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Based on the film by Mel Brooks

A New Mel Brooks Musical. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooksí 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.

MTH Theater Announces Cast of THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

The MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced casting for its August production of Mel Brooks' mega-hit musical comedy The Producers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center Host SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018, with Jane Lynch as emcee.  The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. And due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this was the final gala to be held there. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drew Gehling and the Cast of DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Arena Stage presents the new musical Dave, get a first look below! (more...)

New Amsterdam Theatre Marquee Will Dim Tonight to Honor Gary Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony winning actor Gary Beach passed away at the age of 70.¬†Disney Theatrical Productions will celebrate the life of Tony Award¬ģ-winning actor Gary Beach on the New Amsterdam Theatre marquee this evening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Tony Award-Winner Gary Beach
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported, Tony Award Winner Gary Beach passed away this week at age 70. He is survived by his husband Jeffrey Barnett. (more...)

Brian Capron and Vicky Entwistle Join Mark Williams In UK and Ireland Tour Of DOCTOR DOLITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Brian Capron, Vicky Entwistle, Mollie Melia-Redgrave and Patrick Sullivan are confirmed to join Mark Williams, who plays Doctor Dolittle, in the UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle. Brian will play Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow, Vicky will play Polynesia, Mollie Emma Fairfax and Patrick Matthew Mugg. Mark Williams and Brian Capron will play the first ten venues on the tour - Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield. The others will play the entire tour. There will be a national press night on Thursday 17 January 2019 at the Oxford New Theatre. (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Finest Performances of the Late, Great Gary Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Below, we take a look back to remember some of the finest roles of one of Broadway's finest players... (more...)

Photo Flash: Bethany Slomka & John Massey In HAIRSPRAY At San Diego Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre invites you to take a special sneak peek at the cast of it's upcoming production of Hairspray. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Book, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Hairspray will be directed by J. Scott Lapp (SDMT's First Date, The Prince of Egypt, Bonnie & Clyde), with choreography by Jill Gorrie (SDMT's Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees), and music direction by Don LeMaster. Hairspray runs August 3 - September 2, 2018 at the historic Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Saturday, August 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

"Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are." International City Theatre presents The Glass Menagerie, the iconic American classic that launched the career of playwright Tennessee Williams. John Henry Davis (ICT productions of A Walk in the Woods, End of the Rainbow, Trying) directs William's most personal work, opening Aug. 24 atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. (more...)

The Cast of ON THE TOWN Will Perform At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Green Room 42, Broadway's newest urban entertainment cabaret club, presents A Night on the Town: A Benefit Cabaret on July 22nd at 9:30pm. Join the cast of Waxler Productions' On the Town as they belt out classic and contemporary Broadway tunes. Performers from the casts of Broadway hits like Disaster!, Book of Mormon, and Wicked join the ensemble in a night to benefit the inaugural production. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

???????FSCJ Artist Series and the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 13th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience!  This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at The Public Theater of San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Jul 18, 2018

MAMMA MIA has been entertaining audiences around the world since its debut in 1999. It has received award after award for all of its richness in the storyline, the various actors who have been a part of it, the costumers, the set designers, the lighting people, the directors, The Producers and many others who have received accolades for the stunning productions that have popped up all over the world. But, San Antonio recently saw the opening night of this fantastic show at The Public Theater directed by Ken Urso who proved his directing abilities were unmatched. MAMMA MIA'S story is one that uses music to really tell the story and make it come to life. The show was conceived by Judy Craymer and the book was written by Catherine Johnson. With the music by the legendary band ABBA, the show is one that should not be missed. The Public Theater's production of MAMMA MIA is stunning and shows the professionalism of the cast and crew involved. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Adam Kantor, Lindsay Mendez, Brad Oscar And More To Honor Seth Rudetsky & HSNY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Sierra Boggess, Adam Kantor, Lindsay Mendez, Brad Oscar, Hugh Panaro, Christine Pedi, Kate Rockwell, Douglas Sills, Betsy Wolfe and Karen Ziemba will star in the 2018 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Monday, October 15 , 2018 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below.  The 2018 Best in Shows, presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, will honor Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Gary Beach Passes Away At Age 70
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony Award Winner Gary Beach has passed away at age 70. He is survived by his husband Jeffrey Barnett. (more...)

BWW Student Blog: Who Runs the World?
by Jessica Vanek - Jul 18, 2018

BWW BLOG: Who Runs the World? (more...)

