Sister Act on Tour

by Rosanne DellAversano - Jan 30, 2019

What's hot in 2019 at the Delaware theaters you know and love. (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN's Nico DeJesus Takes Over Instagram Tomorrow!
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 29, 2019

Pretty Woman cast member Nico DeJesus is welcoming us to Hollywood as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram Story tomorrow, January 30th. Make sure to head over to tune in for this two-show day because missing it would be a big mistake. Huge. (more...)

The Green Room 42 Presents #LOVESTORY A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The Green Room 42 presents #LoveStory A New Musical as part of their New Works Series on Thursday, February 7th at 9:30pm. In an unforgettable reimagining of the 2015 Fringe Festival Favorite, extended by popular demand, join us on a journey of finding #love in the Twenty First Century! (more...)

by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 29, 2019

La productora Espiral Magica busca a la protagonista para su proximo proyecto TALLER DE CORAZONES. (more...)

Cody Simpson Extends in ANASTASIA Through April 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The producers of Anastasia have announced that Cody Simpson has extended his engagement in the hit musical for eight additional weeks. Simpson made his Broadway debut as "Dmitry" on November 29, 2018 and will continue to star in the Broadway production through April 14, 2019. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Announces 2019–20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Following an exhilarating 2018-19 season, Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, announced the productions that will comprise its 2019-20 season. Highlights include the hilarious maritime musical, ANYTHING GOES; the satirical farce, IT'S ONLY A PLAY; the Tony Award-winning musical, NEWSIES; the Broadway sci-fi cult musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; the sidesplitting play, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR; and the critically-acclaimed musical, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Hillbarn Theatre closes its season with the world premiere play THE FOUR GIFTS, based on the memoir of San Mateo local Fr. Joseph Bradley. All performances will be held at Hillbarn Theatre, (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City). Subscriptions ($210 - $336) are on sale now at or by calling 650.349.6411. Tickets for individual productions will go on sale at a later date. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

The World of Musicals is making its Jacksonville premier, coming to the Times-Union Center's Terry Theater on March 30, 2019 for one performance only. (more...)

Kerry Butler Stars in SEEING RED, As Part of TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Seeing Red by Joey Mazzarino and Aron Accurso, starring Kerry Butler and Directed by Jenn Thompson and presented by Laura Kriete-Bain as part of the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series on February 4, 2019 at 7pm at the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, NYC. The reading is free but reservations are required: please email name and number of tickets requested to, or use the bright red ticketing box at (more...)

Beth Malone, Tony Award Nominee For FUN HOME Joins Broadway @ NOCCA Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2019

Beth Malone, Broadway star of Angels in America and Tony Award nominee for the smash hit musical Fun Home, will make her Broadway @ NOCCA series debut on Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 PM with Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky for one show only! During her stay in New Orleans, Beth will also give a workshop for the musical theatre students at NOCCA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, With Pasek and Paul, Cynthia Erivo, Cameron Mackintosh, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF) was held January 18-20, 2019 at The Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. (more...)

VIDEO: Orfeh Performs 'Rodeo Drive' From PRETTY WOMAN on The View
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2019

The cast of Pretty Woman recently appeared on The View, where Orfeh lit up the stage with the song 'Rodeo Drive.' (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of PRETTY WOMAN Performs 'You're Beautiful' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2019

On today's episode of 'The View,'  the cast of 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' performed 'You're Beautiful'! Watch the performance below. (more...)

Creative Cauldron Presents THUNDER KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The mysterious guitar playing shapeshifter knocks on Creative Cauldron's doors again in Thunder Knocking on the Door, a blues musical fable written by Keith Glover, with lyrics and music by three-time Grammy award winner Keb' Mo' and Anderson Edwards. The acclaimed artists behind Creative Cauldron's Bold New Works productions, Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner, are directing and choreographing the production. Smith received praise for his gorgeously and lovingly directed Thunder Knocking at the Door production, which played a sold out run at Creative Cauldron back in 2013. The show runs from February 14 March 10 at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 7:30PM, and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:00PM. Press Night is Saturday, February 16th at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2019

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a boffo incarnation of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Running through March 3rd at the Long Island venue, the musical is strongly directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely stellar cast many of whom have been in previous productions of this show. While we know Buddy (along with a few of his friends) died young and tragically in a plane crash, Alan Janes has certainly created a joyous celebration of Buddy's life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story, Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater presents BUDDY -THE Buddy Holly STORY. playing now through Sunday, March 3, 2019. Check out photos of all the action of the show's opening night on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: The John W. Engeman Theater Presents BUDDY –THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Larissa Fasthorse, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and More Join BROADWAY ROUNDTABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 16th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 25, 2019 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rodel Salazar of IF/THEN at Stagecrafters Wants You to Wonder 'What If?'
by Stefani Chudnow - Jan 22, 2019

