The Sound of Music on Tour

Tony Danza, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Paulo Szot, and More Feature This June at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

'The Office' Star Oscar Nunez Completes Principal Cast Of Tim Realbuto's 'Yes'
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Emmy Award winning actor Oscar Nunez, who has won accolades and numerous awards (including two SAG Awards, an Emmy, an ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and many more), for his performance as Oscar Martinez for nine seasons on NBC's smash hit 'THE OFFICE', has joined the principal cast of the motion picture YES, based on Tim Realbuto's play. Mr. Nunez will play Hollywood journalist and television host Mark Bradley. (more...)

Anita Gilette, Leslie Uggams, and More Head to Pittsburgh CLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO has amassed an impressive lineup of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans to bring the 2018 Summer Season to life June-August. The organization's core mission to produce shows locally helps to employ artists each year from Pittsburgh and across the country. (more...)

BWW Interview: Young Actor Paul Schoeller Talks the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Katricia Lang - May 30, 2018

Middle-schooler Paul Schoeller has travelled from Cypress to Austria. The young actor is Friedrich von Trapp in the new national touring production of The Sound of Music, playing in Houston at the Society for the Performing Arts from June 1-3, 2018. Inside, Schoeller talks about performing in a national tour as a 'kid,' his most embarrassing as well as his most proud moment on tour, and how the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical has stretched him as an actor and singer. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Hosts The Songs of Silver & Stein
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Songs of Silver & Stein on Sunday July 1st, 2018. Be the first to hear the fresh music of Jordan Silver and Luke Steinhauer, ranging from heart-break ballads to your new favorite bop. Their style is a unique blend of popular music with musical theatre to create an exciting new sound for the stage. They recently premiered Your Favorite Actor Friends at The Green Room 42 and Welcome to Ridgington at Signature Theatre's Soundbites Festival. You can expect to hear songs from Your Favorite Actor Friends and from their musical in development, Mr. Manhattan, about the rising culture clash in 'Way Way Uptown, U.S.A.' Come through for an incredible line-up of Broadway performers paired with a full band, serenading you with the songs of Silver & Stein. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to Present OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Rodgers and Hammerstein's great American classic Oklahoma! bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 13 to July 7. The Playhouse is thrilled to create an exciting new production of this beloved classic as part of its 75th Anniversary since first opening on Broadway. This groundbreaking musical was Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, and in many ways their most innovative, having set standards for musical theatre that are still being followed today. The lively musical features the timeless classics, 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin',' 'The Surrey with the Fringe On Top,' 'I Cain't Say No,' 'People Will Say We're in Love' and of course the triumphant 'Oklahoma!' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SAN DOMINO at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

San Domino is the story of a group of men sentenced to five years confinement for degeneracy on the island fortress of San Domino, with actor-musicians conjuring up an intimate tragi-comic world of love, loss and the struggle just to survive.  (more...)

Deborah Grace Winer Celebrates Barbara Cook At 54 Below Featuring Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer continues her 3-part Feinstein's/54 Below series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook with its season finale on Sunday, June 17th, TILL THERE WAS YOU: A CELEBRATION OF Barbara Cook with Musical Direction by Mark Hummel and direction by Mark Waldrop. Ms. Winer will host a glittering parade of Broadway divas including Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba; Tony nominees Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker and Christiane Noll; Linda Purl, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas and K.T. Sullivan, who will raise their voices in celebration of Barbara Cook, one of the greatest interpreters of the American Songbook. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Manchester Dates of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Having opened to rave reviews at the beginning of this year, the UK and Ireland tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical has announced today that Craige Els will extend his contract and play Miss Trunchbull at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 18th September to 24th November 2018. (more...)

Donald Corren, Brandon Andrus, and More Lead Goodspeed's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late? (more...)

Green to Play Female Lead in YES; CHICAGO P.D.'s Jeanine Bartel, SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!'s Michael Nigro, and More Also Join the Cast
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2018

Jenna Leigh Green, who is most known for starring as everybody's favorite mean girl Libby Chessler on the hit sitcom 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch', as well as her stage performances in WICKED and BARE, will play the female lead role of Annie Caden in the upcoming motion picture YES, based on Tim Realbuto's play. (more...)

