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Opening Night of Totem Pole Playhouse's SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS to Benefit CPAAOpening Night of Totem Pole Playhouse's SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS to Benefit CPAA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced that the opening night performance of the first play in the theatre's four-show subscription series, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, will serve as a fundraiser for the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance. CPAA is a charitable organization composed of individuals and animal rescue organizations and shelters working together to end the killing of cats and dogs as the means of controlling animal population. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at DM PlayhousePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at DM Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, 'You Can't Take It With You,' June 3-19, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'You Can't Take It With You' is sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERSCape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present A CHORUS LINE, 6/17-7/31Playhouse on Park to Present A CHORUS LINE, 6/17-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

 Tickets are already selling fast for A Chorus Line, Playhouse on Park's final mainstage show of season seven! Opening night is Friday, June 17 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception beforehand. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Host Annual Political Players Radio Show in JuneLong Beach Playhouse to Host Annual Political Players Radio Show in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city's oldest arts organizations. (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse Closes Season with Longest Running Musical, THE FANTASTICKSBWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse Closes Season with Longest Running Musical, THE FANTASTICKS
by April Montgomery - May 23, 2016

THE FANTASTICKS opened for the first time in a small Off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village in 1960. It has enjoyed astonishing popularity and is still running Off-Broadway to this very day. Recently, the Winter Park Playhouse opened this timeless show to close out its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Loretta Swit & David Engel to Star in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Totem Pole PlayhouseLoretta Swit & David Engel to Star in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a slate of two new plays and the return of two classic musicals for the theatre's 66th summer season, sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. (more...)

Bangarra Coming to QPACBangarra Coming to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In 2016, Bangarra brings their remarkable triple bill, OUR land people stories to the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 12 to 20 August 2016. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present THE 39 STEPSIvoryton Playhouse to Present THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! (more...)

Michael Urie to Reprise Role in BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse; Will be Filmed for THIRTEEN!Michael Urie to Reprise Role in BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse; Will be Filmed for THIRTEEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, June 14 - July 3.  (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 6/15-7/3STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 6/15-7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Tumble down the rabbit hole with STAGES St. Louis this summer for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, Disney's Alice in Wonderland, June 15th - July 3rd, at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. This whimsical journey to a land beyond imagination is a fantastic adventure the whole family can enjoy! (more...)

BWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATEBWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June. (more...)

Prop From Original ROMEO AND JULIET Thought To Be Found at Site of Shakespeare's Curtain TheatreProp From Original ROMEO AND JULIET Thought To Be Found at Site of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

Archaeologists have been digging at the site of the 16th Century theatre since 2011. (more...)

DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME CLUB Improv Performance at Barnes & Noble to Benefit Playhouse on ParkDON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME CLUB Improv Performance at Barnes & Noble to Benefit Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Members of the cast of Don't You Forget About Me Club: An Improvised 80's Teen Movie will perform scenes from their upcoming show at Barnes & Noble, in the Shoppes at Farmington Valley, 110 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT on Saturday, May 21 from 2pm - 3:30pm. Come on over, do some shopping and get a sneak peak of the Playhouse's next improv event! A proceed of the purchases at any Barnes & Noble on the day of the event will also be donated to Playhouse on Park. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 6/3-19DM Playhouse to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, 'You Can't Take It With You,' June 3-19, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'You Can't Take It With You' is sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GLORIOUS OLD TIME MUSIC HALL at Limelight TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE GLORIOUS OLD TIME MUSIC HALL at Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

A MIXTURE of song, dance, comedy, variety acts and audience participation is taking over Limelight Theatre this June. Directed by Shelley McGinn, The Glorious Old Time Music Hall is a celebration of British musical theatre - similar to American vaudeville, it started in the 1850s and was popular for the next 100 years. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Jonathan Rockefeller, Creator & Producer Of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Chats to BWW SydneyBWW INTERVIEWS: Jonathan Rockefeller, Creator & Producer Of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Chats to BWW Sydney
by Jade Kops - May 15, 2016

Following the announcement that THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW was nominated for the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show and the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, BWW Sydney had a chat with Creator and Producer Jonathan Rockefeller. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded NEA GrantWestport Country Playhouse Awarded NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Westport Country Playhouse is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support its community engagement initiative, 'Money, Power and Belief: Reflections on 'The Invisible Hand',' which will run concurrently with the Playhouse production of 'The Invisible Hand,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar this summer. (more...)

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