The Producers on Tour

BWW Previews: ON THE TOWN at Spira
by Annette Stolt - Apr 8, 2018

Several of the country's leading dancers and musical artists stand on stage together with Jonkoping's Sinfonietta when the Broadway Music On the Town comes to Scandinavia and the Spira Culture House for the first time. There will be lots of dance, humor and music on a colorful exploration in The Big Apple - a city that never stops! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 8
by Audition Roundup - Apr 8, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 8, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW TV: Susan Stroman, John Kander & More Go inside Rehearsals of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 7, 2018

Irina Dvorovenko ('The Americans'), a former American Ballet Theatreprincipal dancer, Tony Award nominees Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN, FINDING NEVERLAND) and Peter Friedman (RAGTIME, The Vineyard's THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND...), and Teagle F. Bourgere (THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN) will be featured in the world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle, an original work fusing dance, drama and music by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander(CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award nominee playwright David Thompson(STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, CONTACT). (more...)

Actress Nicky Sunshine Presents CONFESSIONS at National Black Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2018

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her solo comedic performance 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' to the National Black Theater (2031Fifth Avenue) on Saturday, April 7th @ 5:00pm. Produced by Top Knotch Entertainment, tickets to the show are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door with refreshments available for purchase. Discounted $10.00 tickets will be available for seniors and students with ID. (more...)

Country Artist David Lee Murphy Releases New Album NO ZIP CODE Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

TODAY, Blue Chair/Reviver Records released award-winning singer/songwriter David Lee Murphy's highly-anticipated No Zip Code. The new album contains songs that reconnect us with an artist who was a pioneer of the edgy, rocking style that now dominates modern country music. (more...)

BWW TV: See How It All Began in the Official Trailer for THE FIRST PURGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2018

Behind every tradition lies a revolution.  Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness.  Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available for digital pre-order. The album will be available in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 20. (more...)

VIDEO: Listen to the Cast NBC's RISE Sing 'My Junk' from SPRING AWAKENING
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Today, Atlantic Records has unveiled another brand new cast recording of one of the songs that will be featured in next week's episode of 'Rise,' NBC's new drama series from The Producers of 'Hamilton,' 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Parenthood.' An exclusive rendition of 'My Junk' by the 'Rise' cast is now available at all DSPs and streaming services. (more...)

Legendary Lisa Stansfield Returns With DEEPER LP
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Today, the legendary, multi-award-winning, multi-platinum and million-selling artist¬†Lisa Stansfield¬†returns with the release of her new album, 'Deeper.'¬†The album is¬†available via¬†digital download,¬†CD,¬†limited edition boxset¬†and¬†12' vinyl¬†in North America from today. Written¬†by Lisa and her long-time song-writing partner¬†Ian Devaney, produced by¬†Ian & Mark ¬ďSnowboy¬Ē Cotgrove, and with Lisa taking the role of executive producer, 'Deeper'¬†is the legendary soul singer's eighth studio album. ¬†In other news,¬†her latest single 'Never Ever' is the¬†#1¬†most added song in the¬†Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart,¬†reaffirming yet again that the British songstress remains the reigning¬†Queen of the dance-floor.¬†¬† (more...)

Photo Flash: Nicole Scherzinger Celebrates LOVE NEVER DIES' Stop in LA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Last night, the stars were in alignment as multi-platinum recording artist Nicole Scherzinger attended the opening night of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera; April 5 - 22, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: CURTAINS at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Andrea Stephenson - Apr 22, 2018

Curtains by John Kander, Fred Ebb, Rupert Holmes, and Peter Stone is a murder mystery wrapped up in the trappings of a romantic comedy. When it premiered at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, Curtains received mixed reviews. However, in 2007 the show opened on Broadway and received eight Tony Award nominations. Curtains presents the audience with a show within a show. This musical whodunit explores the lives, loves, and lies of the cast and crew of a musical called 'Robbin' Hood' who find themselves suspects in a murder investigation when their leading lady is killed backstage. The curtains opened on Curtains at Oyster Mill Playhouse on April 20, 2018. (more...)

The Magic Begins! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 22, 2018

A play in two parts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22 at the Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY). Be sure to check back tonight, as BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a roundup of all of the reviews as they come in! (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is available in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 20. The 16-page CD booklet includes color production photography and liner notes by Hal Prince and David Thompson. (more...)

SOLO Delivers EPIC Sweepstakes for World Premiere of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

The legendary SOLO brand is thanking fans for their loyalty by collaborating on fun-filled promotions in celebration of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', in theaters May 25. The SOLOBRATION includes a sweepstakes with the grand prize of a trip for four to Los Angeles with red carpet access to the world premiere of the film; an exclusive look at the making of a classic Star Wars replica made from SOLO products; and more. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces THE WIZ Cast And Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.' (more...)

