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Showboat

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 father’s show boat to marry him in the 1880s. Years of heartbreak return her to the show boat in the 1920s.

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by Sally Henry - Sep 7, 2019
Next week, Atlanta audiences get to witness a superstar take the stage with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
We took a trip to the Pridelands yesterday as The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Casting is announced for the musical 'tick, ticka?? Boom!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September - Sunday 27 October.
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 3, 2019
Get ready to head to the Pridelands because The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Wednesday, September 4th, to celebrate National Wildlife Day! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic that goes into creating the circle of life on the stage of the Minksoff Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series, hosted and music-directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, will return to NOCCA's Lupin Hall for its eighth consecutive year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019
The Waterfront Theatre School, Cape Town's most established college for the Performing Arts, will hold their annual national auditions in Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg from 9 September 2019.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Peggy Gohl has been performing internationally most of her adult life. As a featured soloist she has worked alongside stars such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, George Burns, Regis Philbin, Jackie Gleason, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, The Inkspots, Patrick Swayze, Louis Prima, and Joan Rivers, just to name a few! She studied at the Civic Light Opera, and worked alongside Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston in 'Damn Yankees', portrayed Ellie in 'Showboat' with Mickey Rooney and Ado Annie in 'Oklahoma' with John Davidson. Peggy was also the opening act for Magician David Copperfield as well as being featured at Radio City Music Hall (backed by a 65-piece orchestra).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the hit musical comedy FOREVER PLAID at the Greer Cabaret Theater October 31 - December 29, 2019. Don't miss the legendary Off-Broadway smash that has been making crowds swoon for years. Join 'the Plaids' as they pay affectionate - and hilarious - musical homage to the close-harmony crooners of the 1950s.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Rubicon Theatre opens the company's 22nd Season with an environmental production of the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opening October 26 at 7pm and continuing through November 10, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 23, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001. 
by Amy Oestreicher - Oct 16, 2019
Avery Sommers has had a fantastic career so far, appearing on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum. Now, the versatile performer makes her New York solo debut in an extraordinary collection from the Great American Songbook. In this BWW Exclusive Interview, Sommers talks about the inspiration behind For Sentimental Reasons.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company has just extended the company's acclaimed, sold-out production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which now continues through November 17, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 24, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The ribbit-ing return of Ensemble Theatre's first commissioned family-friendly musical, The Frog Princess, leaps to the stage December 4, 2019-January 4, 2020. This musical spin on the beloved classic Russian fairy tale celebrates the beauty within each of us and receives a contemporary twist by local creative team Joseph McDonough (playwright) and David Kisor (composer and lyricist). This year's production is the first time it will have appeared on the ETC stage in twelve years. With an revitalized script, intricate costumes, and a lavish set, The Frog Princess is holiday fun for the entire family! Directed by D. Lynn Meyers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The Emojiland kingdom is now complete! Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster) will take on the role of the Man In Business Suit Levitating emoji, along with Jacob Dickey (Aladdin Broadway as Aladdin) as Smiling Face with Sunglasses, (aka a?oeSunnya??), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland & The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Tours) as Guardsman, Heather Makalani (Aladdin) as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour) as Woman Dancing and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line First Revival Tour) as Man Dancing.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
A musical comedy noir, with book by Maureen Chadwick, co-creator of the original TV series, and music & lyrics by Kath Gotts (also co-creators of 'Bad Girls - The Musical'), 'Footballers' Wives - The Musical' is based around the first TV series, and follows the fall and rise of super-bitch Tanya Turner - captain's wife and old school femme fatale - as she struggles to keep her marriage afloat to footballer and lothario, Jason Turner, amidst groupies, meddling club chairmen, deception, betrayal and murder.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is announced casting for the 28th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway star Mark Jacoby returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by Angie Stanton - Jul 29, 2019
ANASTASIA rolls into town this week with Tari Kelly, an East High School alum, who began her career here in Madison on the well-worn stages of community theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by Paul Smith - Jul 20, 2019
Hamilton is ready to blow us all away as they enter their fourth year of their monumental Broadway run! Take a look at the current cast that is burning up the Richard Rodgers stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Welcome to Rydell High, where star-crossed Danny and Sandy try to find a place for their forbidden love. Grease will have you hand jivin' and beboppin' all the way down the aisles!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to New York in a special concert presentation from Manhattan Concert Productions on February 17th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall! In celebration of the highly-anticipated production, we're giving you a guide to the star-studded cast, including Noah Galvin, Alex Newell, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, and so many more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook (PGAS) today announced the launch of the exciting new After Dinner Cabaret series to be held at the beautiful, newly renovated North Palm Beach Country Club, which is open to the public and located at 951 US-1.
