West Side Story on Tour


Ali Ewoldt and Doreen Montalvo Will Lead Two Parts of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square based non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, has announced the complete cast for the workshop presentation of Anne of Green Gables: Part II as well as the the World Premiere of Anne of Green Gables: Part I. Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet, In the Heights) will be portraying Anne in a workshop presentation of Anne of Green Gables: Part II (January 31 - February 10). She is joined by dancers Mindy Lai (LCT: The King and I) and Erica Misilo. Joining the previously-announced Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in Anne of Green Gables: Part I are dancers Brooke Averi, Nichole Forde, Hannah Hall, Kara Menendez, Stephanie Young, and understudy Juna Shai. (more...)

Corey Cott and Mikaela Bennett to Lead Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented from May 3 - June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 4, 2019). (more...)

Chinese Classical Pianist Stars At Strathmore This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The National Philharmonic rings in the new year-and continues its celebration of the great Leonard Bernstein's Centennial-with two of Bernstein's favorite composers in "Infamous Brahms" Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore's Concert Hall. International pianist Haochen Zhang, who won the gold medal for the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition at the age of 19, will join Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski in performing Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor. Both Zhang and Gajewski are former child prodigies. Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. During the weekend's concerts, the National Philharmonic will also celebrate Maestro Gajewski's 60th birthday. There will be a pre-concert lecture on Saturday, from 6:45-7:15 p.m., and Sunday, from 1:45-2:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $34-$88 and are free for young people age 7-17. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visitwww.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: WEST SIDE STORY Auditions!
by Konversations with Keeme - Jan 9, 2019

Fourteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's web series now in it's third season here on BroadwayWorld. 'Konversations with Keeme' is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more. (more...)

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre Presents HUCK AND TOM AND THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the second production of the 2018/19 Children's Season, Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi, opening Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. Based on the classic adventure novels by Mark Twain, follow our young heroes, Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, in a footstompin' musical adventure down the Mississippi River. (more...)

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

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis 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 Central Virginia Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

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

Theatre On The Bay Presents INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Pieter Toerien and Kickstart present Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. (more...)

BREAKING SURFACE Returns To NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

5th Wall Studio today announced the complete cast for its winter season offering of Breaking Surface by co-creators and directors Gwyneth Larsen and William Mulholland. The production runs on Fridays through Sundays only from January 11th - 27th, 2019 at a secret location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Meet up location will be revealed after ticket purchase via BreakingSurface.Eventbrite.com. (more...)

GHOST The Musical Returns To Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Bill Kenwright's 'beautiful' and 'spectacular' production of GHOST - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK this year, following a spectacular international tour in Dubai, Istanbul and Trieste. The 2019 UK tour opens in just two weeks' time at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 22 - 26 January. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joe Carroll, Dan DeLuca, Eloise Kropp and Solea Pfeiffer Headline CONCERT WITH THE STARS at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The LEXington Theatre Company (The LEX) welcomed Joe Carroll (Bandstand, Cinderella, Once), Dan DeLuca (Newsies First National Tour), Eloise Kropp (Dames at Sea, CATS, On The Town), and Solea Pfeiffer (City Center Songs For a New World, Hamilton West Coast Tour) to Kentucky, to headline the fifth edition of their signature 'Concert With The Stars' on January 5. (more...)

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

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

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces 2019 Exploration Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the next production of Lyric Opera of Kansas City's Explorations Series, Mack The Knife is The Man I Love: A Weill-Gershwin Cabaret which will feature the songs of George and Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill. The 2018-2019 Explorations Series performance, with musical direction by Mark Markham and stage direction by Fenlon Lamb, will showcase the Lyric Opera's Resident Artists, including Kaylie Kahlich, Kelly Birch, Joseph Leppek, and James Maverick, plus Apprentice Artists Ruby Dibble, Jonathan Ray, and Armando Contreras. The performance will be held February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Opera's Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building. (more...)

Max Sheldon Takes the Stage at Feinsteins/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Max Sheldon in "More You Please" on Sunday January 27th, 2019 at 7:00pm. (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...)

