The Producers on Tour

Brief 9/21: PRETTY WOMAN Cast Recording, MISS SAIGON Tour Launch, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the cast recording of Pretty Woman is now available, the National Tour of Miss Saigon launches today, and more! (more...)

Photo Exclusive: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens In Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong launched its First National Tour on Wednesday September 19th in Pittsburgh. Take peek at photos from the opening performance and party and some production shots below. From Pittsburgh the tour continues on to Hartford, CT, Greenville, NC, and Nashville, TN. Check out the show's website for the full tour route.  (more...)

TimeLine Names Five New Company Members, Plus Additions To Board And Associate Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company is pleased to announce the addition of several new artists and community leaders to its ranks. Chicago artists Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Wardell Julius Clark, Charles Andrew Gardner, and Anish Jethmalani have been named Company Members at the theater, effective immediately. Additionally, the theater is welcoming JoAnne Dobrick, Anne Voshel, Richard G. Weinberg, and Nicholas Yassan to its Board of Directors, and Jared Bellot as a new Associate Artist. (more...)

Madison Actor Returns Home in In National Broadway Tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Work Light Productions is proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, which makes its Wisconsin premiere at Overture Center Tuesday, Oct. 9-Sunday, Oct. 14. Local actor and arts administrator (Children's Theater of Madison, Four Seasons Theatre, Capital City Theatre) Brian Cowing will join the national tour's ensemble. (more...)

TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Open in Germany in 2019; Plans Underway for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Producers of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, the new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner are pleased to announce that over 200,000 new tickets will go on sale on Monday 24 September 2018, taking bookings to 20 July 2019. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2018


Tickets For RENT 20th Anniversary Tour On Sale This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that tickets for the Detroit engagement, January 8 - 20 at the Fisher Theatre, will go on sale Sunday, September 23.  Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased online at or, or by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, September 24, tickets may also be purchased at the Fisher Theatre box office. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, is excited to announce that it has begun shooting the fifth season of the popular series, "Broadway Balances America," sponsored by Broadway Across America (more...)

Comedy Legend Ross Noble Returns To Swindon With New Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Having starred earlier this year in Mel Brooks' West End monster-hit musical, 'YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN', surrealist connoisseur and story spinner ROSS NOBLE is returning to stages across the UK and Ireland with his new stand-up tour, 'EL HABLADOR'. (more...)

54 Sings One Direction, And More Take the Stage This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of COMPANY Sings With the Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company opens at the Gielgud Theatre 26 September 2018. Get a first look at the cast singing with the orchestra in the video below! (more...)

The Music Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Be Released November 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Producers of the acclaimed play have announced that The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, an album of music from the internationally acclaimed stage production, will be released on 2 November 2018. (more...)

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ for three performances on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm. This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. (more...)

RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Corps de Ballet members Hannah Galway and Alexander Skinner are the winners of the sixth annual RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award for their performances as Apprentices during the 2017/18 season. Ms. Galway and Mr. Skinner each received a $1,000 cash prize. The awards were presented in Toronto this evening by Artistic Director, YOU dance / Principal Ballet Master Lindsay Fischer and Flora Do, VP, Strategy and Client Insights, RBC Wealth Management, during the Patrons' Council 2018/19 season opening party.  (more...)

Camp MasterChef 2019 to Launch New Locations and Feature Talent from the Show's Finale
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Endemol Shine North America, The Producers behind MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and Campus Cerdanya, a leader in summer camps, announced today the expansion of CAMP MASTERCHEF in three new locations in summer 2019 ¬Ė Los Angeles (CA), Chicago (IL) and Houston (TX) ¬Ė joining the Connecticut and Georgia locations that will return for a second year. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals Tickets Now On Sale For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, is now on sale for the triumphant return Dallas engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. PHANTOM comes to Dallas as part of the Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) Broadway season. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week 2019 Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW19), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago during which visitors and residents can access value-priced tickets, will take place February 7-17, 2019. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago theatre tells stories that evoke big emotions. Stories that take risks, inspire awe, ask tough questions - and dare audiences to do the same. From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of the stories we share and will kick off 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre, a first-of-its-kind initiative designated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Alan Talks Star-Studded Birdland Concert and More
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Scott Alan is one of the industries most prolific composers. He took a moment to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming concert dates, his song cycle in London, and the things that have influenced his music. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Broadway Diva Karen Mason from the National Tour of LOVE NEVER DIES
by West of Broadway - Sep 19, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Lara and Will's Husband Bill discuss opening night of Beautiful the Carole King Story and we get a call from the DIVA Karen Mason while she's mid show of her production of Love Never Dies.  Karen discusses her tour, cabaret and Hurricane Florence and then we wrap up with our very first report from our West of Broadway ensemble member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara. (more...)