Sierra Stages Presents Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2018

This summer, Sierra Stages is proud to present the musical "Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach" featuring words and music by the Tony and Academy Award-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and book by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on the book "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl. "Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach" plays for four weekends only from July 12 through August 4 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. (more...)

VIDEO: Diane Paulus Remembers HAIR on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2018

Broadway had never seen anything like it: An anti-war rock musical featuring nudity, profanity and drugs. 'Hair,' premiering on stage in 1968, was a reflection of the turbulent times. Diane Paulus, who fell in love with the show's music at age eight, and would grow up to direct a Tony-winning Broadway revival of 'Hair' in 2009, talked with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Susan Spencer about the importance of the show in musical theater history. (more...)

The Neon Lights Are Bright on Audra McDonald Way! Broadway Star Honored by the City of Fresno
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Audra McDonald has 'no words' for the latest in a long line of honors for the record-breaking Tony winner. This week, the city of Fresno honored the stage icon with her very own street naming ceremony! Check out the unveiling below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 9, 2018
by - Jun 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MPAC Announces 2018-2019 Season, Onsale Monday, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

MPAC's 2018-2019 season promises to be one full of amazing concerts, musicals, family events, dance and even Vicki Lawrence's Mama. (more...)

NATIVE GARDENS to Tour to 4 Community Partner Venues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

???????The Globe is happy to announce that the Globe for All Tour will continue to bring shows to the community in 2018, with support provided by Theatre Forward's Advancing Strong Theatre grant program. Following the Globe engagement of Karen Zacarias's hilarious comedy directed by Edward Torres, Native Gardens will travel June 28 through July 1 to four of our community partner venues for free performances in South Bay, Lemon Grove, Otay Mesa, and Oceanside. Developed in the 2017 Powers New Voices Festival, it runs through June 24 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and then hits the road! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Deaths of Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have left many people baffled. How could two people who seemed to have it all, who showed no external signs of despair, who brought so much joy to others, take their own lives? (more...)

Inside the Press Launch for National Theatre's RIVER STAGE FESTIVAL
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 7, 2018

The National Theatre's River Stage Festival is back this summer with five weekends of exciting acts, showcasing the great work that is going on in the arts in the UK. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Release Broadway Album Featuring DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Leslie Odom Jr., and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Jumping genres with ease, Renee Fleming can currently be seen as Nettie Fowler in CAROUSEL, a role that has earned her a Tony nomination. According to OperaWire, the opera superstar now says she has an album in the works that will exclusively feature Broadway tunes.  (more...)

Popejoy Press: New Subscriptions Available Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The 2018-2019 season includes six Broadway shows, headlined by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Blockbuster Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Also coming as part of the Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico series are Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music, Kinky Boots, and the newly-restaged Cats. RENT 20THANNIVERSARY TOUR will also tour to Popejoy as a Broadway Extra. (more...)

Photo Flash: SAN DOMINO Celebrates Opening Night at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Final casting is announced for musical drama San Domino by Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker, based on Mussolini's infamous persecution of homosexuals. (more...)

BWW Preview: Touring Musicals and Plays Coming to the Greater Appleton Area in the 2018-2019 Season
by Meredith Kreisa - Jun 6, 2018

The 2018-2019 touring season is set, and this year is chock-full of delightful musicals and plays coming to the greater Appleton area. (more...)

BWW Review: The Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase at the Straz Center, Hosted by Justin Sargent
by Peter Nason - Jun 5, 2018

Blake High School, PCCA at Gibbs High School and Palm Harbor University High School emerge as the big winners. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Thrasher-Horne Center is proud to announce the next season of Broadway Orange Park sponsored by Garber Automall. This season includes four national tours filled with laughter, tears, and stories to warm your heart: Something Rotten! (Jan. 6), Legally Blonde (Mar. 5), The Sound of Music (Mar. 16), and Finding Neverland(Mar. 26). (more...)