Photo Flash: Chaz Bono Gets Groovy Visiting THE CHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Chaz Bono enjoyed his share of Broadway this weekend, which of course had to include The Cher Show. He popped backstage to say hello to the stars, check out the photos below! (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Search For Stars Of The Future For New WEST SIDE STORY Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Birmingham Hippodrome is looking to unearth hidden young talent in Birmingham for their first ever youth production of West Side Story on their main stage in August 2019. Based on Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of teenage love on the streets of New York. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest Jeremy Jordan
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY Comes to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

'A Celebration of Jewish Broadway' honors the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King will transport the audience back to the streets of the theatre district, your bubbie's Shabbos table, or the places of your dreams. (more...)

MUSCOM Return To Grand Theatre With Mel Brooks Musical THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company (MUSCOM) return to Wolverhampton this year with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical THE PRODUCERS from Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 March. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Comes to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON-a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UK-has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in Cleveland at Playhouse Square for three weeks, January 29 - February 17, as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. To purchase tickets, visit playhousesquare.org, call 216-241-6000 or visit the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Ave.). Groups of 10 or more may reserve seating by calling 216-640-8600. Single ticket prices start at $10.00. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/16: Broadway Mourns Carol Channing, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 16, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! We've got your top Broadway news to get you through hump day! (more...)

Jackie Evancho To Release Broadway Album THE DEBUT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

With her upcoming new album, 'The Debut', multi-platinum recording artist, Jackie Evancho will match her extraordinary voice with one of the most exciting re-emerging genres in popular music today: Broadway's new American Songbook. 'The Debut 'is set for a Spring release. 'The Debut' also marks the coming of age of this now 18 year old. No longer the child prodigy Jackie Evancho has blossomed into one of the greatest vocal talents in the world today. Some even compare her to an emerging Barbra Streisand. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE is Catchy and Compelling
by Chris Arneson - Jan 16, 2019

If you're like me, there's probably a lot you didn't know about A Bronx Tale before settling into your seat. (more...)

BETTER THAN THIS, A Musical Revue On The Evolution Of Women In Musicals, Comes to Havana Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Fabulist Theatre Presents Better Than This: The Evolution of Women in Musicals, based on an idea by Mary Littlejohn, Karen Li, Mandana Namazi & Natalie Schreiber, and written by Mary Littlejohn. (more...)

Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories Comes to Aventura Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

M&M American Dance Theatre will present "Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories" starring renowned husband and wife song and dance team Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson in an intimate journey celebrating the art of musical theatre, told through the eyes of a tender and funny 95-year-old couple who have seen and/or performed in every Broadway musical. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the 330-seat waterfront Aventura Cultural Arts Center, 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall
by Rona Kelly - Jan 16, 2019

An icon of the theatre world, Chita Rivera comes to London next month to play Cadogan Hall for just two concerts. Talking to her about returning to her 'second home', Chita also shares what audiences can expect from the concerts, as well as her journey from having 'never seen a Broadway show' to being presented with the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

El Teatro Real de Madrid ofrece el monográfico TRES MUSICALES SHAKESPEREANOS
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 16, 2019

El proximo mes de marzo el Teatro Real de Madrid ofrece TRES MUSICALES SHAKESPIRIANOS, un monografico que explora la influencia de la obra del famoso dramaturgo britanico en el teatro musical moderno. (more...)

Music Theatre Festival 2019 Kicks Off with PERFECT PITCH: SONGS FROM ACROSS THE POND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Music Theatre Festival 2019: THE BRITISH INVASION kicks off for Marymount Manhattan College with a brand new musical revue of material from the Perfect Pitch New British Musicals songbook-directed and choreographed by Larry Fuller (Evita, Sweeney Todd)-with an assist from Daniel Kermidas (West Side Story, Newsies)-and music direction by Steven Cuevas (Kinky Boots, Once On This Island.) (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...)

TV: Watch WEST SIDE STORY Newbie Rachel Zegler Perform as Maria!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld announced Monday new casting for Steven Spielberg's adaption of West Side Story including newcomer Rachel Zegler as Maria. BroadwayWorld was able to find footage of Zegler performing one of the show's most memorable songs. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/15: WEST SIDE STORY Casting, Palace Theatre Renovation News, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 15, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Begin your Tuesday the only way Broadway fans know how: by catching up on the latest news! (more...)

