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Michael Arden & West End Stars Headline Return of Writing Duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk in One (More) Night in London, 16 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

American actor Michael Arden will join West End stars Julie Atherton, Lucie Jones and Stuart Matthew Price alongside award-winning Off Broadway writing duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk to showcase their work at the St. James Studio on Monday 16 June in Kerrigan-Lowdermilk: One (More) Night in London. Kerrigan-Lowerdmilk's return follows an acclaimed sold-out weekend of concerts at St. James Studio in February. (more...)

Sedos Presents GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as Part of Summer Festival, 7/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

In a snappy one-hour edit of Government Inspector, Sedos brings a stylistic 70s twist to Gogol's biting satire about greed, corruption and the pursuit of status. (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Tweeted, We Counted Your Favorite Sutton Foster Roles
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 6, 2014

Last week we asked you to rank your favorite Sutton Foster roles in our first BWW Countdown. Well, you took to Social Media in huge numbers and we have the results. What do you think of the list? If your favorite isn't as high as you would have liked, make sure to vote more next time! (more...)

Summer Stages: Top Theatre Picks for Nashville
by Cara Richardson - Jun 6, 2014

Summer is already in full swing in the South. Back yard cookouts and swimming pools, summer camps and vacations are happening everywhere you look. I often find theatre slightly more difficult to find during the summer, so I've done a little research to help you find a good show when you need one. Cause after all, sometimes a nice air conditioned theatre is just the place to be on a humid summer day in Tennessee. (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS 4th Annual Pride Benefit Set for 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will celebrate NYC Gay Pride by holding with their fourth annual Gay Pride benefit concert with over 15 Broadway shows represented and countless artists! The special one-night benefit entitled 'ANTHEM' will feature songs that embody gay perseverance marked by an array of musical performers from the world of Broadway, pop and beyond! (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse to Present SHREK, 6/13-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Starting June 13, Cumberland County Playhouse will present what just might be its most spectacular production yet, Shrek the Musical! Featuring 19 all-new songs, big laughs and amazing special effects, Shrek the Musical is part romance, part fairy tale and all fun! Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, Shrek brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage as our unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal friend Donkey set off on a quest to rescue the fiery Princess Fiona. Add a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits in an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance and you've got a must-see musical comedy for all ages! (more...)

Summer Stages: Top Picks for Santa Barbara Theatre
by Maggie Yates - Jun 4, 2014

5 Picks for Summer Shows in the Santa Barbara Area. (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE Presents 4th Annual Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Cast members from the Broadway, National Tour, New World Stages and Rent Hollywood Bowl companies of RENT will join for a special RENT tribute honoring the multiple Tony-award and Pulitzer Prize-winning show at Broadway Sings for Pride's 4th Annual Gay Pride benefit show tonight, June 30th in New York City! (more...)

The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Sparkling, Spangled GYPSY at York Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 30, 2014

Christopher Quigley and leads Jenna Mae Reck and Chris Ausherman brought the story of America's most notorious stage mother and her strong-willed daughter to life on the YLT stage (more...)

TUTS to Present SHREK & LEGALLY BLONDE, 7/11-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) presents a pair of toe-tapping, laugh-inducing productions this summer with Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical, running July 11 - August 23, 2014 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars promises a blonde-tastic, ogre-ific season filled with surprise, delight, and non-stop fun for the entire family. (more...)

Footlite Musicals Opens 2014-15 Season with SHREK: THE MUSICAL, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Footlite Musicals will open its 2014-2015 season with its Young Adults production of 'Shrek the Musical' with performances July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at the Hedback Community Theater at 1847 North Alabama Street in Indianapolis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at Berkeley Playhouse's SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Berkeley Playhouse will close their sixth season with the popular, Tony Award-winning Shrek the Musical, directed and choreographed by Matthew McCoy. Running from June 19 to August 3, 2014 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. Tickets ($17-$60) are now available at www.berkeleyplayhouse.org or by phone at (510) 845-8542 x351. (more...)

SHREK: THE MUSICAL to Play Limited Engagement in Indianapolis, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The community theatre production of SHREK, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film of the same name, runs July 11 - 27 at Footlite Musicals as part of the 2014/2015 Footlite Musicals Season. Tickets are currently on sale and are available in person at the Footlite Musicals Box Office at 1847 N Alabama Street (day of show only) or at SHREKIndy.com. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present SHREK, 7/11-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'Shrek the Musical,' July 11-Aug. 3. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. (more...)

Super Summer Theatre to Receive $600,000 Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged to support SUPER SUMMER THEATRE through a $600,000 grant. The grant will be paid in two installments. $100,000 will be given to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE immediately, and $500,000 will be paid to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE after the Theatre raises $500,000 in matching funds. (more...)

Lindsay Pearce, Curt Hansen, Molly McCook & More Set for Lythgoe Family Productions' PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, announced the cast for the new production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert. (more...)

MADAME INFAMY to Play NYMF, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Mentioned by the New York Times as “What to Do in New York City in Summer 2014” and lauded by The Huffington Post as “a brilliant example of what might be called creative, feminist historiography,” Madame Infamy, is a new musical directed by Carlos Armesto, with concept and Book by Jp Vigliotti and Music and Lyrics by Cardozie Jones and Sean Willis. At the turn of the 18th century, America stood firmly on the backs of its slaves while Paris burned as its poorest citizens revolted against the aristocracy. Two worlds united by one electrifying score, Madame Infamy is the dark and moving tale of Marie Antoinette, last Queen of France, and Sally Hemings, slave and mistress of President Thomas Jefferson. Fighting hardship, scandal, and loss, each must find the strength to combat a nation in hopes of protecting the ones she loves. (more...)

