The Phantom of the Opera on Tour

BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
by Blair Howell - Sep 21, 2017

STEEL PIER is irresistibly infectious. The University of Utah's fearless Theatre Department, the closest the state has to a conservatory actor-training program, entertainingly stages the regional premiere of this neglected John Kander and Fred Ebb musical. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale today, Sept. 21. For tickets and more information, visit (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: September 21, 2017
by BWW Special - Sep 21, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Caf Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

NewYorkRep Joins Producing Team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Lead producer Joshua Goodman (Come From Away) has announced that NewYorkRep has joined Louise Beard and Gene Fisch, Jr. on the producing team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (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...)

Southbank Centre Presents its Autumn and Winter 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Southbank Centre presents its Autumn and Winter 2017 programme for performance, dance and comedy, showcasing work from celebrated international and UK artists from stunning snow shows, augmented reality and trolls to West-End numbers and global surveillance theatre. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will now play through Sunday, October 29 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre due to popular demand. This limited engagement, which began previews August 3 and opened August 24, is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt to Perform with New York Pops in Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

On October 27, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will open its 35th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with a concert celebrating the centennial of the birth of the orchestra's founder, Skitch Henderson (1918-2018). (more...)

South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2017

As reported on BroadwayWorld yesterday, the complete cast for the US National Tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, has been announced. Featured in the cast in the role of Don is South African-born Adam du Plessis, whom audiences may recall seeing in productions like THE LAST 5 YEARS, The Phantom of the Opera, THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH and CATS. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JERSEY BOYS, Kansas and More Set for Palace Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Palace Theater's 17 18 season is nothing short of phenomenal boasting a two-week engagement of the blockbuster Cameron Macintosh's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera, plus four other Tony Award winning musicals as part of the Webster Broadway series, along with concerts by Ray Lamontagne, Kansas and Kool & the Gang, guaranteed to have you celebrating good times all year long! (more...)

The American Theatre Wing Raises A Record-Breaking $1.2M at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its Centennial Gala, held last night at Cipriani 42nd Street, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $1.2 million (besting the previous record, which was set in 2016, by more than $400k), with an online auction and a once-in-a-lifetime Prizeo sweepstakes package featuring Neil Patrick Harris continuing through the end of September. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017


VIDEO: On This Day, September 19- Happy Birthday, Ramin Karimloo!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2017

Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to Ramin Karimloo, who can currently be seen on Broadway as Gleb in the hit musical Anastasia. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 19th, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More! (more...)

Katie Thompson and Wade McCollum to Star in WE FOXES in Concert at MSU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Katie Thompson and Wade McCollum star in a staged concert of We Foxes, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, will be held September 22-24, 2017, at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on the Michigan State University campus. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/17/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/17/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Terms of My Surrender, and Bandstand Top Broadway's Social Media Growth
by Alan Henry - Sep 18, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Miss Saigon (6.33%), Bandstand (2.41%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.16%), Come From Away (2.06%) and Groundhog Day (1.72%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (5.23%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.87%), A Dolls House Part 2 (0.72%), 1984 Play (0.57%) and Marvin's Room (0.12%). (more...)

Masters of the House Record: A Look at Broadway's Record-Breaking 2017 So Far!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 18, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler is making headlines yet again as it breaks its own box office records with the highest weekly gross in the history of both the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

Fresh Faces And Inspiring Words At The Stage Debut Awards
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 18, 2017

On Sunday, 17th September, 8 Northumberland Avenue saw theatre veterans and newcomers gathering together to celebrate the latter's accomplishments. The first edition of The Stage Debut Awards was a success, and the red carpet turn-up was a grand and sparkling line of stars and stars-in-the-making. Dressed to the nines in suits, gowns, and make-up worthy of Hollywood's glitziest of nights and shrouded in the humbleness and grace that only belong to the theatre folk (well, most of them, anyway), actors, writers, composers, and directors walked with full hearts and starry eyes. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 18-24, 2017
by BWW Special - Sep 18, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 18-24, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mandy Gonzalez and More Attend VIVA BROADWAY!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2017

The stars came out to attend Viva Broadway! and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the action. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Faith Prince and Seth Rudetsky Come to NOCCA Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Faith Prince--Tony Award-winner for her performance in Guys and Dolls--makes her debut on Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series next Friday, September 22 at 8PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Book Now For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA At London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

On 8 October, London Coliseum is hosting the world premiere of Roy Budd's masterpiece score to the 1925 classic silent film of The Phantom of the Opera. Book tickets here from 25! (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2017-18 season with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Jean Randich will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 5th through October 15 th, 2017. For tickets and information, please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/15/2017
by BWW - Sep 15, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/15/2017. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo to Co-Host VIVA BROADWAY in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Broadway League will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a special VIVA BROADWAY free outdoor celebration. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING ¬Ė THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE North American Tour Finds Its 'Johnny' and 'Baby'; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will officially open a new production and North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA, October 5 - 7. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Penobscot Theatre Go On Sale 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Previously available to subscribers only, tickets to Penobscot Theatre Company's highly anticipated holiday production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, will go on sale to the general public, October 2. 'Sold-out performances are all but certain, so we urge folks to act soon. It's going to be glorious,' says Producing Artistic Director, Bari Newport. (more...)

