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Zoe Birkett Returns To Star In The Hippodrome Pantomime ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Having wowed audiences and critics alike in last year's festive production, Darlington Hippodrome have announced that Darlington's own diva Zoe Birkett will be back by popular demand to star in this year's wish-filled pantomime Aladdin alongside actor Robin Askwith, Louie Spence, Eric Potts and Liam Mellor from Saturday 8 December. (more...)

The Best Of The West End Comes to The Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Seventh Sense presents a stunning collection of some of the greatest stars of musical theatre celebrating the very best of the West End with classic songs (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Lena Hall Rocks Catalina Bar & Grill In Hollywood, CA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Tony Award-winning singer and actress Lena Hall came to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood this month. Check out photos of the event below! (more...)

Sara Pérez y Joan Salas impartirán un Curso de Repertorio de Teatro Musical
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 24, 2018

Sera los dias 25, 26 y 27 de junio en la Escuela Acting de Madrid. ¡Entra para conocer todos los detalles! (more...)

New Costume Collective Now Serving the Houston Theatre Scene
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Thanks to a Jamail Innovation Grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston now has a centralized theater costume storage and Rental facility, the Costume Connection.  (more...)

Oliver Mayes To Headline IF I WERE A FRONT MAN At Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Oliver Mayes in If I Were A Front Man on July 10th at 9:30pm. Join Oliver in recounting past gigs while reflecting on his dream to be the front man of a band and his love for the rock genre in musical theatre. Featuring music from shows like Rent, Hair, and Side Show, as well as rock tunes he grew up listening to, this show will have you rocking out and (hopefully) taking shots of whiskey. Oliver puts an audience at ease with his self deprecating humor and the ability to make his talented friends belt really high. Recognized in the NYC cabaret circuit for bringing life to concerts such as the Beyond the Binary series, Seams & Songs, and Feinstein's/54 Below's Quarter Life Crisis with his artistic guidance, Oliver Mayes makes his Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City solo concert debut in If I Were A Front Man. (more...)

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Ashley Hoff To Attend A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Followed By A Talkback Thursday, May 24
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, will host Los Vegas shooting survivor, Ashley Hoff on Thursday, May 24 at 7pm. She will be part of a post- show talkback. (more...)

Tracy McDowell & Eric Michael Krop Take the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tracy McDowell and Eric Michael Krop in Reunited and it Feels… Perfect? Tracy McDowell (Motown, Rent) and Eric Michael Krop (Godspell, Grind) will bring you a night of hilarity and drama as they sing songs about love, loss, and what it means to be a true friend. These two extremely versatile performers will have you on the edge of your seat as their voices soar through music from Broadway shows to jazz standards to modern pop artists like Robyn, Britney Spears, and Ed Sheeran. (more...)

Experience Movie Magic At The Cleveland Orchestra's 2018-19 'At The Movies' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

???????Lights. Camera. Music. Experience the magic of the 2018-19 "At the Movies" series starting this fall at Severance Hall, featuring three classic films: Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, Rebel Without a Cause - starring James Dean, and Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Film fans, music lovers, and everyone in between will relive the thrills, memories, and adventures of iconic films in high-definition on the giant screen - all with live accompaniment. (more...)

Casting Confirmed for L.A. Engagement of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

THE COLOR PURPLE, the Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival, will make its L.A. Premiere beginning next week at Hollywood Pantages Theatre, playing three weeks only; May 29 - June 17, 2018. Note: immediately after this L.A. Premiere engagement, the production will play a one week engagement in Costa Mesa at Segerstrom Center for the Arts (June 19 - 24). (more...)

Bituin Escalante Joins the Cast of WAITRESS; Show Premieres 11/10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group has announced that veteran stage-concert performer Bituin Escalante (DREAMGIRLS, HIMALA) will be joining the cast of the hit Broadway musical WAITRESS when the show--its first international production--premieres in Manila at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, on November 10, 2018. (more...)

Greenwood Lake Theater Presents Lionel Bart's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Greenwood Lake Theater presents 'Oliver!', Lionel Bart's award-winning musical based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist on Friday-Sunday August 10-12 and Friday-Sunday August 17-19 at 7:30 pm at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, 7 Windermere Avenue, Greenwood Lake, NY 10924. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, children under 12, students, and the military. Michael Sherry directs this production, with musical direction by Gitana Mims. (more...)

