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BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Warms Hearts at the Garden TheatreBWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Warms Hearts at the Garden Theatre
by Kelli McGurk - Dec 8, 2016

Christmas time is here, indeed, with A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Garden Theatre. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, this live-action transfer is almost an exact carbon copy of the beloved television special. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's TITANIC THE MUSICAL Sets Sail in RehearsalPhoto Flash: Signature Theatre's TITANIC THE MUSICAL Sets Sail in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award®-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey. Titanic will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360 degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music VideoSTAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Signature Theatre's Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. Get ready for the show's big send-off with the company's rendition of 'Godspeed Titanic' below! (more...)

BWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than NaughtyBWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than Naughty
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 30, 2016

With a 75 minute runtime, the show never becomes cloyingly sweet or as indigestible as a fruit cake, as happens with too many holiday specials. The musical has all the makings of a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, with just a touch of tongue-and-cheek humor to give it a little zing. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peggy YatesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peggy Yates
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 28, 2016

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Photo Flash: SILVER BELLES at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: SILVER BELLES at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to present the world premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Coming to The Wilton PlayshopA CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Coming to The Wilton Playshop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Wilton Playshop will present Charles Schulz's A Charlie Brown Christmas, directed by John Atkin. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE EventMaxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eric SchaefferBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eric Schaeffer
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 11, 2016

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All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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BWW Staff Profile: Theatre Life with Jennifer PerryBWW Staff Profile: Theatre Life with Jennifer Perry
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 1, 2016

Today's subject is living her theatre life from a very important vantage point; the audience. Let's face it, without audience members there would be no reason to do what we do. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Nov 1, 2016

Could the writing team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey have another hit musical? (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in ChicagoCHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Donna Migliaccio to Star in SILVER BELLES World Premiere at Signature Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!Donna Migliaccio to Star in SILVER BELLES World Premiere at Signature Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Celebrates Opening Night in D.C. with Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More!Photo Flash: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Celebrates Opening Night in D.C. with Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Takes the Stage of Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Thanksgiving WeekendA CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Takes the Stage of Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Thanksgiving Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Based on the popular television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to present 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' on Sunday, Nov. 27, adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer and based on the Peanuts characters created by Charles M. Schultz. (more...)

Broadway's Mercedes Herrero and Charlotte d'Amboise Appear at #VTA2016 ConferenceBroadway's Mercedes Herrero and Charlotte d'Amboise Appear at #VTA2016 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Virginia Theatre Association will again host a Who's Who of Virginia's theatre community, including Broadway's Mercedes Herrero (University of Virginia and Yale Drama, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Laramie Project); Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin, Chicago, A Chorus LIne) Theatre/Tech Visionary Natasha Tsakos, Google Live Event Strategist Jason Fahlstrom, and many others, when Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) returns to Norfolk for its #VTA2016: Creative Acts Annual Conference, today, October 26, through October 30, 2016, at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel. (more...)

Signature Theatre Holds Mobile Lottery for FREAKY FRIDAY MusicalSignature Theatre Holds Mobile Lottery for FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Signature Theatre announced its partnership with TodayTix, the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to last-minute theater tickets, to launch a mobile lottery offering exclusive $25 tickets for every evening performance of Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Unexpected Stage Company Announces Casting For ZOMBIE PROM, 10/6-10/30Unexpected Stage Company Announces Casting For ZOMBIE PROM, 10/6-10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

What's a high school prom without the undead? As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company presents the campy, rollicking musical Zombie Prom, celebrating 20 years since its off-Broadway debut. The production will run October 6 through 30, 2016, at Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD (the former Round House space). (more...)

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