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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...)

Musical Masterpiece CANDIDE Returns to the London Stage on the 60th Anniversary of Broadway PremiereMusical Masterpiece CANDIDE Returns to the London Stage on the 60th Anniversary of Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Sedos, the City of London's premier amateur theatre company, stages Candide in London this winter, in a revival which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the show's Broadway premiere, on 1 December 1956. (more...)

Light Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 SeasonLight Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will become Music Theater Works in 2017, opening 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 10/02/2016Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Miami (more...)

George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event TodayGeorge Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

George Street Playhouse will host a special event to preview its groundbreaking 2016-17 season and celebrate the 20th anniversary of David Saint's tenure as artistic director on Today, September 27, 2016, at 6 p.m.  The evening will be highlighted by a performance from members of the cast of Daddy Long Legs and a meet-and-greet with cast members from the season-opening Mama's Boy.  (more...)

LA Children's Chorus Announces 2016-17 SeasonLA Children's Chorus Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and hailed for its agile bel canto sound that has transformed it into one of the world's foremost children's choirs, announces its 2016-17 season, entitled "Aspire," which spotlights works by composers who developed transformative approaches to musical education, Bartok, Kodaly and Britten, among them.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 9/25/2016Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Miami (more...)

George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event September 27George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event September 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

George Street Playhouse will host a special event to preview its groundbreaking 2016-17 season and celebrate the 20th anniversary of David Saint's tenure as artistic director on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 6 p.m.  The evening will be highlighted by a performance from members of the cast of Daddy Long Legs and a meet-and-greet with cast members from the season-opening Mama's Boy.  (more...)

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents DADDY LONG LEGSTheatreworks Silicon Valley Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with an enchanting musical romance for the holidays Daddy Long Legs. Originally premiered by TheatreWorks in 2010, Daddy Long Legs went on to national productions, making its New York debut last season where it became the first ever Broadway or off-Broadway production to be live-streamed. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & MoreMusical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ROCK OF AGES and More Set for Casa Manana's 2016-17 Broadway SeasonJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ROCK OF AGES and More Set for Casa Manana's 2016-17 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

President and Executive Producer Wally Jones is thrilled to announce the 2016-2017 Broadway Season at Casa Maņana Theatre. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Revival Marches Into Final Week on BroadwayLES MISERABLES Revival Marches Into Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

If you want to 'hear the people sing' on Broadway, it's your last chance (at least for now)! (more...)

New Drama and Musical to Headline New York New Works Theatre Festival This FallNew Drama and Musical to Headline New York New Works Theatre Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Two distinctive pieces of theater - a drama about pioneering gay illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, and a musical comedy version of the Greek classic Electra - will be featured in this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival, August 29 through September 14. (more...)

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