The Wiz on Tour


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Come to Dr. Phillip's Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Outback Concerts with JOBU Presents Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, with special guest Richard Thompson. It's a rock 'n' roll show that feels like fellowship; that's how fans react to a live Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit performance. They bring that experience to the Walt Disney Theater on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. Tickets start at $32.50 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. (more...)

Virgina Stage Company presents Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Virginia Stage Company opens the new year with Jane Austen's most popular literary novel, Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Virginia Stage Company Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance, Pride and Prejudice will sweep you away with its witty, fast-paced exploration of expectations that has become the template for modern romance. Fans of the novel will be thrilled with this faithful adaptation of the story. (more...)

BWW BLOG: Upcoming 2018 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 6, 2018

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BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2018
by - Jan 5, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Directed And Choreographed By Andr De Shields Comes to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

When NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company needed a director for their upcoming co-production of Ain't Misbehavin', they landed an artist who says the show is part of his 'performing DNA.' (more...)

Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Rehearsals begin today for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Mamma Mia!, the celebrated musical that features the music of global pop sensation ABBA. The 5th Avenue Theatre is the first producing theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create its own refreshed version of the show, which toured the world for nearly 20 years. (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Series Returns to the Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second production in its 2017 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Monday, Feb. 26 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie at 7:30 p.m. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. (more...)

Children's Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre Bring THE WIZ to Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) in partnership with Penumbra Theatre will present The Wiz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; directed by Lou Bellamy, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Penumbra Theatre Company, assistant directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris (Broadway credits as Choreographer for A Raisin in the Sun), with music direction by Sanford Moore (Musical Director at Penumbra Theatre). (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

Industry Exclusive: How The Muny Snagged JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY For Their Centennial Season
by Alan Henry - Jan 18, 2018

Programming a theatre season for a major regional theatre can be a major challenge, to put it mildly. Funding, casting, public interest, mandate, and licensing availability are just some of the multitude of challenges and considerations that must be acknowledged - so its no surprise that programming The Muny's 100th season would be a big challenge. (more...)

OKLAHOMA, THE WIZ, RAGTIME, and More Fill TUTS 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has spent the past 50 years serving the Houston community from our first performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre to the more than 300 productions TUTS has staged at Miller, The Music Hall, and now at the Hobby Center. With our 50th Season, we will build upon the legacy, of our founder, Frank M. Young, and confidently step forward into the next 50 years! (more...)

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!
by Misha Davenport - Jan 17, 2018

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced! (more...)

Cast Announced for THE WOLVES at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Game on! The Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, a 'smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer' (The Village Voice), directed by Vanessa Stalling, launches Goodman Theatre's 2018 Owen Theatre season. A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves follows a suburban girls soccer team as they navigate life's big questions and wage their own tiny battles-with all the 'bark and bite' (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. Hailed as 'one of the year's best plays' (The New York Times), The Wolves is DeLappe's break-out play that recently concluded an off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater. Stalling directs the Chicago premiere with an all-Chicago company. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Opens Season with Gospel Musical CROWNS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Lyric Theatre will experience a convergence of faith and fashion next month when it opens its 2018 season with Crowns, a jubilant celebration of African American church ladies and their long-standing love affair with glamorous hats. (more...)

Enjoy ShowTunes & Cocktails at Beacon Bar & Grill!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Spend an evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill, sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at theatreWashington's monthly showTunes & Cocktails. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES Extends Through 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close January 13. It has been extended through June 16, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended four times. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET Congas into Rochester
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

RBTL's Auditorium Theatre is pleased to announce that the Rochester engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! will play RBTL's Auditorium TheatreFebruary 6-11, 2018, as part of the 2017-2018 M&T Bank Broadway Season presented by RBTL and Albert Nocciolino. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000 and the Box Office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 585-277-3325. (more...)


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First Night's Top Ten for 2018 Announced in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 29, 2017

First Night's Top Ten for 2018 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater were revealed last night during a live Facebook broadcast, with the hosts of Midwinter's First Night (Ashley Wolfe, J. Robert Lindsay, Tosha Pendergrast and Ben Pendergrast) announcing the productions and performances recognized among the best of 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: 17 for 2017: The Best Shows & Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 26, 2017

A look back at the very best local productions that 2017 had to offer. (more...)

