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BWW Reviews: WICKED - Still a Winner in Philly
by Pati Buehler - Jun 30, 2013

Having sold out to records crowds in Philly in 2010, Wicked flies back to town and remains the theatrical spectacle that earned it several well-deserved Tony Awards. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre, 7/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2013

A summer tradition returns to Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre when the family musical, The Wizard of Oz takes the stage. Set to run for two weekends, the beloved musical will begin on Friday, July 5 and continue through Sunday, July 14, 2013. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CANARY CABARET Sings At Gettysburg Fringe Festival
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 30, 2013

Gettysburg Community Theatre's contribution to the Fringe Festival is classic cabaret (more...)

Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes Opens on July 25 at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Playwright/Director Brad T Gottfred, has announced that his most recent work (and only second play for the theatre stage)... Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes will have its West Coast premiere at West Hollywood's Macha Theatre July 25 through September 25, 2013. The premiere is presented by Bleeping Crazy Entertainment in association with Macha Theatre/Films and follows a brief workshop production in Los Angeles and a world premiere in Chicago... both executed during 2011. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens May 31 at the Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) will produce the family classic The Wizard of Oz May 31-June 30, 2013. (more...)

CRT to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 6/20-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, starring Steven Hayes as the crafty slave Pseudolus, as the second of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series, June 20 - 30 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Present Kopit & Yeston's PHANTOM, 6/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Audiences will be mesmerized by the classic score in Kopit & Yeston's Phantom June 21- 30 at the Benedum Center. Phantom is back by popular demand and will feature an incredible cast comprised of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. (more...)

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Extends at Florida Studio Theatre Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

By popular demand, Florida Studio Theatre has extended the run of the hit show The World Goes 'Round, featuring music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Filled with humor, romance, drama and non-stop melody, this revue is a thrilling celebration of life. The World Goes 'Round will be playing in the Gompertz Theatre through June 29. Subscriptions to FST's three-show summer season may be purchased for as little as $39 online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org, at the box office on the corner of Palm and Cocoanut or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000. Single tickets to The World Goes 'Round range from $18 - $36. (more...)

CURIOUS GEORGE: LET'S GET CURIOUS, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and More Set for Crown Center, July-Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Crown Center has announced its calendar of events, July 2013 - September 2014. Details below! (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON's Ashley Day Wins West End Frame's Understudy of the Year Award 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Following an intense six week voting period, it has been announced that Ashley Day has won West End Frame's Understudy of the Year Award 2013 for understudying the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Jennifer Hope Wills, Phillip Boykin and More Star in SHOW BOAT at Music Circus, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Show Boat, the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs 'Ol' Man River' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from today, July 9 - 14. Generally considered America's first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus in 12 years, and this is its first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The superb cast includes a Tony Award nominee and three veterans of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. (more...)

IVOR NOVELLO AND THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL Set for Tonight at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Russell Grant and Musical Director and former member of Only Men Aloud, Ross Leadbeater invite you to a 'Glamorous Night' in celebration of Ivor Novello - the most successful British musical theatre composer of the first half of the 20th century. Ivor Novello and the Great British Musical plays at St James Studio - London's newest and hottest theatre venue - tonight, 10th July. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Open Bayou City Concert Musicals' 2013-14 Season, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

Bayou City Concert Musicals kicks off its 2013-14 season with a fully-staged concert version of the classic musical, The Pajama Game, for five performances at the Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin, September 12-15, 2013. 'It's fitting,' says BCCM Artistic Director Paul Hope, 'that BCCM will begin a series of shows from the 1950s with the quintessential American musical comedy.' (more...)

Profiles in History to Auction Off Original JAMES BOND Gun
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

The original 'James Bond' Walther gun used in Octopussy will be going up for auction later this month at Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction on July 29th, 2013. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For THE WIZARD OF OZ US Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 8, 2013

The most beloved family film of all time, The Wizard of Oz, makes its way to the stage in a spectacular new edition outfitted with new songs by legendary composing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and North America will finally have its chance to view the new extravaganza as it embarks on a new US tour. (more...)

