Darick Pead News

INTO THE WOODS Cast Announced for Ahmanson TheatreINTO THE WOODS Cast Announced for Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The complete cast has been announced for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of "Into the Woods" opening April 5, 2017, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and playing through May 14, 2017, with one preview performance on April 4. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Noah Brodyand Ben Steinfeld. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS, Arriving at the Ahmanson This SpringPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS, Arriving at the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Fiasco Theater Production of 'Into the Woods', with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, will arrive at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre this spring, with one preview on April 4 and an opening night set for April 5 for a run through May 14, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS, the celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, launched a national tour in December, and will continue to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas this spring. Book writer James Lapine and original Broadway cast member Joanna Gleason recently visited the touring company in Purchase, NY - scroll down for photos of them with the cast! (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This FebruaryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC) will present the critically-acclaimed production of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will perform at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor PalaceBWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 9, 2016

While those seeking a similarly scaled production to the original Broadway production (or even the revival) might leave the Eisenhower Theatre somewhat disappointed, those open to experiencing a new interpretation of the familiar material might leave feeling they've had an opportunity to look at an old favorite with new eyes. Perhaps they might better appreciate what drew them to the story in the first place. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco Theatre's INTO THE WOODS on Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco Theatre's INTO THE WOODS on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Fiasco Theater's celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning INTO THE WOODS, by Stephen Sondheimand James Lapine, will launch a national tour in December at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL, following technical rehearsals and tour preview performances at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, FL. (more...)

Maybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National TourMaybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Casting is announced today for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Asian Kickoff Extends AnewDisney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Asian Kickoff Extends Anew
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 29, 2015

Manila, Philippines--The first-ever international touring production of the Broadway hit musical Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' based on the 1991 Oscar-winning full-length animated feature film, and now--after 20 years--has reunited its original 1994 Broadway collaborators: director Robert Jess Roth, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Natasha Katz, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, composer Alan Menken, and lyricists Tim Rice (and the late Howard Ashman), is extending its Asian kickoff for another week from Sunday, February 1, to Sunday, February 8, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The show was originally announced to close Sunday, January 25. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Extends Manila Run Until 2/1Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Extends Manila Run Until 2/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 25, 2015

The first-ever international touring production of the Broadway hit musical Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' based on the 1991 Oscar-winning full-length animated feature film, and now--after 20 years--has reunited its original 1994 Broadway collaborators: director Robert Jess Roth, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Natasha Katz, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, composer Alan Menken, and lyricists Tim Rice (and the late Howard Ashman), is extending its run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) until Sunday, February 1. (The show was originally announced to close Sunday, January 25.) (more...)

Review Roundup: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Premieres in AsiaReview Roundup: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Premieres in Asia
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 11, 2015

Manila, Philippines--The first-ever international touring production of the Broadway hit musical Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' based on the 1991 Oscar-nominated full-length animated feature film, and now--after 20 years--has reunited its original 1994 Broadway collaborators: director Robert Jess Roth, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Natasha Katz, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, composer Alan Menken, and lyricists Tim Rice (and the late Howard Ashman), is currently playing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) until Sunday, January 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Be Their Guest! Meet the Company of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International TourPhoto Coverage: Be Their Guest! Meet the Company of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 14, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Enchanted Objects Come Alive in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Wolf TrapBWW Reviews: Enchanted Objects Come Alive in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Wolf Trap
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 7, 2014

In 1994, the newly formed Disney Theatrical Group opened Disney's Beauty and The Beast on Broadway at the Palace Theater and became the eighth longest running Broadway show, when it ultimately closed in 2007. Since its inception, this 'tale as old as time' has played everywhere from elementary schools to international opera houses. Now at Wolf Trap, the NETworks Presentations, LLC touring company is playing through Sunday on their final leg of their national tour before taking the summer off. (more...)

BWW Previews: NETWorks' DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play Wolf Trap for Five Performances, 6/6-6/8BWW Previews: NETWorks' DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play Wolf Trap for Five Performances, 6/6-6/8
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 3, 2014

The touring production of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will play at Wolf Trap's Filene Center for five performances between Friday, June 6th and Sunday, June 8th. The family-friendly, live-action musical includes all the songs from the Broadway production and spectacular sets and costumes. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 1/19Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Segerstrom Hall from tonight, January 14 - 19, 2014. (more...)

Hilary Maiberger and Darick Pead to Star in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Segerstrom Center, 1/14-19Hilary Maiberger and Darick Pead to Star in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Segerstrom Center, 1/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Orange County engagement of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 14 - 19, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants Now Through Jan 5BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants Now Through Jan 5
by Linda Hodges - Dec 26, 2013

The enchanting musical Beauty and the Beast delighted audiences at San Francisco's Curran Theater on opening night and is the perfect dose of holiday entertainment for children of all ages. Disney's timeless tale of love and transformation is touring the country and will be in San Francisco through January 5, 2014. A NETworks Presentations event, this show forgoes some of the more costly set designs of the original Broadway show but loses nothing of the melodic magnificence of Menken, Ashman and Rice's original masterpiece. Musical Director/Conductor Kevin Francis Finn helms the lush orchestrations of Danny Troob, while the beautifully crafted book by Linda Woolverton brings her animated original to the stage in superb fashion. (more...)

Hilary Maiberger and Darick Pead to Star in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Segerstrom Center, 1/14-19Hilary Maiberger and Darick Pead to Star in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Segerstrom Center, 1/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Orange County engagement of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 14 - 19, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - The Magic Returns to PhillyBWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - The Magic Returns to Philly
by Pati Buehler - Dec 3, 2013

Once again this Disney favorite brings in the crowd from the adorable little girls dressed in their best "Belle" dresses to the young at heart adults who delight in this Tale. (more...)

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