The Wizard of Oz on Tour


A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Return to Walnut Street Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

It's time for families and friends to come together and enjoy Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, live on stage. Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' heartwarming hour-long musical adaptation of Dickens' classic novel runs from November 25th through December 23rd. (more...)

Alexander Upstairs Presents Mae Sithole's 'Music Revolution'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Mae Sithole has graced stages from the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Dakar - Senegal, HIFA (Zimbabwe) to Nice - France, and her home country Zimbabwe. In Cape Town, Mae has performed at the Alma Cafe, the Barleycorn Music Club, the Armchair Theatre, the Blah Blah Bar and the Alexander Bar. (more...)

VIDEO: David Rowen Creates 'The Oz Medley' for WICKED's 14th Anniversary on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

In celebration of Wicked's 14th anniversary, New York actor and musician David Rowen has created a music video featuring an a cappella medley of music from Wicked, The Wiz, and The Wizard of Oz. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Turns PHANTOM Upside Down
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 29, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES is a very misunderstood musical, much like the charactor 'Phantom of the Opera.' This show is the sequel to 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA', and it turns PHANTOM upside down. If you watched The Wizard of Oz on television for many years, then went to see WICKED, you were probably in shock that two sides to the same story can be so radically different. What we thought we were seeing in PHANTOM, was Raoul's view. The new show is from Christine's perspective. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Ingersoll Leads La Mirada Audiences to THE END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with (more...)

Angela Ingersoll to Star as 'Judy Garland' in END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre, with Angela Ingersoll starring as Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter, featuring musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and directed by Michael Matthews. (more...)

Irving Berlin's THIS IS THE ARMY to Celebrate 75th Anniversary at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a 75th Anniversary concert of Irving Berlin's This is the Army on Veterans Day, November 11 at 9:30 PM. Irving Berlin's This is the Army - performed for the first time since World War II - weaves songs from the musical with a behind-the-curtain story of the soldiers involved. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Play 'Louise' in Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

This holiday season Lorna Luft, the beloved performer and daughter of film and television icon Judy Garland, will star as Louise in The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, which began rehearsals this week. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Celebrate The Holidays With Hilarious THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Richmond Triangle Players celebrate the holidays with a revival of one of its most acclaimed productions, David Sedaris's hilarious The Santaland Diaries and Seasons Greetings. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Carrie St. Louis, Linda Eder and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 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...)

Molly Pope, Wayne Wilcox and More Join Constantine Maroulis in BULLDOZER: THE BALLAD OF ROBERT MOSES Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Bulldozer Partners in association with Aaron Grant Theatrical has announced that previews of the off-Broadway engagement of BULLDOZER: THE BALLAD OF ROBERT MOSES, will begin on Saturday, November 25, 2017 and will run through Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE JR.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Centenary Stage Company and Centenary University's all student NEXTstage Repertory presents the fan favorite Schoolhouse Rocks Live Jr. November 2 through 6 in the Little Theatre located on the campus of Centenary University at 400 Jefferson Street. Performances are Thursday, November 2 at 7:30PM; Friday, November 3 at 8PM; Saturday, November 4 at 2PM; Sunday, November 5 at 5PM and Monday, November 6 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Jonathan Bailey, Ben Batt, Lucy Black Join THE YORK REALIST at Donmar Warehouse; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres today announce full casting for Donmar Associate Director and Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Robert Hastie's new revival of Peter Gill's modern masterpiece The York Realist. (more...)

Cast Announced For Big Noise Theatre's 'Especially For Kids' THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Big Noise Theatre has just announced the cast for its upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz, part of its returning 'Especially For Kids' program. (more...)

UM School of Theatre and Dance to present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance will present Peter and the Starcatcher, a wildly entertaining play for the holidays, to audiences later this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three presents SOLSTICE: STORIES & SONGS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Let some of Dallas' best actors tell you a story! The winter solstice has inspired storytellers for thousands of years from cultures all over the world. Dallas-favorite performers Denise Lee, Paul Taylor, Marti Etheridge, Ian Mead Moore, and Sara Prejean will celebrate the holidays with Solstice: Stories and Songs for the Holidays, a unique family-friendly collaboration from Michael Federico and Jeffrey Schmidt. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Brisbane Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

The world's favourite musical has returned to Australia. Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz will have its Australian Premiere in Brisbane tonight at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC before travelling to the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from 30 December, the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 3 April, and the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, from 15 May. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Larry Alexander to Premiere Solo Cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Broadway veteran Larry Alexander premieres a new solo cabaret, I Have Dreamed: The Music of Richard Rodgers, in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series November 29 and 30. Mr. Alexander will be accompanied by Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy on the piano. (more...)

