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244 Victoria Street (faces 263 Yonge Street near Dundas)
Toronto,

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Based on the film by Mel Brooks

A New Mel Brooks Musical. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics by Brooks and music by Brooks and Glen Kelly. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful.



The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions internationally and a 2005 film version.



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
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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: Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Talks Rehearsals and More!
by Maeve Riley - Dec 7, 2017

To celebrate the launch of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! FOX constructed a larger than life icon from the original film - the leg lamp!! A 20' tall replica of the leg lamp and crate was dropped at The Grove to kick off the holiday season on Black Friday! Shoppers and fans had an opportunity to take their photo with the lamp as well as receive a free cup of hot cocoa and a pair of 'Ralphie' glasses. (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...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes at A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Today on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

In a festive kickoff to the season, Fox's A Christmas Story Live! presents the 12 GIFs of Christmas, a Twitter campaign that asks followers to share a fun holiday GIF to support Toys for Tots in the lead up to the December 17th broadcast of A Christmas Story Live! on Fox. (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...)


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LOVE NEVER DIES in Chicago Tickets Go On Sale Friday, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES are delighted to announce that individual tickets for LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, will go on sale Friday, December 8, 2017. LOVE NEVER DIES will play Chicago for the very first time in a limited three-week engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) February 14 through March 4, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Non-Stop! HAMILTON Brings the Revolution to London
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

HAMILTON re-opens the newly rebuilt and restored Victoria Palace Theatre with previews beginning tonight (6 December 2017) with the official opening night taking place on 21 December 2017. HAMILTON is currently booking to 30 June 2018. (more...)

Industry Interview: Inside AKA NYC's World of Creative, Integrated, Digital and Experiential Advertising & Marketing
by Robert Diamond - Dec 6, 2017

Furze and Moore were recently joined by Executive Creative Director Bashan Aquart and SVP of Creative Strategy and Experiential Design Amanda Blackman for a chat with BroadwayWorld about the AKA vision, how it all got started, and where the industry is headed. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Teams with Upright Citizens Brigade to Host NYC Student Improv Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The Tony Award winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, The New York City Department of Education and the acclaimed sketch comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) have partnered for a day of workshops in an effort to bring the joy and fun of improv and performance to New York City public school students. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of COME FROM AWAY, ALADDIN, HAMILTON and More Take the Stage at BC/EFA's 29th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 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. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded affair below! (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Kansas City Broadway Series
by Alan Portner - Dec 6, 2017

'Do you hear the people sing?' You will if you attend the 25th Anniversary edition of the 'Les Miserables' now on stage at the Kansas City Music Hall through Sunday, December 9. This is an absolutely credible recreation of the show that first hit London's West End theater district way back in 1985 and journeyed across the pond two years later. It has been running pretty much at full steam ever since. (more...)

Plays by Natalie Margolin, Mandy Murphy Set for SheNYC's Winter One-Acts Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The day of staged readings, benefitting the She NYC Summer Theater Festival, will take place at The Producers Club on December 17th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Larry Marshall of WAITRESS at the Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - Dec 6, 2017

With music by 6 time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (FINDING NEVERLAND, PIPPIN) the national tour of WAITRESS will serve you a slice of awesome at the Orpheum Theatre from December 12 through the 17th. (more...)

Danny Masterson Exits Netflix Comedy THE RANCH Following Sexual Assault Claims
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Danny Masterson has exited the Netflix comedy THE RANGE following claims of sexual assault. Part four of 'The Ranch' is set to debut on Netflix on December 15th. Additional episodes are set to premiere some time in 2018. (more...)

