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Mad Horse Theatre Announces 4th Annual Dial M For Mad Horse Fundraiser Mad Horse Theatre Announces 4th Annual Dial M For Mad Horse Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Maine

Mad Horse Theatre Company is excited to host its 4th annual Murder Mystery fundraising gala on Saturday, June 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at the Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher Street in South Portland. (more...)
BWW Interview: An Evening of 'Short Stories' and a Song Book To Die For: THE ALL NIGHT STRUT BWW Interview: An Evening of 'Short Stories' and a Song Book To Die For: THE ALL NIGHT STRUT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on May 26, 2017 in Maine

“The All Night Strut has a songbook to die for! It may not be as riotously funny as The Irish and How They Got Way was,” says Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, but I know from experience that the audience will leave the theatre exhilarated!” Clark, who will co-produce the show with Anita Stewart, Artistic Director of Portland Stage, describes the musical revue as “a collection of vignettes, each of which plays out before the next one begins. It is sort of like an evening of short stories that paints a colorful and poignant picture of 20th century America in the years of the Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war.” (more...)
Backstage Tours Being Held at Ogunquit Playhouse Backstage Tours Being Held at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Maine

??????? It is a perfect time to take an exclusive backstage tour of the National Historic Register theatre at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The historic theatre is one of Maine's cultural jewels and a cornerstone of America's theatrical heritage. It has produced the finest Broadway shows for 85 years, showcasing over 300 Broadway, television and film stars on its stage. Come walk in the footsteps of theatre legends guided by a group of enthusiastic docents who are eager to share the fascinating stories of the Ogunquit Playhouse. (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 Maine

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...)
Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Maine

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)
Cast Set for New England Premiere of DIASTER! THE MUSICAL Cast Set for New England Premiere of DIASTER! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Maine

Full casting has been announced for the New England premiere of DISASTER! THE MUSICAL; the 1970's disaster-movie musical written by Sirius/XM On Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick (Glee, Ellen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). One of the first mountings of this production since the show's 2016 Broadway run, Cast Aside Productions will be bringing DISASTER! to the Mainstage at Portland Stage Company, July 13-16. (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Steve Feeney on May 22, 2017 in Maine

The Ogunquit Playhouse opens its 85th season on a romantic Greek island. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Maine

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Maine (more...)
BWW Interview: BWW Hosts NEWSIES Film-Stage Talkback with MSMT BWW Interview: BWW Hosts NEWSIES Film-Stage Talkback with MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on May 20, 2017 in Maine

Maine State Music Theatre hosted a special series of free FILM FRIDAYS events which previewed the summer shows, showed the original (or subsequent) movie and offered a talkback with Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, in interview with BWW's Maine Editor, Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold. Here is an sli8ghtly edited version of the talkback of May 17, 2017, which discussed the 1992 Kenny Ortega film version of NEWSIES and the 2012 Broadway staging, and gave some hints about what Midcoast Mine could expect this summer at MSMT! Have a look/ listen! (more...)
Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Maine

The venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, which is celebrating its 85th Anniversary season is once again joining forces with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! Joining the fight is as easy as buying a ticket to the international hit show! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International. The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years. (more...)
Panel Discussion on the Making of Always...Patsy Cline Comes to MSMT Panel Discussion on the Making of Always...Patsy Cline Comes to MSMT
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Maine

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) will hold a panel discussion "Peek Behind the Curtain - Always, Patsy Cline" on Wednesday, June 14, 12 pm - 1 pm in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)
Penobscot Theatre Company Heads Into Summer with THE FULL MONTY Penobscot Theatre Company Heads Into Summer with THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Maine

Penobscot Theatre Company is capping its 43rd season with a feel-good musical that has charmed audiences worldwide: The Full Monty (book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek) will open in previews June 15 and run through July 9, with 21 performances at the historic Bangor Opera House.   (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 Maine

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...)
BWW Feature: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts BWW Feature: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro on May 18, 2017 in Maine

We'll always be like one! After four packed house, GREASE played it's final performance at the Winslow Homer Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 7th at 1 PM. Throughout the weekend, just under 2,500 spectators witnessed the spectacle. (more...)
Schoolhouse Arts to Present Disney's MULAN JR. Schoolhouse Arts to Present Disney's MULAN JR.
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Maine

Schoolhouse Arts Education Program in Standish is proud to present Disney's "Mulan, Jr." The theatrical performance takes audiences back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Maine

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Maine (more...)
BWW Review: DISGRACED at Portland Stage Company BWW Review: DISGRACED at Portland Stage Company
by Steve Feeney on May 12, 2017 in Maine

Strong work at Portland Stage. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Maine

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 LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
Maine State Music Theatre to Celebrate Music Legend Patsy Cline This June Maine State Music Theatre to Celebrate Music Legend Patsy Cline This June
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2017 in Maine

The nationally regarded Maine State Music Theatre celebrates music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, June 7 - 24. The touching true story, Always… Patsy Cline combines humor, heartache and 27 of Patsy's most unforgettable hits, such as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," and more. (more...)
Actors, Volunteers, and Audience Members Still Coming to Hackmatack Playhouse Decades Later Actors, Volunteers, and Audience Members Still Coming to Hackmatack Playhouse Decades Later
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2017 in Maine

Karol and David Gooch of Kittery were young and in love, earthy-looking types, when they first discovered Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, Maine, 40 years ago. And Hackmatack itself was a new theater on a farm, started by the late Carleton Guptill. (more...)
Full Cast Announced for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE MUSICAL at Charlottetown Festival Full Cast Announced for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE MUSICAL at Charlottetown Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2017 in Maine

Complete casting has been announced for Anne of Green Gables-The Musical at The Charlottetown Festival. The Adam Brazier-directed production is undergoing a major three-year revival, with new sets, costumes, sound design, even a new Green Gables house, and many more surprises to be unveiled over the next three summers. (more...)
BWW Review: Mad Horse Finishes Season with Dark, Apocalyptic Comedy BWW Review: Mad Horse Finishes Season with Dark, Apocalyptic Comedy
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on May 08, 2017 in Maine

Mad Horse Theatre's 2018 has certainly pushed the envelope in repertoire choices, fearlessly programming provocative, often dark, edgy, but always intensely human plays. Its last selection of the season, Anne Washburn's 2012 Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play, coming on the heels of The Nether and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, brings this adventurous season to a stirring conclusion. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/07/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/07/2017
by BWW on May 07, 2017 in Maine

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Maine (more...)
BWW Interview: MSMT Launches New Public Film Series BWW Interview: MSMT Launches New Public Film Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on May 07, 2017 in Maine

The rain was pouring down outside and the aroma of fresh hot popcorn wafted through the Morrell Meeting Room as a sizeable crowd gathered on this gloomy Friday evening at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick to enjoy a new public film series, created by MSMT, hosted by Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, and facilitated by Olivia Wenner, Group Sales and Outreach Manager. The project, part of MSMT's community outreach program, is entitled Film Fridays and offers free screenings in HD and surround sound of three movie musicals which will be produced in their stage versions this summer at MSMT. The movies are then followed by a talkback with Curt Dale Clark, moderated by Broadway World Maine Editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold and - to add a little levity and spice - by a special trivia contest with prize of two complimentary tickets to MSMT's stage show for the winner. (more...)
Some Theatre Company to Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Some Theatre Company to Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in Maine

Some Theatre Company will present Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Erryn Bard, running June 1st - 4th, 2017 at the Keith Anderson Community House - 19 Bennoch Rd, Orono. (more...)