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Met Opera and Juilliard School Join For The Bartered Bride
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School jointly announced plans today to stage Bed?ich Smetana's The Bartered Bride, the first co-production between the two arts institutions. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Charlotte Tix Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

IN THE HEIGHTS, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to the Belk Theater in Charlotte, NC from Feb. 15-20. Tickets go on-sale today. (more...)

Verity Rushworth Joins UK Tour SOUND OF MUSIC Feb 15- March 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and The Really Useful Group are delighted to announce that Verity Rushworth will star as 'Maria' alongside Jason Donovan as 'Captain Von Trapp' in their smash hit production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "THE SOUND OF MUSIC". (more...)

Cavenaugh, O'Hare, et al. Set for GIGI at Reprise Theatre Company, 2/15-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

William Atherton, Matt Cavenaugh, Lisa O'Hare, Carol Lawrence, Millicent Martin and Jason Graae are the acclaimed film, Broadway and West End stars who will lead the cast of Reprise Theatre Company's second production of the 2010-2011 season, 'Gigi', playing February 15 to February 27, 2011 (press opening February 16, 2011) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The musical - with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe -- will be directed by veteran musical theatre director David Lee, with choreography by Peggy Hickey and musical direction by Steve Orich. (more...)

Lincoln Center's American Songbook 2011 Announces Week Four Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook, which explores the best of the golden age of musical standards through to the best in current songwriting, will bring to the stage some of today's most gifted interpreters of song. (more...)

Public Lab Shakespeare's TIMON OF ATHENS Begins Previews 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) will begin previews on Tuesday, February 15 for TIMON OF ATHENS, the inaugural production of Public LAB SHAKESPEARE featuring Richard Thomas in the title role. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas Performs The Thomashefskys With Philly Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Michael Tilson Thomas guides The Philadelphia Orchestra and its audiences on a journey to the world of his grandparents, Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky, young immigrants from Eastern Europe who became theater superstars, in The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater (February 15 and 16). (more...)

Story Time With Mr. Butterman Extends At Center Stage NY 2/18-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Mind The Art Entertainment announces that they will be extending their acclaimed La MaMa E.T.C. production of Story Time With Mr. Buttermen, a part of this year's La MaMa E.TC. Presents: A Mind The Art Anthology,at Center Stage, NY, Feb 18th-20th. (more...)

Signal Ensemble Theatre Opens Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the third production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of An Anarchist," directed by ensemble member Anthony Ingram. A bomb blast in a bank kills dozens and injures over a hundred, and the police pick up a professed anarchist for questioning. (more...)

Merkin Concert Hall Presents BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE, 2/14-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Playhouse series continues to introduce New York's next generation of musical theater fans ages 4-11 to some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. The 2011 series kicked off with a sold-out celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein on Jan 9 and continues with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Feb 13. The composer of enduringly popular musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Lloyd Webber has won seven Tonys, three Grammys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys and the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. The 2011 series concludes with Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks) on March 6. (more...)

Signature In The Schools Presents IMAGE IS EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Now commemorating its 16th year, Signature Theatre's flagship Education Program Signature in the Schools will present local high school students performing in Image is Everything, a world premiere work by award-winning playwright and director Joe Calarco. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presnets THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities and Les Misérables 'Sweethearts,' Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe, return to Sarasota's Asolo Rep for a special concert. Florida audiences will remember the couple as the dedicated producers of A Tale of Two Cities, the hit musical that went on to Broadway after its World Premiere Asolo Rep production in 2007. (more...)

Davie, Hanan And More Lead BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker is pleased to announce that Erin Davie (A Little Night Music), Stephen Mo Hanan (Cats) Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Liz Lark-Brown (2011 Nightlife Award Winner), join the cast of The Town Hall's (123 West 43rd Street) THE BROADWAY MUSICALS of 1921 on Monday, February 14th at 8PM, kicking off The Town Hall's 90th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Confirmed! Paper Mill Playhouse to Premiere New Disney Stage Musical NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce the Millburn, New Jersey theater will open its 2011-2012 season with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Featuring music by eight time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. The production will be directed at Paper Mill by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, Grey Gardens). (more...)

