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(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
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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.



VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of MTH's SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

The MTH Theater has announced casting and additional details for its upcoming production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's landmark collaboration Show Boat. The production is Directed by Jeff Church and features a 15 person ensemble led by Seth Jones and Elise Poehling in the roles of Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia Hawks, respectively. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Announced For BREATH & IMAGINATION At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Breath & Imagination chronicles Roland Hayes's inspirational journey from a Georgia plantation to a singing career that included command performances for kings and queens. Despite his international acclaim, Roland never left behind his complex and loving relationship with his mother, his Angel Mo'. With spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is a compelling musical about one man's determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.    (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Lead Performers at York Theatre Co's Gala Honoring Susan Stroman; Sierra Boggess, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More in Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderickwill host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Oklahoma!; The Producers; Crazy For You; Showboat; Big, The Musical) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 28, 2018
by - Oct 28, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway/cabaret Star Avery Sommers Joins Board For Society For Preservation Of The Great American Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Broadway and cabaret star Avery Sommers has joined the Honorary Board of Advisors for The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, a non-profit founded by broadcasting legend Dick Robinson to keep this great music playing through its Young Artist Mentorship Program and radio and television shows that provide songbook lovers around the world with free, unfettered access to the music they cherish. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway recently raised funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Mike Karns & Greg Nobile Acquire Theater Review Website 'Did He Like It
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Broadway producers and entrepreneurs Mike Karns and Greg Nobile have acquired the website DidHeLikeIt.com from producer Ken Davenport in a deal that closed in early October 2018. (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

CSO Cellist Richard Hirschl Joins New Philharmonic For MAC Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Joined by Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Richard Hirschl, New Philharmonic, will perform two concerts featuring works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The concerts, conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt, will be held at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. A free MAC Chat will precede each concert.   The concert program is as follows: (more...)

Robert Cuccioli to Lead Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL, Hunter Foster Directs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals announces the full cast of their new production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with more Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. (more...)

Magic Theatre's Loretta Greco Receives SDCF's 2018 Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not?for?profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, has announced the honorees of this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award. The awards will be presented at an invitation? only event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/17: The Public's MOTHER OF THE MAID Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 17, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Public's Mother Of The Maid, starring Glenn Close, officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day. October 17- Happy Birthday, Susan Stroman!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2018

On this day we're celebrating legendary director and choreographer, Susan Stroman! (more...)

Constantine Maroulis & James Valenti Join ROCKTOPIA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Tony Award Nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde) and acclaimed Metropolitan Opera tenor James Valenti (Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet) will join previously announced rock icon and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider in this fall's national tour of ROCKTOPIA (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Closes Out 2018 With A Flourish & Announces Collaboration With Arthur Pita
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Following a successful 4-city tour of Florida that included a well-received appearance at the Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival in Miami, the company brings its vaunted skill set back to the Bay Area with select performances that include a newly reconceived staging of Robert Dekkers' Flutter, along with AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew's Quartet No.1 to the Berkeley Ballet Theater, that will then be followed by a collaboration with Crowded Fire Theater, Star Finch, and Ensemble Mik Nawooj at the Bay View Opera House in San Francisco entitled Death Become Life: Banish Darkness, all before segueing to its 2019-20 season that will include a special Oakland-based educational event for Dance Access Day in February, as well as the world premiere of Alice in Oakland-their ambitious and much anticipated collaboration with Arthur Pita-coming to and co-presented by Z Space in San Francisco, November 2019 (more...)

Burt Reynolds Institute To Recognize Veterans With Production Of SHELL OF A MAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Managing Director Donna M. Carbone announced that the Burt Reynolds Institute will honor veterans with a production of her play Shell of a Man November 15-16-17, 2018. Shell of a Man is based on the life of an actual Vietnam veteran and focuses on the effects of his 45-plus year battle with PTSD. Her goal is to personalize this much talked about but barely understood condition in order to raise awareness of the need for better healthcare for our men and women in uniform. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Lindsay Mendez and More Lead the Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 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. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire Join Lineup for York Theatre Co's Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced, today, legendary theater writers Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire will join Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick who will host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (more...)