Broadway Orange Park Season Announced At Thrasher-Horne Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

???????Thrasher-Horne Center is proud to announce the next season of Broadway Orange Park sponsored by Garber Automall.  This season includes four national tours filled with laughter, tears, and stories to warm your heart: Something Rotten! (Jan. 6), Legally Blonde (Mar. 5), The Sound of Music (Mar. 16), and Finding Neverland (Mar. 26).  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: LOLA MONTEZ THE MUSICAL Returns To The Stage For A 60th Anniversary Concert Celebration With The Hope Of A Larger Production.
by Jade Kops - Jun 5, 2018

Old world musical theatre charm returns to the stage with the 60th Anniversary Concert presentation of LOLA MONTEZ THE MUSICAL.  (more...)

Maggie Larkin to Produce the Jan Maxwell Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

In memory of Jan Maxwell, producer/director Maggie Larkin (Sondheimas) will present the Jan Maxwell Festival, a presentation of three plays in development-all of which star a compelling woman or femme-identified person over the age of 50. The festival will take place in October; exact dates and venue to be announced. (more...)

Jonathan Roxmouth Is Back By Huge Demand With The Musicals In Concert At The Teatro At Montecasino
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

JONATHAN ROXMOUTH returns by huge demand to the TEATRO at MONTECASINO with an even bigger Broadway Concert in August 2018! (more...)

Notre Dame Academy's XANADU Takes Top Honors At 8th Annual Minty Awards On Staten Island
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The Minty Organization's, Minty Awards, honoring excellence in Staten Island's Catholic High School Musicals, were presented to a SRO audience on Sunday, June 3 at the historic St. George Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced For Sierra Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Sierra Repertory Theatre will delight it's audiences this summer with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, one of modern musical theatre's biggest hits. Based on the classic 1991 Disney animated film, this theatrical telling celebrates the Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and is expanded with soaring new melodies that enchants audiences of all ages. With a book by Linda Woolverton, it's everything to love about the film and more in a stage spectacular. The independent Belle, trapped in her provincial town, finds her life turned upside down when she takes her father's place as a captive in an enchanted castle ruled by an angry Beast. With help from the creatures in the castle and her own kindheartedness, Belle finds the prince inside the Beast and works to break the curse on the mysterious castle and all of its inhabitants. A fantastically enjoyable adventure, this classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters and dazzling production numbers, including: "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Cristin Milioti, Mykal Kilgore & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

NC Theatre Conservatory Presents PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, North Carolina Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage its production of Pippin, July 6-8 at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

BWW Review: CPPAC's Summer Theatre Camp's Bouncy Production of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - Jun 19, 2018

It's an energetic good time featuring some of our area's finest young talent. (more...)

VIDEO: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the Future of Live Musicals, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

TV, film, and theatre producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have had a big year, having brought one of the most cherished Broadway musicals to living rooms everywhere this spring. Now they are talking all about how they made Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert happen in Deadline's latest edition of Behind the Lens.  (more...)

CT Rep Announces Cast Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Directed By Terrence Mann
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

???????Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the final production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Jesus Christ Superstar", the iconic rock opera based on the last week of Jesus' life that has blown away audiences for over 40 years. CRT Nutmeg Summer Series Artistic Director Terrence Mann directs. "Jesus Christ Superstar" stars Alex Prakken (Jesus), Ryan Vona (Judas) and Jonathan Cobrda (Pontius Pilate). (more...)

Bristol Hippodrome Hosts AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

???????The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian McIntosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SUMMER HOLIDAY at Darlington Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

A brand new stage production of the musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK and will play for a week in Darlington from Tuesday 25 September. Based on the iconic 1960's film of the same name, starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Summer Holiday will include all of the number one hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: An Interview with Director/Choreographer Donna Feore about the Stratford Festival's Upcoming Forum Event MAKING CLASSIC MUSICALS CONTEMPORARY
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 13, 2018

Opening week has come and gone at the Stratford Festival and with that, the 2018 season is in full swing. This includes the events and discussions taking place as part of The Forum. One such event is MAKING CLASSIC MUSICALS CONTEMPORARY--A discussion between Director/Choreographer Donna Feore and CBC Radio Host and Globe and Mail music critic Robert Harris, moderated by director and journalist Richard Ouzounian. This in-depth analysis of what makes classic musicals last, how they stay relevant, and the ways in which they can be made to feel more contemporary for audiences today, will take place this Saturday morning at the Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Helen Hoang, author of THE KISS QUOTIENT
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 12, 2018

