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ART, MURDER FOR TWO and More Coming to Cape Playhouse in 2017ART, MURDER FOR TWO and More Coming to Cape Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the 2017 summer line-up for the historic Playhouse's 91st season.  (more...)

The Cape Playhouse Announces 2016/2017 SeasonThe Cape Playhouse Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Director Departs BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Starring Annie Golden; First Preview Canceled at BarringtonDirector Departs BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Starring Annie Golden; First Preview Canceled at Barrington
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC) announced today that due to creative differences, Leah C. Gardiner has parted ways with Broadway Bounty Hunter. (more...)

IT HAD TO BE YOU, 4000 MILES, 'TOM SAWYER' and More Set for KWP Productions' 2016-17 SeasonIT HAD TO BE YOU, 4000 MILES, 'TOM SAWYER' and More Set for KWP Productions' 2016-17 Season
by Carol Kassie - Jul 28, 2016

KWP Productions has an ambitious season planned for 2016 - 2017.  The company will produce 6 'adult' plays and 3 children's productions at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor's Rep in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTSSecond Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Morris Museum to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEMorris Museum to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

This summer, join us at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre for a production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, produced by Theatre Next Door. Starring high school and college age students, this hilarious musical comedy will play from August 11 through August 13, 2016. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington StageORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., has announced the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, running from August 12 through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Barrington Stage to Begin Renovations on New Wolfson Theater Center This AugustBarrington Stage to Begin Renovations on New Wolfson Theater Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today the creation of The Wolfson Theater Center, at 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: Sierra Madre Has a Summer Hit with SPELLING BEEBWW Review: Sierra Madre Has a Summer Hit with SPELLING BEE
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2016

Talk about quirkiness and how it makes a musical rock! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is terribly funny in a smart, slick, offbeat manner with prize worthy characterizations of lively eclectic people.It may be a tad long like the actual spelling out of words (that are not to be believed!)yet the exaggeration and contestants' varied reactions give rise to some great comic moments...and I love the audience involvement! Some of the contestants are picked from the audience and their ad-libs lend one.of.a.kind hilarity. The unpredictability in denouement is another big plus in the overall enjoyment of the show. It's like a real contest. Who will win is anybody's guess! (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington StageFull Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016
by Jade Kops - Jun 7, 2016

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016 (more...)

William Finn to Host SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW, BUT SHOULD... at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn to Host SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW, BUT SHOULD... at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce Tony Award-winner William Finn's return to host the popular Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know, But Should... June 10 and 11 at 8:00pm on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co. to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEHayes Theatre Co. to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

?After a highly successful Melbourne season, Vic Theatre Company in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to be bringing their production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Sydney's Hayes Theatre Co for a strictly limited season from November 17. (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Premiere in ParisTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Premiere in Paris
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Les Barres de Broadway will present the French Premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Paris. The premiere will be held on June 13th, 2016 at Le Grand Studio of MPAA Broussais in Paris. (more...)

French Premiere of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in ParisFrench Premiere of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in Paris
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Les Barres de Broadway are proud to present the French Premiere of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in Paris. The premiere will be held on June 13th, 2016 at Le Grand Studio of MPAA Broussais. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at APACPhoto Flash: First Look at THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at APAC
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present a look into their production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now playing through Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. With music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields,  music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.  (more...)

Florida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & MoreFlorida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, recently called 'one of the top regional troupes in the United States' by 'The Wall Street Journal', is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Running October 7 to May 14, the season includes Agatha Christie's most famous whodunit, a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/2/16- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/2/16- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2016

Today in 2005, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 1136 performances. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production, directed by James Lapine, was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book. The show has spawned various other productions in the U.S., including a national tour with performances in Canada, and Australian productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for APAC's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for APAC's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present a behind the scenes look at rehearsals for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields,  music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The limited engagement will be at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin Thursday, May 5 and continue through Saturday, May 28. Tickets are available at www.apacny.org. (more...)

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