FX Orders Third Season of SNOWFALL
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

FX has ordered a third season of Snowfall, the drama series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The third season will premiere on FX in 2019. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Heads To Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Tickets are on sale now for the Raleigh engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts  November 13-18. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2018
by - Sep 19, 2018

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

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label Announce THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (ORIGINAL SCORE RECORDING)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label today announced that The Beast in the Jungle (Original Score Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday September 14, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at and (more...)

Tour Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down across the country starting October 6 in Alma, Arkansas. (more...)

El Mundo Performs With Jennifer Kampani And Nell Snaidas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The San Francisco Early Music Society's 2018-19 concert season kicks off the weekend of October 12 with three concerts by El Mundo performing works from their Grammy-nominated album Kingdoms of Castille. Directed by world-renowned guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino, El Mundo will take audiences on a musical journey from Castillian courts and cathedrals, and on to its viceroyalties in Naples, Peru, Mexico and Guatemala, where classical tradition blended with indigenous dances to create a unique Hispanic style that still exists today. (more...)

Cast Announced For SEUSSICAL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

This November, Marc Pickering (Boardwalk Empire, HBO; Les Miserables, Universal Pictures; Sleepy Hollow, Paramount Pictures) will star as the mischievous Cat in the Hat in Immersion Theatre's larger-than-life musical extravaganza, Seussical the Musical. He is joined by Scott Paige (Eugenius, The Other Palace; The Addams Family, UK/Asia Tour; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, UK Tour/West Yorkshire Playhouse) as the warm-hearted Horton the Elephant and Amy Perry (Bananaman, Southwark Playhouse, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Adelphi Theatre; Sweet Charity, Cadogan Hall) as the humble Gertrude McFuzz in this high-energy production for 'thinkers' of all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tour Cast Explores Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Cornley University Drama Society is hitting the road with the Olivier & Tony Award-winning production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play on Broadway. The cast begins performances today in Pittsburgh, and took to the city to explore! Check out some photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the TWELVE ANGRY MEN All-Female Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Verdict is in! The all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men (September 16, Theatre Row) received standing ovations for the stellar all-star company of Broadway women. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman directed the show which inspired and drew laughs from the standing-room-only house. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Check out time lapse video of their set going up and the cast of the show singing the title song for the first time below! (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Returning Guest Laurie Wells, New Correspondent Jennifer Lynn O'Hara
by West of Broadway - Sep 17, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, we catch up with our very first guest, Laurie Wells and we introduce our listeners to our new correspondent Jennifer Lynn O'Hara. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Sarah Bockel from the BEAUTIFUL Tour
by West of Broadway - Sep 17, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Will and Lara get to speak with Beautiful The Carole King Musical star Sarah Bockel opening at the Pantages Theater on September 13th and then they get a call from the creator of Tenor by Night and new musical appearing at the El Portal Theatre September 22nd and 23rd. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes to The Lake Worth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation - Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced 'Fronk-en-steen') inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced 'Eye-gore'), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. 'It's alive!' he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

During last night's Season Release Bash at Filament Theater, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2019 Season will include: a revival of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE directed by Ensemble Member John Gawlik and featuring Ensemble Members Jennifer Glasse, Maryann Thebus and Michael Patrick Thornton (February 27 - March 31) and the Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung's WOLF PLAY, directed by guest artist Jess McLeod (October 18 - November 24). The Gift's 17th season will also include a soon-to-be-announced third production (July 12 - August 18). (more...)

CLUB MEX, A New Immersive Musical Set In A Holiday Resort Nightclub, Will Premiere At Manchester's Hope Mill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Club Mex, a part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience, will get its world premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, from Thursday 17 January - Sunday 10 February 2019. (more...)

Speakeasy Premieres New Episode with Musicians Sting And Shaggy
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Available for the first time on YouTube, iconic musicians Sting and Shaggy come together for an intimate conversation offering an insightful look at their creative process, musical inspirations, artistic common ground and mutual appreciation and respect for each other's work on a very special episode of Speakeasy. Following an airing on New York City's WNET at 1:30 am EST Monday, September 17, the program can be streamed Tuesday, September 18 on Sting's YouTube page, the Cherrytree Music Company's YouTube and (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018


Farmers Alley Theatre Opens Season 11 With a Tribute to Judy Garland in BEYOND THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

Farmers Alley Theatre is thrilled to return home to its original downtown black-box location at 221 Farmers Alley for the entirety of the upcoming 2018-19 season. To kick off season 11, what better way to return home than with a look at the Hollywood Icon who uttered that famous phrase while clicking her heels - BEYOND THE RAINBOW: The Judy Garland Musical - running September 28th through October 14th. (more...)

Public Television's Speakeasy Presents An Intimate Conversation with Billy F Gibbons & WFUV'S Eric Holland at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

On September 19, the public television series Speakeasy will film an episode featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Billy F Gibbons, guitarist/vocalist for Texas trio ZZ Top, in conversation with WFUV personality Eric Holland at The Iridium in New York City.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the taping beginning at 8:00 pm. Tickets will be available on September 16 at 10am ET through   (more...)

