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More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’s Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of WEST SIDE STORY recently won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Stage and Screen Star, Helene Yorke
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 9, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway and TV star Hlene Yorke. Helene made her Broadway debut in 2008 in GREASE. She went on to originate the role of Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Evelyn in AMERICAN PSYCHO. On television, she is well known for her work on THE GOOD FIGHT, MASTERS OF SEX, and GRAVES. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Man, The Glasses, The Legend... Hal Prince!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 8, 2017

'You can take an audience anywhere...' The wise Hal Prince means those words, and he has built a career off of them. Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and has brought together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway. (more...)

Princess Cruises' BORN TO DANCE Pays Tribute to Theater's 'Unsung Heroes'
by Melanie Votaw - Oct 8, 2017

The latest collaboration between Princess Cruises and Stephen Schwartz is called BORN TO DANCE. On October 7, 2017, press and friends of the creators were treated to a special performance of the show aboard the Regal Princess while ported at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. (more...)

Behind the Scenes Footage of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Almost Like Praying' to Air on Telemundo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda assembled an all-star group of Latino artists for his new benefit song, 'Almost Like Praying.' Miranda has just announced that behind the scenes footage from the making of the star-studded video will air tonight as a fundraiser on Telemundo at 7PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GASLIGHT Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 7, 2017

Patrick Hamilton's mystery thriller Gaslight will be opening Oct 8th on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage at Barrington Stage Company. BroadwayWorld was there for the curtain call at a recent preview. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Kimmel Center, and Taller Puertorriqueño Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief with WEST SIDE STORY in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in partnership with The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and local community-based cultural organization Taller Puertorrique o working as part of Unidos PA'PR, has announced a fundraising initiative during next week's performances of West Side Story in Concert led by Yannick N zet-S guin in Verizon Hall (October 12-15, 2017) to assist with hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In light of the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria and the closely linked subject matter of the performance, collections will be accepted in the lobby of The Kimmel Center to be distributed through Unidos PA'PR a coalition of community organizations formed to raise funds for recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The performances also will serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing relevancy of Bernstein's work and the continued need for unity, embracing Puerto Rico as a U.S. territory, and awareness of economic conditions in the area. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Lends a Helping Hand with His Song for Puerto Rico- Watch the Full, Star-Studded Music Video!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

As BWW reported this week, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda assembled an all-star group of Latino artists for his new benefit song, 'Almost Like Praying,' which was released late Thursday across digital music retailers and streaming services. (more...)

Tom Morris' THE GRINNING MAN to Open at Trafalgar Studios in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The critically acclaimed production of The Grinning Man, directed by Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on the classic Victor Hugo (Les Mis rables) novel, The Man Who Laughs, will take over Studio 1 at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December, following a hugely successful autumn 2016 premiere at Bristol Old Vic. (more...)

Cast Announced For European Premiere Of LITTLE WOMEN At Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The cast has been revealed for the European premiere of Little Women The Musical when it comes to Manchester this Autumn. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

USM Presents 15th Annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The USM Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Trae Blanco, will present its 15th annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert on the green in front of Corthell Hall on October 7 at 1:00pm. The concert, free and open to the public, will begin with a barbecue picnic at noon. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases 'Almost Like Praying' Benefit Song; Makes Surprise Visit to 'COLBERT'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

As BWW reported this week, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda assembled an all-star group of Latino artists for his new benefit song, 'Almost Like Praying,' which was released late Thursday across digital music retailers and streaming services. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ON YOUR FEET! National Tour, Opening Tonight in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The highly anticipated First National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will celebrate its Grand Opening tonight. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 6, 2017
by - Oct 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michelle Gayle and Alice Barlow Announced For SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Michelle Gayle and Alice Barlow will star in the heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man when it visits Chester next year. (more...)

Cast Complete for John Owen Jones-Led TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL in Wales
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre has announced the full cast for brand new production Tiger Bay the Musical which has its world premiere at the iconic venue from 13 25 November with opening night for press on Wednesday 15 November. (more...)