Stifel Theatre Announces Aha Events' Women's Speaker Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

From The Producers of TEDxStLouisWomen, a new, exciting event and speaker series known as Aha is launching in St. Louis, MO this fall with content that promises to inspire attendees with "moments that move". The emerging national speaker series focuses on life's Aha Moments with a variety of topics and events (more...)

The Swansons to Play at House of Blues in San Diego on July 20 During Comic-Con Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The alternative country rock-pop duo The Swansons will perform July 20, during Comic-Con weekend, when the dynamic husband-and-wife duo will release their new music video for 'Move Forward' in San Diego at the House of Blues Voodoo Lounge. 'Move Forward' is The Swansons second single to debut off their latest released album 'Country This' released in May. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discuss the ON YOUR FEET National Tour and THE JUNGLE BOOK at Pasadena Playhouse
by West of Broadway - Jul 17, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Will and Lara are at the Pantages theater celebrating the opening night of the ON YOUR FEET! National Tour. Will and Lara meet in the lobby of the Pantages Theater for a 'Lobby Talk' about this exciting and groundbreaking production. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent-and each other-to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. (more...)

UPDATE: Actors Equity Association Hires Counsel to Investigate Suicide of CHICAGO Standby Jeff Loeffelholz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Last week, it was reported that Jeff Loeffelholz, an original cast member of the 1996 revival of Chicago, had taken his own life. Since then, The Producers of the show have hired attorney Judd Burstein to oversee the developing situation and conduct an exhaustive investigation. (more...)

Review Roundup: Did the Critics Lay All Their Love on MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN?
by Review Roundups - Jul 17, 2018

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

MORMON BOY TRILOGY to Head Off-Broadway Following Bay Street Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

MORMON BOY TRILOGY, three solo plays written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, will play Bay Street this week in a special engagement. (more...)

Actors' Equity Ushers in New Terms for New England Area Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Actors' Equity announced that it has reached an agreement for a new New England Area Theatres (NEAT) agreement for Boston-area theatres. The new contract includes a 28 percent increase to minimum salaries.  (more...)

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this timeless musical love story August 17-September 2, 2018. Winner of 4 Tony Awards in 2000, AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal set against the back top of ancient Egypt. AIDA features music alive with passion by the great Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice as well as a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang, Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls. AIDA, performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (more...)

Industry Interview: Wolf of Broadway- Meet Tony-Winning Producer, Orin Wolf
by Robert Diamond - Jul 16, 2018

Just over a month ago, Orin Wolf was celebrating a whooping ten Tony wins for his little musical that could- The Band's Visit. As the big winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, the new show not only swept the ceremony, but it found a place in history with some of Broadway's most awarded musicals- a producer's dream. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Ticket Policy In Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour stop in Charlotte, which begins July 24 at Belk Theater and plays a limited one week engagement through July 29. In Charlotte, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Belk Theater box office, making tickets in the first two rows available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Resorts World Manila's ANG HULING EL BIMBO Premieres This Friday, 7/20
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 16, 2018

Resorts World Manila (RWM), together with Full House Theater Company Inc. and Ultimate Shows Inc., premieres its ninth musical theater production, ANG HULING EL BIMBO, featuring over 20 songs by the iconic Original Pilipino Music (OPM) rock band Eraserheads, this Friday, July 20, at Newport Performing Arts Theater (L2 Newport Mall, Newport Blvd., Pasay City). (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Great Work Begins! ANGELS IN AMERICA Concludes Broadway Run
by Nicole Ciravolo - Jul 15, 2018

Let's flashback to the beginning of this show's beautiful journey on Broadway. (more...)

She L.A. Arts Festival Approaches Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Since its launch in 2015, the renowned She NYC Arts has produced 21 full-length shows from women playwrights, earning praise for its commitment to discovering and cultivating some of the best up-and-coming talent in the theatre world through its open submissions festival. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

In celebration of 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the rousing, rollicking rock opera Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which will be presented from July 25 - August 12, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Panel Explores Fairytale Magic
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 13, 2018

"Beauty and the Beast is the essence of that Disney magic! It brings people together and it is such a joyful experience!" Actress Lexi Rabadi plays Belle in Maine State Music Theatre's new blockbuster production of the Disney classic which closes its run July 14th. She and fellow cast members Darick Pead (the Beast) and Matthew Ragas (Gaston), together with MSMT Managing Director Stephanie Dupal are talking with Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold about the experience of creating this timeless fairytale on stage. The panel discussion, the second in the annual Peek behind the Curtain Series at the Curtis Memorial Library drew a full house, as audience members and patrons listened to the group explore the factors they believe make this show a classic and make this particular production a work of incredible enchantment. (more...)