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020
Lesli Margherita, currently starring in Emojiland off Broadway, just hit the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate the comedy of Mel Brooks. Watch below as she hilariously takes on 'I'm Tired' -made famous by Madeline Kahn in Brooks' 1974 classic, Blazing Saddles.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor releases his new album, American Standard on February 28TH, 2020 via Fantasy Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts today announced that legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor will perform at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival on Friday, June 19th with special guest Jackson Browne.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin will be honored with The Luminary Award at the ICONS Gala celebrating 25 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago, Monday, March 23, at the Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St. The Chicago-based couple will join Broadway legend Joel Grey who will be in attendance to receive the ICON Award at the 2020 ICONS Gala with proceeds benefiting Porchlight's artistic and youth education programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Muny announced today the choreographers and music directors for its Muny Kids and Teens 2020 season. The Muny's flagship education programs, The Muny Kids and Teens are two of nine offerings under The Crawford Taylor Education Initiative. Muny Director of Education, Tali Allen, and Artistic Associate, Michael Baxter, will serve as Artistic Directors for the groups. Information regarding upcoming auditions for The Muny Kids and Teens can be found here.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook (SPGAS) today reminded music fans that the exciting new After Dinner Cabaret series will premiere on Tuesday, March 3 at the beautiful, newly renovated North Palm Beach Country Club, which is open to the public and located at 951 US-1.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Broadway star, Norm Lewis, will be joining Children of Eden at the Arcada Theatre in Chicago in the role of Father.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Broadway vets, Danette Holden, who was last seen in Sacramento as Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone and in New York City in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Cagney, the Musical and Kevin Csolak, currently in Ivo Van Hove's new West Side Story as Arab hitting the Broadway stage December 10th in previews and who just completed shooting Steven Spielberg's reboot of West Side Story as Diesel hosted the 2019 Stangl Stage Cabaret, Hunterdon's Brightest, Home for the Holidays charity event this past Saturday, November 30th at the historic Stangl Stage. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
BRIT Award winning singer Nicola Roberts makes her stage debut in Josie Rourke's critically acclaimed and Olivier Award winning production of City of Angels.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The ribbit-ing return of Ensemble Theatre's first commissioned family-friendly musical, The Frog Princess, leaps to the stage December 4, 2019-January 4, 2020. This musical spin on the beloved classic Russian fairy tale celebrates the beauty within each of us and receives a contemporary twist by local creative team Joseph McDonough (playwright) and David Kisor (composer and lyricist). This year's production is the first time it will have appeared on the ETC stage in twelve years. With a revitalized script, intricate costumes, and a lavish set, The Frog Princess is holiday fun for the entire family! Directed by D. Lynn Meyers.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation, has been extended through June 20, 2020 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended seven times.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts have announced that The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series, hosted and music directed by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, will return to Scottsdale for the 2020 season. Kicking off the series this season will be Laura Osnes, Tony Award® nominee for her leading roles in Cinderella and Bonnie and Clyde on Broadway, and star on TV of Hallmark Channel's A Homecoming for the Holidays, on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 PM. She will be followed by Tony Award® nominated actor Norm Lewis, best known for his performances in Porgy and Bess and The Phantom of the Opera and on Television in Scandal and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, on Friday, March 6 at 8:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below presents Broadway sensation Avery Sommers (Ain't Misbehavin', Showboat, Chicago, Platinum) with her hit show, For Sentimental Reasons. One of the most versatile performers, who can sing anything from blues and gospel to musical theater and standards, Avery brings to the stage a blend of it all plus some very personal stories and highlights from her successful career including Broadway, cabaret performances, and appearances at major venues like Carnegie Hall. You might also want to warm up your vocal chords and be prepared to sing along with Avery as she makes her way from The Great White Way to the Great American Songbook and even ventures into the music of the 60s and 70s. This is one show you don't want to miss!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of dwb (driving while black) from March 19-21, 2020 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$36 and can be purchased online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/1014628.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of dwb (driving while black) from March 19-21, 2020 at 7:30 pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$36 and can be purchased online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/1014628.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
The Waterfront Theatre School, Cape Town's most established college for the Performing Arts, will hold their annual Cape Town auditions on 17 August 2019 at their studios at 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Waitress has today announced Andrew Boyer will join the smash hit West End musical in the role of Old Joe from 12 August. Boyer's previous credits include UK tours for Of Mice and Men and Shawshank Redemption, TV series Law & Orderand he has recently completed filming for HBO's upcoming series Avenue 5. He will take over the role from Shaun Prendergast, as previously seen as DC Holt in EastEnders and who will mark his final performance on 10 August.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
This Month, 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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present singer/actress Klea Blackhurst with a brand new solo show, “One Of The Girls,” a tribute to Jerry Herman.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
It's time to grab your best gal pals and head to Ogunquit Playhouse for the hilarious musical comedy Menopause The Musical®, on stage September 4 through September 14. A raucous celebration of womanhood created by Jeanie Linders and inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® applauds women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived a?oeThe Change.a?? The show is produced by special license from GFour Productions, the producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, now in its 18th year, and 14th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history. The director of the Ogunquit Playhouse production is Tony Award®-winner Seth Greenleaf. This joyful parody of 25 re-lyricized classic hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s features chart-toppers including a?oeI Heard it Through the Grapevine that You No Longer See 39,a?? and the disco favorite a?oeStayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake!a?? 
