Goodspeed Opera House News

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

TNC's TEACH IT RIGHT, OR, RIGHT TO TEACH Tour Continues; New Dates!TNC's TEACH IT RIGHT, OR, RIGHT TO TEACH Tour Continues; New Dates!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opened its 39th annual tour August 8 with 'Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach,' a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. Scroll down for an updated schedule! (more...)

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Heading to Broadway Next?Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Heading to Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com can confirm Internet chatter that during the Muny run of HOLIDAY INN, numerous top New York and regional producers descended on the St. Louis venue to check out the show. Sources tell us that next steps have not been decided on for the tuner, but talks are underway for both potential Broadway and regional outings for the show. (more...)

Erin Burniston to Replace Kristen Martin in Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES TomorrowErin Burniston to Replace Kristen Martin in Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Erin Burniston, who was in the National Tour of SPRING AWAKENING will step into the role of 'Anne' in Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starting August 12. Kristen Martin departs the show to take part in an upcoming project, which is soon to be announced. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/8/15- SHENANDOAHSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/8/15- SHENANDOAH
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2015

Today in 1989, the first Broadway revival of Shenandoah opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 32 performances. Shenandoah is a musical that was written in 1975 with music by Gary Geld, lyrics by Peter Udell, and a book by Udell, Philip Rose and James Lee Barrett, based on Barrett's original screenplay for the 1965 film Shenandoah. The musical first opened at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1974 and then transferred to Broadway, opening on January 7, 1975. It ran on Broadway for a total of 1,050 performances, closing August 7, 1977. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and won two, one for Best Actor in a Musical (John Cullum) and the other for Best Book of a Musical. (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Set for CVRep, 8/28-30Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Set for CVRep, 8/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in his fast paced 90 minute, hilarious production of Frank Ferrante - An Evening With Groucho to be presented at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage, August 28, 29, and 30. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bobby Steggert Discusses Playing Toulouse-Lautrec in MY PARISBWW Interview: Bobby Steggert Discusses Playing Toulouse-Lautrec in MY PARIS
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jul 28, 2015

Bobby Steggert discusses MY PARIS, in whiuch he plays French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, The show is now playing at Connecticut's Norma Terris Theater in Chester. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit PlayhouseBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Trevor Worden - Jul 27, 2015

Great theater happening Maine! Check out the Review on broadwayworld.com (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a New Episode of SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin- Featuring Jenna Nicole Schoen!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a New Episode of SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin- Featuring Jenna Nicole Schoen!
by SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin - Jul 24, 2015

This brand new episode of SCHOOL'D features 2014 Boston Conservatory alumna Jenna Nicole Schoen, who currently in the national tour of Jersey Boys. She has previously performed at PCLO, Theatre By The Sea, Goodspeed Opera House, and Gateway Playhouse. Check out the episode below! (more...)

The Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADYThe Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The oldest professional summer theater in America, The Cape Playhouse, presents its first-ever Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe's triumph - My Fair Lady - July 28 through August 8. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Cape Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Broadway's Ashley Brown and Jeff McCarthy star in what is generally hailed as a masterpiece of musical theatre. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face. Lorin Latarro choreographs and Nick DeGregorio is the musical director. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood BowlBroadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the final casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python's Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005. Those joining the starry company are Broadway vets Kevin Chamberlin as Sir Bedevere, Tom Deckman as Not Dead Fred, and Rick Holmes as Sir Lancelot. (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside Dress Rehearsal of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLESSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside Dress Rehearsal of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Check out a sneak peek at dress rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lloyd Reynolds, Jamison Stern and More in Goodspeed's LA CAGEPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lloyd Reynolds, Jamison Stern and More in Goodspeed's LA CAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

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