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BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS Blends the Sweet and Strange at Pittsburgh PublicBWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS Blends the Sweet and Strange at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 22, 2017

A fantastic directorial interpretation and a dazzling cast bring lightness and charm to a deeply unusual, almost unbalanced, romantic comedy. (more...)

BWW Preview: 33rd Season Announced for CATCO and CATCO is KidsBWW Preview: 33rd Season Announced for CATCO and CATCO is Kids
by Amanda Etchison - Mar 21, 2017

From musical numbers to American Sign Language, CATCO's 2017-18 season will bring alternative modes of storytelling to the stage. The Columbus-based theater company announced its complete 33rd season via press release on Monday. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This SpringSomething's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Matthew Bourne presenta EARLY ADVENTURES en MadridBWW Interviews: Matthew Bourne presenta EARLY ADVENTURES en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 14, 2017

El director y coreografo ganador del Premio Tony y Olivier por sus innovadores trabajos trae esta semana a los Teatros del Canal de Madrid EARLY ADVENTURES, una celebracion de los 30 años de su compañia, con la que se presenta al publico español. (more...)

Musical Phenomenon LES MISERABLES Revivals In Sao PauloMusical Phenomenon LES MISERABLES Revivals In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 14, 2017

Winner of more than 125 international awards, the world's second longest-running musical ever, Les Miserables arrives at Teatro Renault, in Sao Paulo. Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, the show, in contrast to 19th-century France, tells an enthralling story of dreams, love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testimony of the survival of the human spirit. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents DADDY LONG LEGSPittsburgh Public Theater Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Theater is thrilled to present the Pittsburgh premiere of Paul Gordon and John Caird's delightful musical, Daddy Long Legs. Directed byTed Pappas, The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Daddy Long Legs runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. Nadine E. Bognar is the Production Sponsor. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff and Lisa Howard to Lead ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla PlayhousePaul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff and Lisa Howard to Lead ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the principal leads for Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. Paul Alexander Nolan will lead the cast as Tully, and will be joined by Alison Luff as Rachel and Lisa Howard as Tammy. (more...)

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...)

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