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Based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burrows


Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Carol Burnett Receives Honorary Degree from American Film Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The American Film Institute (AFI) held a historic AFI Conservatory Commencement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, June 5, 2017. The date of the event marked the 50th Anniversary of the Institute's formation in 1967, with its honorees - the AFI Class of 2017, as well as Honorary Degree recipients Carol Burnett, Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975) and Edward Zwick (AFI Class of 1975) - spanning the past, present and future of the art form. (more...)

Tony Nominated John Tartaglia Joins the Troupe for Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld learned today that John Tartaglia is packing up his talents and bringing them to Oklahoma to join the already announced stellar faculty for year three of KRISTIN CHENOWETH'S Broadway Boot Camp. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse's 2016-17 Season to Swing to a Close with TARZAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Closing out the record-breaking 2016-17 season at Berkeley Playhouse is Tarzan, the pulse-pounding musical adventure based on Disney's Oscar winning animated film and the classic novel, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (more...)

Brian Blessed to Direct Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB at The Mill at Sonning
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Brian Blessed returns to The Mill at Sonning to direct Agatha Christie's most enthralling and entertaining thriller "SPIDER'S WEB" from Thursday 6 July to Saturday 9 September 2017, with Press Night on Wednesday 12 July 2017. (more...)

WONDER WOMAN Overpowers the Competition at Global Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

WONDER WOMAN has proven her strength on the big screen as one of the world's greatest superheroes, as well as the weekend's greatest box office draw. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/3/2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/3/2017. (more...)

Travel Channel Premieres New Season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES 7/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Travel Channel has crisscrossed the globe to uncover the earth's most amazing, refreshing and off-the-beaten-path places to dive into in the new season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES premiering Sunday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - 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 - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

Alex Ferns and David Schaal to Star in the World Premiere of RABBITS at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

A new black comedy tale of marital strife and bunny murder comes to Park Theatre from Joe Hampson, the writer of Skins, The News Quiz & Newsjack who makes his stage writing debut with Rabbits. (more...)

BWW Review: TARZAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Realistic World of Wonder
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 23, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of Tarzan is a realistic, emotive depiction of a well-known story. (more...)

EVITA Returns to the West End for Strictly Limited Season in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The story of an ordinary woman's meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest, Evita is set to captivate West End audiences again as it makes a much anticipated return to London, playing 12 weeks at the Phoenix Theatre from 28 July - 14 October 2017, with a press Gala performance on Wednesday 2nd August at 7pm. (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Full Casting & Creative Team Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The LEXington Theatre Company presents its third summer production, combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls." Lexington's own Laura Bell Bundy (Tony-Nominee for Legally Blonde), will be on hand to co-direct the show (schedule permitting), alongside The LEX Artistic Director, Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid). The production will feature the Tony-nominated original Broadway choreography, by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen, (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde). (more...)

Photo Flash: Max von Essen, Zach Rand, and More Raise Money at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

On, Monday, June 5th, 2017, many popular and talented Broadway performers shined a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 3rd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, NYC. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce that Goodman Theatre will expand its Education programming into elementary schools with a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program to the Chicago area. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): RAGTIME's Rachel Jones and Allison Hall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 7, 2017

Ragtime, the stirring Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrance McNally musical about American society at the turn of the 20th century - based on the E. L. Doctorow novel of the same name - premieres on the Murfreesboro stage of the Center for the Arts, directed by Rachel Jones and starring a cast of Middle Tennessee's favorite performers. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this extraordinary and timeless musical August 18-September 3, 2017. Lerner and Loewe's magnificent score and deeply touching story is the standard by which all musicals are measured. MY FAIR LADY performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.AtlantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948. (more...)

Social: Spend A Day at THE MUNY with John Tartaglia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Check out highlights from our Twitter takeover last week with John Tartaglia, who's currently gearing up to open A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at The Muny! (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

BLACK UHURU Comes to Fox Theater 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Derrick "Duckie" Simpson the "Gong Gong Gullie" is the founder and leader for reggae's BLACK UHURU. Although going through numerous lead singers and musicians they have remained to be one of the most recognized and prolific reggae band for over 50 years. (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release Te Vaka's Greatest Hits, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Walt Disney Records is set to release Te Vaka Greatest Hits, which features 10 songs culled from the group's 8 albums, plus a new previously unreleased track, 'Lakalaka.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Park Theatre presents a New Black Comedy RABBITS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

A new black comedy tale of marital strife and bunny murder comes to Park Theatre from Skins, The News Quiz & Newsjack writer Joe Hampson, who makes his stage writing debut with Rabbits. An exploration of contemporary sexual politics, Rabbits follows the fallout as Frank prepares to save his and Susan's marriage by taking their pet rabbit to be murdered - by a psychopath. With caustic jokes and abominable intentions, the production will run 26 July - 19 August 2017. (more...)

