Theatre Information

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.
Based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay


Karen Mason, E. Faye Butler, and More to Perform at Sarah Siddons Gala Honoring Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Betty Buckley, star of stage, screen and television will accept the "Actor of the Year" Award at this year's Sarah Siddons gala fundraiser. Ms.Buckley, who has been called 'The Voice of Broadway,' is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. 2018 also finds her leading the first national tour ofHello, Dolly!, as Dolly Levi, which will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited four-week engagement October 23 through November 17, 2018. She is also currently co-starring in AMC's hit series "Preacher". Among her many illustrious credits, Betty Buckley is a Tony Award winner, Olivier Award nominee and American Theater Hall of Fame inductee. (more...)

COCK (THE COCKFIGHT PLAY) at Dramatic Repertory Company
by Elaine Bard - Nov 8, 2018

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere COCK (the cockfight play) by Mike Bartlett, directed by Keith Powell Beyland & Tess Van Horn, playing November 9 - 18, 2018. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award® winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical runs now thru January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: OPERA GRAND AVIGNON Presents L'OPERA DE QUAT'SOUS
by Wesley Doucette - Nov 28, 2018

Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera (l'Opera de Quat'Sous in French) is one of those works that became the hallmark of its era. Its sound, its look, and its cynicism are pure Weimar. However, during the 1928 Berlin premiere, early songs such as 'The Ballad of Mac The Knife' and 'Pirate Jenny' landed with a shrug, and it wasn't until the 'Canon Song,' halfway through the first act, that the audience became engaged. All of this to say that The Threepenny Opera is a complicated play whose virtues might not be immediately evident to the uninitiated. The production at Avignon's Opera Confluence, as directed by Jean Lacornerie, comes in at a swift two hours without intermission. While crammed onto an over-packed stage and breathlessly paced, Lacornerie still manages to keep the action moving with style. (more...)

NYCO & NYTF To Produce World Premiere Of DEAR ERICH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

New York City Opera has announced that it will produce the world premiere of the award-winning jazz composer/pianist Ted Rosenthal's DEAR ERICH.  This new jazz opera, to be co-produced with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, will open Wednesday, January 9 and will play four performances only through Sunday, January 13 at the Edmond J. Safra Hall at 36 Battery Place, in lower Manhattan. (more...)

Erin Mackey, Wade McCollum and More Lead Casts of TILL SOON, ANNE And HOW THE WESTONS WON 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 with pre-premieres of 2 new musicals: Till Soon, Anne and How the Westons Won . (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announced First Three Productions of 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Hampstead Theatre has announced the first three productions of 2019. (more...)

New Musicals HOW THE WESTONS WON And TILL SOON, ANNE Headline New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 with pre-premieres of 2 new musicals: How the Westons Won and Till Soon, Anne. (more...)

Grant Richards of Signature Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Takes Over Instagram Today!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 10, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Signature Theatre's Billy Elliot with Grant Richards as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram today, November 10th! Follow along as Richards shows you his two show day while performing as Adult Billy! Be sure to tune in today! (more...)

Full Line-up Including Phoebe Fox Announced For MY WHITE BEST FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The full line-up of performers for the week-long festival of letters, My White Best Friend and Other Letters Left Unsaid, has been announced. Could you put your white best friend on stage and remind them that they're part of the problem? Taking to the stage across the week to blind-read the letters are Phoebe Fox (A View from the Bridge, Broadway and West End; The Acid Test, Royal Court Theatre), Ben Bailey Smith (David Brent: Life on the Road, BBC Films; as Doc Brown: Live at the Apollo, BBC) and The Bunker's own Artistic Director, Chris Sonnex. (more...)

Julia Murney, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and More Sing Elton John at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Elton John, whose life will soon be represented on the big screen with Rocketman, will be celebrated in story and song at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, at 7:00pm in a concert directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra Presents WEIMAR BERLIN: BITTERSWEET METROPOLIS At Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

In June and September 2019, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen present Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis at Southbank Centre, where it is Resident Orchestra. This new series is an ambitious journey through the music, science and culture of a period of intense political turbulence and explosive creativity in Germany and beyond. (more...)

BAR MITZVAH BOY Opens March 23 At Miles Memorial Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Bar Mitzvah Boy. Southern California Premiere engagement of a new play. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TIGER LILLIES PRESENT EDGAR ALLAN POE'S HAUNTED PALACE – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2019 at Elder Hall, University Of Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Mar 2, 2019