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Luck Productions is pleased to announce Luck Showboat, a special AMERICANAFEST collaboration in which the magic of Luck, TX, will be brought to Nashville's Cumberland River on September 12th via the iconic General Jackson Showboat. Slated to perform are old-time golden boysOld Crow Medicine Show and Southwest Airlines Artist On The Rise winnerKatie Pruitt, with more headlining artists to be announced in the coming weeks. “We've been working on this idea for a couple of years now,” says Luck's Executive Producer, Matt Bizer. “We are extremely excited to be bringing the Luck experience to Nashville and could not think of a more fun way to do that then on the General Jackson Showboat.” Fans who've experienced Luck's flagship event, Luck Reunion at Willie Nelson's ranch in Texas, can expect the same curated musical experience found there, and new fans who've never been “in Luck” will get a taste of the quintessential hospitality Luck Productions is known for—an event that Fast Company called the “Anti-Coachella” that is “all about the music and almost impossible to get into.” Speaking of getting in, tickets go on sale Friday, August 23rd, at 12 pm central and can be purchased at http://luckreunion.com/showboat.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Join NaTasha Yvette Williams at Feinstein's/54 Below for a night of great music, funny antidotes, and life lessons told through a musical timeline on Wednesday, September 25 at 9:30pm. It's also NaTasha's birthday show, so there is bound to be a celebrity surprise or two. There will be show tunes, country, and gospel a?" that's right a?" music, from Dolly Parton to Tamela Mann with a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston in between! Rescue, Relief, and Redemption is night of love and hope for everyone, featuring covers and original tunes to delight audiences of all agesa?? don't miss it! Come and get some R and R and R! Rescue, Relief, and Redemption!
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 2, 2019
A summer's trip to Cooperstown, NY, is for two distinct audiences: Those who come for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those, like me, who come for the opera--the Glimmerglass Festival, under General Director Francesca Zambello, where i caught up with the John Corigliano-William Hoffman THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, the brand-new BLUE by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson and a program with Supreme Court Justice (and opera buff) Ginsburg commenting on some of her favorite works.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Glimmerglass Festival production of SHOW BOAT! Check out photos of the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
On Thursday, July 25th, Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel stopped by Broadway Artists Alliance to share some words of wisdom before the students' highly anticipated industry showcase. Leavel has been starring as Dee Dee McAllen in the Broadway hit The Prom for the last year, a role for which she received a Tony® Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. She is also well known for her Tony® Award win for The Drowsy Chaperone, and her other Broadway credits include Bandstand (June Adams), Elf (Emily), Baby It's You! (Florence Greenberg, Tony® Award nomination), Mamma Mia (Donna), 42nd Street (Annie, Dorothy Brock), Showboat (Ellie), and The Civil War (Mabel, Mrs. Bixby).  Leavel took time out of her busy show schedule to connect with the students and share her advice for navigating the theater industry. 
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 13, 2019
As I took my seat in the lobby of Stratford's Festival Theatre on Monday night, the eager patron next to me leaned in and proclaimed a?oeThere is quite the buzz in here!a?? She was absolutely right. We had both arrived early enough to grab seats for WHY WE TELL THE STORY: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE--A much anticipated cabaret event conceived by Festival actor Marcus Nance who can currently be seen in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and BILLY ELLIOT. After initially selling out months before the Festival season even began, the high demand of this show led to more chairs being added and eventually to 'standing room only' tickets being sold so that as many people as possible could witness what indeed turned out to be a magical night of words and song.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.