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Australian Premiere Of The Broadway Hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL! Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

From the Tony Award winning minds of Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), comes a hilarious, high-energy spectacle. David Venn, in association with Stage Masters, presents the Australian professional premiere of BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Penny Fuller Joins Rotating Cast of WOMEN ON FIRE: STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINES
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, presented a benefit staging of an original series of monologues entitled WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines, written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. (more...)

WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines Has Been Extended
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will extend its acclaimed production of WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines to accommodate the demand. WOMEN ON FIRE is written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. The show began performances on May 11 and extended twice due to popular demand and critical and industry acclaim. WOMEN ON FIRE: will now run through June 8, 2018 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are $45-$65 and can be purchased by clicking www.RoyalFamilyProductions.org (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Matthews Vel-comes You To His CABARET & Much More
by Gil Kaan - May 24, 2018

The Celebration Theatre will be presenting their third and final show of their successful 2017-18 season - Kander & Ebb's CABARET, beginning previews on May 25 and opening on June 1. I managed to get Celebration Theatre's co-artistic director and CABARET's director Michael Matthews to take a short break from his uber-busy schedule to answer a few of our inquisitive queries. (more...)

Momentum Artists to Present Secret Jazz NYC With Mark Berman Trio
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Momentum Artists (http://www.momentumartists.com/), a management agency representing contemporary musicians, is proud to present Secret Jazz NYC Cabaret with Mark Berman. Berman, on piano, will feature his original songs as well as his jazz arrangements of pop tunes, standards and new works, and will be joined by David Richards (Hamilton) on bass and Joe Nero (Peter Cincotti) on drums. A special guest for the evening is Darryl Tookes, an accomplished musician and collaborator of such megastars as Michael Jackson, Sting, Paul Simon, and many others. (more...)

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Season Extended in Melbourne!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Australian professional premiere season of the Broadway hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL has been extended. Stage Masters is thrilled to announce three additional shows: 7.30pm Friday 22 June, 2.00pm and 7.30pm Saturday 23 June. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents PARADE at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center June 1-24, 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented five years ago at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, will once again take a bow at two Southern California main stage theatres beginning June 1 - 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Broadway's JEFF SKOWRON*, RUFUS BONDS JR.* and DAVIS GAINES* lead many returning cast members of the original 2013 3DT production. (more...)

Bessie Nelson Wins 2018 Tony Award for Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Bessie Nelson has won the 2018 Tony Award for Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for 0. (more...)

WOMEN ON FIRE Extends Through June 1st
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will extend its acclaimed production of WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines to accommodate the demand. WOMEN ON FIRE is written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Donald Holder Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Donald Holder has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Caps Richmond Triangle Players' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players concludes its 25th Anniversary Season with one of the most acclaimed musicals of the 20th century, A Chorus Line. This landmark work, with a cast comprised of performers from up and down the East Coast, opens Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8 pm, following a two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday June 6 and 7 at 8 pm.  (more...)

Michael Mullen's HUNGRY BITCH Set For Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????Writer/performer Michael Mullen is set to bring the world premiere of his solo show Hungry Bitch to the Hollywood Fringe Festival, iIT was announced today by producer Andrew Carlberg. Directed by Jim Fall, it will run for five performances only at the Hobgoblin Playhouse beginning June 5 at 9:30pm. (more...)

TONY FEVER 2018! Parte 2: ecco i candidati per "Miglior Musical Revival"
by Alessia De Stefano - May 15, 2018

Lo scorso Primo Maggio Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) e Katharine McPhee (Waitress) hanno annunciato le nominations dei Tony Awards 2018 che, anche quest'anno, si terranno al Radio City Music Hall di New York il 10 Giugno. I premi saranno presentati da Josh Groban (The Great Comet) e Sara Bareilles (Waitress, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) entrambi nominati nelle scorse edizioni e che per la prima volta saliranno sul palco come presentatori. (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre Present HAYMARKET
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre are pleased to present an all-new staging of the Jeff Award-nominated Best New Musical HAYMARKET (formerly Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook) the true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre. With book, music and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser and David Kornfeld, the actors accompany themselves to the stirring folk-infused score. Having spent the last two years workshopping the show, the authors alongside director Nick Thornton and musical director Robert Ollis have crafted an all-new theatrical experience - creating new songs, overhauling the book, and like the union workers from the show, building anew. (more...)

Oh, What A Night! Muny Announces Full Cast For World Regional Premiere JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys, July 9 - 16. This will be the first licensed production of Jersey Boys in the world. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

BWW CLOSE UP: Hugh Jackman
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - May 10, 2018

El pasado miercoles dia 2 de mayo salio a la venta en diferentes formatos domesticos el exito musical de las pasadas navidades EL GRAN SHOWMAN, y que mejor ocasion para hacer un repaso por la carrera de su protagonista, Hugh Jackman, ligada al Teatro Musical desde sus inicios. (more...)

