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'ELLA'S BIG CHANCE', THE MAGIC KITE, CORALINE and More Set for Children's Theatre of Charlotte's 2015-16 Season'ELLA'S BIG CHANCE', THE MAGIC KITE, CORALINE and More Set for Children's Theatre of Charlotte's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Books (and talking animals and congressional bills and a tin man and a toy china rabbit) come alive at Children's Theatre of Charlotte in the 2015-16 season, with a lineup that includes adaptations of some of the most popular titles and fairy tales, including three productions making their world premiere. (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in JuneMcNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, a staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held on June 12, 2015. Tony winner Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Opens 4/28 at Arvada CenterA MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Opens 4/28 at Arvada Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open the regional premiere of A Man of No Importance directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry in the Main Stage Theater on April 28, running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR, Starring David Turner, Extends Through May 10 at The Old GlobeBUYER & CELLAR, Starring David Turner, Extends Through May 10 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Old Globe today announced that due to ticket demand, the hilarious Buyer & Cellar, which starts previews this Saturday, April 4, will now play through Sunday, May 10! Broadway veteran David Turner (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Arcadia, Sunday in the Park with George) will star in Jonathan Tolins's (The Twilight of the Golds) acclaimed Off Broadway hit, directed by Ron Lagomarsino (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, My Favorite Year, "Homefront," "Ravenswood"). (more...)

PPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & MorePPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 38th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Dinner and a Show' – Bristol's RAGTIME THE MUSICAL and The King George InnBWW Review: 'Dinner and a Show' – Bristol's RAGTIME THE MUSICAL and The King George Inn
by Pati Buehler - Mar 23, 2015

Had our' Ragtime' immigrants made there way down the Delaware River into Bristol Pennsylvania, they may have decided to reside there forever. (more...)

OCTA Announces 41st Season: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE, GOOD PEOPLE, and MoreOCTA Announces 41st Season: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE, GOOD PEOPLE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) Board of Directors has announced its 41st season for 2015-2016, unveiling a balance of genres and directors that promise to propel the theatre into the next phase of its success. (more...)

El Mundo es un Escenario - Actores  mexicanos en el extranjero: Diego RiosEl Mundo es un Escenario - Actores mexicanos en el extranjero: Diego Rios
by Lola Arruti - Mar 20, 2015

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IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 54 Below Sings a Crackerjack Version of the Ahrens & Flaherty Musical 'A Man of No Importance'BWW Reviews: 54 Below Sings a Crackerjack Version of the Ahrens & Flaherty Musical 'A Man of No Importance'
by Alix Cohen - Mar 17, 2015

Based on the 1994 Albert Finney film, the musical A Man of No Importance played at New York's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center in 2002, then earned 2003's Outer Circle Critics Award for authors Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics), Stephen Flaherty (music), and Terrance McNally (Book.) This past Sunday (for two performances), 54 Below staged a concert version of A Man of No Importance as part of their popular 54 Below Sings . . . series. (more...)

David Turner to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at The Old GlobeDavid Turner to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Old Globe today announced that Broadway veteran David Turner (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Arcadia, Sunday in the Park with George) will star in Jonathan Tolins's (The Twilight of the Golds) acclaimed Off Broadway hit Buyer & Cellar, directed by Ron Lagomarsino (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, My Favorite Year, 'Homefront,' 'Ravenswood'). (more...)

La Coral Ditirambo presenta el musical 'Ragtime' en conciertoLa Coral Ditirambo presenta el musical 'Ragtime' en concierto
by Roberto Rodríguez - Mar 16, 2015

La Coral Ditirambo, junto a la orquesta del Conservatorio de Música de Molina de Segura, presentará próximamente en Murcia un concierto escenificado del musical 'Ragtime', ganador de 4 premios Tony y considerado como uno de los mejores musicales de la última época. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rose Hemingway Previews 54 SINGS A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCEPhoto Coverage: Rose Hemingway Previews 54 SINGS A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2015

Tony Award-winning writing team Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty and Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's musical A Man Of No Importance comes to 54 Below on March 15, for an all-star concert presentation. The show played off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in 2002, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Since then it has become a beloved piece done by theaters all over the world. The score of A Man Of No Importance, including songs such as "Princess," "The Streets of Dublin," and "Love Who You Love," is treasured by musical theatre fans. (more...)

OPAC to Present SEUSSICAL JR., 3/20-22OPAC to Present SEUSSICAL JR., 3/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

'Seussical Jr.' - a triumphant journey of excitement, trepidation, fun, amazement and joy based on the books of Dr. Seuss - hits the stage at the Olmsted Performing Arts Center (OPAC) on March 20. (more...)

Lynn Ahrens, David Burtka & More to Appear on Latest Episode of ROW J TodayLynn Ahrens, David Burtka & More to Appear on Latest Episode of ROW J Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Lynn Ahrens, David Burtka, Erin Davie, Kurt Deutsch, Robert Fairchild, Stephen Flaherty, Marc Kudisch, Susan L. Schulman, Chip Zien and more to appear on show. (more...)

MOON OVER BUFFALO, SEUSSICAL, INTO THE WOODS and More NKU's 2015-16 Theatre SeriesMOON OVER BUFFALO, SEUSSICAL, INTO THE WOODS and More NKU's 2015-16 Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University is proud to announce its 2015-2016 Academic Season. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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