Broadway Babies Bring New Life To A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents, a darkly funny and entertaining evening featuring the songs of the Obie Award-winning? ?A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant! In an an unforgettable celebration of Kyle Jarrow and Alex Timbers' musical, experience Hey! It' A Happy Day, Science Of The Mind, and Rain like never before! Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway and New York's finest young talent. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville 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 St. Petersburg 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 Chicago 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 Cleveland 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...)

The Holidays Await at 54 Below with Michael Feinstein, Caissie Levy, Lee Roy Reams, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

This 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...)

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Makes Wallis Debut With Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Internationally recognized for its unique blend of African, Afro-Caribbean, modern, street dance and jazz techniques, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) provides brilliant depictions of African-American experiences, past and present. Now the company founded in 1980 and considered one of the premier African-American arts institutions on the West Coast makes its Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts debut featuring three different programs that celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the course of three evenings in the Bram Goldsmith Theater on January 11 13, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with Christmas Crooners
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 20, 2017

As Michael Feinstein say at the start of his show, (with the emphasis on CH) it's the CHOLIDAY season. Michael shows always combine his wonderful musicianship, fantastic wit and American Songbook knowledge to create a memorable evening. His current holiday show is extra special. Joining Michael were two wonderful back up singers, Eliza Bake (from Latvia) and La Juan (from NYC). With arrangements by music director Tedd Firth and Pete Smith, guitar, Phil Palombi, bass, and Mark McLean drums, Christmas Crooners is a fantastic Christmas present you can give yourself. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Release Cast Recording in February 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Broadway Records announced today that ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME will be released on February 9, 2018. The original cast recording is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com (more...)


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Marcus Paul James And Jazz Pianist Addison Frei Release Holiday EP Christmas Gift
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Just in time for Christmas, singer/songwriter Marcus Paul James (RENT, Motown: The Musical, In The Heights) and Pianist/Composer Addison Frei come together as JAMES & FREI to released a holiday EP titled Christmas Gift . This collab brings together a mix of soul and jazz that stir up all the holiday joy and warm one craves this time of year. The EP contains an original title track Christmas Gift that has a nostalgic throwback swing feel as well as their take on a holiday classic The Christmas Song . EP is available on iTunes, Cd Baby, Spotify, and more. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Norm Lewis, Alan Cumming & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2017

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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago 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 Cleveland 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 Nashville 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 St. Petersburg 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...)

LaChanze to Tell Life's Journey in Concert the Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The rhythm is real. The melody intrigues; the lyrics are timeless, and the music takes you on a journey. Tony, Emmy and SAG Award-winner LaChanze returns to the famed Highline Ballroom in a not-to-be-missed concert in a one woman musical journey about her life. (more...)

Charlie Carver Completes Cast for Broadway's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Producers Ryan Murphy and David Stone have announced that Charlie Carver ('The Leftovers,' 'Teen Wolf') will complete the cast of the 50th Anniversary production of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, The Boys in the Band. Carver will play the role of Cowboy. (more...)

American Pops to Present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their star-studded third season with Around the World in 80 Days, the world premiere of a new family-oriented musical written by Claybourne Elder ('Gossip Girl,' Broadway's Sunday in the Park...) and directed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise. (more...)

Gillian Jacobs to Star in KINGS at The Public Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Public Theater has announced complete casting today for the world premiere of KINGS, written by Sarah Burgess. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's MANKIND Begins Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

A friendly reminder that previews begin tomorrow, Friday, December 15 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Mankind, a new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights; Barbecue, In the Continuum, The Brother/Sister Plays). (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Has SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Found Its Broadway Home?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2017

Summer, the new musical based on the life and career of disco diva, Donna Summer, is currently delighting audiences at La Jolla Playhouse, but has the bio-musical already found its Broadway home? (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

HALLMARC'S A CHRISTMAS MURDER and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 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. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Bebe Rexha Sings New Pasek & Paul Song from A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Warner Horizon announced today that singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will open A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! with a performance of the new song Count on Christmas. A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! airs Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Check out Bebe Rexha in the studio recording 'Count on Christmas'! (more...)

GREATEST SHOWMAN Will Air First-Ever Live Theatrical Commercial During A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Holiday Tentpole The Greatest Showman To Unveil Grand-Scale Commercial LIVE. During Three-Hour Live Musical Event A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, Sunday, December 17, on FOX. (more...)

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