Danny Masterson Responds to His Termination from Netflix's THE RANCH Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Now, Masterson is responding to his termination from the Netflix comedy. In a statement to the Huffington Post, the actor fights back against the sexual assault allegations. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Caissie Levy and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

This December, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents a spectacular holiday lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Celebrities Line Up To Record Tracks From THE GRINNING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Celebrities including Harry Enfield, Alexander Armstrong, Louise Dearman, have been so entranced by the music of the new, award-winning musical The Grinning Man, that they have recorded unique versions of their favourite tracks from the show. Opening at Trafalgar Studios from 6 December, and powered by an outstanding score (Sunday Times), the soundtrack of this fantastical musical has inspired an unprecedented range of stars to make The Grinning Man their own. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bob Gaudio & Neil Diamond Visit JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Two legendary songwriters were in the audience at JERSEY BOYS last Thursday night, November 30th: Neil Diamond and original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio. Not only that, but JERSEY BOYS book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice also stopped by. Scroll down for photos from backstage! (more...)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Original Series Soundtrack Available Globally 12/15
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

CBS Television Studios announced today the release of the original score of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which premiered earlier this fall. The album, featuring the score by Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo and distributed by Lakeshore Records, will be available digitally on Friday, Dec. 15, with presales beginning Friday, Dec. 8. The soundtrack will be available as a CD and vinyl album in early 2018. (more...)

Best Musical Winner BAT OUT OF HELL Returns To West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Following the announcement at last night's Evening Standard Theatre Awards that Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell The Musical has won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical, The Producers are delighted to announce the musical will be returning to London's West End in 2018, with performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 2 April. Tickets went on sale today. (more...)

Rush Policy Announced For FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black announce a daily rush policy for the Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, starring three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance. Previews begin tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 5, at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

WICKED Day-of-Show Drawing to Return to Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a WICKED day-of-show drawing for a limited number of seats will take place inside Block 37. (more...)


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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the New Boys of JERSEY BOYS- Nicolas Dromard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 4, 2017

The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys is making its off-Broadway return this season at New World Stages. Nicolas Dromard will be taking on the role of Tony DeVito. Meet Nick Dromard who will reprise his Broadway role, Tommy DeVito, in the off-Broadway mounting of the show below! (more...)

Rockin' Road To Dublin Announces National Tour And More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

RMS Productions is pleased to announce the addition of four veteran entertainment agencies to support their 2018 national tour. Alchemy Production Group, Bond Theatrical Group, SunnySpot Productions and Juniper Street Productions bring their years of experience to the producing team. The new generation of Irish rock and dance concert ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN, co-created and starring Irish Dance World Champion Scott Doherty and Celtic Rocker Chris Smith, is currently booking its 3rd national tour that will open in Nampa, ID March 2, 2018 and go on to play over 30 cities during the Spring of 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Don Stephenson as 'Scrooge' in Bucks County's 'BIG PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

One of the most beloved Christmas stories ever written takes on a decidedly New Hope twist when Bucks County Playhouse premieres the new comedy, 'Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show,' December 8 through December 31. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Broadway's Don Stephenson as the title character below! (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets On Sale This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public this Friday, December 8 at 10:00 am. FINDING NEVERLAND will play the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall on February 20-25. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org or by at phone at 414-273-7206. Groups 10+ SAVE! and should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. (more...)

Scottsdale Arts presents An Evening with Ira Glass
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Ira Glass, public radio host and creator and producer of This American Life, returns to the Valley on Jan. 20, 2018, to share lessons from his life and career in storytelling in Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass. His appearance at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Phoenix is part of Scottsdale Arts' new Scottsdale Arts Presents series. During his presentation, Glass will use audio clips, music and video to mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our nation's foremost storytellers. What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? (more...)

BWW Review: LA SOIREE at Aldwych Theatre
by Emma Watkins - Dec 2, 2017

If you're on the hunt for some unorthodox entertainment this Christmas, you could do much worse than a trip to see La Soir e. This 'dysfunctional family' of cabaret and variety acts have trundled into London again, this time pitching their show in the West End's Aldwych Theatre. (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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; TARZAN Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Joe Iconis and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Feinstein's/54 Below This Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, just in time for the holidays. Scroll down for details! (more...)

LES MISERABLES Returns To The Fox Cities P.A.C., Tickets On Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sch nberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale next Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. for its much anticipated engagement at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway movingGear engagement. (more...)

Raise Money For Toys For Tots With FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

In a festive kickoff to the season, Fox's A Christmas Story Live! presents the 12 GIFs of Christmas, a Twitter campaign that asks followers to share a fun holiday GIF to support Toys for Tots in the lead up to the December 17th broadcast of A Christmas Story Live! on Fox. (more...)

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