The Wizard of Oz on Tour


High School Musicals: What Are the Top Shows for Schools?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019

From Broadway superstars to Broadway super fans; Tony winners to Tony viewers- most lovers of the arts can trace their passion back to humble origins- their high school theatre programs. According to the 2018 EDTA High School Play survey, over 26,000 US high schools have a theatre program, which means that hundreds of thousands of teenagers are bit by the theatre bug every year. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY In The #MeToo Era Comes to The Harlem Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019

The Harlem Repertory Theatre's chamber version of the musical Sweet Charity unabashedly ventures into Bob Fosse's adult-themed musical drama about women who make their living in the sex trade. HRT's company of seven talented actor/singers/dancers tell the tale of the abusive (emotionally and physically) cycle in which our star, Charity Hope Valentine, finds herself inextricably trapped. She falls in love with the same wrong man over and over again. The current #MeToo movement inspired HRT's AUDELCO award-winning director and choreographer, Keith Lee Grant, to take on the challenge of mounting this production of Sweet Charity. The #MeToo era has thankfully forced the way we perceive the treatment of women as depicted in this musical from the late 1960s. Charity's desperate yet ever hopeful search for love is in stark contrast to the vicious cycles of abuse that are the 'accepted' realities of her workplace. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Awarded a $17,000 Grant from Community Foundation of Collier County
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional theater, was recently awarded a $17,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County to support education programs throughout the 2019-20 season. (more...)

April 2019 At The TSO: Monumental Works Include Beethoven Eroica Symphony And Mahler Resurrection Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) waltzes into April with masterpieces by Beethoven, Szymanowski, and Mahler, bookended by an irresistible Pops program and a toe-tapping family concert. (more...)

Jimmy Carr, Shane Richie, Jodie Prenger And Milos Karadaglic Feature In New Season At Wolverhampton Grand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

THE OLD GOLD CLUB LIVE on Friday 7 June is a weekly multi-platform podcast and television show that features a different former Wolves player interviewed about their career at Molineux this will be the first opportunity to see it live this summer and on the Grand Theatre stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mike McLean as Captain Georg von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Mar 6, 2019

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is a spectacular show with amazing music and a riveting story to go along with it. As there touring company of THE SOUND OF MUSIC prepares to come to San Antonio, Texas from March 8 to March 10, BWW had a chance to chat with Captain Georg von Trapp (played by Mike McLean) and find out about this amazing production. (more...)

Peterborough New Theatre Announces Prime Pantomime THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

There will be no place like Peterborough this Christmas as the newly relaunched New Theatre announces The Wizard of Oz as their pantomime spectacular running from 14 - 31 December with tickets on sale now. (more...)

WST For Kids Series Continues With PINKALICIOUS: The Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The Walnut Street Theatre for Kids Series (WST for Kids) dishes a delectable delight from March 29 - April 13. In PINKALICIOUS: The Musical, audiences will indulge their sweet tooth alongside cupcake-loving girl, Pinkalicious Pinkerton. (more...)

X-Factor Stars Sean Smith And Lola Saunders Launch THE WIZARD OF OZ Panto
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

LHK Productions proved today that there is no place like LIVERPOOL as the cast of their wicked Easter panto The Wizard of Oz were in the city to launch the show, including X Factor stars Sean Smith and Lola Saunders. (more...)

BWW Interview: Follow the Bluegrass Brick Road! Niki Badua Previews THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Alliance Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - Mar 5, 2019

In the cannon of uniquely American stories, The Wizard of Oz is among the very best. We spoke with star Niki Badua (Dorothy) about the unique style of this show, and what makes this performance so meaningful to her.  (more...)

Taye Diggs-Directed THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announced for Syracuse Stage 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Syracuse Stage announced the shows that will make up the 2019/2020 season: six plays and musicals on subscription plus a special world premiere directed by TV, stage and film actor Taye Diggs.  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present the classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," on Sunday, March 24. The show is produced by Vital Theatre Company. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES' ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

'Mr. Holmes, I am under such a strain that I shall go mad if it continues. Do you think that your powers could shed a little light in the darkness which surrounds me?' asks Enid Stonor. And with these words, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race against time to stop the bizarre murders in an eerie country manor. (more...)

Peterborough's Former Broadway Theatre To Re-open September 2019 As The Peterborough New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Peterborough's former Broadway Theatre is set to re-launch under the new management of Selladoor Worldwide (one of the UK's leading touring theatre producers and no. 38 in The Stage 100's 2019 list of most influential people working in the performing arts industry). (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's March Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

February was full of stage to screen news and we're here to catch you up on all of it! In the biggest news of the month, it has just been confirmed that Glenn Close will star in a Rob Ashford-directed film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, which is set to begin shooting this October! It was also announced that a film adaptation of One Man, Two Guvnors is on the way. Both Lion King and Aladdin released new TV spots and Idris Elba talked about the upcoming Cats film! (more...)

