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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...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street PlayhousePhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of 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...)

George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event TodayGeorge Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

George Street Playhouse will host a special event to preview its groundbreaking 2016-17 season and celebrate the 20th anniversary of David Saint's tenure as artistic director on Today, September 27, 2016, at 6 p.m.  The evening will be highlighted by a performance from members of the cast of Daddy Long Legs and a meet-and-greet with cast members from the season-opening Mama's Boy.  (more...)

George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event September 27George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event September 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

George Street Playhouse will host a special event to preview its groundbreaking 2016-17 season and celebrate the 20th anniversary of David Saint's tenure as artistic director on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 6 p.m.  The evening will be highlighted by a performance from members of the cast of Daddy Long Legs and a meet-and-greet with cast members from the season-opening Mama's Boy.  (more...)

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents DADDY LONG LEGSTheatreworks Silicon Valley Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with an enchanting musical romance for the holidays Daddy Long Legs. Originally premiered by TheatreWorks in 2010, Daddy Long Legs went on to national productions, making its New York debut last season where it became the first ever Broadway or off-Broadway production to be live-streamed. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & MoreMusical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

SAVE MONEY ON THERAPY with DO'S AND DON'T: LIFE Lessons from the NMT SongbookSAVE MONEY ON THERAPY with DO'S AND DON'T: LIFE Lessons from the NMT Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

DO'S & DON'TS: life lessons from the NMT songbook M3 Productions brings you a unique selection of New Musical Theatre songs from composers like Drew Fornarola, Drew Gasparini, Goldrich & Heisler, and Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, featuring a diverse cast that includes Sacha Iskra, Luis Manzi, Troy Pepicelli, Daniel Plimpton, Lori Lusted, Robbie Simpson, Lyndsi Skewes and more. Hosted by Meghan Lynn Allen, this 90 minute performance will school you through song on the do's and don'ts of dating, college, performing, family, and friendship. Come and celebrate the music of new composers at New York's oldest cabaret! (more...)

TheatreWorks' Robert Kelley Receives Palo Alto HonorsTheatreWorks' Robert Kelley Receives Palo Alto Honors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley was the star of the show for a change - receiving proclamations on Monday, August 22 from both the City of Palo Alto's Mayor Pat Burt, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, acknowledging his significant contributions to the community. (more...)

Andrew Lippa-Led THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Opens Tonight at TheatreWorksAndrew Lippa-Led THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Opens Tonight at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running tonight, August 24, through September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Robert Kelley to be Honored by City of Palo AltoRobert Kelley to be Honored by City of Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The City of Palo Alto has announced that Monday, August 22nd, Mayor Pat Burt will honor TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley for his significant contributions to the community. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works FestivalRajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME and EMMA to Make NYC Debuts in York Theatre Company's 47th SeasonA TASTE OF THINGS TO COME and EMMA to Make NYC Debuts in York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the line-up for its 47th anniversary season at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's 2016-17 Season Subscriptions on SaleGeorge Street Playhouse's 2016-17 Season Subscriptions on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Discount subscription plans are now on sale for George Street Playhouse's 2016-17 season featuring two off-Broadway hits, two thought-provoking new plays and a fifth show to be announced at a later date. (more...)

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