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DADDY LONG LEGS Launches Competition for Young Female PerformersDADDY LONG LEGS Launches Competition for Young Female Performers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, have announced the "Give A Girl Her Chance" Contest, which will gift an Off-Broadway debut to one talented young woman. (more...)

BWW Review: Paul, Adcock Sizzle in ACCC's MEMPHIS, THE MUSICALBWW Review: Paul, Adcock Sizzle in ACCC's MEMPHIS, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 13, 2016

Melinda Paul and Michael Adcock lead an exhilarating production of the Tony Award-winning Memphis, the Musical - which features an exuberant cast that blends veteran talents like Michael McGee and Susan Walsworth with rising young performers such as Quantavius Rankins and Jordan McCullough, all of whom give their all in bringing the David Bryan-Joe DiPietro work to the stage - running through March 26 at Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast and Creative for MEMPHISThe John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast and Creative for MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, MEMPHIS is filled with laughter, emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll, and features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. (more...)

MEMPHIS Cast to Perform at Atlanta Hawks' Half-Time Show This SundayMEMPHIS Cast to Perform at Atlanta Hawks' Half-Time Show This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Atlanta Hawks fans attending the game on February 28, 2016 at 3:30pm will get a special treat at half-time when the award-winning cast of last fall's hit musical MEMPHIS takes the court to perform the show's finale, 'Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll.' Expect high octane vocals, dancing and soul! (more...)

Theater Works Announces 2016-2017 Masterworks SeasonTheater Works Announces 2016-2017 Masterworks Season
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Theater Works 2016-17 Masterworks Season sees the return of master entertainers, lauded composers, Tony Award ® Winners and two premieres. The 31st MasterWorks season opens with the comedy Noises Off, and is followed by the World premiere of the newest work by the team that brought the works of Cole Porter, A Gershwin Revue celebrates the works of the acclaimed composer George Gershwin. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Releases 'The Secret of Happiness' Sheet Music for FreeDADDY LONG LEGS Releases 'The Secret of Happiness' Sheet Music for Free
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics) have released "The Secret of Happiness" sheet music from DADDY LONG LEGS for free.  (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER Makes European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, April 22THE TOXIC AVENGER Makes European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, April 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero!  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TOXIC AVENGER at Horizon TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE TOXIC AVENGER at Horizon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Kicking off Horizon's 2016 season, THE TOXIC AVENGER, winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, is a hot toxic love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all -- an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play... well, everyone else ... bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This SundayNew Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

MEMPHIS Opens 1/22 at City TheatreMEMPHIS Opens 1/22 at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 91st Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, with MEMPHIS, THE MUSICAL, winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.  Preview on January 21, 2016 at 8pm. Opening night is January 22 and the production runs through February 7. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

?San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2016 season, RAGTIME, February 5-21, 2016 (press opening on Saturday, February 6th) at the Spreckels Theatre. (more...)

Screening of 1955 DADDY LONG LEGS Film to be Held at Davenport TheatreScreening of 1955 DADDY LONG LEGS Film to be Held at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz announced today that DADDY LONG LEGS will host a screening of the 1955 film adaptation of Jean Webster's classic 1912 novel Daddy Long Legs on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Additionally, every audience member attending the screening will receive an exclusive discount to see the live musical version of DADDY LONG LEGS, playing at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: VIA DOLOROSA: On the Road With David HareBWW Review: VIA DOLOROSA: On the Road With David Hare
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre's 3rd Annual Next Rep Black Box Festival presents British playwright David Hare's VIA DOLOROSA as the first of its three shows. Minimal design elements sharpen the focus on David Bryan Jackson's virtuoso performance as the author. Serving as an animated and amiable tour guide, Jackson is fully committed to connecting with the audience, ensuring that the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are understood and keenly felt. (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER to Open Horizon Theatre's 2016 SeasonTHE TOXIC AVENGER to Open Horizon Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Kicking off Horizon's 2016 season, The Toxic Avenger, winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, is a hot toxic love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all -- an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play... well, everyone else ... bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. Melvin Ferd the Third turned Toxic Avenger is here to save New Jersey from toxic waste, clean up his neighborhood, and win the love of the blind librarian. It's a toxic love story with an environmental twist! The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Present OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODSRiverside Theatre to Present OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the uproarious comedy, Over The River and Through The Woods playing the Stark Stage from February 2 - 21, 2016. Over The River and Through The Woods is sponsored by Indian River Estates and Riverside Theatre's 2015-2016 Patron Producers Group. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This JanuaryNew Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces VIA DOLOROSA, January 2-31, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

VIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS' Six Year Journey To Off-Broadway and a World-Wide BroadcastVIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS' Six Year Journey To Off-Broadway and a World-Wide Broadcast
by Michael Dale - Dec 16, 2015

Paul Gordon and John Caird's chamber musical was performed in Japan, London and across America before arriving Off-Broadway. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: LOVE FROM JUDY, The First DADDY LONG LEGS MusicalFLASH FRIDAY: LOVE FROM JUDY, The First DADDY LONG LEGS Musical
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2015

Though it never made it to Broadway, LOVE FROM JUDY was a 1952 West End hit. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This JanuaryNew Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces VIA DOLOROSA, January 2-31, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

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