The Producers on Tour


BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the New Boys of JERSEY BOYS - Mark Edwards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2017

The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys is making its off-Broadway return this season at New World Stages. Meet Mark Edwards, who will star as Nick Massi in the off-Broadway mounting of the show below! (more...)

'Stranger Things' Season Three Probably Won't Premiere Until 2019
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 9, 2017

Stranger Things star David Harbour has revealed to Variety that season three of the hit Netflix series probably will not premiere until 2019, the reason being that the show's writers need to work on the script. (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, December 10, 2017
by - Dec 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, December 10, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's Record-Breaking 2017 GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six weeks of fundraising work of 56 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Gypsy of the Year (#GypsyOfTheYear), which was held December 4 and 5, 2017, raised a record-breaking $5,609,211 for Broadway Cares. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards; Killer Rack Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 8, 2017

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Beauty is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse the Enchantress. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. (more...)

Backstreet Boy Howie D, Phantom Limb Among New Victory's 2017-18 LabWorks Artists
by BroadwayWorld JR - Dec 7, 2017

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, announces the 2017-18 New Victory LabWorks Artists, NYC-based artists pursuing the creation of bold and exciting performing arts for family audiences. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New We tv Docu-Series LOVE AFTER LOCKUP, Premiering 1/12
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

WE tv's all-new docuseries, 'LOVE AFTER LOCKUP' premiering Friday, January 12 at 10PM ET/PT, follows six couples who share the emotional journey of being united for the first time after years of supervised visits, recorded phone calls, and handwritten letters, as they transition from love behind bars to the marriage altar. (more...)

Video: Get to Know Arielle Jacobs Before She Goes Beyond the Palace Walls in ALADDIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 7, 2017

Disney's Aladdin will welcome Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine on Broadway beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Jacobs originated the role in the Australian production in 2016 and is the sister of original Broadway star Adam Jacobs, currently leading the North American tour in the title role. Her previous Broadway credits include Wicked and In the Heights. (more...)

A Whole New World! Arielle Jacobs to Succeed Courtney Reed as 'Jasmine' in Broadway's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Disney's Aladdin will welcome Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine on Broadway beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Jacobs originated the role in the Australian production in 2016 and is the sister of original Broadway star Adam Jacobs, currently leading the North American tour in the title role. Her previous Broadway credits include Wicked and In the Heights. (more...)

PledgeMusic Hosts Campaign for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' All Female Cast Concept Studio Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Morgan James, Torya Beard, and Richard Amelius have partnered with PledgeMusic to announce an exciting new concept album featuring the only all-female cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, December 17, 2017
by - Dec 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, December 17, 2017! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

From Book to Film to Stage to TV - BWW Traces the Journey of A CHRISTMAS STORY!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 15, 2017

As we eagerly await the broadcast of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, airing this Sunday, December 17th at 7/6c on FOX, BWW takes a look back at the origins of this classic holiday tale, from book, to movie, to stage to television! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

PETER PAN to Fly to Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PANat Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! Original Soundtrack Out 12/18; Full Track List Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The official cast recording for A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will be available on December 18th. The album is now available for pre-order! (more...)

American Pops to Present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their star-studded third season with Around the World in 80 Days, the world premiere of a new family-oriented musical written by Claybourne Elder ('Gossip Girl,' Broadway's Sunday in the Park...) and directed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRINNING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The critically acclaimed production of The Grinning Man, directed by Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on the classic Victor Hugo (Les Mis rables) novel, The Man Who Laughs, has taken over Studio 1 at Trafalgar Studios from 6 December, following a hugely successful autumn 2016 premiere at Bristol Old Vic. Check out photos from the production here! (more...)

AFTERGLOW Hits 200 Shows, Extends Through March Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Producers of Afterglow, have announced a new block of tickets will be released through March. This announcement marks the show's fifth extension at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). (more...)

Discovery Premieres All-New Spin-Off Series GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER, 1/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

From The Producers of GOLD RUSH, Discovery's #1-rated show, comes an all-new series GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER premiering Friday, January 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery. (more...)

10 Wines from QUINTESSENTIAL for Pairings that Elevate Your Holidays
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 14, 2017

Hosting? Toasting? Be creative with your food and wine pairings this holiday season. Purchase wines from a variety of regions that are accessible at different price points. We have selected ten wines imported by Quintessential, the family owned-and-operated import, marketing, and sales company headquartered in Napa, CA. Pairings are suggested for each wine. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

Lee Roy Reams and Caissie Levy to Ring in the New Year at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Feinstein's/54 Below as two of Broadway's most beloved stars return to Broadway's Supper Club to usher in the new year: Tony nominee and Broadway legend Lee RoyReams (42nd Street, The Producers, Beauty & the Beast), and the Broadway-bound Elsa in Disney's Broadway Frozen Caissie Levy with special guests Kacie Sheik (Broadway's Hair) and Andrew Kober (Broadway's Hair). (more...)

