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New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonNew Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Des McAnuff to Direct New Motown-Inspired Musical About The TemptationsDes McAnuff to Direct New Motown-Inspired Musical About The Temptations
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 18, 2016

Des McAnuff will direct a new musical about the journey of Motown super group The Temptations, currently titled THE DETROIT WORKSHOP. (more...)

BWW Review: It's All About The Music In JERSEY BOYSBWW Review: It's All About The Music In JERSEY BOYS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 18, 2016

BWW Review: Strong Vocals Save A Lackluster Script In JERSEY BOYS (more...)

BWW Review: Open Circle Returns with THE WHO's TOMMYBWW Review: Open Circle Returns with THE WHO's TOMMY
by Roger Catlin - Nov 14, 2016

'Tommy,' the groundbreaking 1969 set by the Who that it dubbed a rock opera, finds a new dimension in the Open Circle Theatre production in Silver Spring. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement of THE WHOLEHEARTEDLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement of THE WHOLEHEARTED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of the critically-acclaimed one-woman show, The Wholehearted, written and co-directed by UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance professor Deborah Stein (The Bitter Game), performed and co-directed by Suli Holum. Presented in association with Center Theatre Group, the show runs in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre December 14 - 18. Tickets and information are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or858-550-1010. (more...)

Celebrate Thanskgiving with Ben Vereen at Feinstein's/54 BelowCelebrate Thanskgiving with Ben Vereen at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will celebrate Thanksgiving with special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound. On Thursday, November 24, indulge in a festive Thanksgiving feast that includes classic holiday dishes and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY, DISASTER! and More Set for Equinox Theatre Company's 9th SeasonTHE WHO'S TOMMY, DISASTER! and More Set for Equinox Theatre Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company has announced its exciting ninth season. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 GalaTituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Reps from NYTW and LCT3 Set for Asian American Arts Alliance's 'GATEKEEPERS' PanelReps from NYTW and LCT3 Set for Asian American Arts Alliance's 'GATEKEEPERS' Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Join the Asian American Arts Alliance for a thought-provoking conversation with artistic staff administrators who run labs for emerging writers and directors in 'Roundtable for Theatre Artists: How to Approach and Engage Gatekeepers in the Theatre.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Houston (more...)

Photo Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELLPhoto Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford(Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

CARRIE Alumni Set for THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 Parody Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowCARRIE Alumni Set for THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 Parody Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Rage: Carrie 2, An Unathorized Musical Parody in Concert tonight, October 28th at 11:30pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This August for JERSEY BOYS at the OrpheumTickets on Sale This August for JERSEY BOYS at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10 AM for the Memphis return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Orpheum Theatre October 25-30, 2016. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This OctoberThe Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENORPhoto Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Memphis (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENORLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY to Rock Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company SeasonTHE WHO'S TOMMY to Rock Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will open the 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award winning musical, The Who's Tommy. Based on one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, it is the inspiring story of a deaf, dumb, blind, pinball-playing kid who overcomes long odds to triumph. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas as 'Frankie Valli' in JERSEY BOYSPhoto Flash: First Look at DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas as 'Frankie Valli' in JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys welcomes 'Dancing with the Stars' superstar Mark Ballas in his Broadway debut tonight in the iconic role of 'Frankie Valli.' He is joined by fellow new cast members Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively), as well as Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new stars in action below! (more...)

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