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Paramount Theatre Announces Cast, Design Team for ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Aurora's Paramount Theatre - Chicago's most decorated theater at the 2017 Jeff Awards with the third largest subscriber base in the nation - is excited to present the first Chicago-area regional staging of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once to close its 2017-18 Broadway Series. (more...)

BWW Review: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's Summer Blockbuster NEWSIES is a Big, Bold, Energetic, Rousing Regional Premiere
by Jill Schafer - Mar 20, 2018

The Children's Crusade: kids walk out of their jobs or schools to take to the streets and stand up for what they believe in, for a fairer and safer world. Does this describe recent curRent events, a historical event, or the plot of a Disney musical? Trick question - the answer is all of the above! At the same time that the children of Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of latest tragic school shooting, are leading children across the country in making their voices heard, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is presenting the regional premiere of NEWSIES, a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899. As is happening today in real life, the kids involved the historical strike and the characters in the musical demand that the people in power listen to them in their call for justice. But the latter group does it with music and fabulous dancing. Children truly are our hope for the future, and NEWSIES celebrates that idea while providing a fun, entertaining, and inspirational show. (more...)

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA and Actors Equity Reach Temporary Agreement for Choir Contracts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 Actors and Stage Managers, has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Producers of the Broadway production Rocktopia to ensure the production will use wall-to-wall Equity contracts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory, in association with Darren Bagert, present a new production of Manuel Puig's ground-breaking novel Kiss of the Spider Woman in a new adaptation by Jose Rivera and Allan Baker. Laurie Sansom directs this iconic play, making his Menier debut. The production opens on 21 March, with previews from 8 March, and runs until 5 May. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Announces ALL OR NOTHING Banner for Upcoming Global Sports Docuseries
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Amazon today announced that following the success of the Emmy-winning All or Nothing NFL series, Prime Video is launching additional sports programming on the service underneath the All or Nothing umbrella. These upcoming series will share the creative excellence of the All or Nothing brand, offering unprecedented access to a team's entire season, character-driven storytelling and compelling visuals. (more...)

Musical Theatre Director, Scene Shop Foreman, and Cycling Instructor Positions All Included in this Week's BWW Classifieds, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for this past week include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season. (more...)

ALADDIN Celebrates its 4th Anniversary On Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, launches its 5th smash year on Broadway by celebrating its 4th anniversary on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Outre Theatre Company Presents HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

The Outre Theatre Company announces its final production of the 2017/18 season, the sensational Hedwig and the Angry Inch, book by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Starring the multi-talented Mike Westrich as Hedwig and the award-winning Kat Gold as Yitzhak, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a glorious celebration of the genderqueer and the outsider, and is a fitting capstone to Outre's sixth full season. (more...)

Alli Mauzey, Stephanie Umoh, and More Lead Cast of THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE CONCERT!)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced the cast for the special Spring Gala Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) (more...)

by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 19, 2018

It's like Choi peered down into the lives of Sam and Penny, pulled out a few months of their life, and shared them with the world. Sam and Penny are so awkward, and feel so very, very human. A good portion of the book is told through texting because of their unusual relationship and that text-speak feels so realistic. It talks about mundane things such as the love of Pringles and whether or not Harry Potter should be re-read and whether a documentary about the life of a cat would be a good idea or not. The texts are a mix of fantastic grammar and the everyday way we send things without capitalization or periods. Sometimes, there's even shorthand. The shorthand is minimal, though, which makes it so much easier to read and get through. Especially since Penny is a writer and prefers to write with grammar, which Sam picks up on right away, and he starts spelling things out much more with her! I'm not a huge epistolary reader and struggle to get through books with texts, emails, letters, etc. EMERGENCY CONTACT used it so naturally that I didn't have that problem this time around and felt it only enhanced the relationship between the two. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO DOLLY! Lead 2018-2019 Broadway In Boston Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

???????Broadway In Boston, Boston's mainstage for Broadway, has unveiled the upcoming 2018-2019 Lexus Broadway Season during its annual spring announcement event at the Boston Opera House.  Eleven theatrical productions will take center stage at the Boston Opera House and the Emerson Colonial Theatre.  Over 1500 people from around the city gathered for the annual celebration including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included live performances from cast members of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SCHOOL OF ROCK and A BRONX TALE.   (more...)

2018-19 PNC Broadway Lights Season to Include DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Betty Buckley in HELLO, DOLLY! and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Blumenthal Performing Arts announces another extraordinary lineup for its upcoming 2018-19 PNC Broadway Lights season featuring eight new shows including six time 2017 Tony Award and 2018 Grammy Award winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, Tony-winning Best Musical Revival Hello, Dolly! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley and the hit Broadway musical Disney's Aladdin. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland Get Their Freak On in FREAKY FRIDAY at Horizon Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - Mar 18, 2018

We chatted with Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland, who play mom Katherine (Acker) and daughter Ellie (Holland), on how FREAKY FRIDAY has been transformed into a musical with something for everyone. (more...)

