The Producers on Tour

Cast Announced For LES MISERABLES At Overture
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

???????Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much-anticipated Madison engagement at Overture Center from the Arts direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. Tickets are very limited. For availability, please visit the Overture Center box office (201 State Street), or call 608.258.4141.  For a sneak peek, please visit (more...)

Tickets on Sale Wednesday for LOVE NEVER DIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, makes its Minneapolis premiere as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season June 26-July 1, 2018 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). (more...)

Paramount Theatre Announces Cast, Design Team for ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Aurora's Paramount Theatre - Chicago's most decorated theater at the 2017 Jeff Awards with the third largest subscriber base in the nation - is excited to present the first Chicago-area regional staging of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once to close its 2017-18 Broadway Series. (more...)

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA and Actors Equity Reach Temporary Agreement for Choir Contracts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 Actors and Stage Managers, has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with The Producers of the Broadway production Rocktopia to ensure the production will use wall-to-wall Equity contracts. (more...)

CHICAGO Extends Booking Period In London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Even before previews have begun, The Producers of the Kander & Ebb musical CHICAGO, winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, have extended the booking period at the Phoenix Theatre in London until 6 October 2018. Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5¬Ĺ-year absence from London, the musical will open on Wednesday 11 April 2018, following previews from 26 March. (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season. (more...)

ALADDIN Celebrates its 4th Anniversary On Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, launches its 5th smash year on Broadway by celebrating its 4th anniversary on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: WAZ-JACKSON Talks Composing for TV and Film
by Brooke Yunis - Mar 20, 2018

Currently working on CW's LIFE SENTENCE, husband and wife composing duo, WAZ-JACKSON took the time to discuss their process of composing for TV and film. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and Richard Ridge was on hand for the special purple carpet to chat with the evening's guests. Below, check out interviews with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, Michael Arden, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Josh Strickland, Alan Menken, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Benanti and more! (more...)

2018 LMGI Awards To Honor Location Pros Rino Pace And Josh Karan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Honorees for the 5th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Eric Klosterman. New York based location manager JOSH KARAN (ALSAM founder) will take home the Trailblazer Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Canadian Location Manager RINO PACE (Inception, Deadpool, Unforgiven). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville opened last week at the Marquis Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Allen below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO DOLLY! Lead 2018-2019 Broadway In Boston Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

???????Broadway In Boston, Boston's mainstage for Broadway, has unveiled the upcoming 2018-2019 Lexus Broadway Season during its annual spring announcement event at the Boston Opera House.  Eleven theatrical productions will take center stage at the Boston Opera House and the Emerson Colonial Theatre.  Over 1500 people from around the city gathered for the annual celebration including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included live performances from cast members of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SCHOOL OF ROCK and A BRONX TALE.   (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Anna Sokolow
by Barnett Serchuk - Mar 18, 2018

All the other works on the program were by Anna Sokolow in different periods of her choreographic and teaching careers. Some had direct themes, which surprised me since I did not do any in-depth research before the performance. I preferred if the works spoke to me directly, as I had never seen any of them before in my dance going career. (more...)

Casting Announced For I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL At Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Suzie Mathers reunites with Wicked co-star Oliver Savile, along with Rocky Horror's Liam Tamne and Diana Vickers, in this sparkling new comedic musical revue, created by Alexander S. Bermange and directed by Paul Foster I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical sets out to present everything that you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer¬Ö if only there were any who would dare to admit it. (more...)

Bid Now on Two Tickets to THE BAND'S VISIT Plus Meet Andrew Polk and Alok Tewari
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Welcome to Nowhere! You and a guest will receive 2 tickets to The Band's Visit - the critically acclaimed new musical that celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all. After the show, you and your friend will meet cast members Andrew Polk and Alok Tewari backstage! (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Actors' Equity vs. ROCKTOPIA
by Cara Joy David - Mar 16, 2018

