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Ziegfeld Theatre (New York, NY)
6th Avenue at W. 54th St., Roof

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Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber.

An epic musical revealing life behind the scenes on a show boat. Magnolia falls in love with Gaylord, a river gambler, and leaves her fatherís show boat to marry him in the 1880s. Years of heartbreak return her to the show boat in the 1920s.



Award Winning Production of THE INVISIBLE HAND Opens At TheaterWorks, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director announced today that TheaterWorks  will present the Westport Country Playhouse's acclaimed production of THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar, May 24 through June 23, 2018.  THE INVISIBLE HAND is the fourth show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Starring Deaf Actor Joshua Castille
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo. (more...)

Anita Gilette, Leslie Uggams, and More Head to Pittsburgh CLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO has amassed an impressive lineup of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans to bring the 2018 Summer Season to life June-August. The organization's core mission to produce shows locally helps to employ artists each year from Pittsburgh and across the country. (more...)

Deborah Grace Winer Celebrates Barbara Cook At 54 Below Featuring Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer continues her 3-part Feinstein's/54 Below series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook with its season finale on Sunday, June 17th, TILL THERE WAS YOU: A CELEBRATION OF Barbara Cook with Musical Direction by Mark Hummel and direction by Mark Waldrop. Ms. Winer will host a glittering parade of Broadway divas including Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba; Tony nominees Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker and Christiane Noll; Linda Purl, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas and K.T. Sullivan, who will raise their voices in celebration of Barbara Cook, one of the greatest interpreters of the American Songbook. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals for DESPERATE MEASURES!
by Jennifer Broski - May 30, 2018

Beginning performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13, Desperate Measures features: Gary Marachek (Eleanor) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Sarah Parnicky (Show Boat at Houston Grand Opera) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Conor Ryan ('Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert') as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber and Anthony Festa, Celia Hottenstein, and Tom Souhrada. (more...)

Donald Corren, Brandon Andrus, and More Lead Goodspeed's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late? (more...)

EVITA Starring Tina Arena Will Be Melbourne's Next Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian today announced that their upcoming production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA will be Melbourne's Summer Musical in 2018-9.  (more...)

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25.  (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...)

The York Theatre Co to Award Susan Stroman the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The York Theatre Company will honor Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Crazy for You) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday evening, November 12, 2018. (more...)

The 'Booked It' Podcast Satirically Examine Social Activism and Self-Promotion in the Theatre Community with Nathaniel Hackmann
by Booked It Podcast - May 24, 2018

Episode 18: Wokeback Mountain | In this episode, which I'm sure has already triggered everyone before they've listened to it, we discuss the reality that being a social activist is no longer just a part of being an actor... It is now a REQUIREMENT for a theatre career. (more...)

Jamie Newall, Paul Brendan, and More to Star in Iris Theatre's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Paul Brendan (Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog, Belgrade Theatre and Citizen's Theatre; Julius Caesar, The Tobacco Factory; Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's Globe), Charlotte Christensen (Gate; Cockpit Theatre; The Little Match Girl, Tabard Theatre; The Divide, Old Vic Theatre), Reginald Edwards (A Peril of the Sea, Lakeside Theatre; You're Human Like the Rest of Them, Finborough Theatre; King Lear, Royal & Derngate), Linford Johnson (Pinocchio, National Theatre; Show Boat, Sheffield Crucible and New London Theatre; Macbeth, St. Paul's Church), Prince Plockey (H.R.Haitch, Union Theatre; You Forgot The Mince, Edinburgh Fringe and UK Tour; The Life and Death of Martin Luther King, European Tour), Jamie Newall (Another Country, Queen's Theatre; The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre; RSC's Richard III, Australian Tour) and Joanne Thomson (In Plain Sight, ITV; The Whip Hand, Traverse Theatre and Birmingham Rep; The Suffragettes: How Women Got The Vote; BBC) will star in Iris Theatre's The Tempest which opens their enchanting outdoor season. (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. (more...)

Review Roundup: Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 19, 2018
by - May 19, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brief 5/18: Drama League Awards, Idina Menzel on UNDERCOVER BOSS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Drama League Awards ceremony is held tonight, Idina Menzel will appear on Undercover Boss, and more! (more...)

New York-Based Actress Leslie Becker Takes On American Capitalism As Emma Goldman In The Acclaimed Musical, RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

New York-based actress Leslie Becker takes on American capitalism as Emma Goldman in the acclaimed musical, RAGTIME. The show is the final offering of the 2017-18 Asolo Repertory Theatre season and is currently running through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Laura Osnes, James Snyder, and More Will Lead SHOW BOAT at Philadelphia's Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Bucks County Playhouse audiences will have the opportunity to revisit one of America's most storied musicals when it presents a world-premiere concert adaptation of Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern's legendary musical, "Show Boat," Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Full Company Announced For ME AND MY GIRL At Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The full company has been confirmed for Chichester Festival Theatre's summer musical ME AND MY GIRL, directed by Daniel Evans and running from 2 July - 25 August (press night: 9 July). (more...)

Julia Knitel, Jennifer Cody, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

WITCHES, BITCHES, AND DIVAS! to Entertain At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Christina Pecce in "Witches, Bitches, & Divas!" on Wednesday June 20th, 2018 at 9:30pm. Songs from your favorite standards, musicals, and operas are given a fresh spin to keep you enchanted and bewildered. Featuring music from Annie to Women On The Verge, from Sweeney Todd to Carmen, this is a night of cross-over comedy you do NOT want to miss. Celebrate iconic roles, both onstage and off, but beware… this program is sure to put a spell on you! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast and Crew of DESPERATE MEASURES Celebrates First Day of Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Beginning performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13, Desperate Measures features: Gary Marachek (Eleanor) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Sarah Parnicky (Show Boat at Houston Grand Opera) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Conor Ryan ('Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert') as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber and Anthony Festa, Celia Hottenstein, and Tom Souhrada. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Opens 50th Anniversary Season With A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston kicks off the company's spectacular 50th Anniversary Summer Season with A Chorus Line from June 7-17. The multiple Tony Award-winning musical will run for 8 performances at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA. (more...)