Segerstrom Center For the Arts Announces 2018-19 Broadway Season Including DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Betty Buckley in HELLO, DOLLY! and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

A season of Tony Award-winning Broadway hits - Center premieres and returning favorites - await audiences during Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2018-2019 Broadway and Curtain Call Series, plus a special Bonus Offer. Coming to the Center for the first time are Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Disney's Aladdin, and Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There will be new productions of the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Revival Hello, Dolly! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley, Fiddler on the Roof and Cats. The season also includes two shows with remarkable and touching stories and iconic songs, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

The Last Twenty-Two Years: A Timeline of Two-Time Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz
by Nicole Ciravolo - Mar 17, 2018

Two-time Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz is about to take the stage again this year in the Broadway Revival of My Fair Lady as Alfred P. Doolittle -- a part that won George Rose the Tony back in 1976. Butz is one of only nine actors who have won the Best Actor Tony twice (alongside stars like Nathan Lane). As he prepares to take stage yet again, let's reflect on his career: all twenty two years of it! (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver to Play One Night London Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Following the acclaimed run of 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver returns to The Other Palace to host Crazytown, an evening of his songs, performed by a star-studded cast. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On All New SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, March 26, 2018
by TV Scoop - Mar 16, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, March 26, 2018! (more...)

4 Favorite Productions from American Theater Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 16, 2018

Today American Theater Company announced that it was shutting its doors after 33 years. Under the direction of late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli, American Theater Company made its name as one of the most groundbreaking and well-regard storefront theaters in Chicago. Among other productions, ATC staged the world premieres of Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced and Stephen Karam's The Humans. In ATC's most recent era, Artistic Director Will Davis staged innovative pieces with a clear and unique vision. I have many fond memories of seeing productions at ATC, and below are some of my favorites. Farewell, American Theater Company. Chicago will miss you dearly. (more...)

BWW Review: HAL & BEE at 59E59 Theaters-A Clever Blend of Reality and Dark Comedy
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 16, 2018

59E59 Theaters is curRently presenting the NYC premiere of Hal & Bee written by Max Baker and directed by Sarah Norris. The play portrays the trials of a long-time married couple and reveals their conflicts. With a stellar cast and excellent staging, this entertaining dark comedy is very thought provoking and has a broad audience appeal. (more...)

TOMB RAIDER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available on March 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Sony Music proudly announces the release ofTOMB RAIDER(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on March 9. The movie will be released in theaters in the U.S. on March 16. (more...)

BWW Review: Full of Contradictions and Multitudes, Lena Hall Nails the Part in THE ART OF THE AUDITION
by Ashley Steves - Mar 16, 2018

Quite the contradiction, no one is as simultaneously surprised and unfazed by Lena Hall's success as Lena Hall. (more...)

Casting Announced for Adam Kraar's Five Borough World Premiere of ALTERNATING CURRENTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Working Theater (Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of Adam Kraar's Alternating CurRents, directed by Kareem Fahmy (James Scruggs's 3/Fifths at 3LD) as part of their Five Boroughs/One City Initiative with performances in Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, April 26-May 26. (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

RENT 20th 20th Anniversary Tour Comes To Waterbury's Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Palace Theater today announced that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $20 (plus a $3.00 facility fee), for every performance of their engagement of Rent, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, April 13 - 15 . These special tickets are available for in-person purchases at the theater's Box Office, 100 East Main Street, the day of each performance only, two hours prior to curtain. These $20 plus fee tickets are available for cash purchases only and are limited to two tickets per person. (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Exposes the Complexities of Being Human, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Mar 15, 2018

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY is a fascinating look at the complexity of being human and the even greater complexity of forming relationships with other complex humans. (more...)

RBTL Announces The 2018-2019 M&T Bank Broadway Season, Including HAMILTON and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The 2018-2019 M&T Bank Broadway Season at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre, presented by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) and Albert Nocciolino, was announced on Wednesday, March 14th. During the '17-'18 Season, audiences have been entertained by SCHOOL OF ROCK, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, FUN HOME, A CHRISTMAS STORY and ON YOUR FEET! - plus AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and Rent are still to come! (more...)

Airbnb Price Gouging Could Cost SXSW Music Festival Goers Thousands
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

AirbnbWATCH, an affordable housing advocate and consumer watchdog group, released a report today showing significant price gouging by Austin Airbnb hosts, most of whom are commercial operators running multiple listings, for Rentals during the SXSW music festival weekend.   (more...)

by Joni Lorraine - Mar 15, 2018

The Rudes fixed Troilus and Cressida and we follow the actors right where they take us. (more...)

NYU Students Tackle Plagiarism, Conservation, and Sexuality, With Evening of Short Puppet Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Students of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program put together an evening of short puppet musicals with puppets made of all kinds of trash dealing with themes of plagiarism, conservation, and sexuality. (more...)