Derby Dinner Playhouse Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ, Now thru 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

The classic movie musical The Wizard of Oz comes to life on the stage at Derby Dinner Playhouse, now through August 18, 2013. (more...)

Red Door Theatre to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ & THE MIST OF MENGA, 8/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2013

The Red Door Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz & The Mist of Menga, an epic tale of power, corruption, hope, destiny, and forgiveness set in a rainbow-colored-world where animals speak and scarecrows walk. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 7/07/2013
by BWW - Jul 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/07/2013 for Dayton (more...)

Windmill Theatre Presents BIG BAD WOLF, Now thru July 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2013

Windmill continues its mission to create great theatre that engages children and family audiences with its latest home-grown production Big Bad Wolf. Set to premiere during the July school holidays from 6 - 13 July in the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, the show is suitable for ages five and over. (more...)

CRT Kids to Open THE HEROIC ADVENTURES OF PUSS N BOOTS World Premiere, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

Cortland Repertory Theatre's "CRT KIDS" program will present four performances of "The Heroic Adventures of Puss N Boots", in its world premiere. Written by local playwright Kim L. Hubbard, this original children's show stars the six performing interns at CRT in the 2013 summer season. The funny and exciting show is appropriate for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, and also carries an important anti-bullying message. (more...)

IVOR NOVELLO AND THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL to Play Encore with Robert Meadmore, July 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

Due to a sell-out and critically acclaimed performance of the cabaret at the St James Studio - Ivor Novello and the Great British Musical is back by popular demand on Wednesday 10th July at 8PM! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

A summer tradition returns to Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre when the family musical, The Wizard of Oz takes the stage. Set to run for two weekends, the beloved musical will begin today, July 5 and continue through Sunday, July 14, 2013. Performances are Today, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director, Producer, Choreographer Arlene Phillips About MIDNIGHT TANGO!
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 5, 2013

She's better known to younger audiences for her TV work, but Arlene Phillips has had a glittering career in the theatre - and even now she continues to diversify, producing the new UK tour of Midnight Tango. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alex Wyse Talks WICKED, Boq, and His Career
by David Clarke - Jul 3, 2013

WICKED, the musical that reminds us that so much happened before Dorothy dropped in OZ, is visiting Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for the fourth time this summer. There is no denying that excitement is growing in Houston. Billboards for the show line our highways, commercials play on our TVs and radios, and everyone is buzzing about the much-loved musical. Recently, I chatted with Alex Wyse, who joined the cast as Boq on June 6, 2013. He took a few minutes out of his busy tour and performance schedule to chat with me about WICKED and his incredible career. (more...)

Comprehensive Collection of SOUND OF MUSIC Costumes Set for Profiles In History Auction, 7/29
by Movies News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

The most comprehensive collection of signature costumes from The Sound of Music will be going up for auction later this month. Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is thrilled to announce that these iconic costumes worn by Julie Andrews and the 'Von Trapp' children, will be on the auction block at their Hollywood auction on July 29th. The Sound of Music is the most successful movie musical in history which spawned some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook, including 'Edelweiss', 'Do-Re-Mi', 'Sixteen Going on 17', and 'My Favorite Things.' (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Honors Volunteers, Actors at Awards Night 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

The Omaha Community Playhouse honored its top volunteers at the annual Awards Night ceremony held Monday evening. Awards Night is a tribute to the thousands of volunteers who contribute their time and talents to OCP. Awards are given for outstanding service in front-of-house areas; in backstage areas involving costuming and technical assistance; and for excellence in performing. (more...)

Danielle Bowan, David Coffee & More Set for THE WIZARD OF OZ at North Shore Music Theatre, 7/16-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Follow the yellow brick road to the award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) for The Wizard of Oz, beginning Tuesday, July 16 and now playing through Sunday, August 4. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel - Barefoot and Firmly Centre Stage in Melbourne
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Jul 2, 2013

