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Play Readings With Friends Theater Company to Present SORTING IT OUT by Matteo Esposito
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2023

Discover the U.S. premiere of 'Sorting IT Out' by autistic Canadian playwright Matteo Esposito, presented by Play Readings With Friends Theater Company. Don't miss this moving theatrical experience running from August 3 to August 13 at The Sandbox Theater in New York City.

Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For 2023 With New Summer Date
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2023

Organisers of Liverpool Theatre Festival have revealed plans for this year's headline and fringe events – with the first six shows going on sale. 

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Heats Up with Tito Puente Jr. in Celebration of Legendary Father
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2023

Tito Puente, Jr. carries his father’s musical legacy with him imprinted on both his physical being and locked in his soul. Son of the legendary Latin artist, Tito Puente, Sr. the younger Puente will celebrate the “King of Latin Music” with a performance on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30PM at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester.

Review: AKEDAH, Hampstead Theatre
by Katie Kirkpatrick - Feb 21, 2023

Akedah won the 2019 Bruntwood Prize Original New Voices Award, and is Michael John O’Neill’s first full length play. It’s a tricky show in every sense of the word: the themes are very heavy, with little levity, and the plot is often hard to keep track of, as new details about the characters’ past are gradually added. The result is a very bleak, emotionally fraught production that’s difficult to unpick.

Off-Broadway Rush & Lottery: A Guide to Discounted Tickets in 2023
by Team BWW - Feb 2, 2023

Looking for inexpensive, last-minute tickets to a show? Did you know that most off-Broadway theatre companies offer a variety of ways to score discounted tickets? From student rush to digital lotteries, senior discounts to loyalty programs, check out all the ways that you can get cheap tickets to off-Broadway shows like Titanique, Little Shop of Horrors, The Play That Goes Wrong and more!

Review: TICK, TICK … BOOM at Garden Theater
by Paul Batterson - Sep 12, 2022

What did our critic think of TICK, TICK … BOOM at Garden Theater? Rarely can one sum up the message of an entire musical in three words. However, composer and lyricist Jonathan Larson sums up the message of TICK, TICK ... BOOM! in three words found in the middle of the song, 'Johnny Can't Decide:' compromise or persevere.

Peterborough Players Produces U.S. Premiere Of Marcia Johnson's SERVING ELIZABETH
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

The Peterborough Players will produce the U.S. premiere of Marcia Johnson's Serving Elizabeth, the recent enthralling play by Canadian playwright Marcia Johnson. Described by Johnson as a “drama, comedy, romance”, the play asks big questions about representation and unconscious bias while giving voice to long underrepresented truths.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Returns to The Royal Alexandra Theatre in August
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

David Mirvish has announced the return of Jesus Christ Superstar for two weeks only, August 10 to 21, 2022 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. 

BWW Interview: Laura Benanti to Headline Cabaret Project of St. Louis Gala
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 22, 2022

At the end of April, The Cabaret Project of St. Louis is presenting Laura Benanti at The Sheldon for her first solo performance in St. Louis. Ms. Benanti is a Tony Award Winner and five time nominee. Ahead of the event, BroadwayWorld sat down with the celebrated star of Stage and Screen.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Will Present the World Premiere Pop Rock Musical THE PRETTY PANTS BANDIT
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2022

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is thrilled to be the home of the long-awaited world premiere of THE PRETTY PANTS BANDIT, a new Atlanta-born pop-rock musical by Chase Peacock and Jessica De Maria. The opening is March 31, 2022, and the play runs Wednesdays-Sundays through April 17, 2022. 

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU ON TOUR at Wiener Stadthalle
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 24, 2022

Welcome back to GAGA-Land, WE WILL ROCK YOU by QUEEN, and BEN ELTON is back on tour with a new staging by Cornelius Baltus. WE WILL ROCK YOU went out to be a Hit after Opening Night back in 2002 at Londons Dominion Theatre.

BWW Interview: Joel Horwood Chats THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE
by Eleni Cashell - Nov 26, 2021

Following its transfer to the Duke Of York’s Theatre, playwright Joel Horwood talks taking Neil Gaiman's classic story from page to stage.

