Urinetown on Tour


Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff to Body Swap in FREAKY FRIDAY Musical on Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Actresses Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid' and 'Something Rotten!' on Broadway and the stage production of 'Freaky Friday') and Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale,' 'Liv and Maddie') will star in an update of the American classic 'Freaky Friday,' a Disney Channel musical comedy set to begin production this fall for a 2018 debut as part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's AUSTIN THE UNSTOPPABLE to Tour to Houston This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

George Street Playhouse's Educational Touring Theatre, courtesy of a grant from Novo Nordisk, is bringing its musical comedy Austin the Unstoppable to the Houston Independent School District and faith-based organizations in Houston this fall. Austin the Unstoppable in Houston is supported by a grant from Novo Nordisk, a global leader in diabetes care. (more...)

Fox Country Players to present URINETOWN at WCC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Fox Country Players and the Waubonsee Community College Department of Community Education will present 'Urinetown the Musical' on Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14 and 15 at the Waubonsee Community College Auditorium in Sugar Grove. In the play, a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FROZEN's Charlie Williams
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 27, 2017

In this episode: James Walsh is a jack of all trades, who masters them all. His newest endeavors include director with 'As Much as I Can,' a theatrical event focusing on HIV infection in the African American community, and as playwright with an original new play beginning previews this weekend at Queens Theatre in the Park. 'Jimmy And Carolyn' is a hysterical, true-to-life world premiere which opens officially September 22nd. Jimmy and wife Carolyn drive from Florida to idyllic Weekapaug, Rhode Island to celebrate Jimmy's birthday at the fancy beach house of their gay son and his life partner from Costa Rica. Once the pepperoni loaf has been devoured, the Italian cookies eaten, the cigarettes smoked, and the Pinot Grigio drunk, amid the laughter, dark truths are exposed as the family struggles to make sense of their irreconcilable memories of the past, and the choices they face as they move forward. In this episode James discusses taking control of ones own career, being impervious to negativity, and the importance of finding the keyhole into the center of your performance. http://queenstheatre.org/jimmy-and-carolyn (more...)

Lesli Margherita and PJ Griffith to Lead A SCYTHE OF TIME in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The award-winning musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME, was the darling of the New York Musical Festival in 2016 and will get a concert presentation starring original cast Lesli Margherita (Broadway: Matilda. West End: Zoro, Olivier Award) and PJ Griffith (Sleep No More, American Idiot) on Thursday, October 26 at 9:30pm at 54 Below (254 W 54 Street). (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Adds Thursday Matinees Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Curvy Widow, the new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), is currently playing at the Westside Theatre and has announced that beginning October 2, 2017, their schedule will change to include a Thursday matinee. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

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Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Tony Winner John Cullum to Join WAITRESS as 'Joe'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Waitress have announced that on October 5, 2017, Tony Award winner John Cullum will join the Broadway musical in the role of Joe, the cantankerous owner of Joe's Pie Diner, home to the titular pie-maker's extraordinary confections. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Will McInerney, Tom Hayes, and More to Star in BROTHERHOOD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Executive Producer Joel Edwards, Director Andrew Koenig and Playwright Jon Tlapek make their off-Broadway debut with the play BROTHERHOOD. Performances will take place in The American Theatre of Actors' John Cullum Theatre as a double feature with the play RUINS. (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

EVERYTHING IS FINE UNTIL IT'S NOT Adds Show at United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The one-woman show EVERYTHING IS FINE UNTIL IT'S NOT that took the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) by storm and features one New Jersey mother's true life experience with her autistic son, returns to New York City as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival and has already sold out the first three performances. (more...)

New Musical AT FIRST SIGHT Receives World Premiere at The Mountain Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Mountain Playhouse will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. At First Sight will be presented October 3 - 15. The music and lyrics are by Brandon Lambert. The book was written by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert. The production is directed by Guy Stroman. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

New York Neo-Futurists to Stage NY Premiere of HAPPY TO SEE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists have announced the New York premiere of Happy To See You, created and directed by Cara Francis. It will run at The Collapsable Hole in October. (more...)

BWW Review: Farcical, Slapstick THE ROCKY HORRO SHOW Fun at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Oct 8, 2017

On June 20, 1973 I had one of my mind-blowing experiences in a theater. (more...)

Jennifer Cody and More to Star in A COMEDY OF TENORS at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company will produce A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig, opening Oct. 20, 2017. The hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning 1989 comedy Lend Me a Tenor is directed by Wes Grantom and will run through Nov. 4, 2017. (more...)

William Finn & Rachel Sheinkin's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage Company; WEST SIDE STORY Added to Season!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announced today two productions for their 2018 season. (more...)

VIVID WHITE Comes to Southbank Theatre 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

An all-star cast including Gillian Cosgriff (The Pirates of Penzance), Virginia Gay (The Beast), Brent Hill (Little Shop of Horrors), Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins), Keegan Joyce (Rake), Ben Mingay (Wonderland) and Christina O'Neill (Gaybies) will bring to life Eddie Perfect's piercing new satire, Vivid White, when it premieres at Southbank Theatre on Thursday 23 November. (more...)

