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Berkeley Rep Extends TREASURE ISLANDBerkeley Rep Extends TREASURE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

?Due to an overwhelming positive response from audiences, the swashbuckling adventure, Treasure Island, will continue to set sail on the Hispaniola at Berkeley Rep. The theatre has announced that the latest adventure from Mary Zimmerman will extend for an additional two weeks. Originally scheduled to close on June 5, the critically acclaimed play will run through Sunday, June 19. Starting today, Friday May 6 at noon, tickets for the added 16 performances can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647.2949. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present West Coast Premiere of Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLANDBerkeley Rep to Present West Coast Premiere of Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Treasure Island by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Critically praised as "nothing short of sublime" (Chicago-Sun Times), and "Zimmerman remains a superior storyteller " (Chicago Tribune), Treasure Island, a co-production with Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company, is a glorious adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's most beloved novel. Previews begin Friday, April 22, and the show runs through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Press night for Treasure Island will be held on Friday, April 29. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. (more...)

Rumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekRumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Original Broadway Kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowOriginal Broadway Kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the original Broadway kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL in THE KIDS FROM A CHRISTMAS STORY on Monday November 2, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of the World Premiere of Lookingglass Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Adapted and Directed by Mary ZimmermanBWW TV: Watch Highlights of the World Premiere of Lookingglass Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Adapted and Directed by Mary Zimmerman
by TV - On the Road - Oct 19, 2015

Opening its 28th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Treasure Island, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Treasure Island runs October 7, 2015 - January 31, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND at Lookingglass Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Opening its 28th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Treasure Island, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Treasure Island runs now through January 31, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is this Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Sets Cast for World Premiere of Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLANDLookingglass Theatre Company Sets Cast for World Premiere of Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Opening its 28th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Treasure Island, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Treasure Island runs October 7, 2015 - January 31, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  The Press Opening is Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  Single tickets to Treasure Island go on sale to the general public on August 12, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A Red Orchid Theatre's STRANDLINEPhoto Flash: First Look at A Red Orchid Theatre's STRANDLINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 22nd Season with the US premiere of Strandline, written by Abbie Spallen and directed by JR Sullivan (The Faith Healer). The production runs October 23 - December 7, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Stages US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Beginning TonightA Red Orchid Theatre Stages US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 22nd Season with the US premiere of Strandline, written by Abbie Spallen and directed by JR Sullivan (The Faith Healer). The production runs today, October 23 - December 7, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Stage US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Begin. 10/23A Red Orchid Theatre to Stage US Premiere of STRANDLINE, Begin. 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 22nd Season with the US premiere of Strandline, written by Abbie Spallen and directed by JR Sullivan (The Faith Healer). The production runs October 23 - December 7, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brady Tutton and More at Drury Lane Theatre's OLIVER! Opening NightSTAGE TUBE: Brady Tutton and More at Drury Lane Theatre's OLIVER! Opening Night
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, begins its exciting 2013 season with a grand scale production of the Tony Award-winning musical OLIVER!, running through June 2, 2013. Click below to watch interviews with the cast and creative team on opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brady Tutton, Heidi Kettenring and More in OLIVER! at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Brady Tutton, Heidi Kettenring and More in OLIVER! at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre begins its exciting 2013 season with a grand scale production of the Tony Award-winning musical OLIVER!, currently in previews and opening Thursday, April 11, running through June 2, 2013. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

OLIVER! Begins Previews at Drury Lane Theatre TonightOLIVER! Begins Previews at Drury Lane Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, begins its exciting 2013 season with a grand scale production of the Tony Award-winning musical OLIVER!, previewing April 4, opening Thursday, April 11, and running through June 2, 2013. OLIVER! features an all-star cast of 35, led by Heidi Kettenring as 'Nancy' (National Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Broadway in Chicago's Wicked, the World Premiere of Hero at Marriott Theatre, and Sweeney Todd at Drury Lane Theatre); Jeff Award winner John Reeger as 'Fagin' (The Iceman Cometh and A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre, Amadeus at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Hamlet at Court Theatre, and Chicago at Marriott Theatre); J.D. Rodriguez as the 'Artful Dodger' (National Tour of A Christmas Story) and Brady Tutton as 'Oliver Twist' ('Tiny Tim' in A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre). The production is Directed and Choreographed by multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Ragtime, The Sound of Music and Sweeney Todd at Drury Lane Theatre). Rockwell will direct both her mother, Glory Kissel, who stars as 'Mrs. Bedwin' (Pericles at the Goodman Theatre and Anyone Can Whistle at Ravinia), and her son, Jake Helm, who plays an orphan. Her husband, Garth Helm, provides Sound Design. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents OLIVER!, Beginning 4/4Drury Lane Theatre Presents OLIVER!, Beginning 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, begins its exciting 2013 season with a grand scale production of the Tony Award-winning musical OLIVER!, previewing April 4, opening Thursday, April 11, and running through June 2, 2013. (more...)

BWW Flashback: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2012

Christmas Story, The Musical! arrived on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. The new musical, based on the 1983 movie perennial, began November 7, opened November 19, and runs through today, December 30, 2012. BroadwayWorld takes you on a flashback through the new musical's beginning on Broadway with photos and video below! (more...)

7th Grade Winner of Anti-Bullying Writing Contest to Appear in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL!, 12/277th Grade Winner of Anti-Bullying Writing Contest to Appear in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL!, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical and STOMP Out Bullying have announced the Grand Prize winner of their Anti-Bullying Writing Competition, Ahmed Shayef. A 7th Grader at M.S. 577 in Brooklyn, Ahmed has won a walk-on role in the Thursday evening, December 27 performance of A Christmas Story, The Musical. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits NASDAQ Times SquareExclusive Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits NASDAQ Times Square
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com.The cast rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell today, and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kansas City and Tour Productions Reunite with Broadway's A CHRISTMAS STORY - Exclusive Shots!Photo Flash: Kansas City and Tour Productions Reunite with Broadway's A CHRISTMAS STORY - Exclusive Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

This past month, some of the kids from prior productions of A Christmas Story, The Musical (Kansas City world premiere and 1st National Tour) reunited with the current Broadway members. Check out the shots below of their reunion! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits Toys For TotsFREEZE FRAME: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits Toys For Tots
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com. The cast visited the Marine Corps Reserve 'Toys For Tots'today, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

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