The Producers on Tour


BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2017
by - Nov 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Blows the Roof Off the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Nov 24, 2017

Something Rotten/book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell/music & lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick/directed by Casey Nicholaw/Ahmanson Theatre/through December 31 What if someone told you you get to see Pippin, The Producers, Book of Mormon and other great musicals all together in one show? Yes, Something Rotten which goes back in time to 16th century Renaissance, incorporates elements of all the great contemporary musicals under one roof. Now at the Ahmanson, Something Rotten is clever and a cure for what ails you, so don't miss it through December 31! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards; 9 to 5 Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Fremont's BEAUTY & THE BEAST Leads Best Production for Young Audiences!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards; FCT's SIDE SHOW Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, November 26, 2017
by - Nov 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, November 26, 2017! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; LITTLE WOMEN at Ocean State Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 22th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Begins Previews, Barbra Streisand on Netflix, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JERSEY BOYS Begins Previews, Barbra Streisand on Netflix, and more! (more...)

THE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN Makes Its NY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

KADM Productions has announced dates for the New York City premiere of THE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN, a solo show written and performed by South Australian theatre maker Joanne Hartstone. Featuring songs composed for Hollywood's brightest stars Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, and more this play with music takes audiences on a nostalgic journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood from a whole new perspective. Previews begin on Tuesday, January 2nd and will run through Sunday, January 21st at Theater for the New City in Manhattan. Directed by Vince Fusco, the production will have its official opening is set for Tuesday, January 9th at 8:00PM. For more information, visit https://thegirlwhojumpedoffthehollywoodsign.com/. (more...)

The Sun Comes Out Tomorrow with Starry ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Pantheon's Production Of Elf Becomes The Most Successful Amateur Production At The King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

A Glasgow-based am-dram group has made King's Theatre history as its production of Elf the Musical becomes the highest grossing amateur show to run at the venue. Pantheon Club will this week present their version of the stage-adaptation of the smash hit film starring Will Farrell and Zoey Deschanel over nine performances. (more...)

Justin Guarini Steps in for Injured Leading Man in THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

What do you do when the leading man of a world premiere musical suffers an injury less than 48 hours before the first preview? For Bucks County Playhouse, the answer was simple: Call Justin Guarini. (more...)

Photo Flash: A WONDERFUL LIFE Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Actors David Sajewich, in the role of George Bailey, and Allison Sill in the role of his wife Mary, lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's A Wonderful Life: The Musical with James Harms as Mr. Potter, David Perkovich as Clarence, Jim Heatherly as Uncle Billy and Jason Richards as Mr. Martini. Previews began November 16 with an Opening Night on November 19 and a run through December 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on MURIEL'S WEDDING - THE MUSICAL
by Review Roundups - Nov 20, 2017

The Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures' production of Muriel's Wedding The Musical opened this weekend in Sydney. The production, a theatrical version of PJ Hogan's iconic hit film, updated to today by the writer himself, features original music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall alongside those beloved ABBA numbers. The musical is exclusive to Sydney, playing at Roslyn Packer Theatre with previews from 6 November, opening on Saturday 18 November 2017. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

VIDEO: Triple Dog-Dare You! Watch Teaser for A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

The most beloved Christmas movie of all-time, becomes the season's biggest television event. Don't miss A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE, DEC 17 at 7/6c on FOX and check out a new teaser below! (more...)

ELF The Musical Brings Holiday Cheer to Seattle, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Everyone's favorite ELF will be coming to Seattle in the holiday classic, Elf The Musical. The Broadway musical will play a limited engagement at The Paramount Theatre beginning Tuesday, December 5. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: 1984 and Beyond - How the Tony Awards Committee Makes Their Determinations
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Nov 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, the Tony Awards Administration Committee made news when it declared 1984 ineligible to receive a Tony Award. The decision covered not only the play itself, but everyone who worked on it. What happened? (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS PRESENT ADAM TRENT To Play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre March 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and The Producers of the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS, are delighted to announce that Broadway and television star Adam Trent will bring his signature brand of magic and illusion to Chicago in THE ILLUSIONISTS PRESENT ADAM TRENT, an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music designed to entertain the entire family. The stage spectacle is touring more than 60 cities and will play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited two-day engagement March 16 and 17, 2018. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. (more...)

Lea DeLaria, Rumer Willis and More to Join American Pops for Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will present a special holiday concert not to be missed, with special guest stars Rumer Willis ('Dancing with the Stars,' Broadway's Chicago), Lea DeLaria (Broadway, comedy and jazz star, 'Orange is the New Black'), Claybourne Elder ('Gossip Girl,' Broadway's Sunday in the Park...), Nova Payton (Helen Hayes Award winner), Mobley (singer/songwriter featured on HBO, Fox and NBC) and Luke Hawkins (Star tap dancer from 'America's Got Talent'). (more...)

THE COVER OF LIFE Coming Spring 2018 to The Gene Frankel Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017

Miller-Coffman Productions Proudly Presents - The Cover of Life The Cover of Life to make way to the Gene Frankel Theater in 2018! Directed by Stephen S. Miller (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Marin Mazzie, William Ivey Long, and More Inducted Into Theater Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

The Theatre Hall of Fame recently welcomed its 2017 class of eight inductees including (in alphabetical order) Matthew Broderick, Oskar Eustis, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, Marin Mazzie, Daryl Roth and Ernie Schier. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards; Kavinoky's THE PRODUCERS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Luke Frazier to Bring BROADWAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Ohio University
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Luke Frazier founder and conductor of The American Pops Orchestra, Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will present Broadway for the Holidays, a special concert not to be missed as part of the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series on Monday, December 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR Leads for Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Review: WIZARD OF OZ at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Nov 16, 2017

The yellow brick road landed at The Playhouse last evening and its fellow travelers, Dorothy, Lion, Scarecrow and Tinman (plus an indubitably compliant Toto) will be here through November 19. (more...)

