The Wiz on Tour


Photo Flash: Harlem Rep Skips Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ, Extended Through January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 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 three times. (more...)

David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong & PRETTYMUCH Join FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Ken Jeong, David Alan Grier and PRETTYMUCH have joined the cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Again Into January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Fremont's BEAUTY & THE BEAST Leads Best Production for Young Audiences!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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; CAMEO's NEXT TO NORMAL Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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; SHE KILLS MONSTERS Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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; Tampa Rep's FLYING Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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...)

Broadway Records Announces MAD LIBS LIVE! Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Mad Libs Live! (Original Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday December 15, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

The Sun Comes Out Tomorrow with Starry ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 21th, 2017: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Opens Tonight and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS opens tonight at the August Wilson Theatre and more! (more...)

HAMLISCH UNCOVERED Album, Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Nancy Opel, Tony Sheldon and More, Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Hamlisch Uncovered will be released digitally on Friday, December 15, 2017 and in stores on Friday, January 26, 2018. (more...)

LeeAnet Noble Debuts New Show At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents LeeAnet Noble in In My Shoes on Thursday March 29, 2018 at 9:30pm. Internationally critically acclaimed multi-talented performer (STOMP, Drumstruck, Lion King Experience series, Rick Owens Paris Fashion Week) who has worked with and/or opened for such artist as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and more, makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in her tour de force show In My Shoes taking you through her thirty year journey in the arts via stirring vocals, eclectic compositions, percussive dance and live drumming in the fashions of super designer Rick Owens of Paris. Featuring music stylings of her mother critically acclaimed vocalist and drummer Lauretta Noble and world renowned New York based chamber band CompCord Ensemble. (more...)

Bryson, McCoo, Davis Jr., Studdard and Whatley Bring The COLORS OF CHRISTMAS To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 21, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Colors of Christmas on Friday, December 8, at 8:00pm. A holiday tradition at the McCallum, Colors of Christmas celebrates its 25th anniversary with Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Ruben Studdard and Jody Whatley. (more...)

Blue Jupiter to Release 'TWISTED BROADWAY, VOLUME 1' Album This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Blue Jupiter: Twisted Broadway, Volume 1 (An A Cappella Album) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday November 24, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' MANKIND
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 20, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will present Mankind, the world premiere of 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...)

Broadway's Peggi Blu to Perform SINATRA IN BLU at the Triad Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017

On Sunday, December 3rdth at 8:00 pm Lee Summers' 'Just A Piano' Concert Series presents Broadway's Peggi Blu in a return to the Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street. In Sinatra in Blu, Ms. Blu demonstrates her gospel/soulful beginnings; her Broadway brilliance and Recording Artist chops in a virtuosic evening of classic song and story telling (more...)

A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT to Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 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! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN Leads Best Tour!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld REGION Awards; West Side Story Leads Best Production of a Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; PART OF THE PLAN Leads Best New Work!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; ALL MY SONS Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Diversionary Theatre presents IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

He's back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the next installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM. This year promises to be just as popular, and due to limited performances tickets are expected to sell out quickly. (more...)

Broadway Records Announces Kelly Hall-Tompkins: THE FIDDLER EXPANDING TRADITION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Kelly Hall-Tompkins: The Fiddler Expanding Tradition will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 26, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Caissie Levy and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

This December, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents a spectacular holiday lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)


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$5 Lottery for Robert O'Hara's MANKIND Opens Today at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, December 4, for the LIVE for FIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere 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...)

Mary J. Blige to Perform at Atlanta's Fox Theatre 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Mary J. Blige, multi-Grammy Award-winning singer, will perform at Atlanta's legendary Fox Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at 8 p.m. Mary J. Blige, an iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, is a figure of inspiration, transformation, and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2017
by - Dec 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

BWW Exclusive: 'Tis the Season for Shopping! The 2017 BC/EFA Holiday Gift Guide Has Arrived!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 11, 2017

It's December, y'all! Time for snow storms, egg nog, those giant ornaments that show up on 6th avenue across the street from Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Joe Iconis and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Feinstein's/54 Below This Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

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

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR THE MUSICAL Leads Best New Work!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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; CAMEO's Next to Normal Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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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