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In strongTHE WEDDING SINGER/strong, it's 1985 and rock-star wannabe

Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of

the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through

the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. brbrEnter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his







affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall







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decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a brand







new score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980's, strongTHE WEDDING SINGER/strong takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed







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coolest guy in the room.


SHREK THE MUSICAL Stomps Into Glasgow King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

SHREK THE MUSICAL will be stomping into Glasgow this autumn as producers of the hit musical are delighted to announce additional Scotland dates due to popular demand. Following the critically acclaimed opening of the new UK and Ireland tour in Edinburgh, the larger-than-life production will be arriving at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday 25 September until Saturday 6 October. (more...)

Greasepaint presents THE WEDDING SINGER, 2/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Retro rewind and party like it 1985! When Greasepaint Theatre presents the romantic musical comedy The Wedding Singer Feb. 9-18 (more...)

Celebrate Everything Awesome About The 80s At The Berman's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

It was the decade of big hair, big phones, Pac Man, and iconic moments that changed the world. A slice of the 1980s will take center stage at The Berman January 25 through February 3 when The Wedding Singer (musical) rocks the house. Based on the 1998 film of the same name, The Wedding Singer with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, revolves around Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fianc e, and his romance with a new love, Julia. (more...)

SHREK Is One Week Away! Meet the Kooky Fairytale Creatures!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Looking for an amazing afternoon or evening out with your family or with friends? Come see this fantastic show featuring all of your favorite characters! The talent is phenomenal and you really could not ask for a better cast to play these iconic roles! (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for ONCE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. (more...)

HAMILTON, ALADDIN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Headed for Broadway in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Today, the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre announced its line-up of shows for its 2018 - 2019 season, presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association. HAMILTON will play its New Orleans engagement March 12 - 31, 2019, and anchor the Broadway in New Orleans season with six other shows. Along with one special option, the new season represents a wide range of Tony Award® winners and song-and-dance favorites for New Orleans audiences to enjoy. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE at the John W. Engeman Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2018

One thing is certain: Northport's stunning John W. Engeman Theatre never disappoints. This especially with their latest offering of the eight-time Tony winning musical Once. The absolutely exquisite incarnation, running through March 4th, is outstandingly directed by Trey Compton and boasts an incredibly gifted and beautiful cast. Based on the 2007 movie, the story centers on a woman and a man (not officially named in the show) who, besides instant attraction, are drawn to each other by music. However, it is a complicated and heart-tugging situation. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Co. To Offer Classes In Audition Technique and Script Analysis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) has announced its latest Studio Series of intensive classes focusing on audition technique and script analysis. For registration and further information visit abingdontheatre.org or call (212) 868-2055, ext. 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ONCE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater presents ONCE. Performances began on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. Get a first look at the show in the photos below! (more...)

Bay Area Musicals Continues Third Season with THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, continues its third season with the rocking 80s parody musical, The Wedding Singer, based on the acclaimed Adam Sandler film. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of ONCE at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 21, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater began performances of Once on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm. The show will run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. Check out photos from the show's opening night below! (more...)

CFRT & 2 Ring Circus present New Circus-fied SEUSSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Seussical is one of the most performed shows in America, but nobody's seen it quite like this before! (more...)

Liverpool's Ray Quinn Announced To Star In JACK AND THE BEANSTALK At The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Fe-fi-fo-fum - get ready for some panto fun! As LHK Productions announce that leading the all-star cast for their Easter panto, Jack and The Beanstalk, will be Liverpool's own Ray Quinn. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Lands At Sangamon Auditorium, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down in Springfield at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS for one show only on January 28th. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis to Star in Virginia Musical Theatre's Limited Engagement of JEKYLL & HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Virginia Musical Theatre announces the limited engagement of the epic gothic musical, JEKYLL & HYDE, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, March 2-4. Tony-nominated Broadway star Constantine Maroulis will make his VMT debut in the title role. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the sweeping rock musical, JEKYLL & HYDE, will be directed by VMT Artistic Director Chip Gallagher, with musical direction from Nathan Matthews and choreography by Jeff Warner. (more...)

3-D Theatricals presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The untold tale of four rock n' roll pioneers and takes center stage when the hit Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET returns to Southern California... courtesy of 3-D Theatricals (3DT), one of Los Angeles' and Orange County's most critically acclaimed musical theatre production companies. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti Will Headline Benefit for the Chicago Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

It has been announced that Chicago Theatre Workshop will hold its Spring benefit on March 18, headlined by Tony Award-winner, Laura Benanti. The benefit will include two special performances by Benanti on March 18, 2018 at 5:00 and 8:00 pm. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Launch ADULTING Advice Series on Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Tony Award-winner, Laura Benanti, revealed on Instagram that she will be teaming with account @betches for a weekly advice series titled, Adulting with Laura Benanti. (more...)

Less Than Fourteen Arabian Nights Until ALADDIN Comes To Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

???????The wishes of Queensland musical theatre fans are soon to be granted with less than two weeks until Disney's Aladdin opens at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, (QPAC) from 20 February 2018. (more...)

