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BWW Feature: THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES at Overture Center BWW Feature: THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton on June 22, 2017 in Madison

Madison is about to witness a brand new theatre experience--combining cinema with live music this weekend as the Overture Center hosts Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in concert. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 2017 in Madison

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
Selections from CARMEN, 'SERAGLIO', THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and More Set for Madison Opera's Opera in the Park 2017 Series Selections from CARMEN, 'SERAGLIO', THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and More Set for Madison Opera's Opera in the Park 2017 Series
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Madison

Madison Opera's Opera in the Park celebrates its sixteenth year on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm in Garner Park on Madison's West Side.  The annual free concert of opera and Broadway favorites closes the company's 2016/17 season and provides an enticing preview of the 2017/18 season. (more...)
THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play in Concert at The Armory This July THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play in Concert at The Armory This July
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Madison

Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner THE LAST FIVE YEARS is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. (more...)
Kids in the Rotunda Announces Free Summer Events Kids in the Rotunda Announces Free Summer Events
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2017 in Madison

Overture Center's Kids in the Rotunda offers a diverse lineup of local and regional performers and educators, selected exclusively for children and their families at no cost. The program will continue during the summer with scheduled events that are free and open to the public. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18
by Audition Roundup on June 18, 2017 in Madison

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 18, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 6/18/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 6/18/2017
by BWW on June 18, 2017 in Madison

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/18/2017 for Madison (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 2017 in Madison

'BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture Center BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson on June 14, 2017 in Madison

The opening Overture's combination of 'I Feel the Earth Move' flowing directly in to 'Jazz Man' set the audience's hook (more...)
Straight No Chaser to Return to Overture This September Straight No Chaser to Return to Overture This September
by BWW News Desk on June 12, 2017 in Madison

NiteLite Promotions and Overture Center announce a cappella favorites Straight No Chaser will appear at Overture Center for one night only Thursday, September 28. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser of BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING  MUSICAL at Overture Center BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser of BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton on June 12, 2017 in Madison

???????BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL arrives in Madison this week. I spoke with cast member Ben Fankhauser, who broke onto the Broadway stage in the original cast of NEWSIES THE MUSICAL. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 6/11/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 6/11/2017
by BWW on June 11, 2017 in Madison

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/11/2017 for Madison (more...)
Overture's Rising Stars Returns with $1,000 Grand Prize Overture's Rising Stars Returns with $1,000 Grand Prize
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2017 in Madison

Overture Center's Rising Stars, dedicated to discovering and elevating local talent, returns for a fourth year to showcase the wealth of talent in the community. Registration is free and open now at overture.org/risingstars. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 09, 2017 in Madison

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 6/04/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 6/04/2017
by BWW on June 04, 2017 in Madison

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/04/2017 for Madison (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/1 - FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/1 - FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 02, 2017 in Madison

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
Two of Overture's Tommy Awards Recipients Headed to 2017 Jimmy Awards Two of Overture's Tommy Awards Recipients Headed to 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk on May 31, 2017 in Madison

Out of 29 students auditioning 'Outstanding Leading Performer' Tommy Award recipients, two were selected to advance to the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), also known as The Jimmy Awards, held in New York City on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Madison

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
by Scott Rawson on May 22, 2017 in Madison

    Grover's Corners is of course the backdrop to the romance of George Gibbs (Jon Churchwell) and Emily Webb (Amanda Rodriquez). With minimal set to interfere with the actor's ability to carry the story the play moves along initially at a refreshing small-town pace. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Madison

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Madison (more...)
Overture's 2016-17 Tommy Award Recipients Announced; Ceremony Set for June! Overture's 2016-17 Tommy Award Recipients Announced; Ceremony Set for June!
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Madison

Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards Program at Overture Center for the Arts encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater each year and culminates in an annual awards show in Overture Hall. The 8th Annual Awards Tommy Awards Show will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and will go on sale to the public Monday, May 22 at 11 a.m. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Madison

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Madison THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Madison
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Madison

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Madison for the week ending May 14, 2017 at Overture Center for the Arts grossing $1,515,721.80 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Madison

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Madison (more...)
BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson on May 12, 2017 in Madison

Hello; my name is Elder Rawson and I would like to talk to you about a most amazing musical. (more...)