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Bo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC RepBo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theatre announce the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (Blood and Gifts). (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY and 'PINOCCHIO' Set for the Greenwich Theatre This AugustTHE WHO'S TOMMY and 'PINOCCHIO' Set for the Greenwich Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

A go-getting young producer of new musical theatre is filling the normally quiet month of August at Greenwich Theatre with two full-length musicals to appeal to a wide range of audience -- The Who's Tommy and The Adventures of Pinocchio. (more...)

Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fisher Theatre on Sale 7/26Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fisher Theatre on Sale 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Tickets will go on sale Sunday, July 26 for the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing Detroit's Fisher Theatre, November 17 - December 6. Tickets will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 27. (more...)

Blockhead Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMYBlockhead Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Blockhead productions presents THE WHO'S TOMMY, July 24-25 at PARSONS VETERAN'S MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, 70 West River St Milford, CT 06460. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WHO'S TOMMY Takes the Stage at Prince William Little TheatreBWW Reviews: THE WHO'S TOMMY Takes the Stage at Prince William Little Theatre
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 16, 2015

The iconic rock opera is back onstage and Prince William Little Theatre has got it. A challenging show for even a professional company, this community theatre tackles Pete Townshend's landmark piece with gusto and innovative staging by director Melissa Jo York-Tilley and co-choreographers Melanie Marie Gibson and Ahmad Maaty. Boasting some strong performances of the classic rock score, the production gets an “E” for effort. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley Birchall and Carly Burns in THE WHO'S TOMMYPhoto Flash: First Look at Ashley Birchall and Carly Burns in THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Almost 20 years after it was last seen in London, The Who's Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this Summer from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fox Theatre on Sale 8/9Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fox Theatre on Sale 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Dates have been announced for the Atlanta return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Atlanta to play the Fox Theatre October 6-11 as part of the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series! (more...)

Warner Bros to Re-Release THE IRON GIANT in Theaters This FallWarner Bros to Re-Release THE IRON GIANT in Theaters This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events are proud to announce that the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant” will be re-released in theaters for a limited engagement this fall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 4000 Performances on Broadway!Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 4000 Performances on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 2, 2015

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August WilsonTheatre and as of this week, has played over 4000 performances on Broadway! The show has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour and The Netherlands. (more...)

UK & Ireland Tour of JERSEY BOYS Announces New Cast MembersUK & Ireland Tour of JERSEY BOYS Announces New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

From Tuesday 18 August 2015, Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli in the ongoing UK and Ireland tour of Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS. Matt previously played the role at certain performances.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rebecca Taichman's Ever-Evolving Relationship with TWELFTH NIGHTBWW Interviews: Rebecca Taichman's Ever-Evolving Relationship with TWELFTH NIGHT
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 28, 2015

When the subject is Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, the metaphors and analogies come easily to director Rebecca Taichman, who uses words like 'epic,' 'complex,' 'Mozartian' and 'perfect.' 'It's truly bottomless,' she says. 'I thought I knew everything about the play, and I just keep unpeeling layers.' (more...)

Project: Theater to Present UNITY (1918)Project: Theater to Present UNITY (1918)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Project: Theater (producers of the critically acclaimed Occupation and the monthly Our Bar series) has announced the US premiere of UNITY (1918), written by Kevin Kerr and directed by KJ Sanchez. UNITY (1918) begins performances on Thursday, August 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 23. Press opening is Sunday, August 9 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Ashley Birchall to Lead THE WHO's TOMMY at Greenwich Theatre; Full Cast AnnouncedAshley Birchall to Lead THE WHO's TOMMY at Greenwich Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Full casting is announced today for The Who's Tommy, which will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August. The production comes 20 years after Tommy was last seen in London, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

CHINGLISH, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and More to Continue East West Players's 50th SeasonCHINGLISH, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and More to Continue East West Players's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theater of color in the country, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the projects and collaborators for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival taking place October 9 - 11. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Returning to San Francisco in 2016JERSEY BOYS National Tour Returning to San Francisco in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Dates have been announced for the San Francisco return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to San Francisco to play the SHN Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, January 20 through Sunday, February 14, 2016. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS to Perform at 2015 Tony Awards!Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS to Perform at 2015 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Jersey Boys will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Broadway with the New York cast performing 'Oh What A Night' on the live broadcast of the 69th Annual Tony Awards on CBS, it was announced today. On Saturday, June 6th, cast members will perform at the annual Belmont Stakes before the running of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. (more...)

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