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Goodspeed's Revised RAGS Gets Industry Reading in NYCGoodspeed's Revised RAGS Gets Industry Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

In preparation for its fall production of a newly-revised version of Rags, Goodspeed Musicals is hosting a closed industry reading of the show at Pearl Studios on May 26. (more...)

John Kander, David Thompson and Susan Stroman to Bring Henry James Novella to the Vineyard Stage in 2018John Kander, David Thompson and Susan Stroman to Bring Henry James Novella to the Vineyard Stage in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, a new work - fusing drama, dance and music - by five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (CONTACT, THE PRODUCERS), playwright David Thompson (SCOTTSBORO BOYS), and legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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SUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAYSUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) haveáannounced two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 SeasonGoodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed. áWe're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages. áGoodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out. áOur audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Directoráand Resident Playwright Emily Mann isápleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming 2017-2018 Theater Series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Phoenix (more...)

BWW Previews: SMU Students to Stage 24-Hour CHICAGO Musical This SaturdayBWW Previews: SMU Students to Stage 24-Hour CHICAGO Musical This Saturday
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 13, 2017

BWW Previews: SMU Students to Stage 24-Hour CHICAGO Musical This Saturday (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Phoenix (more...)

Breaking News: The Prince Finds His Court- Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck, Janet Dacal, Brandon Uranowitz & More Will  Star in PRINCE OF BROADWAYBreaking News: The Prince Finds His Court- Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck, Janet Dacal, Brandon Uranowitz & More Will Star in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Lynne Meadowá(Artistic Director) andáBarry Groveá(Executive Producer) have justáannounced casting for the Broadway premiere ofáPrince of Broadway, a musical celebration, produced byáManhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement witháGorgeous Entertainment, that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and produceráHarold Prince.á (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 4/02/2017Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Phoenix (more...)

Signature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American ComposersSignature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

BWW Review: Tyne Daly Brings Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD To The York TheatreBWW Review: Tyne Daly Brings Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD To The York Theatre
by Michael Dale - Feb 28, 2017

Listening to the original Broadway cast album of Jerry Herman's 1969 entry, DEAR WORLD, it's almost unimaginable to think you're hearing the score of a show that shuttered on Broadway after less than four months worth of performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLDPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the final of three presentations in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1969 musical Dear World, with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy« Award and Tony« Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

First Look: Tyne Daly Takes the Stage in the Mad, Passionate Tale DEAR WORLDFirst Look: Tyne Daly Takes the Stage in the Mad, Passionate Tale DEAR WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy« Award and Tony« Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. The final presentation of the three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series features Alison Fraser (March of the Falsettos) as Constance, Ann Harada (Avenue Q) as Gabrielle,and Lenny Wolpe (Wicked) as The Sewerman, with Dewey Caddell (Finian's Rainbow) as The Sergeant, J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis) as President 2, Ben Cherry (Fiddler on the Roof) as The Waiter, Stephen Mo Hanan (Jolson & Co.) as President 3, Erika Henningsen (Les Miserables) as Nina, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as Julian, Peter Land (My Fair Lady) as President 1, Gordon Stanley (Ragtime) as The Prospector, and Kristopher Thompson-Bolden (The Nutty Professor) as The Mute. Stage Manager is Kimothy Cruse, with Assistant Stage Manager Shanna Allison. Directed by Michael Montel(director of twenty preview Musicals in Mufti presentations including Dear World, Take Me Along, and A Time for Singing), with music direction by Christopher McGovern (Cagney). PerCasting for the series is by Geoff Josselson. (more...)

DEAR WORLD Starring Tyne Daly Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre CompanyDEAR WORLD Starring Tyne Daly Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy« Award and Tony« Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company, Starring Tyne DalyPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company, Starring Tyne Daly
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry-not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers-the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Ann Harada, Lenny Wolpe Sign on for DEAR WORLD, Starring Tyne Daly at York Theatre CompanyAlison Fraser, Ann Harada, Lenny Wolpe Sign on for DEAR WORLD, Starring Tyne Daly at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The York Theatre Company,ádedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

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