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Peter Filichia to Host Amas Musical Theatre's 46th Anniversary Gala, 3/30Peter Filichia to Host Amas Musical Theatre's 46th Anniversary Gala, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Peter Filichia, noted theatre journalist, author and President of the Theatre World Awards, will host the 46th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is distinguished actor, director, and choreographer Andre De Shields. (more...)

Watertown Children's Theatre to Present 'THE MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB'Watertown Children's Theatre to Present 'THE MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Main Street Kids Club: A MathStart Musical, based on the award-winning MathStart books by Stuart J. Murphy, published by HarperCollins Children's Books, (more...)

COCA Announces 2015 Events, Exhibitions and PerformancesCOCA Announces 2015 Events, Exhibitions and Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

COCA has announced its upcoming events, performances and exhibitions for 2015. Scroll down for details or visit www.cocastl.org. (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Present Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO, JR., Begin. 3/7Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Present Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO, JR., Begin. 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Children's Playhouse of MD (CPM), in residence at CCBC Essex, will present Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Jr. on weekends, March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 1 p.m. in the Administration Building at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. There is an additional 4 p.m. show on March 15. The March 21 will be sign language interpreted by students of the CCBC Catonsville American Sign Language Certification program. Show tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS Tuesday - Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, or online at www.cpmarts.org. Group tickets are also available. (more...)

Weston Playhouse to Present New Musical RESIDENT ALIEN in Concert, 2/28Weston Playhouse to Present New Musical RESIDENT ALIEN in Concert, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Once again, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will light up a winter night with a free concert of songs from an exciting new musical performed by top Broadway talent. On Saturday, February 28 at 8 pm, a cast of five will sing selections from Katya Stanislavskaya's new musical Resident Alien. The event has been designated a VT Arts 2015 event by the Vermont Arts Council. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Darren Criss & More Help Raise Funds for JumpStart TheatreMegan Hilty, Darren Criss & More Help Raise Funds for JumpStart Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics are launching JumpStart Theatre (#JumpStartTheatre), a new program bolstering theatre education. JumpStart Theatre will train educators to develop sustainable musical theater programs at underserved middle schools that do not currently offer theatre in the curriculum or after school. (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre to to Present XANADU JR.Pantochino Teen Theatre to to Present XANADU JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a professional, non profit theatre company specializing in family theatre, presents its Teen Theatre production, "Xanadu Jr." on February 28 and March 1 at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. (more...)

Photo Flash: Megan Hilty, Pasek & Paul, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford & More at the JR. THEATRE FESTIVALPhoto Flash: Megan Hilty, Pasek & Paul, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford & More at the JR. THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Produced by iTheatrics and sponsored by music theatre international and disney musicals, the junior theater festival is the biggest and best festival dedicated to young people and musical theatre. Check out photo highlights below! (more...)

Everyman Theatre Welcomes New Managing DirectorEveryman Theatre Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Susan W. Flanigan, President of Everyman Theatre's Board of Directors, has announced that Jonathan K. Waller has been named Managing Director of Everyman Theatre. He will transition from his current role as the theatre's Director of Marketing to Managing Director and begin officially in the new position on March 30, 2015. It was announced at the end of December that current Managing Director Ian Tresselt would depart in the spring to pursue a double Masters Degree in Design Leadership. (more...)

THE WEDDING SINGER to Hit the Adelaide Stage in MayTHE WEDDING SINGER to Hit the Adelaide Stage in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TICK TICK….BOOM by ATG is Musical Theater Excellence on Hamilton StageBWW Reviews: TICK TICK….BOOM by ATG is Musical Theater Excellence on Hamilton Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 3, 2015

See American Theater Group's 'tick, tick...BOOM!' now at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage in Rahway. This extraordinary is written by Jonathan Larson who also wrote the hit musical, 'Rent.' (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Home Street Home, a new musical, will play an 11-performance run between February 20 - March 7, 2015 at Z Space, located in the Mission District in San Francisco, the producers announced today. Home Street Home features music by punk legend Fat Mike (NOFX), lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx (Tony Award® winner, Avenue Q) & Goddess Soma (AVN Award winning writer/director), and book by Goddess Soma & Fat Mike. Richard Israel (LA Drama Critics Circle Career Achievement Award winner) will direct. www.HomeStreetHomeOnStage.com. (more...)

Katya Stanislavskaya Takes Home Weston's New Musical AwardKatya Stanislavskaya Takes Home Weston's New Musical Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces Katya Stanislavskaya's Resident Alien as the winner of its ninth annual New Musical Award. The only honor of its kind in the country, the Weston New Musical Award supports a high quality demo of a new work by writers and composers of notable promise, chosen from a group of national nominations. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Nicholas Park in ATGs TICK, TICK BOOM! at Hamilton StageBWW Interviews: Nicholas Park in ATGs TICK, TICK BOOM! at Hamilton Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 26, 2015

American Theater Group's 'tick, tick...BOOM!' will be on Rahway's Hamilton Stage from January 28th through February 8th. The autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the creator of 'Rent' stars Nicholas Park as Jon. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village PlayhouseWEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. (more...)

Disney & MTI Partner for New Kid-Friendly, Condensed Versions of THE LION KINGDisney & MTI Partner for New Kid-Friendly, Condensed Versions of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Disney Theatrical Group is now licensing The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program that gives accredited elementary and middle schools the opportunity to produce condensed, age-appropriate JR. and KIDS adaptations of The Lion King, exclusively through Music Theatre International's (MTI) Broadway Junior Collection. (more...)

RENT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC & More Set for Gettysburg Community Theatre's 2015 SeasonRENT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC & More Set for Gettysburg Community Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre in downtown Gettysburg, announces its 7th Season. (more...)

American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company in residence at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center (360 Hamilton Street, Rahway), will present Jonathan Larson's rock musical tick, tick... BOOM!. The production will run January 28 through February 8 (Opening Night: Saturday, January 31 at 8PM). Directed by Igor Goldin, with music direction by Vince Di Mura, the cast will feature Nicholas Park, Shannon O'Boyle, and Michael Luwoye. Before he wrote the Broadway blockbuster RENT, Jonathan Larson had another story to tell...his own. (more...)

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Runs 2/13-22 at BPASIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Runs 2/13-22 at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Don't miss SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, the Tony Award-winning musical opening at Bainbridge Performing Arts in mid February. The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway's most innovative and influential artist are at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Enjoy a dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best-known songs featuring numbers from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity. (more...)

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