UNMASKED, CHASING RAINBOWS, THE WANDERER and More Announced for Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse announces the lineup for its 2019-2020 season with three premieres and a total of five musicals. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Mykal Kilgore, and More, Perform Movie Hits With the New York Pops
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 16, 2019

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, recently gave a concert entitled Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen, on Friday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson Joins Duets With The Write Teacher(s) Volume 7 At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2019

Amy Jo Jackson joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 7 at Feinstein's/54 Below on April 12th! (more...)

Plaza Theatrical Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ At Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Plaza Theatrical's performance of the children's classic The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, April 14 at 11am & 2pm. Ticket prices range between $10 - $25, plus applicable fees. Purchase online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY. (more...)

VIDEO: He's Truly THE MUSIC MAN! 10 Favorite Theatrical Performances from the Great Hugh Jackman
by Paul Smith - Mar 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week that the star of stage and screen, Hugh Jackman, will be returning to Broadway late next year in The Music Man. We know he'll soon be singing 'Seventy Six Trombones' but what other showtunes has he put his spin on. In anticipation for his great return to the Great White Way, here's Hugh Jackman in many of his theatrical turns. (more...)

The H-K Players Proudly Present THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Click your heels and join us in the newly renovated Haddam-Killingworth High School Auditorium. (more...)

ROBIN HOOD THE MUSICAL World Premier in Sweden
by Annette Stolt - Mar 13, 2019

Drose & Norberg, Sweden's largest family music producer, gives new life to another classic! First came The Wizard of Oz, then Snow White The Musical, the adventure Aladdin and the Jungle Book The Musical. (more...)

Bay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert.  (more...)

VIDEO: Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present the classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," on Sunday, March 17. The show is produced by Vital Theatre Company. (more...)

'Profiles in History' to be a JEOPARDY Category
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Profiles in History is set to be a category on Jeopardy, this Wednesday, March 13th. (more...)

Hattie Morahan & Seth Numrich Will Lead Theatr Clwyd and Menier Chocolate Factory's ORPHEUS DESCENDING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The full cast is announced for the Theatr Clwyd and Menier Chocolate Factory co-production of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Catrin Aaron (Beulah Binnings), Michael Geary (Pee Wee Binnings), Valentine Hanson (Uncle Pleasant), Jenny Livsey (Eva Temple / Woman), Laura Jane Matthewson (Dolly Hamma), Mark Meadows (Jabe Torrance), Ifan Meredith (David Cutrere / Dog Hamma), Hattie Morahan (Lady Torrance), Seth Numrich (Val Xavier), Ian Porter (Sheriff Talbott), Jemima Rooper (Carol Cutrere), Carol Royle (Vee Talbott) and Carrie Quinlan (Sister / Nurse Porter). Public booking for the Menier Chocolate Factory dates opens at 9am today. (more...)

BWW Feature: TTIP AUDITIONS at Theatre In The Park
by Alan Portner - Mar 11, 2019

Community Theater is alive and well in Johnson County Kansas for all Kansas City metropolitan audiences and actors.  I find myself annually amazed at the number of people who show up and audition to participate in the Shawnee Mission Park TTIP outdoor shows and the quality of the performances offered at the 4500 capacity outdoor amphitheater.   For 2019, five-hundred-sixty-one hopefuls attended the tryouts either in person or by video conference. (more...)

Curious George Comes To The Growing Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong presents the musical production of CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL.  The show runs March 15th through 31st with performances Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 PM and a special Opening Night Performance, March 15th at 7:30PM followed by a post-show reception.  Featuring Music by John Kavanaugh and Book & Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon, this production is directed by Danny Campos, TGS Theatre Artist and Audience Development Director with Musical Direction by Stephen Fox and Choreography by Jillian Petrie. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 1, 2019
by - Mar 1, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Prime Pantomimes Announce PETER PAN At Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The sky's the limit this Christmas as Stafford Gatehouse Theatre today announces this year's unforgettable pantomime spectacular as swashbuckling family favourite, Peter Pan, transforms Stafford into Neverland this Christmas from 13 December - 05 January. (more...)

Axelrod PAC Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

'Mamma Mia!',the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will feature four Broadway veterans, including Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) when it premieres at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, running March 8-24. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Spencer Theater Sunday, March 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Fling witches, flying monkeys, talking trees, swirling atmosphere - oh my! (more...)

Cast Announced For The Revival Of MAGGIE MAY at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

SDWC Productions announce the full cast for the revival of the hit British musical Maggie May. With music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and book by renowned dramatist Alun Owen, Maggie May has not been seen on the professional stage in London since its 1964 premiere at the Adelphi Theatre. (more...)