SISTER ACT Box Office to Open 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

The Broadway Theatre box office (1681 Broadway) will open on Monday, February 14 at 10:00am for the new musical SISTER ACT. All patrons who purchase tickets at the Broadway Theatre box office on February 14 will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to the opening night performance and party of SISTER ACT on April 20, 2011. The winner of the opening night ticket drawing will be notified on Tuesday, February 15. (more...)

GableStage Presents Tracy Letts' 'Superior Donuts' Starring Avi Hoffman
by Beau Higgins - Feb 14, 2011

In this delicious new comedy from the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, an offbeat friendship grows between a cantankerous white shop owner and an ambitious black teenager with something to hide. Amidst the changing face of an old Chicago neighborhood, a local donut shop becomes the setting for old secrets, new beginnings and the redemptive power of friendship. (more...)

Comedy Theatre Extends THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Through May 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Ian Rickson's production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour has now extended its run for a second and final time, with bookings being taken at the Comedy Theatre until 7 May 2011. (more...)

BWW Features: Atlanta Presents a New Staging of PORGY AND BESS
by Joseph F. Panarello - Feb 14, 2011

It's not unusual for music lovers to ponder what the Great American Opera is. A good portion will argue persuasively in favor of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD. Others will present strong reasons for George Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS. It's quite possible that THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES by John Corigliano has its coterie of supporters, too. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner 'Dinner With Friends' At Palm Beach Dramaworks
by Beau Higgins - Feb 14, 2011

West Palm Beach's longest residing professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its 11th anniversary season with Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Dinner with Friends' on Friday, February 25th (8PM) at their intimate downtown theatre (322 Banyan Boulevard). Special priced preview performances are slated for February 23rd & 24th (8PM) and the production will play through April 17th. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Presents ARLINGTON, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

The hero goes off to war and those at home are left to pick up the pieces of their lives... a classic love story of passion and joy, grief and laughter. But playwright Robert Macadaeg's evocative new script has a contemporary twist: the hero is Jimmy's wife. Arlington considers with loving tenderness all the pressures war puts on a relationship, made even more complicated by the modern re-definition of gender boundaries. (more...)

Public Theater Adds 2 Performances to COMPULSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) has added two additional performances to the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis and featuring Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian and Mandy Patinkin. COMPULSION, which opens on Thursday, February 17 and must close on Sunday, March 13, has added two additional weekend performances on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the added performances are on sale now at (212) 967-7555 or (more...)

JCC Chamber Music Society Presents Final Concert of the 2010-2011 Season, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Saturday March 5 at 8 p.m., the JCC Thurnauer School of Music will present the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society in its final concert of the season, Mostly Hebraic and All Soulful, a program that explores the many facets of music with a Jewish theme. (more...)

Matt Zarley' Releases Single 'We Belong' to Benefit The Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Broadway's Matt Zarley recently recorded the 80s iconic Pat Benatar hit 'We Belong' as a charity single to benefit The Trevor Project available today, February 14th. The main version was produced by Matt's longtime collaborator, Grammy and Emmy winning producer/engineer, Andy Zulla (Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Rod Stewart, Backstreet Boys). The 2-song download includes the 'pop' version and the Remix by DJ Bill Bennett & Pete Masitti. (more...)

Casa Manana Presents Evita, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Casa Mañana's production of Evita will close in Fort Worth, February 13 at Casa Mañana Theatre. The production stars Broadway veterans Lauren Kennedy and Kevin Gray. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the third production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, Dario Fo's 'Accidental Death of An Anarchist,' directed by ensemble member Anthony Ingram. A bomb blast in a bank kills dozens and injures over a hundred, and the police pick up a professed anarchist for questioning. While being interrogated, he 'accidentally' falls out of a fourth floor window. Based on this true event which marked the beginning of a decade of state-sponsored terror, Nobel Award-winner Fo's play is a hilariously scathing satire that uses brutally funny violence and tragic wit to shine a light on the terrifying lengths governments will go to preserve their grip on power. The show will run about two hours with one intermission, and $5 from every ticket sold on March 12 will benefit (more...)

