Thoroughly Modern Millie

Dick Scanlan and Jeanine Tesori’s Thoroughly Modern Millie is a raise-the-roof tribute to the indomitable spirit of New York and the diverse people who call it home and features showstopping numbers like "Forget About the Boy" and "Gimme Gimme." Starring Ashley Park (Mean Girls, The King and I) with direction by Encores! Resident Director Lear deBessonet, and playwright Lauren Yee working with the show’s original authors as creative consultant, the team will explore the work with a fresh perspective to deliver a thoroughly modern Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
The Group Rep presents a musical staged reading of PEACH BOY, based on a 200 year old favorite fairy tale character Momotaro, book and lyrics by Tony Pinizzotto, music by Phil Luna, directed by Hisato Masuyama. PEACH BOY is a timeless tale of love, adventure, and coming-of-age; crafted to excite as it restores your faith in never being told you're too old to dream. Two performances only! Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm and Wednesday, July 3 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Jessie Mueller, Gavin Creel. Seth Rudetsky and more will head to Provincetown this summer!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Something great is coming! Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story has officially started filming and is set to release at the end of next year! To get you all ready to see the Jets and Sharks on the big screen, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the movie, from the casting to a peek at the film's Maria, Rachel Zegler! Check it all out!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 27, 2019
On this day, we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces the line-up of new musicals for their 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival events will kick off on Wednesday, October 23, with the return of The 46th Minute Concert.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Thoroughly Modern Millie opens in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre on August 3 for a season of 11 performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
 The Philly POPS will give three performances during the annual Wawa Welcome America Festival, including POPS on Independence with Disney Princess Susan Egan and POPS on the Parkway with Academy and GRAMMY award-winning superstar Jennifer Hudson.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Summer Stock Stage's Thoroughly Modern Millie with performances June 27 - 30 on the Indiana Repertory Theatre OneAmerica Main Stage. Check out photos below, and get your tickets here!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a stellar cast of acclaimed Broadway and TV stars for The Language Archive, launching the Tony Award-winning theatre company's celebratory 50th Anniversary season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Following a sold-out engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko in 2018, The Broadway Princess Party will perform at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2019
Bid to win 4 tickets to see Disney Frozen The Broadway Musical in New York City!
by Chris Arneson - Jun 22, 2019
Fresh out of starring in their spring musical, two Colorado teens are about to make their Broadway debuts this Monday.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 21, 2019
"I had been looking for a reason to come back, and do another show here, so I was pleased when my managers sent me to audition for TREASURE ISLAND [A MUSICAL ADVENTURE]. Doing new work is always great; I love that process where I get to be more involved in the actual creation." Broadway star Aaron Ramey is explaining how he has come to find himself back in Maine to play the plum role of Long John Silver in MSMT's East Coast premiere of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's new epic musical which plays at the Pickard Theater from June 26 - July 13, 2019. Ramey had been an intern in 1997 while he was still a student at Otterbein University. "Ironically," he notes, "that was the summer of renovatios and MSMT performed at Crooker Auditorium, so this production will actually be my first time on the Pickard stage." He recalls the shows from that season: "I was in SWEENEY TODD, CAROUSEL, and TOMMY. I wasn't a good enough dancer to be in THE MUSIC MAN, but I did get to carry the pool table across stage, and in A CHORUS LINE, I played trombone in the pit," he laughs. "And then, too, I knew Michael Nigro [who plays Jim Hawkins] from a workshop we had both been in in New York, and he had urged me to audition."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
The creative team behind the long-awaited revival of Jerry Springer - The Opera have announced details of the final cast members to complete the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Transport Group has announced its 2019-2020 mainstage season of two productions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater, will shine a spotlight on talented teens during the Teen Conservatory production of "Les Miserables." Tickets are available for performances taking place on Aug. 1-4 and 6-10 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 2, 4, and 9 at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Actors Fund announced today that, in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center's series Life on Stage, tickets are now on sale for a special evening celebrating the smash hit, reimagined production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! - the recent recipient of two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
by Guest Blogger: Abby Linderman - Jun 20, 2019
BroadwayWorld is bringing you the inside scoop on this year's Jimmy Awards with student blogger Abby Linderman- a nominee from Denver's Bobby G Awards. Earlier this year, she won the title of Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Millie Dillmount in Valor Christian High School's Thoroughly Modern Millie. Read Abby's first entry below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
3-D Theatricals concludes its 10th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, SHREK The Musical, directed and choreographed by David F.M. Vaughn. SHREK The Musical, featuring music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, will play August 9-25, 2019 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Julie Andrews will lend her voice to the character of "Lady Whistledown" in Netflix and Shondaland's upcoming 'The Untitled Bridgerton Series.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Colorado Theatre Guild's 14th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, located at 10075 Commons St. Lone Tree, CO 80124. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a catered reception at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets are $35 for CTG members, $40 non-members or $50 at the door. Tickets go on sale Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 1:00PM MDT through the Lone Tree Arts Center website at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or by calling the box office at 720-509-1000.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Iconic television actor Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley plays the role of Mrs. Meers in Drayton Entertainment's production of the hit Broadway musical comedy, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production launches the 2019 Season at the Huron Country Playhouse running from through June 22 on the Mainstage. Check out video of the production below!
by Mary Alderson - Jun 18, 2019
At first glance, she's an evil villain, kidnapping young women and selling them into human trafficking.  It might be seen as a politically incorrect role, perpetuating a racist stereotype.  And in the wrong hands, it could be.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 17, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in Sunday in the Park with George in London, Desi Oakley returns to Chicago, and more!
