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Ford Centre for the Performing Arts [Main Hall] (Toronto, )
5040 Yonge Street
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Based on the film by Billy Wilder


WILDWOOD At Feinstein's/54 Below Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW , Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel ( Songbird , The Last Goodbye ) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz ( Dust Can't Kill Me ) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm. (more...)

A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD Comes to Pear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2018

LA Stage Alliance Nominated Actress and New Times Winner, Best Actress Susan Claassen stars in the Bay Area premiere of "A Conversation With Edith Head" at Pear Theatre from December 7 through 16. The internationally acclaimed show, based on EDITH HEAD'S HOLLYWOOD by Edith Head and Paddy Calistro, is a feast of delicious behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood's greatest stars that provide an intimate portrait of Hollywood's legendary costume designer. "A Conversation With Edith Head" previews on December 6, with press and Opening Night on Friday, December 7 (followed by a champagne gala). The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through December 16. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

The Other Palace Will Hold Workshop of UNMASKED, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 26, 2018

This November Andrew Lloyd Webber's career is coming to the stage in Unmasked at The Other Palace. (more...)

Karen Mason Celebrates 20 Years Of Davenport's Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Award-winning vocalist, Broadway star, and recording artist Karen Mason returns in concert to celebrate Chicago's premier cabaret Davenport's 20th anniversary. Karen was the first performer to headline the club when it opened it's doors in November, 1998. Karen is taking time off from her current role as Madame Giry in the North American premier of LOVE NEVER DIES - Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Glenn Close to Receive Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Glenn Close is set to receive the prestigious Maltin Modern Master Award at the 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the festival announced today.  Close will be honored on Saturday, February 2nd for her longstanding contributions to the film industry, most recently gracing the silver screen in Sony Pictures Classics' The Wife. Leonard Maltin will return for his 28th year to moderate the evening. (more...)

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Announces Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

The Path Fund Inc. is pleased to announce the full cast of performers that will appear at the 25th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY will honor legendary Rock & Roll drummer from Bad Company and Free, SIMON KIRKE, and two-time TONY Award winner for Fun Home, Assassins - MICHAEL CERVERIS. (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

James Dinsmore Joins The West End Team Of WARDROBE In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

True and inspiring story of Trooper Patrick Fowler, cut off from his regiment and hiding in wardrobe behind enemy lines, to be brought to life in concert development of the brand new musical. Wardrobe. Sunday 4thNovember 2018 at the Sands Film Studio (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Gerónimo Rauch y Carlos Rivera interpretan 'Hijo de la Luna'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 20, 2018

Los dos artistas se han unido para versionar el tema de Mecano en el nuevo trabajo discografico de Geronimo Rauch (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast & Creative Announcement For Premiere Of MOB WIFE, A MAFIA COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

Starbuck Theatre Company today announced its cast and creative team for the World Premiere Developmental Workshop Performance of 'Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy', playing at The Cockpit, London January 24-26th 2019. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli to Lead Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL, Hunter Foster Directs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals announces the full cast of their new production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with more Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer For Signature Theater's BILLY ELLIOT in DC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the trailer for Signature Theater's Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical will run from October 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Gardiner Helps Two Billys Take Flight in Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 19, 2018

Audiences familiar with Signature Theatre know that it is not uncommon for Matthew Gardiner to wear dual hats as both a musical's director and choreographer. However, having dual actors tackle the lead role brings its own set of unique challenges. (more...)

Kingsley Leggs, Alan H. Green, and More Announced For NAMT's Festival Of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

NAMT has announced final casting for this year's Festival, along with programming details for the Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The Festival of New Musicals will take place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Glenn Close and Hugh Jackman to be Honored at the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

dick clark productions announced today several spectacular additions to the list of honorees at the 22nd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.”  Glenn Close will receive the “Hollywood Actress Award” for her stunning performance in Sony Pictures Classic's The Wife, while Hugh Jackman will be recognized for his powerful turn in Sony Pictures' The Front Runner. Damien Chazelle will receive the “Hollywood Director Award” for his work on Universal Pictures' First Man. (more...)

