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BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS, Chichester Festival Theatre, August 21st 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 21, 2014

UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn enjoys a production of one of her favourite musicals, revived at the Chichester Festival Theatre. (more...)

Hanover Little Theatre to Present BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, will open its 66th season with a Neil Simon classic, "Barefoot in the Park," that will bring a slice of New York in the early 1960s to central Pennsylvania. Performance dates are Sept. 12-13 and 18-20 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Opening night will feature a post-show reception to give patrons a chance to meet the cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look Jamie Parker, Clare Foster and More in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester
by Roy Tan - Aug 19, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running now through 21 September 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Fountain Hills Youth Theater to Stage PETER PAN AND WENDY, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Fountain Hills Youth Theater is proud to announce the opening of the delightful musical, 'Peter Pan and Wendy' on September 19th, 2014! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West on Sunday August 24th called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. (more...)

Erie Art Museum Releases Names of Top Finalists of InnovationErie Design Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

In its sixth year, InnovationErie announced the top four finalists who will move forward to the next round of competition to contend for over $30,000 in cash and assistance prizes. This is the second round of elimination, after fourteen semi-finalists exhibited their original designs at the Erie Art Museum this summer. The four finalists will present their product designs and media arts concepts to an independent panel of judges. The top finalists include Chuck Kownacki's 'Barefoot Decking,' Fran DiSanti's 'a pennelo,' Dale and Susan Hofius' 'RailRyder,' and Jill Fosco's 'Makeup SomethingTM.' 'This year's semi-finalist contestants were by far the most professional, developed, and competitive pool of entries than years past,' said InnovationErie committee chair and patent attorney at MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP, David Willoughby. 'The final round of judging in September will be very tough. We have four very-strong contestants that exemplify the spirit of our design competition. I am certain this year's grand-prize winner will go on to be successful in getting their business up and running.' The fourteen semi-finalists' designs are on view at the Erie Art Museum through August 31 in the Hagen Family Gallery. Visitors are invited to vote for the 'Best in Show,' who will receive a cash prize. The semi-finalists include Chris Firment's 'Slick Loader,' Chuck Kownacki's 'Barefoot Decking,'Eric Kinnear's 'LeveReach,' Fran DiSanti's 'a pennello,' Sara Brown's 'Upcycled Plush Toys,' Kris Wheaton's 'Cthulhu vs. The Vikings,' Andy Flatley's 'Wonderphonium,' Dale and Susan Hofius' 'RailRyder,' Gabriel Lucian Olariu's 'Locklip Mounts,' Greg Ralph's 'The Helix Extractor,' Brian Edwards' 'Battle Fear,' Brian Millspaw's 'Trillium,' Jill Fosco's 'Make Up SomethingTM' and Teri A. Milner's 'Cord Clips.' Descriptions of all product designs are available at One of this year's semi-finalists is already receiving national attention. Sarah Brown's Upcycled Plush Toys' is a Crafts Finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart 'American Made Awards.' The website states that the competition is 'recognizing ingenuity and excellence in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style for this year's American Made Awards.' Prizes include an opportunity to be featured in Martha Stewart Living, $10,000 to grow the winner's business, and more. Winners will be announced in October of this year. InnovationErie Design Competition was created in an effort to catalyze creative economic development in Northwest Pennsylvania by supporting an innovative community of artists, scientists, artists, manufacturers, engineers, and designers (SAM & ED). The competition invited artists, inventors and thinkers to submit their product design ideas and applied media arts concepts for a chance to win over $30,000 in cash and professional assistance prizes, including intellectual property legal consulting services from McDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP, and consulting partnerships with the Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University, Papa Advertising, and a new high-design award from Edinboro University. The 2014 InnovationErie sponsors and partners include: Erie Art Museum, McDonald Illig Jones and Britton LLP, Papa Advertising, Franklin Technology Partners, Epic Web Studio, Erie Tech Incubator, NWIRC, Edinboro University, Eriez Magnetics, Penn State Erie The Behrend College, Adam Williams, Esq & Erie Business Law, Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, Schaffner Knigh Minnaugh & Company, Civitas, IEEE. A complete list of the winners' services and cash prizes, as well as InnovationErie sponsors, can be found on the competition's website, The deadline for next year's competition is May 15, 2015. Interested candidates can apply at (more...)

Kristin Towers-Rowles Will Return to Arthur Newman Theater Palm Desert in MY LOVELY LINEAGE, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Singer and actress Kristin Towers-Rowles returns after 4 years to the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert in her well-received one-woman show "My Lovely Lineage" on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2 PM. The show will feature songs and stories about and her famous family and growing up in Hollywood along with highlights from her own well established stage career, with local musical director Joel Baker accompanying her on piano. (more...)

John Campione & Kayla Carlyle to Lead WaterTower's BONNIE & CLYDE; Cast & Creative Team Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast for the musical Bonnie & Clyde, with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and book by Ivan Menchell, running October 10-November 2, 2014 at the Addison Theatre Centre. The ensemble cast stars John Campione as Clyde Barrow, Kayla Carlyle as Bonnie Parker, David Price as Buck Barrow, Sarah Elizabeth Smith as Blanche Barrow, Anthony Fortino as Ted Hinton, Sonny Franks as the Preacher, Alexandra Doke as Young Bonnie, and Andy Stratton as Young Clyde. The ensemble features Daron Cockerell, Brigitte Goldman, Clinton Greenspan, Kyle Igneczi, Hunter Lewis, Christia Mantzke, Michael Scott McNay, Kelly Nickell, Alan Pollard and Willy Welch. (more...)

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with ANGEL OF MUSIC, 8/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, 'Angel of Music,' coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 7 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. (more...)

by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Today in 1976, Guys and Dolls opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS Opens to Much Applause in Melbourne
by Brett Considine - Jul 21, 2014

The Production Company aims to showcase great shows performed by exceptional Australian talent. Their current offering of Guys and Dolls - the musical fable of Broadway - fulfils this aim. (more...)

Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent to Lead KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Rolls the Dice on GUYS AND DOLLS
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 13, 2014

Ocean State Theatre's production of GUYS AND DOLLS is sure to be a summertime hit for the Company. This staging has a solid foundation in the well-known tunes and colorful characters of Frank Loesser's Tony-Award-winning musical, and OSTC builds from there with a talented cast, sharp choreography, and smartly-designed scenery. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

Earth, Wind & Fire, GUYS & DOLLS and More Just Announced at the King Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts just announced four new shows this season, including Marc Antoine, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary Chapin Carpenter and GUYS & DOLLS. Details below! (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

Paul Gustavson to Star in Leddy Center's Production of GUYS AND DOLLS, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Dr. Paul Gustavson will be playing the wonderful role of Arvide in his 37th year of starring in Leddy Center productions. ' Guys and Dolls' is the celebratory summer musical, marking 40 years of Bruce and Elaine Gatchell producing, directing, choreographing, and musically directing over 130 shows at Leddy Center. Dr. Gustavson joined the troupe in 1977, playing Fagin in Oliver!. Paul has been playing leading roles ever since, spanning so far, a period of 37 years, including playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, three times. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Presents the Southern California Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season is well under way, and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini is proud to present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical MARY POPPINS, co-created by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Performances are July 16 to August 2. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns to Headline THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICALS at the St. James Theatre, July 4-5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

West End stars Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns are joining the cast of The Great British Musicals - In Concert at St. James Theatre, in a production that celebrates the very best of British musicals over the decades. (more...)

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