Royal Oak's very own Stagecrafters is bringing one of Broadway's recent musicals, If/Then, to Metro Detroit starting January 25th at the Baldwin Theatre. If/Then, originally starring Broadway superstar Idina Menzel as Elizabeth, is a very human story that pretty much anyone can relate to. Elizabeth, a recent divorcee, returns to New York after spending 12 years in Phoenix with her husband. In the same park at the same time, she reconnects with one of her old college friends, Lucas, and becomes friends with a stranger, Kate. Then she's met with a choice: does she seek out new experiences as "Liz," or does she start advancing her professional career as "Beth?" Following these two different storylines, we learn the consequences of both choices and discover the power that a single decision can have on your life. If/Then is directed by Rodel Salazar. To learn about the production, BroadwayWorld Detroit spoke with Salazar about his inspirations, his favorite scenes, and more. You can read our interview below. (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Bonnie Milligan, Terrance Mann, Nancy Opel Lead Reading of GREETINGS FROM NIAGARA FALLS From The Creative Team Of NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that earlier this month, a reading was held for a new musical titled GREETINGS FROM NIAGARA FALLS. The new musical currently in development reunites the creative team behind Disney's NEWSIES. The musical features music by Alan Menken, book by Harvey Fierstein, and lyrics by Jack Feldman. JV Mercanti directed the reading. (more...)

ANASTASIA Tickets Go On Sale Friday This Friday At Broadway In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce tickets for ANASTASIA, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical inspired by the beloved film, will go on sale on Friday, January 25. ANASTASIA will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 26 through April 7, 2019. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

 Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Once on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Previews will be on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7, 2019. With music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, and book by Enda Walsh, this enchanting and emotionally captivating musical love story is based on the 2007 movie by John Carney. (more...)

JAG Productions Shines Spotlight On Black Female Playwrights In 3rd Annual JAGfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2019

Every February for the past two years, JAG Productions has invited African-American theatre artists to spend a week in White River Junction, Vermont to further the development of a new play or solo performance. Over the course of the one-week residency, three-five projects receive an intensive workshop, constructive feedback, and a staged reading for the public at Briggs Opera House! (more...)

ANASTASIA Tickets On Sale Now For Orlando Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Phillips Center announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will go on sale today, Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. Groups of 10 or more contact or 407.455.5550. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice. (more...)

DESDE MI VENTANA rinde homenaje a Pasek y Paul
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 18, 2019

SuerteEnMiVida presenta el proximo mes de mayo DESDE MI VENTANA, un concierto teatralizado que rinde homenaje a los compositores y letristas Benj Pasek y Justin Paul (DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SMASH), y que hara un repaso por los temas mas iconicos de su carrera hasta el momento. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shannon Connolly of LUCKY STIFF at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Feb 9, 2019


THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning play wright Tennessee Williams, take a look through the fading memory books of Tom's fractured life in The Glass Menagerie. Living with his controlling mother and introverted sister Laura, who lives in her own world of make believe, Tom struggles as the pillar of his family. As the memories are revealed, Tom and his mother Amanda, wish for nothing more than for Laura to find a loving husband. When Tom sets up a blind date for his sister with his coworker from the shoe warehouse, Amanda's obsession and frustration is pushed to new extremes, while Laura is left vulnerable and exposed like her glass figurines. (more...)

BWW Interview: RENT'S Joanne, Lencia Kebede, Talks The 20th Anniversary Tour At The McCallum Theatre and More
by David Green - Feb 6, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent for five performances, Friday, February 8, through Sunday, February 10. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. I had the chance to chat with Lencia Kebede who plays Joanne in this current production, as the tour is making its way to The McCallum, about her personal journey and her journey with Rent. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation. (more...)

Herberger Theater Center And Arizona Broadway Theatre Co-Present AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

'S Wonderful! Love, dreams, and the joy of being alive! An enduring story of hope, romance, and love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II, An American in Paris is the Broadway musical adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film featuring some of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved music including I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love and They Can't Take That Away from Me. (more...)

Marc Shaiman to Receive Icon Award at Music Supervisor Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards will honor composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman with the Icon Award, according to Variety. The awards take place on February 13 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)

Legendary Composer Alan Menken Performs At The Auditorium Theatre, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The legendary songwriter Alan Menken comes to Chicago for a one-night-only performance at the historic Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, March 30, 2019. In his one-man show A Whole New World of Alan Menken, the man behind songs like "Under the Sea" (The Little Mermaid), "Somewhere That's Green" (Little Shop of Horrors), "A Whole New World" (Aladdin), and "Be Our Guest" (Beauty and the Beast) performs some of these beloved songs and tells stories from throughout his expansive career. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Honors the 60th Anniversary of 'The Day The Music Died'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2019

February 3 was the 60th Anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story celebrated the anniversary at the show and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Carolee Carmello Makes Bay Area Concert Debut Live At The Orinda
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will make a rare concert appearance and her long-awaited Bay Area concert debut at the historic Orinda Theatre as part of the Live At the Orinda concert series. (more...)

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, LION KING and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's February Stage-to-Screen Report
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Many stage to screen announcements were made in January, and we're here to catch you up on all the news. It was announced that 'Be Prepared' will be included in the live action version of THE LION KING, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz are working on a live-action HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and Corey Hawkins has been cast as Benny in the upcoming IN THE HEIGHTS film. (more...)