BWW Album Review: Patti LuPone's DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY is a Musical Theatre Tour De Force
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 5, 2017

Look up Broadway in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and you will get the standard description of the hub of theatrical entertainment in midtown Manhattan. Begging to differ, the real definition should be just two words: Patti LuPone. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the musical theatre icon. The few who might not be in agreement should take just one listen to Ms. LuPone's most recent release, Don't Monkey with Broadway. Joined on this two-disc set by her music director and accompanist, Joseph Thalken, we are gifted with storied and show-stopping renditions of Broadway classics and lesser known hits. This is Ms. LuPone's third album with Broadway Records, following previous releases Far Away Places (2013) and Matters of the Heart (2015). On this new iteration, she does not disappoint. In fact, she vigorously delivers and Broadway Records proves that quality and quantity are both thankfully exceeded when it comes to this leading lady. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m., as part of the worldwide 'Bernstein at 100' celebration, NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG-'one of the longstanding delights of New York's music scene' (The New York Times)-opens its 2017-18 Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall with Take Care of This House: A Bernstein Celebration. (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...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Darlene Love and More Set for Upper Darby Performing Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is one of Delaware County's most active community arts and cultural facilities. The 1,600-seat venue offers affordable, family entertainment performed by professional groups throughout the year and boasts the region's finest sound system. (more...)

Damian Woetzel's DEMO Series to Celebrate Jerome Robbins at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Continuing to unite artists from across fields around a common theme, Damian Woetzel's innovative series, DEMO, enters into its third season with a special performance, October 20 21, 2017 in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (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...)

Laura Michelle Kelly to Bring BOTH SIDES NOW to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Laura Michelle Kelly in 'Both Sides Now' on November 7, 2017. (more...)

Industry Exclusive: The Story of Music Publisher Martin Bandier and His Tempting Broadway Opportunity
by Jay Landers - Oct 16, 2017

What do the Beatles, Dylan, Sting, Stones, Beyonc , Gaga, Madonna, the Taylors (Swift and James), Queen, Elvis, Bowie, Pink, Adele, the Monkees and Snoop Dog all have in common? (more...)

BWW Review: Chita Rivera & Robert Klein at QPAC
by Marsha Volgyi - Oct 16, 2017

The Sunday matinee performance of Chita Rivera and Robert Klein, on October 8, 2017 at Queensborough Community College's QPAC (Queensborough Performing Arts Center) was sold out. Before either of the two headliners of film and Broadway stepped onto the stage, QPAC's artistic director, Susan Agin, welcomed the audience. Ms. Agin's enthusiastic persona had the audience ready for this show and many of the shows coming up for this season. I found this endearing and personal because she promoted other headliners by playing snippets of these artists' hits and to encourage everyone not to miss these shows. Brilliant! A few of those upcoming artists are Darlene Love, Debbie Boone, Tony Orlando, and many more headliners from that era. The unique feature of this venue is that there are big stars booked, yet also a neighborhood feel of those that attend performances here. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Original Bathroom Demo for Puerto Rico Benefit Track
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

He explained in a recent live video for CNN: 'I had the idea at 3 in the morning... The initial demo was me singing in a bathroom.' Now the original demo has arrived! (more...)

Genius x2: Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats with Stephen Sondheim About Inspiration, Collaboration & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

In a recent interview with T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Lin-Manuel Miranda meets with Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim to chat about their work. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of NYC Debuts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), led by Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. N ez, debuts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the New York premiere of composer Ben Moore and librettist Kelley Rourke's Odyssey: A Youth Opera, an hour-long re-telling of Homer's epic. This new, fully staged and costumed production incorporates video imagery from the Museum's extensive collection including images of ancient Greek art and artifacts to create thematic links to the action on stage. The production is directed and choreographed by Eric Sean Fogel, with video and projection design by S. Katy Tucker. Three performances, presented as part of the Museum's MetLiveArts series, will be held at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Q44 Will Present First Development Piece NK: A KAZANTZAKIAN MONTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2017

On the 60th anniversary of his death, Q44 Theatre in agreement with the Kazantzakian Estate Athens, presents the world premiere of NK: A Kazantzakian Montage, an exploration of the life and work of Crete's most famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico Benefit Track 'Almost Like Praying' is Top Seller
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

Billboard has just announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded Puerto Rico benefit track 'Almost Like Praying' will debut as the number one best selling track this week. Digital sales could lead to Miranda's first ever top 40 hit on the Billboard charts. (more...)

