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Valley Youth Theatre Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is transforming the Herberger Theater's Center Stage into a swamp fit for an ogre! Everyone's favorite fairytale characters will come to life when VYT raises the curtain on its first production of its 2017-2018 Season, Shrek the Musical. (more...)

THE RIDE Celebrates Eighth Season of Triumph
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

On Monday, October 2, 2017, THE RIDE'S Award-Winning CEO/CCO and Author/Director, RICHARD HUMPHREY, will inaugurate his eighth Season of Triumph on the streets of New York while simultaneously celebrating the sixth-month sold-out anniversary of his ground-breaking virtual-reality-driven DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE powered by The Ride. (more...)

UK Tour of BEAUTIFUL Finds Its Carole King; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce that Bronte Barbe will play 'Carole King' in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's I AM, I WILL, I DO Starring Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Grace Hightower De Niro, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presents the new musical I Am, I Will, I Do, a show that redefines relationship norms. The production, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, features book, music, and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. I Am, I Will, I Do will be directed by Christopher Scott with music direction by Matthew Croft at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: I AM, I WILL, I DO Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF)presents the new musical I Am, I Will, I Do, a show that redefines relationship norms. The production, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, features book, music, and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. I Am, I Will, I Do will be directed by Christopher Scott with music direction by Matthew Croft. The production will play (3) three performances only, July 27, 28, and 29 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd St.). (more...)

Barn Stage Company to Present the West Coast Regional Premiere of Road Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. (more...)

Lucas Coleman, David Landis to Lead The Barn Stage Company's JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Recalls Losing to BRONX TALE's Richard H. Blake on 'Star Search'
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, YOUNGER star Sutton Foster recalled her path to a multiple Tony Award-winning career. 'I was the understudy turned star,' explains the actress of her first foray on a Broadway stage in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. (more...)

Jessie Mueller Joins Star-Powered Lineup for Broadway @ Town Hall Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale has announced this week that Jessie Mueller, Tony Award winner for 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' and most recently a Tony-nominee in Sarah Barielles' 'Waitress,' will make her P-Town debut for the Broadway @ Town Hall summer concert series in Provincetown on September 3 at 6:30pm with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Take Flight at The Allenberry Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

'When I was a boy, I wished I could fly.' With these words, Peter and the Starcatcher, a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan, sets sail on a magical voyage to answer the century old-question: How did a boy named Peter become the boy who wouldn't grow up? (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green Joins TIM REALBUTO & FRIENDS SING JEANINE TESORI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Jenna Leigh Green is most known to television audiences as Sabrina Spellman's nemesis Libby Chessler on three seasons of the hit ABC sitcom 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.' She played the role of Heather in the Touchstone Pictures release 'You Again' opposite Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White. Ms. Green also recently appeared opposite James Franco in the film 'I Am Michael.' (more...)

The Zazzali Sisters Team Up with Rozi Baker to Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Eva and Valentina Zazzali, will be performing with Broadway, TV & film's top talent this Sunday, July 23 at 9:30pm, singing 'I Know It's Today' from Shrek the Musical with Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) in Tim Realbuto & Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to Allenberry
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 20, 2017

Keystone Theatrics and Artistic Director Dustin LeBlanc have revived theatre at Allenberry after an absence from the scene. Things are looking up and not just in Duloc. (more...)

BREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) will join the Broadway cast of the musical HAMILTON as Aaron Burr starting August 29, and Montego Glover, a Tony nominee for her performance in MEMPHIS, will join the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Angelica Schuyler starting in early September, it is announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of HAMILTON.   (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry presents SHELDON EXPLAINS IT ALL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series of new works by UConn Puppet Arts students and alumni for family audiences, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Sheldon Explains It All by Puppet Arts MFA student Zach Broome on Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center. (more...)

SCTC Adds David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD to Season 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The South Camden Theatre Company Board of Directors made some changes to the times we produce our seasons. Season 13, Celebrating Women Playwrights now opens in February, 2018 instead of September 2017. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Circle Theatre Continues 36th Season with RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Let it be war. David Lindsay-Abaire's new high-stakes comedy, Ripcord, follows a seemingly harmless bet made between two residents of the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. (more...)

Lala to Sing Songs by Jeanine Tesori with Tim Realbuto & Friends This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Laurissa Romain aka 'Lala' is excited to be be back at Feinstein's/54 Below with Tim Realbuto and many of her Broadway, TV & Film friends, singing songs by Jeanine Tesori from 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and 'Caroline or Change' this Sunday, July 23rd at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Brian Guehring Awarded Orlin Corey Medallion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Brian Guehring, the Rose Theater Education Director and Playwright-inResidence has been named a recipient of the Children's Theatre Foundation of America's (CFTA) Corey Medallion Award.  (more...)

