The Producers on Tour

Uptown Closes Its Season with PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

To close its 17th season, Uptown's regional premiere of Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne goes back in time to show the lengths employees will go to to hide their homosexual identity in order to preserve their job to convince society they are 'the Norm'. Perfect Arrangement, directed by B.J. Cleveland runs August 24 - September 2 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Sing Along With BAT OUT OF HELL At The Dominion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The Producers of Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical have announced five special performances when the audience will be able to sing along with the cast to the classic hits. These performances will take place on Tuesday 28 August, Tuesday 25 September, Wednesday 31 October, Tuesday 27 November and Monday 31 December. On Halloween (31 October) and New Year's Eve (31 December), the audiences will also have the option to come dressed as their favourite character from the show or from one of Meat Loaf's iconic videos. The best dressed audience member on each night will go home that evening with a Bat Out Hell - The Musical poster signed by Meat Loaf himself. (more...)

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Opens Walnut Street Theatre 210th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 210th season with the lush romantic comedy Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN, featuring a score by "America's Songwriter."  Based on the classic film by the same name, the production will be directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Michelle Gaudette. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn begins previews on September 4th, opens on September 12th, and runs through October 21st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

LIVING ON LOVE Opens At Peninsula Players Theatre, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre, presents the regional premiere of "Living on Love," a new romantic comedy by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play "Peccadillo" by Garson Kanin.  The delightful "Living on Love" opens at Door County's theatrical icon on Wednesday, August 25 and performs through September 2 and is a glamorous, hilarious romp through the world of music, marriage, celebrity and love! (more...)

Box Office Worker Jennifer Caldwell Made Full Cast Member of KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Actress Jennifer Caldwell, was working on the box office at the Arts Theatre West End when the show's Producer asked for her help. Due to an unfortunate bout of cast illness, they needed to fill a major role in the production as the understudy was already covering another actor. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Fall 2018 Lineup of LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is pleased to announce their Fall 2018 lineup, which will feature performances from Destinos, The 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival; Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings; Lucky Plush Productions and Every house has a door. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matt Cardle Joins STRICTLY BALLROOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

New images have been released as best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle officially joins the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand at the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: NETWORK, Starring Bryan Cranston, Will Come to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Direct from the West End, Network is coming to Broadway, starring Bryan Cranston! The National Theatre Production of Network will transfer this fall to the Cort Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Interviews and behind the scenes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Oslo
by Christian Ranke - Aug 8, 2018

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will open in Oslo September 7, but instead of a replica of the original production The Producers wanted to to bring it to norwgian audiences in a new way. (more...)

Staging and Choreo Tech 'Stage Write' Launches Universally Accessible Web System
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

The revolutionary technology Stage Write - which tracks the staging and choreography for Broadway's biggest shows, including Hamilton, Mean Girls, Frozen, Carousel, Hello Dolly! - announced today the launch of its new web system, Stage Write Anywhere, giving directors, choreographers, stage managers, swings, and dance captains a major upgrade to the technology tool already being used by over 50,000 artists worldwide. (more...)

Members of Lynyrd Skynyrd To Film Episode of Matt Pinfield's SPEAKEASY
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

On August 14, New York City's Triad Theater hosts television's critically acclaimed conversation series Speakeasy. This episode features Southern Rock icons Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd as they sit down with former MTV and VH1 fixture Matt Pinfield. Doors will open to the public at 1:00 pm and the conversation will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available today at 1:00 pm EST at the following link: (more...)

THE BLIND DATE Play To Be Adapted into A Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Award-winning author and playwright Peter Danish announced today the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to complete the shooting and the nationwide distribution of his new short film: 'THE BLIND DATE,' for an October 2018 release in advance of the midterm elections. (more...)

New Musical to Workshop in Los Angeles This Weekend From Dallas Producers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Living Over The Rainbow is a new musical based on a true story that made national headlines in 2008 when a young gay teenager, Lawrence King, was murdered by a fellow classmate at his high school in Oxnard, California. The circumstances of his death and the issues brought to light by it have now been made into a heartfelt and inspirational musical about acceptance and finding peace crafted by Roz Esposito. (more...)

Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, South Pacific, the award winning Broadway musical. Starring Becky Gulsvig, Mike McGowan, Tim Rogan, Shea Renne, Michael Thomas Holmes, and Yvonne Strumecki; and directed by Michael Rader. One of Rogers and Hammerstein's most beloved scores, South Pacific runs August 7-18, 2018. (more...)

PANIC! Productions Announces the Full Cast of INSPECTING CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

PANIC! PRODUCTIONS are thrilled to announce their entire Cast for the madcap holiday comedy, "INSPECTING CAROL" written by Daniel Sullivan. In addition to the headliner, Barry Pearl, Panic! Productions and director Kirsten Chandler confirmed a talented and stellar cast to perform the hysterical Christmas favorite in September. (more...)