JOHNNY AND THE DEVILS Box Square Dance and Fundraiser Announced at Jalopy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with a death in the family, the threat of the law, a hijacked fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player anyone has ever seen. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of them all, the Devil himself? Inspired by the myths of fiddlers' dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso's egotism and hellish temptation. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Anchor Broadway at the Hobby Center 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Broadway at the Hobby Center announced the lineup of shows for its 2018-2019 Season today. Tony Award® winners, premieres, and all-time favorites make up the new season of nine productions, including two season options. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Set for release on March 16, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by MGM. Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the Rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global EMPIRE just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can't understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends THE LOW ROAD Through April 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today a one-week extension for the American premiere of THE LOW ROAD, written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, THE LOW ROAD is part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. THE LOW ROAD will now run through Sunday, April 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall Rocks Cafe Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Tony-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, The Art Of The Audition: From Falling Apart to Nailing The Part, March 13-17. (more...)

THE GENIES' JUKEBOX Starring Attaway, Crawley & Warren Debuts At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

???????THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the world premiere of "THE GENIES' JUKEBOX" featuring the stars of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway for two shows only, Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26 at 9:30 PM. Major Attaway, the curRent Genie, joins forces with the Genie Standbys, Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren, in an eclectic trio show in which a Bass, a Mezzo, and a Tenor join together on stage and magic happens. These three talents bring together an eclectic set of Disney classics, theater showstoppers and pop hits by Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross. The show is directed by Daniel Dunlow, and features music direction by Eric Fotre Leach. (more...)

Acco Theatre Center Presents EVERY MOTHER at Teatroneto Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The play 'Every Mother' deals with a the trials of paRenting: an experience composed of satisfying and happy moments alongside challenges, fatigue and exhaustion. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Launches Social Media Campaign #GratitudeNow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

New York's newest 'surprisingly fierce little musical"* A Letter to Harvey Milk, explores the themes of love, understanding and gratitude as its lead character Harry, a retired butcher, fulfills an assignment and writes a letter to his friend and former customer Harvey Milk. This letter changes his life and a brings up strong feeling of regret that he did not have the opportunity to tell Harvey what he meant to him. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

ASU Gammage will bring the best of Broadway to Tempe again in the 2018-2019 ASU Gammage Desert Financial Broadway Across America - Arizona Season. The new season features everything you'd wish for including the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards and 2018 Grammy Award winner DEAR EVAN HANSEN; beloved Broadway hit Disney's ALADDIN; and the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley! The season will also include Broadway hits WAITRESS and ON YOUR FEET!, family favorite CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and the smash-hit comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. (more...)

VIDEO: Playwright Claudia Rankine Discusses THE WHITE CARD at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

In the video below, Playwright Claudia Rankine discusses themes found in her new play, 'The White Card,' playing February, 24 - April 1, 2018 at the American Repertory Theater in Boston! (more...)

Iconotheatrix Announces Their Production Of The Side-Splitting Comedy, AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Iconotheatrix will present their production of Avenue Q- School Edition March 22-31, 2018 at Obsidian Theater. Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q- School Edition is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q- School Edition is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. (more...)

Boney James Comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Four-time Grammy nominee Boney James brings his Honestly tour to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 12 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$69. (more...)

20th Anniversary Tour Of RENT Makes Return Trip To The State Theatre For Two Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

???????Rent, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, will return to Easton in a 20th Anniversary production that promises to be as impactful and exciting as the original.  The tour hits the State Theatre with two shows on April 11th and 12th. (more...)

Idina Menzel and Casey Nicholaw to Be Honored at 2018 Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) will honor three powerhouses of the American theater community at the 84th Annual Drama League Awards, set for Friday afternoon, May 18, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. (more...)

WATCH: Bill Hader Shares His Impressions Of Harry Styles, Seth Rogan & More On ELLEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

WATCH: Bill Hader Shares His Impressions Of Harry Styles, Seth Rogan & More On ELLEN (more...)

You Go Glen Coco! Meet the Cast of MEAN GIRLS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 12, 2018

Mean Girls is taking Broadway back to the clique-life of high school starting tonight! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Interview: Nicholas Rashad Burroughs of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Wharton Center Says You Will Have New Abs From Laughing So Much
by Katie Laban - Mar 12, 2018

???????The completely new original musical Something Rotten! is appearing in East Lansing starting March 13th as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at the Wharton Center series. 'It is just a love letter to musical theatre and theatre in general,' said Nicholas Rashad Burroughs, on tour as the Minstrel in the production. 'It makes fun of things that you love about theatre and things you don't like about theatre and it makes you laugh.' (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Royal Families WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories From The Frontlines Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

???????Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will present a benefit staging of a new series of monologues entitled WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines, written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. The one-night- only event will take place on Sunday, March 18 at 6:30pm at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). A limited amount of tickets are available for $35, with all other tickets set at $100-$250, and can be purchased by clicking (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces Its Landmark 80th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

???????The Lakewood Playhouse Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary Season with Seven Premier Shows!  All our shows embrace the theatre that we have become, while keeping our eyes towards evolving towards the future!  Season Ticket Renewals are curRently underway and will be open to New Season Ticket Buyers on May 25th, 2018! (more...)

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