From The Wizard of Oz/WICKED opening number right through the encores, the gorgeously refurbished Hamer Hall resounded with appreciation for Idina Menzel in this, her first Melbourne show, and the last concert of her first ever Australian tour. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Wraps Fifth Season with THE WIZ, Now thru 8/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Berkeley Playhouse closes its fifth season with the Tony Award-winning musical THE WIZ. Kimberly Dooley(Lucky Duck, Seussical, The Musical, Once On This Island) directs and choreographs this soulful re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's family classicThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz, featuring a cast of 46. THE WIZ plays today, July 13 through August 25 (Press opening: July 13) at the Julia Morgan Theater in Berkeley. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and Pasadena POPS Perform MGM Movie Classics at the Arboretum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Fresh off the heels with rave reviews for his conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS, Michael Feinstein returns to lead the orchestra in a performance celebrating the legendary films of MGM. Michael Feinstein's MGM Movie Classics tonight, July 13 features rare and stunning arrangements from the golden age of the silver screen, and the orchestra will be joined by guest vocalists Ron Raines, Christine Ebersole, the cast of Hollywood Revisited, and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy Tap Ensemble. (more...)

Whidbey Children's Theater is Moving to LMS Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

It is so perfectly fitting that as I write this letter to you today, Whidbey Children's Theater is literally rattling and humming with the songs and laughter of 35 kids who are busy moving through a virtual tornado, traveling a magical, yellow-brick road into adventures and enchantment, preparing for their last performance in our current location. The Wizard of Oz will transport these kids and their audiences from the safety of a Kansas home, into an unknown and magical world. And once travelled, the yellow-brick road will bring us all right back home again: But soon, under a new roof. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Ron Bohmer, Jennifer Hope Wills and More in Highlights of Music Circus' SHOW BOAT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2013

Show Boat, the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs 'Ol' Man River' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' is now playing at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America's first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus in 12 years, and this is its first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The superb cast includes a Tony Award nominee and three veterans of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below. (more...)

Windmill Theatre Presents BIG BAD WOLF, 7/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Windmill continues its mission to create great theatre that engages children and family audiences with its latest home-grown production Big Bad Wolf. Set to premiere during the July school holidays from 6 - 13 July in the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, the show is suitable for ages five and over. (more...)

BRAVO BROADWAY: THE WICKED DIVAS Set for Deer Valley Music Festival, 7/12; Arturo Sandoval to Play Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

The tenth anniversary Deer Valley Music Festival continues into its third week with a combination of two show-stopping productions. Broadway stars will steal the show in 'Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas' on Friday, July 12, and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will blow the audience away when he performs Latin, jazz and classical music alongside the Utah Symphony today, July 13. (more...)

BRAVO BROADWAY: THE WICKED DIVAS Set for Deer Valley Music Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

The tenth anniversary Deer Valley Music Festival continues into its third week with a combination of two show-stopping productions. Broadway stars will steal the show in 'Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas' tonight, July 12, and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will blow the audience away when he performs Latin, jazz and classical music alongside the Utah Symphony on Saturday, July 13. (more...)

Richard Wilson Joins Cast of Theatre Royal Bath's A LITTLE HOTEL ON THE SIDE, Begin. 15 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Theatre Royal Bath has announced Richard Wilson will star in the final production of its Summer Season, A Little Hotel On The Side directed by Lindsay Posner and Cal McCrystal. Adapted by John Mortimer, this hilarious comedy by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres will appear at Theatre Royal Bath from Thursday 15th August - Saturday 31st August. (more...)

Jack Jones, Missi Pyle, Ariana Savalas and Join Lineup for Feinstein's at the Nikko, July-Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein have announced the upcoming lineup- including newly added performers Jack Jones, Missi Pyle and and Ariana Savalas - at the all-new Feinstein's at the Nikko for the months of July, August, and September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Moonlight Stage's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

It's time for a return to Oz as Moonlight Stage Productions' 33rd summer season, the first planned by new Artistic Director Steven Glaudini, continues with the family classic The Wizard of Oz, with performances from July 24 to August 10. The Wizard of Oz is presented by Moonlight for the first time as an adult production, with adult actors in the leading roles of the Royal Shakespeare Company version. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ron Bohmer, Jennifer Hope Wills, Nikki Crawford and More in SHOW BOAT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Show Boat, the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs 'Ol' Man River' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' is now playing at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America's first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus in 12 years, and this is its first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The superb cast includes a Tony Award nominee and three veterans of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look below. (more...)

