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New York City Center (New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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Based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic about English widow Anna who comes to teach western ways to the royal family of Siam and in turn learns to love and respect the exuberant king. A fun show for the whole family!

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Brings Cartoons to Life at CLO
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 31, 2018

After a more realistic, but less interesting, live-action film, Pittsburgh CLO returns to the original- and cartoons in general- for inspiration. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Press Agent, Joshua Ellis
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 30, 2018

Stop the presses.......literally! One of Broadway's most respected press agents, Joshua Ellis, has the spotlight shifted from his glittering clientele and focused firmly on him in this delightful interview. Today, we cover some of the 100 plus shows Joshua has worked on including Into the Woods, 42nd Street, Lena Horne: The Lady and her Music, The King and I, Morning's at Seven, and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. (more...)

Beast of Broadway! KING KONG Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Rehearsals begin today, Monday, July 30, for the new musical King Kong. The production begins performances Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 opening night at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). (more...)

BWW Review: God, That's Good! - Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Arts Presents Stephen Sondheim's Dark Masterpiece SWEENEY TODD at Ruth Eckerd Hall
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2018

It may not be everyone's taste, but that doesn't stop it from being the greatest musical yet written. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON Remains Spectacularly Hilarious
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 27, 2018

Some of the jests of THE BOOK OF MORMON are starting to show some wear, but the buffoonery, vulgarity, and bold tastelessness still satisfy, and the dance ensemble on this third Charlotte go-round - along with Casey Nicholaw's choreography seem more brilliant than ever. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Muny's Beth Leavel Led GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: MEAN GIRLS Stars Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell Get Plastic in the Kitchen with Fruit Rollups!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2018

In this episode, we bring you perfectly plastic ladies from the cast of MEAN GIRLS on Broadway, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell! Check out the recipe for Katie's Fruit Rollups below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens August 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to produce THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for the first time, August 7-12 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Theater UnCorked Announces Staged Reading Of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Shana Dirik, Producing Artistic Director of Theater UnCorked - Boston's newest small theater company - announces the second production in the company's debut season, a benefit staged reading of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for two performances only on Saturday, October 13th at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at Margaret Jewitt Hall, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALTAR BOYZ Opens at the Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Altar Boyz, the award-winning Off-Broadway musical. Starring, Coby Getzug, Austin Colby, David Barnes, Anthony Fortino, and Ben Chavez; and directed by Jason Sparks. Destined to rock the masses of all denominations, Altar Boyz runs July 24-August 4, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 23, 2018

Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison (GLEE, HAIRSPRAY, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA) and Olivier-winning Laura Michelle Kelly (who originated the title role in MARY POPPINS) were the special guests at a splendid Mormon Tabernacle Choir tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, also featuring the Orchestra at Temple Square and narrated by Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III.   The one-of-a-kind event was presented free of charge as a gift to the community Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the impressive 21,000-seat Conference Center.  It is available to view online in full (in five languages) at (more...)

Vibrant Cast Presents Erik Ehn's Latest At Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. (more...)

Broadway's Sam Poon to Open For ANTIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

On August 11, 2018 at 5 p.m., Sam Poon ( Macbeth, The King and I, Les Miserables, Billy Elliot, Runaways), and his band Spoon is Dead, will be playing a set of original songs at The Bitter End, 147 Bleeker St., NYC. Spoon is Dead will open for the NY based, teenage alternative rock band, ANTIC! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Las Vegas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

Photo Flash: David Burnham Comes to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Presented by Chris Isaacson Presents, Broadway favorite David Burnham appeared for one performance only on Tuesday evening, July 17 with his show Live by Demand! at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: Donny & Marie Share Their New Show in Sandy
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 20, 2018

Utah's beloved Osmond siblings Donny & Marie hit the stage of the Sandy Amphitheater on July 18, 2018 in an encore engagement of their Las Vegas show, newly updated with exciting changes for its 10th anniversary. They put on a thoroughly entertaining concert with high production values that was filled with nostalgia while remaining current and relevant. (more...)

Brian Capron and Vicky Entwistle Join Mark Williams In UK and Ireland Tour Of DOCTOR DOLITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Brian Capron, Vicky Entwistle, Mollie Melia-Redgrave and Patrick Sullivan are confirmed to join Mark Williams, who plays Doctor Dolittle, in the UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle. Brian will play Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow, Vicky will play Polynesia, Mollie Emma Fairfax and Patrick Matthew Mugg. Mark Williams and Brian Capron will play the first ten venues on the tour - Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield. The others will play the entire tour. There will be a national press night on Thursday 17 January 2019 at the Oxford New Theatre. (more...)

