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The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old FavoriteOpen Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Responds To Charles Isherwood's Claim That Sung-Through Musicals Have No BookThe Dramatists Guild Responds To Charles Isherwood's Claim That Sung-Through Musicals Have No Book
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

Doug Wright, James Lapine, Marsha Norman, Alan Menken and more explain what goes into the book of a musical. (more...)

Nashville Rep Hosts Auditions for 2016-17 SeasonNashville Rep Hosts Auditions for 2016-17 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre will hold Open Call Auditions on May 18 and 19 at the Nashville Public Television building at 161 Rains Avenue. Auditions are by appointment only. Casting will be done for the five shows in Nashville Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsGregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 SeasonNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2016/17 Season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Beto O'Byrne, Ming Peiffer, and Francis Weiss Rabkin and the directors are Danny Sharron, Stevie Walker-Webb, and Mo Zhou. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2016 Online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items, getaways, theater tickets, sports items, celebrity meet and greets, celebrity experiences  and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 3 at 12 Noon at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons.  Online bidding will continue through Thursday, May 19.  (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess & John Stamos Perform 'Kiss the Girl' on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Tituss Burgess & John Stamos Perform 'Kiss the Girl' on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest John Stamos persuaded fellow guest Tituss Burgess to reprise his show-stopping number 'Kiss the Girl' from Broadway's THE LITTLE MERMAID. The 'Fuller House' star chimed in for the 'sha la la's'. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This SummerCabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Patti LuPone Teases Broadway Return and Chances of a Second Memoir in TV Insider InterviewPatti LuPone Teases Broadway Return and Chances of a Second Memoir in TV Insider Interview
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

In a recent interview with TV Insider, Broadway legend Patti LuPone discussed everything from her upcoming regular role on Showtime's Penny Dreadful to the way she wants to end her career. (more...)

UPDATE: Drama Desk Committee to Address Shelved 'Best Book of a Musical' CategoryUPDATE: Drama Desk Committee to Address Shelved 'Best Book of a Musical' Category
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The 'Best Book of a Musical' category was not included in the Drama Desk nominations this year. In response to this development, Doug Wright, President of the Dramatists Guild of America, wrote a letter to the Drama Desk's president saying he and his team are 'painfully aggrieved' this season's book writers aren't being given the credit they deserve. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

Theater Under The Stars Parts With Artistic Director Bruce Lumpkin, Sheldon Epps New Artistic AdvisorTheater Under The Stars Parts With Artistic Director Bruce Lumpkin, Sheldon Epps New Artistic Advisor
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The Houston outdoor theatre will be going through a transitional period under its new artistic advisor. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, NOISES OFF & More Set for Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonTHE LAST FIVE YEARS, NOISES OFF & More Set for Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2016-17 season, which includes a brilliant and powerful musical, a hysterically chaotic comedy, the regional premiere of a play from Nashville Rep's Ingram New Works Project, and a great American classic. (more...)

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