritage with the help of Ancestry.com! (more...)

BWW Interviews: El equipo de IN THE HEIGHTS celebra las nominaciones a los Helen Hayes
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 15, 2018

Luis Salgado, Valeria Cossu y Aaron Cobos hablan sobre el reconocimiento que la produccion de GALA Hispanic Theatre y Salgado Productions recibio el pasado 5 de febrero. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month Featuring Denee Benton and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Broadway Sessions celebrates Black History Month this week, 2/15 BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday night, February 15th,  Broadway Sessions celebrates Black History Month with an all star cast of Broadway favorites (more...)

Multi-Talented Vanessa Williams Returns To Scottsdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Vanessa Williams, multi-faceted star of Broadway, film, music videos and television, brings her award-winning talents to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Carnivale Theatrics Announces Pittsburgh Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

After staging critically acclaimed productions of Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Into the Woods and the regional premieres of Next to Normal and In the Heights, Carnivale Theatrics is pleased to announce it's third Pittsburgh premiere - The Bridges of Madison County, June 29 - July 7 at the New Hazlett Theater. (more...)

BWW Feature: NEPTUNE THEATRE Announces 2018-19 Season
by Chelsey Robichaud - Feb 14, 2018

Artistic Director, Jeremy Webb, announces a diverse season of love and Canadian theatre (more...)

Bethel Woods Presents Trombone Shorty's New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The City of New Orleans, one of America's most unique and diverse cities, celebrates its 300th Anniversary in 2018. To celebrate his hometown's tricentennial, its rich cultural heritage, and the bright future of its music, Trombone Shorty has handpicked an all-star line-up of Crescent City musicians to tour the nation as "Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown." The revue will bring the spirit and the sound of New Orleans to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 11th for a pavilion only concert. (more...)

VIDEO: In the Mood for Dance! Watch Kendra Kassebaum and the Cast of MAMMA MIA! Take on 'Dancing Queen'
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a new production of Mamma Mia!, the hit musical that features the songs of the beloved pop group ABBA. Kendra Kassebaum, Lisa Estridge, and Sarah Rudinoff perform 'Dancing Queen' in this new video, watch below! (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls, and showgirls turn the gamble of love into a high-energy musical when Musical Theatre West presents five-time Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls, February 16 - March 4 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the show tops Entertainment Weekly's list of "The Greatest Musical of all Time." Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856- 1999 ext. 4 or at the Musical Theatre West ticket office. Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Cast for THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for The Wiz directed by Kent Gash, choreographed by Dell Howlett and withMusic Direction and Orchestration by Darius Smith. The production features Ines Nassara as Dorothy, Hasani Allen as Scarecrow, Kevin McAllister as Tinman,Christopher Michael Richardson as Lion and Jobari Parker-Namdar as The Wiz. The musical plays March 9 to May 12, 2018, at historic Ford's Theatre. The production is recommended for ages eight and older. (more...)

Local Siblings From Long Branch To Star In RAGTIME at Axelrod Theater In March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Siblings Grace and Jack Sweeney will be featured cast members for the Axelrod Performing Arts Center's upcoming production of "Ragtime, The Musical," which will run from March 3-25 and will be directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado, who is returning to the theater after last year's successful production of "In the Heights." (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Full casting has been announced for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway and rehearsals begin today, February 12. As previously announced, the three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as "Diva Donna," Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as "Disco Donna" and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) as "Duckling Donna." (more...)

Brian Setzer Announces ROCKABILLY RIOT! U.S. Summer Tour
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Ain't nothing like the sizzling sound of rockabilly, and BRIAN SETZER always amps it up with his rockin' style and guitar assault to leave audiences smiling. Beginning June 1 in Santa Ynez, CA, the iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy Award-winner will kick off his 2018 'ROCKABILLY RIOT!' Summer Tour. The U.S. dates will hit Sacramento, Napa, Austin, Tulsa, Atlanta, Charleston and Atlantic City, among other markets, before wrapping June 24 in the Boston area at the Lowell Summer Music Series Outdoors (see the full itinerary below). Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 16 at10:00am, local time.  (more...)

Longest-Running African American Musical In NY History to Appear On Channel 4's 'New York Live' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The longest-running African American musical in New York history, SISTAS: THE MUSICAL, will be the main segment on WNBC's "New York Live" tomorrow(Tuesday) at 11:30 am. The co-host of Channel 4's highly popular lifestyle show, Jacque Reid, pretaped an interview at the theatre with two of the stars of SISTAS,Haley Swindal and Nesha Ward. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Kenneth Ferrone ("Smash," "Grease Live!"), SISTAS: THE MUSICAL opened Off-Broadway October 23, 2011. The show was released on DVD and digital download (iTunes, Netflix) by RLJ Worldwide/One Village Entertainment in 2013, and has been nationally broadcast on the BET Network. (more...)

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Begins Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Musicals Tonight!'s 20th Anniversary Spring Season opener of Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse, begins performances Tuesday, February 13th at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  The comedy farce about mistaken identity, as adapted by George Abbott, will play a limited engagement through February 25th.  The Boys From Syracuse is directed and choreographed by Jonathan Cerullo who has given the musical a  fresh new take with men cast in almost all of the female roles for the very first time.  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11
by Audition Roundup - Feb 11, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 11, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Ave's MAMMA MIA Soars on Song but a Bit Light on Storytelling
by Jay Irwin - Feb 10, 2018

Yes, it's that big frothy ABBA musical "Mamma Mia" back again to get all the Dancing Queens shakin' it in the aisles. It's come through town several times and what fan hasn't seen the movie? But the national tour closed a year ago so how has this show not met its Waterloo? Well this is not a tour, this is our local big musical theater house, the 5th Avenue Theatre putting up their very own production. So, how does this local production stack up against that national ones? Let's dive in. (more...)

BWW TV: The Latest Lyricists- Meet the 2018 Winners of the Kleban Prize
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2018

The Kleban Foundation just presented the 28th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. Adjudication in the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist category resulted in a tie between Alan Schmuckler and Amanda Yesnowitz, and the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Christian Duhamel. (more...)

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