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Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Subscriptions for Asolo Rep's thrilling 57th season are on sale now.  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)


by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 26, 2015

?The Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, with book by Joe DiPietro, inspired by material by Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse, debuts at Teatro CETIP, in Sao Paulo, with adaptation by Miguel Falabella, who also assumes the role of playboy Jimmy Winter. The show is set in New York in the 20s, when Jimmy's marriage does not come out as planned after he met a certain smuggler, played by Simone Gutierrez. The score is composed by George and Ira Gershwin the direction is by Jose Possi Neto. (more...)

George Merrick Joins Cast of CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway; New Opening Night SetGeorge Merrick Joins Cast of CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway; New Opening Night Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Producers Joan Raffe, Jhett Tolentino, and Douglas Denoff announced today that George Merrick will complete the cast of two time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's critically acclaimed new comedy Clever Little Lies. Previews begin Friday, September 18th for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Opening night, originally announced for Wednesday, October 14th, is now set for Monday, October 12th at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

One of the Midwest's leading, professional equity theaters, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, is gearing up for an exciting 2016 season filled with a rich array of productions from Hitchcock remakes to Gershwin-filled musicals to Annie sequels. The season kicks off in February with the thrilling and fast-paced play Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS. This Tony Award-winning comedic spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock 1935 film runs February 18 to March 20. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes May 5 through June 5 with the Chicago area premiere of George and Ira Gershwin's new musical hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the hilarious musical comedy set in the Roaring Twenties. When two newly single men find themselves as roommates, all hell hilariously breaks loose in Neil Simon's classic THE ODD COUPLE, running July 14 to August 14. Catch all the unexpected action of six friends in small town North Carolina September 15 through October 16 with the popular Rock 'n' Roll, Blue Grass, Countrified musical revue, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. Annie's story didn't end where you thought it did. Find out what really happened with Daddy Warbucks' quest to remain with the newly-adopted Annie in the sequel to ANNIE, ANNIE WARBUCKS, running November 17 through December 18. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels TheatreSan Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the third production of their 2015 season, La Cage Aux Folles, September 25 - October 11, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, September 26), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

F*CKING MEN Extends Through September at The King's HeadF*CKING MEN Extends Through September at The King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The King's Head are very proud to announce that their 5-star "fan-f*cking-tastic" (CultureFly) production of F*cking Men, Joe DiPietro's serio-comic contemporary adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde set within the gay subculture of a big city, will be extending its run at the King's Head through September. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More Set for Uptown Players' 2016 SeasonMOTHERS AND SONS, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More Set for Uptown Players' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2016 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Dallas City Performance Hall. (more...)

Kate Wetherhead & Greg Mullavey Will Join Marlo Thomas in CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-BroadwayKate Wetherhead & Greg Mullavey Will Join Marlo Thomas in CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Producers Joan Raffe, Jhett Tolentino, and Douglas Denoff announced today that tickets are now on sale for two time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's critically acclaimed new comedy Clever Little Lies at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (407 West 43rd Street). Previews begin Friday, September 18th for a strictly limited 16-week engagement, with the opening night set for Wednesday, October 14th. (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...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm.  Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2015

You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musical feast with non-stop screwball laughs. (more...)

Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBreaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Academy Award nominated film star Brenda Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It now playing on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through August 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: Regional Premiere of MEMPHIS at Aurora TheatrePhoto Flash: Regional Premiere of MEMPHIS at Aurora Theatre
by Sally Henry - Aug 1, 2015

Bringing powerhouse numbers to the suburban Atlanta stage, Aurora Theatre is debuting its 20th Anniversary Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series with the regional premiere of the hit-musical sensation Memphis, playing July 23- August 30, 2015. Now playing in Lawrenceville, MEMPHIS is a co-production with Theatrical Outfit. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MEMPHIS at Ivoryton PlayhousePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for MEMPHIS at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Ivoryton Playhouse leaves the sunny tropical shores of the South Pacific in August and travels to the sizzling backstreets of '50s MEMPHIS. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITPhoto Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Ogunquit Playhouse's stage, screen and television Valerie Harper starring in the role of the wealthy and stylish 'Millicent Winter' in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It, on stage July 22, to August 15.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Present I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGEDare to Defy Productions to Present I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions, a burgeoning theater production company based in Dayton, OH, takes on the peaks and pitfalls in one of the longest running off-Broadway hits, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts). This award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs, 0ften described as 'Seinfeld set to music,' is a hilarious look at love and relationships that is as touching and insightful as it is humorous.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL SHOOK UP at Chaffin's BarnBWW Reviews: ALL SHOOK UP at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 24, 2015

Elvis Presley – aka “The King,” Tupelo's most famous favorite son and Memphis' most revered musical icon – sure had a lot of music in his catalogue of hits, and it seems that almost  all of it is included in the score of All Shook Up, the jukebox musical now onstage at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre through August 30. There are so many songs, in fact, that opening night may have run longer than anticipated, yet those songs are so entertainingly performed and the show is so full of heart that you can't help but stick around until the end. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic DirectorGeorge Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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CRITICS' CHOICE: Whole Lotta Theatre Goin' OnCRITICS' CHOICE: Whole Lotta Theatre Goin' On
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 23, 2015

Theater in Tennessee has never been busier nor has it been more diverse than what you'll find onstage this weekend throughout the Volunteer State. From frothy and fun summer musicals that are sure to make you think - like All Shook Up at Chaffin's Barn and A Chorus Line at Cumberland County Playhouse - to new plays from Shawn Whitsell (his latest, Songs For Our Sons, premieres at Darkhorse Theatre on Friday night) and emerging playwright Che Pieper (his new script based on the book The Man With the Light in His Window debuts at The Theater Bug this weekend)…the magic of live theater is all around you…even in this heat and humidity! So pull your seersucker suits and sundresses out of the closet, get all gussied up and make your way to the relative cool of a darkened theater for some midsummer magic! (more...)

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