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HAIRSPRAY to Launch 2017 Theatre Aspen SeasonHAIRSPRAY to Launch 2017 Theatre Aspen Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced the lineup for its 34th season today. The Hurst Theatre opens with the Tony Award-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, running in repertory with Laura Eason's popular play Sex with Strangers, and a new version of the musical The World According to Snoopy. The organization also announced the return of the Aspen Theatre Festival for new work at the end of August. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWOThe Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Stage West Presents Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's MURDER FOR TWOStage West Presents Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical mystery with a twist:  one actor investigates the crime, and the other plays all the suspects. And they both play piano!  This rollicking piece begins a 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, November 17.   (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County PlayhouseJoe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"Murder for Two," the Off-Broadway and regional theater musical mystery sensation, takes on a decidedly holiday glow when it is transformed into "Murder for Two: Holiday Edition" in a world-premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse, December 9 - 31.  (more...)

42nd Street Moon Announces Their NEW MOON42nd Street Moon Announces Their NEW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

San Francisco's leading musical theatre company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas as the 42nd Street Moon's new Executive Directors. Daren and Daniel will assume the leadership of all artistic and administrative operations of 42nd Street Moon as the company continues to enrich and embolden its mission as it continues to strengthen its position as a leader in the Bay Area performing arts community. (more...)

PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayPREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances began October 3rd and continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, October 13th at 8:00pm. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Musical Receives Premiere in TexasTHE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Musical Receives Premiere in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) are proud to announce a unique collaboration and joint production with Kaitlin Hopkins and the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

New Songs 'In The Works' at the Duplex This MonthNew Songs 'In The Works' at the Duplex This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Honeck-Moss Productions, in conjunction with The Duplex Development Stage is proud to present 'In The Works.' (more...)

T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices SeriesT. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Columbus Children's Theatre to Stage SNOOPY!!!, 4/7-24Columbus Children's Theatre to Stage SNOOPY!!!, 4/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre will present Snoopy!!! April 7-24, 2016 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. This production is directed by Chris Rusen. Based on the comic strip 'PEANUTS' by Charles M. Schultz, Book by Charles M. Schultz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace, Music by Larry Grossman, Lyrics by Hal Hackady. Snoopy!!! is sponsored by MetLife Premier Client Group of Ohio. (more...)

BWW Review: The Peanuts are Here: MEU AMIGO, CHARLIE BROWN (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown ) opens at the Frei Caneca TheaterBWW Review: The Peanuts are Here: MEU AMIGO, CHARLIE BROWN (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown ) opens at the Frei Caneca Theater
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 8, 2016

Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner's classic musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn't give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and 'blockhead,' himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine's Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. Though considered a 'good man' by his friends, Charlie Brown can't seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, nor his friend Lucy, her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy. (more...)

Michael Korie to Receive Blitzstein Award for Musical TheaterMichael Korie to Receive Blitzstein Award for Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announces that librettist/lyricist Michael Korie will receive the Marc Blitzstein Award for Musical Theater of $10,000. Established in 1965 by friends of the late Academician Marc Blitzstein in his memory, the award is given to a composer, lyricist, or librettist to encourage the creation of works of merit for musical theater and opera. The jurors were John Harbison (chairman), J. D. McClatchy, Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, and Yehudi Wyner. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWBOY Return to STERLING'SBWW Review: THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWBOY Return to STERLING'S
by Don Grigware - Dec 29, 2015

