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the young company Summer Festival Takes the Stage at Stoneham Theatrethe young company Summer Festival Takes the Stage at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

???????The Summer Festival, August 10-20, 2017, is the culmination of 5 weeks of preparation by young company students and their professional Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers, Stage Managers, and Design Team. Performed by actors in grades 4-12, the young company Summer Festival includes 6 fully staged productions: family friendly Doctor Dolittle Jr., upbeat and classic High School Musical, and the quintessential Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. Our high school students continue the fun with the dazzling and ingenious Peter and the Starcatcher, hilarious toe-tapping The Drowsy Chaperone, and the powerful and political Cabaret. (more...)

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHERRiverside Theatre for Kids presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Riverside Theatre for Kids, the educational arm of Riverside Theatre, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit play, Peter and the Starcatcher, on July 21 and 22, 2017. (more...)

BWW Previews:  Exciting Broadway Season at Gate City Bank Theatre At The FargodomeBWW Previews: Exciting Broadway Season at Gate City Bank Theatre At The Fargodome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Gate City Bank Theatre at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND will play host to an exciting line-up of Broadway shows for the 2017-2018 season. Here's the line-up! (more...)

Surging Films & Theatrics to Partner with Prop Thtr for THE ADDAMS FAMILYSurging Films & Theatrics to Partner with Prop Thtr for THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're coming to a neighborhood near you! With the success of their past productions (American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Spelling Bee, Hairspray, 39 Steps, Big Fish, and more), emerging performing group Surging Films & Theatrics is excited to once again partner with Chicago's Prop Thtr for the hilarious and darkly sweet family musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, ?Based on Characters by Charles Addams). (more...)

Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO and More Receive 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play AwardStephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO and More Receive 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Flying to Penny Seats' Summer Home at West ParkPETER AND THE STARCATCHER Flying to Penny Seats' Summer Home at West Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Penny Seats Theatre Company has announced that Peter and the Starcatcher, the second show of its seventh summer season, will open on Thursday, July 13th. The story is a clever and imaginative prequel to J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan.  (more...)

Harter Clingman to Speak at Peninsula Players Theatre on Experience on Tour of PETER AND THE STARCATCHERHarter Clingman to Speak at Peninsula Players Theatre on Experience on Tour of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of the magical and hilarious "Peter and the Starcatcher" by Rick Elice, will host a pre-show seminar Thursday, July 13 starting at 6:30 p.m.   "Peter and the Starcatcher" is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson with music by Wayne Barker and is a grown-up prequel to the legendary Peter Pan. Harter Clingman, who portrays Smee, will host a discussion in the theater before the July 13 performance. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens 7/5 at Peninsula Players TheatrePETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens 7/5 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

???????A magical adventure is in store for audiences at Peninsula Players Theatre when its production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" by Rick Elice ("Jersey Boys," "Addams Family") opens July 5.  Based on the novel by humorist David Barry and suspense novelist Ridley Pearson, "Peter and the Starcatcher" is a grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan featuring swashbuckling pirates, mischievous mermaids, spirited seafarers, a trunk full of magic starstuff and the adventures of a nameless orphan boy and his new friend Molly.  This Tony Award-winning play will light up the theatre-in-a-garden with its stardust and transport audiences to a Neverland they never knew through July 23. (more...)

Richard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse SeasonRichard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Awarded Grant from The Shubert FoundationPeninsula Players Theatre Awarded Grant from The Shubert Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, Door County's premier professional theater, has been awarded a $15,000 grant for general operating support from The Shubert Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States.   For information on Peninsula Players 2017 season visit www.peninsulaplayers.com or call 920-868-3287. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Bring Rags-to-Riches Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to StarlightJERSEY BOYS to Bring Rags-to-Riches Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Starlight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

It's nearly time for Starlight Theatre audiences to experience the hit musical built around the harmonies and behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Oh, What a Night lies ahead when Jersey Boys transports Starlight audiences back to the 1960s and '70s for six music-full performances June 27-July 2. U.S. Bank is the presenting sponsor of Jersey Boys.    (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Brings the Rags-to-Riches Story (and Music!) of Frankie Valli and The Four SeasonsJERSEY BOYS Brings the Rags-to-Riches Story (and Music!) of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

It's nearly time for Starlight Theatre audiences to experience the hit musical built around the harmonies and behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Oh, What a Night lies ahead when Jersey Boys transports Starlight audiences back to the 1960s and '70s for six music-full performances June 27-July 2. U.S. Bank is the presenting sponsor of Jersey Boys.    (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 SeasonAdam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017. (more...)

Judge Finds JERSEY BOYS is of Fair Use of Copyrighted MaterialJudge Finds JERSEY BOYS is of Fair Use of Copyrighted Material
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After almost a decade in court and two law suits later, a Nevada judge has ruled that the producers, writers, and director of JERSEY BOYS did not violate copyright law. (more...)

Summer Reads! Children Read to Earn Ticket to PETER AND THE STARCATCHERSummer Reads! Children Read to Earn Ticket to PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, is thrilled to announce a youth reading partnership with the Door County Library in conjunction with its production of the hilarious and swashbuckling play, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS is 'Making it's Way Back' to WolverhamptonJERSEY BOYS is 'Making it's Way Back' to Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and the producers of award-winning West End and Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS have just announced the return of the smash-hit show to Wolverhampton from Tuesday 28 August - Saturday 8 September 2018. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS UK and Ireland Tour Announce Further 2018 DatesJERSEY BOYS UK and Ireland Tour Announce Further 2018 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The producers of award-winning West End and Broadway smash-hit musical JERSEY BOYS are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the UK & Ireland tour schedule. (more...)

The Penny Seats to Present World Premier of THE RENAISSANCE MANThe Penny Seats to Present World Premier of THE RENAISSANCE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The Penny Seats Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its seventh summer season this year will open on Thursday, June 15th with The Renaissance Man, a World Premier from renowned Michigan playwright, Joseph Zettelmaier. The story is comedic riff on Macbeth set in the modern day at a local Renaissance Faire. It joyfully follows the lives of workers at the Faire, asking whether a disgruntled knight can-or should-take the Faire back to its Renaissance roots. Zettelmaier's work retains fundamental elements of Shakespeare's play, while exploring just how funny the story can be in context. (more...)

Voice of Disney's Peter Pan to Play Black Stache in PETER AND THE STAR CATCHERVoice of Disney's Peter Pan to Play Black Stache in PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

New York based actor/filmmaker Blayne Weaver has been the voice of Disney Animation's iconic Peter Pan since the 2002 feature film "Return To Never Land" and will now portray the role of Captain Black Stache in the Stage Center production of "Peter And The Starcatcher". (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Sets 'Power, Passion & Privilege' SeasonTheater at Monmouth Sets 'Power, Passion & Privilege' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to 'Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none' (All's Well That Ends Well). Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the plays of the Power, Passion & Privilege Season explore liberty, justice, and equality. (more...)

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