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Ford Centre for the Performing Arts [Main Hall] (Toronto, )
5040 Yonge Street
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Broadway In Austin To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Producer Stephen Gabriel/Work Light Productions released today a music video in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary North American tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar.  The Olivier Award-winning production first premiered in 2016 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London.  The North American tour launches in Austin, TX in the fall of 2019 and celebrates fifty epic years since the original rock opera concept album release that began this musical theatre phenomenon. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christopher Plummer to Star in CLIFFS OF FREEDOM
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Patti LuPone will return to the film world in the historical epic, 'Cliffs of Freedom' with Christopher Plummer. The film depicts the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and is directed by Van Ling, who co-wrote the screenplay with Marianne Metropoulos and Kevin Bernhardt.  (more...)

Citadel To Stage Chicago Suburban Premiere Of Jen Silverman's Comedy THE ROOMMATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Citadel Theatre will produce Jen Silverman's acclaimed dark comedy  THE ROOMMATE, from February 1 through March 3, according to Artistic Director Scott Phelps. The production will feature Actor's Equity members Ellen Phelps and Laurie Carter Rose as the middle-aged unmarried women who find themselves living together as housemates. Citadel co-founder Ellen Phelps will play Sharon, the shy, divorced Iowan who takes in a roommate to bring in some additional income. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winner SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner and Tony nominee for Best Play: SWEAT, penned by one of today's foremost playwrights, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. Directed by Nicole A. Watson, this poignant new drama humanizes the U.S. labor crisis and its impact on Reading, Pennsylvania. SWEAT previews February 6 and 7, opens February 8 and runs through April 13 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD, SISTER ACT 3 and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's January Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

There have been many announcements in the last month about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. RENT LIVE released additional casting, Glenn Close spoke about the upcoming Sunset Boulevard film, ALADDIN released first look cast images, and SISTER ACT 3 was announced from Disney+. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Begin in WAITRESS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 7, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel begin in Waitress, and more! (more...)

NFL Star & 'The Voice' Finalist Esera Tuaolo Set For Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

NFL defensive tackle and The Voice finalist Esera Tuaolo is set to make his Los Angeles cabaret debut with his new show Mr. Aloha at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Thursday, January 24, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. Tuaolo's show Mr. Aloha features heartfelt tales and video snippets of his life experiences, classic covers, and original material. (more...)

VIDEO: Glenn Close Offers Insight on SUNSET BOULEVARD Film, Saying 'We Hope to Start Shooting This Year'
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 6, 2019

A film adaptation of Sunset Boulevard has been teased for quite some time, with Glenn Close reprising her role of Norma. Now, Close has confirmed to Variety that '[they] hope to start shooting this year.' (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Karreveld Castle
by Patrick Honor - Jan 5, 2019

After Sunset Boulevard last summer and before My Fair Lady next season, both at Karreveld Castle, Brussels is staying alive through the winter with the sound of musicals, this time with a much meatier choice by Tobiarts Productions, the Pulitzer Prize and triple Tony Awards winner Next to Normal. (more...)

Casting Announced For Seattle Rep's LAST OF THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete ensemble casting for its production of renowned Seattle playwright Steven Dietz's Last of the Boys, an emotional story of the Vietnam War's complex legacy. We meet Ben - he lives off-the-grid in his trailer in the California Central Valley, haunted by the memories of his service during the Vietnam War. His self-imposed exile is disrupted by the arrival of Ben's old war buddy, Jeeter, with his new girlfriend and her volatile mother in tow. Intimate, funny, and fierce, Last of the Boys delves into a veteran's struggle to understand his troubled past, which threatens to swallow him whole. Last of the Boys will be directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham and runs January 18 - February 10, 2019 (opening night is January 23) on the Bagley Wright stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Argentina Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Argentina Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

Judy Kuhn & Jenna Russell to Join Seth Rudetsky In London's West End February 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Producer Mark Cortale has announced a marquee trio for his acclaimed West End concert series - with two unique shows in one day, on Sunday February 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Bonnie Milligan, Brandon Uranowitz, and More Sing Along with ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY 8 at The Green Room 42
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2019

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 8th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 17th, at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Avenue, Manhattan, New York. Doors open at 7:45 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Dinner is available. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Lamon's Terms- Gettin' Zazzy with Angie Schworer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2019

What happens when one of Broadway's funniest actors decides to interview one of Broadway's funniest actors? You're about to find out, because The Prom star Josh Lamon is getting the 411 from not one, not two, not three... but four of his hilarious co-stars! (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Opens in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4. (more...)

