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BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!
by Kristen Morale - Jul 12, 2015

Now, to continue in the tradition of giving each of us the theatrical experience we truly relish and yearn for this time of year (if not always!), the Playhouse brings a stellar production of five-time Tony Award Winner The Drowsy Chaperone to a Cape Cod audience, and let me just put it out there now that this production does everything but cause any sort of drowsiness; that is reserved for the title character as she joins a cast of beyond talented performers who make this show the great experience we all so hope to have at the theater. As that lovable man in his chair states, audiences hope for a show that will whisk it away to another world for a couple of hours, sucking each of us into the plot of a new, interesting and at times slightly tumultuous show; hold on to your hats for this one. (more...)

JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Full casting has been announced for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, starring JoAnne Worley, that will play the Massachusetts venue June 30 - July 11, 2015 (more...)

BWW Reviews: A CHORUS LINE at Broadway Training CenterBWW Reviews: A CHORUS LINE at Broadway Training Center
by Kathryn Kitt - Apr 1, 2015

This weekend, I experienced 'A Chorus Line,' anew. Presented by the Broadway Training Center at the Irvington Town Hall with a cast comprised of Middle and High school students. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Gateway's SINGIN' IN THE RAINBWW Reviews: The Gateway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 31, 2013

Singin' In The Rain, the Tony nominated musical based on the famous MGM film, is certainly a must see among theatre attendees. With a screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and music by Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Reed, Gateway's fantastic incarnation runs through August 10th and will surely have you leaving the theatre with a smile. (more...)

Gateway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Tonight at Patchogue TheatreGateway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Tonight at Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Rain will soon shower on the Patchogue stage, as 'Singin' in the Rain' prepares to open at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, today, July 24-Aug. 10. (more...)

Gateway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to Open 7/24 at Patchogue TheatreGateway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to Open 7/24 at Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Rain will soon shower on the Patchogue stage, as “Singin' in the Rain” prepares to open at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, July 24-Aug. 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! After PartyPhoto Flash: Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! After Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first performance show party. Check them out below! (more...)

Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More Featured in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! - Full Cast Announced!Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More Featured in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] (more...)

Lopez, Griffin, et al. Join Cast of EPIC FAIL, 12/5Lopez, Griffin, et al. Join Cast of EPIC FAIL, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2010

Despite receiving millions of calls and emails to shut it down, Maxwell Arts Group and Comix Comedy Club is still presenting Epic Fail: Broadway's Future Flops on Sunday December 5th at 7pm and complete casting has been announced. (more...)

Lopez, Griffin, et al. Join Cast of EPIC FAIL, 12/5Lopez, Griffin, et al. Join Cast of EPIC FAIL, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2010

Despite receiving millions of calls and emails to shut it down, Maxwell Arts Group and Comix Comedy Club is still presenting Epic Fail: Broadway's Future Flops on Sunday December 5th at 7pm and complete casting has been announced. (more...)

Sears, Pilkington & More Lead Goodspeed's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS 9/24Sears, Pilkington & More Lead Goodspeed's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2010

Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. The musical comedy will run from Sept 24 - Nov 28 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, sponsored by Liberty Bank, Connecticut Light and Power and Continental Airlines. (more...)

Goodspeed Presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS 9/24Goodspeed Presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2010

Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. The musical comedy will run from Sept 24 - Nov 28 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, sponsored by Liberty Bank, Connecticut Light and Power and Continental Airlines. (more...)

Sears, Pilkington & More Lead Goodspeed's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS 9/24Sears, Pilkington & More Lead Goodspeed's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. The musical comedy will run from Sept 24 - Nov 28 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, sponsored by Liberty Bank, Connecticut Light and Power and Continental Airlines. (more...)

Kantor, Doyle, Lone and More Set for Ewalt and Walker's 'COUPLE OF DUDES' Concert at Playwrights Horizons 6/15Kantor, Doyle, Lone and More Set for Ewalt and Walker's 'COUPLE OF DUDES' Concert at Playwrights Horizons 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2009

An Evening with Ewalt and Walker: Just a Couple of Dudes Who Like to Write Songs takes place on Monday, June 15th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Kantor, Doyle, Lone and More Set for Ewalt and Walker's 'COUPLE OF DUDES' Concert at Playwrights Horizons 6/15Kantor, Doyle, Lone and More Set for Ewalt and Walker's 'COUPLE OF DUDES' Concert at Playwrights Horizons 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2009

An Evening with Ewalt and Walker: Just a Couple of Dudes Who Like to Write Songs takes place on Monday, June 15th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

LuPone's Final 'Turn': NY Mag Offers Photo Diary of Last GYPSYLuPone's Final 'Turn': NY Mag Offers Photo Diary of Last GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY played its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Sunday, January 11, 2009. New York Magazine was granted the exclusive chance to document the historic final performance in a photo essay featuring the production's Tony Winning 'Mama Rose', the legendary Patti LuPone. Directed by theatrical legend and author of the musical Arthur Laurents, GYPSY played 332 performances and 27 previews. The production starred Tony Award winners Patti LuPone as 'Rose,' Boyd Gaines as 'Herbie' and Laura Benanti as 'Gypsy'. GYPSY began preview performances on Monday, March 3, 2008 and officially opened on Thursday, March 27, 2008. GYPSY was awarded three 2008 Tony Awards, one for each of the show's three stars: Patti LuPone (Leading Actress in a Musical), Laura Benanti (Best Featured Actress) and Boyd Gaines (Best Featured Actor). The production was nominated for seven Tony Awards in total, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Arthur Laurents), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Martin Pakledinaz) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Dan Moses Schreier). In addition, GYPSY was nominated for six Outer Critics Circle Awards (boasting wins for LuPone and Benanti), four Drama Desk Awards (including wins for LuPone, Gaines and Benanti) and three Drama League Awards including the 'Distinguished Performance Award' for Patti LuPone. (more...)

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: GYPSY'S FINAL BOWPhoto Coverage EXCLUSIVE: GYPSY'S FINAL BOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY played its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Sunday, January 11, 2009. (more...)

GYPSY Takes 'Her' Final Bow, Ends Run Today 1/11GYPSY Takes 'Her' Final Bow, Ends Run Today 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2009

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY, originally announced to close on Sunday, March 1, 2009, will play its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) today, Sunday, January 11, 2009. (more...)

GYPSY to Still Be Filmed Before It Closes? GYPSY to Still Be Filmed Before It Closes?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2008

Savvy BroadwayWorld.com visitors noticed a message up on Telecharge.com for those purchasings tickets to Gypsy's final performances back when they were to be in March. The good news for fans of the show, who were worried that the show's early closing might have derailed those plans is that the message is back up for the shows between January 2 and January 4, 2009. (more...)

GYPSY to Close Early on January 11, 2009GYPSY to Close Early on January 11, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2008

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY, originally announced to close on Sunday, March 1, 2009, will now play its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Sunday, January 11, 2009. (more...)

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