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Caroline, or Change takes place in Louisiana in 1963, just before President Kennedy's assassination and during the Civil Rights movement. Caroline is the black maid of the Gellmans, a Southern family, made up of a father, his new wife and the man's young son, Noah. The son's birth mother has recently died, and the stepmother is trying to establish a relationship with the child, who already has a close connection with Caroline. The title has a double meaning, referring to the myriad social changes swirling around the family and a family argument surrounding the spare change perpetually found in the boy's pants pockets.

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/5/2016
by - Mar 5, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/5/2016. (more...)

KWP Productions to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL, 4/15-24
by Carol Kassie - Mar 29, 2016

KWP Productions will present Shrek The Musical, the award-winning fairy tale adventure based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film from April 15th through April 24th at the William T. Dwyer High School Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Drama Book Shop Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below with Penny Fuller, The Skivvies & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Over the weekend, stars of stage and shop employees gathered for a night of stories and songs to celebrate and benefit the legendary Drama Book Shop at Feinstein's/54 Below. Check out photos from the night below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Adam Kantor
by Theater People Podcast - Mar 28, 2016

On Monday, March 28th, the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite and Fiddler on the Roof's Motel, Adam Kantor. The actor made his Broadway debut in 2008 as Mark in the closing cast of the Tony winning musical RENT directed by Michael Greif. The director, a mentor to Kantor, went on to cast him as a replacement in the role of Henry in the hit Broadway musical NEXT TO NORMAL. (more...)

Women in Theatre: CATHY STREET Bids Farewell to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 2016

As she gathered other artists around her to collaborate, Cathy Street's impact on Nashville theater became something that will be long remembered as she pursues theatrical adventures in the coming years. Today, we take a look at Cathy's years in Nashville, by letting her theater family express themselves about the impact she has had on their lives and what she means to them... (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE's Kyle Scatliffe
by BWW Staff - Mar 18, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Kyle Scatliffe, who stars as 'Harpo' in The Color Purple, playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Theater People Podcast - Mar 14, 2016

On Monday, March 14 the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Phillipa Soo. Soo mader her New York stage debut in the title role of Natasha in the critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway production of NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

New, Swashbuckling Adaptation of CYRANO to Play TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of the dazzling romance, CYRANO, a new sprightly adaptation by Michael Hollinger (Opus) and Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen) of Edmond Rostand's classic Cyrano de Bergerac. (more...)

National High School Musical Theatre Awards' New York Chapter Renamed for the Late Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance, the fiscal sponsor for the Gershwin Awards, announced today that the program has been renamed The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance-to celebrate the exceptional life and career-long artistic excellence of Broadway's beloved actor, Roger Rees. Formerly known as The Gershwin Awards, the 2015-2016 Roger Rees Award for Excellence in Student Performance will be held on Sunday, May 22 at the Beacon School in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: DISGRACED and VIOLET Kick Off 2016 Strongly in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Jan 31, 2016

DISGRACED and VIOLET heat up the winter with power and grace as the Huntington Theatre Company and SpeakEasy Stage enter the second half of their 2015-2016 seasons with winners. (more...)

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE to Open Next Month at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Caroline, or Change, running February 12 - March 20, 2016 in the Howard Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse, is a powerful, sung-through musical set in Lake Charles, Louisiana, during the American civil rights movement. (more...)

Arden Cabaret Series to Welcome Joilet Harris
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Arden Cabaret Series, in its inaugural season at the Arden Theatre Company, presents vocalist, actress and multifaceted entertainer Joilet Harris. Her cabaret, FROM ME TO YOU WITH LOVE is on stage Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 8pm in the Arden's 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 ICONS Gala celebrating the legendary woman whose name is synonymous with Broadway, Ethel Merman, Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The Gala includes performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the rich career of Merman, the presentation of the 2016 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to E. Faye Butler and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auction benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. Tickets are on sale now and require advance purchase, $125 before April 15, $150 after April 15, $50 for children ages 18 years old and younger are available at 773.777.9884 or at (more...)

Court Theatre Extends SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces an extension to its critically-acclaimed production of Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Barry Shabaka Henley. Satchmo at the Waldorf now runs through February 14, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472. (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

Update: Penny Fuller, Sally Mayes, Ali Stroker, and More Join Line-up for Drama Book Shop Benefit at 54 Below
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Penny Fuller (Applause, A New Brain, Dividing The Estate) and Sally Mayes (Closer Than Ever, She Loves Me) have joined the starry line-up for a Feinstein's/54Below's benefit concert for The Drama Book Shop. Also joining the roster is Ali Stroker, who recently made her debut in Deaf West's revival of Spring Awakening, and composer Nancy Ford (I'm Getting My Act Together...). (more...)

VIDEO: FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori Recalls Speaking Up About A Sexist Comment Directed To Her
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Watch the Tony-winner's full master class from this month's Athena Film Festival. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/26; The Ordway's A CHORUS LINE, Immersive ROMEO + JULIET in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 26, 2016

'Brilliant', 'riveting' and 'astonishing' are only a few words our contributing writers have used to describe the local theatre scene.  This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature the top 10 stories in Central PA, Minneapolis, Seattle, and more. Check out our featured list, which includes a 'brilliant' OTHER DESERT CITIES in Central PA, The Ordway's A CHORUS LINE, and a 'riveting' immersive ROMEO + JULIET in Seattle, just to name a few.  (more...)

FLY, Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, Coming to New Victory Theater This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad -- and at home. FLY, directed by Ricardo Khan, co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, and choreographed by Hope Clarke (A Free Man of Color; Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change) and Omar Edwards (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk), tells the heroic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of four courageous young men. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe to be Honored at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced that award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe will receive the 16th Monte Cristo Award.  (more...)

