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BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater At The Morris MuseumBWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater At The Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - Apr 24, 2017

What does it mean to be happy, anyway? Can one maintain happiness in the most stressful, unpleasant circumstances? Is happiness a big picture idea; something we need to see through to the end to truly recognize? These are huge questions with even more massive answers but Clever Little Lies manages to unpack those answers with love and humor and yes, sometimes a ton of discomfort and strife. (more...)

Book Tickets Now For THE TOXIC AVENGER - No Booking Fee!Book Tickets Now For THE TOXIC AVENGER - No Booking Fee!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, cult rock musical THE TOXIC AVENGER is transferring to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season this autumn. Book now from £19.50 (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL to Transfer to Arts Theatre!THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL to Transfer to Arts Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, when it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, acclaimed rock musical 'The Toxic Avenger The Musical' is to transfer to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from Thursday 28 September. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

FST is proud to announce the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. For 26 years, FST has honored thousands of young playwrights from all around the world through the WRITE A PLAY(WAP) program. (more...)

William Inge Theater Festival Kicks Off with New Voices Award Winner Lauren GundersonWilliam Inge Theater Festival Kicks Off with New Voices Award Winner Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson will be honored at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival as the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award winner.  The festival, which takes place every spring in Independence, Kansas, will celebrate her achievements during the four-day event happening April 19th - 22nd, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Harriett Trangucci of CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater at The Morris MuseumBWW Interview: Harriett Trangucci of CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater at The Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - Apr 19, 2017

We spoke with Harriett Trangucci, star of Clever Little Lies playing at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, about relationships, family and being a successful actor in the Garden State. (more...)

5th Wall Theatre presents Final Show of the 2016-2017 Season: THE TOXIC AVENGER5th Wall Theatre presents Final Show of the 2016-2017 Season: THE TOXIC AVENGER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on Lloyd Kaufman's cult film, The Toxic Avenger, and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all - an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play… well, everyone else … bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Wade McCollum & More Preview ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES MEPhoto Coverage: Wade McCollum & More Preview ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 11, 2017

After critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Summer Theatre Academy Moves to Lord Stirling Community School in New Brunswick for 2017George Street Playhouse Summer Theatre Academy Moves to Lord Stirling Community School in New Brunswick for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

With George Street Playhouse temporarily relocating during the construction of its new home in downtown New Brunswick, its popular Summer Theatre Academy will take place July 3-28 at nearby Lord Stirling Community School. The Academy celebrates creative expression and provides a fun, engaging environment for youth and teens to explore theatre, develop self-confidence and collaborate with others. These affordable two- and four-week classes are for budding thespians of any experience level ages 5-18.   (more...)

Chilina Kennedy and More to Join Stephen Schwartz at Mirvish This MayChilina Kennedy and More to Join Stephen Schwartz at Mirvish This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an intimate evening of music and Broadway memories with Stephen Schwartz, the Tony, Oscar, and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the classic musicals Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, the Walt Disney films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Pocahontas, and the DreamsWorks film The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil, Dan Lauria and More Perform at George Street Playhouse's 2017 GalaPhoto Flash: Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil, Dan Lauria and More Perform at George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

George Street Playhouse announced today that its recent Annual Gala Benefit was the most successful in the event's history, raising a record amount of funds in support of its mainstage and educational programming. The Gala took place at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and featured many stars of the stage and screen as presenters and performers. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Joe DiPietro's Hit Show CLEVER LITTLE LIES Coming to the Bickford Theatre on 4/21Joe DiPietro's Hit Show CLEVER LITTLE LIES Coming to the Bickford Theatre on 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Clever Little Lies, which premiered to critical acclaim in 2013 at the George Street Playhouse and then recently enjoyed a successful stint Off-Broadway, will be presented at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre from April 21 through May 7 with a preview performance on April 20. This new production of the comedy-drama, directed by Producing Artistic Director Eric Hafen, stars the popular Harriett Trangucci as Alice. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street PlayhouseNancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Opens the 2017 Round Barn Theatre SeasonI LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Opens the 2017 Round Barn Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Love in all its glory will be celebrated in this witty musical comedy revue. I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change, is everything you've secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. (more...)

Last Chance to Buy Theatre Under The Stars Season SubscriptionsLast Chance to Buy Theatre Under The Stars Season Subscriptions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Don't be fooled! You have just ONE day left to buy your 2017-18 TUTS Six-Show Season Subscriptions including HAMILTON! (more...)

Tim Daly, Joe DiPietro, Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil and More Slated for George Street Playhouse's 2017 GalaTim Daly, Joe DiPietro, Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil and More Slated for George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced an initial roster of Broadway, film and television stars expected to appear at its Annual Gala Benefit on Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5 p.m., at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. (more...)

Judd Hirsch, Dan Lauria to Read THE VALUE OF NAMES at George Street PlayhouseJudd Hirsch, Dan Lauria to Read THE VALUE OF NAMES at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that stage and screen legends Judd Hirsch (TV: Taxi, Superior Donuts; Film: Ordinary People, Independence Day) and Dan Lauria (TV: The Wonder Years, Pitch; Broadway: Lombardi, A Christmas Story) have been cast for a special one-night-only reading of Jeffrey Sweet's play, The Value of Names, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Heather Brothers' HOLY CRAP to Play King's Head Theatre This SummerThe Heather Brothers' HOLY CRAP to Play King's Head Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Heather Brothers, writers of the hugely popular A Slice of Saturday Night, return with a brand new musical comedy brimming with sin, salvation and sacrilege. Bringing together the creative team from cult hits Shock Treatment and The Toxic Avenger, the premiere marks Benji Sperring's first production at the King's Head following his appointment as Associate Director and the triumph of Shock Treatment. (more...)

The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is delighted to present its 2017 - 2018 92nd Dazzling Season! (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 SeasonContra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced its 58th Main Stage season, including two blockbuster musicals, two plays with very different views of family, and a wildly theatrical version of Grimm's fairy tales. (more...)

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