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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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Based on a conception of Sherman Edwards

The Tony Award winning musical 1776 is based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams, disliked by many in Congress, joins Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to bring forward a resolution for independence that will eventually set America free from England's tyranny. Powerful performances by a cast of 25, and an impeccably crafted script make 1776 as relevant today as it was when first written. 1776 delivers a riveting evening of theatre filled with history, humor, heart and romance.


Broadway Robbery: Ten Shows That Should Have Won the Tony But Didn't- from CHICAGO to MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and in the case of Broadway, time has certainly illuminated some of the injustices of Tonys past. True, sometimes it takes years for art to truly be understood and appreciated, but theatre fans are well aware that it doesn't necessarily take that long to recognize some of the Tony voters' biggest mistakes. Next week marks six months from the 2017 Tony Awards, and to celebrate the half-way point, we're taking a closer look at some of those outright 'Huh?' winners of the past. (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season on Wednesday, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's thrilling new mystery, THE OTHER PLACE. Written by Sharr White and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins with previews onOctober 4th, opens October 6th and continues through October 30th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

On Today, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Today, October 29th. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents David Edgar's WRITTEN ON THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present David Edgar's Written on the Heart, a drama about the creation of the King James Bible. The play will run December 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17, 2016 at 7:30 pm and December 4, 11 and 18th at 2 pmat Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season today, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

Ring in the Holiday Season with The Key Bank Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

On November 23, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, will present staged readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/8/2016 - It's Election Day - Get Out and Vote!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 8, 2016

Today's big news: NYC supper club Feinstein's/54 Below is hosting an Election Day watch party, and Randy Rainbow is bringing his election-themed hilarity to Orlando tonight! (more...)

Norris Theatre to Close Out Election Year with '1776' in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The pivotal event in American history will blaze to vivid life at the Norris Theatre in a staged concert performance of the musical, '1776,' November 11-12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Reboot's FLY BY NIGHT Charms but Mires Itself in Repetition
by Jay Irwin - Nov 6, 2016

With their second production, Reboot Theatre Company hopes to charm its audience with this sweet little tuner "rebooted" by the company with its gender bent casting. Unfortunately, as talented and likable as the cast is, the show fails on two very important levels. It's certainly not little at 2 hours and 40 minutes and the casting does nothing to add to the story or the tone except to dilute the story in some places. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Rivertown Theaters to Bring Politics to the Stage 1776-Style This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts in Kenner's Rivertown will be the center of the most entertaining political process in history when the Tony Award- winning musical 1776 convenes on the Main Stage November 4 -20, just in time to give voters some relief and diversion from this year's Presidential election mayhem. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters Presents Politics 1776-Style
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts in Kenner's Rivertown will be the center of the most entertaining political process in history when the Tony Award-winning musical 1776 convenes on the Main Stage November 4 -20, just in time to give voters some relief and diversion from this year's Presidential election mayhem. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Jonathan Regis Cray Passes Away at 67
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Jonathan Regis Cray (O'Creagh), 67, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City due to complications from a blood clot. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

New Power Plays Initiative Announced at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater launches Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers over the course of the next 10 years. With Power Plays, Arena Stage focuses Washington, D.C.'s unique theatrical voice on politics and power, amplifying the theater's role as a national center dedicated to American voices and artists, located in the heart of the nation's capital. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards Update - Rixey Terry, Susannah Upchurch Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Farmers Alley Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Farmers Alley Theatre is bringing Rock n' Roll to the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive, as four music legends - Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins - come to life in the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet. Running December 2nd through the 18th, this non-stop musical extravaganza is the perfect escape for the whole family this holiday season. (more...)

Go Fish Digital Celebrates Win of Four Digital Marketing Industry Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Legend Launches as Digital + Communications Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

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Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Heads to Ocean State Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the family-friendly, holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from November 30 - December 24. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents George Bernard Shaw's Classic Comedy PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre continues Season 20 with George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece Pygmalion, opening Nov. 18, 2016 in the Harriett Theatre. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Coming to Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) presents the romantic romp She Loves Me, Saturday, December 3, at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. (more...)

Chilling Letter by Lincoln Assassin John Wilkes Booth to Be Auctioned in New York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ A chilling letter by John Wilkes Booth penned just months before his assassination of President Lincoln will be auctioned in New York on Tuesday, November 22. Estimated to sell between $50,000-80,000, the letter is a highlight of the Rare Books & Autographs sale at Doyle. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Betty Buckley Stars in New M. Night Shyamalan Drama SPLIT
by Movies News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Broadway's Betty Buckley stars in M. Night Shyamalan's new drama SPLIT. The film also stars Haley Lu Richardson, James McAvoy and Jessica Sula. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 16, 2016

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Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.  (more...)

BLIZZARD '67, MUTHALAND and More Set for 16th Street's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

16th Street Theater announces their 10th Anniversary Season 2017: The Journey featuring three exceptional plays about journeys by writers Jon Steinhagen, Karen Zacarias and Minita Gandhi as well as a return to nine plays by past playwrights-in-residence. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK THE PRESIDENTS is a Rockin' Ride Through Presidential History
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 1, 2016

As our presidential election (thankfully) moves into its final days, the Orlando Repertory Theatre is currently serving up a delightful injection of fun and patriotism that might just do the trick to get your spirits up about exercising your civic duty. Directed by Jeffrey M. Revels, ROCK THE PRESIDENTS runs through November 13th, and no matter what the outcome next Tuesday, this silly, informative 55-minute musical will have you tapping your toes and thinking about the best that America has to offer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rivertown Theaters Presents 1776
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

What better time to celebrate the birth of America's independence than during an election year…..and what better way than with a Tony Award winning musical set in 1776? The turning point in American history blazes to vivid life in our November musical offering, 1776. A funny, insightful and compelling musical with a striking score and legendary book, 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Gibson, Megan Mahoney Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards Update - Jonathan Harrison, Scott Daniel Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Senese, Ella Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards Update - Eli Lucas, Lillie Weber Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Nashville Regional Awards Update - Ben Crawford, Cameron Gilliam Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Signature Theatre's Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. Get ready for the show's big send-off with the company's rendition of 'Godspeed Titanic' below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards Update - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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