Derek Walcott's Ti-Jean and His Brothers Plays Central Square Theater 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Underground Railway Theater and Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Derek Walcott's founding of Boston Playwrights' Theatre and commemorate the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti with a co-production of Walcott's powerful folk parable, TI-JEAN AND HIS BROTHERS. (more...)

Theater Works Presents THE DESPERATE HOURS, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Closing this weekend at Theater Works is the award winning crime drama THE DESPERATE HOURS. THE DESPERATE HOURS is a story of a home invaded by three escaped criminals and of civilized people being driven to violence. 'That very rare thing, an almost perfect melodrama fast, tight, logical, combining sentiment with gunfire in exactly the right proportions.'-The New Yorker. Written by Joseph Hayes THE DESPERATE HOURS was based on his 1954 thriller novel of the same title and was the basis for the films The Desperate Hours in 1955 and Desperate Hours in 1990. Winner of 2 Tony Awards this production takes a fresh approach to a classic, exciting crime drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Performing on the Mary Jane Gyder Main Stage THE DESPERATE HOURS will close February 13th, 2011. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Cabrillo Music Theatre is thrilled to present the Off-Broadway and Los Angeles smash-hit musical, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES closes Sunday, February 13, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

White Plains PAC Hosts THE PASSION OF THE HAUSFRAU, 2/3-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

THE WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ART CENTER (WPPAC) is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of Bess Welden's THE PASSION OF THE HAUSFRAU, co-written and directed by Emmy-Award winning Annette Jolles. THE PASSION OF THE HAUSFRAU will play a eight performances only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains, NY). Performances begin Thursday, February 3 and continue through Sunday, February 13. (more...)

Arthur Newman Theatre Features Culver, Scozzesi, Zollman in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Both Tom Culver and Dolores Scozzesi have sold out many a show on their own in clubs in and around the Los Angeles area, but on Sunday, February 13th at 2 PM, the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert will offer two complete shows for the price of one ticket. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre To Screen ETHAN FROME 2/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

In conjunction with its upcoming stage production of Ethan Frome, Lookingglass Theatre will present a screening of the 1993 film Ethan Frome, featuring Patricia Arquette, Liam Neeson and Joan Allen. (more...)

Tad Wilson and Jessica Phillips Join For SOUTH OF BROADWAY Concert, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Southern-born Broadway veterans Tad Wilson and Jessica Phillips come together to explore their Tennessee roots in a concert of Today's Country Music on February 13 at 9:30 PM at The Triad Theatre on 158 West 72nd Street. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Presents ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER, 3/11-3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Amphibian Stage Productions is proud to continue its twelfth season with the regional premiere of the acclaimed play Animals Out of Paper by Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph. Amphibian veteran Evan Mueller directs Andrés Ortiz, Laurel Whitsett, and Marshall York in this heartwarming comedy that runs from March 11 to 27 at the Hardy & Betty Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. (more...)

World Premiere of Carapace Continues Alliance Tradition of Bringing the Newest Voices in American Theatre to the Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 13, 2011

Carapace, the 2010 Winner of the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, makes its world premiere on the Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage February 11 - March 6, 2011, under the direction of acclaimed star of stage, film, and television Judith Ivey. A portrait of a flawed Minneapolis sportscaster on a collision course with fate, this moving and funny world premiere will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

English Company - Thingumajig Theatre presents "A November Day: A War Story" at Center for Puppetry Arts
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 13, 2011

Thingumajig Theatre of West Yorkshire, England, is soon to take the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts to present its production, A November Day: A War Story, a timeless fable on war and friendship, set upon the backdrop of World War I. With the recent passing of Britain's last WWI veterans, this production explores the timely question of how we remember this monumental time in modern history. (more...)

