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Cumberland County Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature THE WIZARD OF OZ, MARY POPPINS & MoreCumberland County Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature THE WIZARD OF OZ, MARY POPPINS & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Cumberland County Playhouse's 2015 Golden Anniversary Season features stories of Tennessee, the South, and families, in new comedies and musicals by nationally recognized Tennessee playwrights and songwriters. The Playhouse continues to feature strong local talent, in both new works and great family favorites like The Wizard of Oz and the professional regional premiere of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Unlike movies and touring shows, attending a performance at the Playhouse keeps millions of entertainment dollars in the Tennessee economy, creating performance and production jobs and career opportunities! (more...)

BWW Previews: Cumberland County Playhouse Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 2015 SeasonBWW Previews: Cumberland County Playhouse Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 2015 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 26, 2014

First Night Award winning playwrights Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler's Southern Fried Funeral will be featured among productions celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse in 2015. (more...)

DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series to Present THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, 12/1DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series to Present THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series presents Stephen Adly Guirgis's 'The Motherf**ker with the Hat,' 7:00 PM, Monday, Dec. 1. The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returning to Long Beach PlayhouseA CHRISTMAS CAROL Returning to Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Returning for its third incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse, this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic tale of sin and redemption will delight the entire family. In nineteenth century England, the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future show tight-fisted miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity. Can they convince him to change before it's too late? (more...)

FSLC and Dance Films Association Announce 43rd Dance on CameraFSLC and Dance Films Association Announce 43rd Dance on Camera
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association announced today the lineup for the 43rd edition of Dance on Camera (more...)

Stages St. Louis' Annual Applause Gala Raises Over $375,000Stages St. Louis' Annual Applause Gala Raises Over $375,000
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

On Friday, November 14, 2014 STAGES St. Louis hosted the thirteenth annual APPLAUSE! Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, a benefit to support the organization's Education and Artistic Programs. APPLAUSE! 2014 raised a record amount of over $375,000. This year's numbers come on the heels of another record-breaking season, which generated nearly $3 million in ticket sales, over a $1 million increase over the previous year and out-grossing any season in STAGES' 28-year history. The event was hosted by STAGES stars Kari Ely and Steve Isom. Lynne Turley served as event Chair. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  THE FABULOUS LIPITONES, Hilarity and Heart on the GSP StageBWW Reviews: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES, Hilarity and Heart on the GSP Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 25, 2014

'The Fabulous Lipitones' is the one to see this holiday season at George Street Playhouse now through December 14th. Written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain and directed by Michael Mastro, this new musical comedy is a hit. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE & More Announced for Cape Playhouse's 2015 SeasonMY FAIR LADY, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE & More Announced for Cape Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Cape Playhouse Producer and Chief Executive, Mark Cuddy, today announced four of the six shows for the much anticipated 2015 Summer Season, the historic Playhouse's 89th. In revealing the titles, he stated "We are excited that all six of our shows will be Cape Playhouse premieres! And continuing the tradition we have established over the previous 88 seasons, we will treat our audiences to both classic and contemporary entertainment." (more...)

EDUCATING RITA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More Set for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres' Upcoming SeasonEDUCATING RITA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More Set for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres' Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

A major revival of Willy Russell's Educating Rita will open the Playhouse's 2015 Spring Season. The production, directed by Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz, will mark the play's 35th anniversary and will star Leanne Best as Rita and Con O'Neill as Frank. Following a remarkable first year, the Everyman season will begin with Associate Director Nick Bagnall's fresh take on A Midsummer Night's Dream. The second half of the season is marked by two world premieres, both screen to stage adaptations; a never-before seen Arthur Miller screenplay The Hook at the Everyman and the first ever stage adaptation of a Coen Brothers' film will see The Hudsucker Proxy come to life on the Playhouse stage. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards Update 11/25 - Gianna Rodriguez in Huge Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards Update 11/25 - Gianna Rodriguez in Huge Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics Nov. 22 - Part 2 - HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Shoots First #SIP, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics Nov. 22 - Part 2 - HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Shoots First #SIP, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our November 22 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

Paris Peet to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Totem Pole Playhouse; Runs 12/11-21Paris Peet to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Totem Pole Playhouse; Runs 12/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced the casting of professional actors from New York and local area community theatre actors for their upcoming holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg. The production, which is being produced in association with the Chambersburg Community Theatre, will open December 11th and run through December 21st for ten performances. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Jason Ross from CCP's SCROOGETHE FRIDAY FIVE: Jason Ross from CCP's SCROOGE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 21, 2014

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's freshest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. This week's spotlight falls on Cumberland County Playhouse's legendary Jason Ross. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Extends TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL Through 1/4Cincinnati Playhouse Extends TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL Through 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Come on-a the Playhouse for an additional week of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, which celebrates Cincinnati's legendary "girl singer." The show, which had been set to close on Dec. 28, now will run through Jan. 4, 2015. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present FROSTY, 12/14Westport Country Playhouse to Present FROSTY, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse's 2014-15 Family Festivities Series will present three performances of "Frosty," on Sunday, December 14, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Due to ticket demand, the 11 a.m. performance was added with plenty of seating available. Seating is limited at the 1 and 4 p.m. shows. (more...)

The Playhouse's 4th Annual Holiday Special Presentation Set for 12/5-6The Playhouse's 4th Annual Holiday Special Presentation Set for 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the Playhouse's fourth annual holiday benefit show to raise funds for the non-profit theater company's 2015 summer season. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Sets cast for 23rd Annual A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROLPittsburgh CLO Sets cast for 23rd Annual A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 23rd annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol this December at the Byham Theater. This talented cast will feature Pittsburgh CLO veterans and an exciting group of newcomers, led by Pittsburgh's own Tom Atkins as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

Nick Cearley, Ben Mayne & More to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's 'PLAID TIDINGS'Nick Cearley, Ben Mayne & More to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's 'PLAID TIDINGS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Alexander Fraser, Producing Director, Robyn Goodman, Executive Producer, Josh Fiedler, Producer & Stephen Kocis, Producer) warmly welcome the cast and creative team for the 2014 season finale, PLAID TIDINGS, A special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid, singing holiday standards like 'Jingle Bells', 'Let it Snow' and 'I'll be Home for Christmas' in perfect, Plaid harmony! (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present MARY POPPINS, 12/5-28DM Playhouse to Present MARY POPPINS, 12/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the family holiday classic, 'Mary Poppins,' Dec. 5-28. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Donald Corren in GSP's THE FABULOUS LIPITONESBWW Interviews: Donald Corren in GSP's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 18, 2014

Donald Corren stars in George Street Playhouse's 'The Fabulous Lipitones' no onstage through December 14th. Directed by Michael Mastro, this new musical comedy is written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain. (more...)

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