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Suggested by the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, the whodunit musical, will make its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony "Triple Crown" (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score)! Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years-now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries. Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens's unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood-and it's up to you to choose the killer! Is it John Jasper, Edwin's protective but slightly maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The debauched Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides!



Five Andy Karl Fun Facts: Fantastic Co-Stars, Long-Running Shows, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld is celebrating GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway with 5 Fun Facts about Andy Karl! Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again. The musical made its world premiere try-out at The Old Vic in London in summer 2016 and opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway on 17 April 2017. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valour Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Tony nominee Karine Plantadit will present Victory Dance Project's 'Woman of Valour Award' to Broadway legend Chita Rivera, on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30pm at the opening celebration of the company's third season, at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC), 248 W. 60th Street. (more...)

Orwell's 1984 Comes to Pompano Beach Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production of its 2017/18 season will be George Orwell's seminal dystopia 1984, adapted by Andrew White.  This is Outre's sixth full season, and its first in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. (more...)

Tony Nominee Andy Karl Chats with Keegan-Michael Key About Comedy Onstage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Tony nominee Andy Karl and Keegan-Michael Key are both busy men- Karl performing nightly in Groundhog Day and Key in rehearsals for Hamlet at the Public Theatre. The duo recently took a moment to chat with each other about their respective experiences crafting and performing comedy on stage. Check out the full conversation below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl
by Walter McBride - Jun 5, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Groundhog Day- Andy Karl, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

BWW TV: Curl That Lip and Howl! Highlights from ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2017

The new Off-Broadway musical Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, features book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, continues at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers to Star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse takes audience on a hilarious trip back to the Roaring Twenties with their production of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's madcap film, Bullets Over Broadway on stage from July 5 - July 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: The King Was in the House at ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The King was in the in the house, last night. The cast of the new Off-Broadway musical Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) welcomed Elvis Impersonators to the show, now in performance through September 24, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from their visit below! (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW TV: Actors Fund of Los Angeles Raises $225K at 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley (Broadway's "Cats," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood, "Song & Dance, "Pippin," "1776," "Triumph Of Love" and "Carrie"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Split"; and TV's "Eight Is Enough") was honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement on Sunday, June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: The King is Back! Inside the Opening of ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Elvis is in the house! Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe Joins WAITRESS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast of Waitress tonight, June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. Wolfe will be joined by Joe Tippett, who also steps into the role of Earl. (more...)

Algonquin Theater Productions Presents THE BET as Part of Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. The two person musical is directed by Tom Herman, and features the talents of Dana Aber and Spencer Plachy. Performances are Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm, Friday, July 28th at 7:15pm and Saturday, July 29th at 4pm. The show is slated to run Off Broadway in the fall of 2017. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Becomes Broadway Royalty with a New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2017

Just yesterday, the cast of the Tony-nominated Groundhog Day gathered at Sardi's to celebrate their (also Tony-nominated) leading man, Andy Karl. Karl joins the ranks of Broadway royalty with a brand new portrait for the walls. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

Five Andy Karl Fun Facts: Past Roles, Fun Friends, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld is celebrating GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway with 5 Fun Facts about Andy Karl! Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again. The musical made its world premiere try-out at The Old Vic in London in summer 2016 and opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway on 17 April 2017. (more...)

London Transfer of YANK! Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Full casting is announced for YANK! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre in the summer for a seven week season from Monday 3 July - Saturday 19 August 2017. The UK spring premiere of the musical production at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester received extensive critical acclaim. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YANK! at Charing Cross Theatre
by Roy Tan - Jul 6, 2017

YANK! is based on the Off-Broadway hit production from 2010, with book and lyrics by American writer David Zellnik, with his brother Joseph Zellnik's musical score paying homage to the timeless music of the 1940s. The musical is directed by James Baker, and is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Ben Millerman with Jim Kierstead and Guy James. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos of the company onstage at the Charing Cross Theatre! (more...)

Betty Buckley to Perform from New Album STORY SONGS at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the concert series Music Mondays begins on Monday, July 10 at 8 pm. The first performer is Tony Award-winning Betty Buckley, best known for her work in Broadway's Cats and Sunset Boulevard. (more...)

New Musical THE BET to Play Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! since its Broadway debut in 2001, after which it ran for a staggering 5,758 performances. Pittsburgh CLO will produce this international sensation for the first time, now - August 6 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Debut of the Month Flashback - Where Are They Now?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2017

Today, BWW looks back on some of those fresh-faced, up-and-comers and finds out, 'Where are they now?' (Not surprisingly, they've done quite well for themselves!) (more...)

