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Slip on your ruby slippers and follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy. Itís an exciting, musical adventure as Dorothy and Toto take advice from the Good Witch, wander through Munchkin land and try to outrun the Wicked Witch on their way to find the Wizard of Oz. Help the Scarecrow get his brain, the Tin Man have a heart, the Cowardly Lion find some courage and get Dorothy back home to Kansas in this classic family story.


Theatre Arlington Announces Big Season Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

As the brand-new Interim Executive Producer of Theatre Arlington I am thrilled to announce our brand-new 2018-2019 season. We had to make some changes in our season due to national tours and licensing restrictions. One show change affects the balance of the season as a whole and gave me the opportunity to make new artistic choices. (more...)

Tony Winner Liliane Montevecchi Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony winner Liliane Montevecchi passed away today, June 29, in New York City. She was 85 years old. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes To Southern Idaho Youth Theatrics 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Southern Idaho Youth Theatrics is presenting the young performers' edition of The Wizard of Oz from July 6 to July 14. (more...)

Tyler Hanes, Addie Morales Among Stars Headed to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce additional casting for the 2018 Season. (more...)

Cast Announced For PAGEANT At Sierra Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The breakdown of Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest, is simple. Six contestants from across our vast country are competing for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). (more...)

Broadway and New York City Nightlife Renaissance Man Trent Armand Kendall Passes Away at 51
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2018

Trent Armand Kendall enjoyed a long and thriving career as writer/producer, actor, front man, international headliner, recording artist and radio host. HIs Broadway credits included The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hair, Into the Woods, and the Actors Fund concert of Chess. (more...)

BWW Interview: J. Robert Moore on Sixty Years of the Zilker Summer Musical and ALL SHOOK UP
by Frank Benge - Jun 27, 2018

Who hasn't been to one of the Broadway musical gems that play out in the open air amphitheatre during these blistering hot Austin summers? A gift to the community, the Zilker Summer Musical has been part of Austin for sixty years now. Always free to the public, this year's offering is ALL SHOOK UP, a jukebox musical from 2004 setting Elvis Presley's music to a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's 1602 play Twelfth Night. Since 1959, audiences have placed their blankets and lawn chairs under the stars at the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater to be treated to such Broadway hits as Hairspray, The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Oklahoma, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and L'il Abner to name just a few. Shows that, in many cases, no other theatre in town would produce. BroadwayWorld recently had the opportunity to sit down with J. Robert Moore, the Artistic Director of Zilker Theatre Productions to talk about the Zilker musical as well as the organization. (more...)

Tickets For Gainesville Theatre Alliance's 2018-2019 Season Go On Sale 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Tickets go on sale July 1 for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's (GTA) new theatrical season which will take patrons down the yellow brick road, on the high seas, to 1930s Berlin, backstage during a farce, and into training season. (more...)

Kelrik Productions Announces THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

???????Kelrik Productions presents a stunning new production of The Wizard of Oz Follow the yellow brick road to Kelrik Productions' latest offering, The Wizard of Oz, to be staged at the Performing Arts Center's Spanos Theater for one weekend only July 14th and 15th, 2018.  You will be swept away by our celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends, the Cowardly Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring magical special effects, dazzling choreography and the classic songs you love, including  'Over the Rainbow,' 'If I Only Had a Brain,' 'We're Off to See the Wizard,' and more.   (more...)

Society For The Performing Arts Announces Additions To 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), the largest nonprofit presenting organization of its kind in the Southwest, announces additions to its 2018-2019 season line-up. Since its initial unveiling in May, five shows have been added to SPA's season including eight performances of the legendary Broadway show, Chicago. Also joining the line-up is An Evening with Margaret Atwood, a conversation with the riveting author behind the best-selling novel The Handmaid's Tale, now an Emmy and Golden Globe series available on Hulu. (more...)

The Argyle Theatre Announces The Cast And Creative Team For HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) presents the Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical Hairspray with book by Marc O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).  Performances are set to begin Thursday, July 12, 2018 for a limited run through Sunday, August 26, 2018.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the season July 11-28, 2018 in the Garvin Theatre with the musical, GREASE.  Book, lyrics and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. (more...)

BWW Review: AUDRA MCDONALD Gives a Perfect Concert with the NSO at the Kennedy Center
by Sam Abney - Jun 24, 2018

With so many things to worry about or be sad about in 2018, there is no shortage of people searching for solace wherever they can find it. Thankfully, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald provided that and more during her one-night-only concert with the National Symphony Orchestra last Tuesday. Ms. McDonald, whose limitless abilities have made her the most awarded Broadway performer, gives all she has to those in attendance. The final result is the closest thing to a religious experience one may have in a theater or concert hall. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jun 24, 2018

Through a combination of both some old fashion singing and dancing and modern special effects, the show promises something for everyone. (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit third and final show of its 2017-2018 season, CABARET, is extending through Sunday, August 5 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles (now known as the Kit Kat Klub!). (more...)