United Solo Hosts Master Class With Broadway Press Agent Joshua Ellis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class taught by Joshua Ellis, renowned theater publicist and press agent, as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program, on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. This class will introduce participants to practical tools and skills required to publicize and market themselves and their shows. It's about shaping expectations for potential audiences, whether they are critics, reporters or theatergoers. (more...)

Photo Flash: California Shakespeare Theater Presents EVERYBODY By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 44th Season with the West Coast Premiere of Everybody, a sparkling new riff on the 15th-century morality play The Summoning of Everyman by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whom the New York Times calls 'one of this country's most original and illuminating writers.' A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Everybody is Cal Shakes' second official offering under the New Classics Initiative (NCI), exploring what it means to be a classical theater in the 21st century, and to allow living writers to expand our classical canon. Directed by Nataki Garrett making her Cal Shakes debut, (more...)

Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of A Hitchcock Masterpiece THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the intriguing and riotous comedy The 39 Steps. This fast-paced whodunit, playing from August 4 - August 12, will be directed by MICHAEL EVAN HANEY (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, 2017 - Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, 2016 - Driving Miss Daisy, 2015). The production features DANIEL HARRAY as Richard Hannay, MALLORY HAWKS as Annabella Schmidt and several others, BEN ROSEBERRY as Clown 1, and QUIN GRESHAM as Clown 2. (more...)

LIVING ON LOVE Opens At Peninsula Players Theatre, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre, presents the regional premiere of "Living on Love," a new romantic comedy by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play "Peccadillo" by Garson Kanin.  The delightful "Living on Love" opens at Door County's theatrical icon on Wednesday, August 25 and performs through September 2 and is a glamorous, hilarious romp through the world of music, marriage, celebrity and love! (more...)

Boston Ballet Presents GENIUS AT PLAY Sept 6–16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Boston Ballet's 2018-2019 season opens with Genius at Play, a program that celebrates the centennial of choreographer Jerome Robbins' birth, his storied career, and his countless contributions to dance. The all-Robbins program opens with an orchestral performance of Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture followed by Interplay, a bright and colorful work for eight dancers set to a jazz score by Morton Gould, and Fancy Free, his first of many collaborations with composer Leonard Bernstein, which depicts the antics of sailors on shore leave in New York City in the 1940s. The program concludes with the Company premiere of Glass Pieces, a bustling tribute to urban life choreographed for 42 dancers and set to music by Philip Glass. Genius at Play runs September 6-16, 2018, at the Boston Opera House. (more...)

Brief 8/7: Lisa Brescia Begins Performances As Heidi in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 7, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Lisa Brescia begins performances as Heidi Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: They're Bringing the Beast to Broadway! Meet the Company of KING KONG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2018

King Kong is getting ready to take over Broadway! The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Hear what Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris, and the rest of the cast have to say about taking this beast to Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: KING KONG's Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris & Erik Lochtefeld Meet the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 7, 2018

King Kong is getting ready to take over Broadway! The show begins performances Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 opening night at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, South Pacific, the award winning Broadway musical. Starring Becky Gulsvig, Mike McGowan, Tim Rogan, Shea Renne, Michael Thomas Holmes, and Yvonne Strumecki; and directed by Michael Rader. One of Rogers and Hammerstein's most beloved scores, South Pacific runs August 7-18, 2018. (more...)

Video: Broadway Takes the Stage at White House Kremlin Annex Protest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell and many Broadway performers will take to the White House today to protest President Donald Trump and his administration today. Tune in to BroadwayWorld on Instagram and Facebook for an inside LIVE look at the protest, hosted by The King and I's Jon Viktor Corpuz! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It Takes a Woman: Donna Murphy Dishes on the Roles that Brought Her to Dolly!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 4, 2018

'This job came up, and initially I thought, 'What a horrible idea! To star as Dolly Levi once a week? How do you do that?' That first performance- and I really didn't know how it was gonna land- the community was so welcoming. I was flabbergasted when I dropped that newspaper, said 'Dolly Levi' and it wasn't Bette Midler's voice!' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CARMEN LA CUBANA at Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2018

Carmen La Cubana is a sizzling new musical featuring Bizet's classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles. BroadwayWorld has the exclusive look below! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Shares Joy that Ruthie Ann Miles has Rejoined THE KING AND I
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 4, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles returned to the stage on Friday night, following five months of personal tragedy. Miles resumed the role of Lady Thiang in the West End transfer of the Lincoln Center Theatre revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I.  (more...)