TALES OF A BIG BAG WOLF Comes to Kalk Bay Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

'Tales of a Big Bad Wolf' is a brand new theatre show for children. It follows our hero, the Big Bad Wolf, who's not nearly as awful as most people think. Despite being the villain of all the stories, there are some surprising twists to this tale of adventure.

St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Autumn Season Programme
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021

St Helens Theatre Royal has unveiled its full Autumn season of shows, revealing a packed programme of great events running between now until Christmas. 

BWW Interview: Lola Boutée on THE DOLLFACE DAMES In Person And On Demand
by Shari Barrett - Aug 12, 2021

I first discovered the Dollface Dames troupe of high-class, Burlesque entertainers in 2017 and have enjoyed their show-stopping style of entertainment at several venues around town since then. But 2020 brought on major changes for all in-person entertainment, so how have the Dollface Dames been keeping their unique brand of Burlesque available to audiences during the shutdown and what's next for them? To find out, I spoke with Lola Boutée who founded the group in 2008.

Photo Flash: First Look at OUT WEST at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021

Out West stars  Esh Alladi, Tom Mothersdale and Ayesha Antoine in three new short plays by Tanika Gupta, Simon Stephens and Roy Williams, co-directed by Rachel O’Riordan and Diane Page, ahead of opening night on 24 June.

Luke Bolland: BESIDE HIMSELF Makes Its World Debut At Fringe World 2021 In Perth
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2020

Award-winning comedian Luke Bolland will premiere his ground-breaking, brand new stand-up comedy show at Fringe World 2021, 'Luke Bolland: Beside Himself'. The 5-star reviewed, FRINGE WORLD WA overall best comedy award-winning and sell-out act returns to help wash the bad taste of 2020 from our mouths.

BWW Feature: Humor and Heavy Lifting with Original Work DEADLIFT
by Adrienne Proctor - Sep 16, 2020

Local Classic Repertory's new original work, DEADLIFT, features writer and creator Aviva Pressman in her own home, telling the stories of her life. In this multimedia theatre experience, audiences can watch Pressman produce a unique work of art while she shares the stories of her childhood home, including the care-taking and death of her father.

The Gillioz Theatre and the Springfield Little Theatre Reopen With Social Distancing Protocols
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2020

Two theatres in Springfield, The Gillioz Theatre and the Springfield Little Theatre, are reopening with social distancing guidelines in place.

FROZEN Stars Aisha Jackson and Noah J. Ricketts Launch #TheaterInColor
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2020

Aisha Jackson and Noah J. Ricketts, formerly of Broadway's Frozen, have launched a new hashtag #TheaterInColor.

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents SCOTUS GAY, A Free Online Staged Reading April 7
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2020

Theatre Rhinoceros presents SCOTUS GAY: A Live-Remote On-Line Reading of a World Premier Play, written and Directed by the John Fisher April 7, 2020 at 7:00pm

BWW Review: FLY takes to the sky in search of adventure at La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 10, 2020

FLY, the new musical adaption of J.M. Barrie's tale of Peter Pan brings a swashbuckling, gravity-defying adventure to the stage of the La Jolla Playhouse.

Broadway-Bound THE MUSIC MAN Will Hold Open Call for Winthrop Paroo
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 11, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Music Man is coming back to Broadway this fall, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will begin performances on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and officially open on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Now the show is on the hunt for its Winthrop Paroo. Telsey + Company will hold an open call for 7-10 year-old boys on Sunday, February 16. Click here for more information.

BWW Interview: Jason Sherwood Talks Designing the Set for THE OSCARS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 6, 2020

Jason Sherwood is an Emmy Award-winning designer and creative director for live music, television, theatre, and experiential productions. His creative and design credits include RENT: Live on Fox! (Emmy Award), world tours for Sam Smith, the Spice Girls, and Sara Bareilles, the People's Choice Awards on E!, the 2019 Grammy Awards opening number starring Camila Cabello and Ricky Martin, music events for Apple Music, and performances for artists on SNL, the Late, Late Show, Ellen, the Brits, and many more.