Last week, Helen Hoang's debut novel, THE KISS QUOTIENT, released. The online chatter for this title has been favorable since before its release, with huge word-of-mouth as early readers fell in love with the world and the characters and began raving about the book to get it on the radar of more readers. Last week when I attended the Book Expo of America, the annual book conference for booksellers, librarians, reviewers, etc., I heard the title recommended several times. I recommended it a few times myself, having already read it twice--and it wasn't even published yet! (more...)

PETER PAN Takes Flight At North Shore Music Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2018 Musical Season with the family favorite musical, PETER PAN, set to take flight beginning on Tuesday, July 10 and playing through Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES to Play Final Performances at APAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Extra! Extra!!  There are only six more chances to catch the high-energy professional production of "Disney's NEWSIES the Musical" at Axelrod Performing Arts Center. A bona-fide Broadway hit, "NEWSIES" was inspired by the real-life Newsboys' Strike of 1899. Performances continue Wednesday, June 13 through Sunday, June 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls! Carlos Lopez leads the cast as 'Nathan Detroit' with Madison Claire Parks as 'Sarah Brown', Michelle Aravena as 'Adelaide', and Omar Lopez-Cepero as 'Sky Masterson'. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Plummer Chats Replacing Kevin Spacey in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD & More on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Christopher Plummer sat down with the women of The View to discuss his political family, his upcoming film Boundaries, and replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World. Check out the clip below!  (more...)

Devin Ilaw, Dorcas Leung, and Charlotte Maltby to Helm 54 SINGS 1776
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Devin Ilaw, Dorcas Leung, and Charlotte Maltby in 54 Sings 1776 on July 3 and July 4, 2018. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fifth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Showcase your patriotism with some of stage's brightest stars singing numbers such as "Sit Down, John," "He Plays The Violin," "Molasses To Rum," and more, as we celebrate the great sacrifices our friends, family, and founding fathers have made to shape our nation. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Wins 2018 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber has won the 2018 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings a SOUND OF MUSIC Classic with the New York Philharmonic
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2018

Check out brand-new video below of opera and Broadway legend, Audra McDonald. tackling 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from the classic musical The Sound of Music, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic for her Sing Happy concert. (more...)

Life Ball 2018 Celebrations Kicks Off With Charlize Theron, Adrien Brody, Caitlyn Jenner, Kelly Osbourne And More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The pre-celebratory events leading up to the 25th Anniversary of Life Ball kicked off on Thursday, May 31 in Vienna with the Swarovski Crystal of Hope award presentation to Oscar and Golden Globe winner Charlize Theron on behalf of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. This year's Swarovski Crystal of Hope was presented by Helene von Damm in the name of the Swarovski Foundation. Federal Minister for EU, Art, Culture, and Media Gernot Blumel and Life Ball chairman and organizer Gery Keszler also participated in the presentation. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

BWW Feature: National Tours Leave Their Mark (Literally) at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jun 1, 2018

Backstage the walls at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) boast a who's who of A-list stars. That's because every act, from Robin Williams to Rob Lowe, who has performed at DPAC from the time the theater opened its doors in 2008, has signed the hallowed halls. And the celebrities aren't the only ones who have left their mark. Every national touring production since Rent opened at DPAC in January 2009 has 'tagged' the walls with a painted logo. In 2011, the national touring production of Shrek painted the first 'mimic' logo, which has become a DPAC wall tag tradition ever since. The mimic wall tags appropriate logos from other shows. For example, the School of Rock wall tag is reminiscent of the poster from The Sound of Music and The Sound of Music company painted a mimic logo reminiscent of The Book of Mormon. At DPAC, several floors backstage are covered with wall tags and signatures, but according to Jacob Holland, DPAC's Membership Manager, there are still empty walls to be painted. Holland says the public can see the wall tags during one of DPAC's monthly behind-the-scenes tours. (more...)

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