Zachary Catazaro Promoted to New York City Ballet Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

New York City Ballet announced today that Zachary Catazaro has been promoted to principal dancer, effective immediately. (more...)

Cole Burden, Natascia Diaz, Bobby Smith and More Round Out CRAZY FOR YOU Cast at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Signature Theatre's production of The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You will run from November 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Steve Tomkins to Retire as Artistic Director of WA's Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

After 25 years of dedicated leadership, Steve Tomkins has announced his plans to retire from Village Theatre as Artistic Director, effective May 31, 2018. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Asolo Rep's EVITA; Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly announces complete casting for its production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: West End's Best, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Capture Hearts With The Whirlwind Australian TOGETHER Tour
by Jade Kops - Oct 12, 2017

Following on from a double-platinum selling Christmas #1 UK album of duets, TOGETHER, and a sold-out tour of the UK, British musical theatre heartbreakers Michael Ball and Alfie Boe bring their brand of star quality 'Down Under' to the delight of fans. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for ON YOUR FEET at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that the Houston engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan. (more...)

BalletBoyz to Bring FOURTEEN DAYS to Storyhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

The International Emmy Award-winning, all male dance company BalletBoyz return to the stage this Autumn for the world premiere of their new show, Fourteen Days. (more...)

Photo Flash: Princess Cruises Celebrates BORN TO DANCE Premiere with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Princess Cruises celebrated the New York premiere of 'Born to Dance,' the latest offering from its first-of-its-kind partnership with Stephen Schwartz, Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer of 'Wicked,' 'Godspell,' and 'Pippin.' Joining Schwartz aboard Regal Princess for the premiere was director/creator Daniel C. Levine ('Les Miserables,' 'Mamma Mia!'). Scroll down for photos from the premiere! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with LA TRAVIATA and JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Houston Grand Opera will open its 63rd season with a new production of Verdi's most romantic opera, La traviata, October 20 November 11 in the new HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. (more...)

Tim Connell Returns to Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Broadway performer, and Willow Grove, PA raised, Tim Connell returns to The Celebrity Room with a new show at the Celebrity Room at Dino's Backstage in Glenside, PA. Fans can get a chance to see Connell's new show There's This Thing...a musical reflection of life's hoopla on October 20 and 21. Returning with him is musical director and accompanist James Followell with direction by Steven Petrillo. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Laura Linney, Marin Mazzie & More Will Honor Harold Prince at MTC's Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

James Rado Nods to Current Politics with Additions to 50th Anniversary HAIR at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Opening tonight 11 October is the new production of the first protest musical HAIR at The Vaults. 85-year-old Tony- and Grammy Award-winning writer/lyricist of HAIR, James Rado, told young producer Katy Lipson and young director of HAIR Jonathan O'Boyle, 'I'd like this production to have the definitive script of HAIR - there's never been one in 50 years.' Scroll down to see some of the new script lines, as well as programme notes from both O'Boyle and Rado! (more...)

Kneehigh Announces 2018 UK Tour For THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Kneehigh has announced dates and venues for the 2018 tour of its award-winning production of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, written by Daniel Jamieson and directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces additional casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Jenna Esposito Brings MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jenna Esposito in Memories Are Made Of This: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Dean Martin on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 50th Anniversary, Immersive HAIR at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Andy Coxon plays the iconic role of Berger in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. The rock musical HAIR opened at London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from Wednesday 4 October 2017 and is now to run to Saturday 13 January 2018 (Press Night Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 7.30pm & 50th Anniversary Gala Tuesday 17 October at 7.30pm). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HADESTOWN, THE SILVER ARROW and More Set for Citadel Theatre's 2017-18 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The new Citadel Theatre season, starting in less than two weeks, is literally stellar for the many accomplished artists, local, national, and international, who will appear on Citadel stages in the coming months. (more...)

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: THE POWER OF MUSIC Exhibition to Feature 100 Artifacts in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) announces Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music, the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate the famed conductor and composer's life, Jewish identity, and social activism. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at TUTS' Broadway-Aimed THE SECRET GARDEN in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-Aimed 5th Avenue Theatre Company and the Shakespeare Theatre Company co-production of THE SECRET GARDEN presented by Theatre Under The Stars. (more...)

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