Photo Flash: KING KONG Begins Rehearsals on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Rehearsals began on Monday, July 30, for the new musical King Kong. The production begins performances Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 opening night at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Check out group photos below of the cast, alongside the crew, creatives, and staff! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Will Lead Broadway Stars in Protest at the White House Monday
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 3, 2018

AP has reported that Rosie O'Donnell will lead cast members from some of Broadway's biggest musicals in a protest outside the White House on Monday. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the charming and hilarious comedy Souvenir, playing from August 18 - August 26. Souvenir will be directed by BRUCE LONGWORTH (At the Lyceum: The Immigrant, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Miracle Worker, Arsenic and Old Lace and The Importance of Being Earnest). The production features APRIL WOODALL as Florence Foster Jenkins, and PAUL HELM as her hapless accompanist, Cosme McMoon. (more...)

BREAKING: Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles Returns to the Stage in West End's THE KING AND I Tonight
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 3, 2018

It has been an unfathomably heartbreaking year for Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles, but after months of grieving, and physical and emotional recuperating, the star of The King and I, HERE LIES LOVE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and more returned to the stage for the first time this evening. (more...)

Brief 8/21: BAT OUT OF HELL Tour Information Announced, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Andrew Polec will lead the Bat Out of Hell tour, and more! (more...)

West End THE KING AND I to Be Screened in UK Cinemas This Winter
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2018

It has been confirmed that the current West End production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless classic, The King and I, will be screened in the United Kingdom this winter. (more...)

The Muny Announces Total Attendance For Historic 100th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

On behalf of the entire Muny family, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your support and coverage of our historic 100th Season. We truly appreciate that you have made enriching lives through exceptional musical theatre not only attainable, but possible. Again, we thank you for celebrating a spectacular season under the stars with us at America's oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek Inside the Rehearsal Room For EVITA in Sydney, Australia
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2018

Australian icon, singer, songwriter and musical theatre star Tina Arena will play the role of Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA in Sydney. EVITA, one of the most celebrated classical musicals of all time, will return to Australia next month, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

The Broadway Star Project Releases A New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

During a live-streamed party in New York City, the stars of The Cast Recording Experience, including Broadway's Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland), launched The Cast Recording Experience Spring 2018 album. Gathered together at a karaoke place in Manhattan, the young artists listened to their recordings, watched the promotional music video they shot during this 3-day intensive, and had fun doing what they love the most. (more...)

John Treacy Egan and More Complete Cast of Missouri Professional Premiere of A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 - September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum's 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016). (more...)

Aidan Turner, Bryan Cranston And More Make Shortlist For The 2018 Stage Debut Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Alistair Smith, Editor, The Stage said: 'After the huge success of The Stage Debut Awards' first outing in 2017, we're delighted to reveal another superb shortlist of emerging stars that ranges from first-time playwrights in pub theatres to regional directors and those making their debuts on the biggest West End stages. This list underlines the quite astonishing array of diverse talent breaking through in theatres of all scales and types across the UK.' (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of Hal Prince's EVITA In Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Australian icon, singer, songwriter and musical theatre star Tina Arena will play the role of Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA in Sydney. EVITA, one of the most celebrated classical musicals of all time, will return to Australia next month, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Closes With Stars Of American Ballet & ODC/Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Bringing together some of today's most remarkable ballet talents, Daniel Ulbricht's Stars of American Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow, appearing in the Ted Shawn Theatre August 22-26. A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as "one of the best male ballet dancers in New York" (Dance Magazine). As Artistic Director, curator, and performer, Ulbricht brings a unique vision and perspective to performance. With a cast highlighting 14 powerhouse dancers of New York City Ballet, this collective celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program of his masterpieces on the occasion of his centennial, augmented by two Robbins-related PillowTalks. (more...)

Now And Then: Current and Former Broadway Kids Take The Stage at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Current and Former Broadway Kids in Now and Then: Current AND Former Broadway Kids Take the Stage! on Sunday, September 2nd at 9:30 PM. Broadway kids of the past and present join forces for this special one-night event! (more...)

Priscilla Lopez Joins Cast of OKLAHOMA! at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will lead the cast in the role of 'Aunt Eller' in Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, the first show in the musical theatre company's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II Visits OKLAHOMA! At Music Mountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Audiences are saying they're in love with Oklahoma! at Music Mountain Theatre, playing through August 19. The cast was recently visited by Will Hammerstein, grandson of the show's book writer and lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018


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