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FORUM Opens '10 Williamstown Festival, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2010

Nicholas Martin announced today much of the 2010 Season for Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the 56th season, and final one under Martin's tenure as WTF Artistic Director. (more...)

Dennehy, Galati, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR et al. Set for Stratford '11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2010

Stratford, Ontario's Stratford Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for the 2011 Festival. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes Kathy Fitzgerald as 'Madame Morrible,' 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2010

Beginning performances on Tuesday, June 29, KATHY FITZGERALD will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the musical blockbuster WICKED. Kathy joins a cast which includes Mandy Gonzalez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Andy Karl as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond. Tony Award-winner Rondi Reed will play her final performance as Madame Morrible on Sunday, June 27 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Hecht, Baker et al. Lead Williamstown Theatre Festival this Summer; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2010

Artistic Director Nicholas Martin has announced the casting for the next three productions of the Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2010 Season: Our Town by Thornton Wilder, playing the Main Stage July 28 - August 8, Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson playing the Main Stage August 11 - 22, and the world premiere of After the Revolution by Amy Herzog on the Nikos Stage July 21 - August 1. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Presents THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

An imaginative parable becomes theatrical magic in The Screwtape Letters at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for one night only, Monday, June 28 at 7:30pm on the Main Stage. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton To 50th Anniversary Cast Today, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

Gets and Struthers Come To Pittsburgh CLO In CURTAINS 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Experience a night of laughs, mystery and drama when Pittsburgh CLO presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Curtains, June 22 - 27 at the Benedum Center, in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The legendary writing team of Kander and Ebb delivers another hit with this hilarious musical whodunit. (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Concludes Limited Engagement Today, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Sondheim on Sondheim will play its final performance on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 PM. This new Broadway musical stars Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the production is conceived & directed by James Lapine. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE 6/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, continues its Nutmeg Summer Series with the Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller musical revue, Smokey Joe's Café, playing June 24 through July 4, 2010 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Closes at Atlanta's Lyric Theatre 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is set to open at Atanta's Lyric Theatre on June 11th and run through June 27th. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Comes To The City of Cleveland Heights and Cain Park 6/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

The City of Cleveland Heights and Cain Park proudly announce that Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler) opens Cain Park's 2010 season in the Alma Theater June 11-27 (preview June 10). Paul Gurgol, founder/artistic director of Kalliope Stage, directs this 1979 Tony Award-winning musical thriller with music direction by Jodie Ricci. (more...)

'Mary Poppins' Closes at the Broward Center 6/27
by Beau Higgins - Jun 27, 2010

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher announced full casting for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of MARY POPPINS. Fort Lauderdale's most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, June 9th for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, June 27th. The opening night is Friday, June 11 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Glenn Rainey to Star in Atlanta Lyric's FORUM, Runs 6/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' June 11 - 27 at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square. Tickets are available at 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com. (more...)

PA Shakes Launches A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2010

Outrageous situations lead to hilarious complications in the legendary musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening on the Main Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Friday, June 25. With previews June 23 and 24, Forum continues through July 11. Ticket prices range from $25 to $53. (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Honors The Actor's Fund Today, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2010

The Broadway production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM will host a performance on Friday, June 25 at 8pm to benefit The Actors Fund. For tickets, please visit https://www.store.actorsfund.org or call 212.221.7300 ext. 133, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE 6/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, continues its Nutmeg Summer Series with the Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller musical revue, Smokey Joe's Café, playing June 24 through July 4, 2010 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

Babino, Callaway et al. Set for Great Entertainers on Broadway Performance Series; Begins 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

The American Theatre Network is proud to announce the launch of Great Entertainers on Broadway, a new summer series of live performances by some of today's most talented and well known stage, television and cabaret entertainers. The series will be presented in late July and early August at the Times Square Arts Center (TSAC) in the heart of New York City's world famous theatre district. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Comes To Pittsburgh CLO 7/6-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

You'll double over with laughter when Pittsburgh CLO presents the outrageous Tony® Award-winning hit musical The Producers, July 6-18 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Tony-Winner McKechnie Takes the Stage in Syndey, 6/24
by BWW - Jun 24, 2010

