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From a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

You don't want to miss meeting the fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill (starring Marriott favorite Bernie Yvon), as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band he vows to organize - despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen. Come join the townspeople of River City in this wonderful slice of Americana as they perform such hummable tunes as "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana," "Wells Fargo Wagon," "Ya Got Trouble" and "Till There Was You."



Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Marches into Spring Lake Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

This award winning Broadway classic is an all-American institution. The Music Man, by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey, is the liveliy, funny and romantic tale of the fast-talking Harold Hill (Ian Moore) who cons the citizens of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for their children to form a marching band. But his plans are changed once he meets the town librarian, the lovely Marian Paroo (Rebecca Madeira). (more...)

BWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 29, 2017

It's bigger than a beehive, it's louder than a transistor radio - it's HAIRSPRAY at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Welcome to the Sixties! (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present Pulitzer-Winning Classic YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse, Northern Vermont's Actors' Equity Resident Theater Company, has announced the August 2 opening of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning American comedy classic You Can't Take It With You, directed by Catherine Doherty. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Throws the City a Summer Street Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The city is invited to a Summer Street Party, 5:00-8:30 PM, Thursday, August 3, 2017, on Rollins Avenue between 42nd Street and 41st Street. Hosted by #ShopRoosevelt, Roosevelt Cultural District, and the Des Moines Community Playhouse's Curtain Crowd, the block party features food trucks, live music, kids activities, and a live visual arts creation. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Performance Academy presents THE MUSIC MAN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse Performance Academy presents 'Meredith Willson's The Music Man Jr.,' July 28-29, 2017. Shows are on Friday, July 28, at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, and on Saturday, July 29, at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tickets are $10 all ages and can be purchased at dmplayhouse.com or at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

BWW Review: ¬"Best of Broadway' brings out the best of the Cleveland Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017

A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Seventy-six Trombones" are coming to the Weston Playhouse stage this August! In the true Weston tradition of bringing award-winning classics to the stage, the company will present the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man. Beginning performances on August 3, this production promises to be a crowd pleaser for all ages. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year's event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Great American Songbook Foundation Named GRAMMY Museum Cultural Affiliate
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Joining an elite group of institutions worldwide, the Great American Songbook Foundation at the Center for the Performing Arts has been named a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Marlon Deleon - Jul 18, 2017

For a performance run that spans multiple weekends, the first weekend is often accepted as a wrinkly weekend...acknowledging some things still need to be ironed out. Recognizing that this is the first production to open at 403 N. Main Street since Aaron Nichols stepped in as Executive Director (different from the previous alignment of a tag team Managing and Artistic Directors) also deems it necessary to say that this season was selected before Nichols took charge. He was indeed actively involved before, but to accurately evaluate his effectiveness, he would need to stay in this role through the beginning of the 2020 season (ironic, yet fitting, for a target of hindsight evaluation). (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: It's Her Turn! Get a First Look at Julia Murney in GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays now through August 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristina Riggle, author of Broadway-themed novel VIVIAN IN RED
by Neil Shurley - Aug 9, 2017

'Vivian in Red is about owning your story, and that means all of it...your triumphs and your mistakes, both.' (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

SLSO Single Tickets On-Sale Now for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Today, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced that single tickets for its 138th season are on-sale. Tickets for all Classical, Live at Powell Hall, Family, and Education concerts can be purchased online at www.slso.org, by calling 314-534-1700, or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office. (more...)

Legendary Barbara Cook Has Passed Away at 89
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. According to her son, Adam LeGrant, the cause was respiratory failure. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Barbara Cook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Wednesday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (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...)

