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VIDEO: Kristen Bell Sings as Mary Poppins in New FUNNY OR DIE Parody!VIDEO: Kristen Bell Sings as Mary Poppins in New FUNNY OR DIE Parody!
Posted: Jul. 24, 2014


VIDEO: Watch Full Music Video of Disney Stars Performing FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'VIDEO: Watch Full Music Video of Disney Stars Performing FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


BWW Flashback: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ends Broadway RunBWW Flashback: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ends Broadway Run
Posted: Jul. 20, 2014


FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch MemorialFLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of ArtsJohn Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of Arts
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


First Look At Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCHFirst Look At Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie to Be Featured at Toronto International Film Festival in September!Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie to Be Featured at Toronto International Film Festival in September!
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


VIDEO: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris Stars in New Campaign for Heineken LightVIDEO: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris Stars in New Campaign for Heineken Light
Posted: Jul. 19, 2014


Andrew Lloyd Webber Comments On Considering Committing Suicide Post-SurgeryAndrew Lloyd Webber Comments On Considering Committing Suicide Post-Surgery
Posted: Jul. 19, 2014


Shailene Woodley, Lea Michele, Jason Derulo Among Nominees for 2014 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS; Full List Announced!Shailene Woodley, Lea Michele, Jason Derulo Among Nominees for 2014 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS; Full List Announced!
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


Neil Patrick Harris Offered Role On AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOWNeil Patrick Harris Offered Role On AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
Posted: Jul. 20, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Scoop Me Gently with a ChainsawBWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Scoop Me Gently with a Chainsaw
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


Michelle Williams Extends Run in Broadway's CABARETMichelle Williams Extends Run in Broadway's CABARET
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


BWW Recap: Did SYTYCD's Top-16 Episode Feature the Show's Sexiest Routine Ever? Updated & with PicturesBWW Recap: Did SYTYCD's Top-16 Episode Feature the Show's Sexiest Routine Ever? Updated & with Pictures
Posted: Jul. 24, 2014


Kristin Chenoweth Confirms Plans For New Christmas Album; Idina Menzel Duet?Kristin Chenoweth Confirms Plans For New Christmas Album; Idina Menzel Duet?
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


Behind The Scenes Of FINDING NEVERLAND SitzprobeBehind The Scenes Of FINDING NEVERLAND Sitzprobe
Posted: Jul. 20, 2014


BWW TV: PIPPIN Company Flies High at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARKBWW TV: PIPPIN Company Flies High at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK
Posted: Jul. 19, 2014


Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing DateBreaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


Sneak Peek Of Jeremy Jordan Onstage In FINDING NEVERLANDSneak Peek Of Jeremy Jordan Onstage In FINDING NEVERLAND
Posted: Jul. 23, 2014


Pantochino's Summer Theatre Camp to Debut New Musical Spoof TodayPantochino's Summer Theatre Camp to Debut New Musical Spoof Today
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/25/2014) - Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., Connecticut's 'Ridiculously Entertaining' non profit theatre company, will debut it's new musical spoof, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Outlet Store' at 4pm, Friday, July 25th at the Center for the Arts in Milford as part of it's Summer Theatre Camp series.


Cirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division to Present DOO WOP WED WIDING HOOD This WeekendCirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division to Present DOO WOP WED WIDING HOOD This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/25/2014) - The Cirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division will present the energetic Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood involving 25 kids from Windsor and neighboring towns including Hartford, Suffield, Coventry, Manchester and Enfield. Cast members range in age from eight to fourteen.


Bijou Theatre Opens WILLY WONKA JR. TonightBijou Theatre Opens WILLY WONKA JR. Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/25/2014) - The Bijou Theatre's children's summer program, The Bijou Arts Center's Summer Stage, will be performing 'Willy Wonka Jr.' tonight, July 25th at 8pm. The Summer Stage program at the Bijou Theatre is a theatre intensive program for both beginners and experienced performers between the ages of 8 and 15. This is the inaugural year of this program. The cast is very excited to perform on the Bijou's stage. For most of them this is their first live performance.


Opera House Players' Summer Youth Theater Presents HONK!, JR. This WeekendOpera House Players' Summer Youth Theater Presents HONK!, JR. This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/25/2014) - Opera House Players' Summer Youth Theater presents the musical HONK! Jr. tonight, July 25 at 7pm, and Saturday, July 26 at 7pm at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016.