X Factor's Sean Smith And Lola Saunders To Star In THE WIZARD OF OZ At The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Producers today announce the full cast that will take audiences over the rainbow in LHK Productions' wizardly wicked Easter panto The Wizard of Oz, coming to The Epstein Theatre this April. (more...)

Disney's SILLY SYMPHONY In Concert Announced At The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Leonard Maltin, curator of the DVD release of the Silly Symphony series, said "Walt Disney was a visionary.  He used his Silly Symphonies to expand the medium of animation to the limits of his imagination.  They are among Walt's greatest achievements and deserve to be seen and enjoyed by a new generation." (more...)

Set Off To See The Wizard with WOH's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is delighted to be your guide to the land over the rainbow we all know and love -- the magical land of Oz - as they present an unforgettable production of the classic heart-warming musical The Wizard of Oz! Opening on Friday, April 5th, this production will run through Sunday, April 14th at the wonderful Waterville Opera House located in historic downtown Waterville, Maine. With family-friendly times scheduled each weekend, your family is sure to enjoy this memorable musical adventure that reminds us all there's truly 'no place like home.' (more...)

Josephine Sanges' Come Rain Or Come Shine Reprises At The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is proud to present award-winning vocalist Josephine Sanges in a special return for one night only of Come Rain or Come Shine, the Music of Harold Arlen, on Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 pm. Sanges taps the Academy Award-winning songbook of Arlen ('I've Got The World on a String,' 'Stormy Weather,' 'Over the Rainbow, 'Blues in the Night') plus more songs from Hollywood ('The Wizard of Oz,' 'A Star is Born') as well as Broadway ('St. Louis Woman,' 'House of Flowers'). (more...)

Dare To Defy Productions To Present Beloved Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

On March 8 & 9, Dare 2 Inspire: Theatre 4 Young Artists, will present The Wizard of Oz on The Victoria Theatre stage! Join us as 58 young artists bring to life the beloved tale of Dorothy and her three new friends, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Cowardly Lion, as they trot tunefully down an infamous yellow brick road making their way to Emerald City in search of The Wizard of Oz! (more...)

TOTO TALKS! Celebrates Stonewall's 50th And The Wizard Of Oz' 80th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019

In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and The Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks! (more...)

Alliance Presents Folk-Americana THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz based on the beloved classic by L. Frank Baum.  This family-friendly, one-act production will come to life in the Rich Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center March 9 - April 14, 2019.  (more...)

Paramount School of the Arts Holds Grand Opening June 1, Plus Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The new Paramount School of the Arts will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, June 1, 2019, a date that will launch a new era for the live performing arts in downtown Aurora. (more...)

BWW Previews: 2019 Theatre Season Preview in Austria
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 21, 2019

Many things to do in 2019, so much things to come. You better get ready, mark all the important dates in your calendar and make sure to book your tickets. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Immersion Theatre's Production Of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Immersion Theatre's brand new adaptation of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO is currently touring the UK playing to enthusiastic audiences around the country. This high energy, laugh-out-loud family musical is packed with comedy, audience interaction, and original music. (more...)

PETER PAN Announced As Storyhouse's Festive Show For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

A brand-new version of the classic children's story by JM Barrie will be written by Olivier award-winning welsh playwright Gary Owen (Killology Sherman and Royal Court) and staged at Storyhouse between 6 Dec - 12 Jan. (more...)

Mother Daughter Duo Linda Lusardi And Lucy Kane Will Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ Panto at St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Regal Entertainments have announced the full cast of their Easter panto, The Wizard of Oz, which comes to St Helens Theatre Royal from Sat 6 - Mon 22 April. (more...)

Walnut Theatre Announces THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre continues its 210th anniversary season with Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning Best Play, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. Directed by Bill Van Horn, the play begins previews on March 12th, opens on March 20th, and runs through April 28th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Maynard Eziashi, Mohammed Mansaray, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams' critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles which returns by popular demand. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rebecca Trehearn Talks RAGS THE MUSICAL at Hope Mill Theatre
by Fiona Scott - Feb 18, 2019

Rebecca Trehearn recently led the Nottingham Playhouse's production of Sweet Charity as Charity and an Olivier Award-winning performance as Julie LaVerne in Showboat. She speaks to BroadwayWorld UK about her latest role in the Hope Mill Theatre's revival of RAGS The Musical. (more...)

Axelrod Performing Arts Center Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

'Mamma Mia!', the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will feature four Broadway veterans, including Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) when it premieres at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, running March 8-24. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Education Announces Summer Programs for 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater, has finalized its 2019 summer programs for students ages 6 to 18. (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 414