The forefathers of Brechtian Punk Cabaret. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2019
by - Mar 12, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Proving the enduring vibrancy and relevancy of the art form (while celebrating a milestone for its leader), Boston Lyric Opera's 2019/20 Season of new productions spans three centuries of composers -- focusing on works that reflect the highs and lows of power and politics, bringing passionate opera installations to new neighborhoods, and introducing audiences to rising stars from diverse backgrounds. Among the season highlights, Russian-born soprano Elena Stikhina returns to BLO, where she made her 2017 American debut, to sing the lead role in NORMA. Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson marks her 10th programming season, which the company will commemorate throughout the year. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Summer Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the Summer Season 2019. Celebrating and interrogating our 'sceptred isle' through Shakespeare's history plays, a year-long journey begins with Richard II, opening 22 February in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, continuing into the Globe Theatre this summer with Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. The season also includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, and the return of 2018's As You Like It. Robin Hood tales will form the core of the Read Not Dead series this year, and festivals throughout the summer include Women & Power and Poland is Hamlet. This year's Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production will be Romeo and Juliet, opening on 28 February, with 20,000 free tickets available to state secondary schools. The Shakespeare's Globe Touring Ensemble will once again present a trio of plays for the audience to choose from: The Comedy of Errors, Pericles, and Twelfth Night. (more...)

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces 2019 Exploration Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the next production of Lyric Opera of Kansas City's Explorations Series, Mack The Knife is The Man I Love: A Weill-Gershwin Cabaret which will feature the songs of George and Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill. The 2018-2019 Explorations Series performance, with musical direction by Mark Markham and stage direction by Fenlon Lamb, will showcase the Lyric Opera's Resident Artists, including Kaylie Kahlich, Kelly Birch, Joseph Leppek, and James Maverick, plus Apprentice Artists Ruby Dibble, Jonathan Ray, and Armando Contreras. The performance will be held February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Opera's Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building. (more...)

Fra Fee, John Lloyd Young, Chita Rivera, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

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 (more...)

Roger Bean's Award-Winning LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Runs at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

SH-BOOM! Meet fledgling doo-wop singing group the Crooning Crabcakes as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time, International City Theatre opens its 34th season with the delightful, award-winning jukebox musicalLife Could Be A Dream, written and created by Roger Bean. Directed byJamie Torcellini and with musical direction by Bill Wolfe, performances take place Feb. 22 through March 10 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Feb. 20 and Feb. 21.  (more...)

Nellie McKay Makes Kennedy Center Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The 2018-2019 Renee Fleming VOICES series continues with singer-songwriter Nellie McKay on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Theater. McKay's one-night-only solo set will include songs from her recent Sister Orchid, as well as others in her catalog. Tickets for this performance are $25-$35. (more...)

Jonathan David Sloate Releases New Single 'If You Believe'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

Composer, lyricist and playwright Jonathan David Sloate releases new single entitled 'If You Believe' featuring stellar performances from Broadway's Rodney Hicks (Come From Away, The Scottsboro Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent) and Max von Essen (Anastasia, An American in Paris, Evita, Les Miserables) along with the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra. 'If You Believe' is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, CDBaby, and all other major digital platforms worldwide. (more...)

Stacia Fernandez And Brian Charles Rooney To Lead Concert Performance Of Bobby Cronin's PSYKIDZ: A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, will produce a concert presentation of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin on Sunday, January 20th at the historic Triad Theatre in Manhattan. The creative team includes producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman, director Lauren Cohn, and music director Sean Mayes. (more...)

Nellie McKay Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Following a sold-out engagement in 2018, award-winning singer/songwriter Nellie McKay returns to Feinstein's at the Nikkoon Sunday, February 24 at 7 p.m. for an evening of songs and stories, including tracks from her seventh album, "Sister Orchid." (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Is Back By Popular Demand At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its fifth season of our TYA Family Series... James and The Giant Peach. With book by Timothy Allen McDonald, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, James and The Giant Peach will preview from February 15 through February 17; regular performances will begin February 17 and continue through March 3 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2019
by - Feb 9, 2019

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

Annette Warren To Play Catalina Jazz Club, Age 96
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Tuesday, Feb. 19 with a the premiere performance of her new show, Professor Bob and the Old Broad, joined by accompanist Bob Remstein.  (more...)

Benjamin Walker, Francesca Carpanini, Michael Hayden, Jenni Barber & More Join ALL MY SONS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the company and design team for the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons starring Golden Globe winner and Academy, Tony & Emmy nominee Annette Bening as 'Kate Keller' and SAG Award nominee & Tony Award winner Tracy Letts as 'Joe Keller,' directed by Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. Joining Bening and Letts are Benjamin Walker as 'Chris Keller,' Francesca Carpanini as 'Ann Deever,' Hampton Fluker as 'George Deever,' Michael Hayden as 'Dr. Jim Bayliss,' Jenni Barber as 'Lydia Lubey,' Nehal Joshi as 'Frank Lubey,' Chinasa Ogbuagu as 'Sue Bayliss.' (more...)

Boston Singers And Actors Join Forces For LUCRETIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Acclaimed actress Paula Plum directs a cast of Boston-area singers and actors this week to explore the myth of Lucretia, the ancient Roman woman whose cruel sexual violation brought down an empire, and whose story has been retold for centuries by poets, playwrights and painters.  The free public event, "Reclaiming Lucretia: Responding to Sexual Violence through Music, Poetry and Story," takes place Thursday, February 7 at 6 pm at District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue in the Boston Seaport. RSVPs are encouraged at BLO.org/calendar. (more...)