Filling Their Shoes: Betsy Wolfe Explains the Art of the Broadway Replacement
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 27, 2017

Betsy Wolfe was last seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Falsettos playing Cordelia. Wolfe told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge how she made the role her of Jenna own and why it's so important to do so. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Close 2017 Season with Victorian Poem-Inspired GOBLIN MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Sound Theatre Company presents GOBLIN MARKET a musical based on the poem by Victorian era poet Christina Rossetti, by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon. (more...)

Jessie Mueller Joins Star-Powered Lineup for Broadway @ Town Hall Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale has announced this week that Jessie Mueller, Tony Award winner for 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' and most recently a Tony-nominee in Sarah Barielles' 'Waitress,' will make her P-Town debut for the Broadway @ Town Hall summer concert series in Provincetown on September 3 at 6:30pm with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

VIDEO: What Can Baking Do? Betsy Wolfe Sings a WAITRESS Classic!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

What exactly can baking do? In a special appearance on New York's Pix11, new Waitress star Betsy Wolfe croons a Jenna classic- 'What Baking Can Do.' Check out the performance below! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Will Make its Pittsburgh CLO Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! since its Broadway debut in 2001, after which it ran for a staggering 5,758 performances. Now, Pittsburgh CLO will produce this international sensation for the first time, July 28 - August 6 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Original New York Cast to Dance CAGNEY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In honor of Hollywood's 'tough guy in tap shoes' James Cagney, who would have turned 118 today, producer Riki Kane Larimer (On The Town, Gigi, West End's Memphis) announced the West Coast Premiere of the hit musical CAGNEY. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Newest Waitress, Betsy Wolfe, Thinks Back on FALSETTOS- In Movie Theaters Today!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 12, 2017

Beginning today, July 12, Live From Lincoln Center & Lincoln Center Theater will present Falsettos in movie theatres across the country. Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon-to-be-bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. Originally created under the specter of the AIDS crisis, this timely musical about middle?class family dynamics manages to remain buoyant and satirically perceptive even as it moves towards its heartbreaking conclusion. (more...)

Orfeh & Andy Karl Will Release LEGALLY BOUND Live Album in August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

She has a 'powerhouse voice' (The New York Times). He is 'a theater world heartthrob' (The New York Times). And together Orfeh and Andy Karl have had an impressively long run as one of Broadway's best couples. (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Alan Ayckbourn's New Play THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Old Vic today gives a sneak preview of what's to come in 2018 at The Old Vic during its bicentenary. The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at The Old Vic on 3 February 2018 with previews from 30 January 2018, following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival this summer. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 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...)

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...)

John Herrera Leads LOVELESS TEXAS, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce Tony award nominee for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Drama Desk award winner for In the Heights, John Herrera* (The Times They Are A-Changin', The Threepenny Opera, Man of La Mancha, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1776, Shogun the Musical, Camelot), Kimberly JaJuan* (Marie Christine, Ragtime, King David), Trisha Jeffrey* (Motown the Musical, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent), Amanda Lea LaVergne* (Annie, Grease), and Darren Ritchie* (Wonderland, Dracula the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bells Are Ringing, Les Miserables) have joined the cast of LOVELESS TEXAS. Rounding out the cast are Colin Barkell, Brett Benowitz, CJ Eldred*, Joe Joseph*, Chase Kamata*, Annette Navarro, and Bligh Voth*. (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...)

Acclaimed Songwriter Scott Alan Returns To Birdland In October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan in "Home Again," a very special concert on Monday, October 2nd at 7pm. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Kicks Off Season with Musical Fairytale THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Town Hall Theatre "Generations" Season 2017-2018 kicks off this fall with THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE -A Musical Fairy Tale, with book, music and lyrics by award-winning Bay Area playwright Min Kahng. Based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE is an enchanting, pop musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within. (more...)

Max Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Open Next Month at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Karl Receives GROUNDHOG DAY Portrait at Tony's Di Napoli!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 18, 2017

The Andy Karl and Groundhog Day portrait is the newest addition to Tony Di Napoli prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame. BroadwayWorld was on hand when the portrait was unveiled and you can check out photos from the special occasion below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Will Fill You With Holiday Cheer at Thalia Mara Hall This December
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY is coming to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi for one performance on December 26. (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...)

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...)

9 TO 5 Comes to The Encore Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents 9 to 5 The Musical, running August 3rd - August 27.  (more...)

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