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Majestic Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.

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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.


Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

Jahi Kearse returns to B Street For MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Fresh off a successful run of Ain't Too Proud at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Jahi Kearse returns to B Street to play Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the original production Martin Luther King Jr. & The Sound of Freedom as the first play of the 2019 Family Series. Kearse plays Motown founder and record executive Berry Gordy in Ain't Too Proud, a hit new musical about the life and times of The Temptations. Immediately following Sound of Freedom Kearse will join his Ain't Too Proud castmates in New York City for a Broadway run of the musical at the Imperial Theatre, reprising his role as Gordy. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

Spotlight Theatre Company Introduces The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Spotlight Theatre Company, a Staten Island theatre and production company, is introducing the smash hit musical, MAMMA MIA!. This entertaining performance features principals Amy Decker, Charlie Siedenburg, Jennifer Neuland Gerlach, John Watson Stewart, Shelby Caffrey, and Steve Witting and many more cast members. (more...)

Marjo Bernay to Receive Service Award at Art Directors Guild Annual Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Marjo Bernay, a veteran entertainment IATSE activist for over four decades, will be honored with a special Service Award from the¬†Art Directors Guild¬†(ADG, IATSE Local 800) at its 23rd¬†Annual¬ďExcellence in Production Design Awards.'¬† The ADG Service Award is given to exemplary employees or members with a long history of work for the Guild. The black-tie gala, themed¬†¬ďLandscape of the Imagination,¬Ē¬†will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by President Nelson Coates¬†ADG¬†and Awards Producer Scott Moses¬†ADG. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD, SISTER ACT 3 and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's January Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

There have been many announcements in the last month about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. RENT LIVE released additional casting, Glenn Close spoke about the upcoming SUNSET BOULEVARD film, ALADDIN released first look cast images, and SISTER ACT 3 was announced from Disney+. (more...)

Ceri Dupree Heads Back To Gate69 In Cape Town With New Show, 'Immaculate Deception'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

As one of the UK's top female impersonators, Ceri Dupree has been delighting audiences in Britain and around the world for almost 30 years. Aside from writing and producing his own shows, his extensive musical theatre credits include Hello Dolly, The Wizard of Oz and The Rocky Horror Show. He famously appeared at Madame Jo Jo's in London's West End for two years followed closely by a three-year residency at Minsky's Music Hall in Cardiff. Over the years he has impersonated almost every female star in the business in shows such as The Ceri Dupree Spectacular, Duprees a Crowd, Totally Frocked Up and Missleading Ladies, to name but a few. (more...)

BWW Interview: Logan Marks of RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Fisher Theatre says You Can Always Use More Love In Your Life!
by Katie Laban - Jan 7, 2019

RENT is coming back to Detroit! The Detroit engagement is part of the 20th Anniversary Tour and will be here from January 8th -20th at the Fisher Theatre. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Logan Marks, who plays the role of Mark in the 20thAnniversary Tour of RENT, about the show, his iconic role, and why RENT is still going strong 20 years later. Check out our conversation below! (more...)

Art Directors Guild Announces Nominations for 23rd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

¬†The¬†Art Directors Guild¬†(ADG, IATSE Local 800)¬†has announced nominations for the¬†23rd¬†Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards¬†in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Awards, themed¬†¬ďLandscape of the Imagination,¬Ē¬†on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Today's announcement was made by Art Directors Guild President Nelson Coates,¬†ADG, and Awards Producer Scott Moses,¬†ADG. (more...)

BWW Feature: What's Exciting on the Upcoming Maine Theatre Scene for 2019?
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jan 6, 2019

It is the winter doldrums here in North Country, but what better way to combat those blues than to take in an entertaining, moving, or inspiring evening at one of Maine's fine theatre companies? And if not in winter, why not plan ahead by subscribing to some of these companies or buying seats for one of the many exciting upcoming events for 2019? To assist you in your planning, BWW offers these picks of the ten productions and company repertoire to which we look forward most. (more...)

BWW BLOG: 2019 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 6, 2019

BWW BLOG: 2019 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities (more...)

We're Not In Kansas Anymore! THE WIZARD OF OZ Takes McCallum Audiences Over The Rainbow
by David Green - Jan 5, 2019

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, travels over the rainbow to Palm Desert for five performances at the McCallum Theatre. Performances are Friday, January 25, at 8:00pm; Saturday, January 26, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, January 27, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Jackson Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Jackson Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

Regal Entertainments Brings BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to The Stockport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Regal Entertainments is bringing its smash hit production of Beauty and the Beast to The Stockport Plaza for Easter 2019. (more...)

LIGHTS, CAMERA, CURE To Raise Money For American Cancer Society Relay For Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

"Lights. Camera. Cure." is a special theatrical event to be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6 pm) - a musical fundraiser featuring classic film hits as sung by local performers at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. (more...)

Industry Minds On Mental Health In The Arts
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld caught up with Scarlett Maltman and Cathy Read to chat about their podcast Industry Minds and why they feel that we need a stronger focus on mental health in the arts.BroadwayWorld caught up with Scarlett and Cathy Read to chat about their podcast Industry Minds and why they feel that we need a stronger focus on mental health in the arts. (more...)

BWW Feature: AN EVENING OF CABARET WITH JOHN DAVIDSON at Private Performance
by Debbie Hall - Jan 18, 2019

Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller will open up his home for an intimate night of entertainment to benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada. AFAN's 6th Evening of Cabaret returns with Broadway and television star and Strip entertainer John Davidson performing on Jan. 25. (more...)

