The Producers on Tour


Photo Flash: ROCK AND ROLL MAN Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

A bevy of New York talent and Broadway producers mingled with guests in New Hope, PA, during the cast party held at Hotel du Village following the opening night performance of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story , a Caiola Production, making its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse through October 1, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebration presents the First Show in its 2017-2018 Season THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd. The View UpStairs will begin previews on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 22 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 29 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Review Roundup: Did YOUNG SHELDON Make a Big Bang with the Critics?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Eight-year-old Iain recently starred in HBO's BIG LITTLE LIES and has appeared on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT and the Steve Harvey-hosted kids competition show LITTLE BIG SHOTS. Of course theater fans know him best for his adorable reviews of Broadway shows. Parsons most recently appeared on Broadway in 2015's AN ACT OF GOD. His other Broadway credits include HARVEY and THE NORMAL HEART. What did the critics think of the new spin-off? Take a look at what some of them have to say below! And make sure to check out the trailer for the new comedy which premieres this Monday, September 25 at 8:30 on CBS below. (more...)

Hardwell and Kshmr Demonstrate Their 'Power' in New Heavyweight Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

With new single 'Power' showcasing a masterful take on each artists' respective sound, The Producers give us exactly what we need in the form of a unique, yet sonically pertinent track with unlimited danceability. (more...)

Applications Open Through Monday for BEAM2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Applications to take part in the pitching days for BEAM2018 will close on 25 September. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 22nd, 2017: ON YOUR FEET! Tour Starts the Salsa and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ON YOUR FEET! tour launches and more! (more...)

Jason Gotay to Play Title Role in ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH at Laguna Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) have announced that Kira Kosarin (three-time Kid's Choice Award-nominee of Nickelodeon's hit show 'The Thundermans'), Jason Gotay (World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Prince Of Egypt, title role of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Barry Pearl ('Grease') and Josh Adamson (Big Fish, Taboo) are set to star in Lythgoe Family Panto's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces the Cast of THE LEARNED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Centenary Stage Company announces cast for upcoming production of Freyda Thomas' hilarious contemporary re-imagining of Moliere's penultimate play The Learned Ladies. Presented in the Lackland Performing Arts Center the production will run from October 6 through October 22 in the over 500 seat state of the art Sitnik Theatre. (more...)

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week 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 next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick to Star in FOX Live Musical Event A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

BWW has learned that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick ( How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Producers, Manchester by the Sea ) will star as the narrator in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - Sep 21, 2017

Rent. Jonathan Larson's musical masterpiece inspired by Puccini's La Boheme celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Its theme, characters and life lessons are as current today as they were 20 years ago. You can't help but believe that Mark, Maureen, Joanne, Mimi, Roger, Angel, Tom, and Benny, continue to be watched over by Mr. Larson, their creator and guardian angel, whose untimely death missed opening night of his legacy by a few short days. I think his sudden death gave all the more meaning to the song 'No Day But Today'. Launching careers of performers such as Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, today these big names continue to pay tribute to him singing the show's most popular tunes to an escalating fan base of Rent admirers. (more...)

Verge Theater to Continue Fall Season with TALES FROM THE VERGE, ROCKY HORROR SHOW and ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After Verge Theater's completely sold-out run of The Producers in September, the company is inhaling and looking at the rest of the Fall in Southwest Montana as a time to tell some interesting stories. The stage is a unique place to share imagination, unlike a novel for instance, as the audience not only hears the words of a playwright, but also sees the interpretation of those words by others. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS/DIVOS Benefits The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Randie Levine-Miller hosted a megawatt 'Showstopper Divas/Divos' concert at The Triad Monday night. It starred Beth Fowler; Lee Roy Reams; Adam Grupper; Barbara Minkus; Richard Skipper; Susan Vardy, and Kathleen Waters, and it benefited The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through September 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling) announced today a new block of tickets on sale for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES Returns to San Francisco this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

As the days become shorter and the crisp air signals the time when the Xmas sweaters are taken out of mothballs, it can only mean one thing. It's time for what has become a San Francisco tradition the annual production of The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes. (more...)

LAW & ORDER'S Sam Waterston to Reprise Role on SVU
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack McCoy is coming back to television. Sam Waterston, who originated the role on Law and Order is reprising the role on the new season of SVU. (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...)

