Sweet Charity on Tour


Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Joins The League Of Professional Theatre Women's for ORAL HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

On Monday, May 7th The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, presented the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Rivera talked about her life and illustrious career with Broadway World's lead correspondent, Richard Ridge, host of Backstage with Richard Ridge.  (more...)

Mainstage Theatre Company Presents SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic, but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with SWEET CHARITY at The Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Sweet Charity is returning to NYC this June at The Baruch Performing Arts Center! Sweet Charity is produced by Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2018 Main Stage production. Scroll down for photos of the cast in rehearsals at Ripley Grier Studios.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now For Kravis Center's 'Dream Awards' For High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Kravis Center Dream Awards: Celebrating High School Musical Theater Excellence. This showcase performance event will be held at 7 pm on Sunday, June 3, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts' Dreyfoos Hall and will feature student performers from 10 local high schools. Ticket prices start at $15 and featured musicals will include Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Fiddler on the Roof, Ghost, Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, Legally Blonde, Oliver! The Musical, Sweet Charity and White Christmas. (more...)

Casting Announced for Sideshow Theatre's TILIKUM
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of Kristiana Rae Colon's spectacular and fearless indictment TILIKUM, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Florida, Gainesville
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The legendary Broadway icon has just added another honor to her vast array. On Friday, May 4, Chita Rivera was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree by the University of Florida, Gainesville, before thousands of graduating students and their families at the Class of 2018 Spring commencement. Rivera also presented a master class workshop to UF School of Theatre + Dance students and faculty following the graduation ceremony. (more...)

Barrett Foa and Jon Jon Briones Join Laura Bell Bundy in SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Single tickets are now on sale for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. REPRISE 2.0 is led by producing artistic director Marcia Seligson. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, May 4: Baby, Dream Your Dream! The 2005 Revival of SWEET CHARITY Opens on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2018

On this day in 2005, a revival of the classic musical, Sweet Charity opened on Broadway, starring Christina Applegate, who danced the title role just weeks after breaking her ankle during the show's out-of-town tryout. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Paige Davis Set To Star In MAME At North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) opens its 2018 musical season with the madcap musical comedy, MAME, starring Broadway veteran Paige Davis. Jerry Herman's classic musical tribute to unconventional family life opens Tuesday, June 5 and plays through Sunday, June 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Poeppel, author of LIMELIGHT and SMALL ADMISSIONS
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 3, 2018

This week, Amy Poeppel's sophomore novel, LIMELIGHT, released. Her debut novel was SMALL ADMISSIONS. LIMELIGHT is the perfect novel for Broadway lovers, going behind the scenes of an up-and-coming show.  Today, BroadwayWorld is sitting down with Amy to pepper her with questions regarding her new novel. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Presents the World Premiere of TILIKUM
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its eleventh season with the world premiere of Kristiana Rae Colon's spectacular and fearless indictment TILIKUM, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, playing June 22 - July 29, 2018 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 7, 2018 at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.  (more...)

BWW Previews: MED HJÄRTAT SOM INSATS at Cirkus
by Annette Stolt - May 22, 2018

On September 20, Peter Joback's show 'Med Hjartaat Insats' (With the heart at stake) has premiere at Circus in Stockholm. It has now been revealed the seven people who will create magic together with Peter in the 'circusmanegen' this fall. Peter himself has chosen his dream cast that will complement him in this pop theater. It is a multi-faceted ensemble with seven colorful artists, where everyone has something unique to add to the show. Let us introduce Marianne Morck, Jens Hulten, Elin Konig Andersson, Gunilla Backman, Frida Öhrn, Karl Noremo and Daniel Mauricio. (more...)

Ellie MacPherson To Debut HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT! at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Ellie MacPherson will make her Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Ave, NY) debut in Happy Birthday Mr. President! on June 14, 2018 at 7pm. Tickets are available now by visiting www.onfournyc.com. (more...)

Cast Announced For Long Wharf Theatre's Performance Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

???????GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office, www.longwharf.org, or by calling (203) 787-4282. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (203) 772-8202. (more...)

