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Calling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors EverywhereCalling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of "Into the Woods." (more...)

Photo Flash: Christina Hendricks, Sharon Lawrence, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and More Attend Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS Opening at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Christina Hendricks, Sharon Lawrence, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and More Attend Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of 'Into the Woods' opened April 5, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and plays through May 14, 2017. The celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: A Refreshing Stroll INTO THE WOODS at AhmansonBWW Review: A Refreshing Stroll INTO THE WOODS at Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Apr 6, 2017

Into the Woods/book by James Lapine/music & lyrcs by Stephen Sondheim/Fiasco Theater Company Production Tour/Ahmanson/directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld/through May 14 I first saw Into the Woods in 1987 when it premiered in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre. At that point, the Witch was not the leader of the pack; in New York the role was enlarged in 1988 and Bernadette Peters played her on Broadway. The play which cleverly intertwines favorite fairytales Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstock, and Rapunzel with a new story The Baker and his Wife, somehow left me cold. The (more...)

CTG Launches INTO THE WOODS Mobile App, Readies for Family DayCTG Launches INTO THE WOODS Mobile App, Readies for Family Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

To celebrate the arrival of the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group has launched the "GO! To The Woods" mobile app and will hold a special "Family Day" event on Saturday, April 8, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: INTO THE WOODS Opens 4/5 at Center Theatre Group/AhmansonPhoto Flash: INTO THE WOODS Opens 4/5 at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of "Into the Woods" opens April 5, 2017, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and plays through May 14, 2017, with one preview performance on April 4. The celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld.  (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Cast Announced for Ahmanson TheatreINTO THE WOODS Cast Announced for Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The complete cast has been announced for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of "Into the Woods" opening April 5, 2017, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and playing through May 14, 2017, with one preview performance on April 4. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Noah Brodyand Ben Steinfeld. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS, Arriving at the Ahmanson This SpringPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS, Arriving at the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Fiasco Theater Production of 'Into the Woods', with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, will arrive at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre this spring, with one preview on April 4 and an opening night set for April 5 for a run through May 14, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS, the celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, launched a national tour in December, and will continue to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas this spring. Book writer James Lapine and original Broadway cast member Joanna Gleason recently visited the touring company in Purchase, NY - scroll down for photos of them with the cast! (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This FebruaryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC) will present the critically-acclaimed production of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will perform at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 today, February 2 and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This FebruaryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC) will present the critically-acclaimed production of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will perform at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 9, 2016

While those seeking a similarly scaled production to the original Broadway production (or even the revival) might leave the Eisenhower Theatre somewhat disappointed, those open to experiencing a new interpretation of the familiar material might leave feeling they've had an opportunity to look at an old favorite with new eyes. Perhaps they might better appreciate what drew them to the story in the first place. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco Theatre's INTO THE WOODS on Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco Theatre's INTO THE WOODS on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Fiasco Theater's celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning INTO THE WOODS, by Stephen Sondheimand James Lapine, will launch a national tour in December at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL, following technical rehearsals and tour preview performances at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, FL. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Down the Dell with the National Tour of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS!BWW TV: Go Down the Dell with the National Tour of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS!
by TV - On the Road - Nov 13, 2016

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS will launch a national tour in December at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL, following technical rehearsals and tour preview performances at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, FL. Additional information and complete touring schedule available at www.intothewoodsontour.com. (more...)

Maybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National TourMaybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Casting is announced today for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERTSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Rolls Through OgunquitBWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Rolls Through Ogunquit
by Steve Feeney - Aug 15, 2016

You're either on the bus or you're not on the bus, so the old saying goes. Currently, audiences at the Ogunquit Playhouse are willingly climbing onboard for a wild ride. (more...)

Starry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit PlayhouseStarry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, August 10 to September 3. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit PlayhouseJarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

BWW Review: The Gateway's Long Island Premiere Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERTBWW Review: The Gateway's Long Island Premiere Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 27, 2016

The Gateway's exciting Long Island premiere of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert went off without a hitch this past weekend at The Patchogue Theatre. Running through August 6th, I really can't stress enough that this musical is incredibly enjoyable and the cast, directed by David Ruttura, is top-notch. There were some changes from the 2011 Broadway production, but your big, glittery heart will definitely be smiling as you leave the theatre. (more...)

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue TheatrePRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical opened at Patchogue Theatre presented by The Gateway on July 20 and will run through August 6. (more...)

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