Casey Shuler, Gerald Caesar and More Lead Paramount's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Omigod! Omigod, you guys! Aurora's Paramount Theatre kicks off Chicago's 2018-19 theater season in high fashion with a new production of Legally Blonde. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Presents ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2018

Leapin' lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one the world's best-loved Broadway musicals as ANNIE premieres at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center from August 24 to September 2nd. (more...)

Telemundo 47 Senior News Anchor Jorge Ramos To Retire After Nearly Five Decades
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018

Concluding a distinguished, award-winning career spanning nearly five decades, Telemundo 47 senior news anchor Jorge Ramos announced that he will be stepping away from the anchor chair following the conclusion of the station's Friday, September 21 evening newscasts. Ramos announced his retirement earlier tonight to his colleagues who were gathered inside the Telemundo 47 newsroom. (more...)

Exclusive: Chris McCarrell To Lead THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018

The Producers of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical announced this morning Chris McCarrell will reprise the role of Percy Jackson in the upcoming national tour of the musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan.  (more...)

John Treacy Egan and More Complete Cast of Missouri Professional Premiere of A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 - September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum's 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016). (more...)

Wine Tasting US Open Championship Announces 2018 Team USA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Wine tasting enthusiasts from around the state competed in the US Open Blind Wine Tasting Competition to become Team USA at the upcoming World Wine Tasting Championship being held on October 13, 2018 in Chateau Saint-Pierre de Serjac, Languedoc,France. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Dates have been announced for the Jacksonville engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Times-Union Center on March 25, 2019 for one performance only. (more...)

Video: Watch the Trailer for THE OATH, a Political Comedy Starring Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 17, 2018

Watch the trailer for THE OATH, from The Producers of GET OUT & BLACKkKLANSMAN, a raw and riotous political comedy for divisive times starring Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish. (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande Tributes Aretha Franklin With Performance of 'Natural Woman' on The Tonight Show
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2018

According to Variety, Ariana Grande had only been scheduled to perform a comedy skit during her appearance on The Tonight Show. (more...)

Review: PIZZA MAN Delivers the Message That Rape is Never OK Under Any Circumstances
by Shari Barrett - Aug 17, 2018

In the wake of recent #MeToo headline events redefining gender roles (particularly for women) and issues of consent, PIZZA MAN by Darlene Craviotto, which debuted in 1982, seems timelier than ever. While statistics are only quoted once in the play with Newsweek saying 'a rape is committed every 7 seconds,' the United States Department of Justice research claims about 20 million out of 112 million women (18.0%) in the United States have been raped during their lifetime, with only 16% of all rapes reported to law enforcement. No doubt these rapes were committed almost exclusively by men. But is it possible for a woman to rape a man? Such is the question asked during PIZZA MAN. (more...)

HEARTBREAK HOTEL to Keep Rockin' and Rollin' Extending Through October 28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Broadway In Chicago, The Producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises today, are thrilled to announce a new four-week extension of their smash hit musical.  Tickets for the new block of tickets will go on-sale today.  Tickets will be available for performances through October 28, 2018. (more...)

It's Showtime! Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso to Lead Pre-Broadway Tryout of BEETLEJUICE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2018

It was announced today that Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock) will star as 'Beetlejuice' and two-time Lortel Award nominee Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus) will star as 'Lydia' in the world premiere Pre-Broadway engagement of the new musical comedy Beetlejuice. (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Celebration Theatre announces that the third and final show in its 2017-2018 season, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed production of CABARET (more...)

RUN WITH THE HAUNTED Starring Ron Perlman and Michael Pitt Begins Production in Oklahoma
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture are pleased to announce that production has started in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the upcoming feature film ¬ďRun With the Hunted¬Ē. (more...)

Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua Cast in Disney's MULAN
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Digital star Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua have been cast as  Ling and Po, respectively, in Disney's live-action Mulan adaptation, according to Variety. The film is currently in production and it stars Yifei Liu as Mulan.  (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team For PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff announced the cast and creative team for Pippin, running September 21 through October 7 in Skylight's beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Adrian Lester, Jason Manford, Meow Meow, and More Will Appear in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Adrian Lester, Jason Manford and Meow Meow will star in the Royal Albert Hall's production of Guys and Dolls, which comes to the iconic London venue for three performances only in October. (more...)

