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Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The producers of COME FROM AWAY announced today that they will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 'come from aways' whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena, The Steele Community Centre (155 Airport Boulevard, Gander, NL), on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3pm (NDT) and 8pm (NDT). The benefit concerts, presented in association with the Town of Gander, NL, will star the cast of the Broadway and Toronto productions of COME FROM AWAY. Tickets are now on sale for the two benefit concert performances of COME FROM AWAY in Gander, NL and are $20. For reservations and more information please visit www.gandercanada.tix.com, or contact the Steele Community Centre box office at 709-651-5931 or in person between the hours of 10am (NDT) and 5:30pm (NDT), Monday throughFriday. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey TheatreGO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016
by - Jun 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY at Ford's TheatreJenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society today announced the Ford's Theatre cast for the new musical Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. The production features: Geno Carr (Old Globe's Allegiance), Jenn Colella (Broadway's If/Then); Joel Hatch (Broadway's Annie); Rodney Hicks (Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Broadway's Wicked); Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan (Round House's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof); Chad Kimball (Broadway's Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Wizard of Oz National Tour); Caesar Samayoa (Broadway's Sister Act); Q. Smith (Broadway's Mary Poppins); Sharon Wheatley (Broadway's Avenue Q); and Astrid Van Wieren (Mama Mia National Tour). (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Broadway-bound new musical, Come From Away, presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre, wins four Gypsys, tying with another new musical, Lizard Boy, also produced by Seattle Repertory Theatreand also with four Gypsys, a company that has been known for years as a powerhouse dramatic straight-play playhouse!  (more...)

Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle is pleased to present the nomination slate of the fifth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, with Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball and More, Opens Tonight at Seattle RepCOME FROM AWAY, with Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball and More, Opens Tonight at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

World-premiere musical COME FROM AWAY comes to Seattle Rep now through December 13 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, COME FROM AWAY is the first musical to be on the main stage of the Rep in over 15 years. It opens tonight, November 18, 2015. Featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team of Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), the production is directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Seattle Rep Announces Casting for COME FROM AWAY; Tickets Now on SaleSeattle Rep Announces Casting for COME FROM AWAY; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

World-premiere musical Come From Away comes to Seattle Rep November 13- December 13 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, Come From Away is the first musical to be on the main stage of the Rep in over 15 years. Featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team of Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), the production is directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Tickets are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206-443-2222 as well as online at www.seattlerep.org. (more...)

Breaking News: Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Rodney Hicks & More Set for New Musical COME FROM AWAY at La JollaBreaking News: Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Rodney Hicks & More Set for New Musical COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

This just in! La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its season opener, the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. A co-production with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Come from Away will run May 29 - July 5 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre (press opening Thursday, June 11). (more...)

BWW Reviews: This OZ Less Great, More TerribleBWW Reviews: This OZ Less Great, More Terrible
by Misha Davenport - May 2, 2014

Off to see the Wizard? Stop by Oz Park, instead. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Under the Stars' THE WIZARD OF OZ is Entirely CharmingBWW Reviews: Theatre Under the Stars' THE WIZARD OF OZ is Entirely Charming
by David Clarke - Mar 6, 2014

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's beloved classic film THE WIZARD OF OZ has been re-adapted for the stage by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. The splashy show features Harold Arlen's original music and E.Y. Harburg's original lyrics, with additional lyrics by Tim Rice and additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Flying audiences over the rainbow, this musical is sentimental, family-friendly schmaltz that entertains with ease. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tricky New WIZARD OF OZ Storms Into the OCBWW Reviews: Tricky New WIZARD OF OZ Storms Into the OC
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 18, 2014

During my first taste of the show last fall, I was certainly wowed by its technical wizardry and its talented cast, but was sadly underwhelmed by how much of the original film's stirring, emotional magic and innocent fantasy had been stripped away in favor of easy, high-camp laughs, dazzling onstage visual effects, and head-scratching staging choices. I think perhaps a small part of me had hoped that a few alterations have been enacted into the tour now that it has arrived an hour south in Costa Mesa months since that L.A. premiere. Alas, no.... the very same show (except for a cast change or two) is now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County through February 23. (more...)

Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/23Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from today, February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, 2/11-23Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, 2/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced casting for the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens at the Ordway TonightTHE WIZARD OF OZ Opens at the Ordway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber's all-new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, which will run tonight, Dec. 4-29 at the Ordway in Saint Paul, Minn. This national production features the original music by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg from the 1939 Oscar-winning film, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Open at the Ordway, 12/4THE WIZARD OF OZ to Open at the Ordway, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

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BWW Reviews: Webber's Touring WIZARD OF OZ Touches Down in L.A.BWW Reviews: Webber's Touring WIZARD OF OZ Touches Down in L.A.
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 1, 2013

What do you do for an updated stage adaptation of arguably one of cinema's much-beloved motion pictures of all time? Well for theater impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Jeremy Sams, you populate the show with over-the-top, more cartoonish characters and snarky, audience-winking dialogue. Oh, yeah, and add a few new songs from Webber and his frequent collaborator, lyricist Tim Rice, too. The touring company plays the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through October 6. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Sep 29, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013. (more...)

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