Broadway Method Academy Announces Casting of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Casting is now complete for the upcoming classic family musical Annie, produced by Broadway Method Academy. A host of Broadway actors will be featured alongside the Academy's 45 students. (more...)

NC Theatre Announces Full Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce casting for its upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, playing February 12-17 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/11 - HAMILTON, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and More!
by BWW Special - Jan 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAMILTON, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and More! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES: TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - Jan 11, 2019

Jacksonville was blown away by the Tenth Anniversary Tour of Rock of Ages. The musical that tells the story of a bunch of dreamers on the Sunset strip, that are trying to make it big in the rock-n-roll world. Following the adventures of love, heartbreak, defeat, stardom, and the fight to keep rock-n-roll alive as a father-son team wants to destroy the Boulevard and turn it into multiple shopping centers. The musical showcases hit songs from the late 80's such as "Don't Stop Believin'", "Here I Go Again", "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", and so many more! Rock of Ages captivated every single audience member and connected us all through iconic songs and entertaining stories! (more...)

BWW Review: ASPECTS OF LOVE, Southwark Playhouse
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 11, 2019

Written between The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love belongs to the pool of Andrew Lloyd Webber's neglected musical. Back in 1989 it launched the career of none other than Michael Ball, who wowed the audiences with 'Love Changes Everything', his character Alex's big song which, surprisingly, opens the show. (more...)

Sam Harris Brings 'Stripped' To San Diego And Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Platinum selling recording artist and Tony Award nominated actor Sam Harris is set to bring his new show Stripped to Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on February 21 and Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on February 22 and 23, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. Along with his longtime musical director Todd Schroeder, Harris will perform Broadway and pop songs from his stellar 30-year career. No band, no backup singers. Just two musical stars and a piano. (more...)

UCB Will Close East Village Location, Begins Partnership With SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

According to New York Times writer Sopan Deb on Twitter, UCB will close its East Village location, a month after it had announced several layoffs. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 9, 2018
by - Dec 9, 2018

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

BWW Interview: Ron Bohmer of BOOK OF MORMON at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Christine Swerczek - Dec 8, 2018

Ron Bohmer, who plays Elder Price's father in the national tour of BOOK OF MORMON, talks about this controversial musical which he calls a 'Love Letter to Musical Theatre.' As Bohmer said, 'It really is, in my lifetime, the biggest love letter to this art form. And I love this art form! To be part of something that gives audiences that feeling every night is a deep honor.' (more...)

West End and Broadway Stars Jenna Russell and Judy Kuhn Will Join Seth Rudetsky For Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Olivier Award winner & Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday In The Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along and Fun Home at the Young Vic) and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (star of Trevor Nunn's new Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Broadway's Fun Home, Chess and Les Miserables) will join Seth Rudetsky as music director/host for two intimate concerts on Sunday, February 3 as part of the long-running Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series. (more...)

Glenn Close Says They're 'Inching Closer and Closer' to SUNSET BOULEVARD Film
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 7, 2018

The rumor mill has been running about a film adaptation of Sunset Boulevard for quite some time. Glenn Close is now confirming that something is, in fact, in the works, according to Deadline. (more...)

Casting Announced For BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in Brisbane Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

Adult casting has been announced for the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical which opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre in October 2019 followed by seasons in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020, QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020 and the Festival Theatre at Adelaide Festival Centre from September 2020. (more...)

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show Presents SNOW WAY OUT Starring Max Crumm, Lance Roberts, Maya Maniar & Dee Hoty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2018

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show's new production of the micro-musical SNOW WAY OUT is NOW AVAILABLE to subscribers! (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Argentina Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Argentina Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: NIA AND ANWAR Takes Your Average Theme Park Experience to a Whole New Level
by Jude Buot - Dec 20, 2018

With elaborate props and costumes, crowd-pleasing acrobatics and fire dances, 'Nia and Anwar and the Whale Shark Tale' is a daring new Filipino musical that might possibly be the first-of-its-kind in the southern Philippines. Performed on an open-air stage at Gloria's Fantasyland, a theme park in Dapitan City, this one-act show is packed with surprises, taking your average theme park experience to a whole new level. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Patti LuPone Plays The Savoy in 1981
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2018

We're taking you into the BroadwayWorld archives with this flashback photo! This billboard depicted Patti LuPone, advertising her engagement at The Savoy in May 1981. (more...)

