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George Bailey Lassos Juneau This Winter!George Bailey Lassos Juneau This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Perseverance Theatre actor-in-residence James Sullivan loves It's a Wonderful Life so much he will do it all for you-every character and all your favorite scenes. It's one of those films that becomes a part of you. You watched it every year as a kid; lines bubble up when you least expect it-"Susu's petals," "no man is a failure who has friends," "Atta boy, Clarence!" Revel with your friends and neighbors in this generations-old story that magically remains part of our collective imagination.??????? (more...)

Asolo Rep to Host GUYS AND DOLLS Family Day Next MonthAsolo Rep to Host GUYS AND DOLLS Family Day Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS Family Day, a special matinee performance, offers theatre-loving families an affordable way to see this glorious musical. Travel back in time to the Big Apple, and explore some of the most exciting music and unforgettable characters the American theatre has to offer. Before the show, take part in a sing-a-long, model a costume, or try your luck in a game of chance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo RepPhoto Flash: First Look at Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. GUYS AND DOLLS opens tonight, November 18, and runs through Sunday, January 1, in association with The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler Presents THIS WONDERFUL LIFE 12/6- 12/24Act II Playhouse in Ambler Presents THIS WONDERFUL LIFE 12/6- 12/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents This Wonderful Life, a hilarious one-man adaptation of the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, on stage for three weeks only, Dec. 6-24. (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo RepJosh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season today, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo RepJosh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season on Wednesday, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer SeasonRobert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo RepJosh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

4TH WALL THEATRE opens its 20th anniversary season with the Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls in concert. The show features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The story is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure' - two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories - most notably 'Pick the Winner.' The show has a limited run of September 30, and October 1, 2 at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

4TH WALL THEATRE opens its 20th anniversary season with the Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls in concert. The show features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The story is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure' - two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories - most notably 'Pick the Winner.' The show has a limited run of September 30, and October 1, 2 at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 9/25/2016Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Dallas (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, TodayAustin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her home and beloved sister to work in Harvard's male-driven observatory and map the night sky. She forms a new sisterhood with her fellow star "computers," Annie and Williamina, and begins to fall in love with her supervisor, Peter Shaw. As Henrietta makes a revolutionary discovery about where the Earth is in time and space, she must fight to be heard in a world where women's ideas are dismissed until men take credit for them. A celestial romance and a true story of determination, Silent Sky invites you to revel in the magic of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, feminism and science. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 9/18/2016Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Dallas (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next SummerBRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next WeekAsolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season single ticket sales begin September 8 for subscribers and donors and October 1 for the general public. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

4TH WALL THEATRE opens its 20th anniversary season with the Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls in concert. The show features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The story is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure' - two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories - most notably 'Pick the Winner.' The show has a limited run of September 30, and October 1, 2 at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield. (more...)

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next WeekAsolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season single ticket sales begin September 8 for subscribers and donors and October 1 for the general public. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, 9/23Austin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her home and beloved sister to work in Harvard's male-driven observatory and map the night sky. She forms a new sisterhood with her fellow star "computers," Annie and Williamina, and begins to fall in love with her supervisor, Peter Shaw. As Henrietta makes a revolutionary discovery about where the Earth is in time and space, she must fight to be heard in a world where women's ideas are dismissed until men take credit for them. A celestial romance and a true story of determination, Silent Sky invites you to revel in the magic of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, feminism and science. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months EarlyGUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months Early
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

In a statement released today, producers of the current West End revival of GUYS AND DOLLS have announced that the show will end its run at the Phoenix Theatre four months earlier than originally scheduled (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/16- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/16- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Today in 1976, Guys and Dolls opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions. (more...)

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