SUDS Comes To ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Thirty years ago, three friends got together to create a rollicking little musical called Suds: The Rocking '60s Musical Soap Opera. The show received rave reviews from coast to coast, breaking many box office records at theatres like the prestigious Old Globe Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville and the San Diego Repertory Theater. (more...)

ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival Returns For Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

The ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival offers a season of live, professional musical theatre productions that run from August to October each year. Our Festival is modeled after the 'summer stock' tradition of staging shows: we use a resident company of actors and artists to create a series of musicals, with an all-new production presented every few weeks across our three-month season. (more...)

ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival Presents THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

'Try to Remember' a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. (more...)

Dancers From Broadway, National Tours, And TV Sing In Debut Of #DancerFirst This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2018

A new series for the #dancerfirst premiers at The West End on Tuesday July 10th at 9:30pm! Directed by Ian Connor, Hosted by Jake McKenna (WICKED FROZEN Off-Broadway). Dancers from the National Touring Companies of A CHORUS LINE, NEWSIES, CATS, WICKED, The Wizard of Oz, PIPPIN, THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, FLASH DANCE, FINDING NEVERLAND, 42ND STREET, Broadway's CATS, TV's SMASH, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and Rocketts from THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR leave their dance shoes at home and sing songs of their choice in #DANCERFIRST - A Cabaret. (more...)

Kelvin Fletcher to Appear in Blackpool Operas House's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Blackpool Winter Gardens announce that soap star Kelvin Fletcher will be playing the Tin Man, in this year's unforgettable adventure, The Wizard of Oz at Blackpool Opera House from 07 Dec - 30 Dec. He will be joining X-Factor star Holly Tandy playing Dorothy, alongside Radio Wave's Scott Gallagher as the Cowardly Lion. (more...)


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BWW's On This Day - July 6, 2018
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Liliane Montevecchi
by Walter McBride - Jul 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld reported on June 29th that Tony winner Liliane Montevecchi passed away at 85 years old. Take a look back on some of our favorite memories of Montevecchi, in the photos below. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE Comes to Riverside Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

The hit musical LEGALLY BLONDE explodes on to the stage at Riverside Theatres in July 2018 with a show that is so much fun it should be illegal. The winner of 7 major awards including Best New Musical 2011 at the Olivier Awards, LEGALLY BLONDE is a high-energy romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you've got! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lori B. Lawrence of THE GROWING STAGE in Netcong
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 5, 2018

As summer goes into full swing, The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of NJ in Netcong has their exciting Summer Arts Day Camp for children from Kindergarten through the 8th Grade starting on July 9. Lori B. Lawrence is the Director of Educational Programming for The Growing Stage that includes the theatre's Summer Arts Day Camp, Fall & Winter Classes, and their Broadway Workshop Series. (more...)

The Grand In Ellsworth Holds Week Long 80th Birthday Celebration
by Elaine Bard - Jul 5, 2018

The Grand, in Ellsworth is holding a week long celebration for its 80th birthday! (more...)

Local Theatre Alum Directs During College Break
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

???????Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present Children Of The Battlefield and America The Beautiful running in rotating repertoire July 6-22, 2018. These productions continue the theatre's 10th Season of revivals of some of the theatre's favorite shows. GCT originally presented America The Beautiful and the World Premiere production of Children Of The Battlefield during the 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg in 2013. (more...)

Blake Armitstead Joins The Cast Of DOG WHISTLE At The Loading Dock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

???????Blake Armitstead joins the cast of a staged reading of DOG WHISTLE, a new play by Michael Kimmel, at The Loading Dock on July 12th at 8PM. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical Proves Anything Can Happen When You Let It
by Shari Barrett - Jul 3, 2018

When Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre decided to present MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical as the final production of their 2017-18 Mainstage season, the group had no idea how the old theater adage "The Show Must Go On" would prove the title character's belief that "anything can happen when you let it." You see, the original directing team deserted the production a month before it was due to open, with an incomplete cast in place and tickets already having been sold. How could the challenge be met on time? Let me assure you, thanks to its new directors Kristie Mattsson and Aric Martin, musical directors Andrew Lederman and Daniel Koh, choreographers Lauren Blair and Holly Weber, and producers Anne & Larry Gesling, Spencer Johnson, and Meredith Wright, I would never have known such an additional challenge had been in place given the incredible quality of the production I saw! (more...)

Damsel Productions Announces Abi Zakarian's FABRIC At Soho Theatre And London Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Damsel Productions today announces Abi Zakarian's Fabric in support of Solace Women's Aid, a charity which works to bring an end to the harm done through domestic and sexual violence. Hannah Hauer-King directs a brand new production with Nancy Sullivan as Leah. Opening at Soho Theatre on 13 September, with previews from 11 September, and closing on 22 September, the production then tours to non-traditional theatre spaces in four of Solace's target London boroughs from 24 September to 6 October. (more...)