Centre Stage Cabaret Benefit Series Presents CHEEK TO CHEEK: A Celebration of Love through the Great American Songbook 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2020

Looking for a romantic evening with your special someone? Look no further than an evening at Centre Stage with our production of a?oeCheek to Cheek: A Celebration of The Great American Songbooka??. Featuring songs like a?oeThey Can't Take That Away From Mea??, a?oeFevera??, a?oeThey Say It's Wonderfula?? and a?oeUnforgettablea??, your evening is sure to be filled with love and memories to last a lifetime. Part of the Cabaret Benefit Series, pre-show beverages and sweet treats are included with the price of your ticket! Join us, a?oeWhen we're out together dancin' cheek to cheeka??! 

BWW Review: THE SEASON, Royal & Derngate, Northampton
by Jenny Ell - Nov 21, 2019

Once in a while, a musical comes along that truly reminds you why so many of us adore the art form. The show on this occasion is The Season, which officially opened at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton last night.

BWW Interview: Victoria Clark Opens Up About Her New Projects on Stage, Screen & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 17, 2019

Broadway audiences last experienced the greatness that is Victoria Clark in the 2015 revival of Gigi, and though it's been almost five years since she last graced the stage, she is keeping plenty busy.

BWW Feature: MAMMA MIA! at Beatrix Theater: celebrating the 400th performance by giving out 400 free tickets!
by Chantal Kunst - Nov 9, 2019

On the evening of November 8th, MAMMA MIA! The musical celebrated their 400th performance at the Beatrix Theater Utrecht. As a special treat, the cast handed out 400 free tickets for the 400th performance that night. A huge crowd gathered in front of the theatre and most of the fans got in and enjoyed the show.

Tickets On Sale for SIX This Week
by Julie Musbach - Sep 23, 2019

Tickets for the Broadway premiere of SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 AM ET through or by calling 877-250-2929.

Meet Hugh Jackman With Two Tickets To His World Tour At The Prudential Center!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2019

You and a guest will have the incredible opportunity to meet Hugh Jackman during his 2019 World Tour when it stops in New Jersey at the Prudential Center on October 6th!

THE MUSIC MAN Is Accepting Online Submissions to Find Tommy Djilas
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 13, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Music Man is coming back to Broadway next fall, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will begin performances on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and officially open on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at a Shubert theatre to be announced.

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2019

Listen to the music of the night! Centre Stage presents Masquerade: An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Experience an evening of dazzling classics made famous by these legendary composers who created spectacular works like The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma, Cats, and The Sound of Music. Featuring well known classics like a?oeMusic of the Nighta??, a?oeMemorya??, a?oeClimb Every Mountaina??, and of course a?oeMasqueradea??, this event features the finest of Greenville's local talent. 

Wake Up With BWW 8/13: DIANA and THE LIGHTNING THIEF Come to Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2019

Today's top stories: Diana and The Lightning Thief will both come to Broadway!

THE MUSIC MAN Will Hold Open Call to Find Tommy Djilas
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 12, 2019

Now the show is on the hunt for its Tommy Djilas. Telsey + Company will hold an open call for the role next Tuesday, August 20. 

BWW Review: VIOLETTA, Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jul 30, 2019

Violetta kicks off the Grimeborn Festival with a perfect example of how to pare back a grand opera and make a fine chamber piece that is played and sung beautifully.

Kevin McDonald Returns To UP Improv To Teach Sketch Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

In this workshop, Kevin McDonald will teach the Kids in the Hall method of writing sketch comedy through improv. July 27th & 28th

Summer Theatre Of New Canaan Presents MAGIC EVAN'S MAGIC SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2019

Attention Parents! The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is bringing the magician known and adored throughout the metropolitan New York City as Magic Evan for one performance in its new downtown New Canaan location. Scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd at 1pm, Magic Evan is sure to delight and astonish the entire family.

Broadway Composer Harold Arlen's Estate Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Amazon, Google, and More For Selling Unauthorized Copies of His Music
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019

According to Forbes, the son and estate of Broadway composer Harold Arlen has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora, for selling over 6,000 unauthorized recordings of his music.

BWW Interview: Laura Nicholas, director of NOISES OFF! at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - May 6, 2019

'Bang you're on. Bang you've said it. Bang you're off...That's farce. That's the theatre. That's life.'

