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A rabid musical theatre maven retells the story of his favorite musical, 1928's fictive obscurity The Drowsy Chaperone.


North American Regional Premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU Opens in Thunder Bay
by Taylor Long - Sep 8, 2017

Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON is excited to announce the dynamic and thrilling cast for the North American Regional premiere of the musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. Directed by Magnus Theatre's Artistic Director Thom Currie, WE WILL ROCK YOU is the inaugural production of our 2017-2018 season, opening September 8 and running through September 23. (more...)

Broadway in Boston's WIZARD OF OZ Tickets Now On-Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, September 10, 2017. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Jason Kravitz to Host This Year's New York innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

On Monday, September 25, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, will present 26 awards for outstanding achievement in theatre at the 13th Annual New York innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony, Gerald Lynch Theatre located in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 7
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 7, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

MPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster opens MPAC's 23rd season with a gala performance on Friday, October 6 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$89. (more...)

Cast Complete for ON YOUR FEET! First National Tour, Starting the Salsa in Buffalo This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced complete casting for the First National Tour of the Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!, starring Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Allied Integrated Marketing Revamps Broadway Touring Division
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Allied Integrated Marketing announced today that Allied Touring will succeed Allied Live as the national tour marketing and publicity arm of Allied under the joint leadership of industry veterans Marya K. Peters and Andrew Damer, who will serve as Vice Presidents and co-heads of the division. Allied Touring is the leading agency specializing in touring Broadway shows. (more...)

BANDSTAND Swings Into Final Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Catch the Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) during its final weeks before its final performance on Sunday, September 17. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Riverbank Performing Arts Academy Now Enrolling for Fall Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After four, highly successful summer theatre camps, Riverbank Performing Arts Academy is offering two fall workshop opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON at STG On Sale 9/25 at 10 AM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two-week run in 2013 returns to Seattle for a limited engagement from January 2 14, 2018 at The Paramount Theatre. Single tickets will go on sale on Monday, September 25 at 10 am. Tickets will be available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-888-214-6856. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Original 'Man in Chair' to Return to City Center in HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Bob Martin, nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Drowsy Chaperone (which he also co-wrote), will return to his chair in Hey, Look Me Over!, the original Encores! production that opens the 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 18, 2017

Finally, a musical for everyone who loves musicals! Beginning September 15, Cumberland County Playhouse presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a loving send-up of Jazz age musicals featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BIG NIGHT, Starring Brian Hutchinson, Wendie Malick, and More at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opened Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the opening night below! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY Takes Opening Night Bows at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night the cast of Engeman Theater's GYPSY took their opening night bows and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment! Check out the photos below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night Engeman Theater's GYPSY celebrated opening and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Comes to Playhouse on Park's Season Nine Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Playhouse on Park opens Season Nine Mainstage Series with musical comedy Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and book by Jeff Whitty. Avenue Q runs from September 13-October 8. (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swing Band Singer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Laura Osnes shares a special connection as she takes the stage each night in Broadway's BANDSTAND, as her grandmother was a real-life singer in a 1940s swing band. Watch their Skype session below! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 14, 2017

Who better than Cumberland County Playhouse's artistic director Britt Hancock to take the helm of The Drowsy Chaperone, the latest show slated to open on the mainstage of Crossville's iconic theater? After all, he starred as Broadway producer Feldzieg in the national touring company of the Tony Award-winning show, tap dancing his way across the country and winning hearts and rave reviews all along the way. (more...)

VIDEO: Corey Cott & Laura Osnes Duet on Original Demo of 'This Is Life' from BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

For #ThrowbackThursday, BANDSTAND composer Richard Oberacker shared footage of Corey Cott and Laura Osnes recording the very first demo of 'This Is Life,' newly added to the musical in the first days of rehearsal for Broadway. Watch them perform the original version, including first draft lyrics and a slightly longer ending, in the video below, featuring Oberacker on piano! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON in San Francisco On Sale to the Public 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to San Francisco for four weeks only, February 6 through March 4, 2018, at the SHN Orpheum Theatre. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 15 at 10am PT. Tickets will be available online at shnsf.com or by calling SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799. (more...)

BANDSTAND Announces Partnerships for Performance Rights and Future National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The producers of the Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, are pleased to announce partnerships with Work Light Productions, The Road Company and Samuel Frenchfor the future touring and performance rights of the musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brian Hutchison, Wendie Malick and More in BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opens Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Bring Holiday Cheer to Morrison Center This Winter; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

ELF The Musical will play at Morrison Center on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM, & 8:00 PM. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Star in Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Lortel and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph's (Guards at the Taj) play Describe the Night, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Animals Out of Paper). (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 31
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 31, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 30, 2017

The Gateway Playhouse closes out an amazing and busy Summer season with a superb production of the musical Little Shop Of Horrors. This incarnation runs at the Bellport venue through September 9th boasting an outstanding Broadway caliber cast. Based on the classic 1960 film, book writer Howard Ashman pens - and writes the lyrics for - the theatre staple's heartfelt story. And Alan Menken's music is a fun fusion of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown. You'll more than likely be familiar with the score's popular tunes including the title song and 'Suddenly, Seymour'. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 28th, 2017: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Heads to Atlanta, THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Reunite, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Jessie Mueller, Randy Rainbow and more head to Atlanta today for CONCERT FOR AMERICA and Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF cast reunite for a concert and album signing tonight! (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Headline Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's BROADWAY BALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Tony Award-winning actress Beth Leavel has been announced as the headlining performer at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Broadway Ball. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BOOK OF MORMON at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out run in 2014, returns to the West Palm Beach for a limited engagement November 21 - 26 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts this November
by John Lariviere - Aug 28, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out run in 2014, returns to the West Palm Beach for a limited engagement November 21 - 26 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 26, 2017

Now on stage at the Encore Theatre is the musical '9 to 5.' I'd love to invite you to enjoy seeing this show, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it's completely sold out. The only possible way to get tickets is if there are cancellations. This is a smash hit for Encore Theatre, and of course, everything they do is performed to perfection. You are best off buying a season ticket so you can always see their shows. (more...)

Tap-Happy DAMES AT SEA to Open Greater Boston Stage Company's 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Greater Boston Stage Company opens its 18th Season with the tap-happy Broadway musical Dames at Sea. Directed and choreographed by Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winner Ilyse Robbins, performances run September 7 - 24, 2017. (more...)

BROADWAY IN CARACAS To Bring Medley Of Classic Broadway Tunes To Venezuela
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

BROADWAY IN CARACAS will perform at the Centro Cultural on September 10 and 17. (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Star in GYPSY at the Engeman Theater; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GYPSY. (more...)

Casts Set for VILLAIN: DeBLANKS This Fall at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Upcoming casting has been announced for Brenda Braxton presents Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks, the uproarious improvisational comedy playing weekly at The Green Room 42 where 'Clue' meets adult 'Mad Libs' and audiences never see the same show twice. (more...)

Announcing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

2018 will mark a year of change for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well.               (more...)

Cast Announced for Playhouse on Park's Production of AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Playhouse on Park opens Season Nine Mainstage Series with musical comedy Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and book by Jeff Whitty. Avenue Q runs from September 13-October 8.     (more...)

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