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Breaking News: FALSETTOS Will Now Return to Broadway Next Season with James Lapine at the HelmBreaking News: FALSETTOS Will Now Return to Broadway Next Season with James Lapine at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Falsettos, William Finn and James Lapine's landmark musical, will return to Broadway for the 2016-17 theater season in an all-new production directed by Lapine, who has alsowritten the book for (and directed) Broadway's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, INTO THE WOODS and PASSION. (more...)

'SPELLING BEE' & More on Tap for APAC's 15th Season'SPELLING BEE' & More on Tap for APAC's 15th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), recipient of the 2012 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award from the Innovative Theatre Foundation, is pleased to announce their 15th season which will include a world premiere play by Cheryl L. Davis (2014 AUDELCO Playwriting Award winner for Maid's Door), CAREFULLY TAUGHT, directed by Pat Golden (Assistant Director on Emily Mann's Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams), and the award-winning musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, directed by APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin (APAC's IT Award Nominated In The Bones and Merrily We Roll Along). Additionally, Bondarin is introducing a new program of works based on the Astoria community, called ASTORIA STORIES. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/3/15- INTO THE WOODSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/3/15- INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2015

Today in 1989, Into the Woods closed at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 765 performances. Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary SeasonINTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 Season - a'Season of Celebration' as the company celebrates its20th Anniversary. The season is comprised of eight Main Stage shows and three Gallery shows. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Robert Brustein & MoreBoston Playwrights' Theatre 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Robert Brustein & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announces the three new plays that will comprise its 34th season. The line-up includes Exposed by Robert Brustein, Back the Night by Melinda Lopez and Rhinoceros adapted by Wesley Savick. (more...)

Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season on September 23 with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ. This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers: Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature INTO THE WOODS & MoreSSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance has announced its 2015-16 performance season (including five main stage productions) showcasing the emerging talents of SSU students studying theater arts, dance and music. (more...)

Runway Theatre to Present FALSETTOSRunway Theatre to Present FALSETTOS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Runway Theatre presents Falsettos this September.Falsettos runs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit runwaytheatre.com or call the box office at 817.488.4842. (more...)

NC Theatre Features Broadway Cast for INTO THE WOODS, 10/20 - Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Laurel Harris, Jennifer Cody and More!NC Theatre Features Broadway Cast for INTO THE WOODS, 10/20 - Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Laurel Harris, Jennifer Cody and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Raleigh, NC- North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce a strong mix of Broadway and regional talent in the casting of Into The Woods, playing October 20-25, 2015 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

MIT Musical Theatre Guild Seeks Directorial Staff for INTO THE WOODSMIT Musical Theatre Guild Seeks Directorial Staff for INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

The MIT Musical Theatre Guild is looking for a Directorial Staff for the Fall 2015 production of Into the Woods Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from tonight, August 14, through August17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Barrington Stage Company(BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJulianne Boydand Managing DirectorTristan Wilson, will present the premiere ofYou're Standing in My Way: A New Song CyclebyWilliam FinnandDeborah Abramson, from August 14-17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

BWW Previews: PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Tokyu Theatre Orb and Other Musicals Scheduled for Tokyo This FallBWW Previews: PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Tokyu Theatre Orb and Other Musicals Scheduled for Tokyo This Fall
by Bonny Loo - Aug 10, 2015

Before iTunes and Spotify came along, I used to collect every original cast CD of any Broadway or West End musical that I could lay my hands on, including foreign language cast recordings. By far, my largest collection of non-English cast CDs consists of Japanese cast recordings, many of which were released by Gekidan Shiki (Shiki Theatre Company). Over the last five decades, Shiki has mounted Japanese-language productions of Applause (1972), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), West Side Story (1974), A Chorus Line (1979), Evita (1982), Cats (1983), The Phantom of the Opera (1988), Crazy For You (1993), Beauty and the Beast (1995), The Lion King (1998), Aspects of Love (1999), Mamma Mia! (2002), Aida (2003), The Little Mermaid (2013), The Sound of Music (2013), Wicked (2013) and Aladdin (2015). (more...)

Claybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This FallClaybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, today announced the casting for the lead roles for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominee Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show, Allegro) will lead the cast as George, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance in Signature Theatre's award-winning 2014 production. Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow) has been cast in the legendary role of Dot. Rosen will direct the production, to be produced in a unique partnership with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSONGeorge Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

George Street Playhouse has announced that Joe DiPietro's The Second Mrs. Wilson, will occupy the previously to-be-announced slot in the New Brunswick theatre's 2015-16 season. (more...)

RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Writer and actor Rhonda S. Musak brings the world premiere of Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This funny and moving piece takes the audience on a triumphant, auto-biographical journey through the trials and tribulations of being different, and ultimately to self-discovery and healing. This touchingly personal tale is directed by Gareth Hendee and runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 10-20, 2015 at the False Creek Gym. (more...)

Vineyard Arts Project Announces FLYING OVER SUNSET CastVineyard Arts Project Announces FLYING OVER SUNSET Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Vineyard Arts Project, a nonprofit performing arts residency center on Martha's Vineyard, has announced the cast and creative team ofFlying Over Sunset,a new musical to be developed in residence in August. (more...)

PASSION, CASA VALENTINA & More Set for Pandora Productions' 2015-16 SeasonPASSION, CASA VALENTINA & More Set for Pandora Productions' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Pandora Productions has been presenting plays and musicals that speak to the LGBTQ community for over 20 years but in the 2015-2016 season she will step outside the comfortable 'box' to present a Tony award winning musical by a gay composer but without the usual LBGTQ themes. Stephen Sondheim's PASSION opens the season in September. (more...)

Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Horizons have announced casting for "The Christians," a new play written by Lucas Hnath ("A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney," "Isaac's Eye," "Death Tax"). (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

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