CRT Kids Opens THE HEROIC ADVENTURES OF PUSS N BOOTS World Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Cortland Repertory Theatre's 'CRT KIDS' program will present four performances of 'The Heroic Adventures of Puss N Boots', in its world premiere. Written by local playwright Kim L. Hubbard, this original children's show stars the six performing interns at CRT in the 2013 summer season. The funny and exciting show is appropriate for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, and also carries an important anti-bullying message. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ to End Toronto Run on 8/18; North American Tour to Launch in Vegas, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The final 6 weeks of the Canadian production of The Wizard of Oz are counting down. The Wizard of Oz will play its final performance in Toronto on Sunday August 18 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. The Wizard of Oz leaves Toronto to embark on an extensive North American Tour that kicks off on September 10, 2013 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV. The North American tour includes engagements in key markets including: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, St. Paul, Houston and Philadelphia. (more...)

Savion Glover's STePz, THE SHOW MAIDEN, WIZARD OF OZ and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 59th season of music, dance, theater, and family programming reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. The outstanding line-up features performances from Jamaica, Russia, Canada, and China, as well as the United States, and includes both Brooklyn premieres and returning favorites. (more...)

IVOR NOVELLO AND THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL Plays Encore with Robert Meadmore Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Due to a sell-out and critically acclaimed performance of the cabaret at the St James Studio - Ivor Novello and the Great British Musical is back by popular demand tonight, 10th July at 8PM! (more...)

Nikka Graff Lanzarone to Bring KEEP ME POSTED to Joe's Pub, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

A lifelong obsession with concert films and rock documentaries has left Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) with this nagging thought: If you had cameras following you while you made a record, what would you say to them? (more...)

Profiles in History Auctions Hemingway and Alexander Graham Bell's Personal Effects Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, hosts today's July 10th, 'Rare Books & Manuscripts Auction,' in Los Angeles. Highlights from the upcoming auction are detailed below: (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2013-14 Family Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The centerpiece of Brooklyn Center's 2013-2014 family programming will be theTarget Storybook Series of performances based on classic and contemporary children's literature, with titles including The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle; andThe Wizard of Oz. The series aims to encourage the development of strong reading skills at home in children ages four to eight. Online resources such as literacy-based activity sheets and Parents' Guides will give parents the opportunity to engage their children prior to attending the performances, and then again after seeing each show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BIRDMAN Perched and Ready to Take Flight
by David Fick - Jul 1, 2013

Marc Kay's BIRDMAN is a solid piece of work, with some beautiful passages of words and several well-crafted key moments, but still needs some fine-tuning to become the transcendent theatrical experience it so clearly aims to be. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer - THE WIZARD OF OZ in 3D for 75th Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2013

Marking the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film. Kicking off the celebration, The Wizard of Oz 3D will be presented in the immersive Imax 3D format and return to the big screen for an exclusive one-week engagement in Imax theatres across North America beginning September 20, 2013. Click below to watch the trailer! (more...)

Philly Area/S. Jersey 2013-14 Theater Season
by Pati Buehler - Jul 1, 2013

Whether you are in the heart of Philly, a great Philly suburb OR crossing the bridge into South Jersey, there is a wonderful theater waiting to welcome you with a line up of crowd pleasing shows this season. Come on over to Philly for some of Broadway's best! (more...)

Fox Valley Rep Presents a Summer of Toe-Tapping Musicals and Date Night Comedies at Pheasant Run Resort
by Ben Peltz - Jul 1, 2013

All summer and into the fall, Fox Valley Repertory brings nostalgic musicals and relatable comedies to the Pheasant Run Mainstage. The summer includes: the rocking '60s musical, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, FVR Youth Ensembles journey across the famous yellow brick road, The Wizard of Oz, the insightful and comical play, Defending the Caveman, Mike Toomey's multimedia comedic recollection of television in TV & Me, Chicago's finest improv troupe performing The Best of The Second City, and a classic tribute to the legendary composer Cole Porter, Let's Misbehave , at Pheasant Run Resort (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; 630-584-6342). (more...)

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