Broadway San Jose Announces Complete Lineup For Its 10th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

???????Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today the six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 10th anniversary season - ON YOUR FEET! (October 9-14, 2018), based on the story and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan; the 10-time Tony Award-nominated hilarious new musical smash SOMETHING ROTTEN! (January 29-February 3, 2019); Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved iconic musical CATS (February 19-24, 2019); the hit Broadway musical DISNEY'S ALADDIN (April 10-21, 2019); the stunning new production of the acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (May 21-26, 2019); and the brand-new Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway and West End smash hit SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL (June 4-9, 2019). Two season add-on productions will be announced at a later date.  (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Ray Quinn Cast As Male Lead In SUMMER HOLIDAY UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Brand new stage musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double-decker bus making its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 8th May. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For 105th Annual Mountain Play MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Mamma Mia! which will inject the San Francisco Bay Area with a dose of Abba elation this May. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Tackles Gender Equality in KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

This spring The 5th Avenue Theatre will stage Kiss Me, Kate, the Cole Porter musical inspired by William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Kiss Me, Kate will be directed by Alan Paul and choreographed by Michele Lynch, who both worked on a previous production of the show at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2015. (more...)

The Playhouse Says 'Wilkommen' To CABARET March 13-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

February 19, 2018 - Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington for eight performances, March 13-19. This is the first time the Broadway revival has toured the historic Wilmington theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE'S HANGOVER CABARET
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 17, 2018

BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE HANGOVER CABARET held just after Valentine's Day at The Max in Omaha, was one more fun music and humor filled evening. Sarah Gibson, Ashley Laverty, and Mallory Vallier put together a two act show featuring local actors singing about the ups and downs of love. (more...)

Video: Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Body Swap in FREAKY FRIDAY Musical on Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Actresses Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid' and 'Something Rotten!' on Broadway and the stage production of 'Freaky Friday') and Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale,' 'Liv and Maddie') will STAR in an update of the American classic 'Freaky Friday,' a Disney Channel musical comedy set to begin production this fall for a 2018 debut as part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. See the brand-new trailer below! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein, Andrew Rannells, Jackie Hoffman, and More Celebrate HAIRSPRAY's Sweet 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

This year's Broadway Belts for PFF!, hosted by Broadway's Julie Halston, will be an even bigger celebration as Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman bring together members of the original Broadway cast of Hairspray to celebrate its 'Sweet 16.' The HairspraySweet 16 segment will honor Margo Lion, a lead producer on the original production, for her theatrical career and her support for Broadway Belts for PFF! and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). This once-in-a-lifetime event is exclusively available through sponsorship opportunities that can be purchased at www.BroadwayBeltsforPFF.org. (more...)

International Hit Sensation MAMMA MIA! Comes to Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 - Broadway Palm is thrilled to present the international hit sensation MAMMA MIA! now through April 7, 2018. Over sixty million people around the world have fallen in love with the charming story, the delightful characters and the timeless ABBA music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! (more...)

American Theatre Wing Announces 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) announced today that the 2018 Jonathan Larson® Grants recipients areJay Adana (music and lyrics), Andrew R. Butler & Andrew Farmer (music, lyrics, and book), Emily Kaczmarek & Zoe Sarnak (music, lyrics, and book), and Mark Sonnenblick(music and lyrics). Four prestigious, unrestricted grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $48,000, will be presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Join Broadway In Atlanta's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Sensational seven-show season includes DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Disney's ALADDIN, WAITRESS, COME FROM AWAY, SCHOOL OF ROCK - The Musical, CATS and IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (more...)

Andy Karl Joins the Cast of New ABC Drama Pilot, STATIES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 14, 2018

Deadline has reported that Tony nominee, Andy Karl, has been cast in a new drama pilot for ABC. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr. to Star in the World Premiere of THE STING in Pre-Broadway Engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff in the world-premiere production of The Sting.  The musical is based on the 1973 film, and will have its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse for a limited run from March 29 through April 29, 2018, with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann &Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr.  In addition, the score will contain music by Scott Joplin including 'The Entertainer.' (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; PIPPIN Leads Long Island!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 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...)


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Broadway Palm Proudly Presents CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

Broadway Palm proudly presents the longest running American musical CHICAGO from December 30, 2017 through February 10, 2018. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards and the Grammy for Best Musical Cast Recording. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Opens 2018 With SHREK the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, kicks off its 2018 Mega-Mini Season with Shrek The Musical. The hit Broadway production will mark the beginning of Way Off Broadway's 24th Season of bringing live stage entertainment to the region. Shrek opens January 12th. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2017

BroadHollow Theatre's upcoming season includes The Wedding Singer, Cabaret, Singin' In the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Little Shop of Horrors. Check out more information here! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Las Vegas Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 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 Long Island Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 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...)

J. Elaine Marcos Returns To Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Broadway's triple-threat comedienne, J. Elaine Marcos will return to Rockwell Table & Stage on January 15th, 2018 at 8 pm after a successful debut of her solo show What I Did for..a Job this summer. (more...)

Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Las Vegas Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 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 Long Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 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...)

Marc Kudisch, Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Opel, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams and More Tapped for HEY, LOOK ME OVER! at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced additional details and casting for Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), the Encores! original production which opens the 25th season of the beloved, Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. (more...)

The X-Factor's Amelia Lily Will Star in SHREK at Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

SHREK THE MUSICAL today announces full casting for the major nationwide tour, with Amelia Lily joining the cast as 'Princess Fiona' at The Bristol Hippodrome from 8th 19th August 2018. As previously announced Steffan Harri will lead the cast as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre 'Shrek' with Marcus Ayton as Shrek's wisecracking sidekick 'Donkey' and Samuel Holmes as pint-sized villain 'Lord Farquaad'. (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ Now On Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, are currently on sale to the public. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2017
by - Dec 10, 2017

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

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