Award Winning Cast For Bucks County Playhouse's I HATE HAMLET, 11/9-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Tony award-winner, Elizabeth Ashley ("Take Her She's Mine") and Tony nominee Tom Hewitt ("The Rocky Horror Show") will headline a refreshed production of Paul Rudnick's witty, laugh out loud comedy, "I Hate Hamlet" at Bucks County Playhouse, November 9 - December 1. The play marks Ashley's return to the Playhouse after co-starring opposite Robert Redford in the pre-Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." (more...)

Way Off Broadway Celebrates The Holiday Season With SILVER BELLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing theatre, is not only in the midst of it 25th Silver Anniversary Season but it is planning to celebrate its 25th Christmas show with the brand new musical Silver Bells. (more...)

Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce final casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS along with The Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30! a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Dancers Over 40 Presents We're Still Here! Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Dancers Over 40 presented 'WE'RE STILL HERE!', a song and dance concert with performers from the Broadway and Concert stages. (more...)

Leicester Curve Releases Annual Report and Announce Plans To Increase Auditorium Capacity
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Today Curve theatre in Leicester has announced another successful year and confirmed an additional 67 seats will be added to its larger auditorium during 2019, taking the seating capacity to 969. (more...)


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VIDEO: Eight Local Stars To Take Stage In Philadelphia Theatre Company's SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the director and full cast for the Pennsylvania premiere of Lynn Nottage's Sweat. This Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner explores Reading Pennsylvania's shrinking industrial economy and shares the fear, tragedy and hopefulness of a community being forced to accept inevitable change. The production will kick-off the first produced season under new Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. Justin Emeka directs a cast filled with local stars and Barrymore Award-winners who have earned extensive theatre, film and television credits. Sweat will run from October 12 to November 4, 2018 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Subscriptions and single tickets for the 2018-2019 season are already on sale and are available in person at the box office, online at philatheatreco.org or by phone at 215-985-0420. (more...)

WILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz (Dust Can't Kill Me) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2018
by - Oct 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Judy Kuhn and More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal company for its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel). (more...)

Dancers Over 40 Announces Program For 'We're Still Here!'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Dancers Over 40 will present 'WE'RE STILL HERE!', a song and dance concert with performers from the Broadway and Concert stages. (more...)

Lorena Gómez y Agoney serán invitados especiales en el concierto de Gerónimo Rauch
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 12, 2018

El artista argentino anuncio anoche en sus redes sociales que ambos cantantes participaran en su concierto del proximo 17 de octubre en los Teatros del Canal (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/12: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Lab, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Jagged Little Pill will stage a developmental lab this winter, and more! (more...)

Patti LuPone Sounds Off About Webber, Glenn Close, Sondheim, and COMPANY
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 11, 2018

Patti LuPone is never one to keep quiet about her opinions. Her recent interview with The Guardian is no exception. (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Complete Casting For Jeff Calhoun-Helmed Production Of THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its 60th season with a highly imaginative production of Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning exuberant masterpiece THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies), this tap dancing-infused production stars legendary Broadway song and dance man Noah Racey as Harold Hill. Calhoun and Racey previously collaborated on the smash hit world premiere of Noah Racey's Pulse at Asolo Rep in 2013. The perfect family holiday outing, THE MUSIC MAN begins previews on November 13, opens November 17 and runs through December 29 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Alhambra To Open 1776
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.  1776 will open at Jacksonville's iconic Alhambra Theatre & Dining on October 17.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Day One of Rehearsals For ROCKERS ON BROADWAY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 9, 2018

The Path Fund Inc. will present the 25th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY® Monday, November 12, which will honor legendary Rock & Roll drummer from Bad Company and Free, SIMON KIRKE, and two-time TONY Award winner for Fun Home, Assassins - MICHAEL CERVERIS. (more...)

Some 'Buddy' Comes to the Carpenter Center for the Holidays in ELF: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings everyone's favorite Elf to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in the new holiday classic Elf: The Musical November 30 - December 9.  Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West box office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Karen Mason, E. Faye Butler, and More to Perform at Sarah Siddons Gala Honoring Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Betty Buckley, star of stage, screen and television will accept the "Actor of the Year" Award at this year's Sarah Siddons gala fundraiser. Ms.Buckley, who has been called 'The Voice of Broadway,' is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. 2018 also finds her leading the first national tour ofHello, Dolly!, as Dolly Levi, which will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited four-week engagement October 23 through November 17, 2018. She is also currently co-starring in AMC's hit series "Preacher". Among her many illustrious credits, Betty Buckley is a Tony Award winner, Olivier Award nominee and American Theater Hall of Fame inductee. (more...)