Opal Alladin, Keith Powell & More Will Lead TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Torch, Brave Enough, Wild, 'Dear Sugar'), adapted for the stage by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Instant Mom). Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman ('Dietland'), Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's Grease Live!), and Vardalos, and directed by Globe favorite James Vasquez (American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Tiny Beautiful Things will run February 9 - March 10, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening on Thursday, February 14. Tickets are on sale now starting at $30.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: Be One with WEST SIDE STORY
by Konversations with Keeme - Jan 15, 2019

Fourteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's web series now in it's third season here on BroadwayWorld. 'Konversations with Keeme' is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more. (more...)

Breaking: David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose and More Join Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The upcoming remake of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner has announced additional casting according to Deadline. Ariana DeBose will star as Anita, Tony Award Winner David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Josh Andres Rivera has been cast as Chino. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet WEST SIDE STORY Newcomer Rachel Zegler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The upcoming remake of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner has announced additional casting according to Deadline. Ariana DeBose will star as Anita, Tony Award Winner David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Josh Andres Rivera has been cast as Chino. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off The New Year With Its First Ever Staging Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Berkeley Playhouse continues their eleventh season of professional theater with the iconic Broadway musical, West Side Story. One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story resets Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the 1950s and the turbulent and passionate streets of New York's West Side. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family's dress shop. (more...)

HITS OF BROADWAY Opens Friday At Music Mountain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Music Mountain Theatre brings the Hits of Broadway to audiences this January! (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez Will Make 54 Below Solo Debut This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Krysta Rodriguez makes her long-awaited Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut! Join us as Krysta presents a brand new concert exploring career highlights from her time in Broadway shows including Spring Awakening, First Date, The Addams Family, In the Heights, A Chorus Line and Good Vibrations. There will also be other favorite songs and surprises, in this evening featuring many special guests and accompanied by music director Ben Rauhala. (more...)

#YoSoyTeatroMusical - 12 - Javier Naval (Foto + Diseño)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 11, 2019

Hoy en nuestra seccion hablamos con el diseñador de carteles y fotografo Javier Naval que nos habla sobre su experiencia en Teatro Musical (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Coming To Estonian National Opera This May!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The classic musical West Side Story is coming to Estonia from May 24th to 28th, 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pieter Toerien and Kickstart's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Into the Woods is a sleek and sexy beast of a musical. It is in turn moody and magical, witty and wise. (more...)

5-Star Theatricals Presents DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) presents a very special benefit event, ONE NIGHT ONLY - DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT,music by Henry Krieger, book & lyrics by Tom Eyen, musical direction by Patrick Gandy, choreography by Lesia Kaye and directed by Robert Clater. DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT will perform Saturday, February 16, 2018 at 8pm at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.     (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Julia O'Connor To Direct I AND YOU In Perseverance Theatre Black Box Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Actors Lily Odekirk and Chris Talley star in this production in Perseverance Theatre's Black Box Series. (more...)

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...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/10: CHOIR BOY Red Carpet, Strike Updates, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 10, 2019

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: We took you on the red carpet at Choir Boy, an update on the Equity strike, and more! (more...)

Cast Announced for LOMBARDI By Eric Simonson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

As the Green Bay Packers celebrate their 100th Season, the Weidner Center wanted to offer their own tribute to the team. The legacy of Packers' coach, Vince Lombardi, remains strong in the streets of Green Bay. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

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

Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles to Release 'Heart Songs' Album
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Two of the three remaining Certified Guitar Players (an honor bestowed by Chet Atkins)--TOMMY EMMANUEL and JOHN KNOWLES--will release their collaborative instrumental album HEART SONGS on Friday, January 11 via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers. The twosome also just launched their tour this past Tuesday night (January 8) in San Francisco, a coast-to-coast swing with multiple two-night engagements set for New York, Boston, Alexandria (VA), Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Franklin (TN). The tour wraps February 26 in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Click here for more details. (more...)

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