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The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & MoreThe Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2018

After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production of Jersey Boys. The Muny announced today the iconic leading quartet will star Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas as Frankie Valli, Bobby Conte Thornton as Bob Gaudio, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. The fourth production in the theatre's centennial season, Jersey Boysruns July 9 - 16. Jersey Boys is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Rick Bertone. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)
Christopher Sieber And Jennifer Simard To Lead ANNIE At The MunyChristopher Sieber And Jennifer Simard To Lead ANNIE At The Muny
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2018

The Muny announced today that Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Jennifer Simard will star as the stoically affluent Daddy Warbucks and the deliciously wicked Miss Hannigan, respectively, in the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 - 25. Annie is directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Jessica Hartman with music direction by Colin Welford. Annie is proudly sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)
Corbin Bleu, Berklea Going and Jeffrey Schecter To Lead The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAINCorbin Bleu, Berklea Going and Jeffrey Schecter To Lead The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2018

The Muny announced today the leading trio that will star in the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Schecter will portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren. (more...)
The Muny Announces Revised MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS For 100th SeasonThe Muny Announces Revised MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS For 100th Season
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2018

The Muny announced today that Broadway director and writer Gordon Greenberg will revise the book for Meet Me In St. Louis, August 4 - 12. This production, the 8th in Muny history, will also include several songs new to the stage adaptation of Meet Me In St. Louis, including 'Boys and Girls Like You and Me,' a song written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for Oklahoma! and then recorded for, but ultimately cut, from the film of Meet Me In St. Louis. This production will also include the first stage use of 'You and I,' a song in the film by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. (more...)
Exclusive: Rob McClure Will Star in JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY At The Muny!Exclusive: Rob McClure Will Star in JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY At The Muny!
by Alan Henry - January 25, 2018

Rob McClure will star as 'The Setter' in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, the opening production of The Muny's historic 100th season. 'The Setter' serves as the evening's narrator and performs throughout the show, including the roles of 'Pa' in High Button Shoes and 'Tevye' in Fiddler on the Roof. Jerome Robbins' Broadway is directed by Cynthia Onrubia and Chris Bailey serves as production supervisor. Music direction is by Michael Horsley. (more...)
Industry Exclusive: How The Muny Snagged JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY For Their Centennial SeasonIndustry Exclusive: How The Muny Snagged JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY For Their Centennial Season
by Alan Henry - January 18, 2018

Programming a theatre season for a major regional theatre can be a major challenge, to put it mildly. Funding, casting, public interest, mandate, and licensing availability are just some of the multitude of challenges and considerations that must be acknowledged - so its no surprise that programming The Muny's 100th season would be a big challenge. (more...)
Beth Leavel To Lead The Muny's Production of GYPSYBeth Leavel To Lead The Muny's Production of GYPSY
by Alan Henry - December 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore. (more...)
John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 CreativesJohn Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)
The Muny Slates 100th Season Dates for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, JERSEY BOYS, GYPSY and MoreThe Muny Slates 100th Season Dates for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, JERSEY BOYS, GYPSY and More
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2017

The Muny announced today show dates for its epic seven-show 100th season in Forest Park. Befitting this historic year, The Muny will be the first theatre in the U.S. to produce two Tony award-winning Best Musicals: Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Jersey Boys, and will offer three shows with extended performances. (more...)
The Muny Announces 100th Season With 7 Shows Including Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Meet Me In St. Louis, and More!The Muny Announces 100th Season With 7 Shows Including Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Meet Me In St. Louis, and More!
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

The Muny announced today its epic seven-show 100th season in Forest Park. Befitting this historic year, The Muny will be the first theatre in the U.S. to produce two Tony award-winning Best Musicals: Jersey Boys and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch THE MUNY's 100th Season Announcement Live on BroadwayWorld!VIDEO: Watch THE MUNY's 100th Season Announcement Live on BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld is live streaming The Muny's historic 100th Season Announcement event! Tune in tomorrow to watch live! (more...)
Photo Flash: NEWSIES Lyricist Jack Feldman Stops by The MunyPhoto Flash: NEWSIES Lyricist Jack Feldman Stops by The Muny
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2017

NEWSIES lyricist Jack Feldman visited The Muny's production of the hit musical on Wednesday and took a moment to snap a photo with the cast - check it out below! (more...)
VIDEO: Do They Got Us? No! Watch 'The World Will Know' from NEWSIES at The MunyVIDEO: Do They Got Us? No! Watch 'The World Will Know' from NEWSIES at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2017

