The Producers on Tour

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire Join Lineup for York Theatre Co's Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced, today, legendary theater writers Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire will join Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick who will host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (more...)

Some 'Buddy' Comes to the Carpenter Center for the Holidays in ELF: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings everyone's favorite Elf to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in the new holiday classic Elf: The Musical November 30 - December 9.  Tickets are now on sale at, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West box office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center Names Hunter Foster Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Redhouse Arts Center, its Executive Director Samara Hannah and its Board of Trustees today announced that Broadway actor, director and writer, Hunter Foster, will be the theatre's new artistic director. This appointment follows an extensive national search and brings an artistic leader with outstanding credentials and national reach and impact. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 9, 2018
by - Nov 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018


VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Begins Its Broadway Stay!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 9, 2018

On this day in 2017, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, opened on Broadway! (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Goldwyn Sits Down with TODAY to Talk About Starring with Bryan Cranston in NETWORK
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2018

This morning, Actor Tony Goldwyn sat down on TODAY to talk about starring with Bryan Cranston in the Broadway show "Network," based on the 1976 film of the same name. He also discusses wrapping up the ABC political drama "Scandal" last spring, his next project on Netflix and his favorite character he's ever played. (more...)

Irina Dvorovenko Joins Cast of SHADOWS: A DANCE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

This gothic and ghostly love story whispers of forbidden love ¬Ö in this world and the next. And leading that "next" world is former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Irina Dvorovenko as the mysterious 'Woman in Red.' (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Celebrates One Year on Broadway Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

No more waiting, the 2018 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, THE BAND'S VISIT, officially celebrates one year on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Lee Roy Reams, Steven Maglio, Randie Levine-Miller, Michael Lavine To Celebrate Veterans At Triad Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Tony Lo Bianco, Lee Roy Reams and Steven Maglio headline a special Veterans Day concert celebrating members of the armed forces and their families at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, on Saturday November 10 at 3pm. (more...)

New Play THE SHY MANIFESTO To Tour 2019 With Theo Ancient
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Joe C. Brown and Anthony Hollis Productions have announced the tour of a new one-man play THE SHY MANIFESTO, written by Michael Ross, directed by Cat Robey and starring Theo Ancient (Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). THE SHY MANIFESTO will open at Live Theatre, Newcastle on 29 January 2019, before touring nationally. (more...)

Bobby Conte Thornton And Alex Prakken Will Lead GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Coming to The Green Room 42, the hilarious, manic, and heartwarming musical spoof, Gutenberg! The Musical! An overwhelmingly enthusiastic pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers' audition for their new project: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor, Johann Gutenberg. Writers Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of The Producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract; fulfilling their ill-advised, yet hearteningly sincere dreams. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Alexandra Burke Will Lead THE BODYGUARD At Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD at the EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE from TUE 9 - SAT 20 JULY 2019. (more...)

by Roy Berko - Nov 7, 2018

What do 'Avenue Q,' 'Spamalot,' 'Something Rotten' and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum?' have in common? They are all American Musical Theater comedies, meant to entertain and evoke laughter. (more...)

Gerardo Vallejo Brings A GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, Thursday, January 17th 2019, at 9:30 PM to present a one man concert-written and performed by singer, actor, and activist Gerardo Vallejo-highlighting the danger, absurdity, and fragile nature of toxic masculinity in our society.Interwoven with heartfelt personal life stories, A GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK features songs from the musical theater cannon, the great American songbook, and top-40 pop classics-both new and old. New York City based composer/pianist Karl Hedrick serves as the Musical Director. Barrie Gelles serves as dramaturg and stage director. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Opens Friday at Music Mountain Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The countdown to Christmas is on at Music Mountain Theatre! The highly anticipated production of A Christmas Story, The Musical opens Friday, November 9 and runs through Sunday, November 25. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Live From Broadway Come to Edmonton
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (, will play the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton on January 1- 6, 2019 as part of its North American tour in 2019. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on Monday, November 12 and are available,, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. Broadway Across Canada Subscribers can visit or call by calling 1.866.542.7469. Ticket prices start at $30.00. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Pieter Schlosser Talks Hulu's LIGHT AS A FEATHER and His Dream Collaborations
by Brooke Yunis - Nov 6, 2018

Composer Pieter Schlosser took the time to speak with us about his work on Hulu's LIGHT AS A FEATHER, how he got his start, and his dream collaborations. See what he had to say! (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA On Sale This Friday in Austin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts announces that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will go on sale Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

VIDEO: WE tv Teases the New Season of LOVE AFTER LOCKUP
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2018

'Love After Lockup' returns to WE tv for Season Two on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT with new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them. In this new supertease, we get a first look at the lives of these six couples and their not-so-traditional road to the altar. (more...)

National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Make Albuquerque Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Albuquerque premiere January 24-27, 2019 at Popejoy Hall as part of a North American tour. To purchase tickets, visit,, call 505-925-5858, or visit the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit). For more information, please visit (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on Pre-Broadway BEETLEJUICE in DC; Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The new musical comedy Beetlejuice will open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on April 25, 2019, but first the musical has its world premiere at The National Theatre in Washington D.C., and officially opened yesterday.  (more...)