The Wizard Of OZ to Follow the Yellow Brick Road To Greenbelt Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Dorothy and Toto travel to Oz and join a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in search of the Wonderful Wizard. (more...)

Alison Levier to Lead Phoenix Productions' SEUSSICAL at The Count Basie
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Monroe resident Alison Levier will be playing a lead role in Phoenix Productions' upcoming November revival of Seussical. This show will take place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a two-weekend run beginning November 10th. (more...)

New Children's Book 'Becoming Judy Garland' Explores The Young Life Of 'Miss Show Business' On The Road To Oz
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

In 1939, the world fell in love with Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. The classic M-G-M film is one of the most beloved ever and its star became one of the greatest entertainers in show business history. Becoming Judy Garland (Tribal Clef Books; November 2017) is the new children's book from bestselling author Randy L. Schmidt. Readers will discover how Frances Gumm, this little girl with the BIG voice, went from vaudeville to movie stardom and landed the role of a lifetime. (more...)

Edward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Yellow Brick Road Leads The Amusing RUBY SLIPPER CHRONICLES To The Arts Centre Gold Coast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Aur lie Roque is not in Kansas anymore, as she gets set to arrive at The Arts Centre Gold Coast this November 3 and 4, performing her new cabaret, Ruby Slipper Chronicles. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse presents A FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

It's that time of year, when the Playhouse d cor hangs quite full of cheer and onstage music, dancing, Christmas-time romancing brings classic songs to mind, love and hope combine, in a Flat Rock holiday revue! That's right, folks! Tis' the season for frosted windowpanes, candy canes, sleigh rides and chestnuts roasting on an open fire holiday traditions made extra special by experiencing them with loved ones! But before the calendar is full with the fun and festivities of the season, add a NEW holiday tradition to this year's Christmas schedule, A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! In an original revue with holiday favorites for the whole family, Flat Rock Playhouse brings the spirit and magic of Christmas to life onstage Vagabond style! A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas will run November 25th through December 22nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. (more...)

Josh Freilich and Kate Chadwick Featured in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, present The Songs of Josh Freilich and Kate Chadwick on December 9th, 9:30pm. (more...)

Yellow Brick Road Leads The Amusing RUBY SLIPPER CHRONICLES To The Arts Centre Gold Coast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Aur lie Roque is not in Kansas anymore, as she gets set to arrive at The Arts Centre Gold Coast this November 3 and 4, performing her new cabaret, Ruby Slipper Chronicles. (more...)

Cast Announced for West End Transfer of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Casting is today announced for the West End transfer for Bob Dylan's and Conor McPherson's Girl From the North Country, following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic. (more...)

Los Altos Stage To Manage Los Altos Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Los Altos Stage Company (LASC) and The City of Los Altos Recreation & Community Services Department are pleased to announce a new partnership wherein LASC will manage the City's longstanding drama program for local children and teens, the Los Altos Youth Theatre (LAYT). Beginning in 2018, LASC will organize and produce three LAYT shows each year, starting in March with the stage adaptation of the classic children's fantasy adventure, The Phantom Tollbooth (auditions will take place in early January; email jillian@losaltosstage.org for more information). (more...)

BWW Review: THE EXORCIST, Phoenix Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Nov 2, 2017

The iconic film loses its way on transition from screen to stage in disappointing adaptation low on shocks. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful Lead Performance Elevates END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre
by Michael Quintos - Nov 2, 2017

Peter Quilter's unfiltered, devastatingly intense play, END OF THE RAINBOW, recounts the final months leading up to the death of one of the world's most iconic, treasured stars, Judy Garland, in her lowest depths of despair as she attempts a 'comeback' on the London stage. Now back in Southern California in a thrilling new regional production at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through November 12, this 'play with music' under the excellent direction of Michael Matthews and featuring a powerful, breathtaking performance from Angela Ingersoll showcases a can't-look-away implosion of a beloved icon whose battles with her personal demons make her a relatable human being with real, tangible problems. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Pickerington's ANNIE Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

BWW Interview: Robert Hastie Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sheffield Crucible Theatre
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 17, 2017

Robert Hastie is currently Artistic Director of the Sheffield Theatres, following several years of directing in the West End. He discusses their upcoming Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz and how it feels to return to the space where he made his professional debut as an actor. (more...)