When you think Broadway, a lot of things come to mind. For me one of them is unions because I've had to cover many a threatened strike in my day. Except Actors' Equity, the union that represents actors and stage managers, doesn't have a hold on every Broadway show. It has a contract with the Broadway League for 'First Class Performances,' as defined by the Dramatists Guild. That generally means what we think of as Broadway plays or musicals, though the actual definition is way more confusing: 'live stage productions of [a] play on the speaking stage. . . under Producer's own management, in a regular evening bill in a first class theatre in a first class manner, with a first class cast and a first class director.' The trouble hits for Equity when shows come that aren't what we traditionally think of as a play or a musical with people we traditionally call actors. In those cases, if the producer is a member of The Broadway League, which has a production contract with Actors' Equity, that producer has an obligation to at least try to negotiate with Equity, at least according to an Equity spokesperson Brandon Lorenz. If a producer is not a member of the League, and is bringing in a show that is not a 'First Class Performance,' there is no obligation for that producer to even speak to Equity. Except Equity wants all producers to speak with them and they are willing to put pressure on producers to do just that. The latest example is the current situation with ROCKTOPIA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A Magical First Look at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Previews begin tonight for the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre in New York City. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced today that more seats have just been released for previews. For tickets, go to (more...)

100 Tickets To HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Go to New York City Public Housing Residents At No Cost
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin today announced that in partnership with the team behind the upcoming Broadway show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one hundred New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents from the Lower East Side and the Bronx will have the opportunity to attend the new show at no cost. (more...)

VIDEO: Listen to the Cast of NBC's RISE Sing More SPRING AWAKENING From Next Week's Episode
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Today, Atlantic Records has unveiled two brand new cast recordings of songs that will be featured in next week's episode of ¬ďRise,¬Ē NBC's new drama series from The Producers of ¬ďHamilton,¬Ē ¬ďFriday Night Lights¬Ē and ¬ďParenthood.¬Ē ¬ďWord Of Your Body¬Ē by the ¬ďRise¬Ē cast, featuring Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of Moana, and Damon J. Gillespie and ¬ďThe Song Of Purple Summer¬Ē by the ¬ďRise¬Ē cast, featuring the voice of Amy Forsyth ¬Ė both exclusive renditions of songs originally featured in the Tony Award-winning musical, ¬ďSpring Awakening¬Ē - are available now at all DSPs and streaming services. (more...)

9-Year-Old Dancer, Grace Roche, To Make Off-Broadway Debut In THE SIGNATURE PROJECT This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Off-Broadway's newest hit, THE SIGNATURE PROJECT, opened March 11th at the Sheen Center to unanimous rave reviews. The Producers of the multi-sensory theatrical experience recently announced that different Irish dancers are scheduled to make a special guest appearance at each performance in a segment choreographed by Elise Wright of the Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance. The youngest of these performers, 9-year-old Grace Roche, is set to make her Off-Broadway debut at this Sunday's 3 pm matinee. (more...)

Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle Maclachlan And Kathrine Narducci Join Tom Hardy In FONZO
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

BRON announced today that Linda Cardellini, Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, Golden Globe winner Kyle MacLachlan and Kathrine Narducci will join Academy Award nominee Tom Hardy in the Al Capone bio-pic Fonzo, written and to be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle). (more...)

New Film GONE ARE THE DAYS Opens 3/23
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Oculi Entertainment, Directional Entertainment are proud to announce the release of their new film Gone Are the Days, an early twentieth-century Old West drama starring, Golden Globe nominee, Lance Henriksen and Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger, and also starring Danny Trejo, directed by Mark Landre Gould. (more...)

BWW Review: HAL & BEE at 59E59 Theaters-A Clever Blend of Reality and Dark Comedy
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 16, 2018

59E59 Theaters is currently presenting the NYC premiere of Hal & Bee written by Max Baker and directed by Sarah Norris. The play portrays the trials of a long-time married couple and reveals their conflicts. With a stellar cast and excellent staging, this entertaining dark comedy is very thought provoking and has a broad audience appeal. (more...)

Jason Alexander Joins NJ Symphony Orchestra for Two Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

???????Tony Award-winning Broadway, film and television star Jason Alexander-world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on "Seinfeld"-headlines performances of song and comedy with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 in Newark and New Brunswick. (more...)