Moonlight Youth Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Moonlight Cultural Foundation and the Moonlight Youth Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Legally Blonde the Musical. This fabulously fun musical includes music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. Legally Blonde features direction and choreography by Evan D'Angeles, music direction by JD Dumas, and associate choreography by Chelsea Nicole Lapp. Performances run October 13 through October 21 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Producer Ken Davenport Announces 'The Producer's Perspective' Super Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island, Getting The Band Back Together) has announced the first-ever Producer's Perspective Super Conference will be held November 11th and 12th in New York City at The Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd St. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Sets November Closing Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Curvy Widow, the new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will close at the Westside Theatre on Sunday, November 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: The NOLA Project Presents URINETOWN as Their First Musical in Years
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 3, 2017

Friday night marked opening night of The NOLA Project's first musical in years. What did they choose? Urinetown, THE MUSICAL of course. What else would/could a cutting edge theatre company who is known for occasionally pushing the envelope invite its audience members to experience other than a perfectly dystopian and a hilariously dark musical about a town whose residents must pay to pee? Yes, you heard that right. Pay. To. Pee. (more...)

Speakeasy Stage presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

From October 20 to November 25, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. (more...)

Houston Symphony presents Symphonic Spooktacular at Miller
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The Houston Symphony presents Symphonic Spooktacular, an evening of spooky classics of the orchestral repertoire to celebrate the arrival of Halloween season. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre & Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Team Up for CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

The Clarence Brown Theatre and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will collaborate on a production of Leonard Bernstein's acclaimed operetta, Candide, next August and September. (more...)

Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company to Celebrate 80th Anniversary with IOLANTHE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will lead off their 80th Anniversary season with a special production of Iolanthe (which is the first production Ridgewood G&S presented during their founding in 1937). Iolanthe runs November 4-26 in various locations throughout the tri-state area. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present HARVEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 85th season with Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning comedy-of-errors, HARVEY. The play is co-directed by veteran directors Jerry Hurley and Steve Bell and will be presented onstage October 28th - November 18th. Performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell with curtain at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Harvey Evans
by Broadway's Backbone - Oct 18, 2017

In this episode: James Walsh is a jack of all trades, who masters them all. His newest endeavors include director with 'As Much as I Can,' a theatrical event focusing on HIV infection in the African American community, and as playwright with an original new play beginning previews this weekend at Queens Theatre in the Park. 'Jimmy And Carolyn' is a hysterical, true-to-life world premiere which opens officially September 22nd. Jimmy and wife Carolyn drive from Florida to idyllic Weekapaug, Rhode Island to celebrate Jimmy's birthday at the fancy beach house of their gay son and his life partner from Costa Rica. Once the pepperoni loaf has been devoured, the Italian cookies eaten, the cigarettes smoked, and the Pinot Grigio drunk, amid the laughter, dark truths are exposed as the family struggles to make sense of their irreconcilable memories of the past, and the choices they face as they move forward. In this episode James discusses taking control of ones own career, being impervious to negativity, and the importance of finding the keyhole into the center of your performance. http://queenstheatre.org/jimmy-and-carolyn (more...)

MADAGASCAR to Move It, Move It at Bristol Hippodrome Next Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn - Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar - A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you, opening at Wimbledon New Theatre on 16 July 2018 prior to a UK Tour. (more...)

MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Goes Wild in Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn-Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and into Glasgow as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE DYSFUNCTIONAL GUIDE TO BEING A THIRD WHEEL at Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Casting has been announced for the world premiere production of The Dysfunctional Guide To Being A Third Wheel by Henry Roadnight and Adam Johnson. (more...)

Out of the Zoo and Onto the Stage: MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Tour to Open at Wimbledon New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn - Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you, opening at Wimbledon New Theatre on 16 July 2018 prior to a UK Tour. (more...)

Manchester Palace Theatre to Go Wild with MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn - Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre to Host FOOTLIGHTS FOR HOUSTON Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

On Monday, October 23rd at 7:30pm at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St. (in the French Quarter), will host 'Footlights for Houston,' a Hurricane Harvey relief benefit for the Houston theatre community. (more...)

MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE to Spend Summer 2018 at New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn - Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you. (more...)

Brooklyn Children's Theatre Student Aysha Benjamin Receives Katherine L. Lopez Scholarship
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 12, 2017

Rising musical theater star, Aysha Benjamin, will star in Brooklyn Children's Theatre's production of 'SHREK JR.', courtesy of a new scholarship organized by two theater powerhouses: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez and Mike O'Neill, President and CEO of BMI. (more...)

They'll Be There For You! FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! (more...)

Heads to Roll This Weekend at GAME OF THRONES Rock Musical Parody Opening
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

After a sold-out run in San Diego Theater Is Coming, (producers of Lost: The Musical and the critically acclaimed Once Upon a Time: The Rock Opera), has announced that it will present the New York premiere of Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical - An Unauthorized Parody, an uproarious musical comedy parody of HBO's tentpole drama series. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee, Jr. Rehearse Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award winner Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN Opens this Month at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Following the sold-out run of Annie, Gallery Players continues their 51st season with the haunting and powerful play, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance. (more...)

Broadway Dreams to Expand Program to New Zealand This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Broadway Dreams is expanding its international programming to include New Zealand with a nine-day program, January 14 - January 21, 2018. The internationally renowned arts education non-profit will bring its unique brand of performing arts training to Takapuna School in Aukland, NZ. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 10th, 2017: TIME AND THE CONWAYS Opens and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TIME AND THE CONWAYS opens and more! (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company Presents the Musical Theatre Classic, KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Kiss Me, Kate, a classic American musical about romance, comedy, and all of the shenanigans that go into making a musical. With a sweeping score and jazzed-out dance numbers, this is a pivotal show that defined the Golden Age of musicals and even won the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949. (more...)

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