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2019
Iconic television actor Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley plays the role of Mrs. Meers in Drayton Entertainment's production of the hit Broadway musical comedy, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production launches the 2019 Season at the Huron Country Playhouse running from through June 22 on the Mainstage. Check out video of the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, legendary songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
More than 22 local school theatre programs were represented tonight at the inaugural Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards (MVHSTA) Showcase, held at the Schuster Center. The Tony Awards-inspired showcase honored schools, students, and directors for artistic excellence in high school theatre during the 2018-2019 school year. The evening began with an opening number, 'This Is Me' from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, and closed with 'You Will Be Found' from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, performed by more than 50 local theatre students. Emcee, Leah Thomas, MVSTA adjudicator and coordinator, announced awards for Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Production of a Best, Lead Actress and Lead Actor as well as awards for technical theatre and direction, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth begins performances on Thursday, July 11 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, and runs through August 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is thrilled to announce that Tony Award-winning set designer David Gallo will return to Manila to design sets for the company's highly-anticipated staging of SWEENEY TODD, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan.
by Abigail Charpentier - Jul 20, 2019
Everyone loves a little nostalgia, especially when it comes to their favorite television shows and movies growing up. For millennials and Gen Z-ers, these probably include a few DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movie) and series. Several of the stars of these films and TV shows have gone on to further their acting and singing careers on Broadway, and some even got their start on the stage. Below is a list of stars that you may or may not know have a few theatre credits under their belt!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater, recently wrapped up its 2019 'Star in a Show' and 'Star in a Show, Jr.' summer education programs with public performances of 'The Wizard of Oz.'
by Jim Munson - Jul 2, 2019
Melissa Momboisse is thrilled to be returning to her favorite role of Penny Pingleton in Bay Area Musicals' new production of "Hairspray," running from July 6th to August 11th at San Francisco's Victoria theater. Ms. Momboisse (pronounced "mom-boyce") is a veritable fixture of the Bay Area musical theater scene, known for her energetic and varied performances in a long and eclectic list of roles. Melissa also courageously beat Stage IV Hodgkins' Lymphoma 3 years ago, and when she survives 2 more years she gets to officially call herself a cancer survivor. She recently spoke with BroadwayWorld by phone about the joys and challenges of maintaining a thriving theatrical career while dealing with serious health challenges.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that Beth Leavel, Tony Award winner & star of the current smash hit Broadway musical The Prom, will join the Broadway @ The Art House series hosted and music directed by Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown for two shows on August 18th & 19th to launch Carnival Week. For tickets and information, please visit http:ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will charm audiences at The Gateway with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song, "The Sound of Music."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Skin of Our Teeth is now open at Berkshire Theatre Group! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The musical stage production of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, begins touring North America with a premiere in the fall of 2020. Featuring the Grammy Award winning, #1 hit single 'Up Where We Belong', AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is an uplifting production that celebrates triumph over adversity and includes one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen.
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2019
The news getting your spirit down? Let Neil Haskell 'Lift it Up' in the latest video from the Singing Revolution studio sessions. The Euro-pop song, written by Tony Spinosa and James Bearhart for their original musical Singing Revolution, is a rousing anthem in which the lead character, Heinz Tamm, rallies his fellow countrymen into celebrating their cultural pride in the face of a Soviet Union occupation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
As The Old Globe's 2019 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues, the theatre today announced the cast and creative team of the love-filled tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to direct the greatest love story of all time, after helming a smash-hit production of Othello and a sales-record-breaking production of Hamlet. Performances will run August 11 - September 15 outdoors under the stars in the Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run August 11-16, with opening night on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 35 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its main stage season with 'Shrek the Musical,' a hilarious fairy tale adventure based on the beloved animated film and children's book, playing July 26 to August 10. Staged on the grounds of the Richter House Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings, with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday August 1 and 8.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Jack Viertel, who has run New York City Center's Encores! series for the past twenty years, has just announced that he will resign from his position as Artistic Director at the end of the 2020 season.
by Jim Munson - Jul 16, 2019
Broadway and TV actor Frances Jue is currently starring in TheatreWorks' production of Julia Cho's 'The Language Archive.' Mr. Jue recently talked to BroadwayWorld about his lengthy and surprising career path, from his formative experiences with Stephen Sondheim and TheatreWorks to working with Tony winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, and of course his continuing role on the CBS television series 'Madam Secretary.' His fascinating story serves as an inspiring example for anyone who doesn't see a clear path to success or struggles to find a place to fit in.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Fraser Entertainment Group's AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY will be back at LA's Rockwell Table and Stage with another new cast of performers. The celebration of the Broadway Songbook will take place on Sunday, July 21st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).
by Krista Garver - Jul 13, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
With a bountiful supply of faith, trust, and pixie dust, a brand-new production company is ready to take the stage in Abilene. Kicking off their opening act on Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 PM, Highmont Events welcomes stars of stage and screen in Broadway Princess Party as they make their debut on the Historic Paramount Theatre (352 Cypress St, Abilene, TX) stage. Tickets ranging from $20-$99 will be on sale beginning at 10 p.m. CST on Thursday, July 11 at www.HighmontEvents.com. But certain as the sun rising in the east, this unforgettable event is sure to be one hot ticket!
by Peter Nason - Jul 1, 2019
This is one fast and furiously entertaining show!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Broadway-hopeful production of Cagney, based on the life of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' star Academy Award winner James Cagney, has completed its casting and returns to the stage, opening Pioneer Theatre Company's (PTC) season this fall.