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Based on the novel 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy from the creators of ďDamn Yankees.Ē Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7Ĺ-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.



Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

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...)

Barrett Foa and Jon Jon Briones Join Laura Bell Bundy in SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Single tickets are now on sale for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. REPRISE 2.0 is led by producing artistic director Marcia Seligson. (more...)

Donald Corren, Brandon Andrus, and More Lead Goodspeed's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late? (more...)

Shonica Gooden, Matt Bogart, Jenni Barber Announced for Music Theatre Wichita's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 47th Season, which includes including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Disney's Freaky Friday, Pippin, and Disney's The Little Mermaid. (more...)

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW - May 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW - May 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Seattle (more...)

Reprise 2.0 Completes Cast of SWEET CHARITY; Terron Brooks, Krystal Joy Brown, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.  (more...)

Julia Knitel, Jennifer Cody, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For New England Premiere Of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

ArtsEmerson today announced the principal cast and full creative team for the New England Premiere of Born for This - A New Musical, which plays a limited summer engagement at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15-July 15, 2018. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre Celebrates 19th Anniversary with ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

New York Classical Theatre (Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director), New York City's only all-free professional Off-Broadway theatre company, is pleased to announce a new production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to celebrate its 19th Anniversary Season. The production, directed by Mr. Burdman, is the company's first staging of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, and will be presented in five New York City parks - Central Park, Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City, The Battery, Carl Schurz Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park - with performances from June 5 through July 29 at 7:00 PM. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. New York Classical Theatre also invites audiences to experience unique behind-the-scenes access to open rehearsals on selected dates for each of the five park stagings.  (more...)

MEAN GIRLS and More Take Home 2018 Helen Hayes Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

This evening, the 34th Annual Helen Hayes Awards celebrated Washington's diverse and vital theatre community with a gala event at The Anthem, recognizing 258 Helen Hayes Award nominees and 48 award recipients drawn from 202 eligible productions presented at 64 theatres in 2017. GALA Hispanic Theatre's Spanish-language production of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes' In The Heights received nine awards, putting them at the top of a list of 20 theatres receiving Helen Hayes Awards this year. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Winner Helen Gallagher
by Behind the Curtain - May 14, 2018

You can dance with any girl at all but why would you when the lovely Helen Gallagher is right here and ready to look back on her amazing journey which includes the original productions of Billion Dollar Baby, Brigadoon, High Button Shoes, the 1952 Pal Joey (for which she won a Tony Award), Make a Wish, Hazel Flagg, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, and the 1971 No, No, Nanette for which she won her second Tony Award. (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces Selection Committee for Inaugural Cycle ofFIRST DRAFT: RAISE YOUR VOICE
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The selection committee for the inaugural session of The 5th Avenue Theatre's new musical initiative, First Draft: Raise Your Voice, has been announced. This cycle is currently soliciting submissions nation-wide from womxn, gender non-conforming and non-binary folx with a submission deadline of June 15. Comprised of a team of outstanding womxn, the selection committee includes performers, producers, directors, playwrights and thought leaders in the Seattle theater landscape: Desdamona Chiang, Lauren DuPree, Keiko Green, Allison Narver, and Sarah Porkalob, lead by The 5th's Kelsey Thorgalsen and Bill Berry. (more...)

Swarner, Bell, and Soldo to Lead THE MUSIC MAN at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 6, 2018

The Wells Fargo Wagon is a-coming down the street and, from July 25th-August 19th, it'll be parked onstage of Farmers Branch's The Firehouse Theatre in their upcoming production of THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Bruce Coleman, with music direction by Bryce Biffle and choreography by Bethany Lortenzen, the classic musical is sure to be a hot ticket. (more...)

Broadway And Local Talent Join Forces For Riverdale YM-YWHA Gala's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the classic musical comedy GUYS AND DOLLS, Frank Loesser's immortal musical fable of Broadway. The one-night only gala event will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Sunday, June 17, 2018, and will begin at 4:00pm. The performance and honoree ceremony will be preceded by a cocktail hour and entertainment by the award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars youth theatre company. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Relive the Many Roles of Will Chase!
by Nicole Ciravolo - Jun 28, 2018

BroadwayWorld recently announced that stage and screen star Will Chase will join Kelli O'Hara in the Broadway-bound Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Kiss Me, Kate. Roundabout welcomes back longtime friends of the theater: Tony winner Kelli O'Hara who was nominated for her role in the 2006 revival of The Pajama Game opposite Harry Connick, Jr., and Will Chase returns to Roundabout following his Tony nominated role in 2012 revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In 2016, O'Hara and Chase also starred in a sold-out benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate directed by Scott Ellis. In preparation for Chase making his return to the stage, let's take a look back at his work, on and off Broadway. (more...)

Breaking: Wunderbar! Will Chase Will Join Kelli O'Hara in Broadway-Bound KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Kiss Me, Kate has found its leading man! Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that Tony Award nominee Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, "Nashville" and upcoming HBO's "Sharp Objects") will join Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara in a new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate. Chase will star as "Fred GrahamPetruchio." (more...)

VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2018

The Muny presents Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleuand Jeffrey Schecter portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre's ROMEO AND JULIET Moves To Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City For 'Take A Seat' Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

After a successful run in Central Park, playing to over 4,000 people, performances resume on Wednesday, June 27 in Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City for New York Classical Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by the company's Founding Artistic Director Stephen Burdman. The production will play this week through June 30, before continuing on to The Battery, Carl Schurz Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park for performances through July 29. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. Performance schedule can be found at newyorkclassical.org.    (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, June 23- Happy Birthday, Bob Fosse!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 23, 2018

On this day we're celebrating a giant in a the world's of dance and directing, the legendary Bob Fosse! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night at Reprise 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 (led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson), in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity.  Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, the classic Broadway hit plays through July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Take a look at photos from the show's opening night below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Cleveland (more...)