Bid Now To Win Aftershow Cocktails with Glenn Close & 2 Tickets to MOTHER OF THE MAID in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Bid to win 2 tickets to the Off-Broadway show Mother of the Maid at the Public Theater in NYC, as well as a chance to meet star, Glenn Close, and share a drink after the show!  (more...)

Bid for Aftershow Cocktails with Glenn Close & Two Tickets to MOTHER OF THE MAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Bid to win 2 tickets to the Off-Broadway show Mother of the Maid at the Public Theater in NYC, as well as a chance to meet star, Glenn Close, and share a drink after the show!  (more...)

VIDEO: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL At Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical runs now thru January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical runs now thru January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

AARON LAZAR: BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD Comes to Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Broadway heartthrob Aaron Lazar, currently starring in the smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Ahmanson Theatre, will make his Los Angeles concert debut in his show Broadway to Hollywood for one performance only at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Monday, November 19, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sean Thompson on Touring LOVE NEVER DIES
by Frank Benge - Nov 5, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to one of Broadway's longest running musicals, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, is his show LOVE NEVER DIES; which is currently touring across the United States. The tour staging is inspired by the reworked 2011 Australian production of the musical. To give Austin audiences an inside look into the show, we talked with Sean Thompson who plays hero turned flawed husband and father, Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny. (more...)

Branden & James Bring THE BROADWAY COVERS PROJECT to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Fresh off their triumphant debut at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, Branden & James-the "powerhouse cello and vocal duo" (The Fight Magazine)-head to the West Coast with their show, The Broadway Covers Project. (more...)

Heath Saunders Joins Cast of WILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz (Dust Can't Kill Me) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm. In the 1950's, Wildwood NJ was known as "The Las Vegas of the East." For three months a year, this small south Jersey town turned into the biggest party of the summer. Everything converged in Wildwood- The Rat Pack, doo wop, soul, and the beginnings of rock and roll. (more...)

Winners Announced For The West End Wilma Awards 2018 - HEATHERS, HAMILTON, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

West End Wilma, the mother and son theatre blogging duo, have announced the winners of the 5th annual Wilma Awards which took place yesterday, Sunday 4 November 2018 at the Arts Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sean Thompson of LOVE NEVER DIES at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - Nov 4, 2018

A Philly boy, Sean Thompson, sees the country in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. See how he got to be so lucky. (more...)

BWW Review: Like Panoramic Pease, MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Was Fun While It Lasted
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 2, 2018

After we're rid of the obligatory 'Memory,'CP's fond farewall to Pease Auditorium, THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, is a lot of fun - but not a lot of music, (more...)

Lonny Price Signs at Paradigm Talent Agency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

According to Variety, director, actor, and writer Lonny Price has signed with Paradigm Talent Agency for representation in all areas. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nancy Anderson
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 2, 2018

Today's subject, Nancy Anderson, has been living her theater life on Broadway and in regional theaters for many years now. You can currently see her as the tight-fisted, but caring dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at Signature Theatre. The production plays through January 6, 2019 in the MAX space. Directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, it very well may be the largest production the company has presented to date. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Fankhauser and Elizabeth Ashley Star In I HATE HAMLET at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

 Audiences are thoroughly enjoying themselves at Bucks County Playhouse's production of Broadway's hilarious romantic comedy "I Hate Hamlet." The production, which runs through December 1 and was hailed by The New York Times as "Unapologetically silly…hilarious!" is directed by Marc Bruni ("Beautiful: The Carol King Musical"). (more...)

Grant Richards of Signature Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Takes Over Instagram Today!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 10, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Signature Theatre's Billy Elliot with Grant Richards as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram today, November 10th! Follow along as Richards shows you his two show day while performing as Adult Billy! Be sure to tune in today! (more...)

Catherine Alcorn as THE DIVINE MISS BETTE next Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Award-winning Aussie cabaret star Catherine Alcorn will be performing her widely acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Thursday, November 8, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents.  (more...)

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