The X-Factor's Amelia Lily Will Star in SHREK at Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

SHREK THE MUSICAL today announces full casting for the major nationwide tour, with Amelia Lily joining the cast as 'Princess Fiona' at The Bristol Hippodrome from 8th 19th August 2018. As previously announced Steffan Harri will lead the cast as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre 'Shrek' with Marcus Ayton as Shrek's wisecracking sidekick 'Donkey' and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain 'Lord Farquaad'. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

BWW Interview: A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!'s Marc Platt Talks New Music, Live Audience & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Today BWW spoke to A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE's executive producer about this exciting, new musical production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

One of the most beloved Christmas stories ever written takes on a decidedly New Hope twist when Buck County Playhouse premieres the new comedy, 'Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show,' throughout the rest of the month of December, with a matinee performance on New Year's Eve. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Bebe Rexha Sings New Pasek & Paul Song from A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Warner Horizon announced today that singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will open A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! with a performance of the new song Count on Christmas. A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! airs Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Check out Bebe Rexha in the studio recording 'Count on Christmas'! (more...)

GREATEST SHOWMAN Will Air First-Ever Live Theatrical Commercial During A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Holiday Tentpole The Greatest Showman To Unveil Grand-Scale Commercial LIVE. During Three-Hour Live Musical Event A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, Sunday, December 17, on FOX. (more...)

Here We Go Again! MAMMA MIA! to Play The Kavinoky Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, continues its 38th season with Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia! (story by Catherine Johnson). (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Comes to American Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

April and May are going to be bringing 'springtime for Hitler' in this new production of The Producers. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, American Stage plans to bring this comedic musical to American Stage in the Park. This production will be presented by Bank of America. (more...)

VIDEO: Ana Gasteyer & More Go Behind-The-Scenes of FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Inspired by A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, FOX is creating the Greatest GIFt - each day, a new GIFt will post, leading up to the Sunday, Dec. 17 premiere, encouraging fans to share it with their friends and family. Every time the GIFt is shared, FOX will donate a dollar to Toys For Tots, up to $20,000. (more...)

Tickets for Broadway Musical SCHOOL OF ROCK at Hennepin Theatre Trust Go On Sale On Friday, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season March 6-11, 2018 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor. (more...)

BWW TV: Cue Christmas! The Stars of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Share Secrets from Set!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 11, 2017

We're taking you straight to the set in Burbank, California for a dose of the holiday magic with Jane Krakowski, Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and more! (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ Now On Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, are currently on sale to the public. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Coming to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that the production will visit the Fox Theatre from February 20 28 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017/2018 season. The 20th Anniversary Tour will feature additional performance dates, allowing Atlanta two more opportunities to experience the award-winning production. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Offer Ticket Lottery in Orlando This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has announced a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center and plays a limited one week engagement through Sunday, December 17, 2017. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jason Alexander Looks Back on His Broadway Roots!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2017

The rest of the world might know him as Jerry Seinfeld's on-screen best bud, but theatre lovers remember him for the many roles he has played onstage over his four decade-long career. (more...)

Historic Families to Ring in the New Year with Amarone Tasting Events in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Historic Families (Le Famiglie Storiche), the organization that represents thirteen quintessential producers of Amarone della Valpolicella, the Italian noble red that hails from Italy's Veneto region, will be coming to the United States in January 2018 to host two tasting events in New York City. Historic Families aims to educate trade and consumers about the traditions, quality, and nuances of Amarone della Valpoicella, which is celebrated as one of Italy's finest wines. (more...)

BWW TV: Finding the Colors of Christmas- William Ivey Long Explains the Costumes of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 10, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in California. That's because the cast and creative team of Fox's next big live musical, A CHRISTMAS STORY, are busy making final preparations for the big night. (more...)

HAMILTON West End Begins Fight Against Ticket Resales
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Ticket resales are the bane of every big name show and have gone to incredible price heights ever since HAMILTON hit Broadway. Now, the West End company is fighting the same fight. According to The Guardian, prices are currently peaking at 6,000. In an effort to combat this, the production is warning ticket buyers that they may be turned away if they present a resold ticket. (more...)

Casting Director Removed from Reading of NORMA RAE After Asking for Union Benefits
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. According to the New York Daily News, Cindy Tolan, one of a number of casting directors heading up the efforts, was just refused a spot on the production team for a reading of a NORMA RAE musical when she asked for benefits through the Teamsters. (more...)

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