Hans Christian Andersen News

Date of Death: August 04, 1875
Birth Place: Odense, Fyn, DENMARK
Gender: Male
THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway TonightTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY officially opens tonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).  (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Returns to the Washington Crossing Open Air TheatreTHE WIZARD OF OZ Returns to the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

A summer tradition returns to Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre when the family musical, The Wizard of Oz takes the stage. (more...)

150 Youth to Appear in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Next Week at Columbia Children's Theatre150 Youth to Appear in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Next Week at Columbia Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

As twisted fairytales go, Once Upon a Mattress may be the most twisted of them all! Join Columbia Children's Theatre's (CCT) YouTheatre as 150 children present the 1959 Broadway smash that made Carol Burnette a star July 31st - August 9th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Production photos for the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne, have just been released - check them out below! The new play is now in previews and officially opens on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).  (more...)

Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will honor civil rights hero Edie Windsor as the first recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance tonight, July 16, at the Westside Theatre. The award is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self.  (more...)

Duncan Sheik Premieres Video from New Album, Announces Fall Tour DatesDuncan Sheik Premieres Video from New Album, Announces Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Grammy and Tony award-winning musician Duncan Sheik's new video for "Photograph," a song off his forthcoming album Legerdemain, is premiering exclusively on Billboard. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 7/22-8/5Theatre By The Sea to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 7/22-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Bill Hanney's award winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) is set to take family audiences on an underwater musical adventure with a spectacular musical production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This highly anticipated theatrical event starts Wednesday July 22 and plays through Saturday, August 15. Press night is scheduled for Friday, July 24 at 8:00pm (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush PolicyTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that a limited number of $25 student rush tickets will be available for each performance when the Westside Theatre box office opens for that day's performance(s), for students 25 and under, with a valid student ID.  Patrons are limited to one ticket per ID. (more...)

Broadway in Branson Abruptly Closes THE LITTLE MERMAID Due to Statements of Racism and InequalityBroadway in Branson Abruptly Closes THE LITTLE MERMAID Due to Statements of Racism and Inequality
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Producer with Broadway in Branson, Justin Tranchita, announced that Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, has been cancelled abruptly.  It was scheduled to run through the end of September at The Whitehouse Theatre.   (more...)

Musical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESSMusical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Musical Theatre Southwest presents Once Upon a Mattress, a delightful, musical rendition of the story of "The Princess and the Pea." Directed by Terry S. Davis, the MTS production will feature a new twist on the musical favorite: the entire score will be performed a cappella. (more...)

BIG FISH Joins Stages Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonBIG FISH Joins Stages Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Big Fish, a new musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, joins Stages' lineup for its 2015-16 season. (more...)

All Star Cast of Celebrities Sir Roger Moore, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Fry, and Dame Joan Collins Join Forces in New Educational Mobile App Project GivingTalesAll Star Cast of Celebrities Sir Roger Moore, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Fry, and Dame Joan Collins Join Forces in New Educational Mobile App Project GivingTales
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Ten premieres, including six new productions and one world premiere for young audiences, await opera fans at the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein,” Düsseldorf's Opera House and one of the premier venues in Germany. (more...)

JUMANJI, THREE LITTLE BIRDS & More Set for Adventure Theatre MTC's 2015-16 SeasonJUMANJI, THREE LITTLE BIRDS & More Set for Adventure Theatre MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Adventure Theatre MTC, ATMTC, recent recipient of the TYA/USA Harold Oaks Award for significant contributions to the Theatre for Young Audiences field, is proud to announce its 64th Season featuring five main stage productions with four world premieres. The 64th Season offers a series of fresh and diverse stories exclusive to the ATMTC stage brought to life for young audiences by award-winning directors. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to The Trevor ProjectTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to The Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning producers Darren Bagert (An American In Paris, Buyer & Cellar) and Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, It Shoulda Been You) announced that for every full priced and premium ticket purchased to the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the production will donate $5.00 directly to The Trevor Project.   (more...)

James & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPINJames & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. The production transfers to the Apollo Theatre following a successful UK tour, opening on 3 August, with previews from 30 July, and runs for a strictly limited season until 19 September. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Four Big Splashes for THE LITTLE MERMAID!BWW Reviews: Four Big Splashes for THE LITTLE MERMAID!
by Herbert Paine - Jun 5, 2015

Lynzee Jaye Paul 4man and Jill-Christine Wiley lead a high-octane cast in Arizona Broadway Theatre's resplendent and enchanting production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Registration Now Open for UCPAC Youth Theatre CampRegistration Now Open for UCPAC Youth Theatre Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The five-day course in theatre production basics is suitable for ages 5-15 and is taught by Children's Stage Adventures, a renowned educational troupe that has operated more than 300 drama residencies across the country. (more...)

Tony Winner Duncan Sheik to Launch U.S. Tour This FallTony Winner Duncan Sheik to Launch U.S. Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Grammy and Tony award-winning musician Duncan Sheik is heading out on a full U.S. tour this fall performing selections from his diverse back catalogue which surround the theme "Songs From New York City From Bleeker Street To Broadway." Please see the full list of tour dates below. Tickets for select shows are available now. (more...)

Duncan Sheik Coming to WHBPAC, 6/19Duncan Sheik Coming to WHBPAC, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Folk-pop luminary and composer, Duncan Sheik, will perform at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $55, $60 and $65 and are available online at www.whbpac.org.  Singer-songwriter Jeff LeBlanc will be performing as a special guest opening act for this performance. (more...)

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