National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires 2018 Sundance and SXSW Winner SCIENCE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

On the heels of the success of JANE, the BAFTA-nominated film, which was named best documentary of 2017 by 18 national critics groups, The Producers Guild of America, American Cinema Editors, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review and considered 'a triumph of filmmaking,' National Geographic Documentary Films announced today the acquisition of festival favorite Science FAIR. The announcement took place at the National Geographic's 'Further Front' presentation in New York City. (more...)

More Shows Added For Edinburgh Fringe 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Gilded Balloon announced that another 70 shows go On Sale today. (more...)

The Intercept Releases EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE A Three-part Audio Play By Wallace Shawn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The Intercept, in collaboration with Topic Studios, is proud to present "Evening at the Talk House," a darkly comic audio play by award-winning actor and playwright Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre) about the insidious dangers of an authoritarian society. (more...)

SOLO MUST DIE: A Musical Parody Premieres at Hudson Backstage 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

???????Stidley Theatricals presents the world premiere of 'SOLO MUST DIE: A Musical Parody' * with book by Jordan Stidham & Ari Stidham, music and lyrics by Hughie Stone Fish and Ari Stidham, directed by Ari Stidham, produced by Steven Brandon. In an untold adventure somewhere in between 'A New Hope' and 'The Empires Strikes Back,' Han Solo crash lands in Cloud City and is torn between his smuggler past and his new status as a galactic hero, as he sings and dances his troubles away, all while trying to make it out alive. The play runs May 4 through May 27 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

BRON Announces Rapper/Producer El-P Will Compose Score for Upcoming Al Capone Biopic FONZO
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

BRON announced today that Grammy-nominated producer/rapper El-P (of Run The Jewels) has signed on to compose the original score for the Al Capone bio-pic¬†Fonzo, written and directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle). The film's cast includes Academy Award¬ģnominee Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, Jack Lowden, Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, and Golden Globe¬ģ¬†winner Kyle MacLachlan. (more...)

Mother's Day Comedy And Fashion Show Lands In Edison, New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

???????Mothers from all walks of life will be celebrated and honored during a diverse pre-mother's day event hosted by Just Be You Performing Arts on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the historic Edison Valley Playhouse in Edison, New Jersey from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.. The Second Annual Mother's Day Masquerade Comedy and Fashion Showcase is an evening packed with live vocal performances, a runway fashion show, and the debut of the organization's all female stand-up comedy showcase. (more...)

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Roslyn Ruff & More to Judge August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the panel of celebrity judges for the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, taking place on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More!
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Nathan Lane recently appeared on THE VIEW, where he discussed the amount of research he put into his Angels in America character, Roy Cohn, and Donald Trump of course.  (more...)

Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney, Lisa O'Hare, Tony Roach, Don Stephenson, Lenny Wolpe And More Will Star In Project Shaw's THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the next presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).  (more...)

Tony Winner Cady Huffman Will Join the Cast of CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago, which recently celebrated its 21st anniversary, will welcome Tony Winner Cady Huffman as 'Matron 'Mama' Morton' starting Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: Fiend-ish Fun With The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Now that tax-time is at an end, it's time to have some laughs! (more...)

Scott Rudin Offers to Stage Broadway-Bound TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD For Judge in Harper Lee Lawsuit
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 16, 2018

Will Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird make its premiere in front of a federal judge? If producer Scott Rudin has his day in court, that just may be the case. (more...)

Ticket Lottery To Be Held For RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

RBTL's Auditorium Theatre announced today that a limited number of orchestra level seats will be available via lottery for $23* for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. Two hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the box office may place their names in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, winning names will be drawn for the chance to purchase up to two lottery tickets for just $23 each. (*The $23 ticket price is inclusive of fees.) (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Announces $25 Tickets Day Of Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The Saenger Theatre announced today that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $25 for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

???????State Theatre New Jersey presents The Wizard of Oz for three performances on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2pm and 7:30pm. Featuring the classic songs, as composed by Harold Arlen, "Over the Rainbow," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," and "If I Only Had A Brain." Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

The Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting For The UK Premiere Of Jordi Galceran's THE GRONHOLM METHOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for the UK premiere of Jordi Galceran's The Gronholm Method. Making his UK directorial debut, BT McNicholl directs Jonathan Cake (Frank), Greg McHugh (Carl), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Melanie) and John Gordon Sinclair (Rick). The production opens on 22 May, with previews from 10 May, and runs until 7 July. (more...)

