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Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.

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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.


FENCES, 1776 & More Set for Mad Cow Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In salute of its 20th year celebrating theatre, the word, and the actor in Orlando, Mad Cow Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season of plays, musicals, and special events. The Mad Cow Theatre complex houses two theatres: the 165-seat Harriett Theatre and the 70-seat Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BETTY BUCKLEY
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 5, 2016

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Works by John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera and More Round Out Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film announced today the complete list of programming for its 32nd Powerhouse Season, which runs June 24 to July 31 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick presents the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy Anything Goes through May 22. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Sandy Taylor and Justin Anthony Long to Star in MARY POPPINS at MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents its fourth annual spring production, MARY POPPINS, from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Hibberd Honored at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On Friday May 13, The Media Theatre was packed with a near capacity crowd. The production of '1776' was to begin at 8pm, but the real draw for the evening was the tribute held prior to the show for one of the most popular and beloved members of the Media community, Mr. Stanley T. 'Tom' Hibberd III.  (more...)

Center Stage Jackson to Present 1776
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Center Stage Jackson has announced a very special production of the musical 1776 at The Cascades.  Directed by Denise Weber, this performance will be an outdoor theatre event at a new venue for Center Stage Jackson: The Cascades at 1400 S. Brown St. Jackson, MI 49201.  (more...)

New-York Historical Society Launching Museum-Wide Celebration, SUMMER OF HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Displays of historical artifacts and family-friendly activities highlight a season-long celebration. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 15
by Audition Roundup - May 15, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 15, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Cast for Reimagined 1776
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming, fully staged production of the Tony Award-winning musical 1776, which runs from July 1 - 24 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, with specially priced previews on June 29 and 30. (more...)

VIDEO: Hundred-Dollar Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Tries Getting An Audition For HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

Franklin impersonator Brian Patrick Mulligan as the American patriot left out of the Broadway smash. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Sondra Lee Signs on for Film Forum's GREASE Screening
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Film Forum has added an additional guest to their Sunday, May 15 screening of GREASE: Broadway legend Sondra Lee. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Provides Perfect Curtain Call for Stefano
by Paul Batterson - Apr 9, 2016

It has been 18 years between John Stefano's performances as John Adams in 1776 and his return on April 7 as Tevye in Otterbein University's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, who is retiring after 24 years at Otterbein, never lost a beat. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Cast to Host BC/EFA Benefit in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Members of the cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY national tour Lucy Horton, Amy Linden, Bryan Welnicki, Cole Burden, Mary Callanan, Caitlin Houlahan, J Michael Zygo, John Campione, Tom Treadwell, Cullen Titmas, Brad Greer, and Jessica Sheridan will perform at the Curtain Call Lounge (521 North Grand Blvd.) on Monday, April 11 at 7PM to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids (BCEFA). Doors to the event will open at 6 p.m. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA to Live-Stream Ken Howard Celebration Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Kenneth Joseph 'Ken' Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died on March 23rd at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 and will be live-streamed at SAGAFTRA.org. (more...)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE: THE MUSICAL Extends at Falcon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Falcon Theatre and Roger Bean Productions are proud to present The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical, book, music, and lyrics by Molly Bell, arrangements and additional music by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and directed by Roger Bean, the fifth production of the Falcon's 2015-2016 Season, now extended through May 1st. (more...)

FAN ART: If 1776 Can Go Modern, Why Not THE KING AND I?
by Michael Dale - Apr 7, 2016

Check out hipster couple Lun Tha and Tuptim, a preppy Prince Chulalongkorn and a very chic Lady Thiang. (more...)

Kathy G. Mezrano Presents Cookbook Signing and Tasting Event, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Bromberg & Co Inc., an upscale jewelry store with locations in Birmingham and Mountain Brook, will host Kathy G. Mezrano for a cookbook signing and tasting event on April 21. Signed copies of Mezrano's cookbook 'Food, Fun and Fabulous: Southern Recipes and Entertaining Tips for All Occasions' will be available for purchase. (more...)