The Castle Craig Players Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Now thru 8/3The Castle Craig Players Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/25/2014) - GOOD GRIEF! The Peanuts characters come to life on stage, as the Castle Craig Players revive their acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning hit YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Based on the classic comic strips PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz, this heart-warming musical is the perfect summer treat for the entire family! The show runs for two weekends only - July 25-August 3 - at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse in Meriden!


Jay Leno, Cyrille Aimee, Sid the Science Kid and More Set for Stamford's Palace Theatre in 2014-15Jay Leno, Cyrille Aimee, Sid the Science Kid and More Set for Stamford's Palace Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/24/2014) - Stamford's Palace Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring artists from all genres. The season serves up an exceptional lineup of comedy, music, children's programming and holiday shows, suitable for patrons from 3 to 93.


Ivoryton Playhouse to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLIES, 8/6 - 8/31Ivoryton Playhouse to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLIES, 8/6 - 8/31
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/24/2014) - It's the dog days of summer but in Ivoryton, August is kicking its way through the heat in feathers, glitter and six inch heels! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the smash hit Broadway musical opens in Ivoryton on August 6th and runs through August 31st. Written by Harvey Fierstein, Jean Poiret and Jerry Herman, the original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. LA CAGE was later turned into a popular movie, The Birdcage, starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams.


NINE WIVES Runs Now thru 7/27 at TriArts Sharon PlayhouseNINE WIVES Runs Now thru 7/27 at TriArts Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/24/2014) - TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents a developmental production of the new musical Nine Wives from today, July 24-27 at their Stage 2 space in the Bok Gallery.


Hartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices FellowHartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/23/2014) - Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that playwright Kimber Lee will be the 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage.


CT Free Shakespeare to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/30-8/3CT Free Shakespeare to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/30-8/3
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/23/2014) - 1969. Protests. Love-ins. Woodstock. The height of a counter-culture movement-and the perfect time in which to set a 400 year old play according to Ellen Lieberman, Artistic Director of CT Free Shakespeare. For its 15th season, the company will present As You Like It, one of William Shakespeare's greatest comedies--and some say his silliest. It is also Shakespeare's most musical play, and this adaptation features soul-stirring songs from the 60's.


O'Neill Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference Kicks Off Today, Featuring Betty Buckley and MoreO'Neill Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference Kicks Off Today, Featuring Betty Buckley and More
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/23/2014) - The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's ten-day 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference begins today, July 23, with nightly performances. The Grand Finale ends the O'Neill summer season on Saturday evening, August 2.


Cirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division to Present DOO WOP WED WIDING HOOD, 7/25-26Cirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division to Present DOO WOP WED WIDING HOOD, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/22/2014) - The Cirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division will present the energetic Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood involving 25 kids from Windsor and neighboring towns including Hartford, Suffield, Coventry, Manchester and Enfield. Cast members range in age from eight to fourteen.


BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - The Day OffBWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - The Day Off
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm (Connecticut)

(7/22/2014) - Boy have I been looking forward to this one all week long, lol. This was an especially tough week for a lot of us as we not only had our normal 8 show week, we also had some understudy rehearsal on Thursday and Friday to be ready if the chance arose when we would have to go on. Don't get me wrong, I really do appreciate being able to work on the material in a different way and it is always a treat when you get to hear different interpretations of the story. However, with all that said and done I was still extremely exhausted at the amount of work we had been doing. So the prospect of two days off was a spectacular one. It started out rather a bit intense and not necessarily what one would think would be a relaxing morning. However getting to the gym is something important and actually was the perfect way for us to gear up for our epic day off. Since I have started this job, and a bit before, I have been trying to keep up with a regular routine of gym as well as eating a much more strict diet. So far it has been going well, but there are definitely those times where I would love a large pizza and some beer, ha!!!


National Circus Project Comes to Stamford's Palace Theatre TodayNational Circus Project Comes to Stamford's Palace Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/22/2014) - The circus is coming to Stamford - and you can get into the act! An interactive and fun show for all ages, The National Circus Project brings their time-honored tradition of thrilling and entertaining audiences with awesome acrobats, dazzling jugglers, aerialists, clowns and hula hoop artists to The Palace Theatre today, July 22nd at 11 a.m.


Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creatives for East Coast Premiere of ETHER DOME, 9/11-10/5Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creatives for East Coast Premiere of ETHER DOME, 9/11-10/5
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/21/2014) - In 1846, the history of the world was forever changed by a dentist from Hartford, and now Hartford Stage will launch its 2014-15 Season with that remarkable and electrifying story: Ether Dome by Elizabeth Egloff (The Swan), directed by former Artistic Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans' Home Cycle).


BWW Reviews: NORA in WestportBWW Reviews: NORA in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen (Connecticut)

(7/21/2014) - Scenes from a marriage


BWW Reviews: Balancing Traditions for Characters, Audience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at GoodspeedBWW Reviews: Balancing Traditions for Characters, Audience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Goodspeed
by Lauren Yarger (Connecticut)

(7/21/2014) - Director Rob Ruggiero changes the focus for the production running over at Goodspeed, which has been extended through Sept. 12.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
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(7/20/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
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(7/20/2014) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014.


Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW (Connecticut)

(7/20/2014) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Connecticut


Music Mountain Presents Benefit Concert Featuring Peter Serkin, The Orion String Quartet, and Gunsmoke This WeekendMusic Mountain Presents Benefit Concert Featuring Peter Serkin, The Orion String Quartet, and Gunsmoke This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/19/2014) - Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th anniversary season with a mid-season benefit concert featuring the master pianist Peter Serkin and the acclaimed Orion String Quartet, July 19 (3PM), performing a distinguished program including Haydn, plus works for piano and strings by Brahms, and Dvorak. Also appearing this weekend is the audience favorite, Gunsmoke today, July 18 (6:30PM). This summer, Music Mountain has welcomed some of the most highly regarded string quartets in the country -- The Emerson String Quartet opened the season, audiences enjoyed The Juilliard String Quartet, and now Music Mountain has the privilege of hosting the Orion String Quartet. And, as always, the Twilight Series offers a wide range of country, folk and jazz concerts that are fun for the entire family! Concerts are scheduled thru September 14.


Treehouse Comedy Productions Offers $12,000 Prize in FUNNIEST COMIC IN NEW ENGLAND ContestTreehouse Comedy Productions Offers $12,000 Prize in FUNNIEST COMIC IN NEW ENGLAND Contest
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/18/2014) - Treehouse Comedy Productions in conjunction with Mohegan Sun are both proud to announce our 2014 dates for the 4th Annual Funniest Comic in New England Contest. The Contest is scheduled to play at the Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays on October 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25.


Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams Takes 'Rose's Turn' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY!Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams Takes 'Rose's Turn' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY!
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/18/2014) - Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams is Rose, in GYPSY: A MUSICAL FABLE at Connecticut Repertory Theatre onstage July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets and information at 860-486-2113. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a new production shot of Uggams during Rose's famous second act anthem- 'Rose's Turn.'


MetOpera Summer Encore Series to Present ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Warner Theatre, 9/13MetOpera Summer Encore Series to Present ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Warner Theatre, 9/13
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/18/2014) - The Met Opera: Live in HD Summer Encore Series presents a re-broadcasting of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 pm. This special screening will be shown in the Warner's Main Theatre on the new 50' screen.


Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & MoreWarner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/18/2014) - The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance.


Warner Theatre Jazz Series Continues with Arti Dixson Group TonightWarner Theatre Jazz Series Continues with Arti Dixson Group Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/18/2014) - The Warner Theatre Jazz Series will continue tonight, July 18th with the Arti Dixson Group performing in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 8 pm. Arti is a seasoned performance artist whose list of achievements spans a rich and diverse spectrum of both venue and genre. It was studying with Jack DeJohnette that inspired Arti to pursue a musical career.


Windham Theatre Guild Opens SHREK THE MUSICAL TodayWindham Theatre Guild Opens SHREK THE MUSICAL Today
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/18/2014) - The Windham Theatre Guild is excited to be the first theatre in the area to present live on stage the fun-filled family summer production of Shrek The Musical opening today, July 18th at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic.


Photo Flash: First Look at THE RAINMAKER, Opening Tonight at The Sherman PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE RAINMAKER, Opening Tonight at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(7/18/2014) - Tonight, July 18, The Sherman Playhouse will debut its summer production of the romantic comedy, THE RAINMAKER, by N. Richard Nash. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on this four-week run. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!