Watch the company of NEWSIES at The Muny get serious in 'The World Will Know' below! (more...)
BWW Photo Exclusive: Watch What Happens... Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny!BWW Photo Exclusive: Watch What Happens... Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of last night's performance of NEWSIES at The Muny - check out photos below! (more...)
VIDEO: Jay Armstrong Johnson Belts 'Santa Fe' in NEWSIES at The MunyVIDEO: Jay Armstrong Johnson Belts 'Santa Fe' in NEWSIES at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

Based on Disney's 1992 cult classic film, Newsies tells the rousing tale of the great Newsboy Strike of 1899. Jack Kelly, a charismatic and resilient newspaper boy, leads a bunch of New York City rag-tag orphans in a clash against the mighty publishing titan, Joseph Pulitzer. With a score by Alan Menken, and hits that include 'Santa Fe,' 'Seize the Day,' and 'King of New York,' this Muny premiere promises to make headlines. Watch Jay Armstrong Johnson (as Jack Kelly) perform a passionate rendition of 'Santa Fe' below! (more...)
VIDEO: They're Major News! Watch Highlights From The Muny's NEWSIESVIDEO: They're Major News! Watch Highlights From The Muny's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2017

Based on Disney's 1992 cult classic film, Newsies tells the rousing tale of the great Newsboy Strike of 1899. Jack Kelly, a charismatic and resilient newspaper boy, leads a bunch of New York City rag-tag orphans in a clash against the mighty publishing titan, Joe Pulitzer. With a score by Alan Menken, and hits that include 'Santa Fe,' 'Seize the Day,' and 'King of New York,' this Muny premiere promises to make headlines. (more...)
Review Roundup: A CHORUS LINE at The MunyReview Roundup: A CHORUS LINE at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2017

Considered a landmark celebration of the American Musical, A Chorus Line follows the lives of 17 Broadway dancers vying for a spot 'on the line.' Zach, a driven director/choreographer at the helm of a suspenseful audition, will stop at nothing to assemble an unforgettable chorus, no matter the price. With music by Oscar and Tony winning Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line defines glittering promise, unwavering determination and stakes as high as the kickline itself. This is one Muny 'singular sensation' you won't want to miss! (more...)
VIDEO: The Kickline Aims High in New Highlights from A CHORUS LINE at The Muny!VIDEO: The Kickline Aims High in New Highlights from A CHORUS LINE at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from A Chorus Line at The Muny - check them out below! (more...)
VIDEO: Highlights from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at the MunyVIDEO: Highlights from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at the Muny
by Stage Tube - July 22, 2017

With lyrics and music by Meredith Willson, additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan, based on the original book by Richard Morris, THE UNSINKABLE Molly Brown will run at The Muny from July 21 to 27, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Caroline Bowman, Tim Rogan and More in ALL SHOOK UP at The MunyPhoto Flash: First Look at Caroline Bowman, Tim Rogan and More in ALL SHOOK UP at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2017

The Muny just celebrated its opening night performance of All Shook Up last night, July 13, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's ALL SHOOK UPVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 13, 2017

Set to the chart-topping hits of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, himself, Elvis Presley, and based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows the story of Natalie, a tomboy mechanic with a longing heart, and Chad, a mysterious, hip-swiveling roustabout who is new to town and ready to shake things up. Set in the 1950s, and filled with secret crushes, hysterical shenanigans and matters of the heart, this is one Muny production that promises to have the entire family dancing in their "Blue Suede Shoes." (more...)
Social: Go Behind The Scenes with Felicia Finley and Marrick Smith at The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP & FORUMSocial: Go Behind The Scenes with Felicia Finley and Marrick Smith at The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP & FORUM
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that The Muny will be taking over our Instagram and Twitter accounts today to give our readers a behind the scenes look at their current and upcoming shows! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look - The Muny Channels Rome with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM!Photo Flash: First Look - The Muny Channels Rome with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM!
by BWW News Desk - July 6, 2017

The Muny just celebrated the opening night performance of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Supported by a sensational company of Muny and Broadway stars, Jeffrey Schecter (Pseudolus), gave an awe-inspiring performance after stepping into the lead role just 3 days before opening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Jeffrey Schecter, John Tartaglia and More in Highlights from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM at The MunyVIDEO: Watch Jeffrey Schecter, John Tartaglia and More in Highlights from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - July 6, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the third production of The Muny's 99th season, playing now through July 11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)
Social: Spend A Day at THE MUNY with John TartagliaSocial: Spend A Day at THE MUNY with John Tartaglia
by BWW News Desk - July 5, 2017

Check out highlights from our Twitter takeover last week with John Tartaglia, who's currently gearing up to open A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at The Muny! (more...)

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