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Edward Watts and Ellie Fishman Lead Goodspeed's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

River City's about to get the last thing they expected ? and the very thing they need ? in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin' dance-filled classic running April 12 - June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2019]. (more...)

Lindsey Alley to Star in BLOOD, SWEAT & MOUSEKETEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Laurie Beechman Theatre, presents LINDSEY ALLEY in "BLOOD, SWEAT & MOUSEKETEARS...Now with all NEW Sweat!" on Friday, April 12th & Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 7 p.m. During this memorable evening of booze, belting and belly laughs, former-Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley (who performed alongside Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell on the Disney Channel's "All New Mickey Mouse Club") takes us on a comedic musical journey...and her hilarious quest for the elusive "Happily Ever After." (more...)

Zachary Quinto, Jelani Alladin, And More Join Rotating Cast of NASSIM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through mid-March for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be: (more...)

NMSU Theatre Arts Aims For Broadway With New Revue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The NMSU Theatre Arts Department and the nonprofit American Southwest Theatre Company presents Broadway Onstage, a musical revue highlighting shows currently running on Broadway along with traditional Broadway favorites performed by NMSU students and faculty and community members. (more...)

Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More Cast in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise (Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Lesley Joseph To Join CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Lesley Joseph will join the new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play. (more...)

Megan Mullally and Her Band, Nancy and Beth, Come to Melbourne Recital Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress and musician Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation) and musician, actress and writer Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights, Californication) perform with their 'punk-vaudeville' band Nancy And Beth over two Melbourne Recital Centre performances on 12 and 13 June. (more...)

Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Che Walker, Summer Strallen & Rio Kai Cast In INTRA MUROS At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Intra Muros will have its UK premiere at Park Theatre, London from 3 April - 4 May 2019. Alexis Michalik's latest play opened in Paris in 2017 and is still running at La Pepiniere Theatre. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre, America's Oldest Theatre and a National Historic Landmark, is pleased to announce its landmark 211th season of live entertainment and its 37th season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company. The line-up includes three exciting musicals, a hilarious comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde, and a timely political melodrama. As a self-producing regional theatre, the Walnut has become not only the most popular theatre company in Philadelphia, but also the most subscribed theatre company in the world. (more...)

BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019. (more...)

BWW TV: Alan Menken Joins Disney Leading Ladies For A Trip Down Memory Lane
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2019

In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award¬ģ-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song ¬ďUnder the Sea,¬Ē 1989) ¬ďThe Little Mermaid,¬Ē dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. (more...)

Lesley Joseph To Play 'Miss Hannigan' In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Lesley Joseph will star as 'Miss Hannigan' in their smash hit production of the musical 'ANNIE' at His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen (24 - 28 September 2019), Edinburgh Playhouse (30 September - 5 October 2019), Sunderland Empire (7 - 12 October 2019), Marlowe Theatre Canterbury (14 - 19 October 2019), The Hawth Crawley (22 - 26 October 2019) Grand Opera House Belfast (29 October - 2 November 2019), Ipswich Regent's Theatre (4 - 9 November 2019) New Wimbledon Theatre (11 - 16 November 2019) and Regent's Theatre Stoke on Trent (18 - 23 November 2019). (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens the 2019 Season at Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 26, 2019

One of the silver screen's most popular musicals, Singin' in the Rain comes to the stage of Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County with all the trappings of a box office smash: memorable score, talented actors and enough technical razzle-dazzle to delight even the most discerning of theater-goers. Opening February 8 (and continuing through February 23) at ACCC, the stage musical stars Austin Jeffrey Smith, Lindsey Mapes Duggin and Daxton Patrick in the film roles immortalized by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in the award-winning 1952 film version. (more...)

BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2019

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a boffo incarnation of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Running through March 3rd at the Long Island venue, the musical is strongly directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely stellar cast many of whom have been in previous productions of this show. While we know Buddy (along with a few of his friends) died young and tragically in a plane crash, Alan Janes has certainly created a joyous celebration of Buddy's life. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress/Producer Dianne Fraser Talks Acting and Singing On LA Stages
by Don Grigware - Jan 24, 2019

Actress/producer Dianne Fraser is a well known and much beloved gal  in and around the LA cabaret scene. She is executive producer of the popular An Evening of Classic Broadway that performs five/six times a year at Rockwell Table and Stage. She recently sat down for a look back at 2018 and to discuss her plans for 2019 for the show and for her own career as actress/singer. Sum up, if you would, the progress of An Evening of Classic Broadway in 2018. An Evening of Classic Broadway hit its stride in 2018. Brad Ellis and I celebrated a milestone with out 25th performance and have been sellin (more...)

Photo Coverage: BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story, Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater presents BUDDY -THE Buddy Holly STORY. playing now through Sunday, March 3, 2019. Check out photos of all the action of the show's opening night on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: The John W. Engeman Theater Presents BUDDY ¬ĖTHE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019. (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Launches 2019 Season at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2019

Cumberland County Playhouse - winner of the First Night Award for Outstanding Musical of 2018 for Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - has announced its lineup for the 2019 season. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

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

Sutton Foster To Perform With St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced two-time Tony award-winning actress and singer Sutton Foster will perform for one night only with the SLSO at Powell Hall on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Lamon's Terms- Gettin' Zazzy with Angie Schworer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2019

What happens when one of Broadway's funniest actors decides to interview one of Broadway's funniest actors? You're about to find out, because The Prom star Josh Lamon is getting the 411 from not one, not two, not three... but four of his hilarious co-stars! (more...)