Paige Davis to Lead MAME at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) opens its 2018 musical season with the madcap musical comedy, MAME, starring Broadway veteran Paige Davis. Jerry Herman's classic musical tribute to unconventional family life opens Tuesday, June 5 and plays through Sunday, June 17. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 19, 2018
by - May 19, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 7th Annual Jerry Herman Awards of Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

???????Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 7TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Broadway Guest Artists Announced For Musical Theatre Preparatory Program At Playhouse On Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actors and teaching artists Eric Robertson and Michelle Pruiett visit the Playhouse as guest teaching artists for the Musical Theatre Preparatory Program. Friends of the theater may remember both Robertson and Pruiett as the two lead actors in the Playhouse's production of A Chorus Line in 2016! (more...)

JAG Productions Presents Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

???????JAG Productions (Vermont's one and only award-winning, professional African-American Theatre company!), will present, the profound jazz musical, Lady Day  Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson. The show will be run from May 24th-May 27th at the Engine Room in White River Junction, May 31st-June 3rd at The Grange Theater in Pomfret and June 7-10 at Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be directed by JAG Productions' Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Jarvis Antonio Green. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

Reprise 2.0 Completes Cast of SWEET CHARITY; Terron Brooks, Krystal Joy Brown, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Octagon Theatre Bolton's SUMMER HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Octagon Theatre Bolton have released rehearsal images for the forthcoming site-specific production of Summer Holiday; check out the cast in action below!  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Winner Helen Gallagher
by Behind the Curtain - May 14, 2018

You can dance with any girl at all but why would you when the lovely Helen Gallagher is right here and ready to look back on her amazing journey which includes the original productions of Billion Dollar Baby, Brigadoon, High Button Shoes, the 1952 Pal Joey (for which she won a Tony Award), Make a Wish, Hazel Flagg, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, and the 1971 No, No, Nanette for which she won her second Tony Award. (more...)

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

??????? American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt
by Elliot Lanes - May 14, 2018

Today's subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatre lives as the composers (Banghert and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I've seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Child, now running through May 20th at Arena Stage. (more...)

Brief 5/11: Lin-Manuel Miranda on DUCK TALES, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 11, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his Duck Tales debut, and more! (more...)

DVR Alert: PBS To Present Encore Broadcast Of Chita Rivera: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

On Friday, May 11, PBS will present an encore broadcast of their enormously successful Great Performances special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a career retrospective of the legendary theatrical icon. The program features interviews, archival performance footage and songs from Rivera's concert repertoire including such numbers as "A Boy Like That," "America," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "All That Jazz," and "Nowadays."  The encore broadcast will air in the New York area on THIRTEEN/WNET Friday, May 11 at 10:00 PM ET. (Check local listings in your area).  (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

???????Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere.  (more...)

16th ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA CAPPIES Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The Critics' Awards Program, or Cappies for short, will celebrate outstanding achievement in high school theater when students from 24 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties vie for top honors in the 16th Annual South Florida Cappies Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Francesca Harper To Lead LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL At JAG Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

JAG Productions has announced casting for their upcoming production of Lanie Robertson's Tony award-winning play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy, Fences, JAGfest), will run from May 24th-May 27th at the Engine Room in White River Junction, May 31st-June 3rd at The Grange Theater in Pomfret and June 7-10 at Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For New England Premiere Of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

ArtsEmerson today announced the principal cast and full creative team for the New England Premiere of Born for This - A New Musical, which plays a limited summer engagement at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15-July 15, 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 27, 2018
by - Apr 27, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company's 2018 Season Continues In May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

???????The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company continues its 2018 Mainstage Season in May.  This year's theme is women reaching for 'The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.' (more...)

Carmen Cusack and Laura Bell Bundy Announced for REPRISE 2.0's Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018

Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Preview: STARS ON ICE brings together Canada's Finest Figure Skaters Fresh from the Winter Olympic Games
by Alyson Eng - Apr 24, 2018

Straight from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, many medal-winning figure skaters that competed in Pyeongchang will be teaming up with some Canadian greats to form an extraordinary cast that will perform across Canada in the STARS ON ICE tour. Beginning in 1991, the Canadian tour once featured skating legends Kurt Browning and Brian Orser, and has continued ever since with many beloved people from the figure skating world over the years. (more...)