Sydney Opera House Celebrates George Michael With Special Music Event
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The Sydney Opera House will bring a little faith to the Concert Hall stage this July with a special music event that celebrates the late and great pop genius, George Michael. George Michael: Listen to Your Heart is a glorious celebration of the transcendent musician and icon, performed by an incredible 31 piece orchestra with some of Australia's greatest voices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Lead 3-D Theatricals Production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brownand Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented in 2013 at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, will once again take a bow at two Southern California main stage theatres beginning June 1 - 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Presents R.I. Regional Premiere Of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

In celebration of 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to present the Rhode Island Regional Premiere of the international sensation, Mamma Mia! which will be presented from June 20 - July 21, 2018. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Caps Richmond Triangle Players' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players concludes its 25th Anniversary Season with one of the most acclaimed musicals of the 20th century, A Chorus Line. This landmark work, with a cast comprised of performers from up and down the East Coast, opens Today, June 8, 2018 at 8 pm, following a two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday June 6 and 7 at 8 pm.  (more...)

Photo Flash: 3-D Theatricals Presents Jason Robert Brown's PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brownand Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented in 2013 at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, comes to two Southern California main stage theatres through June 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

THE ISLAND OF NO TIME to Receive Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

What happens when Time runs out ... literally? Kristen Lowman answers that question in fairy tale format with The Island of No Time (A Timeless Tale). (more...)

Main Theme From Hit Digital Series AFTER FOREVER 'My Forever' Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

???????"My Forever," the main title theme from the hugely popular digital series After Forever, is now available on iTunes. The song, written by Craig Martin DeSilva and performed by emerging artist Lio Nicol, perfectly captures the essence of the series about true love, loss, and new beginnings. The song was recorded at Temple Base Studios in Los Angeles and engineered at the renowned Conway Studios by Ben Sedano. Composer DeSilva provides background vocals. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Presents Encore! Producers' Award Performances of HUNGRY BITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Writer/performer Michael Mullen is set for two Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producers' Award performances of his solo show Hungry Bitch on Thursday, July 5, at 8pm and Sunday, July 8, at 5pm at Studio/Stage on Western Avenue, it was announced today by producer Andrew Carlberg. (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit third and final show of its 2017-2018 season, CABARET, is extending through Sunday, August 5 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles (now known as the Kit Kat Klub!). (more...)

Photo Coverage: 3D Theatricals PARADE Comes To Redondo Beach
by Lily Lim - Jun 21, 2018

The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brownand Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented in 2013 at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, once again takes a bow at two Southern California main stage theatres. It began June 1 - 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and now continues June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Gateway Announces MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Broadway's smash hit musicalMemphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, will open at The Gateway on July 6th and run through July 21st with preview performances on July 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018: BOSOM BUDDIES at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2018

You really can't get enough of Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney. (more...)

Cast Announced For Pride Films And Plays' FUCKING MEN, Opening 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Full casting was announced today for Pride Films and Plays' production of Joe DiPietro's FUCKING MEN, which will begin a two-month run in the Broadway, Pride Arts Center, on July 1. In this present-day updating of Schnitzler's LA RONDE, ten men - a hustler, a soldier, two college students, a businessman and his husband, an adult film actor, a movie star, his agent and a playwright - all have physical and emotional desires to connect. Pride Films and Plays Executive Director David Zak, who will direct the production, announced the cast today. It will include Whitman Johnson of PFP's HIS GREATNESS (the Hustler), Luke Halpern (the Soldier), Kumar Rohit (Marco, the graduate student), Conor McGarry (the College Student), Matt Frye (Leo, the Teacher), Jay Espano (Leo's businessman husband Jack), Roy Samra (the Porn Star), Lars Ebsworth (Sammy, the Playwright), Alex Iacobucci (the Movie Star) and Nick Schrier (Donald, the Agent). (more...)

Broadway's Davis Gaines Joins Fellow Broadway Performers Jeff Skowron and Rufus Bonds, Jr. for 3-D Theatricals Production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

???????The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented in 2013 at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, will once again take a bow at two Southern California main stage theatres beginning June 1 - 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Uptown Players Announces 2018-2019 Season Lineup - SPRING AWAKENING, ANGELS IN AMERICA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2018-2019 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Moody Performance Hall. The season will feature the regional premieres of the 2017 Drama Desk nominated musical, The View Upstairs, a new comedy from the writer of NBC's Emmy-nominated hit "This is Us", The Cake, plus the world premiere of a special holiday tribute, A Very Judy Christmas. Also in the season lineup are the hilarious 2016 Broadway musical, Disaster!, and the Tony Award-winning Musical Spring Awakening, which will be presented at Moody Performance Hall. Rounding out its 2018-2019 season is its annual fundraising production, Broadway Our Way, also at Moody Performance Hall and the previously announced production of Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika. (more...)