Tim Firth's New Musical THE BAND To Take Birmingham Hippodrome By Storm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome welcomes Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, which will visit the theatre from 1 - 12 May 2018 a part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup - Apr 15, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

New Play THE ALAMO Comes to Ruskin Group Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

In the blue collar Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn sits a rundown neighborhood institution called The Alamo; the last great American bar. Today, with an aging clientele, the place is fighting to keeps it's doors open and the only hope seems to be the arrival of artist/gentrifiers who are moving into the neighborhood and wanting to adopt the bar as an entertainment hangout. Bay Ridge locals and The Alamo regulars don't want to surrender their bar, much less their neighborhood, to these young neo-carpetbaggers. The Alamo paints a humorous and dramatic portrait of eight working class Bay Ridge natives who always seem to find themselves on the front lines of change in America. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kristen Alderson Joins THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to celebrate two marvelous years of The Marvelous Wonderettes by welcoming Emmy award winning soap star Kristen Alderson to the show! (more...)

BWW Album Review: Let The Praise Rise For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT Original Soundtrack
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 12, 2018

NBC's live concert staging of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR aired this past Easter Sunday. Largely sung from the perspective of Judas, listeners join THE JOURNEY through final week in the life Jesus Christ, from Palm Sunday to the arrest and crucifixion. Performed live on a set of exposed scaffolding in Brooklyn's Marcy Armory, this live musical gave cause to all of its televised musical predecessors. Masterworks Broadway released the live recording of the vivacious television event digitally on April 6th, with a physical version to follow on April 20. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Amazon Original Series PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK Starring Natalie Dormer
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

On Friday, May 25, Amazon will premiere all six episodes of original mystery drama series Picnic at Hanging Rock, starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2), on Prime Video in the US. Based on Joan Lindsay's iconic Australian novel of the same name, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a limited series surrounding the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine's Day in 1900. The series revolves around the subsequent investigation and the event's far-reaching impact on the students, families and staff at Appleyard College, and on the nearby township. The series has already received critical acclaim following its recent premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been selected for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival this month. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Seattle Musical Theatre is proud to present Mel Brooks's The Producers, running through April 6 - April 29, 2018. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The Fulton Theatre in association with Maine State Music Theatre is excited to bring to the stage, Million Dollar Quartet! The electrifying story of how 4 stars made music history! (more...)

BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

??????? American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Actors' Equity Launches Campaign For Tony Awards Categories To Recognize Broadway Ensembles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Actors' Equity Association announced today the launch of a new national campaign to create two new Tony Award categories, Best Chorus in a Musical or Play and Best Ensemble in a Musical or Play. The inclusion of these categories would recognize all Equity performers who appear on a Broadway stage. (more...)

RENT Returns To Fox Cities P.A.C. In One Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced the return engagement of RENT at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center May 11-13. (more...)

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTS; Carrie St. Louis and J. Harrison Ghee to Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Kinky Boots announced today that Tyler Glenn (lead singer of the multi-platinum rock band, Neon Trees) will take over the role of "Charlie Price" in the Tony Award¬ģ-winning musical Kinky Boots. (more...)

STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Honor Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty, and Kenny Leon at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 14, 2018. The evening will celebrate Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty, Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon, currently director of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera, and Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Uma Thurman. Mr. Beatty, Mr. Leon, Ms. Rivera and Ms. Thurman will be awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. The event begins with 6 pm cocktails followed by a 7 pm dinner and tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. The evening will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced. (more...)

CAPTAIN BLACK To Be Featured At The Manhattan Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

What happens when a middle-aged fanboy's fantasy goes too far? Mike, a mild-mannered restaurant manager, gets captivated by a stash of comic books left behind by one of his employees. He becomes obsessed with one of them, featuring the avenging hero Captain Black, and his sexy cohort, Kitt Vixxen. (more...)

Matthew McGee And James LaRosa To Star In THE PRODUCERS At American Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

American Stage in the Park brings Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy to Demens Landing! Winner of a record twelve Tony Awards including 'Best Musical', The Producers sets the standard for modern, outrageous humor. The story centers around down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock (Matthew McGee), and his mild-mannered accountant, Leo Bloom (James LaRosa), who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an 'equal opportunity offender!' Contains some mature content. Parental guidance is suggested. (more...)

Overture Announces 2018/19 Season, Including ANASTASIA, A BRONX TALE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Overture Center revealed its 2018/19 season, which features nearly 100 performances, including seven new-to-Overture-Hall Broadway titles and 23 new Overture Presents shows. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Returns to Australia in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainment and Louise Withers Presents are delighted to announce that Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour. The hugely successful West End musical premiered in Australia in 2007 as the first international production outside of the UK, prior to its Broadway premiere. With the first Australian tour concluding in Melbourne in 2009, this new 10th Anniversary tour kicks off in 2019, ten years after the curtain came down in Australia. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

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