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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."


Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club 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...)

Photo Flash: Something New Is Happening in Oz- Meet the New Cast of WICKED on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Broadway blockbuster Wicked just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last week. Jackie Burns makes her long-awaited return to the Gershwin Theatre and the role of Elphaba for the first time since 2013, having recently concluded her starring run in the national tour of If/Then, of which she was also an original Broadway company member. She also played the role of Elphaba on the national tour of Wicked, where her performance received an Irene Award nomination. (more...)

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Announces its 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

A Pulitzer Prize-winning violin concerto, the visceral thrill of taiko drumming and the world premiere of a new cello concerto by Australian composer Brett Dean are just some of the delights in store for audiences in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2018 season, announced today. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 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...)

Damon J. Gillespie from The Muny's NEWSIES Takes Over BroadwayWorld on Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Damon J. Gillespie from The Muny's production of NEWSIES takes over our Instagram today! Follow BroadwayWorld on Instagram! (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

B Street Theatre Announces WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is Edward Albee's first Broadway production and is considered now to be a contemporary American classic. Opening on Broadway on October 13, 1962, and starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill, the original productions received both critical acclaim and public scorn for its confrontational characters, bitter philosophy on love, and realistic quality on an aging couple with a dark past. (more...)

Review Roundup: OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs now through September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show opens tonight, August 2, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Box Office Opens Today for 2017–18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Box Office opens today, August 8, 2017, for the 2017-18 season. Single tickets for all concerts and events are now available for purchase online at nyphil.org, by phone at (212) 875-5656, and in person at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. Curated, Matinee, Young People's Concerts, Very Young People's Concerts, and Create Your Own subscription series continue to be on sale. (more...)

Education Spotlight: Photos of Student Cast of HEATHERS With Dan Domenech
by Jennifer Diamond - Aug 8, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new Education Spotlight!   Here we will shine a light on Broadway performers who are paying it forward, working with students to inspire, teach and encourage their talent as they work towards becoming the future of the Great White Way. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Announces Cast of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." (more...)

Reimagined EVITA Flies into PRiMA Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." says the show's director, Mitch Nugent. "It's a story about obsessively striving for a better life for yourself, obsession with the ladder of success, and then coming to the tragic realization that all that truly lasts are your legacy and love. I'm also excited to explore the relationship between the press and those in political power."  (more...)

Review: 3-D Theatricals SPAMALOT Brings Stunning Broadway Caliber Production to Local Audiences
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2017

When Monty Python's Flying Circus first premiered on television in 1969, few could have imagined how influential the program would become thanks to the inventive minds of its six main collaborators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Known for their surreal slapstick humor which satirized the over-politeness perceived to be the epitome of British culture, the series spawned multiple films, some stage performances, and the outrageously hysterical musical SPAMALOT, mostly based off the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and some of the television show's more memorable skits. The original 2005 Broadway production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including the scenery and costumes currently being used in the thoroughly entertaining 3-D Theatricals musical comedy extravaganza from August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Developmental Reading Of OMG...BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trailers are Rockin' in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

In present-day North Florida, in a town called Starke, in a trailer park called 'Armadillo Acres' (though there are few armadillos and even fewer acres), there's a new tenant - and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. New resident, Pippi, the stripper, is on the run, in her five-inch heels no less! Her arrival shakes up the otherwise hum-drum, daily existence of the trailer park residents. When Pippi comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert - Conflict shakes the dysfunctional bliss of the trailer park! (more...)

Bets Malone & Misty Cotton Star in LA Premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 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...)

BWW Review: COMPANY at MNM Productions
by John Lariviere - Aug 7, 2017

MNM Productions' Company is the latest venture by theatrical producers and arts consultants Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz. Company is their sixth major musical following A Chorus Line, Side By Side By Sondheim, Hair, The World Goes 'Round and, most recently, Monty Python's Spamalot. MNM Productions' Company will be appearing at the Marshall E. Rinker Playhouse of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Trepany House Launches New Musical 300 BONES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater is excited to announce the first public showing of Derrick C. Brown and Amanda Rafkin's new musical 300 Bones. After selling out the initial show on August 12th, they have added another show on August 11th at 8pm, which will act as the show's first workshop concert. (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Return To The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Stanley Martin has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member, in the Hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin'. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse has announced a star studded cast for its production of Little Women the Musical, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Little Women the Musical is directed by past LCP Board Member Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)

The Muny's NEWSIES Takes Over BroadwayWorld on Twitter Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that The Muny's production of NEWSIES takes over our Twitter and Instagram today! Spencer Davis Milford will take over our Twitter and Tessa Grady will take over our Instagram. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest festival season brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences from country superstars Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lee Ann Womack to Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, and from famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to internationally celebrated Pink Martini and the iconic bandleader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on IRVING BERLIN REDISCOVERED Album, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin Rediscovered' - being released today - features such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Giuseppe Bausilio ('Hello, Dolly!'), and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes and Natalie Douglas. (more...)

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