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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Casting announced for KILLOLOGY at Royal Court and ShermanCasting announced for KILLOLOGY at Royal Court and Sherman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Sean Gleeson, Richard Mylan and Sion Daniel Young will play the three roles in Gary Owen's new play Killology, a co-production between the Royal Court Theatre London and Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in ConcertPioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

The Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This SpringThe Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic will present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do. The production will run for 12 performances only, 23 Mar - 4 Apr 2017. (more...)

Time Zone Theatre Ltd  Announces Cast of THREADSTime Zone Theatre Ltd Announces Cast of THREADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

It's been 5 years. Vic's moved on. Charlie's a medical mystery. And nothing's making sense. Held together by their past, torn apart by their present and unsure if there even is a future. Their explosive encounter makes them question everything they know and ask why they can't break free of the threads that bind them together. David Lane's thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can't. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENSFull Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces full casting for his production of the world premiere of Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. The production opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 9 May 2017 before touring to Warwick Arts Centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, West Yorkshire Playhouse and newly announced tour dates Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Presents a Vocally Thrilling EVITABWW Review: MTW Presents a Vocally Thrilling EVITA
by Don Grigware - Feb 13, 2017

Don't cry for Eva! Tim Rice's & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita has had a thirty-nine year international love affair with the public since it  premiered in 1978 in London and in 1979 on Broadway. The latest revival in regional theatre is currently at MTW in Long Beach. An operetta, or rock opera, with no spoken dialogue, and based on Eva Duarte Peron and husband Juan Peron of Argentina, the story documents the rise to power of a simple peasant girl to the rank - almost - of Vice-President of her country. I say almost because she became too ill to accept the nomination in 1951 and passed into immor (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINSLauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and EmceeCABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYLaguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, Hershey Felder as OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY, written  by Hershey Felder, music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and directed by Trevor Hay. "This might be the most powerful piece of work that Hershey and Trevor have ever brought to the Playhouse. Tchaikovsky's story is as relevant and important today as it was in the 1800s," says Wareham.  OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 1; will open on Sunday, March 5 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Michelle Collins and Joe Coen Cast in A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTONMichelle Collins and Joe Coen Cast in A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Leading television and stage actress Michelle Collins is to be joined by newly announced cast member Joe Coen (Bad Jews) for the World Premiere of A Dark Night in Dalston. (more...)

Ayme Olivo, Richard Bermudez and Davis Gaines to Star in EVITA at Musical Theatre WestAyme Olivo, Richard Bermudez and Davis Gaines to Star in EVITA at Musical Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical masterpiece Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 10-26. (more...)

Center on Halsted to Host Free Reading of Raven Theatre Company's SYCAMORECenter on Halsted to Host Free Reading of Raven Theatre Company's SYCAMORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Center on Halsted will host a reading of Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore in the Hoover - Leppen Theatre on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHTShakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Free Reading of THE THREE SISTERS BRONTERubicon Theatre Company Presents Free Reading of THE THREE SISTERS BRONTE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Award-winning playwright Arlene Hutton's newest play THE THREE SISTERS BRONTË receives a FREE staged reading at Rubicon Theatre Company on February 6 at 7:00 p.m. Interweaving the famous trio of literary sisters and Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Three Sisters, the play examines the complexities of feminism, art, love and family. Set against the bleak and windy Yorkshire moors in the mid-1800s, Arlene Hutton's THE THREE SISTERS BRONTË follows the lives of the sisters as they struggle to find creative prosperity while navigating the harsh realities of a male society. Faced with limited opportunities for educated women, Charlotte, Emily and Anne live in the rich worlds of their imaginations, until they are forced to face the truth that nothing is certain, and their destinies are best served when held firmly in their own hands. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' PlayhouseRodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan BatesCasting Announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world's first bestselling novels. (more...)

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR Transfers to the West EndOUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour opens in the West End in May 2017 at the Duke of York's Theatre. (more...)

New Comedic Series #UNBOOKED Features Broadway Talent and Hope for EmploymentNew Comedic Series #UNBOOKED Features Broadway Talent and Hope for Employment
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

From the creators of the "The Great Black Way", comes their next series #UNBOOKED: a new comedic series about the un-fabulous life of the un-employed actor. EPOCH CREATIVE NYC has paired with Answers 4 Dancers and Hamilton's Brandon Hudson to create this new series. (more...)

Just In Time for Valentine's Day, Musical Theatre West Brings EVITA to the Carpenter Center 2/10-26Just In Time for Valentine's Day, Musical Theatre West Brings EVITA to the Carpenter Center 2/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical masterpiece Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 10-26.  The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical captivated audiences with Eva Peron's passionate and unforgettable true story of her meteoric rise to become Argentina's champion of the poor and most influential first lady.  Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or at the MTW Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

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