Goodspeed Opera House News

Palm Beach Dramaworks Extends Frank Loesser's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA In Concert, Now Through 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On the heels of overwhelming critical acclaim and passionate audience response, Palm Beach Dramaworks has scheduled additional performances of Frank Loesser's achingly romantic musical The Most Happy Fella, starring William Michals. Originally slated to close on Sunday, July 27, the concert production will now continue at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis) through Sunday, August 3. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Balancing Traditions for Characters, Audience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Goodspeed
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 21, 2014

Director Rob Ruggiero changes the focus for the production running over at Goodspeed, which has been extended through Sept. 12. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine Audiences
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 21, 2014

'I definitely have a choreographic style - much of what I do is ballet-based and athletic, but I was trained in the Jack Cole manner. My mentors, Ron Lewis, Ron Fields, were all Jack Cole people. I have a strong sense of jazz, true American jazz based in ballet.' The speaker is a petite, svelte, red-haired dynamo of energy and bubbly enthusiasm. Seated opposite me a few days before the opening of her latest theatrical endeavor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Maine State Music Theatre, director-choreographer Patti Colombo talks about her Maine debut and her other award-winning theatrical projects - among them, On the Town, West Side Story, Mask, L'il Abner, Peter Pan, Seussical, which have taken her to Broadway and around the world. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa & More in Highlights of Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Official Press Opening was July 16, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - It's Opening Night
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 17, 2014

It's opening night… (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa & More in Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Official Press Opening is tonight, July 16, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Official Press Opening is tonight, July 16, 2014. Check out a first look at the opening preview party below! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Celebrates 50th Anniversary of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Show Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production, which began previews on June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof for an Official Press Opening tonight, July 16, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barbara Walsh as 'Margaret White' in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Studio 2ndStage's final production of the 2013-2014 season is the edgy and strangely charming Carrie: The Musical, co-directed by Studio 2ndStage Artistic Director Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen. From Lawrence D. Cohen,Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, 2ndStage's CARRIE stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie's mother, Margaret White, with Emily Zickler making her Studio Theatre debut playing the titular role. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Tighe and Holmes Lead West End's THE BOOK OF MORMON, July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

From 28 July 2014, the cast of the Olivier Award-winning The Book of Mormon, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, will be led by Billy Harrigan Tighe as Elder Price and A.J. Holmes as Elder Cunningham. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 04, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barbara Walsh in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Studio 2ndStage's final production of the 2013-2014 season is the edgy and strangely charming Carrie: The Musical, co-directed by Studio 2ndStage Artistic Director Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen. From Lawrence D. Cohen, Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, 2ndStage's CARRIE stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie's mother, Margaret White, with Emily Zickler making her Studio Theatre debut playing the titular role. Scroll down for a first look at the mother-daughter duo! (more...)

BWW Blog: Welcome Back Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed Musical's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 02, 2014

'Who Day and Night Must Scramble For A Living.....Tradition!!!' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Getting to know MY FAIR LADY'S Tony Sheldon
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 01, 2014

Known best as Bernadette in PRISCILLA - QUEEN OF THE DESERT, actor Tony Sheldon is in Minneapolis for the summer and is having fun with his role, exploring the city and working at the Guthrie. (more...)

Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE to Open TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with 'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie,' a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Adam Heller and the Cast of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014]. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014]. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present THE MOST HAPPY FELLA in Concert, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Love blooms in Napa Valley for an aging, unprepossessing grape farmer and a young, world-weary waitress in Frank Loesser's achingly romantic The Most Happy Fella, opening Friday, July 18 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. William Michals, who triumphed in the title role of last season's Man of La Mancha, returns to Palm Beach Dramaworks to play the Italian immigrant farmer Tony Esposito in this concert production. The show, which runs through July 27, is directed by Clive Cholerton, with musical direction by Howard Breitbart. (more...)

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