Spring Season And Studio Birthday Celebrations Announced At The Albany Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019

With the announcement of a spring and summer season packed full of drama, dance, music and comedy, the Albany are also taking time to celebrate the first birthday of their studio space.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Stadthalle Wien
by Martin Ganeider - Jan 18, 2019

The Smash Hit Musical from the ABBA Boys Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus stops in vienna for a limited 3 week run. The mother of jukebox musicals will bring you an evening full of laughter and tears.

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO PLAY at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Dec 7, 2018

The classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE retains its strong emotional impact when presented in radio play format. This excellent group of radio players at the Ridgefield Theater Barn have truly done justice to one of the greatest fictional stories ever written.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Joins Lineup for Centre Stage Cabaret Benefit Series
by Julie Musbach - Nov 28, 2018

Too busy to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? 'Humbug!' This Christmas, be transported back to 1940s America, the golden age of radio, to experience featured holiday musical performances from the era, and all the characters and sounds of that beloved tale of Christmas cheer, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

BWW Interview: Rebekkah Lowings of GHOST THE MUSICAL at Zorlu Center
by Onur Alec Kadioglu - Nov 27, 2018

In 2017, he re-opened the curtains under the production of Bill Kenwright, and after a large tour of the United Kingdom, he toured Istanbul with his international tour. The musical, which has been nominated for three Tony awards and won many awards, brings a new breath to the story with poetic acting and grand stage performance while preserving the romantic atmosphere of the unforgettable film.

BWW Interview: Bryan Hindle of JERSEY BOYS on His Role With The Iconic Show, on Tour and on Sea.
by Brian Hilbrand - Nov 22, 2018

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note.  They had a sound nobody had ever heard... and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story-a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true.  The premiere engagement of Jersey Boys in Grand Rapids in 2013 was seen by over 15,000 theatregoers in our city at DeVos Performance Hall.  I recently talked to former Jersey Boy Actor and choreographer about His role with the production not only on the Canadian tour, and North American tour as well as currently on the Norwegian Cruise Line ship. This is what he had to say:

DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY Comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Fast-talking Tupperware Lady Dixie Longatebrings her hilarious show Dixie's Tupperware Party to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only on Today, November 15 (8 p.m.), Friday, November 16 (8 p.m.), and Saturday, November 17 (8 p.m.).

BWW Blog: THEATRE HORROR STORY: A Perspective Story for Spooky Season
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Nov 2, 2018

In honor of the Halloween season, I asked the following questions on my Facebook and Instagram: "What are some of your THEATRE HORROR STORIES???"

The Big HOO-HAAlloween Spookfest Comes to The Butterfly Club
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2018

Lock up your black cats and say "HOO-HAA" into a mirror five times! It's time for another October dose of frightfully good times at The Big HOO-HAAlloween Spookfest.

BWW Review: DR. SILVER Masterfully Conducts a New Type of Theatrical Experience
by Isabella Perrone - Sep 22, 2018

DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE is setting a new standard for Canadian musical theatre. From the moment you arrive at the venue, you're faced with a mass of Dr. Silver's followers - they're friendly, but it's unsettling to watch the room slowly fill with mini cups of blue water.

Long Island's Tilles Center to Present TheaterWorksUSA's ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER & FRIENDS
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018

New York: For over 50 years TheaterWorksUSA has presented family-friendly adaptations of celebrated books on stages across the country.  This fall, TheaterWorksUSA will be offering its trademark brand of quality entertainment at Long Island's Tilles Center with their new musical Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends, with a book by Lauren Gunderson, music by Brian Lowdermilk, lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and originally directed by Peter Flynn and choreography by Marcos Santana. The performance will take place  on September 15 at 2pm at Tilles Center (Tilles Center is located at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville NY) Tickets are $25, $15 and can be purchased by calling  516.299.3100 or by visiting


The Show Is On
What Has He Got?
Song of the Woodman
Long as You've Got Your Health
Buy Yourself a Balloon
Parade Night
By Strauss
Little Old Lady
Josephine Waters
The Reading of the Play
Hollywood Idol
I've Got Five Dollars
The Show is On has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936 and Broadway which opened in 1937.



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