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San Francisco Opera Presents 2017 Summer Season - RIGOLETTO, DON GIOVANNI, LA BOHEMESan Francisco Opera Presents 2017 Summer Season - RIGOLETTO, DON GIOVANNI, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera presents a trio of operatic favorites- Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni and Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme-at the War Memorial Opera House from May 31 through July 2. (more...)

CANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 SeasonCANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) will open its 2017 season with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Success Of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary Year Allows Redevelopment Of Foyer Spaces To Start On TimeSuccess Of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary Year Allows Redevelopment Of Foyer Spaces To Start On Time
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

2016 was one of the most successful years in Bristol Old Vic's 250 year history, heralding the dawn of a new age for the theatre company. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Presents Natasha Paremski In Piano Concerto No. 2Pasadena Symphony Presents Natasha Paremski In Piano Concerto No. 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Join Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony for a romantically Russian program on Saturday, February 18th with award winning pianist Natasha Paremski performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 at both 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS and More Highlight Winter Park Playhouse's 2017-18 Season of MusicalsDADDY LONG LEGS and More Highlight Winter Park Playhouse's 2017-18 Season of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse, Central Florida's only professional musical theatre, announces their 2017-2018 Mainstage Series of musical productions. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada TheatreDevin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

TheatreWorks Extends DADDY LONG LEGS Into the New YearTheatreWorks Extends DADDY LONG LEGS Into the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has extended its hit holiday musical romance, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Due to popular demand, Daddy Long Legs will add performances: 8pm, Friday, January 6, and 2pm & 8pm, Saturday, January 7. The production will close after the 8pm performance on January 7. (more...)

Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt's New Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT to Open in Tokyo This WinterMichael Mayer and Tom Kitt's New Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT to Open in Tokyo This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Toho Co., Ltd. has announced the world premiere of a new production of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy AS YOU LIKE IT from the Tony Award-winning creative team of Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt, who will reunite after previous collaborations on American Idiot: The Musical on Broadway and Second Stage Theatre's Everyday Rapture, which will open in Tokyo in January 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents the musical romance Daddy Long Legs, on stage now through December 24. With book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), Daddy Long Legs stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular "Daddy Long Legs" who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. (more...)

Bring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final WeekBring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Weaved throughout the charming musical romance of Daddy Long Legs, currently on stage at New Brunswick, NJ's George Street Playhouse, are messages promoting the importance of education and the empowerment of young girls and women. So what better way to share those ideals this holiday season then with a special "Daughter Days" package for select performances of Daddy Long Legs December 20, 22 and 24. Daddy Long Legs is appropriate for daughters ages 10 through 100.   (more...)

BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN Amazes with The Beginning of TimeBWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN Amazes with The Beginning of Time
by Katherine Waddell - Dec 8, 2016

This past weekend, the Clay High School Fine Arts Department presented Children of Eden, a musical based off the first nine chapters of the Book of Genesis. With the music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and the book by John Caird, you already know going in that the music and story will be great and it's just the interpretation of the material that could either succeed or fail; Clay High School more than succeeded, it thrived. Combined with the direction of Meghan Beard and an incredibly talented starring cast, Children of Eden was phenomenal. (more...)

BWW Review:  DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New MusicalBWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 3, 2016

'Daddy Long Legs' is now onstage at George Street Playhouse through December 24th. Directed by Michael Mastro and starring Ben Michael and Elise, Vannerson, this enthralling new musical is sure to please metro area audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGSPhoto Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Daddy Long Legs, a romantic holiday musical running from November 29 through December 24 at the New Brunswick theatre. The musical, with book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird(Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular 'Daddy Long Legs' who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Give the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street PlayhouseGive the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

Australians Simon Gleeson & Hayden Tee to Star in LES MISERABLES on London's West EndAustralians Simon Gleeson & Hayden Tee to Star in LES MISERABLES on London's West End
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical LES MISERABLES is now in its record breaking 32nd year and Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce Australia's Simon Gleeson and Hayden Tee will be reunited on stage as Jean Valjean and Javert at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROLThe Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24. (more...)

LES MISERABLES To Premiere In The Middle East Tonight Featuring Australian PerformersLES MISERABLES To Premiere In The Middle East Tonight Featuring Australian Performers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will have its Middle East premiere at Dubai Opera, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai on 15 November 2016. The much-loved and critically acclaimed show will open the city's first purpose-built performing arts theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street PlayhousePhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Daddy Long Legs, a romantic holiday musical running from November 29 through December 24 at the New Brunswick theatre. The musical, with book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular "Daddy Long Legs" who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 SeasonAndrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

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