Ring In The Holiday Season With Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

On November 29, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The KeyBank Production of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. (more...)

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

Casting Announced For MAMMA MIA! and KRONBERG at the Confederation Centre of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Artistic Director Adam Brazier, on behalf of Confederation Centre of the Arts, has announced select casting for The 2019 Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by CIBC, the Festival includes six productions and runs June 28 to September 28. (more...)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Speak At The Glimmerglass Festival In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will present a talk at The Glimmerglass Festival on July 26 at 4 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: SHOW BOAT at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Nov 3, 2018

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II touched off an earthquake in Musical Theater with their 1927 musicalized version of Edna Ferber's 'Show Boat.'  A new iteration of 'Show Boat' has shoved off from the dock inside the MTH Theater on the third level of Crown Center for what will be pleased audiences. (more...)


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Christina Bennington Announces Concert Special Guests Danielle Steers and Daniel Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Actress and Singer Christina Bennington today announces two special guests to join her this January for her debut London concerts at Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zédel. Danielle Steers, who currently shares the stage with Christina in Bat Out of Hell, and Daniel Buckley, who appeared in Eugenius! The Musical at The Other Palace, will join her on stage for both shows on Monday January 7th 2019, 7pm and 9.15pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). (more...)

Michael Xavier To Host Star-studded Charity Christmas Concert In Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Some of the biggest stars of London's theatre scene will perform at what could be the most Christmassy concert in the capital this December, as West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier hosts Christmas with the Stars, accompanied by the students of the MX Masterclass. (more...)

Christina Bennington To Perform Debut Intimate London Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

From rock to Rogers and Hammerstein, actress and singer Christina Bennington is widely considered to be among the most versatile of the West End's leading ladies. Currently starring as Raven in Bat Out Of Hell at London's Dominion Theatre, she is equally at home singing the classics. An Irish songstress with an enviable range, Christina will be treating Zedel's audiences to a selection of the best of musical theatre through the ages at two concerts in their intimate Crazy Coqs venue on Monday January 7th 2019, 7pm and 9.15pm. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS? at the Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2018

The Old Globe today presents the Globe's 21st annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!The holiday musical will run November 3 - December 29 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run November 3 - November 7. Opening night is Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Grinch isdirected by James Vasquez, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was conceived and directed by Jack O'Brien with additional lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, additional music by Albert Hague, and original choreography by John DeLuca. (more...)

Selladoor Worldwide Presents Selladoor Creation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Selladoor Worldwide has announced the launch of Selladoor Creation - a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK's leading theatre producers. With this new company, Selladoor will continue to support diverse and challenging work from talented artists, and bring innovative new work to the national and international stage, making it accessible for all audiences. (more...)

Ashley Brown Joins The New York Pops for UNDER THE MISTLETOE this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The New York Pops celebrates the holidays with Under the Mistletoe, on Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The orchestra, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, is joined by Ashley Brown (Broadway's original Mary Poppins, and Belle in the Broadway version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast) for a concert of classic and contemporary carols including "Deck the Halls," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Winter Wonderland", and "O Holy Night." Ashley and The New York Pops will also be joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, who are featured on a Hanukkah Medley, as well as other seasonal favorites.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 27th Annual 27th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala!
by Monroe George - Nov 19, 2018

The York Theatre Company honored Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and Betty Cooper Wallerstein with the York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala last week at The Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Cast And Creative Of ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse announce the cast and creative team of Elf The Musical, on stage November 28 - December 16 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (more...)

Photo Flash: Susan Stroman Receives the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The York Theatre Company honored Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and Betty Cooper Wallerstein with the York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala held on November 12, 2018 at The Edison Ballroom. (more...)

BWW Interview: Media's Witches - ELISA MATTHEWS AND JENNIE EISENHOWER
by Pati Buehler - Nov 15, 2018

Media Theater in Media PA is taking on the classic masterpiece; The Wizard of OZ with a stellar cast which includes two of a handful of elite, highly talented, respected ladies of the stage in the Delaware Valley. (more...)