Broadway's Nikka Graff Lanzarone Headlines Heritage Theatre Festival's Season Opening Production of A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

???????Heritage Theatre Festival is well on its way to creating one singular sensation with its 2018 season-opening production of the beloved Broadway classic A Chorus Line thanks to a stellar cast led by Broadway veteran Nikka Graff Lanzarone and an array of national, regional, and local talent. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Wisconsin premiere and the state's only engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will take the Overture Hall stage Tuesday, May 15-Sunday, May 20. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, the first national tour stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Tony Awards has just announced that this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will go to industry icons Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Octagon Theatre Bolton's Site-Specific Production Of SUMMER HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Octagon Theatre Bolton announce full casting for their forthcoming site-specific production of the musical Summer Holiday. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces THE WIZ Cast And Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.' (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Duo Shows Summer Series, Featuring Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, and Many More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Duo Shows At 54! is a summer series at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW celebrating the special collaboration of two artists brought together, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/series/duo-shows-at-54 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Kander And Ebb's THE HAPPY TIME Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary at 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Kander and Ebb's THE HAPPY TIME: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT will be at Feinstein's/54 Below this Thursday, April 19th, 2018, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse To Open SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 86th season with the all-new incarnation of the sizzling song and dance celebration Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller on stage May 16 to June 9. This exuberant production of the record breaking Broadway smash hit is directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Josh Bergasse who will bring new life to more than 30 classic songs including 'Stand by Me,' 'I'm a Woman,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Fools Fall In Love,' 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Pearl's a Singer,' 'Treat Me Nice,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Spanish Harlem.' The all-new production heads to Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, NYC) following its Ogunquit run. (more...)

Final Casting Announced For West End Transfer Of CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Today (16 April 2018), rehearsals begin for the West End production of Nina Raine's Consent which will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 18 May with its opening night on 29 May 2018. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, this strictly limited 12-week run is booking through to 11 August 2018 following the 2017 critically acclaimed sell-out run at the National Theatre. A series of accompanying pre-show talks and discussions exploring ideas of justice, consent, marriage and modern parenthood will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Chita Rivera Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below In January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns toFeinstein's/54 Below in her acclaimed solo concert for eight performances in the new year: January 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19at 7PM. (more...)

Podcast: On 'Keith Price's Curtain Call,' Philip Dawkins Talks his Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Running Simultaneously in New York and Chicago
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Apr 16, 2018

Any actor worth their salt will tell you that every great play begins with the words on the page.  Because of the worlds that playwrights (and Librettists) create, many people, even more than actors,  have jobs inside and outside of the theater.  So any chance to talk to a young playwright as delightful and talented as Chicago-based playwright, Philip Dawkins, I will take.  His current opus, The Gentleman Caller is currently in rehearsals to make its New York debut at Cherry Lane Theater, as it coincides with its simultaneous World Premiere production, still running at Chicago's The Raven Theater, through May 27, 2018.  (more...)

The Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting For The UK Premiere Of Jordi Galceran's THE GRONHOLM METHOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for the UK premiere of Jordi Galceran's The Gronholm Method. Making his UK directorial debut, BT McNicholl directs Jonathan Cake (Frank), Greg McHugh (Carl), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Melanie) and John Gordon Sinclair (Rick). The production opens on 22 May, with previews from 10 May, and runs until 7 July. (more...)

Final Cast Members Announced For Sydney Opera House's Season Of ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2018

The Sydney Opera House today announced the final cast members for its upcoming production of the critically-acclaimed musical Assassins. After a sold-out season at the Hayes Theatre Co, which received widespread critical praise and multiple nominations in last year's Sydney Theatre Awards, this darkly entertaining, revue-style musical arrives at the Sydney Opera House's Playhouse in June. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, David Yazbek With Adam Kantor, Jenn Gambatese, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Next Week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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