Charles Strouse To Sign Memoir At UNSUNG STROUSE At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will proudly present an evening of trunk songs by one of America's most celebrated composers, Charles Strouse, on Sunday, May 13th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert will salute the three-time Tony Award-winner with some of his best trunk songs, featuring material cut from some of his hit musicals, as well as songs that have never found their way to the stage, including numbers from the never-completed Star Wars musical. The legendary songwriter will sign copies of his celebrated memoir, Put On A Happy Face, after the performance. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of West Side Story on Friday June 22, 2018 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through July 29, 2018.  Previews will be on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21, 2018. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, this classic musical retelling of Romeo and Juliet is set against the backdrop of New York's Hell's Kitchen in the 1950's. (more...)

Swarner, Bell, and Soldo to Lead THE MUSIC MAN at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 6, 2018

The Wells Fargo Wagon is a-coming down the street and, from July 25th-August 19th, it'll be parked onstage of Farmers Branch's The Firehouse Theatre in their upcoming production of THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Bruce Coleman, with music direction by Bryce Biffle and choreography by Bethany Lortenzen, the classic musical is sure to be a hot ticket. (more...)

Broadway And Local Talent Join Forces For Riverdale YM-YWHA Gala's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the classic musical comedy GUYS AND DOLLS, Frank Loesser's immortal musical fable of Broadway. The one-night only gala event will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Sunday, June 17, 2018, and will begin at 4:00pm. The performance and honoree ceremony will be preceded by a cocktail hour and entertainment by the award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars youth theatre company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jamie Brewer Stops by Off-Broadway's DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman(Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino(Cagney, Marry Harry) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year. TV and current star of Amy and the Orphans, Jamie Brewer, stopped by for a visit with the cast backstage. Check out photos below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DESPERATE MEASURES at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino(Cagney, Marry Harry) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of DESPERATE MEASURES- Plus Get a Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2018

Beginning performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13, Desperate Measures features: Gary Marachek (Eleanor) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Sarah Parnicky (Show Boat at Houston Grand Opera) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Conor Ryan ('Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert') as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber and Anthony Festa, Celia Hottenstein, and Tom Souhrada. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the Fulton Theatre launches The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the theatre's season finale and biggest production of the 2017/2018 season.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be one of the largest shows in the theatre's one hundred sixty six year history. Over ninety cast and choir members will take the stage amidst soaring bell towers, a gypsy village, and the bustling streets of fifteenth century Paris. Beneath the stage, a fourteen piece orchestra will bring to life the incredible music of the timeless classic. (more...)

Evolve Lounge NYC Hosts LET'S STRITCH IT OUT: A PANTSLESS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Melanie McSweeney and Elise Williams will return to the stage at Evolve Lounge NYC this month to pay homage to the great Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. Join this dynamic duo on June 17th at 6pm in Let's Stritch It Out: A Pantsless Cabaret. The duo will be belting in their chest voices and slinging back Elaines signature drinks while telling stories of their young careers in the brash and daring style of Stritch. Come have a drink, don't wear your pants and then stay and celebrate by singing your favorite tune at Bring It, Sing It, the weekly installment hosted by Patrick Connolly. (more...)

BWW TV: Shakespeare Meets the Old West! Watch a Sneak Peek of DESPERATE MEASURES
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 2, 2018

Beginning performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13, Desperate Measures features: Gary Marachek (Eleanor) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Sarah Parnicky (Show Boat at Houston Grand Opera) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Conor Ryan ('Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert') as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber and Anthony Festa, Celia Hottenstein, and Tom Souhrada. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2018
by - Jun 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2018
by - Jun 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 14, 2018
by - Jun 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lacretta, Joel Blum and More Join the Cast of New Musical NEUROSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

NEUROSIS, a new musical with a book by Allan Rice, music by Ben Green, and lyrics by Greg Edwards, has announced casting for its New York City premiere. (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Catches International Con Man
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents the regional premiere of Catch Me If You Can July 13 - August 14. Immortalized in both the page-turning autobiography and the hit movie starring Leonardo di Caprio and Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy that tells the true story of con man Frank Abagnale, Jr. - a brazen young man who fooled some of the best security in the world. This delightfully entertaining show is packed full of 1960s Pan Am glamour with a book by Tony Award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime). Catch Me If You Can will have you examining the doctor's license on the wall a little more closely! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 13, 2018
by - Jun 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES Opens Tomorrow at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Desperate Measures, now playing at New World Stages, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2018
by - Jun 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Beth Leavel from THE PROM
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 10, 2018

She might have once been a drowsy chaperone but the brilliant artist who created her, Beth Leavel, is an energetic life force whose passion for the art of musical theatre is infectious. Beth drops by Shetler Studios to sit down with Rob and Kevin and discuss her incredible career which not only boasts a Tony Award but featured her gracing the Broadway stages of such shows as 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Mamma Mia, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Baby It's You, Bandstand, and the upcoming The Prom. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At Nathan Gunn in FLYING SOLO at San Diego Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of Nathan Gunn - Flying Solo, written and directed by Hershey Felder. through June 10, 2018. (more...)

Tickets on Sale June 15th for ROCKTOPIA At Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will kick off a tour this fall. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries-including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Strauss, The Who and more-performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

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