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Spreckels Theatre to Stage LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL, 11/27-12/20Spreckels Theatre to Stage LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL, 11/27-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Timeless lessons for modern life are the foundation of LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL. Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park, CA presents this Broadway musical for the holiday season from Nov. 27 to Dec. 20, 2015. (more...)

Climate Change Theatre Action to Hold Kick Off Event at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 11/2Climate Change Theatre Action to Hold Kick Off Event at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Neil LaBute, Erik Ehn, Arthur Kopit, Deborah Laufer, Ryan McCurdy of Broadway's ONCE, and Heather Woodbury join CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION - a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change during the months of November and December 2015. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company,†by special arrangement with Tony Award winning producer†Larry Hirschhorn, will give a private developmental lab presentation of Benny & Joon, a new musical. Based on the 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture starring Aidan Quinn, Johnny Depp, and Mary Stuart Masterson, written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon features a book by Kirsten Guenther (Breaking Through), music by Nolan Gasser (chief musicologist of pandora.com), and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein (Little Women). Under the direction of Transport Group Artistic Director and five-time Drama Desk nominee Jack Cummings III, the cast features Andrew Samonsky as 'Benny' (Queen of the Mist), Hannah Elless as 'Joon' (Bright Star),Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only), Mamie Parris (See Rock City & Other Destinations), Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart), Tally Sessions (House of Blue Leaves), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin). John DiPinto will music direct. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Run 9/11-20 at MCCC's Kelsey TheatreLITTLE WOMEN to Run 9/11-20 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Join the March sisters as they navigate their growing up years during turbulent times in America in "Little Women - the Musical."†Presented by Pierrot Productions, this family musical set during the Civil War opens the new season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep†has announced the full company for its†2015-16 season opener†Amelie, A New Musical,†starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS TonightBrandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Prospect Theater Company presents†By The Numbers, a part of the company's new IGNITE Series at The Times Center, featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater. This one-night-only concert event will be tonight, June 27th at 8pm. (more...)

Colorado Theatre Guild Announces Henry Award Nominations; Theatre Aspen Receives SevenColorado Theatre Guild Announces Henry Award Nominations; Theatre Aspen Receives Seven
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Aspen, Colorado†(October 20, 2014)†Theatre Aspen†announced today that the organization has received seven nominations for the Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG) Henry Awards, for their 2014 summer season of productions, which included†The Full Monty†(by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek),†Little Women, the Musical†(by Mindi Dickstein, Jason Howland and Allan Knee) and the new play,†The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin. (more...)

Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS, 6/27Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Prospect Theater Company has†announced the cast of By The Numbers, a part of the company's new IGNITE Series at The Times Center, featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater. This one-night-only concert event will be Saturday, June 27th at 8pm.† The evening features the world premiere performance of 12 'micro-musicals' created in Prospect's 2015 Musical Theater Lab.† Each of these original, hot-off-the-presses musical theater shorts runs under seven minutes, and has been inspired by a number -- one through twelve -- creating a song cycle collectively written over the lab's month-long time span by participating composers & lyricists. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Open Ignite Series at The Times Center with BY THE NUMBERSProspect Theater Company to Open Ignite Series at The Times Center with BY THE NUMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Prospect Theater Company has†announced the Ignite Series: a year-long line-up of concert events at The Times Center, featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater. The Ignite Series will reflect Prospect's dedication to fostering and producing new voices, creating a high-visibility platform for work by emerging artists.† (more...)

BWW Reviews: LITTLE WOMEN, Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, April 30 2015BWW Reviews: LITTLE WOMEN, Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, April 30 2015
by Jenny Antill - May 2, 2015

Telling the story of the March sisters growing up in Civil War America, Little Women has never really had the recognition it deserves as a musical. It only lasted for four months on Broadway and has had just a few short stints elsewhere. Based on Louisa May Alcott's semi-autobiographical novel, it is a very character driven piece adapted for the stage by Allan Knee with music and lyrics by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein respectively. BOA Musical Theatre have yet again recreated a wonderful production. (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Company to Welcome LITTLE WOMEN's Mindi Dickstein for Workshop, 3/22Clear Space Theatre Company to Welcome LITTLE WOMEN's Mindi Dickstein for Workshop, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach has announced that author Mindi Dickstein, lyricist of LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL will be guest speaker at a workshop on Sunday March 22 at 6:30 pm at the theatre. A $5 donation is requested to attend the workshop. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional TheatreLITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Originally published at the turn of the nineteenth century, Louisa May Alcott's acclaimed story of love and family stands the test of time. This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre presents a new version of this enduring American classic with LITTLE WOMEN: The Musical, November 7 - November 29. (more...)

Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Louisa May Alcott's popular Civil War-era saga about love of family and country and the lives of the four March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- will be set to music at Northwestern University from Nov. 7 to Nov. 23. (more...)

Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Louisa May Alcott's popular Civil War-era saga about love of family and country and the lives of the four March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- will be set to music at Northwestern University from Nov. 7 to Nov. 23. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional TheatreLITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Originally published at the turn of the nineteenth century, Louisa May Alcott's acclaimed story of love and family stands the test of time. This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre presents a new version of this enduring American classic with LITTLE WOMEN: The Musical, November 7 - November 29. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gettysburg Community Theatre's LITTLE WOMEN is a Big ShowBWW Reviews: Gettysburg Community Theatre's LITTLE WOMEN is a Big Show
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2014

A talented cast brings the classic American novel to life on the Gettysburg stage (more...)

Northwestern University 2014/15 Theatre Season to Include THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE WILD PARTY, and MoreNorthwestern University 2014/15 Theatre Season to Include THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE WILD PARTY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 34th Mainstage season of plays and musicals at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University features award-winning directors and playwrights, acclaimed alumnae and faculty, groundbreaking plays and musicals and The Waa-Mu Show. The season reflects on the evolving definitions of family and community and invites audiences to embrace the circumstances that unite and strengthen us. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Opens Sandy Rustin's THE COTTAGE Tonight, 7/24Theatre Aspen Opens Sandy Rustin's THE COTTAGE Tonight, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opens the final show of the theatre's summer repertory season on July 24th, with the regional premiere of the brand new comedy The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin, running in rep with The Full Monty and Little Women. The playwright has been in residence to work on the show before the opening performance, with a cast of Broadway veterans including Nancy Anderson, Michele Ragusa, Mark Price, Michael Kostroff, Bailey Frankenberg and Spencer Plachy. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Kicks Off 2014 SeasonTheatre Aspen Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opened last week, with a production of The Full Monty receiving rave reviews. Tonight the season continues to unfold with the opening of Little Women, the Broadway Musical. The Hurst Theatre offers a summer repertory season, which will also include a brand new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This SummerRhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

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