CHICAGO Producers Establish Endowment in Memory of Long-Time Standby, Jeff Loeffelholz
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a framed photo of Jeff performing as Mary Sunshine is being hung at the Ambassador Theatre. Additionally, producers Barry and Fran Weissler, in partnership with the company members of CHICAGO, have announced that they will establish an endowment in Jeff's name at the University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Part 205 YEARS Of Anniversary Celebrations Of 3 Pierce County Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The Lakewood Playhouse is having its Landmark 80th Anniversary this Season alongside the three other major Community Theatres in Pierce County and we think its time to celebrate their collective 205 Years of presenting outstanding  productions! (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Completes The Broadway At Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The final show in the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season is the series premiere of the hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, which features a cast of Broadway veterans and is based on the campy 1960s cult horror film. The show's music, by master composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin), is in the style of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, and includes several well-known tunes such as "Suddenly Seymour," "Somewhere That's Green" and the title song. The plot follows nerdy floral shop worker Seymour, who would do or give anything to gain the love of his co-worker Audrey. The depth of his desire is tested when a strange and menacing addition to his floral shop brings him sudden and unexpected popularity. Performances of Little Shop of Horrors are Tuesday, August 21 through Sunday, August 26 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Slate of Fall Events
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Film fans will FALL in love with the new lineup of events and happenings at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country. JBFC announced today a variety of unique and compelling film series launching and returning this fall. Select film screenings also feature thought-provoking and engaging Q&As with renowned American and international filmmakers, environmentalists, politicians, and more.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Mel Brooks' quirky musical Young Frankenstein is a hit in its new West End incarnation at London's Garrick Theatre. In our Summer Sale, book tickets here from just £19.50! (more...)

The Backlot Project Hosts An Evening with Mel Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Bellco Theatre. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. (more...)

Get A First Look At Liu Yifei As Live Action MULAN
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Production on Disney's ¬ďMulan,¬Ē a live-action adaptation of the studio's 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020.¬† (more...)

WP Theater Announces Artists for 2018-2020 Lab Plus Leigh Silverman & Roberta Pereira Join Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

WP THEATER announces the 15 artists selected for the 2018-2020 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins in late August and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Hoffman's Yente Spins Comedy in Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 13, 2018

"It's kind of like I'm playing my grandparents,' said Hoffman, one of the cast members who learned Yiddish for this singular production. (more...)

Post Show Talkbacks Announced For MY LIFE ON A DIET With Renee Taylor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

My Life On A Diet, Renee Taylor's critically acclaimed autobiographical solo comedy, announce that the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress will hold three scheduled post-show talkbacks. The talkbacks will happen immediately following the performances on Friday, August 24th at 7 pm, Saturday, August 25th at 7 pm, and Friday, August 31st at 7 pm. Written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, and originally directed by Mr. Bologna, MY LIFE ON A DIET is scheduled to run through Sunday, September 2, 2018 Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46 Street, between Ninth & Tenth Aves). (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Aug 12, 2018

Great theater requires a willing suspension of disbelief.  'The Producers' by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan requires a willing embrace of 1940's Catskill schlock and shtick.  That said, MTH's 'The Producers' is so much inspired silliness, so well performed, and so meticulously put together, it is tough to stop giggling and smirking and groaning at the awful, hysterical, politically in-correct, funny, one-liners.   The Saturday night, Crown Center audience for 'The Producers' thoroughly embarrassed itself and was delighted to do so. (more...)

THE HUMANS Comes to the Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

The Blake family have assembled for Thanksgiving dinner at the run-down Manhattan apartment of youngest daughter Brigid. Tragically, this middle-class clan seems to be spiralling toward perilous entropy. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PRODUCERS Comes to MTH Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents Mel Brooks' mega-hit musical comedy The Producers. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Appear in Conversation At Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, is presenting In Conversation: Jason Alexander, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:30PM.  This event will give audiences a behind-the-curtain look at Native Gardens, a new comedy by Karen Zacarias and directed by Mr. Alexander that will be performed at the Playhouse September 5 through 30. (more...)

Tickets Are Now on Sale to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Cincinnati debut at the Aronoff Center, November 27 - December 2 as a part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 18/19 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets are on sale now at the Aronoff Center box office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At SCUM, A New Kind Of Apocalpyse Play By Sarah Shear
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

SCUM, a new kind of apocalypse play by Sarah Shear opened August 9th and runs through August 18th at The Producers Club, 358 W 44th St.  (more...)

ELF The Musical Returns To Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features, bring the Broadway musical Elf to the Music Hall at Fair Park November 27 - December 2, 2018, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America. Tickets are now on sale for all performances. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Present Screenings of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the Pittsburgh screenings of Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS this September. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards. Pittsburgh CLO served as the lead producer on this production, guaranteeing Pittsburgh audiences were among the first to enjoy this exciting new Broadway show. (more...)

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