Janelle Tedesco Turns Her Stunt Experience Into Laughs In New Film STUNT MOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Actress and Stunt Woman Janelle Tedesco packs a seriously funny punch, writing/producing/starring in the new action-comedy short film, STUNT MOM. The film showcases an ordinary Mom (Tedesco) teaching her kids the ropes of her day job -- as a professional stunt woman. (more...)

RENT 20th 20th Anniversary Tour Comes To Waterbury's Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Palace Theater today announced that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $20 (plus a $3.00 facility fee), for every performance of their engagement of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, April 13 - 15 . These special tickets are available for in-person purchases at the theater's Box Office, 100 East Main Street, the day of each performance only, two hours prior to curtain. These $20 plus fee tickets are available for cash purchases only and are limited to two tickets per person. (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

MTV Shares Clip Of CATFISH's Nev & Max Answering Fan Questions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

MTV Shares Clip Of CATFISH's Nev & Max Answering Fan Questions (more...)

The Yard Presents COLUMBINUS with 15 Member Youth Ensemble at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut series is proud to present The Yard's production of columbinus by the United States Theatre Project, written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Directed by Mechelle Moe and performed by The Yard's 15 young-person ensemble, columbinus runs Thursday, May 3 - Saturday, May 26 in the 1700 Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Anchor Broadway at the Hobby Center 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Broadway at the Hobby Center announced the lineup of shows for its 2018-2019 Season today. Tony Award¬ģ winners, premieres, and all-time favorites make up the new season of nine productions, including two season options. (more...)

Susan Stroman-Helmed LITTLE DANCER Will Get West Coast Premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 14, 2018

Next spring, The Seattle's¬†5th Avenue Theatre will bring to life a sumptuous new musical, Little Dancer (March 22 - April 14, 2019), based on the famed impressionist masterpiece by Edgar Degas and the unknown dancer who inspired it. This glorious new musical in development features some of the most sophisticated names on Broadway at the creative table with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics and book by Lynn Ahrens (the team behind Ragtime and Once on This Island) and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Crazy for You). (more...)

Harper Lee Estate Sues Over in Aaron Sorkin's Broadway-Bound TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

According to the New York Times, Harper Lee's estate is trying to kill To Kill a Mockingbird- the play version, that is. (more...)

WAITRESS - A Slice Of Broadway Magic Comes to Dallas!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) are thrilled to announce Waitress will play the Music Hall at Fair Park for a limited two-week engagement March 28 - April 8, 2018. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Launches Social Media Campaign #GratitudeNow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

New York's newest 'surprisingly fierce little musical"* A Letter to Harvey Milk, explores the themes of love, understanding and gratitude as its lead character Harry, a retired butcher, fulfills an assignment and writes a letter to his friend and former customer Harvey Milk. This letter changes his life and a brings up strong feeling of regret that he did not have the opportunity to tell Harvey what he meant to him. (more...)

New School Holiday Performances Announced For The Wizard Of Oz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Wizard of Oz has quickly become Australia's smash hit musical and with great excitement The Producers can announce a new release of tickets from July 1 will go on sale this Monday 19 March. This extra release of tickets across the school holidays includes new matinee performances. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

ASU Gammage will bring the best of Broadway to Tempe again in the 2018-2019 ASU Gammage Desert Financial Broadway Across America - Arizona Season. The new season features everything you'd wish for including the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards and 2018 Grammy Award winner DEAR EVAN HANSEN; beloved Broadway hit Disney's ALADDIN; and the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley! The season will also include Broadway hits WAITRESS and ON YOUR FEET!, family favorite CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and the smash-hit comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. (more...)

Broadway, Film And TV Star Jason Alexander Headlines Performances Of Song And Comedy With The NJSO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

???????Tony Award-winning Broadway, film and television star Jason Alexander-world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on "Seinfeld"-headlines performances of song and comedy with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, April 14-15 in Newark and New Brunswick. (more...)

The Waterville Opera House Presents An Outrageous Musical Unlike Any Other
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is proud to present one of the most outrageously offensive and off-the-wall musicals ever to be made - The Producers the musical! Adapted from Mel Brooks' 1968 classic comedy staring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel, this maniacal, musical movie adaptation will have the audience staring in amazement and roaring with laughter on opening night Friday, April 6, 2018. Don't miss this buzzworthy show, it's sure to close by Sunday, April 15, 2018! (more...)

