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David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public TheaterDavid Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional PremieresTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINSLauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public TheaterMare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS and More Highlight Winter Park Playhouse's 2017-18 Season of MusicalsDADDY LONG LEGS and More Highlight Winter Park Playhouse's 2017-18 Season of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse, Central Florida's only professional musical theatre, announces their 2017-2018 Mainstage Series of musical productions. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada TheatreDevin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago ShakespeareFrancis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman chronicling three generations of the Hollander family in a sweeping story that spans history from occupied Poland to present-day America. Directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, The Book of Joseph debuts in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, January 29-March 5, 2017. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents Second Annual AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORMThe Joyce Theater Presents Second Annual AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to present the second annual American Dance Platform, a showcase of eight companies over one week, made possible by a grant from The Harkness Foundation for Dance and dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink, from January 3-8. (more...)

TheatreWorks Extends DADDY LONG LEGS Into the New YearTheatreWorks Extends DADDY LONG LEGS Into the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has extended its hit holiday musical romance, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Due to popular demand, Daddy Long Legs will add performances: 8pm, Friday, January 6, and 2pm & 8pm, Saturday, January 7. The production will close after the 8pm performance on January 7. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents the musical romance Daddy Long Legs, on stage now through December 24. With book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), Daddy Long Legs stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular "Daddy Long Legs" who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. (more...)

Bring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final WeekBring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Weaved throughout the charming musical romance of Daddy Long Legs, currently on stage at New Brunswick, NJ's George Street Playhouse, are messages promoting the importance of education and the empowerment of young girls and women. So what better way to share those ideals this holiday season then with a special "Daughter Days" package for select performances of Daddy Long Legs December 20, 22 and 24. Daddy Long Legs is appropriate for daughters ages 10 through 100.   (more...)

BWW Review: TheatreWorks Revives an Excellent DADDY LONG LEGSBWW Review: TheatreWorks Revives an Excellent DADDY LONG LEGS
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 7, 2016

Like many, I was introduced to the charms of Daddy Long Legs when the show recently became the first Off-Broadway production to stream a performance live on the Internet. Bay Area audiences may have an advantage on the rest of the world, though, as the show had its origins at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. The company is no stranger to Paul Gordon musicals, having given us an excellent revival of Emma as recent as last December. But Daddy Long Legs is perhaps the most fully realized of Gordon's works, exhibiting both his propensity for story-driven songs and some of his most exquisite ballads and duets. (more...)

Weston Announces Artistic Team AppointmentWeston Announces Artistic Team Appointment
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Vermont's Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces the appointment of award-winning actor/director Michael Berresse to the Weston staff.  Berresse, who has worked with the company over five seasons, will become its first Associate Artistic Director in January. (more...)

BWW Review:  DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New MusicalBWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 3, 2016

'Daddy Long Legs' is now onstage at George Street Playhouse through December 24th. Directed by Michael Mastro and starring Ben Michael and Elise, Vannerson, this enthralling new musical is sure to please metro area audiences. (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse Announces 2017 SeasonCumberland County Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2016

'Something that's sure to please everyone in 2017,' is the promise of Cumberland County Playhouse producing director Bryce McDonald while announcing the upcoming season at the award-winning theatrical venue located in the hill of Tennessee. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGSPhoto Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Daddy Long Legs, a romantic holiday musical running from November 29 through December 24 at the New Brunswick theatre. The musical, with book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird(Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular 'Daddy Long Legs' who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Give the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street PlayhouseGive the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROLThe Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24. (more...)

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