Venue Change! THE PROM Will Dance Into the Longacre Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Broadway's upcoming musical comedy The Prom will dance on...just in a new theatre! (more...)

David De Almo, Kelly McCready, Rowan Vickers, and Madia Hill Scott to Star in American Premiere of SEX OBJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Penal Colony presents the American Premiere of Charlie Falkner's smash hit Australian play Sex Object! From one of The Producers of Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes comes a pitch black comedy about sex, technology, and privacy in the digital age. Directed by Susanna Wolk (Waitress, Lobby Hero on Broadway), the inaugural production from Penal Colony features David De Almo* (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kelly McCready* (The New Morality at The Mint Theater), Rowan Vickers* (Lobby Hero on Broadway), and Madia Hill Scott (Barry, The Blacklist). (more...)

Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Extends Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) today announced that the highly anticipated American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, which began preview PERFORMANCES Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage last week, will extend its run for an additional week through September 2 due to demand for tickets. The Press Opening takes place Sunday, July 15 and a VIP gala performance on Monday, July 16. Helmed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the acclaimed musical is being presented now for an 9-week limited engagement through September 2. (more...)

Sandi Toksvig Adapts Treasure Island For Haymarket Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first production from Leicester's newly re-opened Haymarket Theatre will be the world premiere of Treasure Island, penned by national treasure and established author Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake Off, QI). (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for West End COMPANY Starring Patti LuPone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The complete cast was announced today for Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY which opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. (more...)

Five Preview Performances Of DAVE Canceled at Arena Stage; Douglas Sills Sidelined Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first five preview performances of the world-premiere musical Dave have been cancelled due to actor illness; preview performances will now begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Comes to Dallas Summer Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM), Broadway Across America (BAA) and Performing Arts Fort Worth are thrilled to announce Love Never Dies will make its North Texas premiere in Dallas July 24 - August 5, 2018 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, and in Fort Worth August 7-12, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall as part of a North American Tour. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brad Oscar Leads HAIRSPRAY at Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Starlight Theatre has announced that Broadway star and two-time Tony nominee Brad Oscar will lead the cast of the musical comedy phenomenon Hairspray, playing Starlight Theatre July 27-Aug. 2, as part of the 2018 Shawnee Mission Health Broadway Series. Hairspray's director, principal and ensemble cast will also include a number of performers with Kansas City roots, many of whom are making their return to the Starlight Theatre stage! (more...)