BWW Review: TOYS: A DARK FAIRY TALE at 59E59 Theaters is Engaging and Unforgettable
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 16, 2017

The New York City premiere of TOYS: A Dark Fairy Tale, written by the renowned Romanian playwright, Saviana Stanescu and directed by Gabor Tompa is being performed at 59E59 Theaters through November 26. This two-hander is an engaging play, one that stirs the imagination. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle and More Set for Jamie deRoy's 'TIS THE SEASON Actors Fund Benefit at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy - the award-winning producer, cabaret, stage, film and TV performer and humanitarian - will bring her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends holiday show to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside 'The Room Where It Happens' - Hamilton West End's First Day of Rehearsals!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2017

Hamilton West End has tweeted a new video from the company's first day of rehearsal. The video features the cast and crew discussing their excitement, complete with footage from inside the rehearsal room. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 15, 2017

The holiday offering from the exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport, Long Island, is an excellent production of the classic Tony winning musical Annie. Marking the half-way point of the Engeman's dazzling 11th season, this production is superbly directed by Antoinette DiPietropolo who also serves as Choreographer. Now I know you're probably thinking: Another production of Annie? Well, when you have a cast as remarkable as this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL in Milwaukee On Sale This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Milwaukee is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play the Marcus Center for a limited one week engagement on January 2-7, 2018. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Brings Heartwarming Nostalgia to Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the holiday classic A Christmas Story, The Musical, now through December 31. Join Ralphie and friends as they bring the heartwarming nostalgia of this Christmas film to life on stage. WE TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU! (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Bring Laughs and Chaos Across America
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The Producers of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit The Play That Goes Wrong, currently the longest-running play on Broadway, will mount a North American tour for the 2018-2019 season, including a five-week engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Additional cities will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Toast! SPAMILTON Celebrates 500 Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Last night, Tuesday, November 14, the cast and crew of the hit off-Broadway show Spamilton celebrated an impressive 500 performances since opening in July of 2016. The critically acclaimed show performs eight times a week, and is currently running at the 47th Street Theater / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Breaking: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Close Up Shop; National Tour Will Launch in Fall 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

There are nine remaining weeks to see the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The final performance will be on Sunday, January 14, 2018 after playing 27 previews and 305 regular performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

CADY DID Web Series, Starring Cady Huffman, Announces Production Team
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Amidst the Indiegogo campaign for its second original series, 'Cady Did,' Monday Morning Productions is announcing members of the production crew who will bring the online comedy, starring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, to life. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Now On Sale for Broadway At The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that the individual tickets for the Houston premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE are on sale now. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Rhino Theatre presents Mel Brooks, THE PRODUCERS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Based on Mel Brooks' Academy Award-winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that took Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL with Cathy Rigby, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More, Arrives at Town Hall Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

A friendly reminder that KRIS KRINGLE The Musical, featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), and Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods,Guys & Dolls) plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

Sacred Fools presents WE THE PEOPLE Nov. 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Sacred Fools Theater Company is presenting the next installment of its ongoing staged reading series We The People on Monday, November 20 at 8:00 pm. All proceeds will go to CARECEN, the Central American Resource Center. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Ben Vereen Talks CD Single, STEPPIN' OUT, SNEAKY PETE & More
by David Clarke - Nov 14, 2017

Broadway legend Ben Vereen is releasing a studio recorded single today. He is also gearing up for a run of his solo show STEPPIN' OUT at Feinstein's/54 Below from November 21 to 26, filming the second season of SNEAKY PETE for Amazon, and continuing to his work with Wellness Through the Arts. To get the scoop on all of these projects, we sat down with Vereen to chat. (more...)

PETER PAN's 'Gotta Crow' at Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

New Series CADY DID Starring Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman in Pre-Production
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Monday Morning Productions is in pre-production for its next original comedy series, CADY DID, starring stage and screen veteran Cady Huffman. (more...)

Omaha Fashion Week February 2018 Designer Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The Producers of Omaha Fashion Week (OFW) announced the designers who have been selected to show collections during the next season of OFW February 27-March 3. The lineup includes 18 designers who will compete for nightly prizes during designer showcases on March 2-3. The top designer from both nightly showcase will receive a $500 cash prize. (more...)

Tickets for the New Orleans Premiere of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE On Sale 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The Saenger Theatre announced today that individual tickets for the New Orleans premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will go on sale Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE COLOR PURPLE will play at the (more...)

Celebrate The Holidays With Bristol Riverside Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre takes the chill of winter out of the air with its heartwarming holiday concert An American Christmas Songbook, running December 7-17, 2017. Music director Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band present traditional carols and new arrangements of popular holiday songs sung by BRT favorites Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Luke Grooms, Amy Spencer, Keith Spencer, Dwayne Washington, and Tasha Waters. (more...)

Tony Winner Nathan Lane to Guest on THE BLACKLIST 100th Episode
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Tony winner Nathan Lane will guest star in the 100th episode of THE BLACKLIST. The Broadway alum will portray 'Abraham Stern' in the milestone episode, now filming in New York. (more...)

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