When Faith Prince and Jason Graae first performed their show The Prince and the Showboy at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in June, 2012, I wrote, '...there were enough sparks to set Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on fire as Jason Graae and Tony Award winner Faith Prince seized the stage with the premiere of their new show The Prince and the Showboy to an adoring packed house. Graae's inimitable sarcasm and overdone delivery along with Prince's unique pauses and double takes made for a delicious evening of comedy through song as they focused on what makes them click as a team, namely the fun side of life'. Well, the show played 54 Below in New York and has returned to the Federal - December 27 and 28 for two nights only. It's now about 20 minutes longer, bringing it in at 90 minutes and allowing each of the stars to concentrate more fully on dramatic career transitions, especially for Prince. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Holiday Edition! Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/4; SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin and More!Regional Roundup: Holiday Edition! Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/4; SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature holiday features in Chicago, Austin, San Diego, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Mercury Theatre's CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, and SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: SCROOGE IN LOVE A New Audience FavoriteBWW Review: SCROOGE IN LOVE A New Audience Favorite
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 1, 2015

Only in San Francisco will theatregoers find the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and, yes, even Future dancing together on one stage. The mysterious figure clad in all black bops its head back and forth in just one of many surprising delights awaiting audiences throughout new musical "Scrooge in Love!' 42nd Street Moon gives the "Christmas Carol" sequel a perfect premiere at the intimate Eureka Theatre, now through December 13. (more...)

BWW Review: Sierra Madre Playhouse Makes the Musical of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY a Sweet ExperienceBWW Review: Sierra Madre Playhouse Makes the Musical of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY a Sweet Experience
by Don Grigware - Nov 30, 2015

One of my very favorite Christmas stories of all time is A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote about his boyhood growing up with his eccentric cousin Sook Faulk. Geraldine Page played Sook in a 1966 telefilm, and it was later remade for television in the 80s with Patty Duke. It is the Page version that stays with me, having left a lasting impression of the woman, the era and its fierce impact on humanity. Playwright Duane Poole has fashioned a retelling of the story with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall in a new musical version of A Christmas Memory, now onstage at the Sierra Madre Playhouse through December 27. On this intimate stage with the orchestra in full view behind the actors, the flavor of the original story is well preserved by Alison Eliel Kalmus' fine direction and with a terrific ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Graae Stars in SCROOGE IN LOVE!, Beginning Tonight at 42nd Street MoonPhoto Flash: Jason Graae Stars in SCROOGE IN LOVE!, Beginning Tonight at 42nd Street Moon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, 42nd Street Moon presents the return of everyone's favorite Yuletide sourpuss in the World Premiere of SCROOGE IN LOVE!, a fun, high-spirited follow-up to A Christmas Carol. Starring Broadway's Jason Graae (last seen at 42nd Street Moon in Little Me) in the title role, SCROOGE IN LOVE! follows Ebenezer Scrooge one year after his life changed for the better, although he still feels something is missing. Directed by Dyan McBride, SCROOGE IN LOVE! will run tonight, November 25, through December 13, 2015 (Press opening: Saturday, November 28) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and BeyondBWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and Beyond
by Bonny Loo - Oct 30, 2015

Billed as 'a new musical', the world premiere of Prince of Broadway at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo salutes legendary Broadway producer/director, Harold Prince. Co-directed by Prince himself and Susan Stroman (who also choreographs), the evening celebrates an illustrious career spanning over six decades from the 1950s up to the present day, during which time Hal Prince has produced and/or directed more than 30 Broadway shows, winning a record 21 Tony Awards along the way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peak at Jason Graae in SCROOGE IN LOVE! Premiere at 42nd Street MoonPhoto Flash: Sneak Peak at Jason Graae in SCROOGE IN LOVE! Premiere at 42nd Street Moon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, 42nd Street Moon presents the return of everyone's favorite Yuletide sourpuss in the World Premiere of SCROOGE IN LOVE!, a fun, high-spirited follow-up to A Christmas Carol. Starring Broadway's Jason Graae (last seen at 42nd Street Moon in Little Me) in the title role, SCROOGE IN LOVE! follows Ebenezer Scrooge one year after his life changed for the better, although he still feels something is missing. Directed by Dyan McBride, SCROOGE IN LOVE! will run November 25-December 13, 2015 (Press opening: Saturday, November 28) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

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