Pawn Stars UK Star Donates Historic Wartime Artefacts For Display At Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Epstein Theatre welcomed Pawn Stars UK star Mark Manning to the venue today who has generously donated significant war time artefacts which will be on display at the Hanover Street venue for a limited time this week. (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Playwright Matthew Lombardo Wins WHO'S HOLIDAY! Case Against Dr. Seuss Enterprises
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has ruled in favor of playwright Matthew Lombardo, who has been locked in a legal battle with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. over his controversial play WHO'S HOLIDAY!, which depicts a now 45-year-old 'Cindy Lou Who' living in a beat-up trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

Will McInerney, Tom Hayes, and More to Star in BROTHERHOOD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Executive Producer Joel Edwards, Director Andrew Koenig and Playwright Jon Tlapek make their off-Broadway debut with the play BROTHERHOOD. Performances will take place in The American Theatre of Actors' John Cullum Theatre as a double feature with the play RUINS. (more...)

Craig McLachlan Returns to the Stage in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman today announced that the world's favourite rock and roll musical would return to Australia in a fresh new production next year, with Craig McLachlan again donning Frank N Furter's legendary fishnet stockings in his Helpmann Award-winning role. (more...)

BWW Feature: 2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON at Old School Square
by John Lariviere - Sep 19, 2017

Old School Square is launching the 2017-2018 season with 11 outstanding shows and concerts in October & November. Tickets are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org and the eight Friday Concerts are all free. (more...)

Broadway in Chicago IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tickets On Sale 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and The Producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS are delighted to announce that individual tickets for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana during a limited two-week engagement that runs Nov. 21 - Dec. 3, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

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...)

Cast Complete for GOBSMACKED! a Cappella Touring Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, has announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

A Cappella Show GOBSMACKED!, Headed to Chicago, Finds Full Touring Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. The tour will kick-off in Detroit and highlights include Charlotte, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Chicago. (more...)

GOBSMACKED! On Sale Friday at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, are delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. The tour will play the Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas for a limited engagement at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22, 2017. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

National Touring Cast Announced For GOBSMACKED! The Amazing A Cappella & Beatboxing Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generationa cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. (more...)

Allison Walsh, Matthew Scott, and More Join AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Producers of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, winner of four Tony Awards, are pleased to announce the cast for the second year of the North American tour, beginning with the Albuquerque, NM engagement on October 17. (more...)

Old School Square to Launch 2017-18 Season with 11 Concerts & Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Old School Square is launching the 2017-2018 season with 11 outstanding shows and concerts in October & November. (more...)

Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark comes to Exeter next month. (more...)

GOBSMACKED! Tour, Kicking Off in Detroit, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Broadway In Detroit and Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, have announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production GOBSMACKED! The sensational, next-generation a cappella show will play The Fisher Theatre for a limited engagement November 3-5. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

CEO Announces Management Buyout of THE RIDE, LLC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Richard Humphrey, CEO/CCO of The Ride, LLC., has announced a management buyout of The Ride, LLC., the world's leading and critically acclaimed experiential sightseeing company that currently includes THE RIDE, THE TOUR and the recently launched THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE with Virtual Reality. (more...)

FLANAGAN'S WAKE Returns To Chicago In New Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Producers behind Tony n' Tina's Wedding are pleased to announce the long-running improv/comedy, Flanagan's Wake, will return to Chicago Saturday, September 23 through Thursday, November 9. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Reboot Struggles to Find Celebrity Judges to Join Katy Perry
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The AMERICAN IDOL reboot continues to have problem after problem. After failing to score their own alum, Kelly Clarkson, as a judge after she signed with THE VOICE and after seeing a low turnout at their Oakland auditions, AMERICAN IDOL might have to delay their taping, as reported by TMZ. (more...)

SPAMILTON Sets Chicago Closing After Seven-Month Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Today, The Producers of 'Spamilton,' the critically acclaimed parody of 'Hamilton,' announced an October 8 closing date for the Chicago run at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 14th, 2017: TIME AND THE CONWAYS Begins Previews, FROZEN Opens in Denver, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TIME AND THE CONWAYS begins previews, FROZEN opens in Denver, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'ROCK AND ROLL MAN' World Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story' is making its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse through October 1, 2017. The high energy musical drama stars Tony-nominee Alan Campbell ('Sunset Blvd.') as Alan Freed and multiple-Emmy nominee George Wendt (Norm from 'Cheers') as J. Edgar Hoover. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

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