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Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksDamian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

THE LAST ROMANCE Theater Fundraiser at The Barth HotelTHE LAST ROMANCE Theater Fundraiser at The Barth Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

"The Last Romance," written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Christy Montour-Larson, is the ninth annual summer theater fundraiser for Senior Housing Options (SHO), a non-profit organization providing quality affordable housing and services for 500 adults in Colorado.  The production is SHO's major -- and only -- annual fundraiser and builds on the success of past runs such as "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" (2015), "On Golden Pond" (2014), "Steel Magnolias" (2013), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (2012). (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & JohannesburgI LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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Photo Flash: ALL SHOOK UP Celebrates Sold-Out Opening Night Gala at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: ALL SHOOK UP Celebrates Sold-Out Opening Night Gala at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Subscribers, donors, supporters and celebrities attended the standing room only Opening Night Gala of the Laguna Playhouse's first show of its 2016-2017 Season, ALL SHOOK UP. This perfect family summertime, fun-time musical features a book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and is directed by Steve Steiner. ALL SHOOK UP presents the fabulous music of Elvis Presley, along a story inspired by William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Scroll down for photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Harriet Harris to Perform at Cape Rep Theatre's SUMMER STARLIGHT GalaHarriet Harris to Perform at Cape Rep Theatre's SUMMER STARLIGHT Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, an evening to remember with guest of honor, Tony Award winning theatre, film and television actress, Harriet Sansom Harris. Tickets for this gala celebration benefiting Cape Rep Theatre include an outdoor party with hors d'oeuvres and live jazz, a performance and audience discussion with Ms. Harris in the Indoor Theater emceed by Jared Bowen, host of WGBH's Open Studio, and a champagne and dessert finale with Harriet Sansom Harris under the stars.  Ticket prices are $100 and $90 for Members and are available at CapeRep.org or at the Box Office, 508-896-1888. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Returns To Arts Theatre, Aug 15I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Returns To Arts Theatre, Aug 15
by Jenny Ell - Jun 30, 2016

Hartshorn - Hook Productions is thrilled to announce the reunion of last year's critically- acclaimed cast in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. The production, nominated for Best Revival in last year's Broadway World Awards, will return for two performances at the Arts Theatre on Monday 15th August. (more...)

Michael Carrasco, Rachel Pallante & More to Star in TexARTS' ALL SHOOK UPMichael Carrasco, Rachel Pallante & More to Star in TexARTS' ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK & More Windham Theatre Guild's 2016-17 SeasonLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK & More Windham Theatre Guild's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Windham Theatre announces the great line-up of shows coming up in the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic for the 2016-2017 Season that kicks off this summer. (more...)

Clyde Alves, Anne Horak, and James Beaman Open Music Theatre Wichita 2016 Season in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITClyde Alves, Anne Horak, and James Beaman Open Music Theatre Wichita 2016 Season in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 45th summer season June 15-19 with the first of its five large- scale productions, Nice Work If You Can Get It at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. This marks the 29th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in JulyLaguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: South African Theatre Pros on the 2016 Tony AwardsBWW Tonys Special: South African Theatre Pros on the 2016 Tony Awards
by David Fick - Jun 12, 2016

All eyes are on New York as the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League prepare to present the Tony Awards at the seventieth ceremony of its kind. On the morning of the awards, BroadwayWorld South Africa asked six local theatre professionals what the Tony Awards means to them and who they were hoping would bring home the bacon. (more...)

Theatre Too at T3 Sets 2016-17 SeasonTheatre Too at T3 Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Theatre Three announces a five-show season for its Theatre Too downstairs studio space, including revamped classics, a world premiere and a chilling Conor McPherson thriller. (more...)

BWW Review: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS a Sweet Look at the People You Can't Believe You're Related ToBWW Review: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS a Sweet Look at the People You Can't Believe You're Related To
by Frank Benge - Jun 7, 2016

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS by Joe DiPietro, opened Off-Broadway in 1998 and ran for over 800 performances during the original two year run. Audiences may be more familiar with DiPietro as the author of the long-running musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. It is easy to see why the show was a long running success. It is a script full of warmth, wit and familial truth that speaks directly to the generation gap experienced by Baby Boomers. (more...)

BWW Review: Cain Park's Anti-Pollution THE TOXIC AVENGER Will Delight Many!BWW Review: Cain Park's Anti-Pollution THE TOXIC AVENGER Will Delight Many!
by Roy Berko - Jun 6, 2016

There seems to be a trend in the choices theaters are making regarding musicals they produce. Maybe it's a desire to attract younger audiences, or it's the popularity of comic book heroes as the subject of television shows and movies, but like it or not, the age of 'unusual' protagonists is here. (more...)

TDF Open Doors Graduation Held Next MondayTDF Open Doors Graduation Held Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students, and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 6 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC). (more...)

Dark Comedy STORYWORKS: TERRA INCOGNITA Premieres at George Street PlayhouseDark Comedy STORYWORKS: TERRA INCOGNITA Premieres at George Street Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

An absurd, dark comedy about a New Jersey family who finds themselves suddenly dealing with an environmental cleanup in their backyard - literally - makes its debut at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., with a pair of 8pm performances June 3 and 4, with post-play discussions to follow each night. (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna PlayhouseEmerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 SeasonTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces casting and creative teams for the 2016 summer season of musicals and plays Gypsy; Big River; Quartet; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and the new musical, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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