Paddy O'Connell to Host COMPANY Post-Show Q&A with Patti LuPone, Rosalie Craig & Marianne Elliott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

To celebrate last week's successful release of the cast recording as well as two prestigious Critics' Circle Awards for Marianne Elliott's critically acclaimed production ofCompany, broadcaster Paddy O'Connell will be hosting a post-show Q and A at the Gielgud Theatre, with two of the show's stars - Rosalie Craig, who plays the central role of Bobbie and Patti LuPone, who plays Joanne. (more...)

Robert Longbottom to Direct the Hollywood Bowl's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Director/Chorographer Robert Longbottom and Musical Director/Conductor Kevin Stites have been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Into the Woods (more...)

Photo Flash: LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Opens Tonight at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

SH-BOOM! Meet fledgling doo-wop singing group Denny and the Dreamers as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time,International City Theatre opens its 34th season with the delightful, award-winning jukebox musical Life Could Be A Dream, written and created by Roger Bean. Directed by Jamie Torcellini and with musical direction by Bill Wolfe,performances take place Feb. 22 through March 10 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Feb. 20 and Feb. 21. (more...)

Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun Will Lead Nicholas Hytner's Immersive A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom in Nicholas Hytner's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream which has its first performance in the Bridge Theatre's immersive format this summer on 3 June. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Returns To North Shore With An Ode To A Golden Era
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

This March, Chicago Philharmonic travels back in time to perform music from and inspired by the 1920s with sensational guest soloist Aldo Lo?pez- Gavila?n in The Roaring Twenties. Headlining the program is George Gershwin's American smash, Rhapsody in Blue, complete with bustling piano solos and the iconic opening clarinet glissando. Gershwin often called this boisterous piece a tribute to the American spirit, calling it "a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our metropolitan madness." (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. (more...)

Sting to Perform with the Utah Symphony to Benefit Zion National Park
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Cherrytree Management and Live Nation have confirmed that Sting will perform at the Usana Amphitheatre in Utah on August 31 at 7:30 PM for a very special, one-night-only appearance, accompanied by the Utah Symphony. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Zion Forever Project to benefit Zion National Park as part of the Park's centennial celebration. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2019
by - Feb 10, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts's gender-bent production of 1776 this holiday season! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts through December 23rd. (more...)

Review Roundup: New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts's gender-bent production of 1776 is now on stage! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts through December 23rd. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Rachel York, Among Stars of EVER AFTER in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

The Alliance Theatre announced casting today for its upcoming production EVER AFTER, a captivating musical based on the hit film. (more...)

Athol Fugard's A LESSON FROM ALOES Comes to Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The acclaimed South African/British actor, writer and director Janet Suzman directs the first London production in 35 years of Athol Fugard's A Lesson From Aloes at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, running for a strictly limited four week season from Wednesday, 27 February to Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Press Nights: Tuesday, 5 March and Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Street Theatre Company Welcomes Sawyer Wallace As Program Director Of ClassAct Dramatics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Sawyer Wallace to begin as Program Director of ClassAct Dramatics of Street Theatre Company. (more...)

Michael Feinstein: Swingin' With The Season, A Broadway Christmas, And More Next Week At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Casting Announced For Thousand Oaks Benefit At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS STRONG: A BENEFIT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE BORDERLINE SHOOTING & CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES will be held at Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, January 12th, at 11:30pm, in a concert directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

TSO Announces January 2019 Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Launching the new year with epic music, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) features renowned guest artists like Leila Josefowiczand Pinchas Zukerman; timeless masterpieces by Stravinsky, Mozart, Sibelius, and Wagner; and the anticipated presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope-In Concert. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 14, 2018
by - Dec 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

A Class Act NY Will Stage Concert Performance of Bobby Cronin's PSYKIDZ: A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, will produce a concert presentation of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin on Sunday, January 20th at the historic Triad Theatre in Manhattan. The creative team includes producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman, director Lauren Cohn, and music director Sean Mayes. (more...)

THE EMPTY NESTERS Comes to Zephyr Theatre In January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Helicopter parents facing the question of what they want to be when their kids grow up is the focus in the new comedy-drama The Empty Nesters by award-winning playwright Garret Jon Groenveld.  This warm and witty look at a couple who drop their youngest child off at college and then take what may be a life-changing trip to the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon, is helmed by Los Angeles based director Richard Seyd, and stars real-life empty nesters John (JW) Walker and Pamela Gaye Walker, who reunite on stage after a 20 year hiatus.  (more...)

Shattered Globe and Theater Wit's THE REALISTIC JONESES Begins January 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Will Eno's heartbreaking new comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, who has directed the Chicago premieres of four of Eno's plays. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and TOOTSIE's Lilli Cooper
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Dec 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

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