Kat Cunning Releases New Single 'Wild Poppies' Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Kat Cunning shares new single 'Wild Poppies' with BlackBook, available now on Spotify. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Palace Playhouse Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

DSM 2017 Gala Breaks Fundraising Record with $500,000
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

An Evening with the Best of Broadway filled the historic Music Hall at Fair Park with inspiration as philanthropists and corporate leaders came together to elevate the arts during Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) 2017 Gala. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Tour Celebrates 200th Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters has begun their 2017/18 touring season with what is their biggest season to date as they are about to hit a major milestone: their 200th performance. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle and More Set for Jamie deRoy's 'TIS THE SEASON Actors Fund Benefit at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy - the award-winning producer, cabaret, stage, film and TV performer and humanitarian - will bring her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends holiday show to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Stage Left Theatre announces the upcoming Chicago premiere of Insurrection: Holding History, written by Robert O'Hara and directed by Wardell Julius Clark. (more...)

Celebrate The Holidays At Hale Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The holidays are that special time of year when our hearts are full of joy and we're happy to share the Christmas spirit with friends and family. To help you celebrate the joy of the season, Hale Centre Theatre of Gilbert presents its holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 15th consecutive year. Acclaimed as the best Christmas show in the Valley, this year's 51 performances feature two stellar casts of veteran actors and singers. It is a spectacular, heart-warming version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption magically brought to life on the Hale stage. The production is rich with traditional carols, stunning costumes and memorable characters guaranteed to enrich the holiday season for you and your family. Award-winning David Hale Dietlein again directs the production and promises theatre-goers a delightful holiday a treat. (more...)

Breaking: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Close Up Shop; National Tour Will Launch in Fall 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

There are nine remaining weeks to see the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The final performance will be on Sunday, January 14, 2018 after playing 27 previews and 305 regular performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

Ria Jones and Danny Mac Explore Birmingham Before SUNSET BOULEVARD Bow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

This week sees Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard bring the glamour and sophistication of the silver screen to the Hippodrome stage now through Sat 18 Nov. (more...)

Travel Channel's Josh Gates Pursues Alluring Legends in New Season of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates returns to Travel Channel in an all-new season of the top-rated series EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, on Wednesday, December 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Brings High-Flying Fun to This Holiday Season with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama team up with New York City-based 2 Ring Circus to put an acrobatic spin on the beloved family favorite, The Wizard of Oz. Based on the original novel by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 MGM Motion Picture, this stage adaptation contains the familiar characters and popular songs , such as Over the Rainbow and We're Off to See the Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road). The production opens Dec. 1 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. (more...)

The Barricade Boys Add West End Guest Stars to Their Three-Week Run At The Other Palace!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

There's only one month to go until The Barricade Boys arrive at the Other Studio with their Christmas Cabaret, ringing in the season with show tunes and Christmas favourites, for the best party atmosphere in town! Today the special guests who will be joining the Boys are revealed - a different star from the West End or the world of music each night! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director And Choreographer, Amy Marie McCleary of WHITE CHRISTMAS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Nov 13, 2017

AMY MARIE MCCLEARY (Director/Choreographer) is currently a resident director/choreographer for Prather Entertainment Group where she has performed, directed and choreographed for the past twelve years. Most recently, she choreographed the new national tour of The Wizard of Oz with Apex Touring. At the Dutch Apple she has directed and choreographed Cats, Hairspray, 9 to 5 and I Love A Piano. (more...)

STEEL Continues This Month at the Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Seattle theatre and film artists in association with the theatre programs at Seattle Central College and Shoreline Community College have opened their world premiere of STEEL at the Erickson Theatre on Seattle's Capitol Hill. It will continue for the next two weekends. (more...)

Season 42 Lineup Announced for The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

See the full 42nd season lineup at the Noel S. Ruiz Theater below! (more...)

BWW Previews: Wizard of Oz opens at The Playhouse Nov 14
by Greer Firestone - Nov 1, 2017

From playing Dorothy at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati one month to a national tour the next, Kalie Kaimann found her yellow brick road. You never know, you never know. (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Syracuse Stage will host a sensory-friendly performance of 'The Wizard of Oz' on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at 3 p.m. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company's THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Through December
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 1, 2017

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company has announced the extension of its one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz now through December 30th. (more...)

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