Aventura Broadway Concert Series Opens with Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner January 13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Aventura Broadway Concert Series presented by the City of Aventura opens with Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner on Sunday, January 13 at 7 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. (more...)

The Stanley Clarke Band Returns To The Broad Stage, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage presents the return of four-time GRAMMY Award-winning bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke and his band on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30pm. Clarke performs with electric and acoustic ferocity, backed by a stellar troupe of exciting young musicians. Rolling Stone's first Jazzman of the Year, Clarke's creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Returns to Australia in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Adult casting has been announced for the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical which opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre in October 2019 followed by seasons in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020, QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020 and the Festival Theatre at Adelaide Festival Centre from September 2020. (more...)

James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

LaMirada and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Argentina Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Argentina Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Orchestra Seats to THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour & Private Backstage Tour with Ron Bohmer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

The lucky winner and their guest will have a theater experience unlike any other! You and your guest will receive 2 orchestra seats to the national tour of 9 time Tony-winning The Book of Mormon! After the show, you and your lucky guest will receive a private exclusive backstage tour led by The Book of Mormon star and Broadway favorite Ron Bohmer ('Price's Dad' in The Book of Mormon). (more...)

Bid Now on a 1-Hour Vocal Coaching Session with Broadway Star, Ron Bohmer, Via Skype
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

It's time to run through your scales, get opinions on audition songs and sing out with one of Broadway's best, Ron Bohmer! (more...)

Julie Garnye Performs in UNSTOPPABLE at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

After her two sold-out Rockwell Table & Stage events this past April and August, Julie Garnye & friends are back as she sings her favorite songs of strength, transition, love, forgiveness and courage. It's been five years since Ms. Garnye performed in concert in Los Angeles and, with the release of her first solo album in 2019, UNSTOPPABLE is about chasing dreams, being audacious, going for it & celebrating every win. This special edition of UNSTOPPABLE will feature holiday songs as well as songs by some of her favorite writers, including Stephen Schwartz, Lance Horne, Carly Simon, Robert and Kristen Lopez, Pasek and Paul, The Sherman Brothers, Don McLean and Journey. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/14: THE PROM Cast Recording is Available, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 14, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Original Broadway Cast Recording of The Prom is available digitally today, and more! (more...)

Audra Mae, Judy Garland's Great Grand-Niece, Sings 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Just in time for Christmas, singer-songwriter Audra Mae, the great grand-niece of Judy Garland, shares her rendition of the enchanting classic 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'. Mae is also known for writing songs and singing with artists such as Christina Aguilera, The Chainsmokers, and Avicii. The intimate live video, presented by Jammcard, shows the captivating one-take performance of just Mae and pianist Dylan Meek together at United Recording Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA.  (more...)

VIDEO: Alice Ripley Gives TED Talk on Her Process, 'Magic Takes Time'
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2018

Alice Ripley is sharing her wisdom with the world in a new TED Talk called 'Magic Take Time.' (more...)

Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7. (more...)

More Classic Broadway Comes to LA's Rockwell This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

By popular demand, Fraser Entertainment Group's ongoing concert series An Evening of Classic Broadway will have a second performance this month at Los Angeles nightclub Rockwell Table and Stage. Jennifer Leigh Warren joins the line-up and Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci returns with other recent cast members. An Evening of Classic Broadway is nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at 8PM. (more...)

Lady Bunny Comes To Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

New York City drag legend Lady Bunny is set to bring her holiday show The Stockings Were Hung to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for one performance only on Thursday, December 20, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. (more...)

Set Sail For Laughter With GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Audiences at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will once again have the chance to see some of their favorite characters come to life on the stage as the theatre sets sail for laughter as it presents the area premiere of Gilligan's Island - The Musical. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Argentina Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Argentina Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Erich Bergen To Perform Live At Catalina Bar & Grill, 12/28 & 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Returning to the concert stage in Los Angeles for the first time in three years, critically acclaimed actor and singer Erich Bergen is set to    bring his show An Early New Year's Celebration to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for two performances only on Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. Michael Orland (American Idol) is musical director. (more...)

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