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Jose Llana Teases SPELLING BEE 10th Anniversary Reunion On Social MediaJose Llana Teases SPELLING BEE 10th Anniversary Reunion On Social Media
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

The SPELLING BEE cast is back together at last! (more...)

BWW TV: Know Your Roots! Derrick Baskin, Lisa Howard, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and More Prep for 'SPELLING BEE' Reunion!BWW TV: Know Your Roots! Derrick Baskin, Lisa Howard, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and More Prep for 'SPELLING BEE' Reunion!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2015

The nine original cast members of the hit Broadway musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Jenni Barber, Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Jose Llana, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg - will reunite for a special one-night-only 10 Year Anniversary benefit concert on Monday, July 6 at 7:30pm at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld caught up with the company in rehearsal - see what they had to say about the nostalgia, the concert and more! (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger Withdraws from SPELLING BEE Reunion; Jenni Barber Steps In!Celia Keenan-Bolger Withdraws from SPELLING BEE Reunion; Jenni Barber Steps In!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The nine original cast members of the hit Broadway musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard,  Jose Llana, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg - will reunite for a special one-night-only 10 Year Anniversary benefit concert on Monday, July 6 at 7:30pm at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld has just learned that Celia Keenan-Bolger, who was originally slated to participate, will no longer take part in the event. A show rep told us: "Due to the demands of being mom to a newborn, Celia Keenan-Bolger has had to withdraw from the upcoming Spelling Bee reunion concert.  The role of Olive Ostrovsky will be played by Jenni Barber, who took over the role on Broadway." (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2015-16 'Unnatural Disasters' SeasonInterrobang Theatre Project Announces 2015-16 'Unnatural Disasters' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Interrobang Theatre Project, under the co-artistic direction of James Yost and Georgette Verdin, is excited to announce Season 6: "Unnatural Disasters," featuring three plays that investigate how individuals and communities navigate their way through the chaos and absurdity of worlds turned upside-down, when everything and nothing is familiar.   (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Heads to NKU's Commonwealth Theatre, 7/8-26THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Heads to NKU's Commonwealth Theatre, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Can you spell L-A-U-G-H-T-E-R? The Tony® Award winning musical comedy, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - one of Broadway's most buzzed about hits - is coming to Commonwealth Theatre Company (CTC), Northern Kentucky University's own professional theatre. CTC continues their 35th Summer Dinner Theatre season with …SPELLING BEE, running July 8-26 in NKU's Stauss Theatre. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

BIG FISH Joins Stages Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonBIG FISH Joins Stages Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Big Fish, a new musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, joins Stages' lineup for its 2015-16 season. (more...)

Michael Buckley & Anneliese van der Pol to Join Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS' This SummerMichael Buckley & Anneliese van der Pol to Join Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, has announced that comedian and YouTube star Michael Buckley ("What The Buck?") and television and stage actress Anneliese van der Pol ("That's So Raven", Beauty and the Beast) will join the cast this summer as Dan and Robyn, for two weeks only - July 2-4 and 9-11 - at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets). Buckley, making his Off-Broadway debut in Sex Tips, will also perform in the show's upcoming week-long run at The Provincetown Theater from August 3 - 8. (more...)

VIDEO: THE WAY WE GET BY's Amanda Seyfried on Suffering from Stage Fright: 'I'm Terrified!'VIDEO: THE WAY WE GET BY's Amanda Seyfried on Suffering from Stage Fright: 'I'm Terrified!'
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The actress stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and revealed that she suffers from terrible stage fright. (more...)

Fair Trade and Rattlestick's NEW COUNTRY Extends Through June 27Fair Trade and Rattlestick's NEW COUNTRY Extends Through June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Fair Trade Productions, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, extend the world premiere of New Country by Mark Roberts to June 27. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World PremierePaper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for the world premiere musical, Ever After for Father's Day Weekend including Friday, June 19 at 7:00pm, Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm and Sunday, June 21 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. (more...)

Brendan Stackhouse to Direct Once Upon A Time Players' DOGFIGHT, 6/12-14Brendan Stackhouse to Direct Once Upon A Time Players' DOGFIGHT, 6/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Dogfight, premiered off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre, and tells the story of three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery on the eve of their deployment. When Corporal Eddie Birdlace (Alex Ward) meets Rose (Hannah Quinn), an awkward and idealistic waitress, he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, but she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the GeffenMURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two opens tonight (June 3) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.  The production has now been extended through Sunday, August 2. (more...)

10th Anniversary Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Set for Northwestern10th Anniversary Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Set for Northwestern
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University and The Johnny Mercer Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project with 15 emerging professional songwriters from across the country, three award-winning master teachers and Mercer Songwriters Project alumni guests. (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski, Extends Off-BroadwayTHE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Due to high ticket demand, NEIL LaBUTE'S play, THE WAY WE GET BY, has been extended for one week and will now play through Sunday, June 21st at Second Stage Theatre.  (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 24Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 24
by - May 24, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 24, 2015. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens TonightSecond Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, makes its world premiere at Second Stage tonight, May 21, following previews from May 12. The production runs through June 7, 2015. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

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