Meet the Cast of PRETTY WOMAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Pretty Woman begins previews today, get to know the cast below! (more...)

Queenie Van De Zandt, Mitchell Butel And Todd McKenney Return To Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Returning to the Ensemble Theatre after its sell-out season last year, POP UP CABARET, is an intimate series of music, conversation and song by three of Sydney's best-known cabaret performers. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY To Play Arts Centre Melbourne And Sydney Opera House In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY will play limited seasons at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House in 2019. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

John Hill And Ben Rimalower Star in TWO HAND JOB at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Audiences are invited into the live audiobook recording session of John Hill's memoir, #octobottom detailing his torrid, turgid life on the fringes of show business on both coasts. Together John and his director Broadway wannabe Ben Rimalower must battle their egos, demons and John's psychosomatic laryngitis in this epic meeting of the minds. You'll laugh with them, at them and despite them in a show that promises to leave you feeling great about your own mental health. (more...)

RTP Season Continues With Larry Kramer's Landmark THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with a production of Larry Kramer's provocative chronicle of the AIDS epidemic, The Normal Heart. A largely autobiographical work taking place at the height of the onset of the disease, The Normal Heart opens Thursday April 19 at 8:00 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday April 18. The production's presenting partner is Health Brigade, a leader in AIDS-related service for almost four decades. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Co Closes Season with THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Penobscot Theatre Company will close its 44th subscription series with The Spitfire Grill, staging 14 performances April 26 through May 13, at the historic Bangor Opera House. Based on the popular 1996 film of the same name, this heartwarming musical is a collaboration between librettist and lyricist Fred Alley (Guys on Ice andLumberjacks in Love) and composer James Valcq. The plot follows a young woman with a mysterious past to rural Gilead where she finds more than she thought possible at the best (and only) restaurant in town. (more...)

Jazz Piano Star Mark Berman Band Headlines Club Bonafide 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Mark Berman, renowned pianist and composer, presents his power jazz trio at starry jazz club Club Bonafide, 212 East 52nd Street, Friday April 6 at 8 pm. Berman, on piano, will feature his original songs as well as his jazz arrangements of pop tunes, standards and new works. Berman is joined by David Richards (Hamilton) on bass and Joe Nero (Peter Cincotti) on drums. (more...)

Hugh Jackman's Birthday Message Bombarded by Deadpool
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Hugh Jackman posted a short video on his twitter trying to send a birthday message to someone, but being thrown off his game by a singing Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in the background. (more...)

LOVE DON'T NEED A REASON: A Benefit For Marsha Malamet Announced At Catalina's Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

'Love Don't Need a Reason: A Benefit for Marsha Malamet' on Tuesday, May 29th at Catalina's Jazz Club. VIP Tickets are $75.00 (receive a free CD download) General Admission Tickets: $50.00. Ticket link: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/love-dont-need-a-reason-catalina-bar-grill-tickets/8341565?pl=cbg         (more...)

Sara Krulwich, Bessie Nelson and Ernest Winzer Cleaners to Receive The 2018 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2018 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to three outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - New York Times' culture photographer Sara Krulwich, costume beader, Bessie Nelson, and the Ernest Winzer Cleaners. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Jess LeProtto Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for CAROUSEL!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2018

Carousel officially opened earlier this month at the Imperial Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Jess LeProtto below! (more...)

Celebration Theatre Closes Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, present the third and final show in its 2017 2018 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews. CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 25 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 1 at 8pm, with tickets on sale through Sunday, July 15 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production of Jersey Boys. The Muny announced today the iconic leading quartet will star Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas as Frankie Valli, Bobby Conte Thornton as Bob Gaudio, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. The fourth production in the theatre's centennial season, Jersey Boysruns July 9 - 16. Jersey Boys is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Rick Bertone. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Boston (more...)

Secret Jazz NYC Cabaret With Mark Berman And Ken Ard Announced 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

MOMENTUM ARTISTS and ARTS-NYpresentSecret Jazz NYC Cabaret with Mark Berman and Ken Ard Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:30 pmDon't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

Broadway's Davis Gaines Joins Fellow Broadway Performers Jeff Skowron and Rufus Bonds, Jr. for 3-D Theatricals Production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

???????The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented in 2013 at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, will once again take a bow at two Southern California main stage theatres beginning June 1 - 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Tyler Hanes Returns to THE BLACK BOX for One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series presents Tyler Hanes in concert on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. Hanes performs a solo one-night-only show at the downtown Franklin venue, following his starring role as Rum Tum Tugger in the highly acclaimed Broadway revival of Cats. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Barrowman On His Upcoming Leicester Square Theatre Concerts
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 10, 2018

International stage and screen star John Barrowman is coming back to London with Seth Rudetsky for an intimate concert series at Leicester Square Theatre. (more...)

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