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BWW Review: NUNCRACKERS Brings Christmas to The KeetonBWW Review: NUNCRACKERS Brings Christmas to The Keeton
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 2, 2016

Those wacky sisters of Hoboken are back on the job and back in the theatre in Nuncrackers - writer Dan Goggins' latest installment of the continuing saga of a group of down-on-their-luck nuns from New Jersey who are still trying to beef up their rolls, score some longed-for electronic gadgets and launching a cable access TV channel to hawk their own special brand of must-have holiday gifts - celebrating the Christmas season with a variety show that shows off their own questionable talents, along with those of a group of four children from the school at the Convent of Mount Saint Helen's. (more...)

NUNSENSE to Open SCERA Indoor Season on TodayNUNSENSE to Open SCERA Indoor Season on Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Oh, what to do, what to do. Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 nuns in the convent who die after consuming her botulism-laced vichyssoise.  Heavenly hilarity ensues when the five remaining nuns must find a way to raise enough money to bury their beloved and dearly departed sisters. (more...)

NUNSET BOULEVARD Next Up at Dickson's Gaslight Dinner TheatreNUNSET BOULEVARD Next Up at Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre's 16th anniversary season continues with the latest musical from Dan Goggins: Nunset Boulevard - The Hollywood Bowl Show. Everyone's favorite Little Sisters of Hoboken take the stage once again in the musical comedy. This time, they have been invited to Tinseltown to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

NUNSENSE to Open SCERA Indoor Season on September 16NUNSENSE to Open SCERA Indoor Season on September 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Oh, what to do, what to do. Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 nuns in the convent who die after consuming her botulism-laced vichyssoise.  Heavenly hilarity ensues when the five remaining nuns must find a way to raise enough money to bury their beloved and dearly departed sisters. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Company Presents The International Musical Hit: NUNSENSEHarbor Lights Theater Company Presents The International Musical Hit: NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nunsense takes place July 29 to August 14 at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.  Tickets are $35- $45. Visit www.hltc.org  or call 866-811-4111 to purchase your tickets. 'Dinner and a Show' options are also available for select performances, catered by 'Celebrate at Snug Harbor'. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Company to Present NUNSENSEHarbor Lights Theater Company to Present NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

?The Harbor Lights Theater Company brings this hilarious musical sensation to Staten Island's Snug Harbor this summer starring a cast of Broadway veterans. (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENCE at Rhino TheaterBWW Review: NUNSENCE at Rhino Theater
by Adam Cohen - Jun 6, 2016

Get thee to the Rhino Theater for high jinks of the highest order (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENSE Lets The Little Sisters Of Hoboken Loose On Unsuspecting AudiencesBWW Review: NUNSENSE Lets The Little Sisters Of Hoboken Loose On Unsuspecting Audiences
by Barry Lenny - May 24, 2016

Nunsense was a night out that had the audience laughing and applauding from start to finish. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/17/2016Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/17/2016 for Rhode Island (more...)

BWW Review: Community Players Creates Heavenly Hilarity with NUNSENSE 2: THE SECOND COMINGBWW Review: Community Players Creates Heavenly Hilarity with NUNSENSE 2: THE SECOND COMING
by Robert Barossi - Apr 11, 2016

You might be hard pressed to come up with a musical that is or has a sequel. Sequels seem to primarily be the domain of movies, books and perhaps television shows. There is one musical, though, that actually has a number of sequels to its credit. The hit show Nunsense hasn't just spawned one or two follow-ups, it actually has nine shows which are considered sequels or spin-offs of the original. Now, Community Players is presenting the second in that line, Nunsense 2: The Second Coming. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/10/2016Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/10/2016 for Rhode Island (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENSE at Camarillo Skyway PlayhosueBWW Review: NUNSENSE at Camarillo Skyway Playhosue
by Cary Ginell - Apr 7, 2016