10 Local High Schools Selected To Participate In First-Ever CAPA MARQUEE AWARDS Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) today announced the 10 local high schools selected to participate in the first-ever CAPA Marquee Awards. Designed to recognize and celebrate the wealth of high-caliber musical theatre talent in central Ohio, the newly created awards program will send adjudicators to a performance of each participating school's qualifying musical theatre production to evaluate nominated students/productions in the categories of Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Musical Production, Best Direction, Outstanding Ensemble Performance, and Outstanding Student Orchestra Performance. Adjudicators will also separately evalute hard-copy nominations submitted in the categories of Backstage Excellence and Outstanding Technical Achievement. (more...)

Sutton Foster Returns To Cafe Carlyle in June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Two-time Tony-winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster returns to Cafe Carlyle, June 11-22. At Cafe Carlyle, she'll perform Broadway favorites and original recordings, focusing on selections from her new album, Take Me to the World, and stories of how being a mother of a two-year-old has informed her work and changed her life. (more...)

BWW Feature: 9 Shows To See In The Twin Cities Area In 2019
by Brett Burger - Jan 16, 2019

Last year I posted an article on my website about the top 10 shows I was the most excited for that would be in the Twin Cities across the 2018-2019 season. Some of them premiered in 2018 like Mamma Mia at the Ordway and, of course, the traveling production of Hamilton. However, as I look back at the least, a large majority of them are in 2019 and I'm still just as excited to see these productions as I was last year when I posted about them. Below are 9 shows that I can't wait to see in 2019! (more...)

Nancy And Beth Return To Cafe Carlyle, May 14-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Nancy And Beth (starring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) return to Cafe Carlyle, May 14-25. (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...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew Of Porchlight Revisits CAN CAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker.  Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Two-show discounted subscriptions and single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Winners Revealed For The Curtain Up Show Album Of The Year 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

With over 21,000 votes cast, the winners have today been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2018. (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...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Dives Into the Walt Disney Signature Collection in Honor of 30th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

In honor of its 30th¬†anniversary, two-time Academy Award¬ģ-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song ¬ďUnder the Sea,¬Ē 1989) ¬ďThe Little Mermaid,¬Ē dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel ¬ó along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula ¬ó is¬†shore¬†to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD¬†¬†and Movies Anywhere on¬†Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on¬†Feb. 26. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Picks 9 Shows To Watch in 2019 for Tampa/St. Petersburg
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 10, 2019

We asked our editors to pick out 9 shows to look forward to in 2019! Check out Deborah Bostock-Kelley's list of theatre to watch for Tampa/St. Petersburg! (more...)

The Old Globe, San Diego Rep, and More Receive 2018 Craig Noel Award Nominations - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2019

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominations for its 2018 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 17th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County. The nominees are chosen by a nine-member body of professional critics who write for San Diego newspapers, magazines, online publications and blogs. (more...)

STRICTLY COME DANCING Winner Kevin Clifton Stars In ROCK OF AGES At The Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 winner Kevin Clifton will be swapping the ballroom for the bourbon club this Spring when the award-winning Rock of Ages powers into Coventry. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Lamon's Terms- Just Hangin' with Broadway Royalty Beth Leavel!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2019

Watch below as he is joined by Broadway royalty Beth Leavel as they chat about how she got into this business in the first place, which Broadway role won her parents' approval, and so much more.  (more...)

McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy! (more...)

Best Of Broadway Weekend Comes to Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Talented performing arts students from Adelphi University will delight their audiences with rousing renditions of numbers from the footlights of Broadway's stages at Adelphi's Performing Arts Center (PAC) this month. There are two opportunities to see this show, either on Saturday, February 23, or Sunday, February 24. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Honors the 60th Anniversary of 'The Day The Music Died'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2019

February 3 was the 60th Anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story celebrated the anniversary at the show and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Granbury Theatre Company's INTO THE WOODS Wins Best Musical at the Column Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Granbury Theatre Company's Into the Woods was co-winner of the Best Musical award at the 20th Annual Column Awards Gala on February 24, 2019, at the Irving Arts Center. (more...)

TOTO TALKS! Celebrates Stonewall's 50th And The Wizard Of Oz' 80th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019

In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon a Memorial to One of the Area's Finest
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 19, 2019

Today's subject disproves the theory that you can't be good at everything. Kevin Laughon is the Production Associate at Theater J, but his long career of working in the theatre has taken him on both sides of the footlights. (more...)

They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Houston Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Sutton Foster Lights-Up Christmas On PBS And Detroit Public Television
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows and originated roles in the Broadway productions of Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster Brings One-Woman Show To The Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Expanding on its traditional New Year's Eve Celebration, the Park City Institute announced a full evening of festivities, open to residents and visitors all. The evening begins at 8:00 P.M., with a performance from two-time Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist, Sutton Foster, in her critically-acclaimed one-woman show. Following the performance, the celebration continues at Tupelo, 508 Main Street, featuring festive cocktails, an elegant supper menu from James Beard-featured chef, Matt Harris, and dancing past midnight. (more...)

Muny Announces 101st Season Creative Teams - Including KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Christian Borle, John Tartaglia to Direct at Muny; Full Creative for 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Houston Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

It's Showtime Theatre Taps Jeff Cook To Direct First Scripted Production: ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

It's Showtime Theatre of Huntley, the new resident theater company of the Huntley Park District, announces the selection of Jeff Cook to serve as Artistic Director for the company's first scripted production: Aladdin coming June 2019. (more...)

More Classic Broadway Comes to LA's Rockwell This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

By popular demand, Fraser Entertainment Group's ongoing concert series An Evening of Classic Broadway will have a second performance this month at Los Angeles nightclub Rockwell Table and Stage. Jennifer Leigh Warren joins the line-up and Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci returns with other recent cast members. An Evening of Classic Broadway is nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at 8PM. (more...)

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