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Photo Flash: Bethany Slomka & John Massey In HAIRSPRAY At San Diego Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre invites you to take a special sneak peek at the cast of it's upcoming production of Hairspray. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Book, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Hairspray will be directed by J. Scott Lapp (SDMT's First Date, The Prince of Egypt, Bonnie & Clyde), with choreography by Jill Gorrie (SDMT's Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees), and music direction by Don LeMaster. Hairspray runs August 3 - September 2, 2018 at the historic Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Saturday, August 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Immersion Theatre's Latest Open-Air Production Of PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Immersion Theatre's brand new musical adaptation of PETER PAN is currently touring the UK playing to sold out audiences around the country. This high energy, laugh-out-loud family musical is packed with comedy, audience interaction, and live music, and has been created by the same team behind Immersion's recent critically-acclaimed tours of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Liliane Montevecchi
by Walter McBride - Jul 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld reported on June 29th that Tony winner Liliane Montevecchi passed away at 85 years old. Take a look back on some of our favorite memories of Montevecchi, in the photos below. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical Proves Anything Can Happen When You Let It
by Shari Barrett - Jul 3, 2018

When Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre decided to present MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical as the final production of their 2017-18 Mainstage season, the group had no idea how the old theater adage "The Show Must Go On" would prove the title character's belief that "anything can happen when you let it." You see, the original directing team deserted the production a month before it was due to open, with an incomplete cast in place and tickets already having been sold. How could the challenge be met on time? Let me assure you, thanks to its new directors Kristie Mattsson and Aric Martin, musical directors Andrew Lederman and Daniel Koh, choreographers Lauren Blair and Holly Weber, and producers Anne & Larry Gesling, Spencer Johnson, and Meredith Wright, I would never have known such an additional challenge had been in place given the incredible quality of the production I saw! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the season July 11-28, 2018 in the Garvin Theatre with the musical, GREASE.  Book, lyrics and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office,, or by calling (203) 787-4282. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (203) 772-8202. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE JUNGLE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Following critical acclaim, and a sold-out run at the Young Vic, producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold are delighted to announce the full cast for the West End transfer of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's The Jungle, a National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre,directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. The production is set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people.  Previewing from 16 June, with World Refugee Day on 20 June, The Jungle will have an Opening Night on 5 July at the Playhouse Theatre, with rehearsal photography released today. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Harlem Repertory Theater Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close June 16. It has been extended through November 24, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended five times. (more...)

BWW Interview: Camille Metoyer Moten: A Triumph!
by Christine Swerczek - May 16, 2018

Omaha, Nebraska is teeming with talent. And once in awhile you come across a person who is more than a performer in the spotlight; she is a light. Camille Metoyer Moten is a singer, actress, author, and inspirational human being. She will appear in her own show at the Omaha Community Playhouse on June 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm and on June 10 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the addition of a new show to the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin during an extended run in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, May 4-20, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eagle Theatre's Immersive Playground Takes on the History of Gone with the Wind
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

On March 30th, 2018, Eagle Theatre opens Ron Hutchinson'sMoonlight & Magnolias, an uproariously irreverent behind-the-scenes glimpse of Gone With The Wind. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out This First Look of Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in Upcoming JUDY Biopic
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Check out this first look at Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic. Tony nominee Rupert Goold (AMERICAN PSYCHO, KING CHARLES III, ENRON) will direct from a script penned by THE CROWN's Tom Edge. Production on the film has just began though an official release date has yet to be announced.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Thrasher-Horne Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Orange Park! Sponsored by Garber Automall as part of the 2017-2018 Broadway Orange Park Season, the national tour of The Wizard of Oz takes the Thrasher-Horne Main Stage for one day only, Saturday, March 10, at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut's Independence Studio on 3 Explores Moral Grey Areas in A STEADY RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-18 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the hard-hitting and gripping A STEADY RAIN. Written by Keith Huff and directed by Fran Prisco, the production begins previews on February 20, opens February 22, and continues through March 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ozians Cozy Up and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, we get a glimpse at what some regional productions do during their intermissions! Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Women of SPONGEBOB Run Things, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the girls of Spongebob Squarepants' Bikini Bottom get their hustle on, and more. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO presents the World Premiere of UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO presents the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 - April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Comes to Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. A trip down the aisle no one will soon forget! It all adds up to one feel-good Broadway hit: Mamma Mia!, the first musical and headliner of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season, is now on stage through April 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gleb Hangs With the Romanovs and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, Anastasia's Gleb (Max von Essen) hangs with the Romanovs, and more. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: An A-OOOO-Some Cast is Announced For Immersion Theatre's Wildest Show Yet THE JUNGLE BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Immersion Theatre announces full casting for their high energy, larger-than-life adaptation of The Jungle Book. Rachael Stratton will lead the company in the role of Mowgli having previously played Dorothy for Immersion Theatre in their 2016 summer tour of The Wizard of Oz. A seasoned family theatre performer, previous credits include Izzy in the UK tour and West End run of Rainbow Magic Live, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Little Prince, and Alice in Alice in Wonderland. (more...)