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Brings His 76 Trombones to Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

In 1957 Meredith Willson's The Music Man opened on Broadway and the rest is history. To celebrate it's 60th anniversary as an American classic the Sharon Playhouse and director Morgan Green invite you to experience The Music Man as you've never seen it. The story of a lovable conman who warms his way into the heart of small town America has never been more relevant. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trailers are Rockin' in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

In present-day North Florida, in a town called Starke, in a trailer park called 'Armadillo Acres' (though there are few armadillos and even fewer acres), there's a new tenant - and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. New resident, Pippi, the stripper, is on the run, in her five-inch heels no less! Her arrival shakes up the otherwise hum-drum, daily existence of the trailer park residents. When Pippi comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert - Conflict shakes the dysfunctional bliss of the trailer park! (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Ignites the Stage with BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The international smash-hit musical Billy Elliot The Musical makes its Colorado mountain premiere courtesy of Breckenridge Backstage Theatre performing at the Riverwalk Center August 25 - September 3, 2017. Billy Elliot follows a boy as he trades in his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. In an unforgettable story set in a small mining town in Northeast England, a dance teacher finds a diamond in the rough when she discovers Billy - a young boy with a passion for dance who inspires the whole community. (more...)

THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! Comes to Portland Stage in Partnership with MSMT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) in Brunswick and Portland Stage (PS) in Portland, Maine present The All Night Strut! August 15 to September 10, 2017. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN in Concert this Weekend at Cain Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman & More Rehearse for Cape Playhouse's GYPSY!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 4, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

Community Day & Costume Sale 8/26 Kicks Off Arena Stage 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the company's 2017/18 season with a free Community Day on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mead Center (1101 Sixth St., SW). Featuring family-friendly activities for all ages, this full day of programming celebrates the American voices that have shaped the theater's upcoming season by showcasing America's rich history and cultural diversity. This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt, Revisited!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

BWW Interview: Janaya Jones and SDMT Take Us Back to the 90's
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 2, 2017

Janaya Jones talks about PUMP UP THE VOLUME: A MUSICAL 90'S PALOOZA at San Diego Musical Theatre and reminisces about some of her favorite things from the 90's. (more...)

GAME OF GANGSTERS Interactive Mystery Event Coming to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

For the 2017 Season, Way Off Broadway's producers announced a full Marquee Mysteries Series, which kicked off in March with Murder by Marriage. The third mystery in the series will be the upcoming Game of Gangster, on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

Broadway Star Turned Recording Artist Annie Baltic Releases 'All By Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

From the Broadway stage to dance clubs all around the U.S., ANNIE BALTIC is a multi-talented force of musical nature, a fresh, contemporary young performer whose bold and freewheeling creative spirit transcends easy, common categorization. (more...)

Theater Talk: Flashback with the Great Barbara Cook
by Theater Talk - Aug 16, 2017

In this episode of THEATER TALK, Barbara Cook (1927-2017) discusses her break-out starring role as Marian, the Librarian, in the original 1957 Broadway production of The Music Man (taped April 21, 2000). (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Bergen County Players Celebrates its 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's '2015 Community Theater of the Year', is proud to announce its 85th consecutive season, running from September 2017 to June 2018. From entertaining musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. (more...)

Lisa Vroman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to welcome internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman on Friday, September 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 16 (8 p.m.). Making her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Lisa will perform Broadway classics by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, as well as a selection of songs from up-and-coming musical theatre composers. In between, Lisa will share stories of her life on (and off) the stage. Tickets for Lisa Vroman range in price from $35-$70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Taylor Clemons - Aug 14, 2017

Derby Dinner Playhouse brings back a solid chestnut musical with promising results. (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...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall, (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens To Be Honored with #SeeHer Award at TEEN CHOICE 2017
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has partnered with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to present TEEN CHOICE's first-ever #SeeHer Award to Vanessa Hudgens. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory of the Late Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in her memory on yesterday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Julia Murney and More for GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Atlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 1, 2017

Atlantic for Kids' 2017-2018 Season will open Saturday, September 16 with the family musical Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine featuring music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons, lyrics and concept by Douglas Lyons, book by Melvin Tunstall III and direction by Tamilla Woodard. (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, Starring Jason Graae, to Knock the Ball Out of the Park at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with Damn Yankees, one of the most enduring Broadway musicals, featuring a score by legendary composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a cast that includes a number of veterans of New York City's Broadway stages. (more...)

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