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre At Willow Lawn Presents PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the third production of the 2018/19 Children's Season, Pinocchio, opening Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. This play tells the classic tale of Geppetto's little wooden puppet whose only wish is to be a real boy. (more...)

Cast Announced for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER At The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances begin on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Federico Bellone, director de GHOST, EL MUSICAL
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Feb 20, 2019

Hablamos con el responsable de la nueva produccion de LETSGO que llegara a la Gran Via en octubre de este año. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Marissa Perry Will Direct SISTER ACT At Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Raise your voice! Connecticut's historic Downtown Cabaret Theatre has announced the final players of their sure-to-be fabulous Sister Act. Directed by original Broadway cast member Marissa Perry (who is also beloved for her starring turn in Hairspray), the production features an equally glittering cast of local performers. Click here to see the official list! (more...)

Tickets For Disney's ALADDIN On Sale At DPAC On March 7, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions and DPAC announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 7 at 10 am as part of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's 2019/20 season. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at DPAC on Wednesday, October 2 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Saturday, October 26. The opening night is Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Adam Pascal Returns to PRETTY WOMAN For Five Shows Only This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Pretty Woman: The Musical will welcome back Adam Pascal to Hollywood Boulevard for five performances only this week. Adam Pascal will play Edward Lewis from Tuesday, February 19, through Friday, February 22, 2019, during Andy Karl's time off. (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL to Feature In Display At Planet Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

A new display has opened at Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway) honoring the late director Garry Marshall, which features special artifacts from the original workshop of the Broadway hit PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, now playing to sold out crowds at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st Street). These artifacts include Garry Marshall's blue script binder he used on every film, his notebook from the first workshop and reading of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, and the original A-camera slate from the PRETTY WOMAN film, among other items. This special display will remain open until September 2019. (more...)

Jason Manford Will Star In UK Tour of CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment present a brand-new UK tour of the Tony Award winning musical "CURTAINS" starring comedian Jason Manford. The production will open at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on the 4 October 2019 and will tour the UK and Ireland until 4 April 2020 where the production will complete its run at the Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre. Full tour details can be found below and on the website, Further venues and casting to be announced, (more...)

Casting Announced For AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At Mercury Theatre Colchester And Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Paul Taylor-Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester in association with Tamasha Theatre Company have announced casting for their brand-new production of Ain't Misbehavin' - the first London revival in almost 25 years - playing at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 19 April to Saturday 1 June, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from Friday 15 - Saturday 30 March. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

JOYFUL! llega al Teatro Rialto de Madrid
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Feb 14, 2019

El primer espectaculo que reune gospel, soul, funky, R&B y swingbeat llega a Madrid el proximo 18 de  marzo al Teatro Rialto de la Gran Via. (more...)

Victoria Clark To Appear In Song And Conversation At CSC, One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Complementing performances of Tony Award-winning actress and director Victoria Clark's production of Conor McPherson's new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death, Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) presents the second installment of its new Classic Conversations series. The series began with acclaimed actor Raul Esparza on the occasion of his "blisteringly good" (New York magazine) turn in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; another conversation will be announced this spring. The March 5 at 7pm event will serve as a rare, intimate, and engaging distillation of Clark's life in theater through conversation-with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and celebrated music director Ted Sperling-and song. Sperling, who memorably worked with Clark on The Light in the Piazza, for which they both received Tony Awards, will also accompany Clark on piano for the musical portion of the evening. This one-night-only engagement takes place Tues, March 5 at 7pm at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th Street, New York); tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at or 212-352-3101 (or toll free 866-811-411). The Dance of Death runs in repertory with director Shariffa Ali's staging of Yael Farber's Mies Julie through March 10. (more...)

NikoFrank Productions Presents LADIES IN ACTION With Star Director Victoria Clark
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Maggie Politi & Spiro Marcos, co-founders of NikoFrank Productions, presented the screening of a female film making initiative, Ladies In Action. It's a series of 4 short films, eclectic in genre, all written by, directed by, and starring women. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Make Its Premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is pleased to announce that Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will play an exclusive two-week engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) beginning Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and running through Sunday, April 21, 2019. Press night is set for Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ At SPAHouston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. The national tour will play for two days only February 23- 24, 2019 at SPAHouston/Jones Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch The Cast of TUTS' MAMMA MIA Preview 'Dancing Queen'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

In the video below watch as the Dynamos preview 'Dancing Queen' from TUTS' Mamma Mia! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

SMTC is excited to announce one of its biggest casts ever for its upcoming production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. TV and stage stars Dawnn Lewis (TVs "A Different World", "Major Crimes", "Veronica Mars"; Dreamgirls and Sister Act: The Musical) and Marc Koeck (50th Anniv. International tour of West Side Story) appear in the jazz-age treat. Performances will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces Its 2019 - 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin J. O'Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) announces its 2019-2020 Main Stage Season, sponsored by Northwell Health. (more...)

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