Theatre in the Square's Hitchcock's Mystery Thriller, The 39 Steps Extends Performances
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 13, 2011

Theatre in the Square has added six additional performances of The 39 Steps after having several sold out performances. The play, which is adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's movie by the same title, will now have its final performance at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 27 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Dad's Garage presents: PopTart - A Deliciously Gooey Pop Culture Treat
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 13, 2011

Deeply funny and stupidly smart, PopTart is written and directed by Chris Craddock, the witty Canadian who brought Indulgences to the Dad's Garage stage in 2008. Originally set in Edmonton, Alberta the play has been 'relocated' to Atlanta, GA and given new technological elements. Throughout the play projections of video and still images act as scenery and enhance the story every step of the way. (more...)

The Dad's Garage à Trois A Valentine's Day Variety Show Perfect for Two…But Way More Pleasurable with Three!
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 13, 2011

Looking to impress that special someone…or sometwo this Valentine's Day? Bring your date to Dad's Garage Theatre on Monday, February 14th at 8pm for a hot and hilarious Valentine's Day Variety Show and bring a second date for only $3! (more...)

TheatreWorks 2010-2011 Season To Include [TITLE OF SHOW], 39 STEPS, & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, has announced the line-up for its 2010-2011 season. Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora announced a 41st season that will include three world premieres (bringing the company's total to 56); three regional premieres including the newest play by the author of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Broadway's quirky hit musical about writers writing a quirky hit musical and a spell-binding mystery about a Japanese-American veteran charged with murder; and two Broadway favorites. The company will once again lead off with an extensive New Works Festival. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Completes A.C.T.'s 2010-11 Line-up, Closes 2/13/2011
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced Bruce Norris's critically-acclaimed Clybourne Park as the final play of the company's 44th subscription season. Home is where the heart-and history-is in Clybourne Park, a 'spiky and damningly insightful new comedy' (The New York Times). (more...)

Broadway In Detroit Announces IN THE HEIGHTS, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

IN THE HEIGHTS, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, will close at Detroit's Fisher Theatre on February 13, 2011. (more...)

Gerald McCullouch Stars In DADDY At Hudson Mainstage, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

When 'golden boy' Colin falls for a man half his age, the result is a climactic confrontation with best friend Stew that will forever change their lives. Gerald McCullouch (CSI, OUT magazine's 'Out 100') and Dan Via reprise the roles they created when Rick Sparks directs the West Coast premiere of Via's Off-Broadway hit play, DADDY. Also in the cast is Ian Verdun. The six-week run ends February 13 at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE OLD MASTERS, 1/29-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, present the U.S. premiere of The Old Masters by Simon Gray. (more...)

International City Theatre Presents LOVING REPEATING, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

International City Theatre kicks off its 2011 'Season of Romantic Adventures' with the West Coast premiere of a musical abouT Loving life, loving thinking, loving making art, and loving love. Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein, adapted from Stein's writings by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Frank Galati, explores the writer's capricious love affair with language, self expression, and her lifelong companion, Alice B. Toklas. caryn desai [sic] directs and Darryl Archibald is musical director. The limited, four-week engagement closes Februay 13. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THREE TALL WOMEN, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Court Theatre continues its 56th season with Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will close February 13, 2011 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Closes at the Orpheum on 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

MARY POPPINS will close at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday, February 13, 2011. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Remounts Funk It Up About Nothin, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater's (CST) Funk It Up About Nothin'-an exuberant 'hip-hoptation' of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing-thrills audiences Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare and closes February 13, 2011, before embarking on an Australian tour from February 23 through April 2, 2011. (more...)

La Mirada Welcomes TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT rapturously present the third production of their 2010-2011 season of shows - the heavenly, 'TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3', starring everyone's favorite Sister - Maripat Donovan, written by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia and directed by Marc Silvia. (more...)

Hartford Stage Opens 2011 with Snow Falling on Cedars, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Snow Falling on Cedars, the acclaimed best-selling novel by David Guterson, comes to life this winter at Hartford Stage in a fresh adaptation by Kevin McKeon. Former Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen returns to direct the East Coast premiere of the play. The production closes at the Tony Award-winning theatre February 13. (more...)

Review Roundup: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

Tovah Feldshuh and Betty Buckly are currently starring in Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring at the Kalita Humphreys Theater at the Dallas Theater Center. Directed by Scott Schwartz, the production began performances on February 4, 2011 and runs through March 13, 2011. (more...)

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