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The book follows the experiences of a young boy and his grandmother who live in a world plagued by evil, child-hating witches.


Adaptation of Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES To Play The National Theatre in 2018
by Alan Henry - Sep 29, 2017

The Daily Mail reports that London will be getting a new Roald Dahl musical in 2018 just in time for the holidays! Dahl's book, The Witches, is being adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning director Lyndsy Turner. The production will feature a score by James Humphreys. (more...)

Charles Busch, Laura Benanti, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

This October, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Skits, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Slated for TNC's 41st Annual Halloween Ball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 41st annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Flies into its 12th Year with Brand New Portrait Photos
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, flies into its 12th year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre today (Wednesday 27 September 2017). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BY JEEVES Revival at the Old Laundry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre's revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's light-hearted, fun musical BY JEEVES, led by Bill Champion and Nadim Naaman, runs now through Saturday 4 November 2017. The production opens tonight 9 October 2017, directed by Alan Ayckbourn, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie Announces New Season For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his new season for 2018. (more...)

Review: HIAHP's Beguiling BEWILDERED
by Misha Davenport - Oct 5, 2017

Review: HIAHP's Beguiling BEWILDERED (more...)

Skits, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Slated for TNC's 41st Annual Halloween Ball
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 41st annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

Nonstop Theatre, Costumes and More to Bewitch at TNC's VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Costume Ball today, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Sets 'Female Parts' Spring Season Celebrating Creative Women
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall today announces its spring 2018 season, Female Parts. (more...)

WICKED Launches 8th Year of its Prestigious Young Writer Awards at East London Primary School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, together with the National Literacy Trust, is proud to announce the eighth year of the prestigious WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS (more...)

WATCH: Taylor Swift Drops Intense 'Ready For It' Video
by Danielle Kfare - Oct 27, 2017

After numerous teases, Taylor Swift finally dropped the music video for 'Ready For It' and it's quite intense and different to say the least. (more...)

Evening Star Productions' 'Sol After Dark' Project to Present MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Evening Star Productions will kick off their newest project, Sol After Dark, with a one-act adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The production, which will run for just three days from October 26th to 28th is the first of what Evening Star's Artistic Director Rosalie Grant says will be something a little off the beaten theatre path for those hungry for a different bite of theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Turn Out For SUNSET BOULEVARD Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

One of the all-time great musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award -winning (Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical) masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder's legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton's wonderful book and lyrics. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New WICKED UK and Ireland Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, has just released new production photography. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 23rd, 2017: HAMILTON'S West End Marquee Revealed, AFTER THE BLAST Opens, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMILTON'S West End Marquee Revealed, AFTER THE BLAST Opens, and More! (more...)

ICYMI: Hangin' in Oz with the Witches of WICKED on BroadwayWorld Live!
by Steve Schonberg - Oct 22, 2017

Glinda vs. Galinda; what makes a great Halloween costume; the greatness of Shirley Temple... These were just a few of the hard-hitting topics discussed earlier this week, when BroadwayWorld took you to the Gershwin Theatre for a live chat with The Witches of Wicked- Jackie Burns and Amanda Jane Cooper. Watch below to catch up on the latest edition of BroadwayWorld Live! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Previews: WICKED at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - Oct 20, 2017

With a thrilling score that includes the hits Defying Gravity, Popular and For Good, WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as the defining musical of the decade, and by Time Magazine as a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage. Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sioux Falls - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Sioux Falls (more...)

John Hill & Ben Rimalower Bring TWO HAND JOB to The Duplex this December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

For the first time on stage, veteran New York writer/performers Ben Rimalower (Patti LuPone savant) and John Hill (unclear) join forces to blur the lines between sketch comedy and just general sketchiness. (more...)

Linda & Laura Benanti, A SCYTHE OF TIME with Lesli Margherita & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

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, including Broadway Bound, The Broadway Tenors, A Scythe of Time featuring Lesli Margherita, Linda & Laura Benanti, Into Sweeney Todd's Woods, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Guest Blog: Actor Jon Robyns On The Future of New British Musicals
by Guest Blog: Jon Robyns - Oct 18, 2017

Actor Jon Robyns On The Future of New British Musicals (more...)

BroadwayWorld Live Is Visiting the Witches of WICKED Today at 5:30pm EST!
by Steve Schonberg - Oct 17, 2017

Good news! BroadwayWorld Live is heading to Oz! On Tuesday, October 17, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld is taking you straight to the Gershwin Theatre for a live chat with the wicthes of Wicked- Jackie Burns and Amanda Jane Cooper. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskWickedBWW. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant - and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Evening Star Productions' 'Sol After Dark' Project to Present MACBETH
by Carol Kassie - Oct 13, 2017

Evening Star Productions will kick off their newest project, Sol After Dark, with a one-act adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The production, which will run for just three days from October 26th to 28th is the first of what Evening Star's Artistic Director Rosalie Grant says will be something a little off the beaten theatre path for those hungry for a different bite of theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! (more...)

