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George Street Playhouse's Interim Venue Gets Ready for 2017-18 SeasonGeorge Street Playhouse's Interim Venue Gets Ready for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Work continues at George Street Playhouse's interim venue at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J., as the theatre prepares to open its 2017-18 mainstage season with an updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, in October. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue TheatreMAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UPBWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UP
by Chris Gibson - Jul 14, 2017

ALL SHOOK UP, a celebration of music performed by the King, Elvis Presley, is a entertaining mash-up of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, combined with some ideas from FOOTLOOSE, and with just a pinch of the movie version of GREASE (book by Joe DiPietro). I know how that sounds, but instead of taking itself or the music too seriously, this show actually achieves a sort of subversive and hilarious kitsch appeal. It's the current production on the MUNY's stage, and it's a splashy, funny, silly, and tune-filled hoot from start to finish. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICALFinal Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical. (more...)

Richard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse SeasonRichard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at 5TH WALL THEATRECasting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at 5TH WALL THEATRE
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2017

Carol Piersol and 5th Wall Theatre are proud to announce their production of “The Toxic Avenger” (book and lyrics written by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics written by David Bryan), a raucous rock musical based on the 1984 cult classic film of the same name. Keith Fitzgerald helms as director with a cast of talented Richmond performers: Alexander Sapp, Debra Wagoner, Rachel Rose Gilmour, William Anderson, and Chris Hester, with music direction by Starlet Knight and choreography by Emily Dandridge. (more...)

Cast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITCast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the musical production, Nice Work If You Can Get It, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Joe DiPietro., inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Christopher Ashley-Directed DIANA to Make Royal Entrance on Broadway?Christopher Ashley-Directed DIANA to Make Royal Entrance on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New York Post has reported that a new musical based on the life of the late Princess Diana will make its royal entrance on Broadway next year. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 SeasonAdam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Poughkeepsie or Bust! 2017 Casts and Creatives Get Ready for a New Powerhouse SeasonBWW TV: Poughkeepsie or Bust! 2017 Casts and Creatives Get Ready for a New Powerhouse Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 18, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film is preparing for the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vassar & New York Stage and Film Get Ready for 33rd Powerhouse Theater Season!Photo Coverage: Vassar & New York Stage and Film Get Ready for 33rd Powerhouse Theater Season!
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film is preparing for the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Thumbnail Theater to Present THE LAST ROMANCEThumbnail Theater to Present THE LAST ROMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, Phoenix Theatre and The Snohomish Theater Project present The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL to Launch 15th Season at Mason Street WarehouseMEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL to Launch 15th Season at Mason Street Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Celebrate 15 years of theatre with Mason Street Warehouse at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver St., Saugatuck). The Tony Award winning Memphis: the Musical opens the season and runs June 23 - July 9. (more...)

ALL SHOOK UP Comes to Woodstock PlayhouseALL SHOOK UP Comes to Woodstock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Elvis-Meets-Shakespeare Jukebox Musical 'All Shook Up' comes to the stage of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Cast 2017, a regional company widely known for some of the finest performances in our NY & tri-state region. (more...)

Michael Chernus, Krysta Rodriguez and More to Star in Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season; Princess Diana Musical Joins Lineup!Michael Chernus, Krysta Rodriguez and More to Star in Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season; Princess Diana Musical Joins Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced initial casting for the first mainstage and first musical workshop productions of the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

TheatreWorks New Works Festival Opens 8/11-20TheatreWorks New Works Festival Opens 8/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lovers of new theatre from all over the country will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017 New Works Festival. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, give feedback, and participate in a panel discussion with the artists. Playwrights are able to rewrite entire scenes of their plays between performances, allowing the audience to help shape a brand new piece of theatre. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS & DOLLS and More Set for Musical Theatre West's 65th Anniversary SeasonIN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS & DOLLS and More Set for Musical Theatre West's 65th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Musical Theatre West celebrates its 65th Anniversary season with an outstanding line-up of classic and contemporary Broadway masterpieces. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company presents THE TOXIC AVENGERSan Jose Stage Company presents THE TOXIC AVENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.    (more...)

Hardscrabble Theater presents ARSENIC AND OLD LACEHardscrabble Theater presents ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Farmingdale's new year-round theater opened last weekend with 'Arsenic and Old Lace' to great excitement! The Village of Farmingdale now has something it has wanted for some time: a year-round theater. (more...)

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