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Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Union County PACPushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 am. In their 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences -- bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States -- Pushcart continues their residency in the beautifully appointed historic theater in Rahway. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 21, 2017

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After returning to his alma mater for an afternoon to teach a choreography masterclass, I was lucky enough to sit down with the performer and hear about his experience being on tour with such a big Broadway hit. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYHartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Premiere StagesPushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at various locations this month throughout New Jersey as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's 20th Annual Stages Festival. Every March, The Stages Festival offers free and discounted performances, workshops, play readings, and behind-the-scenes events for all ages. Events are presented by professional Equity theatres; some take place at their theatres, and some take place in libraries, community centers, performing arts houses, senior centers and more. (more...)

Four-Time Tony Award Winner PIPPIN Coming to the State TheatreFour-Time Tony Award Winner PIPPIN Coming to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award®-winning musical PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1 - at the State Theatre for two shows on Sunday, March 26. (more...)

$40 Lottery Ticket Policy Announced for THE BOOK OF MORMON$40 Lottery Ticket Policy Announced for THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Book of Mormon today announces a ticket lottery, in which a limited number of tickets will be sold by ballot for $40 each on the day of the performance. The show's ticket lottery policy began with the Broadway production, and has continued for all subsequent productions, which include two US National Tours and London's West End. The Book of Mormon is currently in previews at the Princess Theatre. Opening night is Saturday 4 February. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hitting the Road with an Exclamation Point! First Look at SOMETHING ROTTEN! on TourPhoto Flash: Hitting the Road with an Exclamation Point! First Look at SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, launched its National Tour on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Boston Opera House. See the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rob McClure, Adam Pascal, Josh Grisetti and More Celebrate SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Tour Launch in BostonPhoto Flash: Rob McClure, Adam Pascal, Josh Grisetti and More Celebrate SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Tour Launch in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, launched its National Tour on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Boston Opera House. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Pushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PACPushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup…and other stories" at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway NJ. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN National Tour to Launch in BostonSOMETHING ROTTEN National Tour to Launch in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the national tour of the hilarious new musical Something Rotten!, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Boston will be the official launch city of the Something Rotten! tour with a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House January 17-29, 2017 as part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.  Something Rotten! is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner and Tony® Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe® Award and Tony® Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick. Book by Tony® Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Offering Ticket Lottery in Jacksonville This MonthTHE BOOK OF MORMON Offering Ticket Lottery in Jacksonville This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking one-week run in 2015, has announced a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins January 17, 2017 at The Times-Union Center in Jacksonville and plays a limited one-week engagement through January 22, 2017. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing ArtsSOMETHING ROTTEN! Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts March 21, 2017 for a limited two week run through April 2, 2017. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Adds $20 January Preview Performance in MelbourneBOOK OF MORMON Adds $20 January Preview Performance in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

An additional preview was announced today for the upcoming Melbourne production of The Book of Mormon, on Tuesday 17 January at 7pm at the Princess Theatre. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fabulous Fox this FebruarySOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fabulous Fox this February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 7 and plays until February 19. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in FayettevilleTHE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Fayetteville
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Fayetteville for the week ending December 18, 2016 at the Walton Arts Center grossing $871,776.00 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Offer Ticket Lottery in Dallas This MonthTHE BOOK OF MORMON to Offer Ticket Lottery in Dallas This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold-out and record-breaking engagements in 2014 and 2015 and won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour. The lottery begins Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District and plays a limited two-week engagement through Sunday, December 31, 2016.  (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy at Hershey TheatreTHE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy at Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, November 22 at Hershey Theatre and plays a limited one week engagement through Sunday, November 27. (more...)

Rob McClure, Adam Pascal and Josh Grisetti Will Tour the Country with SOMETHING ROTTEN!Rob McClure, Adam Pascal and Josh Grisetti Will Tour the Country with SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Kevin McCollum  just announced casting for the National Tour of Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony-Award nominated smash hit musical comedy. Three of the current Broadway principals will be reprising their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Extended in Melbourne to April 30BOOK OF MORMON Extended in Melbourne to April 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, new seats for The Book of Mormon go on sale to the general public today. Bookings for the award-winning musical have now been extended to 30 April 2017 at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. (more...)

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