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(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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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.



BWW Morning Brief October 31st, 2017: Happy Halloween, BroadwayWorld!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 31, 2017

Good morning and Happy Halloween, BroadwayWorld! (more...)

Adam Kaplan to Replace Bobby Conte Thornton in A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

A Bronx Tale welcomes Adam Kaplan (Newsies, Show Boat at the New York Philharmonic, Kinky Boots National Tour) to the cast beginning Thursday, November 9, in the role of 'Calogero.' (more...)

D.C.'s National Theatre Sets 2017-18 Lottery for Pre-Broadway Run of MEAN GIRLS and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

The National Theatre announces its ticket lottery program for the 2017-2018 'Broadway at the National' season - which includes the pre-Broadway world premiere of Mean Girls, onstage October 31 thru December 3, 2017. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C. (more...)

Putting His Talent to Good Use: Meet A BRONX TALE's New Calogero, Adam Kaplan
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 30, 2017

A Bronx Tale welcomes Adam Kaplan (Newsies, Show Boat at the New York Philharmonic, Kinky Boots National Tour) to the cast beginning Thursday, November 9, in the role of 'Calogero.' (more...)

Judy Kaye, Norm Lewis, Betsy Wolfe, Christopher Sieber and More Set for York Theatre's 26th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced a line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala set for Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet Edward Watts and the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, running November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, November 9. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Rebecca Taichman, Anne Kauffman & More Selected as Roundabout Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its 2017-18 Artists in Residence. 'I started the Artists in Residence program about 25 years ago to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career,' says Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. 'Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.' (more...)

THE CHRISTMAS VOYAGER Sails in to Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

This Delightful Holiday Musical is a true celebration of the Season. All the splendor of Christmas is brought to life in a magical journey through Yuletides past. The holiday songs we all know and love are wrapped up in a heartwarming celebration of spirit that will delight audiences of all ages. (more...)

Stage Managers for FROZEN, SPONGEBOB & JERSEY BOYS to Headline 2018 Broadway Stage Management Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) is back by popular demand for a fourth year of in-depth panels and networking with Broadway's top stage managers. (more...)

Kristin Carbone, Peter Lockyer, Michael St. John and Jennifer Hope Wills to Bring 'MY ROMANCE' to Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre's Producing Artistic Director, and Ken Clifton, Riverside's Musical Director, have teamed up to create a special theatrical event showcasing some of the most beloved music by Broadway legend, Richard Rodgers. My Romance: The Work of Richard Rodgers takes place on the Stark Stage on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents Watch on the Rhine, Lillian Hellman's 1940s political thriller about loyalty, family, and sacrifice. The play, directed by Berkeley Rep's associate director Lisa Peterson, begins previews on Thursday, November 30, 2017 and runs through Sunday, January 14, 2018. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Monday, December 4. (more...)

FERGUSON World Premiere Begins Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective presents the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). (more...)

Lenny Wolpe and Matt Gibson to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut's own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol will run November 17 December 24, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 17th, 2017 - WAITRESS Tour, OFFICE HOUR Off-Broadway and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The national tour of WAITRESS kicks off tonight in Cleveland, previews begin tonight for Julia Cho's OFFICE HOUR at The Public and more! (more...)

Red Carpet Gala Performance of THE STEAMIE to Be Held at the King's
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Producers Neil Laidlaw and Jason Haigh Ellery are proud to announce that a special red carpet gala performance of Tony Roper's The Steamie will be held on Tuesday 24 October at King's Theatre, Glasgow as part of the play's 30th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

Ring in the Holiday Season with Geva's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

On November 22, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, 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 Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. (more...)

Vivian Reed to Sing Lena Horne at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Vivian Reed, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist, will honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Make a Splash as Largest Show in Northern Stage's History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Doug Wright, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 15 - January 7. (more...)

Edward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Cast Announced for West End Transfer of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Casting is today announced for the West End transfer for Bob Dylan's and Conor McPherson's Girl From the North Country, following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Saturday for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Mirvish
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

David Mirvish and Aubrey Dan present AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will play Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre, for a 5-week engagement March 27 - April 29, 2018. (more...)

BWW Photo Flash: A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut's own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol runs now through December 30, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

ThePianoGuys' CHRISTMAS TOGETHER Tour Coming to the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

ThePianoGuys come to Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre for a special holiday residency this December with a new live show featuring the album's holiday music and their one-of-a-kind arrangements. (more...)

Cast Announced For STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The next show is Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series is Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, running from January 10-28. Opening night is Friday, January 12 with a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 7pm, followed by the show at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

On November 22, a beloved Rochester tradition returned to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, 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 Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre presents THE CHRISTMAS VOYAGER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

This Delightful Holiday Musical is a true celebration of the Season. All the splendor of Christmas is brought to life in a magical journey through Yuletides past. The holiday songs we all know and love are wrapped up in a heartwarming celebration of spirit that will delight audiences of all ages. (more...)