Original Musical BETWEEN THE SEA AND SKY From Australian Composer Luke Byrne Will Make Off-Broadway Debut At NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

 Australian playwright and composer Luke Byrneis excited to announce his original new musical Between the Sea and Sky will make its Off-Broadway debut later this summer as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. Featuring an original book, music & lyrics by Mr. Byrne, Between the Sea and Skywill play a 5-performance run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row beginning July 31, 2018. (more...)

Harris Center Announces The 2018-19 Season Of Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Featuring shows from around the world and shows from around the corner, the 2018-19 Season of Performing Arts at the Harris Center for the Arts are now on sale. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Take a fun-filled journey down the yellow brick road with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers' Edition! (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce its ninth season, featuring three knockout dramas presented at its new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. This season, Interrobang explores "identity/crisis," with three plays featuring characters on the edge of something new, battling old demons and making room for fresh starts. (more...)

BWW Review: Entertaining but Staid MAMMA MIA! At Theatre by The Sea
by Andria Tieman - Jul 2, 2018

If you take a second to think about it, MAMMA MIA is a very strange musical.  Based on the musical catalog of Swedish superstars ABBA, it takes place on a Greek island where nearly everyone is American.  Classic ABBA hits (with minor lyrical changes) are shoehorned into a skimpy plot, but somehow, probably since this show doesn't take itself too seriously, it all works.  Theatre by The Sea in summer is the perfect venue for a show like this, especially since the audience is likely to also be dressed in the type of summer resort-wear the cast is also wearing.  The whole vibe is a bit like a fancy summer camp with really good singers. The only real hiccup with this production, oddly, is the direction and choreography of TBTS's Artistic Director Kevin P. Hill. Hill has directed many exceptional shows over the years (Sister Act, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz), but the  blocking and lack of movement in key moments of Mamma Mia caused the show to drag in certain spots. (more...)

The Drilling Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

At The Drilling Company's latest production of Twelfth Night, the second production of this summer's Bryant Park Shakespeare series, twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The Wizard of Oz, Yellow Submarine, Andy Warhol, and the works of Doctor Seuss -- an exuberant live-action reimagining. (more...)

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by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018

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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15
by Audition Roundup - Jul 15, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

NewArts and The 1214 Foundation Present Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

NewArts presents Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, August 3 -12 at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. The musical is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The history lesson leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography and stars over 120 area youth onstage, backstage and in the orchestra. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Continues 85th Season With JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

In celebration of 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the rousing, rollicking rock opera Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which will be presented from July 25 - August 12, 2018. (more...)

Kiera-Nicole Brennan and More Announced For St. Helen's Theatre Royal's Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Regal Entertainments are bringing their enchanting panto Beauty and the Beast to St Helens audiences this October half term, and today producers can reveal the full cast. (more...)

Christopher Kale Jones Channels Bobby Darin At Temple Of Music & Art
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Christopher Kale Jones, who sang his way into hearts nationwide as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, will embody the dazzling versatility, passionate voice and quiet charm of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Darin in Darin: Bobby's Biggest Hits, Aug. 11-12 at the Temple of Music & Arts, 330 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson. (more...)

Anthony Scundi Stars As Guido In StageArt's NINE The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

StageArt has announced that Melbourne actor Anthony Scundi will be playing the lead role of Guido Contini in their upcoming production of the Broadway smash hit NINE The Musical. . (more...)

Sandi Toksvig Adapts Treasure Island For Haymarket Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first production from Leicester's newly re-opened Haymarket Theatre will be the world premiere of Treasure Island, penned by national treasure and established author Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake Off, QI). (more...)

Winter Gardens Blackpool to Bring Life Back to the Pavilion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

As the Winter Gardens Blackpool today celebrates its 140th anniversary, plans have been unveiled revealing a partnership between global producers Selladoor Worldwide and operators Blackpool Entertainment Company to bring a fresh lease of creative life to the historic Pavilion Theatre, based within the grade 2* listed venue. During this joint venture, Selladoor Worldwide will lead on programing the space with both produced and received work, whilst Winter Gardens Blackpool will focus on the renovations to save and restore the theatre back to its full former glory for future generations to enjoy. (more...)

Do You Really Think You Know Mother Goose?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

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Interrobang Theatre Presents THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to launch its ninth season, exploring "identity/crisis" with THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Edward Albee's provocative portrait of a marriage in flux. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, THE GOAT will play September 7 - October 6, 2018 at ITP's new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Danielle Hope On LIFE FOR RENT at Live At Zedel
by Fiona Scott - Jul 10, 2018

Danielle Hope has enjoyed a number of principal roles in her career so far: she starred as Dorothy in the 2011 West End revival of The Wizard of Oz, then swapped the iconic ruby slippers for a grubby cap and trench coat as Eponine in Les Miserables. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens AT Pittsburgh CLO 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, July 27 - August 5. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ran for a staggering 13 years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway. Now, Pittsburgh CLO brings this treasured story to life for a new generation, continuing the organization's commitment to providing young patrons the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater at home in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Select half-price tickets for children 3-14 are sponsored by Giant Eagle, offering an affordable option for families to enjoy this timeless tale together. (more...)

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