Nonstop Theatre, Costumes and More to Bewitch at TNC's VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Costume Ball on Tuesday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: Children's Theatre's MARY POPPINS Raises the Bar While Flying Its Star
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 13, 2017

In a dazzling production that may challenge the small fry's small attention spans, Children's Theatre's MARY POPPINS sets a new standard for technical theatre in Charlotte. (more...)

The New Collectives to Close 2017 Season with THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

As the final production of The New Collectives' 2017 season, The Trojan Women continues the season mission of giving back both artistically and financially. Donations will be collected for UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency and Bond Street Theatre at the show through the sale of pins featuring text from the play. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Live Is Heading to Oz Next Week with the Witches of WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Good news! BroadwayWorld Live is heading to Oz! (more...)

Disney Villains and More to Spook Audiences at Feinstein's/54 Below for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Celebrate Halloween at Feinstein's/54 Below from October 23-31 with a spook-tacular array of shows that will feature: scary tunes, ghost stories, Disney villains, an original tale of blood and revenge, a Tim Burton concert, a night of Stephen Sondheim's eeriest and most macabre shows, and a rockin' evening inspired by Hocus Pocus. Grab your favorite costume or come as your best self we guarantee an All Hallows' Eve to remember! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant - and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Denver Center's MACBETH Stimulates... Everything
by Chris Arneson - Oct 10, 2017

It won't even feel like Shakespeare! I'd told my fianc , who bowed out of this production because he thought he'd fall asleep. Granted, there would be no sleeping during the current Denver Center Theatre Company's production of Macbeth. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Celebrate Christmas in Oz! WICKED Adds Extra Christmas Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, has added two extra 2.30pm shows this Christmas on Tuesday 26 December and Friday 29 December at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

WICKED on Sale Next Month for Spring Run at the Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Memphis' most popular musical, will return to the historic Orpheum Theatre March 7-25, 2018. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, December 11 at 10am. (more...)

The New Collectives Opens THE TROJAN WOMEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

As the final production of The New Collectives' 2017 season, The Trojan Women continues the season mission of giving back both artistically and financially. Donations will be collected for UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency and Bond Street Theatre at the show through the sale of pins featuring text from the play. (more...)

Wicked Named Best Theatre Production For Schools At 2017/18 School Travel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

WICKED, the acclaimed stage musical that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, has been voted 'Best Theatre Production for Schools' by educators for a second consecutive year at the School Travel Awards. The production continues an open-ended run at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now in its 12th year, and is also touring the UK & Ireland throughout 2018. (more...)

Peter Joback to Don the Mask for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today final principal casting for the 30th Anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince. One of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome back international stage star and Platinum-selling Swedish recording artist Peter J back to lead the 30th Anniversary. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with LATIN ROOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Back by popular demand, Lucie Arnaz actress, singer, dancer and Emmy Award-winning daughter of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her acclaimed show, Latin Roots, for two performances only Friday, February 23 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, February 24 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES Now Available on Audible
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Ben Rimalower's one-man plays PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY have been taking the country by storm, and now for the first time, they are available with this live recording. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming Nostalgia With A Contemporary Twist, THE WIZARD OF OZ Captures The Imagination Of Young And Old.
by Jade Kops - Jan 6, 2018

Breathing new life into the 1939 classic motion picture, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams' adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ finally landed in Sydney to the delight of the opening night audience. A feast of colour, movement, pyrotechnics, incredible costumes and clever new music combines with fabulous performances from a stellar cast of two and four legged talent. (more...)

Casting Announced for CHICKEN SOUP and FROST/NIXON at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for the world premiere of Chicken Soup. by Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles the latter of whom returns to Sheffield Theatres after the success of Operation Crucible; and the regional premi re of Peter Morgan's smash hit play Frost/Nixon. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tours to Seattle January 2019, Full Line Up for Broadway at The Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The 2018/2019 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of extraordinary entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a schedule full of classic, familiar titles and brand new, award-winning productions. (more...)

He's Here...Peter Joback Returns to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 16, 2018

Today, January 16, marks the beginning of Peter J back's return engagement with The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. He will play a limited run through March 31. J back will be playing the title role when the show reaches its 30th anniversary on January 26. As previously announced, the anniversary will be celebrated two days prior on January 24. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

WICKED Returns to Bristol Hippodrome This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

It is now just two months until WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of The Witches of Oz, will make its highly anticipated return to Bristol Hippodrome from Wednesday 31 January to Saturday 3 March 2018. This spectacular, critically acclaimed and multi record-breaking touring production has just opened in Z rich, to standing ovations and unanimous rave reviews, where it continues until 31 December 2017. (more...)

California Pops Welcomes the New Year With Broadway Meets Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, greets the New Year with songs spanning the Great White Way and the Silver Screen in Broadway Meets Hollywood at Cupertino's Flint Center. Packed full of songs from Tony and Oscar Award winners, Broadway Meets Hollywood performs one time only on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 3 p.m. For tickets ($20-$55, standard ticket service fees apply), the public can visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (650) 856-8432. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. (more...)

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