Goodspeed Opera House News

STAGE TUBE: Goodspped's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Spoofs 'Rude'
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2014

The cast of Goodspped's Fiddler on the Roof, which ran from June 27th through September 12th, found time in their busy petrformance schedule to have some fun backstage. Check out their hilarious Fiddler-style spoof of Magic!'s 'Rude.' (more...)

Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­ (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

BWW Recaps: Patti Murin Offers Advice to Crazies on BACHELOR IN PARADISE Finale
by Patti Murin - Sep 09, 2014

It's a cool night here in East Haddam, Connecticut, but Tulum is blazing hot as we reach the climactic finale of BACHELOR IN PARADISE. And that's not just because every contestant's skin has either melted or peeled off due to excessive sun exposure. It's because tonight, we find out which of the couples that have formed over the past few weeks are willing to give their love a shot after this final Rose Ceremony. Or until they realize that there is no monetary prize at the end of this competition, and all they 'win' is the person they've 'chosen' as their 'partner.' Either way, I'm in! (more...)

Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. (more...)

WCP, Goodspeed, The O'Neill, Hartford Stage, Yale Rep and Long Wharf Join Together for PLAY! IN CONNECTICUT Fall 2014 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Today, the Connecticut Office of Tourism announced that from October 23-26, Connecticut's Flagship Producing Theatres will be hosting a vibrant weekend festival of plays, musicals and theatre events at six regional theatres across the state. From classics to new works, to conferences and talks, theatregoers can attend one show or six while enjoying special overnight packages and dining discounts. (more...)

Alhambra to Present MAN OF LAMANCHA, 9/10-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

In his previous appearance at the Alhambra as the lead in South Pacific, Christopher Sanders received a standing ovation each night. On September 10, the dashing singer returns to the Alhambra as Don Quixote in the play inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth century masterpiece by the same name. Presented by Brumo's Automotive, Man of LaMancha opens on September 10 and runs through October 12. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller & More Set for Broadway at Birdland this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the Season lineup for Broadway at Birdland, featuring Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller, Rosie O'Donnell, James Snyder, Andrew Lippa, Jim Caruso, Trevor McQueen and more! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open 28th Season with THE 39 STEPS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, the hilarious whodonit opening Bristol Riverside Theatre's season on September 30-October 26. Directed by Gus Kaikkonen, the ensemble cast features Dan Hodge, Matt Leisy, Karen Peakes, and Adam Sowers. (more...)

THE SPIRIT OF VAUDEVILLE Set for United Solo Festival, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Actor/ Musician Richard Stillman will be performing THE SPIRIT OF VAUDEVILLE at the UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL on October 19th at 2 pm. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

Kim Zimmer to Star in HELLO, DOLLY! at The Barn Theatre School, 8/19-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

For the first time in 25 years, The Barn Theatre proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, HELLO, DOLLY! Kim Zimmer stars as the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi in this classic Broadway hit! (more...)

Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/8- SHENANDOAH
by Stage Tube - Aug 08, 2014

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...)

VIDEO: Susan Louise O'Connor Stars in New Webseries LUCY KNOWS LOVE (NYC STYLE)
by TV News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Lucy Knows Love (NYC style) is the latest comedy web series to be launched from STAGE17.tv. The series is written by and starring Broadway's Susan Louise O'Connor (Blithe Spirit) as Lucy Saunders. Single gal turned married lady takes her Dayton, OH talk show to streets of NYC helping random strangers with what she knows best-LOVE. It's Lucy Knows Love (NYC Style) and boy is she fantastic. With her canny ability to assess the problems of even strangers on the street, there is nothing stopping Lucy from working her magic on the love-troubled souls in the greatest city in the world. Click below to watch the first episode - 'Big Shit' - with Sarah Bisman (Bronwyn Freed on Law & Order: SVU) and Diana Oh (Lincoln Center, Goodspeed Opera House). Lucy may know love, but what if it's only one-sided? (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Final Blog
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Aug 01, 2014

The Final Blog…. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Katie Klaus & More to Lead QUEEN MOTHER Readings in NYC this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In recent weeks the cast and creative team of the new musical Queen Mother, which chronicles the life of Hannah Hill, Charlie Chaplin's troubled mother, have been in residence on the Goodspeed Musicals campus in East Haddam, Conn. The team assembled to develop this engaging piece in preparation for upcoming invite-only industry workshops at New York Live Arts on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014. Broadway's Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) and Katie Klaus (The Bridges of Madison County, Bonnie and Clyde) lead the cast. (more...)

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