The idea for Nunsense, the whimsical musical about five wacky but lovable nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken, came to creator Dan Goggin from an unexpected quarter. A friend had presented Goggin with a mannequin dressed as a Dominican nun in traditional habit, with the idea that it would be fun to feature a photograph of the mannequin and Goggin as part of a greeting card. The cards were a success and so, having worked in theater since 1963, Goggin decided to emulate Pygmalion by bringing the mannequin to life. The first Nunsense production opened in 1983 with a cast featuring three nuns, a priest, and a brother. The show featured sketches written by a friend, Steve Hayes, but in order to move the show to Off-Broadway, they had to have an actual 'book' to replace the sketches. It was at this time that the priest and the brother became additional nuns and a story was written to tie all of Goggin's songs together. The expanded Nunsense won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and ten years and 3,672 performances later, it ended its original run, becoming second in longevity only to The Fantasticks for an Off-Broadway show. Since then, there have been over 8,000 productions of Nunsense around the world, with the show translated into twenty languages and a half-dozen sequels following in its wake. What makes Nunsense so universally loved? Simple. It's funny, the songs are cute and singable, and the good feelings inherent in the show's believable characters are infectious. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/03/2016Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/03/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/03/2016 for Rhode Island (more...)

NUNSENSE...A-MEN! to Play New Hope Arts Center, 2/12-13NUNSENSE...A-MEN! to Play New Hope Arts Center, 2/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Don your habits and grab your rulers, the Downtown Performing Arts Center and Curtain Up Productions will present the musical comedy Nunsense...A-men! for three special performances. Scheduled for Friday, February 12 at 7:30 and Saturday, February 13 and 2 pm and 7:30 pm, performances of Nunsense...A-men! will take place at the New Hope Arts Center located at 2 Stockton Avenue in New Hope, PA. (more...)

BWW Review: Crown City Theatre  Produces Exultant NUNSENSE for the HolidaysBWW Review: Crown City Theatre Produces Exultant NUNSENSE for the Holidays
by Don Grigware - Dec 22, 2015

Resourceful Dan Goggin designed a line of greeting cards to honor the nun, then turned the project into a cabaret which finally became a full-fledged musical comedy in 1985. Now Nunsense plays in several languages all over the world. Everyone has a peculiar fascination with nuns. Why? Well, number one, they dress oddly and apart from that, they live out their daily lives praying and doing things uncommon to the average person. Say you are or grew up a Catholic, you still have difficulty figuring them out. Are they really that stern and block-headed? Well, Dan Goggin takes you behind the scenes, so-to-speak, in this tongue -in-cheek look at the Little Sisters of Hoboken at Mt. Saint Helen's School - you will see them do things, irreverent things, you never imagined in your wildest dreams - who are about to put on a benefit show to raise funds to...Oh, Saints preserve us... to bury four nuns who died from botulism. Currently onstage at Crown City Theatre in NoHo, Nunsense is receiving a nifty revival directed by the terrific Kristin (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Gotta Dance' makes announcements, and 'My Way' and 'Christmas Dearest' extend. 'A Midwinter Mummers Tale' sells out, as'Guys And Dolls' rounds out the year. DePaul hosts a new children's musical, Northwestern hosts the Sarah Siddons Society, and 'Nunsense' aims for series regularity. And vote for the BWW Chicago Awards! (more...)

Hallelujah! NUNSENSE TV Series, Starring Karen Ziemba, Beth Leavel and Phyllis Smith, Aims for Streaming DealHallelujah! NUNSENSE TV Series, Starring Karen Ziemba, Beth Leavel and Phyllis Smith, Aims for Streaming Deal
by Jessica Khan - Dec 15, 2015

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are back! Dan Goggin's hit musical comedy NUNSENSE is praying for a new home on Netflix or Amazon Prime. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/11/2015Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/04/2015Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Whitney Bashor, Angel Desai & More Set for Sam Willmott's Larson Legacy Concert at Adelphi UniversityWhitney Bashor, Angel Desai & More Set for Sam Willmott's Larson Legacy Concert at Adelphi University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is proud to present the first Larson Legacy Concert showcasing the work of composer-lyricist Sam Willmott, a recipient of The American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants, on Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 PM. (more...)

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