Three Cheers For House Of Lies!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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Tickets to Betty Buckley and Gabriel Iglesias at NJPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey announces new shows that go on sale Friday, April 8th at 10am. NJPAC is proud to announce America's funniest Comedian GABRIEL 'FLUFFY' IGLESISAS #FluffyBreaksEven- see GABRIEL IGLESIAS as you've never seen him before and because he is so popular there will be two performances Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8pm and Friday, July 8, 2016 8PM. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis & Ciaran Sheehan to Star in CAROUSEL at Reagle Music Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

 Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series bring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley - Live in Concert on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in a special one night only performance!  (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Noah Robbins, Christine Pedi & Donna Vivino Set for Film Forum's GREASE Screening
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On May 15 at 11 AM, Film Forum will screen GREASE (1978) with appearances from GREASE LIVE! co-star Noah Robbins and Broadway favorites Christine Pedi and Donna Vivino.  (more...)

BWW Interview: HFAC to Announce Name Change at DAMN YANKEES
by Alexander Garza - Apr 22, 2016

Michael Mongtomery and Julie Montgomery discuss the name change announcement for HFAC and the opening of DAMN YANKEES in Houston, TX (more...)

BWW Review: 1776 Marvels with History
by Katherine Waddell - Apr 22, 2016

If you've ever dozed off in history class during the topic of the Declaration of Independence, prepare to be taught the same lesson in a much more interesting way. This past weekend at The South Bend Civic Theatre, 1776 opened. There were no limitations on how they dramatized the creation of the most influential document in the history of the United States of America. (more...)

Broadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating Musicals
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

Writers seeking fame and recognition are generally advised to steer clear of the task of writing books for Broadway musicals. Regarded by theatre insiders to be perhaps the most vital, yet most underappreciated element of a successful musical, the book oftentimes receives the least credit when a musical's a hit, but is the first thing blamed if it's a flop. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir Will Lead MATILDA in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir will share the title role of Matilda. The rest of the cast will include: Paula Brancati (Miss Honey), Dan Chameroy (Miss Trunchbull), Keisha T. Fraser (Mrs. Phelps), Brandon McGibbon (Mr. Wormwood), and Darcy Stewart (Mrs. Wormwood).  (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Cleveland as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)

Kean University's Liberty Hall Throws Kentucky Derby-Themed Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Liberty Hall at Kean University invites guests to come eat southern fare and drink mint juleps while wearing their derby best at their exciting spring fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, featuring a Kentucky Derby theme. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Opens 4/27 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick is proud to present the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy, Anything Goes from April 27 - May 22. (more...)

City Circle Acting Company Presents 1776: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the musical 1776 from April 29-May 8 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are April 29, 30 and May 6, 7 at 7:30 pm and May 1, 8 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs And The Troubling Legacy Of Thomas Jefferson
by Michael Dale - Apr 15, 2016

Contemporary audiences have less patience for the slave-owner who wrote 'All men are created equal.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Media Theatre's '1776'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

'1776' is on at The Media Theatre through May 22. The Tony winning musical details--with humorous insight and energetic pacing, plus songs like 'Sit Down John', 'Mama Look Sharp' and 'Cool Cool Considerate Men' -- our founding fathers as they create the Declaration of Independence. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Emerson String Quartet to Open Music Mountain's 87th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Concert aficionados from around the country will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, when it kicks off its record-breaking 87th Anniversary Season beginning Sunday, June 5th! (more...)

Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse Season to Feature New Works by Lucy Thurber, Taylor Mac & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming.  (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/11
by - Apr 11, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 4/10/2016. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Live-Streams Ken Howard Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Kenneth Joseph 'Ken' Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died on March 23rd at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71. A celebration of his life will be held today, April 11, 2016 and will be live-streamed at SAGAFTRA.org. (more...)

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