Hans Christian Andersen News

Date of Death: August 04, 1875
Birth Place: Odense, Fyn, DENMARK
Gender: Male
Beef & Boards' 2016 Season to Feature SISTER ACT, GUYS AND DOLLS & MoreBeef & Boards' 2016 Season to Feature SISTER ACT, GUYS AND DOLLS & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2016 Season celebrates women - from princesses to wives to nuns - and what we love about them. With two new shows to the Beef & Boards stage, the 43rd Season takes us from the church basement into the woods, to an enchanted castle and the New York City streets. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 1, 2015BWW's On This Day - September 1, 2015
by - Sep 1, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This FallTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Celebrate "Absolute" August & September and "Bring Your Brightness" to the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne. (more...)

Malthouse Theatre Sets 2016 'Think Again' SeasonMalthouse Theatre Sets 2016 'Think Again' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

'It's a season that will ignite heated debate about sex, death and revolution, and bring a wide range of communities together through new works created by independent and international artists,' said Lutton. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/29-8/30/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/29-8/30/2015
by - Aug 30, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/30/15- THE LITTLE MERMAIDSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/30/15- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Today in 2009, The Little Mermaid closed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

VIDEO: Serena Williams Warms Up for U.S. Open with LITTLE MERMAID KaraokeVIDEO: Serena Williams Warms Up for U.S. Open with LITTLE MERMAID Karaoke
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Just prior to taking the court for the 2015 U.S. Open, kicking of this Sunday, Aug. 31, tennis star Serena Williams decided to channel her nervous energy into a spectacular karaoke performance of 'Under the Sea' from THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

First Listen: Duncan Sheik's 'Birmingham' from New Album LEGERDEMAIN; Fall Tour to Stop at Carnegie HallFirst Listen: Duncan Sheik's 'Birmingham' from New Album LEGERDEMAIN; Fall Tour to Stop at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Grammy and Tony award-winning musician Duncan Sheik just premiered'Birmingham'from his forthcoming album LEGERDEMAIN.Listen to the track below! (more...)

Alan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYAlan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY announced today that Tony winner and human rights activist Alan Cumming will be the recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award. The award, previously awarded to LGBT civil right hero Edie Windsor, is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. Mr. Cumming will be given the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

I WILL NOT Presents a Cry for Peace in GazaI WILL NOT Presents a Cry for Peace in Gaza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ In July of 2014, the world watched with great sadness as violence erupted once again between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at FlynnSpaceBWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at FlynnSpace
by Lindsey Grutchfield - Jul 31, 2015

FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater opened ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on Thursday, July 30 at the FlynnSpace at Burlington's Flynn Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pax Amicus Castle Theatre's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Flash: First Look at Pax Amicus Castle Theatre's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

The Pax Amicus Castle Theatre in Budd Lake opens the musical ONCE ON THISISLAND on Friday, July 31 at 8pm. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND also performsSaturdays; August 1, 8 and 15 at 8pm; Fridays, August 7 and 14 at 8pm andSundays, August 2 and 9 at 2pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mandy Holliday to Star in THE TINDER BOX at Charing Cross TheatreMandy Holliday to Star in THE TINDER BOX at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

A new version of Hans Christian Andersen's famous folk tale, The Tinder Box, promises to delight young audiences and their families at the Charing Cross Theatre with special daytime performances between Saturday December 12 and Saturday January 2. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new playThe Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkeyofficially opened last night, July 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre(407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed byJames Lecesne, will have scenic design byJo Winiarski, lighting design byMatt Richards, sound design byChristian Frederickson, projection design byAaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new playThe Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkeyofficially opened lastnight, July 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre(407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed byJames Lecesne, will have scenic design byJo Winiarski, lighting design byMatt Richards, sound design byChristian Frederickson, projection design byAaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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 playTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY officially openstonight, 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 playTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed byJames 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 thefirst 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...)

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