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Entr'Acte Theatrix & Theatre of the Collaborative Arts to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREntr'Acte Theatrix & Theatre of the Collaborative Arts to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

In keeping with their mandate to nurture and support the next generation of theatre artists, Entr'Acte Theatrix and The Peter Halmos Foundation will collaborate with a brand new company - Theatre of Collaborative Arts - to present the award-winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher.  The production will run from October 6 - 16 at the William G. Skaff Center in West Palm Beach. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS New National Tour Begins at Landmark Theatre in SyracuseBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS New National Tour Begins at Landmark Theatre in Syracuse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 20, 2016

JERSEY BOYS, the harmonious hit jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is touring the country again. The latest national tour of the audience-pleasing Tony Award-winning musical started off last week in Syracuse's historic Landmark Theatre. Local audiences were treated to a stellar production under the superb direction of Des McAnuff. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This OctoberThe Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

The Pinckney Players Release Tickets for THE ADDAMS FAMILYThe Pinckney Players Release Tickets for THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

? Just in time for Halloween, the Pinckney Players kick off their 2016/2017 season with a spooky, spectacular show!   Tickets are on sale for the Pinckney Players' fall production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY - A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY.  Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Performances are two weekends only; October 15 & 16 and October 29 & 30 at the beautiful Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theatre in Pinckney.  Mark your calendars now!  Show times are 7:30 p.m. on October 15 and 29 with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on October 16 and 30. This show is generously sponsored by Pinckney's very own Dan Hall's Pinckney Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Premieres in Manila, Sept. 23; Full Cast AnnouncedJERSEY BOYS Premieres in Manila, Sept. 23; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical JERSEY BOYS will premiere at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City this Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. JERSEY BOYS is a biographical musical based on the story of the legendary American doo-wop group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals AnnouncedKaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for JERSEY BOYS at New Orleans Saenger TheatreTickets Now Available for JERSEY BOYS at New Orleans Saenger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. for the returning New Orleans engagement of the Tony®, Grammy® and Oliver Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, JERSEY BOYS will make its Saenger Theatre debut Dec. 13 - 18, 2016, as a show option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

Will HEDWIG Composer Stephen Trask Hustle New Disco Musical to Broadway?Will HEDWIG Composer Stephen Trask Hustle New Disco Musical to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported on the latest project from the composer of cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch.   (more...)

Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This MonthNicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boysannounced today that Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively) beginning Tuesday, September 20th. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances this Sunday, September 18th. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets Closing Date After 11 Years; DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas Will Be Final 'Frankie Valli'JERSEY BOYS Sets Closing Date After 11 Years; DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas Will Be Final 'Frankie Valli'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys announced today that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Musical UK Tour To Open in Edinburgh 2017THE ADDAMS FAMILY Musical UK Tour To Open in Edinburgh 2017
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

United Theatrical, Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to present, in association with the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. The UK & Ireland Tour, which will open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April 2017, will be directed by Matthew White. (more...)

Cory Jeacoma Joins JERSEY BOYS on Tour; New Stops Announced!Cory Jeacoma Joins JERSEY BOYS on Tour; New Stops Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will welcome Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) beginning September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He will join a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus(Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Open September 22 at Berkeley PlayhousePETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Open September 22 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Berkeley Playhouse opens up their 9th season at the historic Julia Morgan theater with Peter and the Starcatcher, the Tony Award-winning prequel to Peter Pan. Based on the acclaimed 2006 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the thrilling stage adaptation by Rick Elice, whose Broadway credits include The Addams Family and Jersey Boys, takes flight September 22, 2016 with performances running through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Opens 16-17 Season with PETER AND THE STARCATCHERPerseverance Theatre Opens 16-17 Season with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Before Captain Hook, before Wendy, before Tinkerbell - there was simply a lost boy who never grew up. Be carried away to the Neverland you never knew in Peter and the Starcatcher, Perseverance Theatre's first production of the season. (more...)

OTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTWOTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced performance and ticket on-sale dates for OTHELLO, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). OTHELLO will begin previews on Tuesday, November 22and open on Monday, December 12 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company Announces 2016 -2017 SeasonSpreckels Theatre Company Announces 2016 -2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The acclaimed and award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park, Calif. has announced its upcoming season, presented in its two theaters at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, Calif. (more...)

BAD JEWS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Maryland Ensemble Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonBAD JEWS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Maryland Ensemble Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre is proud to announce its 2016-2017 Mainstage season. For nineteen years, MET has assembled seasons that mix classic, contemporary, and original works with thoughtful themes and challenging ideas that make us laugh, cry, and strengthen the understanding of our community. (more...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLOPhillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

Will Van Dyke & Allison Seidner to Bring A BEER AND A SONG to The DuplexWill Van Dyke & Allison Seidner to Bring A BEER AND A SONG to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Songwriter Will Van Dyke and cellist Allison Seidner are set to perform an evening of original music entitled 'A Beer And A Song' at The Duplex on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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