Leads from ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO, DOLLY! HAMILTON, WAITRESS, WICKED and More to Sign Autographs at BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

More than 70 beloved Broadway and Off-Broadway performers - from Tony Award-winning legends to anticipated debuts - will come together to meet their biggest fans on Sunday, September 24th at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Mill Mountain Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 14, 2017

Hundreds gathered in Mill Mountain Theatre's Trinkle Mainstage on September 14th to hear the fun and exciting news: Mill Mountain Theatre's 2018 Season Announcement. Their upcoming season will consist of four main stage musicals on the Trinkle, four shows for Young Audiences , three productions in the Waldron Fringe Series, two concerts in their Music Series, and a special family event. A brilliant balance of shows that all will enjoy. (more...)

Cast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next June
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

After three successful years on tour boasting numerous sold out engagements, this new adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will continue to dazzle in more than 50 markets in North America, including the Lehigh Valley at The State Theatre on June 21 and June 22, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Singing & Producing His Way FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
by Gil Kaan - Sep 13, 2017

One of Broadway's consistently working leading men, Aaron Lazar will be showing off his not-oft-seen comic side along with his much lauded dulcet vocal tones in AN EVENING WITH AARON LAZAR: FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD. Teaming up with writers Bruce Vilanch and Scott Mauro, Aaron will present his cabaret at Rockwell Table & Stage Sept. 25. We grabbed the chance to pick Aaron's brain on just what the audience can expect in AN EVENING WITH AARON LAZAR. (more...)

Anna O'Byrne to Star in the First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Acclaimed Australian musical theatre star, Anna O'Byrne, will take the role of Laura Fairlie in the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical, The Woman in White. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Gardar Thor Cortes, Meghan Picerno and More for LOVE NEVER DIES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, makes its North American premiere on Wednesday, October 25 in Detroit, MI, following technical rehearsals and performances in Utica, NY (September 22-24, Stanley Theatre) and a special preview engagement in Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 3-8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look inside rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW AUDIO: Paloma San Basilio - 'Sin Hablar' (SUNSET BOULEVARD)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 13, 2017

Escucha en primicia la version en castellano de 'With One Look', llamada 'Sin Hablar' interpretada por Paloma San Basilio que sera Norma Desmond en SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Howard Crabtree's WHEN PIGS FLY!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2017

Howard Crabtree's WHEN PIGS FLY, conceived by Howard Crabtreeand Mark Waldrop, book and lyrics by Mark Waldrop, music by Dick Gallagher, directed by Mark Waldrop, choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn) and costumes by legendary nine-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Mackie ('The Carol Burnett Show'), will fly again Off-Broadway at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) with previews beginning October 6 and opening night set for Monday, October 30. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Davis Gaines, and More Join Fall MUNY MAGIC at The Sheldon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The fifth installment of Muny Magic at The Sheldon, The Muny's bi-annual showcase of favorite Muny artists, will be October 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Sheldon Concert Hall. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More! (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Week for Broadway in South Bend's 2017-18 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS, A CHORUS LINE and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre League has announced that individual tickets go on sale for the 2017-18 Broadway In South Bend Series Monday, September 18, 2017 at The Morris Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is currently on North American tour and stops in Memphis November 29 December 10 at the Orpheum Theatre. Individual tickets will go on sale on Monday, September 25 at 10am. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, and Terms of My Surrender Top Broadway's Social Media Growth
by Alan Henry - Sep 11, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Miss Saigon (10.95%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.38%), Come From Away (1.92%), Hello, Dolly! (1.71%) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.52%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (9.05%), A Dolls House Part 2 (2.02%), 1984 Play (1.23%), Play That Goes Wrong (1.17%) and Oslo (0.36%). (more...)

Stage Actress and Recording Artist Rebecca Spencer to Release STILL, STILL, STILL Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Backstage Bistro Award-winning recording artist and Broadway actress Rebecca Spencer (JEKYLL AND HYDE, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) has announced a September 22, 2017 release date for her third recording on the LML Music label, entitled STILL, STILL, STILL. (more...)

VIDEO: 9/11 Flashback - Broadway Stars Unite for Inspirational 2001 TV Spot
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2017

On the 16th Anniversary of 9/11, BWW looks back at a special tribute video filmed back in 2001 which proves the tried and true tradition - 'the show must go on!' (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, SCHOOL OF ROCK, RENT and More Among Blumenthal Performing Arts' 'Beat the Sellouts' Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Several Broadway shows and special attractions headed to Blumenthal Performing Arts theaters this season are now on sale during our annual "Beat the Sellouts" promotion. (more...)

Rachel Eskenazi-Gold to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut with 'I BLAME YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Rachel Eskenazi-Gold. Currently Christine at certain performances in The Phantom of the Opera, makes her Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City solo concert debut in I Blame You: It's Your Fault I'm Doing This Show. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/10/2017. (more...)

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