The Second Street Players of Milford Calls for Directors!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Second Street Players of Milford Delaware have announced their 2018 season and will be taking all serious inquiries for Directors up to September 24th. Anyone interested in Directing any of the 5 Main Stage Shows  or 3 Children's Theater shows should submit a letter of interest to Joshua Gross at jgross@atlanticrhc.com The 2018 Main Stage Season is (more...)

Wolfbane's EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL Returns Groovier Than Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Wolfbane Productions, a professional, outdoor theatre company, in association with Jamerson Building Supply and Williams Collision Center, is thrilled to announce the return of 'Evil Dead: the Musical!' (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Star in KISS ME, KATE Concert at Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Bay Street Theater's Bay Street Under the Stars series presents FREE concert readings of plays and musicals in Mashashimuet Park every summer. This year, Bay Street will present Kiss Me, Kate with a book by Bella and Sam Spewack and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: It's Her Turn! Get a First Look at Julia Murney in GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays now through August 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Gallery Theater Announces Auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Gallery Theater will be holding auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL, September 11 & 12 with callbacks on September 13 (more...)

TM Opens New Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Shrek the Musical kicks off Theatre Memphis' 98th season on the Lohrey Stage and runs August 18 - September 10, 2017. Adapted from a hit animated film, Shrek the Musical follows Shrek, an embittered ogre, and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful yet temperamental Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive power-hungry Lord Farquaad and a gang of fairytale misfits, and you've got a singing and dancing extravaganza, perfect for an evening of great family fun. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in Star VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

TRH Productions have released the exclusive first image of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes prior the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur which will run for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Ignites the Stage with BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The international smash-hit musical Billy Elliot The Musical makes its Colorado mountain premiere courtesy of Breckenridge Backstage Theatre performing at the Riverwalk Center August 25 - September 3, 2017. Billy Elliot follows a boy as he trades in his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. In an unforgettable story set in a small mining town in Northeast England, a dance teacher finds a diamond in the rough when she discovers Billy - a young boy with a passion for dance who inspires the whole community. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics to Present SHREK This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics will proudly be going green again -- from garden to swamp -- when it brings the hilarious tale of everyone's favorite unlikely hero to dazzling new life onstage this winter! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman & More Rehearse for Cape Playhouse's GYPSY!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 4, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Theatre Memphis to Open 98th Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Shrek the Musical kicks off Theatre Memphis' 98th season on the Lohrey Stage and runs August 18 - September 10, 2017. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announced today that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning West End and Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale next week ahead of performances at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. Join The Barn Stage Company for this delightfully imaginative production, perfect for the whole family! (more...)

Review Roundup: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theatre in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The world premiere of TREVOR the musical opens tonight at Writers Theatre. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Set for REBEKAH M. ALLEN: BAD YEAR/GOOD MUSIC at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stars from Broadway's HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and FUN HOME will gather for "Bad Year/Good Music," featuring the work of emerging musical theater writer Rebekah M. Allen (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Winner, Best Lyrics/Composition for WE ARE THE TIGERS). (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics Announces Full 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is announcing the first scheduled production of its 2018 season. (more...)

GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Irregular Entertainment producers David Galpern and Charles Roy, announced today that they are producing a new production of Grease: The Musical starring Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy, Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo, and introducing Dylan S. Wallach (Summer Blink, (Blank) My Life) as Danny, directed by Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical; Shrek, The Musical), this fall at The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Previews begin November 1, 2017, with Opening Night on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale September 5, 2017. (more...)

Charlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd today announce the cast for the world premiere of The Night Pirates, adapted from the best-selling children's book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. (more...)

Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse has announced a star studded cast for its production of Little Women the Musical, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Little Women the Musical is directed by past LCP Board Member Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)

CRADLE TWO GRAVE, About Twin Sisters Grappling with Mental Illness, to Close Corkscrew Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of Cradle Two Grave, written and directed by Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

Sutton Foster Signs on for 'Broadway @ Town Hall' Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Mark Cortale's Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown is set to welcome Sutton Foster, Tony Award winner for "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and star of the hit TV Land series "Younger" by "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, on Sunday, August 13 at 6:30pm with Michael Rafter at piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Julia Murney and More for GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, Starring Jason Graae, to Knock the Ball Out of the Park at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with Damn Yankees, one of the most enduring Broadway musicals, featuring a score by legendary composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a cast that includes a number of veterans of New York City's Broadway stages. (more...)

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