Onstage Dining Experience Announced for Broadway's NETWORK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Today The Producers of Network on Broadway announced FOODWORK, an exclusive immersive onstage culinary experience at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

FLAMENCO SEPHARDIT Returns To Miami On January 27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Maestro Jeffrey Eckstein and Siempre Flamenco announce the return of Flamenco Sephardit Passion and Grace to Miami for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:00pm.  Temple Emanu-El (1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139) once again hosts the performance. Featuring a cast of international opera stars, guitarists, flamenco masters, and distinguished classical musicians, Flamenco Sephardit promises audiences a deeply emotional and transcendent experience. (more...)

Benoit Marechal, Micha Richardson, and More Join Cast of THE BODYGUARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The full cast for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD opening at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 3 December has been announced. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: BEETLEJUICE at the National Theatre
by Walter McBride - Nov 4, 2018

The new musical comedy Beetlejuice will open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on April 25, 2019, but first the musical will have its world premiere at The National Theatre in Washington D.C., officially opening today, Sunday, November 4, 2018. We've got your first look at the marquee for the show's pre-Broadway run! Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: STILL NO IDEA, Royal Court
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 4, 2018

In 2010, Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence created a show called No Idea based entirely on what the general public said they should make a piece of theatre about. The result was an uncomfortable and comic take on how often disabled people are written out of the main narrative, becoming relegated to the sidelines as the main action happens without them. (more...)

Listen to Two New Tracks from THE PROM Plus Pre-Order the Album Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Available now to stream and download are two brand new tracks from the ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING of THE PROM, set for digital release December 14th and physically January 11th via Sony Masterworks Broadway.  (more...)

Netflix Announces Global Casting Call for Feature Film TALL GIRL
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Surviving high school is tough enough, but try doing it as a six-foot-tall girl who can't go a day without feeling like an outcast, always being asked, ¬ďHow's the weather up there?¬Ē Growing up is all about figuring out who you are, and the 2019 Netflix original live action comedy film Tall Girl captures that rite of passage by following a 16 year old who must embrace what makes her different and be proud to stand out, not fit in. Capturing the tone of the classic John Hughes movies, Tall Girl explores the nuanced and delicate relationships that make high school challenging, frustrating, memorable, and uplifting. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pedro Ka'awaoa of THE KING AND I at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - Nov 2, 2018

Pedro Ka'awaoa is honored to be bringing King Mongkut to life in The King and I's national tour. He has a BA in Music from Harvard University. Regional: The Fantasticks, South Pacific, Evita, The Addams Family, The Producers, Jesus Christ Superstar, White Christmas, The Odd Couple Female Version. MDConductor: Cabaret, First Date, Seussical, Putnam Spelling Bee, The King and I, Les Miserables School Edition. Pedro is also a choir conductor, pianist, musician, teacher, and composer. He is also a fitness and mindfulness enthusiast. Aloha and IMUA!  Ka'awaoa spent some time talking with BroadwayWorld to discuss his road to The King and I and their upcoming journey to Jacksonville. (more...)

BWW Interview: Up Close and Personal with TORCH SONG's Michael Urie
by Joseph F. Panarello - Nov 2, 2018

Michael Urie chats about Vanessa Williams, Mercedes Ruehl and TORCH SONG (more...)

Photos: THE PROM is Getting the Party Started! Check Out Brand New Photos from the Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

THE PROM is now in performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre and officially opens on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Check out all new photos below! (more...)

Broadway's THE PROM Announces Exclusive Partnership With Kenneth Cole
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

American fashion Designer and social activist, Kenneth Cole, today announced a partnership with Broadway's new musical comedy, THE PROM, to support human rights of LGBTQI people and equality. The partnership includes a fundraising initiative for the UN Foundation in support of UN Free & Equal - a global public information campaign of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to promote the fair and equal rights of LGBTQI+ people globally.   (more...)

THE GREAT ELF ADVENTURE Returns To Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

In 2015, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre added a new holiday production to its Children's Theatre collection with the world premiere of its original musical comedy The Great Elf Adventure. Over the years, many adaptations of holiday stories have appeared on the WOB stage including Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. The Great Elf Adventure is based on one of the most popular characters to appear at the theatre, Jingles the Elf.     (more...)

Chicago's Oriental Theatre to Be Redubbed in Honor of James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Broadway In Chicago today announced their plans to honor the late James M. Nederlander, the legendary Broadway theatre owner and producer, patriarch of Broadway and champion of Chicago's Downtown Theatre District, by renaming the Oriental Theatre as the JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE.  (more...)

Soho Playhouse Announces Slate for the 2018 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse (15 Van Dam Street) is proud to announce this year's selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series, featuring the "Best of the Fests" from around the globe. This year's selections come from Fringe Festivals at Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood, Limerick, Orlando, Toronto and New York (to be announced soon) and will take place between November 6 - December 16, 2018. Tickets are $39/$25 and can be purchased by visiting (more...)