World Premiere Of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year! (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENSE at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 13, 2018

Dan Goggin's Nunsense, now playing at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse, is certainly a treat. It was never officially on Broadway per se', but rather it has lead a very successful, thirty-three year life with consistent incarnations off-Broadway and at regional and local theatres. Running through June 23rd as part of Gateway's dazzling (and busy!) 69th season, this production is all about fun. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Brent Barrett And Vocalist Heidi Webster Guest Star In The Cocktail Cabaret At Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Longtime favorite Broadway stage veteran, Brent Barrett, currently on the national tour of "Chicago" as the razzling-dazzling Billy Flynn, will wow audiences as a special guest emcee in "The Cocktail Cabaret" at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace from June 13 through16, at 6 p.m. nightly.  Lovely singer Heidi Webster of the dynamic diva vocal group Lady Luck and "Showstoppers" will step in for Maren Wade. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Led KISS ME KATE to Begin Performances February 14 at Studio 54; Full Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company announces that the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, will begin preview performances on Thursday, February 14, 2019 and open officially on Thursday, March 14, 2019. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Studio 54. (more...)

BWW Feature: THE COCKTAIL CABARET at Cleopatra's Barge At Caesars Palace
by Debbie Hall - Jun 11, 2018

Broadway star Brent Barrett will wow audiences as a special guest emcee in "The Cocktail Cabaret" on Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace June 13-16. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 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. (more...)

Gateway Continues Season with NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The Gateway season continues with the "habit forming" Nunsense running from June 8 until June 23at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport Village (Previews begin June 6.) (more...)

Casting Announced For UK Tour Of KINKY BOOTS At Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome has announced casting for the upcoming UK tour of Kinky Boots . Kayi Ushe will play the role of Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For KINKY BOOTS In Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

KINKY BOOTS, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming UK tour which visits Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 16 - 27 October 2018. Award-winning Callum Francis will play Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. (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 www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob Berman
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2018

Today's subject Rob Berman is currently living his Theatre Life as the Musical Director for the world premiere of Dave at Arena Stage. The production, based on the 1993 film and directed by Tina Landau, runs through August 19th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre space. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Tony Award-Winner Gary Beach
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported, Tony Award Winner Gary Beach passed away this week at age 70. He is survived by his husband Jeffrey Barnett. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Additional Season Casting; Edward Gero, Edwin Lee Gibson, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces artistic updates, including select cast members for upcoming productions, as part of the company's 2018/19 programming. (more...)

Theatre At The Center In Munster Announces 2019 Season - MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, THE PAJAMA GAME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - The Musical, the iconic holiday favorite, Million Dollar Quartet, hailing Elvis, Johnny Cash and other recording icons, and The Pajama Game, the Tony Award classic musical, are among the 2019 Season show favorites announced by Linda Fortunato, artistic director at Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company in Northwest Indiana. (more...)

Theatre At The Center In Munster Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - The Musical, the iconic holiday favorite, Million Dollar Quartet, hailing Elvis, Johnny Cash and other recording icons, and The Pajama Game, the Tony Award classic musical, are among the 2019 Season show favorites announced by Linda Fortunato, artistic director at Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company in Northwest Indiana. (more...)

Cast Announced for Kathleen Marshall Directed MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

???????The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues with the finest of the Bard's work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Celebrate romance with Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe's Love's Labor's Lost), running August 12 - September 16, 2018. Tickets start at $30.00, on sale to the general public now. Previews run August 12-17. Opening night is Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Earns Emmy Nomination, Says She is 'Grateful (and in Shock)'
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2018

This morning, Broadway's Kelli O'Hara received her first Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for her role as Katie Bonner in 'The Accidental Wolf'.  (more...)

BWW Interview: It's Now or Never! Tim Rogan Gets ALL SHOOK UP with TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - Jul 11, 2018

ALL SHOOK UP star Tim Rogan talks about the show's popularity; his third time playing cool, sincere roustabout Chad; and the awesomeness that is Elvis Presley. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens AT Pittsburgh CLO 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, July 27 - August 5. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ran for a staggering 13 years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway. Now, Pittsburgh CLO brings this treasured story to life for a new generation, continuing the organization's commitment to providing young patrons the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater at home in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Select half-price tickets for children 3-14 are sponsored by Giant Eagle, offering an affordable option for families to enjoy this timeless tale together. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Matt Doyle, And More Headline Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer continues her 3-part Feinstein's/54 Below series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook on May 8th with A Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert hosted and directed by 3-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For New England Premiere Of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

ArtsEmerson today announced the principal cast and full creative team for the New England Premiere of Born for This - A New Musical, which plays a limited summer engagement at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15-July 15, 2018. (more...)

Megan Sikora and More Join the Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Joining the previously announced Corbin Bleu (Don Lockwood), Berklea Going (Kathy Selden) and Jeffrey Schecter (Cosmo Brown) are Megan Sikora (Lina Lamont), Jeff McCarthy (R.F. Simpson) and George Merrick (Roscoe Dexter). (more...)

Dawn French, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Vincent And Flavia To Star In SNOW WHITE At The London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Qdos Entertainment today (27 April 2018) announces that they will return to the West End for a third year with Snow White at the London Palladium for a strictly limited 5 week run. Performances will begin at the iconic pantomime venue on Saturday 8 December 2018 running until Sunday 13 January 2019. Directed by Michael Harrison, public booking opens on Friday 4 May 2018. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and Laura Bell Bundy Announced for REPRISE 2.0's Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018

Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

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