Shrek the Musical on Tour

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2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2017
by - Sep 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL to Play in Concert with All-Star Cast at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL, a new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by 19-year-old Billy Recce, will be presented as part of the New Writer's Series at The Green Room 42 for one night only, featuring a cast of Broadway and Off-Broadway favorites. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd present The Night Pirates, adapted from the best-selling children's book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. Miranda Larson directs Charlotte Cooper (Storyteller One), Will Jennings (Storyteller Three), Victoria Lucie (Storyteller Two) and Jack McNeill (Tom). The production opens at Rose Theatre Kingston tonight 8 September, and runs until 16 September. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

MPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster opens MPAC's 23rd season with a gala performance on Friday, October 6 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$89. (more...)

2017/18 Professional Training Institute Ensemble Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble, an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.¬†¬† The 2017/18 PTI ensemble includes Elliott Brotherhood, Juliana Garcia-Malacara-Flynn, Lindsay Gleason, Durran Goodwin Jr., Kamani Graham, Meguire Hennes, Nathan Kabara, Maricella Kessenich, Logan Mu√Īoz, Bradley Nowacek, Reese Parish, Dominic Schiro, Payton Elizabeth Stovall, Kenyon Terrell, Saleaqua Winston, and Mainyia Xiong.¬† These sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Stars from Broadway's IN TRANSIT and More Set for Zak Sandler's A BIT TOO MUCH ABOUT ME at the Triad
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Stars from Broadway's In Transit, Mamma Mia!, and Shrek the Musical will take center stage in Zak Sandler's A BIT TOO MUCH ABOUT ME at the Triad Theater. (more...)

DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Brian d'Arcy James
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pretty Little Liars' JANEL PARRISH Talks GREASE Toronto
by Taylor Long - Sep 5, 2017

GREASE says 'You're the One That I Want' to Pretty Little Liars star, Janel Parrish. With previews beginning November 1st at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre, Parrish will be taking on the iconic role of Sandy - but did you know that she auditioned for a different role? (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/29/2017 - 9/5/2017
by - Sep 5, 2017

Hottest Articles on 8/29/2017 - 9/5/2017. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Looking Back on the 'Some Kind of Wonderful' Leading Ladies of BEAUTIFUL!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 2, 2017

From the Great White Way to across the pond on the West End, the story of Carole King has continued to inspire audiences to find their true voice with the timeless music sung by talented leading ladies. (more...)

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Emma Suttell - Sep 2, 2017

I have to admit, I had been counting down the days to see VYT's Shrek the Musical. Ever since seeing Wizard of Oz back in June, I had been itching to see another one of the Phoenix youth theatre's spectacular, cutting-edge shows. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

Clare Burt to Star Alongside Kelsey Grammer in BIG FISH; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Clare Burt is today announced to star as 'Sandra Bloom' alongside the previously announced Kelsey Grammer as 'Edward Bloom' in a new production of John August and Andrew Lippa's BIG FISH THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James to Help Fight Cancer by Running Chicago Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Brian d'Arcy James of Netflix's series 13 Reasons Why, Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, and Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton is set to take on the 26.2-mile-long challenge of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8th and raise money to support cancer patients and their loved ones served by the Cancer Support Community. (more...)

Cast Announced for SHREK THE MUSICAL at the Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Believe all 'ogre' again! Shrek the Musical today announces casting for the major nationwide tour. Following the unprecedented success of the first UK and Ireland tour, the original production team reunites to bring the hit musical to The Bristol Hippodrome from 8th August 2018. (more...)

Mill Mountain Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 14, 2017

Hundreds gathered in Mill Mountain Theatre's Trinkle Mainstage on September 14th to hear the fun and exciting news: Mill Mountain Theatre's 2018 Season Announcement. Their upcoming season will consist of four main stage musicals on the Trinkle, four shows for Young Audiences , three productions in the Waldron Fringe Series, two concerts in their Music Series, and a special family event. A brilliant balance of shows that all will enjoy. (more...)

Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Chasing Jack is the new riveting drama from author John S. Anastasi, previously represented Off-Broadway with Would You Still Love Me If starring Kathleen Turner. Audience members can sit in the General Courtroom Gallery for $20 or be closer in the Jury Box for $25 and be part of the action! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Farnsworth Stars in Towering NEWSIES at Utah's Tuacahn
by Wayman Wong - Sep 13, 2017

'Disney's Newsies' has been making headlines all this summer at America's regional theaters, from the MUNY in St. Louis to the Music Theatre of Wichita. Others 'carrying this banner,' Tony-winning musical have included the Wagon Wheel in Indiana, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company in Alabama, the Maine State Music Theatre and Orlando REP in Florida. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More! (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

Steffan Harri, Laura Main to Go 'Green' in SHREK THE MUSICAL on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Believe all 'ogre' again! Shrek the Musical today announces casting for the major nationwide tour. (more...)

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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...)

BWW Morning Brief August 31st, 2017: CHARM Begins Previews at MCC Theater, A BRONX TALE Welcomes New Stars and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CHARM Begins Previews at MCC Theater, A BRONX TALE Welcomes New Stars and More! (more...)

by Melissa Giordano - Aug 30, 2017

The Gateway Playhouse closes out an amazing and busy Summer season with a superb production of the musical Little Shop Of Horrors. This incarnation runs at the Bellport venue through September 9th boasting an outstanding Broadway caliber cast. Based on the classic 1960 film, book writer Howard Ashman pens - and writes the lyrics for - the theatre staple's heartfelt story. And Alan Menken's music is a fun fusion of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown. You'll more than likely be familiar with the score's popular tunes including the title song and 'Suddenly, Seymour'. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carley Stenson On Playing Fantine In LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2017

Carley Stenson's work includes Hollyoaks, Shrek: The Musical, Legally Blonde, Spamalot and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She's currently starring as Fantine in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

#WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens Host a One Night Concert to Benefit Covenant House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

On Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. at The Green Room 42, New York, NY, young performers from Broadway, Off Broadway, National Tours, Film, and Television, will perform songs that are written for teenagers, but rarely cast with actual teens. (more...)

Spend an Evening with FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the one-night-only special event, An Evening with Tony Award-Winning Composer Jeanine Tesori. The event will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 pm at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

VIDEO: Brian d'Arcy James Recalls Early Musical Theater Experiences & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Brian d'Arcy James talked to ABC News about his plethora of accomplishments, including starring in Broadway's HAMILTON and his upcoming role in 'Manhunt: Unabomber' series. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell Charm in KISS ME, KATE in Concert at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Bay Street Theater just presented its Bay Street Under the Stars series free KISS ME, KATE concert last weekend, August 25 and 26, at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. Each night was attended by over 400 people. BroadwayWorld has a look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Second Street Players Seeks Directors for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Second Street Players are looking for directors for the 2018 season. If you are interested please submit a letter of intent to  NO later than September 24, 2017. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre Announces Autumn Season of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, has announced a new season of shows. (more...)

RCT Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Season with GOOSEBUMPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Something frightfully fun is coming to Roanoke. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary Season, Roanoke Children's Theatre is proud to bring a Regional Premiere to the stage. R.L. Stine's GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium, The Musical will kick off the celebratory season, playing September 22-24, 2017 at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave SW). (more...)

Announcing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

2018 will mark a year of change for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well.               (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...)

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...)

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