Review: BARK! The Musical is a Fabulous, Episodic Song Fest to the Glory of DOG
by Shari Barrett - Sep 14, 2018

Anyone who has had a loving dog as their companion will certainly understand the glory of waking up next to the best friend you could possibly ever have. No doubt among those people are the men who created BARK! The Musical, composer David Troy Francis; book by Mark Winkler and Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, with lyrics by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, Mark Winkler, Robert Schlock, Jonathan Heath and Danny Lukic, when they created such a fabulous, episodic song fest to the glory of dog, musically communicated from six very different types of pooches as each awaits a happy reunion with their master at the end of the day. (more...)

Danny Dyer And Jo Brand To Star In NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL In London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

The Producers of the smash-hit 'NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL' are thrilled to announce Danny Dyer will star as 'Hollywood Producer' and Jo Brand as 'The Critic' in the London run of the production at the Eventim Apollo, from 19 to 31 December. (more...)

BWW Previews: New Addition To The Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ¬Ė Makers, Mysteries, and Magic, Exclusively On Audible
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 13, 2018

This morning, Audible, Pottermore, and Warner Bros. announced a new and exciting addition to the Wizarding World! Audible's¬†exclusive¬†Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ¬Ė Makers, Mysteries, and Magic¬†audiobook will be released on November 16th, alongside the opening of the highly anticipated new big-screen adventure in cinemas. The audiobook, which will be performed by Eddie Redmayne¬†(Newt Scamander), Jude Law¬†(Albus Dumbledore), Zo√ę Kravitz¬†(Leta Lestrange), Ezra Miller¬†(Credence), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), and more, pulls back the curtain on one of the most hotly anticipated blockbusters of the year.¬†Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ¬Ė Makers, Mysteries, and Magic¬†is available for preorder now exclusively at Audible at¬† Check out the below video of Dan Fogler introducing the book, then read on for the official press release! (more...)

Hit Musical THE BOOK OF MERMAN Returns To Chicago - Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out three-month run at Chicago's Apollo Theater in 2015, Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to announce the return of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, featuring a book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by DC Cathro, music direction by Tyler Miles and choreography by Jenna Schoppe.   (more...)

BEETLEJUICE to Begin Broadway Haunt This April; Official Opening Night Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

It's just been revealed that the new musical comedy Beetlejuice will open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) in April 2019. Beetlejuice will begin Broadway previews in March 2019. (more...)

Broadway's BOOK OF MORMON Now On Sale at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, returns to Houston for a limited engagement January 15 - 20, 2019 at the Hobby Center.  Single tickets will go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets will be available at the Hobby Center Box Office (800 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002) and all Ticketmaster outlets; online at or; or by calling (713) 315-2525 or (800) 982-2787.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (888) 451-5986 or e-mail (more...)

New Feathers Productions Announces New Works Series and New Staff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

NEW FEATHERS PRODUCTIONS producers, Mandee K. Hammerstein, Greg T. Nanni and new addition to the producing team, John Augustine, proudly announce the selected shorts, cast and director for their upcoming series re-launch November 1 at the James A. Michener Art Museum.  First unveiled in 2017, New Feathers' ongoing mission is to professionally produce reading series, dedicated to offering a voice and welcoming forum while showcasing new, literary works by established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Look Into Licensing, Broadway Junior Musicals, and More with MTI
by Julie Musbach - Sep 13, 2018

MTI is one of the biggest names in the theatre industry responsible for licensing shows and guarding the rights of the brightest creative minds. BroadwayWorld spoke with two staff insiders to find out what the licensing process is, how Junior musicals are developed, and more! (more...)

Book On Filipino American Theater History Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

A book detailing the histories of Filipino American theater groups and artists is now available. Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History includes information on Tony Award winners such as Lea Salonga (Actress in a Musical for Miss Saigon), Clint Ramos (Costume Design for Eclipsed), Lena Hall (Featured Actress in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Robert Lopez (Music for Avenue Q and Book of Mormon). (more...)

Auditions Announced for WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Cirkus
by Annette Stolt - Sep 12, 2018

For the first time in Sweden, The Witches of Eastwick. Do you want to join? Then it is time for you to send in your application. It will be played on Cirkus in Stockholm from September 2019. Peter Joback is involved in the production with his company Sinclair Entertainment. So far there is no information if he will play the lead or if he is one fo The Producers. Peter Joback originated the role as Michael Spofford when the show opended in London the 18th of July 2000. (more...)

Photo Flash: Reba Catches a Magic Carpet to Visit ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Last night the Queen of Country Music, Reba McEntire, took in a performance of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway.  After the show, Reba join the cast backstage. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Susan Stroman Will Direct Ahrens & Flaherty's MARIE, A NEW MUSICAL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Producers Anita Waxman, Rodney Rigby and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre announce today the new musical formerly known as Little Dancer will make its West Coast Premiere as MARIE, A NEW MUSICAL. (more...)

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