Anika Noni Rose, Samuel D. Hunter and More Among Jury for Shorts Program at Inwood Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Inwood Film Festival has just announced the jury for its Short Shorts program as part of its inaugural Short Film Festival in Inwood, NYC, on March 2 and 3, 2016 at Casandra Hall. In a neighborhood bereft of cinemas or theaters, the small but mighty Inwood Film Festival is honored to have such a revered, diverse, and accomplished collection of storytellers on its first jury. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Travis Turner
by Misha Davenport - Feb 23, 2016


The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCKS' Sierra Boggess
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 22, 2016

On Monday, February 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Sierra Boggess, currently starring the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical SCHOOL OF ROCK. Boggess made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the title role of the Disney musical THE LITTLE MERMAID. She went on to star in the Broadway revival of MASTER CLASS, opposite Tyne Daily, before heading to London's West End to originate the role of Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVER NEVER DIES, the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Women in Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details for the second annual WOMEN IN THEATRE series. The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is co-chaired by Karol Omlor and Andrea Redmon. This is the second lecture in the series (the first was held last year and featured female directors), and it will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Main Space at WaterTower Theatre. The lecture will be moderated by the Dallas Observer's Arts and Culture Editor Lauren Smart, and features Pam Dougherty, Jenny Ledel, Denise Lee, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Wendy Welch. (more...)

ArtsWest to Present Jeanine Tesori's VIOLET This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Violet tells the story of a disfigured young woman who dreams of becoming beautiful. After seeing a faith-healing minister on TV, she embarks on a bus trip across the American south in hopes of finding the minister and healing her face. Along the way, she learns the true meaning of beauty, courage and love.Violet is a deeply stirring and inspiring musical that leaves audiences with what the Chicago Tribune calls 'an uncommon emotional intensity of the kind that stays with you for years.' (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Tony Kushner to Adapt Moving Memoir HE WANTED THE MOON to Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner will adapt Mimi Baird and Eve Claxton's memoir HE WANTED THE MOON (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/19; THE FLICK at Steppenwolf, BARCELONA at Geffen, FENCES in Houston and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 19, 2016

What a great week around our Broadway World! We're featuring the top 10 stories in Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and more. Check out our featured list, which includes THE FLICK at Steppenwolf, BARCELONA at Geffen, and FENCES in Houston, just to name a few.  Are you a fan of THE BOOK OF MORMON?  You won't want to miss the latest news in Sweden!  Read below for more! (more...)

Diane Lane Honors Elizabeth Swados With New Grant For Female Arts Educators
by Michael Dale - Feb 18, 2016

The Oscar-nominated film star began her theatre career in plays with music by the pioneering composer/writer/director. (more...)

Grammy Winner Common and Stage Star Capathia Jenkins to Join the CSO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces that acclaimed hip-hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common will be performing at its annual Classical Roots concert at Music Hall on Friday, April 29. (more...)

Koffler to Welcome Tony Kushner for Evening of Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Koffler Centre of the Arts proudly presents "Tony Kushner in Conversation" on May 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street. Tickets for this event start at $29 and are available beginning tomorrow at 1-800-461-3333 or (more...)

BWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE: Will it Change You?
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 15, 2016

Caroline, or Change is shaking up the Omaha Community Playhouse.  The closest to this musical that I've seen on stage is FUN HOME, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including best original score by Jeanine Tesori.  (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present New England Premiere of BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

From March 12 to April 9, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of BOOTYCANDY, a shockingly funny and saucy spin on race, sex, and sexuality, written by award-winning playwright and director Robert O'Hara. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

VIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman today announced Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Stage Award-Winning Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Creative Cauldron presents the award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Pulitzer Prize, Angels in America), score by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award, Fun Home), and directed by Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner. Caroline, or Change was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2004 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2007. Tesori's Drama Desk Award-Winning score combines spiritual music with blues, Motown, classical and Jewish klezmer music. The production will run from May 5th through May 29th, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church. Press Night is May 7th, 2016 at 8 PM. (more...)

Lea Salonga Reveals New Promo Poster for Philippine Production of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga will star as Helen Bechdel in the Philippines premiere of FUN HOME later this year.   (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy-Nominated Choreographer Spencer Liff
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 4, 2016

On Monday, April 4th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Emmy nominated choreographer Spencer Liff. As a performer, Liff made his Broadway debut at age 11 in the musical BIG. He went on to appear in THE WEDDING SINGER, CRY BABY, EQUUS, and  9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, taking on more and more responsibility along the way. He was the Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain for CRY BABY, and was the Dance Captain on EQUUS.  (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording to Hit Stores, Online This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical JASPER IN DEADLAND online and in stores on Friday, May 20. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Company Announces CITY OF ANGELS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

NextStop Theatre Company's third professional season comes to a close in May 2016 with the DC area regional professional premiere of the film noir jazz musical, City of Angels. NextStop's production will open May 12 and run through June 5, 2016. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews Will Present a Workshop of THE FAMILY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, the Award Winning writers of Invisible Thread (Second Stage and ART) will present a workshop of their new musical THE FAMILY PROJECT in May. The new piece was written as a commission for Los Angeles Center Theater Group. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON YOUR FEET's Andrea Burns in New Episode
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 11, 2016

On Monday, April 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes ON YOUR FEET star Andrea Burns. Burns made her professional New York debut in Jason Robert Brown's groundbreaking 1995 musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. She then made her Broadway debut in 1996 as a replacement in the role of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and went on to co-star in the Broadway productions of THE FULL MONTY and THE RITZ. (more...)

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