BWW Review: ZORBA at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Nov 13, 2018

The infectious spirit of living life to its fullest is the message in 'Zorba,' the 1968 musical that starred Herschel Bernardi. Musical Theatre Guild's staged concert version of the musical starred Michael Kostroff in an exuberant display of hedonism that is welcomed after the tragic Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks and subsequent fires in Southern California communities. (more...)

Uptown Players Presents A VERY JUDY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

To kick off its 18th season, Uptown Players will present the world premiere of A Very Judy Christmas. Written and directed by B.J. Cleveland, the production runs December 1-16, 2018 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, and marks the return of  Janelle Lutz as Judy Garland. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peak of YouTube's ORIGIN Starring Tom Felton and Natalia Tena
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2018

With just a few days until the premiere of the highly anticipated YouTube Originals series ORIGIN, YouTube has partnered with Sent Into Space to debut the first few minutes of episode one, with a special introduction from series star, Tom Felton, all from space! Fans can get a glimpse of episode one via an interactive 360 camera view of a Google Pixelbook floating high above earth in the open atmosphere. With the 360 video, viewers are able to explore the mysterious corners of space while watching the sneak peek of ORIGIN, backdropped with an amazing visual of earth. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes April Nixon, Gabrielle Jackson
by West of Broadway - Nov 12, 2018

Join us for a conversation with Greenway Arts Alliance's Production of The Color Purple's very own April Nixon and Gabrielle Jackson. On stage here in LA until December 9th. After that, we catch up with West of Broadway Ensemble Member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara's review of Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's production of Guys & Dolls! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Broadway Composer, Arranger Glen Kelly
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 12, 2018

Woody Allen. Stephen Sondheim. Mel Brooks. Alan Menken. Eric Idle. These are only a few of the artists whom the wonderful Glen Kelly has had to give music, and sometimes lyrics, to in his career as one of Broadway's most respected dance arrangers and musical supervisors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Cocktail Party at the Second Annual SDCF Awards
by Walter McBride - Nov 12, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not for profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld attended the evening and you can check out the photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Susan Stroman, Anne Kauffman, and More Win SDCF Awards!
by Walter McBride - Nov 12, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not for profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld attended the evening and you can check out the photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Alexander Gemignani to Feature as Actor Therapy's Next Master Teaching Artist
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

LINDSAY MENDEZ and RYAN SCOTT OLIVER present The Actor Therapy Master Series. The AT Master Series allows current and former Actor Therapy students - as well as newcomers not yet affiliated with Actor Therapy - to see an interview, master class, and open Q&A with their favorite artists. Our next master teaching artist will be ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI, hosted by Actor Therapy's Director of Events MATHIEU WHITMAN. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For Heather Raffo's NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) will, from today, November 12, through Thursday, November 15, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of Noura, from 9 Parts of Desire playwright and actor Heather Raffo and director Joanna Settle. The Washington Post deemed this "epic-feeling, nearly searing portrait of a woman torn between cultures and family" the "best premiere of the Women's Voices Theater Festival" when it made its world premiere in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Produced in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company, it will be performed at Playwrights Horizons from November 27 to December 30. Playwrights Horizons created Live for Five in 2007 as part of their Arts Access program to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the cost of a full-price theater ticket. Since its inception, over 3,000 theatergoers have been able to attend the theater thanks to the initiative. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GALAXY OF STARS Celebrates Veterans at The Triad
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 11, 2018

Tony Lo Bianco, Lee Roy Reams and Steven Maglio headlined a special Veterans Day concert celebrating members of the armed forces and their families yesterday at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos below! (more...)

PETER PAN GOES WRONG Comes to Brisbane in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The Producers of the West End hit comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which is currently playing in New Zealand to rave reviews and packed houses, have today announced that they have managed to squeeze in a season in Brisbane from 30 January to 3 February when this hilarious masterpiece stumbles its way around Australia from December until March next year. The show will be performed at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Tickets for the Brisbane season go on sale this Friday 16 November. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Becky Baeling Lythgoe
by West of Broadway - Nov 11, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Podcast we sit down with host Lara Scott to hear all about her exciting voyage aboard the Disney Dream. And then we catch up with Becky Baeling Lythgoe out of Lythgoe Family Panto to talk about her exciting new production The Wonderful Winter of OZ playing at the Pasadena Civic Center December 14-30. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Kelley Dorney, Brent Schindele and Chats THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
by West of Broadway - Nov 11, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara gets to hear about Will's experience at the El Capitan Theater seeing the premier of the Disney film 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms.'  Plus! they talk to Amanda Rafkin a Los Angeles-based composer, musical director, and pianist. She is the composer of the new musical The Lightning Howler, formerly titled 300 Bones, and is also the host, producer, pianist and musical director of Broadway LA Unplugged, a bi-monthly acoustic cabaret show. (more...)

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