Photo Throwback: Nathan Lane Stars in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in 1996
by Walter McBride - Mar 13, 2018

Take a look back into BroadwayWorld's archives with this throwback from when Nathan Lane starred in Forum in 1996! Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: ¬"Dinner and a Show¬" In Bristol- THE PRODUCERS and Mill Street Cantina
by Pati Buehler - Mar 12, 2018

It's 'Springtime for Hitler' and all his outrageous cohorts in the new production of The Producers now playing at the Bristol Riverside Theater, Bristol Pa. (more...)

Freedom Studios Present Ben Tagoe's New Play WHEN WE WERE BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

From Freedom Studios, The Producers of the acclaimed Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange, Home Sweet Home and North Country comes When We Were Brothers, Ben Tagoe's intimate new play which explores male friendship, masculinity, betrayal and the fragile nature of the male psyche. (more...)

Final Performers Confirmed For 47th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast, 3/25 on CBC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

The next group of artists set to perform at The 2018 JUNO Awards wereannounced today by the Canadian Academy of Arts and Sciences (CARAS). World-renowned jazz singer, Diana Krall, singer-songwriter and Vancouver local Shawn Hook, and Nunavut indie roots band The Jerry Cans, will take the Rogers Arena stage on March 25, 2018.  The JUNO Awards will be broadcast live nationwide 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre to Launch New Season with National Tour of COME FROM AWAY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 12, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible six-show lineup for its 2018/19 season, which includes launching the national tour of the acclaimed sensation Come From Away, the timeless beloved musical Annie, rock 'n' roll hit parade Rock of Ages, the sumptuous West Coast premiere of Little Dancer, a lavish and loving staging of the iconic West Side Story and an exciting new collaboration with ACT - A Contemporary Theatre-Urinetown. Additionally, The 5th will host a one week run of the national tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts will go on sale at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Highlights include the return of the phenomenally successful smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD, a major new production of DOCTOR DOLITTLE THE MUSICAL, Belinda Lang and Oliver Cotton in DUET FOR ONE, Joe Pasquale, Russell Watson, Doreen Tipton's brand new live show DOREEN'S BIG TOP and the National Theatre return in 2019 with MACBETH. (more...)

Industry: On 'The Producer's Perspective' Ken Davenport Sheds Some Light on the Acting Side of the Theatre Business with Danny Burstein
by Ken Davenport - Mar 12, 2018

I call myself an a$$hole in this podcast episode. Why? Because in my desire to put a spotlight on the business of Broadway, and give you a peek into the professions who aren't always front and center, from Writers to Producers to Lighting Designers and more, I have been prejudiced against one of our most important professions. The Actor. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Welcomes The Return of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

???????In 2002, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre opened its season with a set of new owners and the hilarious musical comedy farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Sixteen years later, the Kiska family, who purchased the theatre in 2002, and Way Off Broadway are very excited to see the return of one of the funniest shows to ever appear on the WOB stage. Forum will continue the theatre's 2018 Mega-Mini Season, running March 23rd - May 19th. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces Its Landmark 80th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

???????The Lakewood Playhouse Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary Season with Seven Premier Shows!  All our shows embrace the theatre that we have become, while keeping our eyes towards evolving towards the future!  Season Ticket Renewals are currently underway and will be open to New Season Ticket Buyers on May 25th, 2018! (more...)

Brand New School Holiday Performances Announced For Australia's Favourite Musical  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Wizard of Oz has quickly become Australia's smash hit musical and with great excitement The Producers can announce a new release of tickets from July 1 will go on sale this Monday 19 March. This extra release of tickets across the school holidays includes new matinee performances.  (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Offer 1,200 Tickets for Just $20 to First Two Previews on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2018

This just in! Today, at 8PM, Harry Potter AND THE CURSED CHILD will release 1,200 tickets to the first performances of Part One (March 16 at 8PM) and Part Two (March 17 at 8PM) to the first fans in line at the Lyric Theatre Box Office! All tickets released at the Box Office today will be priced at just $20 per Part, and each person can buy a maximum of two tickets. (more...)

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