Momentum Artists to Present Secret Jazz NYC With Mark Berman Trio
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Momentum Artists (, a management agency representing contemporary musicians, is proud to present Secret Jazz NYC Cabaret with Mark Berman. Berman, on piano, will feature his original songs as well as his jazz arrangements of pop tunes, standards and new works, and will be joined by David Richards (Hamilton) on bass and Joe Nero (Peter Cincotti) on drums. A special guest for the evening is Darryl Tookes, an accomplished musician and collaborator of such megastars as Michael Jackson, Sting, Paul Simon, and many others. (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theater's opening centennial season show, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway will run June 11 - 17. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Announced at Casa Mañana Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Casa Mañana Theatre wraps up its 2017-18 Broadway Season presented by Frank Kent Cadillac with Mamma Mia!, June 2-10, sponsored by Bank of Texas. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Broadway Kids Jam Sings 'Waiting For Life' From ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Broadway Kids Jam has released their latest jam, 'Waiting For Life' From Once On This Island. This jam features Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once), Joshua Turchin (The Pill, TrevorLIVE LA, A Christmas Story the Musical), Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale, Ragtime/Ellis Island), Molly Richardson (Matilda), Madeleine Pace (Once), and little 'jammers' Shaina Turchin, Lyla Twiggs, and Chloe Loverro. (more...)

Nominees Announced For The 2017/18 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 16th annual 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly anticipated award show proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. (more...)

Redbox Launches 4K Ultra HD Rentals In Six Markets
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Redbox, America's destination for new-release movies and games, today announced the launch of 4K Ultra HD Rentals in six test markets. Rental pricing is just $2.50 per night. (more...)

CNBC Unveils Sixth Annual CNBC Disruptor 50
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2018

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the sixth annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a ranked list of the most ambitious and innovative companies representing breakthrough ideas from all over the world. This year saw a record number of nominations across every sector of the economy with 981 companies vying for a spot on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats about the SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour
by West of Broadway - May 22, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara and Will sit down to discuss the national tour of School of Rock on stage now at the Pantages Theater. Lara raves about her opening night experience and Will shares his one on one interviews with the cast along with a very special audio clip of an acoustic performance from the ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: 54 Sings One Direction At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

On Friday, May 11th, 54 Sings One Direction played to a sold-out crowd Friday night at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

On The Quays Returns to The Green Room 42 for '#howaboutlove: PRIDE'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

On The Quays, a NYC-based international production company, is thrilled to reunite their electrifying company to close out PRIDE weekend 2018 on Sunday, June 24th at 7:00PM at The Green Room 42! #howaboutlove: PRIDE will be a rowdy and rambunctious night of music and celebration. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Performer Jason Powell is set to bring the world premiere of his solo play The Book That I'm Going to Write, by Judy Garland to the Hollywood Fringe Festival, it was announced today by LadyWatch Productions. Directed by Phillip Fazio, it will run for five performances only at the Ruby Theatre @ The Complex beginning June 1, at 9pm. (more...)

Philip Hoffman to Play Harry Weinberg in A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Through May 27
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Broadway's Philip Hoffman will play the role of Harry Weinberg in the musical A Letter to Harvey Milk through May 27. The musical extended its run at through June 30, 2018 and will release its cast album on May 22 (Harvey Milk's birthday) at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street) through June 30,2018. Tickets are $79 - $99 and can be purchased at or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

WATCH NOW: Idina Menzel Goes Incognito on UNDERCOVER BOSS - Full Episode
by Stephanie Wild - May 20, 2018

Tony Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Idina Menzel was featured in an episode of Undercover Boss last night. The actress got a makeover, rendering herself unrecognizable, to find the next Broadway sensation. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK 'N' ROLL REDEMPTION at Seven Angels Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 19, 2018

ROCK 'N' ROLL REDEMPTION tells the story of rock n'roll legend Dion DiMucci's life and music, while depicting Dion's faith journey and battle with his conscience. I highly recommend this show that delivers on very deep levels. (more...)

BWW Review: THE UNDERPANTS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 19, 2018

A hilarious farce, adapted by Steve Martin, comes to life on the stage of the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre! This first-rate production will have you laughing from start to finish. An excellent cast brings the characters to life and draws the audience in to this amazing show! (more...)

Wade McCollum To Star In The World Premiere Of New American Romantic Musical Comedy IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Broadway actor Wade McCollum (The Wizard in Wicked) is announced today as scientist Carl, the first casting in It Happened in Key West, which will get its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Thursday 4 July. (more...)

Carlos Lopez, Madison Claire Parks, and More Lead the Cast of TUTS' GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) introduces the cast of its final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls! (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents PARADE at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center June 1-24, 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented five years ago at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, will once again take a bow at two Southern California main stage theatres beginning June 1 - 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Broadway's JEFF SKOWRON*, RUFUS BONDS JR.* and DAVIS GAINES* lead many returning cast members of the original 2013 3DT production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Days After NBC Cancels Rise, NRACT's Artistic Director Opens Up About SPRING AWAKENING
by Lauren Van Hemert - May 18, 2018

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) is closing out their 2017-2018 season with the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening. NRACT Artistic Director Tim Locklear says although the show is controversial and for mature audiences only, due to the subject matter and brief nudity, Spring Awakening is as relevant as ever. Spring Awakening was also the subject of this season's NBC series Rise. 'For people who watched the TV show and didn't know about the musical, it breathes new life into the show,' says Locklear. 'But Spring Awakening is one of those shows that has a following, along with shows like Rent and Hair.' Read more about what Locklear has to say about Spring Awakening and hear what the cast has to say about NRACT's upcoming production. (more...)