WNO Presents THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its annual holiday family opera tradition with The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, December 14-16, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Based on Jeanette Winterson's award-winning children's book which tells the Nativity story from the donkey's point of view, The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me features music by Tony-award winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a libretto by the late poet J.D. 'Sandy' McClatchy. These performances star current and former members of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and THE SANTALAND DIARIES This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Come see THE Santa Claus this Christmas! Based on the beloved classic film, Miracle on 34th Street tells the tale of last-minute Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa-replacement Kris Kringle, who may or may not be THE Santa Claus, and the people who take him in. Filled with humor, spectacle, and treasured songs such as My Wish, Expect Things to Happen, and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, this festive, heart-warming musical is a must-see for the family this holiday season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Cocktail Party at the Second Annual SDCF Awards
by Walter McBride - Nov 12, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not for profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld attended the evening and you can check out the photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Susan Stroman, Anne Kauffman, and More Win SDCF Awards!
by Walter McBride - Nov 12, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not for profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld attended the evening and you can check out the photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/1: TORCH SONG Officially Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Torch Song officially opens on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At MTH Theater's SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

BWW has a first look at MTH Theater's production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's landmark collaboration Show Boat. The production is Directed by Jeff Church and features a 15 person ensemble led by Seth Jones and Elise Poehling in the roles of Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia Hawks, respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The York Theatre Company's CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ('The Simpsons'), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) andmusic direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). The eight-member cast features Scott Ahearn (Under the Knife: A Farce, Theater for the New City) as Richard, Donna English (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Broadway)as Mrs. Huvey, Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Galiana, Elijah Rayman (Oliver, Goodspeed Opera House) as Davin, Zak Risinger(The Cradle Will Rock, Howl! Arts) as Carl, Brandon Williams (Gettin' the Band Back Together, Broadway) as Lucifer, Dathan B. Williams (Show Boat, Broadway) as Detective Zanderhoff, and Ron Wisniski (Beauty and the Beast, Broadway) as Principal Bolton. (more...)

Playlight Theatre Company Presents Staged Reading of McGURK¬'S SUICIDE HALL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Playlight Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Ben Tostado) is presenting a staged reading of a new dark musical, McGurk's Suicide Hall on December 10 at 7:30PM at the Tada! Theater, 15 West 28th Street. (more...)

BWW Review: High-Tail It To Toby's To Catch THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 5, 2018

Toby's Dinner Theatre Of Columbia presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID through March as its holiday show. THE LITTLE MERMAID is lively, fun, and a genuine kid-pleaser. It's packed full of A-list Toby's veterans, with technical trappings that are dazzling to behold. Director Mark Minnick puts top-notch talent to work with energetic staging that's clean and inclusive of the in-the-round audience. THE LITTLE MERMAID will ring true for parents, teens, and anyone who has felt like a fish out of water. It's a story of acceptance, which is the best of gifts, at the holidays and always. (more...)

York Theatre Co's CHRISTMAS IN HELL Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

Muny Announces 101st Season Creative Teams - Including KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Christian Borle, John Tartaglia to Direct at Muny; Full Creative for 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Tina Fey and More Among Lineup for MEAN GIRLS at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

BroadwayCon has announced the award-winning Mean Girls cast and creative team has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 lineup. (more...)

CHRISTMAS IN HELL At The York Theatre Company Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). The eight-member cast features Scott Ahearn (Under the Knife: A Farce, Theater for the New City) as Richard, Donna English (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Broadway) as Mrs. Huvey, Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Galiana, Elijah Rayman (Oliver, Goodspeed Opera House) as Davin, Zak Risinger (The Cradle Will Rock, Howl! Arts) as Carl, Brandon Williams (Gettin' the Band Back Together, Broadway) as Lucifer, Dathan B. Williams (Show Boat, Broadway) as Detective Zanderhoff, and Ron Wisniski (Beauty and the Beast, Broadway) as Principal Bolton. (more...)

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