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WONDERLAND UK Tour Arrives in Manchester Next MonthWONDERLAND UK Tour Arrives in Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

WONDERLAND is delighting audiences throughout the UK. It's an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. It is a timely and touching story of love and an adventurous exploration of who we are, who we want to be and the power of everyday magic in our lives. With critics describing it as 'a totally bonkers, technicolour escape from the real world', Wonderland is not to be missed, showing at the Manchester Palace Theatre from 24th-30th April. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIRST DATE and More Slated for Lake Country Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIRST DATE and More Slated for Lake Country Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Lake Country Playhouse announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will feature a six play Main Series, four play Youth Series, and a special concert event. (more...)

First Look: Ocean State Theatre Charms Audiences with LITTLE WOMENFirst Look: Ocean State Theatre Charms Audiences with LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

WONDERLAND to Take Bristol Audiences Down the Rabbit Hole in MayWONDERLAND to Take Bristol Audiences Down the Rabbit Hole in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Adds Four Weeks in ChicagoBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Adds Four Weeks in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced four additional weeks have been added to the Chicago return engagement, and will now play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) December 5, 2017 through January 28, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming  LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL At Ocean State Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Charming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL At Ocean State Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Mar 6, 2017

The story of the March sisters has been charming people since Little Women was first published in 1868.  To date there have been six film adaptations, four television series, a full-length state play as well as a one act, and a stage musical.  This production is the Broadway musical version, which was initially performed in 2005.  While strong acting and excellent vocal performances make this a treat to watch, there are a few hiccups that unfortunately detract from what is an obviously classic story. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova TheatreLITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical, book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and directed by Valerie Joyce. Based on Louisa May Alcott's American classic, this beloved Civil War story of love, family, and independence stands the test of time, coming to life at Villanova Theatre March 28 - April 9, 2017.   (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Friday for BEAUTIFUL in NashvilleTickets Go On Sale Friday for BEAUTIFUL in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 1, 2017

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Nashville debut of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King, that makes its Music City debut with a one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall May 23-28. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Open Inland Valley Repertory Theatre's 2017 Subscription SeasonLITTLE WOMEN to Open Inland Valley Repertory Theatre's 2017 Subscription Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The musical Little Women with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland, will be presented by the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont April 12 through April 26, 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Fox Cities P.A.C.Tickets on Sale This Friday for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Fox Cities premiere at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for one week only, May 30 - June 4. (more...)

BWW Review: Astonishing Vocals in SMT's LITTLE WOMENBWW Review: Astonishing Vocals in SMT's LITTLE WOMEN
by Jay Irwin - Feb 27, 2017

Shows like the musical version of "Little Women" require a powerhouse cast in order to survive. The songs are soaring and powerful and without the vocals to back it up, it's just not worth it. Fortunately Seattle Musical Theatre has some outstanding performers in their current offering but unfortunately the production offers little else to back up those astonishing vocals. (more...)

Evan Todd to Join Broadway's  BEAUTIFUL as 'Gerry Goffin' Opposite Abby MuellerEvan Todd to Join Broadway's BEAUTIFUL as 'Gerry Goffin' Opposite Abby Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that stage and screen favorite Evan Todd will join the cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on March 7, 2017. (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State TheatreHeartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

The Catholic University to Bring Strength and Sisterhood to the Stage in LITTLE WOMENThe Catholic University to Bring Strength and Sisterhood to the Stage in LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

A classic story about the bonds of sisterhood will come alive with music and imagination this spring, as the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical, to be performed in The Catholic University of America's Ward Recital Hall Feb. 17 through 26. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Make Memphis Premiere at the OrpheumBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Make Memphis Premiere at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL welcomed Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

Breaking News: Abby Mueller Is Broadway's Next Carole King; Chilina Kennedy Will Take BEAUTIFUL to Toronto!Breaking News: Abby Mueller Is Broadway's Next Carole King; Chilina Kennedy Will Take BEAUTIFUL to Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Abby Mueller will play the title role in the Broadway company of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, beginning March 7, 2017. Mueller, who originated the role in the first national tour of Beautiful, will be taking over for Broadway's current 'Carole,' Chilina Kennedy, while Kennedy heads to her hometown to headline the show at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theater from June 27 - August 20, 2017. Kennedy will be joined in the Toronto production by Liam Tobin, who originated the role of 'Gerry Goffin' on tour. Kennedy will return to the Broadway production following the Toronto run of Beautiful. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for one week, February 14 - 19, 2017. Produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song. (more...)

BWW Interview: Salisha Thomas of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The BushnellBWW Interview: Salisha Thomas of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 16, 2017

When BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens on January 17 at Hartford's Bushnell Theatre, audiences will discover that though they may think they know the songs of Carole King, there is such a rich story behind those familiar lyrics and catchy melodies. BEAUTIFUL tells the true story of King's rise to stardom and illustrates how she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Taking the stage in BEAUTIFUL playing Shirley, the lead singer of the Shirelles is Salisha Thomas who I had the pleasure of speaking with and learning about her experience with this remarkable show about a remarkable woman. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
 at Wharton Center ends Jan 15BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Wharton Center ends Jan 15
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 15, 2017

I felt the earth move under my feet when the audience of over 1000 people jumped to their feet to give the cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL a standing ovation, accompanied by thunderous applause. The Wharton Center showing was absolutely fabulous! Sunday night is the final performance of this amazing show. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL Takes Wharton Center's StageBEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL Takes Wharton Center's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony® & Grammy Award®-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its East Lansing premiere as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

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