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CABLE STREET Will Return at Southwark Playhouse ELEPHANT This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2024

The sell-out new British musical CABLE STREET comes to Southwark Playhouse ELEPHANT on Friday 6 September to Thursday 10 October 2024 - for just 42 performances!

Industry Pro Newsletter: New Study Looks to the Preparedness of Arts Orgs to Face Future Challenges
by Alex Freeman - Apr 8, 2024

In a sign of an industry on the rebound, Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles is getting ready to announce a return of programming at the Mark Taper Forum, where production was paused last year while the organization went through a budget crunch. Additionally, following the casting of a Black actress in the role of Juliet, an upcoming West End production of Romeo and Juliet from the Jamie Lloyd Company started dealing with racist backlash online - we’ll show you how the company responded.

Who Decides the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards?
by Cara Joy David - Apr 8, 2024

Two groups of critics (or, more precisely, one group of critics and one group of mostly critics) give theater awards each season. In this continuing series on theater’s awards, I look at the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards. 

Previews: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at City Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Apr 8, 2024

City Theater Company gets their Irish on with Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel, April 19-27, 2024 at The Delaware Contemporary.

Pasadena Symphony Appoints Brett Mitchell Music Director
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2024

Pasadena Symphony Board President Kimberly Winick has announce that the Board of Directors has appointed highly acclaimed conductor Brett Mitchell Music Director.

Review: George Mason University School of Dance Gala Concert
by Emily Berger - Mar 25, 2024

GMU's students performed four diverse works Friday night, from historical modern dance to contemporary to one with inflections of break dance. Friday’s annual showcase of GMU’s dancers at the George Mason Center for the Arts, featured roughly half of the school’s majors in works by Martha Graham, Kyle Abraham, Rena Butler and Susan Shields. 

Five Plays by Spanish Speaking Female Playwrights Selected for Series at Instituto Cervantes
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2024

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago will present, in collaboration with Water People Theater, the theatrical concert series 'Creating Women' | “Mujeres Creando.” 

Historic Deertrees Theatre Announces 88th Summer Entertainment Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2024

Historic Deertrees Theatre has announced its 88th season summer of events and entertainment. 

PUCCINI, BUSONI, OFFENBACH and ROSSINI Announced Among the Attractions of Theatro Sao Pedro's 2024 Season
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 12, 2024

The lyrical season will feature 12 titles, such as Turandot, by Busoni, Gianni Schicchi, by Puccini, Le Comte Ory, by Rossini, among others. The program also includes ballets, cinema and music, and concerts in a year in which São Pedro establishes partnerships with the Cinemateca, the São Paulo Companhia de Dança and guest orchestras.

LORENZO, WINDRUSH SECRET & More Set for Brits Off Broadway 2024 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2024

59E59 Theaters has unveiled the productions for the Brits Off Broadway 2024 Season, their annual celebration of the U.K.’s most innovative theater. See the productions being featured!

Kristen Bell & Alan Cumming Join Producing Team of REEFER MADNESS LA Revival
by Joshua Wright - Mar 5, 2024

The campy cult favorite musical Reefer Madness will make its triumphant return to Los Angeles for a special 25th-anniversary revival, with a starry list of producers.

Frank Farrell Productions to Present Walt Kelly's SONGS OF THE POGO at NYC Fringe
by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 2, 2024

Ben Masterton and Frank Farrell Productions will present Walt Kelly's Songs of the Pogo written by Walt Kelly and Norman Monath and directed by Frank Farrell.

Album Review: Sepia Records Remembers Iconic DOROTHY LAMOUR & CO-STARS THE PARAMOUNT YEARS:1936-1952
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 29, 2024

Everything in this collection is captured and remastered beautifully, spanning two discs with 28 songs on each, and that’s a treasure trove, for sure.

London Theatre Week - See over 50 Award-Winning Musicals and Plays with Tickets from £15, £25 or £35
by Team BWW - Feb 20, 2024

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25 or £35

Dame Rosemary Squire And Sir Howard Panter Receive Freedom Of The City Of London
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2024

The City of London Corporation has announced that theatre entrepreneurs Dame Rosemary Squire and Sir Howard Panter have received the Freedom of the City of London, in recognition of their contribution to theatre and the cultural life of London.

Photos: West End Stars Come Together to Launch London Theatre Week
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2024

London Theatre Week is set to return for its celebration of the West End for the sixth year running. To celebrate the launch, stars of some of the West End’s biggest shows made a rare appearance together for the return of the campaign.

James Conlon Presents The Music Of William Grant Still And Alexander Zemlinsky, February-March 2024
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2024

This February and March, James Conlon directs and curates a series of performances and events across Los Angeles highlighting the music of William Grant Still and Alexander Zemlinsky around the momentous return of Conlon’s Recovered Voices initiative at LA Opera featuring the Los Angeles premiere of Still’s Highway 1, USA and the revival of Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf (Der Zwerg) from February 24 to March 17. 

REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL Will Return to Los Angeles For a 25th Anniversary Production
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2024

Reefer Madness: The Musical will soon return to Los Angeles to celebrate its 25th anniversary, featuring access to the nearby 'Reefer Den'.

Martha Graham Dance Company To Present Spring 2024 New York Season At City Center, April 17-20
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2024

The Martha Graham Dance Company presents their Spring 2024 New York Season, featuring Graham masterworks, a new 'Rodeo,' and a New York premiere by Jamar Roberts. Don't miss this celebration of American legacies at New York City Center from April 17-20, 2024.

GODS AND MONSTERS Stage Adaptation to be Presented at Theater Wit in 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2023

A new stage production of “Gods and Monsters,” based on the 1995 novel “Father of Frankenstein” by Christopher Bram, is being reimagined by two Chicago theater artists. See details here!

Broadway Buying Guide: December 11, 2023
by Team BWW - Dec 11, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, December 11, 2023.

Broadway Buying Guide: December 4, 2023
by Team BWW - Dec 4, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, December 4, 2023.

by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2023

Find out what happens when a typical, mid-century American family’s secrets are all revealed on one outrageous, pot-fueled Christmas Eve in 1959. See photos from the production.

Review Roundup: SPAIN Off-Broadway Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2023

Second Stage Theater is presenting Spain by Jen Silverman and directed by Tyne Rafaeli. The company features Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland, Zachary James, and Erik Lochtefeld, Andrew Burnap, and Danny Wolohan. Read reviews for the production.

Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL is Coming to Masque Sound This Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2023

Get ready for a festive treat as Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical goes on tour. Find out when and where you can catch this iconic holiday classic, and don't miss the chance to experience the joy and splendor of the award-winning sound design.


What productions of The Show is On have there been?
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.