The Drowsy Chaperone

Opened: September 19, 2007

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Elgin Theatre
189 Yonge St. Toronto

To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as "Man in Chair" drops the needle on his favorite LP -- the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.

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Andy Grotelueschen & Nicholas Edwards to Join New Maltby & Shire Musical THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2023

Andy Grotelueschen will replace the previously announced Jacob Ming-Trent for the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife at Red Bull Theater.

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Script in Hand Reading of THEATRE PEOPLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2023

Westport Country Playhouse will present 'Theatre People,' a comedy script in hand playreading. Cast includes Shereen Ahmed, Erin Noel Grennan, Beth Leavel, John Rapson, Rodolfo Soto, and Lee Wilkof.

Michael Feinstein to Launch Center Theatre Group Residency With COMING HOME: THE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2023

After almost two decades away from the Mark Taper Forum, the incomparable Michael Feinstein returns with a Center Theatre Group residency under the banner of Feinstein’s at the Taper on Sunday, December 3 at 7 p.m. with Michael Feinstein in “Coming Home: The Holiday Celebration.” 

Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, Christina Sajous & More to Star in in THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2023

Get the latest news on Red Bull Theater's upcoming production of THE COUNTRY WIFE, featuring an incredible cast including Nicholas Christopher, Carson Elrod, Eddie Korbich, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jacob Ming-Trent, Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, and Lauren Worsham. Don't miss this one-night-only event.

SABBATH'S THEATER Extended Through Mid December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2023

Due to demand, The New Group has added two weeks for Sabbath’s Theater, adapted from the novel by Philip Roth by Ariel Levy and John Turturro.

Brian Thomas Abraham, Jennifer Apple & More to Star in THE BAND'S VISIT at The Huntington Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2023

Find out who will be starring in and behind the scenes of 'The Band's Visit,' the highly anticipated musical coming to the Huntington Theatre in Boston this November.

Tony-Winner Beth Leavel, Dermot Mulroney And Jenna Lea Rosen To Headline MACK & MABEL L.A. Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2023

ALL ROADS THEATRE COMPANY, Los Angeles's brand new Equity Theatre Company, announces principal casting for its fully staged and choreographed presentation of Jerry Herman's and Michael Stewart's beloved musical, MACK & MABEL In Concert, starring Dermot Mulroney and Jenna Lea Rosen as the title characters, with Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel.

Producer Robert Boyett Will Receive Sardi's Caricature Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2023

Robert L. Boyett, one of Broadway’s most prolific and beloved producers and a creator, writer, and producer of some of the best loved television programs of all time, will receive the honor of a caricature on the hallowed walls of Sardi’s Restaurant. Learn more about Boyett here!

Who Will Win at the 2023 Tony Awards?
by Team BWW - Jun 9, 2023

Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will take home the ultimate prize at the 2023 Tony Awards? We're breaking it down.

Hayley Tamaddon Joins The 2023-24 UK and Ireland Tour of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2023

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical, has announced the return of Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) as Miss Hedge, having previously appeared in the West End production at the Apollo Theatre.

Center Theatre Group to Hold Open Casting Call for OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2023

Center Theatre Group is hosting an open casting call for the four student members of the Dead Leaders Club and supporting roles in Alexis Scheer’s “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” at Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City playing August 20 through September 17, 2023.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE JR. Is Now Available for Licensing Through MTI
by Nicole Rosky - May 18, 2023

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced that The Drowsy Chaperone JR.  is now available for licensing.

Janine LaManna to Make New York Solo Concert Debut With BLACK & GOLD at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the New York solo concert debut of beloved Broadway veteran Janine LaManna in “Black & Gold” for two shows on Saturday, June 10 and Monday, June 26, both at 7:00 PM.

Counting Up the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2023 Nominees!
by Team BWW - Jun 10, 2023

The 2023 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or seven!) - amongst them, they've gathered a total 79 awards!

ArtsBridge Foundation Announces Nominees For 2023 Shuler Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2023

In a special online presentation in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, ArtsBridge Foundation has announced the nominees for the 15th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (GHSMTA), for the 2022-23 school year.

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS
by Michael Major - Feb 20, 2023

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Who Will Win at the 2022 Tony Awards?
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.

Cindy Williams Brings ME, MYSELF, SHIRLEY To The Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts In April
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2022

Cindy Williams will take the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in her one-woman show, Me, Myself & Shirley for a limited two-show engagement April 16, 2022.

Cindy Williams to Star in ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY at the Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021

Cindy Williams will take the Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre stage in a one-woman show, Me, Myself & Shirley for a limited six-show engagement February 10-13, 2022. Tickets are on sale Monday, November 22 at 10 AM.

Cindy Williams to Bring New Show ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY to the Charles W. Eisemann Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021

Cindy Williams will take the stage of the Bank of America Theatre at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in a new one-woman show, Me, Myself & Shirley for four performances only March 18-20, 2022. Tickets range from $46-$52 are on sale now and available at the Eisemann Center Ticket Office.

Julie Halston, Darius de Haas, Christine Pedi, Jelani Remy & More to Join THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

BIRDLAND THEATER will present “The Lineup” with Susie Mosher – the wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes – every Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM.

TV Icon Cindy Williams At The Wick In ME, MYSELF, AND SHIRLEY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2021

The Wick Theatre will present the world premiere of Cindy Williams' one-woman show, Me, Myself and Shirley.

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 2000s-2010s
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021

This week, Through our Women in Theatre Through the Decades features, we are be highlighting the impact of women in theatre such as Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Kathleen Marshall, Lynn Nottage and more!

The Muny Announces Free Online Summer 2020 Season Featuring Beth Leavel and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2020

The Muny announced today that it will offer 10 weeks of free online Muny entertainment for the summer of 2020. For 10 consecutive Monday nights, with a single repeat stream on the subsequent Thursday, audiences and fans can experience the magic of their Muny summer online at muny.org with both curated and newly created entertainment.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

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