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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/2/16- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/2/16- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2016

Today in 2005, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 1136 performances. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production, directed by James Lapine, was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book. The show has spawned various other productions in the U.S., including a national tour with performances in Canada, and Australian productions. (more...)

Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that full casting is set for Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. The announcement was made today by producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Josh Fiedler, and Stephen Kocis. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's PubTHE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Celebrates Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED!Photo Coverage: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Celebrates Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 26, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family,' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in the smash hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode, directed by Tony nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect, Sisters). FULLY COMMITTED began performances on April 1 and just opened last night, April 25, 2016 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photo coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Nadim Naaman Announces New Album 'Sides', Released JuneNadim Naaman Announces New Album 'Sides', Released June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

West End performer Nadim Naaman, currently filling the boots of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, will be releasing his second album Sides with independent label Auburn Jam Records on June 20th , with an album launch gig at The Hippodrome, London on Sunday June 19th at 3pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for APAC's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for APAC's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present a behind the scenes look at rehearsals for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields,  music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The limited engagement will be at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin Thursday, May 5 and continue through Saturday, May 28. Tickets are available at www.apacny.org. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEWay Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42WestTHE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Eighteen-year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, currently on the Great White Way in THE COLOR PURPLE, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Saturday, April 16, Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18, for four performances only at the Royal Family Arts Centre.  Kristen Lee Rosenfeld serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will Swenson, Jarrod Spector, Michael Rupert & More Preview Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!Photo Coverage: Will Swenson, Jarrod Spector, Michael Rupert & More Preview Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, just announced initial casting for the 2016 season. (more...)

Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen, Kyle Dean Massey & More Set for Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen, Kyle Dean Massey & More Set for Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce initial casting for the 2016 season. (more...)

IUP to Stage Season Finale, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEIUP to Stage Season Finale, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

IUP's Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will present its season finale, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' April 14-16 and 20-23 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEWay Off Broadway to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This SpringFANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/29/2016 - 4/5/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 3/29/2016 - 4/5/2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/29/2016 - 4/5/2016. (more...)

St. Bart's Players to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEESt. Bart's Players to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has dazzled many audiences with its clever wit and humor. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Book by Rachel Sheinkin, and featuring a fun and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is an experience you won't forget. The show will be performed at the Off-Off Broadway House- Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, New York, NY), May 5-15th. (more...)

Tony Winner William Finn to Host Barrington Stage's Season Opener; Donna McKechnie, Leslie Kritzer & More SetTony Winner William Finn to Host Barrington Stage's Season Opener; Donna McKechnie, Leslie Kritzer & More Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce Tony Award-winner William Finn's return to host the popular Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know, But Should... on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage June 10 and 11 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Video Flashback: Take  Trip Down Memory Lane with the  FALSETTOS Trio!Video Flashback: Take Trip Down Memory Lane with the FALSETTOS Trio!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

To celebrate the news, we're flashing back to some of our favorite past performances from the trio! (more...)

Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Coming to AstoriaTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Coming to Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields, music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. (more...)

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