Usdan to Welcome Nikki M. James, Natalie Joy Johnson & More During 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned Long Island summer arts day camp now beginning its 47th season on June 30, will feature award-winning professional artists of music, dance and theater on its unique 'Festival Concerts' series. The daily performances give its 1600 students ages 6-18 major exposure to the best of the arts. (more...)

Caro Newling Announced As New Society of London Theatre President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) today has announced that Caro Newling has been appointed as its new President. Caro has been a producer in the West End, on Broadway and internationally since the early 1990s. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is Truly Scrumptious at The Coterie Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jun 22, 2014

The world premiere of the Theatre for Young Audiences version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opened Friday June 20 at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Ian Fleming the creator of the legendary James Bond spy novels wrote the novel that Roald Dahl adapted. Dahl's adaption became the hit musical MGM motion picture. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Silver Spring Stage Presents GOOD PEOPLE, 6/27-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents the community theater premiere of Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Michael Kharfen and produced by Seth Ghitelman, the humorous and powerful portrait of a South Boston woman struggling to make ends meet who unexpectedly encounters an old fling that has achieved success. Good People will perform weekends June 27 to July 20, 2014. Note there will not be a performance on Friday July 4, 2014. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Kate Shindle, Hinton Battle & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dutch Apple's SHREK - Big Music, Big Message, Big Green Ogre
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 2, 2014

Seventies R&B meets big ogres and small villains in the biggest, greenest show around (more...)

BWW Summer Stages: Colorado Features a Cornucopia of Variety and Talent!
by Michael Mulhern - Jun 2, 2014

Below are some of the highlights of another fantastic theatrical summer season in Colorado… (more...)

The Colorado Theatre Guild Announces Nominees for the Upcoming Henry Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 9th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale beginning July 1 by phone only through the Arvada Center Box Office by calling 720-898-7200. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

RENT Alum Will Sing Tribute at Broadway Sings Pride Benefit, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Cast members from the Broadway, National Tour, New World Stages and Rent Hollywood Bowl companies of RENT will join for a special RENT tribute honoring the multiple Tony-award and Pulitzer Prize-winning show at Broadway Sings for Pride's 4th Annual Gay Pride benefit show on Monday June 30th in New York City! (more...)

The Windham Theatre Guild Announces it 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The WTG is proud to present its 2014-2015 Main Stage Season of six shows. You can save money by purchasing a subscription or flex pass now. You can get all six shows or you can purchase a flex pass and see any four of the six shows. If you have any questions, please call or email us. (more...)

Jon Robyns, Rebecca Trehearn & More Set for THE CONFESSION ROOM Concert at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Confession Room will return to London this summer in a special one-off concert at the St. James Studio on Sunday 13th July. It is now confirmed that the production will star Jon Robyns, Rebecca Trehearn and Stuart Matthew Price with West End performers Matthew Rowland, Stephanie Clift and Rebecca Jayne-Davies amongst others. The production will be directed by Paul Foster with musical direction by Tim Evans. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster Stars in New TV Land Series YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Sutton Foster will star in the new TV Land series YOUNGER, co-starring Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, and Miriam Shor. (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

High school students from across Washington State packed Benaroya Hall tonight for The 12th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, a high school version of the Tony Awards, proudly sponsored for the tenth year by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. The house was packed with 2,000 teenagers, dressed in costume representing their schools' musical theater productions, who cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater. The acclaimed event, directed this year by Mathew Wright, handed out awards in 21 categories ranging from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display. (more...)

The Gypsy Hombres to Perform at Cumberland County Playhouse, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For years, there has been a persistent legend in Nashville about a crazy gypsy 'Fiddler on the Roof" who dances as he plays the violin on the roof of his Victorian house. Cumberland County Playhouse will prove the legend is 100% true as The Gypsy Hombres take the stage on Sunday, July 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CST's SEUSSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award®-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CST's SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy,Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world ofDr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award®-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle ofMonty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction byMichael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek! SHREK UK Tour, Directed By Nigel Harman!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of Shrek the Musical® will star Dean Chisnall as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre 'Shrek', the role he previously played in the West End, Faye Brookes as damsel in distress 'Princess Fiona', Idriss Kargbo as Shrek's wisecracking sidekick 'Donkey' and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain 'Lord Farquaad'. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild to Open SHREK THE MUSICAL on July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Windham Theatre Guild is excited to be the first theatre in the area to present live on stage the fun-filled family summer production of Shrek the Musical opening Friday, July 18th at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. (more...)

CABARET FOR A CAUSE to Feature Emma Howard, Emerson Steele, Sam Poon, and More, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, on August 11th, 2014. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to York Little Theatre, 7/18-20 & 24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

York Little Theatre will give a new meaning to "going green" as they present the musical comedy Shrek the Musical, July 18-20 and 24-27. The musical will transport audiences to a faraway kingdom that is turned upside down. Things get ugly when an unseemly ogre -not a handsome prince- shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and the result is a big mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, Shrek the Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage, teaching the lesson : being different is what makes us special. (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

MISS SAIGON, HAIR & More Set for Clocktower Players' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Westchester Magazine unveiled their annual Best of Westchester issue announcing the very best of what Westchester County has to offer. Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of Irvington Town Hall Theater, received two prestigious awards: Best Local Theater Group and Best Children's Theater. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Galen Crawley Explains Why Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS is Full of Magic, Laughs, and Tears
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

If you have been paying attention to the Atlanta theatre scene for the last three years, actress Galen Crawley has undoubtedly caught your eye. From leading family-friendly musicals to starring in more cutting-edge material, Crawley is certainly one of the community's brightest rising stars. This week she takes on another iconic role, this time as the titular MARY POPPINS at The Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. (more...)

Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL, 8/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals will welcome Shrek the Musical to the stage, August 6-23. (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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