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Musical Theater Project Teams with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra for SWING'S THE THING!, 4/11Musical Theater Project Teams with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra for SWING'S THE THING!, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Musical Theater Project, in its first collaboration with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, presents the multi-media concert "Swing's The Thing!" for two performances: Saturday, March 21, at 8pm at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square and Saturday, April 11, at 7pm at Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Serenbe Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHAPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Serenbe Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Just as the sweeping hills of Serenbe return to their verdant glory, and the flowers take bloom, the players of Serenbe Playhouse emerge with their playful interpretation of the 1965 classic Man of La Mancha. Audiences will be enthralled by Miguel de Cervantes' dueling existences, cleverly set in the puzzling backdrop of Serenbe's own labyrinth. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSYBWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSY
by Jeff Davis - Mar 5, 2015

Ask any musical theater junkie what's the best musical of all time, and any worth their spit will answer with one word: Gypsy. The iconic show is highly regarded to this day with good reason. The score's infectious, the sets and costumes eye-catching, and the characters, particularly that of Mama Rose, are on par with those found in plays by Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams. Gypsy isn't just musical theater. It's a great American Drama, and all that the show can and should be comes to vivid life in The Playhouse's current production. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Cancels Tonight's Performance of BUYER & CELLAR Due to Inclement WeatherGeorge Street Playhouse Cancels Tonight's Performance of BUYER & CELLAR Due to Inclement Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

?George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that tonight's performance of BUYER & CELLAR, starring New Jersey native John Tartaglia, has been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. (more...)

Daniel C. Levine Joins Ridgefield Playhouse's Artistic BoardDaniel C. Levine Joins Ridgefield Playhouse's Artistic Board
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

?The Ridgefield Playhouse has announced the addition of Daniel C. Levine to its Artistic Advisory Board. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Tartaglia in BUYER & CELLAR at George Street Playhouse!Photo Flash: First Look at John Tartaglia in BUYER & CELLAR at George Street Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint welcome New Jersey native John Tartaglia, from the original Broadway cast of Avenue Q, as well as TV's Sesame Streetand the Emmy Award - nominated Johnny and the Sprites to New Brunswick as the sole cast member of Buyer & Cellar, the fourth production of the New Brunswick theatre's current season. Mr. Tartaglia will take the fictional journey to the fictional version of Barbra Streisand's fictional basement through March 29. Opening night is set for tomorrow, Friday, March 6. Mr. Saint helms the production. Check out a first look below! (more...)

DM Playhouse Adds THE SOMEWHAT TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD PerformanceDM Playhouse Adds THE SOMEWHAT TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has added a performance of 'The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood' on Saturday, Mar. 14, at 4:00 PM. Tickets for this and the originally scheduled performances, through Mar. 15, can be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, and at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square's 2015-16 Season to Feature BILLY ELLIOT, BUYER AND CELLAR & MorePlayhouse on the Square's 2015-16 Season to Feature BILLY ELLIOT, BUYER AND CELLAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The 2015 - 2016 season at Playhouse on the Square will begin with the heart-warming and inspiring Billy Elliot the Musical. The Broadway hit garnered ten Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Musical. Set in an English mining town against the turbulent and violent 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot the Musical tells the tale of a young boy who trades his boxing gloves for dancing shoes and inspires audiences to believe in themselves. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include THE NERD, GREASE & MoreTotem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include THE NERD, GREASE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a slate of two large cast Broadway musicals, an acclaimed one-man show from PBS, the return of a beloved farce, and the World Premiere of a tribute concert featuring the music of Hank Williams, Sr. and Patsy Cline as part of the playhouse's 65th summer season of continuous operation. For the third year in a row, the Franklin County Visitor's Bureau acts as the season's sponsor. (more...)

Theater, Dance & More at The Ridgefield PlayhouseTheater, Dance & More at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 4, 2015

The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT. For Tickets call 203-438-5795 or visit www.RidgefieldPlayhouse.org (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present DIGITS. DIG IT!, Begin. 3/18Playhouse on Park to Present DIGITS. DIG IT!, Begin. 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The popular song and dance extravaganza is back! Digits. Dig It! is the 12th original production by stop/time dance theater, and opens Friday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. (with preview shows on Wednesday and Thursday, March 18-19 at 7:30 p.m.) (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY AND BACK Shines Like a New Star at the Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: BROADWAY AND BACK Shines Like a New Star at the Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Mar 4, 2015

Broadway and Back, which highlights the quality in Quality Hill Playhouse, runs through March 29 at the Playhouse in Kansas City, Missouri. Producing Artistic Director J. Kent Barnhart selected the songs and directs the magnificent production. Broadway and Back is a celebration of movies that inspired or were inspired by Broadway Musicals. The production is part of the Playhouses 2014-15 season series, Hooray for Hollywood, Magical Music from the Movies. (more...)

ONE STARRY NIGHT Benefit to Conquer ALS Comes to Pasadena Playhouse, 4/20ONE STARRY NIGHT Benefit to Conquer ALS Comes to Pasadena Playhouse, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter cordially invites you to a special performance dedicated to conquering ALS. Co-Producers Juliana Hansen, Melissa Verdugo, Jonathan White, and Patrick McMinn will present The 2015 Gala -- ONE STARRY NIGHT, a one-night only-benefit performance held on Monday, April 20, 2015, at the historic Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)

John Tartaglia Leads BUYER & CELLAR, Beginning Tonight at George Street PlayhouseJohn Tartaglia Leads BUYER & CELLAR, Beginning Tonight at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint welcome New Jersey native John Tartaglia, from the original Broadway cast of Avenue Q, as well as TV's Sesame Street and the Emmy Award - nominated Johnny and the Sprites to New Brunswick as the sole cast member of Buyer & Cellar, the fourth production of the New Brunswick theatre's current season. Mr. Tartaglia will take the fictional journey to the fictional version of Barbra Streisand's fictional basement beginning tonight, March 3 through March 29. Opening night is set for Friday, March 6. Mr. Saint helms the production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: RIVERRUN Draws On James Joyce's Finnegan's WakeBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: RIVERRUN Draws On James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake
by Barry Lenny - Mar 3, 2015

James Joyce's sprawling masterpiece, Finnegan's Wake, goes beyond stream of consciousness to become a torrent. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse to Stage Pop-Opera EDGES, 3/20-21Hershey Area Playhouse to Stage Pop-Opera EDGES, 3/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Hershey Area Playhouse, in conjunction with Musical Theatre International (MTI), presents a special two-night performance of the pop-opera, Edges, a contemporary song-cycle about young adults at the metaphorical edge of their lives, Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Kevin Kelly to Premiere New Cabaret Show at Winter Park Playhouse This MonthKevin Kelly to Premiere New Cabaret Show at Winter Park Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

As part of The Winter Park Playhouse's popular Spotlight Cabaret Series, professional vocalist and performer Kevin Kelly will debut his new cabaret Everything Old Is New Again March 11, 12 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with GUARDS AT THE TAJLa Jolla Playhouse Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces its final subscription show for the 2015/2016 season: Guards at the Taj, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), marking newly-appointed Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda's directorial debut at the Playhouse. The production will run February 2 - 28, 2016 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host FLYIN' WEST Playreading, 3/9Westport Country Playhouse to Host FLYIN' WEST Playreading, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 Script in Hand playreading series featuring women playwrights, Westport Country Playhouse will present Pearl Cleage's humorous and gripping "Flyin' West," on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

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