Marguerite Willbanks, Matt Edmonds & Joe Kinosian, Norman Moses and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's Fall Lineup; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the 2017/18 Season Fall shows including Souvenir, The Who & The What, Murder For Two, and Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Dayton Family Performs Fully Staged Backyard Production of Peter Pan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Fox9 Dayton reports that married couple Lori and Greg Bunce have been staging backyard musicals for 10 years. What originally began as a fun family activity has evolved into Bunce Backyard Productions. This year's selection, Peter Pan, features a full orchestra, rigging for flying, and a new venue in a friend's backyard. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Back by Popular Demand at El Capitan 8/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Seize the day one last time! NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, the TonyAward-Winning Broadway Musical, is back by popular demand for a special encore presentation at The El Capitan Theatre, August 4-9, 2017 and stars Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-Nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL will screen August 4th and 5th at 7:00pm and 10:25pm, and August 6th through 9th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Swings Into The Grove 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Grove Theatre is excited to announce the opening of Disney's Tarzan on Friday, August 25th, under the direction of Paul Jacques. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tyler Young, Sam Pudlin, Emily Burris of TARZAN at Cultural Park Theater
by Fran Thomas - Jul 23, 2017

Three theater pros are at the helm of Cultural Park Theater's upcoming production of Tarzan. And the eldest is 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for RABBITS at Park Theatre Starring Karen Ascoe, Alex Ferns, and David Schaal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A new black comedy tale of marital strife and bunny murder comes to Park Theatre from Skins, The News Quiz & Newsjack writer Joe Hampson, who makes his stage writing debut with Rabbits. (more...)

Dream Reality Group presents Disney's TARZAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

DREAM REALITY GROUP in partnership with The Park Theatre Group presents: Disney's Tarzan (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

LGBTQA-Themed ADAM & BRIAN by Craig Donnelly to Make World Premiere at Broadway Bound Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival has announced the world premiere of Adam & Brian, written by Craig Donnelly. (more...)

Photo Flash: TARZAN Swings into Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

losing out the record-breaking 2016-17 season at Berkeley Playhouse is Tarzan, the pulse-pounding musical adventure based on Disney's Oscar winning animated film and the classic novel, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (more...)

BWW Interview: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Spotlight on Bryan M. Pitt- Ritz Theatre's "Beast"
by Pati Buehler - Jul 10, 2017

Newcomer to the Ritz Theatre lands a larger than life Disney role this summer for Young and Old. (more...)

Lena Hall Will Release VILLA SATORI Album, Plus Acoustic HEDWIG Album in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) has a new album in the works- The Villa Satori, with songs from her 2015 show at Feinstein's/54 Below. In the show, Hall was your guide through this brand new musical memoir of her upbringing in the Villa Satori, her psychedelic family home in the heart of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury.  (more...)

WONDER WOMAN Ropes in $400 Million at Domestic Box Office Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

WONDER WOMAN reigns supreme in theaters across North America, with today's tickets bringing the box office to a total of $400 million and counting—the most for any film in this year's highly competitive summer corridor (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Developmental Reading Of OMG...BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA, Phoenix Theatre
by Andrew Tomlins - Aug 2, 2017

Last seen in the West End three years ago at the Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of Evita has opened at the Phoenix Theatre for a three-month limited run. Hot off the heels of its most recent UK tour, Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti have reprised their roles as Eva Peron and Che and are, without doubt, the strongest pair to have led the show for years. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Gets Encore Screening at El Capitan Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Seize the day one last time! NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, the TonyAward-Winning Broadway Musical, is back by popular demand for a special encore presentation at The El Capitan Theatre, August 4-9, 2017 and stars Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-Nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

Nick Cannon's KING OF THE DANCEHALL Now Streaming on YouTube Red
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Following its debut last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, KING OF THE DANCEHALL, produced by Nick Cannon's NCREDIBLE Productions, will make its debut on YouTube Red tomorrow, August 2 on Russell Simmons's All Def Digital channel. (more...)

Stan Lee and Lennie James Headline Wizard World COMIC CON Madison
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

(OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2017 schedule with its third trip to the Alliant Energy Center at Wizard World Comic Con Madison, September 22-24. Stan Lee (Marvel Chairman Emeritus), Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," Snatch), Sean Maher ("Firefly," Serenity), Michael Cudlitz ("The Walking Dead," "Lost"), Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace, X-Men), Emma Caulfield ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Monica Rial ("Dragon Ball Z," "Fullmetal Alchemist") headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to date to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza. (more...)

Casting Announced for NightBlue's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Woody Allen's stage musical based on his Academy Award-winning film - a hilarious and high stepping homage to both the gangster films and movie musicals of the 1930's - will be staged for the first time by a Chicago company when NightBlue Performing Arts opens its production of the musical on Monday, September 11, following previews from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10.  Press opening is Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will run through Sunday, October 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

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