Drag Superstar Velma Celli Comes To The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

With a triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razor-sharp wit, drag superstar Velma Celli comes to The Epstein Theatre on Thursday 28 June celebrating the most iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture in Iconic - A Brief History Of Drag. (more...)

Liz Callaway, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WOMEN ON FIRE Extends Through June 1st
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will extend its acclaimed production of WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines to accommodate the demand. WOMEN ON FIRE is 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. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

???????JAG Productions (Vermont's one and only award-winning, professional African-American Theatre company!), will present, the profound jazz musical, Lady Day  Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson. The show will be run from May 24th-May 27th at the Engine Room in White River Junction, May 31st-June 3rd at The Grange Theater in Pomfret and June 7-10 at Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be directed by JAG Productions' Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Jarvis Antonio Green. (more...)

Brooklyn Film Festival's 21st Edition: THRESHOLD Announces Opening Night Film Program with The New York Times
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018

The 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce that it is hosting a selection of short documentaries from The New York Times' Times Documentaries co-presented with a mix of BFF's animated and experimental films for the opening night program of the festival's 21st edition: THRESHOLD. The event will take place on Friday, June 1st at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the BFF and the Times Documentaries filmmakers, and will be moderated by Brooklyn Film Festival Executive Director Marco Ursino. For tickets and festival information, visit: (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Will Release Cast Album On May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, will release its digital cast album on May 22 in honor of Harvey Milk's birthday, it will be available on,, etc. and in stores at a date TBA. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The final event in The Dare Tactics 4th Season, A Roller Rink Temptation, By Catherine Weingarten, will roll into WOW Cafe Theatre May 25-27, 2018. Helmed by Daniella Caggiano, Roller Rink is a coming of age dark comedy romp about six teen chicks at a lesbian roller rink struggling for love in a new and sexiii world. Rootabega (Maggie Metnick*) is super jewy and confused about her sexuality, but luckily one of the rink's employee's, Lemonade (Dani Martineck) is ready to show her around. Poppy (Leah Lane) is finally 16 and her and her BFF Clementine ( Hui-Shan Yong) are super excited to celebrate; too bad a fat, scary, girly repressed secret threatens their friendship. Salmonella (Claire Rose Autran) says she's 'straight' but a chance encounter with an awkward butch artist named Bluebell (Azalea Lewis) complicates everything. (more...)

LADY BIRD, WESTWORLD, & More Coming to Amazon Prime this June
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2018

June brings four Prime Original series and one Prime Original movie exclusively available for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership. (more...)

BWW Interview: New Film 'Landing Up' Focuses on Hardships of Homeless Women
by Nicole Ciravolo - May 16, 2018

'Landing Up' (Bold Compass Films) is a story about a girl with nothing to lose and everything to hide, directed by Dani Tenenbaum and produced/written by Stacey Maltin. The film is to be released on DVD, as well as on-demand through iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play on May 15, 2018. Check out BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview with lead actress and writer Stacey Maltin, leading man Ben Rappaport, and director Dani Tenenbaum here! (more...)

Check Out Highlights From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S Weekend Update With Colin Jost and Michael Che
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Check Out Highlights From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S Weekend Update With Colin Jost and Michael Che (more...)

SMASH Alum Jaime Cepero Brings Original Songs To THE GREEN ROOM 42
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will present the music and lyrics of JAIME CEPERO on Sunday, May 20 at 9:30 PM for the latest of the venue's "New Writers" series. (more...)

New American Romantic Musical Comedy Announces World Premiere In London
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical by award-winning Broadway composer Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities) novelist Jason Huza and Jeremiah James, a member of international recording group Teatro, is to get its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Thursday 4 July - Saturday 22 September. (more...)

MTI Europe Presents 2nd Annual Junior Theatre Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the second annual Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 3 June. The event provides an opportunity for young students to celebrate their love of musicals and experience the transformative power of theatre. (more...)

Broadway Unlocked Raises $38,000 For The Crime Victims Treatment Center
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

On Sunday night at the 6th annual #giveback concert, Broadway Unlocked raised $48,000 to benefit the Crime Victims Treatment Center at WNYC's The Greene Space. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea's 85th Celebration Begins With AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' On May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

In celebration of 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea, owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 Summer Season. The season begins with the toe tappin' Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, Ain't Misbehavin' which will be presented from May 30 - June 17, 2018. (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

Arielle Jacobs' Live at Feinstein's/54 Below Album Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Arielle Jacobs: A Leap in the Dark - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Thursday, June 15, 2018. The album is curRently available for pre-order at and (more...)

The Mountain Play Presents MAMMA MIA! Featuring The Music Of ABBA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????The Mountain Play, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience is proud to present Mamma Mia! for its 105th Season. Directed by Jay Manley, Musical Direction by Jon Gallo, and Choreography by Nicole Helfer and Zoe Swenson-Graham. (more...)

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