New Children's Theater Classes Emerge In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

New York City Theater Company, Blue Pearl Theatrics is hosting multi- faceted children's theater classes which focus on building essential life and performing arts skills for students ages 6-11 years old beginning February 9, 2019. (more...)

Gene Watson Brings Country Classic To Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Considered one of the most masterful vocalists in classic country, Gene Watson is called "The Singer's Singer " by his many peers. His powerful voice and multi-octave range delivers chart-toppers like"Fourteen Carat Mind," "Paper Rosie," "Nothing Sure Looked Good On You" and "Farewell Party" with a beauty that's smooth, mellow and true. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

The Sheen Center Presents POETRY IN AMERICA Featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) brings the'Poetry in America' experience live to the stage of the Loreto Theater, Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:30PM. (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Opens in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Casting of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Casting is now complete for the upcoming classic family musical Annie, produced by Broadway Method Academy. A host of Broadway actors will be featured alongside the Academy's 45 students. (more...)

Milagro Presents the North American Premiere of LA SEGUA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Starting February 7, 2019, Milagro presents the North American Premiere of Alberto Ca√Īas Escalante's La Segua, with original music by Carlos Escalante Macaya directed by Roy Antonio Arauz. La Segua runs from February 7 to March 2, 2019 in the Milagro Theatre. (more...)

Ceri Dupree Heads Back To Gate69 With Immaculate Deception
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Ceri Dupree heads back to Gate69 with Immaculate Deception, from 6 February to 16 March 2019 As one of the UK's top female impersonators, Ceri Dupree has been delighting audiences in Britain and around the world for almost 30 years. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Is Back By Popular Demand At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its fifth season of our TYA Family Series... James and The Giant Peach. With book by Timothy Allen McDonald, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, James and The Giant Peach will preview from February 15 through February 17; regular performances will begin February 17 and continue through March 3 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Judy Garland WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER Gets World Premiere In March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The NEW book musical, JUDY GARLAND "World's Greatest Entertainer" premieres at the baby grand in Wilmington on March 22 - March 30 for six performances. (more...)

POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN And RAMONA Launch New York Theatre Barn 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

New York Theatre Barn's 12th season begins with its signature New Works Series on Monday, February 4th, 2019 with exclusive pre-premieres of the new musicals Postcard American Town and Ramona. (more...)

Epstein Theatre Lines Up A Season Of Family Fun
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Epstein Theatre continues its strong tradition of programming the finest selection of family entertainment, with plenty on the bill to keep the little Epsteinies entertained in the coming months. (more...)

BWW Previews: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at The Baby Grand
by Greer Firestone - Jan 14, 2019

The NEW book musical, JUDY GARLAND 'World's Greatest Entertainer' opens at the baby grand in Wilmington on March 22 - March 30 for 6 performances. Written by Delaware native Playwright Greer Firestone, the show takes place in 1961, 2 weeks after Judy's legendary concert at Carnegie Hall which critics termed 'the greatest night in show business history'. This ORIGINAL musical has aspirations past the baby grand. National producers will be invited. (more...)

Celebrate Black History Month At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture celebrates Black History Month with three special events featuring and representing some of the preeminent Black writers, artists and activists of our time. Tickets/reservations are available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office.   (more...)

Judy Garland Musical CHASING RAINBOWS Gets the OK from Liza Minnelli Following Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new Broadway-bound musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, just had an industry presentation in New York City. The musical has reportedly earned the approval of one very important guest, Liza Minnelli. She told Deadline:  (more...)

Internationall Holocaust Day Of Remembrance Observed At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over The Rainbow To Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Society for the Performing Arts presents the greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz touches down in Houston at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts from February 23-24 for four shows. (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Lead CHASING RAINBOWS Industry Presentation Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new Broadway-bound musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, will have an industry presentation today, January 10, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS BORN at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 10, 2019

If you were to ask anyone who they think was one of the greatest all-around performers of the twentieth century, chances are Judy Garland would definitely be one of the most popular answers. It's hard to fathom all she accomplished in her short 47 years of life. It's even more challenging to consider what would have been had she lived longer. (more...)

BWW Interview: The King Of The Forest! Nick Pearson Opens Up About Playing The Cowardly Lion In THE WIZARD OF OZ At The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 10, 2019

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, travels over the rainbow to Palm Desert for five performances at the McCallum Theatre. Performances are Friday, January 25, at 8:00pm; Saturday, January 26, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, January 27, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. Nick Pearson plays the Cowardly Lion in this iteration. I had the chance to chat with Nick about all things 'Oz' and his personal trajectory that led him over the rainbow. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

BWW Review: 18 for 2018: The Best Local Shows & Performances of the Year
by Peter Nason - Dec 26, 2018

BWW reviewer, Peter Nason, celebrates 2018 with his choices for the best in local theatre (Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota) that the past year had to offer. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, December 26: Judy Garland Makes Her Showbiz Debut As 'Baby Frances'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 26, 2018

On this day in 1924 at 2 1/2 years old, Judy Garland, billed as Baby Frances, made her show business debut (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Arkansas Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Arkansas Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Central Pennsylvania Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Delaware Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Detroit Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Jackson Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Jackson, MS Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Madison Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Norway Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Norway Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

International Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! Set To Sparkle At The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a rare four-week run of the sunny and funny musical that took Broadway by storm: Mamma Mia! (more...)

Jessica Mortellaro Joins The Cast Of Duets With The Write Teacher(s) Volume 7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

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

Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical Kicks Off The New Year At First Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Milwaukee theater audiences young and old are in for a real treat this January when First Stage proudly presents Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical, Book by Dennis Kelly and Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin. (more...)

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