Let The Old Globe Solve All Your Holiday Shopping Needs!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets for the family to our 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational family tradition, which runs now through December 24. Or for the hard-to-please culture aficionado in the group, gift an assortment of theatre experiences with season tickets or a gift certificate to share great theatre year-round. The Old Globe subscription packages a mix of four or six shows from our exciting upcoming season offer world-class theatre at substantial savings, along with the peace of mind that comes with knowing seats are reserved plus additional privileges and benefits! (more...)

Photo Flash: Northern Stage presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Doug Wright, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 15 - January 7. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams, Randy Rainbow, Randy Harrison, Well-Strung and More Join Roster for York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has added Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Julian Fleisher (February House), Randy Harrison (Cabaret), Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Randy Rainbow (Viral Video Sensation), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street), Ben Rimalower (Bad with Money), the HOT singing string quartet Well-Strung, and The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble (Judith Clurman, Director) to the line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

The Sun Comes Out Tomorrow with Starry ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Bryson, McCoo, Davis Jr., Studdard and Whatley Bring The COLORS OF CHRISTMAS To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 21, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Colors of Christmas on Friday, December 8, at 8:00pm. A holiday tradition at the McCallum, Colors of Christmas celebrates its 25th anniversary with Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Ruben Studdard and Jody Whatley. (more...)

New Year's Eve At The PGA Arts Center Will Celebrate Broadway!
by Carol Kassie - Nov 20, 2017

Top South Florida Broadway and cabaret performers Avery Sommers, John Lariviere, Melissa Boher Jacobson, and Michelle Petrucci will be joined by five talented stars of the future from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts to ring in - and sing in - 2018 at the PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens. There will be two performances on December 31st the first at 7 pm, and the second at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Australian Philharmonic Orchestra to present Star-Studded New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

For two shows only, the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra will proudly present their much-loved annual New Year's Eve Concert at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. (more...)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Stars Coming to National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS and TRAVIS WALL are pleased to announce casting for the 2018 winter tour dates of their groundbreaking new show SHAPING SOUND After The Curtain, which comes to Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre for one performance only on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Rachel Bay Jones, Rebecca Luker, BD Wong and More to Join Skip Kennon at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Skip Kennon & Friends in We'll Do It Again: The Songs of Skip Kennon on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:30pm. (more...)

James Leo Ryan and Arthur Richardson Join Donna Mills In DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson will join Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills to complete the cast of The Colony Theatre's production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Social: CRAZY FOR YOU's Danny Gardner Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Danny Gardner, currently starring opposite Ashley Spencer in Signature's CRAZY FOR YOU, takes us behind the scenes with him today on Instagram! (more...)

Original Stars Will Chase and Malcolm Gets to Reunite for STORY OF MY LIFE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents original Broadway cast members Will Chase and Malcolm Gets in The Story of My Life - Reunion Concert on December 10th at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Edward Watts and More in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, running now through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night was last night, November 9, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: AN ENCHANTED EVENING To Benefit The Oscar Hammerstein ll Museum & Education Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 8, 2017

Will Hammerstein and Oscar Hammerstein lV were at a special preview of 'An Enchanted Evening : A Night With Oscar Hammerstein ll. It's a one-of-a kind, intimate show highlighting Oscar Hammerstein's journey to become Broadway's greatest lyricist through curated documentary story-telling and imaginative performances. (more...)

BroadwayCon Announces 2018 Programming for Young Pros, Fans, Creators and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced the programming schedule for BroadwayCon 2018 on January 26-28, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. (more...)

BWW TV: Try to Remember... Broadway Legends Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Recall Career Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2017

Just last night, the York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala. (more...)


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Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Together Forever! Beth Leavel & Christopher Sieber Reunite for Paper Mill Playhouse's ANNIE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 2, 2017

They've tied a knot we never can sever! Broadway favorites Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber are back at it this holiday season, reuniting in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of ANNIE. Watch below as the newest Hannigan and Warbucks open up with Richard Ridge about their history onstage together, what they love about this musical classic, and so much more! (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

Tap Dance Superstar Savion Glover Set for the National Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Savion Glover launches the North American Tour of Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre with performances on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

James Graham's Critically Acclaimed Play QUIZ Transfers To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

James Graham, theatre's golden boy, has hit the jack-pot again. Daily Telegraph William Village, Playful Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre present the Chichester Festival Theatre production of QUIZ By James Graham. Director: Daniel Evans; Designer: Robert Jones; Lighting Designer: Tim Lutkin; Music and Sound: Ben and Max Ringham; Video Designer: Tim Reid; Movement Director: Naomi Said; Casting Director: Charlotte Sutton CDG. (more...)

York Theatre Company's Star-Studded 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Set for Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

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