Sayreville Residents Invited to GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Final Dress
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Producers of Broadway's Gettin' The Band Back Together, are inviting Sayreville, NJ residents to attend the show's final dress rehearsal on Wednesday, July 18. The new musical comedy takes place in Sayreville and begins preview performances the next day, Thursday, July 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bay Street Theatre's 27th Annual Gala
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 12, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018, with Jane Lynch as emcee. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. And due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this was the final gala to be held there. The theme this year was a Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway. A star-filled concert kicked off the evening, with songs from the most beloved musicals including South Pacific, West Side Story, On The Town, Carousel, and more, written by the hilarious, award-winning playwright Jonathan Tolins (playwright of Buyer and Cellar and Bay Street's hit comedy The Forgotten Woman). Entertainment included Broadway star and East Hampton resident Howard McGillin (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Gigi, Bay Street's My Fair Lady and Grey Gardens) performing 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'Something's Coming'; German and Australian star Sarah Bowden (Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl) and Cory Lingner performed 'Whatever Lolo Wants' with special thanks from Mary Callahan and Nicole Fosse from The Verdon Fosse Legacy; choreographer Joshua Bergasse who recreated his Tony nominated staging of 'New York, New York' from On the Town; and Robert Fairchild, former Principal Dancer New York City Ballet and starred in An American in Paris on Broadway performed 'Kansas City'; Phyre Hawkins performed 'Come Rain or Come Shine'; Nick Cearley and Wayne Alan Wilcox performed a medley from Guy and Dolls; Other performers include Bay Street Acting Apprentices Kara Arena, Lewis Elliott, Allison Gray, Meghan LeFlam, Anthony Sims and Phillip Young. The full company sang 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' Jane Lynch (two-time Emmy winning host of Hollywood Game Night and an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee) sang 'You'll Never Get Away From Me' with Richard Kind (Amazon's Red Oaks, The Producers, The Big Knife, Mad About You, Spin City, A Bug's Life, Cars, Inside Out, and Bay Street's productions including Enter Laughing, Romance, Travesties, and The Lady in Question). 'It was a wonderful evening and a great way to celebrate our last summer gala on the Long Wharf,' says Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director. 'We will have a new location next year, but we had an amazing music-filled sunset party that supports Bay Street Theater.' 'The annual gala was a wonderful event and Bay Street's only fundraiser of the year,' says Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. 'Besides being a fun night in the theater and on the Wharf, the gala is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts allowing us to support more than thirty other community organizations on the East End.' The evening's auction items included a week-long stay in St. Barth's for 4 at a luxury 2- bedroom WIMCO villa, complete with unparalleled concierge service, and roundtrip flights to the island from San Juan via private carrier Tradewind Aviation. Other items included an 8-day cruise on Viking Cruises for 2, a walk on role in EVITA with dinner for 8 guests at The American Hotel, and many, many more. This year, the Bay Street Theater honored Sag Harbor businesses as a thank you for supporting the Gala for the past 27 years, Bay Street Theater honored Bay Street Board Members Luigi Caiola and Erik Batt, who along with their spouses and families have been devoted supporters. Also attending the Gala among Broadway stars and performers were actor Steven Fales from the upcoming production of Confessions of a Mormon Boy(July 17-22), Lorna Luft,The cast of Frost/Nixon (running now through July 22) including Harris Yulin and Daniel Gerroll. This year's sponsors (list in progress) include: Peeko Oysters, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Bedell Wine, Clovis Point Winery, Tradewind Aviation, Channing Daughters Winery, Hamptons H2O Water, Simple Vodka, Sag Harbor Rum, Sag Harbor Florist, Land's End, Oban, Peconic Landing, Viking River Cruises, Searles Graphics, Sterling Affair, Bridgehampton National Bank, Corcoran Group, Hamptons Magazine, Dan's Papers, Purist, Beach Magazine, and WIMCO Villas. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists. (more...)

Two Time Tony Nom Brad Oscar To Play Edna In Kansas City HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Welcome to the 60's, Kansas City! Hairspray, Broadway's musical comedy phenomenon, plays under the stars for six performances, Friday, July 27 - Thursday, Aug. 2, and Starlight is pleased to announce that Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar recently joined the cast. Oscar will portray the iconic role of Edna Turnblad, 16-year-old Tracy's mother who hasn't left their apartment in years - but whose life is about to change when her teenage daughter's dreams become reality. (more...)

Winter Gardens Blackpool to Bring Life Back to the Pavilion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

As the Winter Gardens Blackpool today celebrates its 140th anniversary, plans have been unveiled revealing a partnership between global producers Selladoor Worldwide and operators Blackpool Entertainment Company to bring a fresh lease of creative life to the historic Pavilion Theatre, based within the grade 2* listed venue. During this joint venture, Selladoor Worldwide will lead on programing the space with both produced and received work, whilst Winter Gardens Blackpool will focus on the renovations to save and restore the theatre back to its full former glory for future generations to enjoy. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney Shares New CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 'Legacy' Featurette
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney's ¬ďChristopher Robin,¬Ē the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's EVITA Now In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that rehearsals have begun for EVITA, a revival of the revolutionary musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; directed by Will Pomerantz; and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The production will run from July 31 - August 26, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now. To purchase, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at (more...)

Crisis Averted! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Through January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production has extended its run past its previously announced closing date Sunday, August 26. The show is now on sale until Sunday, January 6, 2019. Tickets will be available starting Friday, July 13 at noon. (more...)

Renee Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renee Taylor - known to millions for her role as Fran Fine's food-obsessed mother, Sylvia, on "The Nanny" - will return to the New York stage this summer in MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna. (more...)

UPDATE: Attorney Judd Burstein Launches Investigation Into Suicide of CHICAGO Standby Jeff Loeffelholz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Last week, it was reported that Jeff Loeffelholz, an original cast member of the 1996 revival of Chicago, had taken his own life. Since then, The Producers of the show have hired attorney Judd Burstein to oversee the developing situation and conduct an exhaustive investigation. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens AT Pittsburgh CLO 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, July 27 - August 5. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ran for a staggering 13 years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway. Now, Pittsburgh CLO brings this treasured story to life for a new generation, continuing the organization's commitment to providing young patrons the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater at home in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Select half-price tickets for children 3-14 are sponsored by Giant Eagle, offering an affordable option for families to enjoy this timeless tale together. (more...)

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