Hans Christian Andersen News

BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE MERMAID IS IN FINE VOICE AT NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jul 18, 2014

Charming performances, strong music, and inventive staging create an undersea paradise for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. (more...)

DanceXchange Sets Autumn Season 2014 at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

DanceXchange announces its new autumn season today, confirming its reputation for presenting ground-breaking and award winning dance. From 25 September to 29 November some of the industry's acclaimed choreographers will present their celebrated productions in DanceXchange's studio theatre, The Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome. (more...)

Samantha Bond, Tom Hiddleston Among Nuffield's Associate Actors; 2014-15 Season to Feature Coen Brothers' THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Nuffield Creative and Executive Director, Sam Hodges, announces the company's 50th anniversary season marked by the appointment of a team of new Associate Actors, to join the current team of Associates. (more...)

Olmsted Performing Arts Brings ONCE UPON A MATTRESS to Stage, 7/1113
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA) - http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com - in Olmsted Falls brings the fun, funny and heartfelt "Once Upon A Mattress" to the Olmsted Performing Arts Center (OPAC) Youth Stage in July. (more...)

BWW Jr: Autism Friendly Performances at NYMF
by Erin Leigh Peck - Jul 01, 2014

This month, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is teaming up wiht the Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) to launch its first ever autism friendly series for kids. The shows will be performed in a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production may be made, including reduction of any jarring sounds or light cues. The theatre lobby will have a quiet/activity area, staffed with autism specialists, for those who need to leave their seats during the performance. Social narratives and pictures of the theares and productions designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD will be available for download in advance of the performances. (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to present its 2014-15 seasons for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theater. For additional information call Patty Torrilhon at 480-837-9661 or email patty@fhtaz.org. (more...)

New Dameon Garnett Play Coming to Finborough Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a reading as part of Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of a new play from Liverpool playwright Dameon Garnett, 17 opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of six Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances on Sunday, 20 July 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 21 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Olmsted Performing Arts to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA) in Olmsted Falls brings the fun, funny and heartfelt "Once Upon A Mattress" to the Olmsted Performing Arts Center (OPAC) Youth Stage in July. (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Launches First-Ever Autism Friendly Series, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) launches its first ever autism friendly series, in consultation with the Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative, the first of its kind for a festival. (more...)

Tickets Are Now On-Sale for 28th Annual ATY Summer Festival, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Tickets are now on-sale for the 28th Annual Alaska Theatre of Youth Play Festival. Tickets are $8-$10. The festival is on June 27 and 28. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Present New England Professional Premiere of THE LITTLE MERMAID, 7/8 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is set to take family audiences on an underwater musical adventure with the New England Premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This highly anticipated theatrical event has already been extended for an extra week with performances starting Tuesday July 8, and now playing through Sunday, July 27. Press night is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

THE SNOW QUEEN to Have New York Premiere at NYMF, 7/14-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Snow Queen will have its New York premiere this summer as part of The New York Music Theatre Festival (NYMF), celebrating its 11th Anniversary Season. With a book by Kirsten Brandt & Rick Lombardo, music byHaddon Kime, lyrics by Kirsten Brandt, Haddon Kime and Rick Lombardo, with additional music by Rick Lombardo, this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure will be presented in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.). Directed by Mr. Lombardo, performances will begin on July 14th and continue through July 20th. (more...)

San Jose Rep's THE SNOW QUEEN: THE NEW MUSICAL to Play NYMF, 7/14-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

The Snow Queen:The New Musical that made its world premiere at San Jose Repertory Theatre last December, is an 'Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival,' the most prestigious musical theatre festival in the world. A full featured production of the fantastical coming-of-age tale based on Hans Christian Andersen's story was chosen as the one 'Family Musical' in the annual festival that runs July 7 - July 27, 2014. Half of the original cast will return, including Jane Pfitsch, who will take time off from Cabaret on Broadway with Alan Cumming to reprise her role as the Snow Queen. The show will have five performances at The Alice Giffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Musicals About Clinton, Oprah, Wikipedia, Zombies and More at the Center of NYMF 2014, Running 7/7-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the full lineup of productions, concerts, readings and special events for its 11th annual festival. This year's Festival will begin July 7th and continue through July 27th. (more...)

Perform a Show in Only One Week with Act Too Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2014

Your child can learn and perform a musical or play in only one week! Sign up today! (more...)

FROZEN Becomes #5 Highest Grossing Film Of All Time
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Disney's super-successful animated movie musical FROZEN is now the fifth most successful film of all time. (more...)

FROZEN Becomes #5 Highest Grossing Film Of All Time
by Pat Cerasaro - May 25, 2014

Disney's super-successful animated movie musical FROZEN is now the fifth most successful film of all time. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

EDC to Present THE RED SHOES at QPAC, 18-26 July
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Award winning choreographer and Expressions Dance Company's (EDC's) Artistic Director, Natalie Weir, brings the company's brand new signature work, The Red Shoes, to life from 18 to 26 July 2014 in the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

Lightwire Theater Brings THE UGLY DUCKLING & THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE to the Segerstrom This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Following their recent breakout success on America's Got Talent, receiving great accolades from the judges and audiences, Lightwire Theater brings its unique method of storytelling to light at Segerstrom Center for the Arts today, May 17 at 1:00pm and May 18 at 1:00pm and 3:30pm in Samueli Theater. (more...)

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