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Photo Flash: First Look at the Milwaukee Rep's PETER AND THE STARCATCHERPhoto Flash: First Look at the Milwaukee Rep's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater concludes its 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season with the charming, Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, the show The New York Times described as, 'the most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!' Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher is the joyous prequel to the beloved story of Peter Pan. An epic origin story that is both hilarious and inspiring - Peter and the Starcatcher has touched the hearts of young and old as it lets their imaginations fly. This family-friendly play comes just in time for spring and runs April 21 - May 24, 2015 in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Quadracci Powerhouse and opens on Friday, April 24. (more...)

National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Play South Coast Repertory, 5/8-6/7PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Play South Coast Repertory, 5/8-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

This is the story of what happened before Peter Pan met Wendy. Peter and the Starcatcher, by Rick Elice and based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, is next up on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory. Directed by Art Manke and with musical direction by David O, Peter and the Starcatcher runs May 8-June 7. The show is geared toward adults and children ages 10 years and older. Tickets are now available at www.scr.org. (more...)

Jason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 SeasonJason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, has announced initial casting and creative teams for its 2015 Season with the musicals My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, and Little Shop of Horrors on the Mainstage; Ed Dixon's new play Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose and True Love on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. The Youth Theatre will present the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CALENDAR GIRLS, ROMEO AND JULIET & MoreGeorgia Ensemble Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CALENDAR GIRLS, ROMEO AND JULIET & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has proudly announced a thrilling lineup for the North Fulton professional theatre's 23rd season, filled with comedy, Shakespeare, music and adventure. The theme for the season is 'See What's Possible,' as the Theatre continues to grow and expand its artistic programming. (more...)

AMADEUS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, FAULT and More Set for TheatreSquared's 10th Anniversary SeasonAMADEUS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, FAULT and More Set for TheatreSquared's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced the Tenth Anniversary Season, an ambitious lineup celebrating ten years of remarkable growth for Northwest Arkansas's professional theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Apr 8, 2015

Set in the 1960's, Jersey Boys is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual breakup of The Four Seasons. The musical is structured as four 'seasons', where each member of the group narrates giving their own perspective on the story. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Returning to Fox Cities, 5/5-10JERSEY BOYS National Tour Returning to Fox Cities, 5/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS , the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to the Fox Cities May 5-10. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Sets Extended 2015 Season: CABARET, 'STARCATCHER' & MoreTheatre Aspen Sets Extended 2015 Season: CABARET, 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Award-winning Theatre Aspen announced the lineup for its 32nd season today, which will be extended by an extra week this summer. The Hurst Theatre opens with the groundbreaking revival version of the musical CABARET, running in repertory with Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Junie B. Jones The Musical. This is the first season since 2008 that the organization will produce four plays in repertory. Casting will be announced soon. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep to Close Season with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 4/21-4/24Milwaukee Rep to Close Season with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 4/21-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater concludes its 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season with the charming, Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, the show The New York Times described as, "the most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!" Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher is the joyous prequel to the beloved story of Peter Pan. An epic origin story that is both hilarious and inspiring - Peter and the Starcatcher has touched the hearts of young and old as it lets their imaginations fly. This family-friendly play comes just in time for spring and runs April 21 - May 24, 2015 in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Quadracci Powerhouse and opens on Friday, April 24. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Tour Returning to the Orpheum, 4/28-5/3JERSEY BOYS Tour Returning to the Orpheum, 4/28-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is making its much-anticipated return to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre April 28-May 3, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Kauffman Center for the Performing ArtsBWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
by Steve Wilson - Apr 2, 2015

Peter and the Starcatcher, presented by the Theater League of Kansas City, opened on Tuesday night at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. The production not only provides limited sets, costuming, special effects, but also limited appeal. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Matthew Dailey of JERSEY BOYS National TourBWW Interviews: Matthew Dailey of JERSEY BOYS National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Apr 1, 2015

Working Its Way Back to the Durham Performing Arts Center from April 7th-12th is the national touring production of the long-running Tony and Grammy Award-Winning smash, Jersey Boys featuring Matthew Dailey as Tommy DeVito, a role originated on Broadway by Tony Award-Winner Christian Hoff. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - An Electrifying Entertaining EveningBWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - An Electrifying Entertaining Evening
by Frank Benge - Mar 27, 2015

The 60's were an exciting time for music in America, due in no small part to the proliferation of groups with amazing vocal harmonies like The Mamas & Papas, The Beach Boys, Spanky & Our Gang and The Four Seasons. JERSEY BOYS is a jukebox musical based on the song catalog of The Four Seasons; however, unlike most jukebox musicals, JERSEY BOYS features an intelligent script where the songs flow with the story instead of being forced into a storyline. I suspect the participation of Rick Elice, who was also one of the scriptwriters for the charming and witty PETER AND THE STARCATCHER had more than a little to do with the intelligence and theatrical storytelling skill on display here. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christian Hoff – From Child Actor to Midtown ManBWW Interviews: Christian Hoff – From Child Actor to Midtown Man
by Heidi Scheuermann - Mar 26, 2015

Coming to New Orleans tomorrow night is an act that no JERSEY BOYS loving theatergoers, including myself, are going to want to miss! THE MIDTOWN MEN, four original cast members from the Broadway hit JERSEY BOYS (Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer) have come together and have formed their own music group which brings to life the music of the 60's in what's sure to be an energy packed show. (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next MonthTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents the versatile Tony-nominated Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford in her West Coast cabaret debut. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, BUYER & CELLAR, 'MR. BURNS' and More Set for The Lyric Stage's 2015-16 SeasonMY FAIR LADY, BUYER & CELLAR, 'MR. BURNS' and More Set for The Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces six productions of the 2015-16 season. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Added to PlayMakers' 2015-16 SeasonPETER AND THE STARCATCHER Added to PlayMakers' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

PlayMakers Repertory Company invites audiences to share a holiday treat for the whole family as the multiple Tony-Award-winning play with music "Peter and the Starcatcher" joins its 2015-2016 Season. The Broadway hit sets sail Nov. 18 - Dec. 12 at UNC's Paul Green Theatre, completing the theater's new Mainstage lineup. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, DISGRACED and More Set for The Rep's 2015-16 Mainstage SeasonALL THE WAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, DISGRACED and More Set for The Rep's 2015-16 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is proud to announce its 2015-2016 season of performances on the Mainstage, as well as the three productions to be performed by its Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC). The three productions to be included in the Studio Theatre season will be announced in July. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, 1776 & More Set for Ocean State Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonANYTHING GOES, 1776 & More Set for Ocean State Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) has announced that its fourth season in their state-of-the-art theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the magnificently macabre musical comedy, The Addams Family. (more...)

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