West Side Story on Tour


Skylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre opens the 2017-18 season with Hot Mikado, a swinging version of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado, running Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

BWW Feature: JAKARTA PERFORMING ARTS COMMUNITY (JPAC) Donates To Theatre for Life
by Yuliani Supandji - Aug 21, 2017

One of the commitment in making West Side Story is to share some of the profit to their selected community theatre: Theatre for Life. Through Theatre for Life, JPAC wished to make theatre accessible in many different background.  (more...)

2017-2018 Season Highlights Announced for Boosey & Hawkes Composers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

This season ushers in a host of premieres by Boosey & Hawkes composers, including John Adams's new opera Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco, Sebastian Currier's RE-FORMATION in Minneapolis, Christopher Rouse's Berceuse Infinie in Baltimore, and a new orchestral work by Sean Shepherd in Boston. (more...)

Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

Ari B Debuts Wayne Isham-Directed Music Video for 'Dance Into The Party'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Ari B takes to a whole new playing field with her new music video 'Dance Into The Party', showing moves never seen before as well as the singer's commanding, meaningful narrative. The music video was directed by Wayne Isham (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bon Jovi) and choreographed by Chuck Maldonado (Stomp the Yard, Step Up 4), (more...)

A FUNNY THING...FORUM Opens the Walnut's 209th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

John Abernathy Return to The Marquee Room 09/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

This September, John Abernathy will return to the Marquee Room at the Stadium Theatre in a brand new cabaret show 'Give My Regards' featuring the music of Broadway. Backed by Tom LaMark on piano, the show will include songs from 'West Side Story', 'Wicked', 'The Lion King', 'Avenue Q', and many more. (more...)

BWW TV: Dancin' Duo Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Get Ready to Hit the Road for JUST IN TIME!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 20, 2017

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will hit the road this fall for CHITA & TUNE - Just in Time. Fans of the iconic duo will now have the opportunity of seeing these acclaimed performers in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Arizona and California beginning September 16. (more...)

Broadway Jukebox: Sing Along to the Shows of Hal Prince!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

In anticipation of the big night, we're bringing you a Princely playlist that covers all of his greatest hits (and even some flops)! Tune in below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Becky Castells of BILLY ELLIOT at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Aug 18, 2017

Choreographer Becky Castells talks with VC On Stage about working with children and eleven-year-old dance whiz Marcello Silva in the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of 'Billy Elliot The Musical' (more...)

BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Single tickets for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square will go on sale August 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Broadway series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. In addition, the schedule includes three limited-engagements, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ryan O'Connor and More for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On Monday, August 21 at 8:30pm, A Little New Music will present its 15th concert collaboration with an eclectic array of artists performing original musical theatre songs at the historic Catalina Jazz Club. Those who attend A Little New Music will be some of the first to discover new pieces of musical theatre that could potentially become Broadway hits. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
by West of Broadway - Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

It opened 60 years ago on Broadway, yet its message continues to resonate today. The powerful and poignant musical West Side Story is now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for performances now through Oct. 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Casting Director Joy Dewing Joins Disney Talent Casting & Booking in Anaheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting director Joy Dewing will close her New York office after five successful years in order to accept a position with the Disney Talent Casting and Booking team in Anaheim, CA. Joy Dewing Casting will cease operations tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (more...)

BWW Previews: CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON IN RESTORED MUSIC HALL
by Laura A. Hobson - Aug 16, 2017

In a restored Music Hall, built by Samuel Hannaford in 1878, with renovations amounting to $135 million, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announce the 2017 - 2018 season with several world premieres and an appearance by Audra McDonald. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Premiere STAR WARS Film Concert Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present the World Premiere of Star Wars Film Concert Series, September 15-October 7, 2017, featuring screenings of four complete films from the saga - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens - with Oscar-winning composer John Williams's musical scores performed live to film. The concerts will be led by acclaimed conductor David Newman. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

Michael Halling and Leah Berry to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
by Vince Vicentuan - Aug 16, 2017

Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical," "West Side Story," the international tour, opened in Manila to a crowd of old and new fans, and the result is both exhilarating and, to some degree, bifurcating. (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG Home to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical home to Johannesburg. The run will come hot off the Cape Town season, which is currently playing to rave reviews, rapturous responses and sold-out houses at the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

Theater Works presents GYPSY 9/8-24!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

???????Director Rusty Ferracane says of Gypsy: 'it really is the perfect musical!' Gypsy takes us back to the 1920's and 30's, a pivotal time for performing arts in America, when the vaudeville circuit was dying and audience tastes were changing. Gypsy brings the memoirs of entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee to life through the book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Peter Pan), and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd). Considered by many to be one of Broadway's all-time triumphs, Gypsy tells the story of ambitious showbiz mother Rose, who travels across the country with her daughters June and Louise, in search of success with their homespun vaudeville act. As times change, Rose is forced to accept the demise of vaudeville and the rise of burlesque, as well as her daughters' desires for autonomy. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ahead of the NT's dazzling new production of Follies, multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks to Jeremy Sams about his legendary musical on Tuesday 22 August, 6pm at Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chuck Cooper, Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck and More Bringing Classics to Life in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, is now previews ahead of a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 13, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

Something's Coming: Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall, (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

Lawrence Opera Theater Announces Season 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Season 2017 programs This summer 's fully-staged opera production is W. A. Mozart's well-known Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), a story of love and dedication overcoming trials and separation. The music will be sung in German, but director Grant Preisser has created new English dialogue to fit in with his avant-garde concept of the opera. Preisser's career has started to take off, and he has spent the last two summers working at Music Academy of the West, where he was Assistant Director for two productions in 2017. He has also done scenic and costume design for Opera Orlando. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE FANTASTICKS' Leach, Beckett and Hargis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Stars Jacqueline Leach, Lucas Beckett and Jeremy Hargis took time from their packed schedules to tell us more about themselves, as well as to offer some reasons why audiences should come see their show. Read all about it in the latest Friday 5 (+1) and make your reservations quickly - the show is bound to sell out! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Kyle Riabko and More Set for Cabaret 313's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Cabaret 313's 2017-18 season marks its fifth anniversary as Detroit's premier cabaret presenter, offering audiences the opportunity to experience some of Broadway's biggest names and brightest young talent. The season includes five performances across the city featuring Tony Award nominees and Grammy Award winners. (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin, Chita Rivera & More Talk Hal Prince's Impact on American Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

In the video below, Mandy Patinkin, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera and many more Broadway legends share stories about the extraordinary impact their friend Hal Prince has had on American theatre - and their lives!  (more...)

BWW Review: Wildwood Summer Theatre serenades SPRING AWAKENING
by Keith Tittermary - Aug 11, 2017

Back in the late 1970's Wildwood Summer Theater was producing a disco-themed West Side Story in the old Rockville Mall. In that production was a young high school kid named Michael Mayer who was dancing as a Jet. In 2007, that young kid won a Tony Award for directing the new Broadway Musical, Spring Awakening. Since 1965, WST has been producing shows that feature those between the ages of 14 and 25 in every single aspect. From director to orchestra to designer, every person involved is under 25. (more...)

Charlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd today announce the cast for the world premiere of The Night Pirates, adapted from the best-selling children's book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood presents HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.  HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

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