Broadway Tony-Award winning star Donna McKechnie enjoyed one of her greatest triumphs as Sally, in the acclaimed revival of the Stephen Sondheim - James Goldman musical, Follies, in the spring of 1998. "She defined the art of torch singing with 'Losing My Mind,' raved Variety, joining the New York Times and other critics in unstintingly praising her performance. She is now coming to Australia for the first time in a new show directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Comes To Melbourne And Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

Broadway Tony-Award winning star Donna McKechnie enjoyed one of her greatesttriumphs as Sally, in the acclaimed revival of the Stephen Sondheim - James Goldman musical, Follies, in the spring of 1998. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE 6/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, continues its Nutmeg Summer Series with the Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller musical revue, Smokey Joe's Café, playing June 24 through July 4, 2010 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Complete 2010 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Nicholas Martin announced today the remainder of the 2010 Season for Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the 56th season, and final one under Martin's tenure as WTF Artistic Director. (more...)

PA Shakes Launches A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Outrageous situations lead to hilarious complications in the legendary musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening on the Main Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Friday, June 25. With previews June 23 and 24, Forum continues through July 11. Ticket prices range from $25 to $53. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Wows at Adelaide Cabaret Festival
by BWW - Jun 22, 2010

Broadway Tony-Award winning star Donna McKechnie debuted her brand-new incarnation of MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE in Australia, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and presented by the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She has wow-ed audiences, garnering rave reviews and multiple standing ovations in both Adelaide and Melbourne and now, just one stop remains in Sydney on Thursday, June 24th (see below for ticketing information), with the touring production presented by David M. Hawkins in association with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Here are a few special photos of one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies on, and back stage, delighting audiences down under, where we are hearing words used liked 'diva' and 'legend.' Early word is that the phone is ringing and offers are coming in from various markets and we're keeping our fingers crossed here for New York as well! (more...)

Gets and Struthers Come To Pittsburgh CLO In CURTAINS 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

Experience a night of laughs, mystery and drama when Pittsburgh CLO presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Curtains, June 22 - 27 at the Benedum Center, in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The legendary writing team of Kander and Ebb delivers another hit with this hilarious musical whodunit. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE 6/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, continues its Nutmeg Summer Series with the Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller musical revue, Smokey Joe's Café, playing June 24 through July 4, 2010 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

Burton, Pope, & More Set For ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S BIG GAY DANCE PARTY Off-Bway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

BlueRare Productions has announced the cast and creative team for its Off-Broadway premiere of the probing and politically-charged mash-up comedy, Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party, by Aaron Loeb. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

Perry Payne, Annie Ross, Denise Rosner, et al. Set for July at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2010

The Metropolitan Room has announced its July line-up which will include Perry Payne, Richard Malavet, and the Metrostar Talent Challenge. Come to the Metropolitan Room every Saturday from 11PM-2AM for the piano lounge- no cover, and no minimum. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Closes at the Fox Theatre 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2010

'We are delighted to present LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL,' states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. 'This exciting new show will bring back fond memories for so many of us who loved the books and the hit television series. (more...)

Sondheim & Weidman's ROAD SHOW To Play Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2010

Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre's David Babani told the U.K. Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye that plans are in progress to produce Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman's ROADSHOW at the venue. (more...)

McCarthy, Harris, Dixon et al. Set For SWEENEY TODD At Barrington Stage 6/17-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2010

Celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday this year, Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., presents the musical thriller, SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Directed by Julianne Boyd, with musical direction by Darren Cohen, Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece begins previews on June 17; opens June 23 at 7:00pm; and runs through July 17. (more...)

Basset, Campayno Set For CLO Cabaret 'S WONDERFUL 6/17-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2010

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast and creative team for the world premiere of ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical, which runs June 17 through September 5 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets are available at CLOCabaret.com or by calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Single Tickets for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2010-2011 Season Go On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) is proud to announce that single tickets for all five mainstage productions go on-sale to the public on Monday, June 28th for the 2010-2011 season (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Honors The Actor's Fund, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2010

The Broadway production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM will host a performance on Friday, June 25 at 8pm to benefit The Actors Fund. For tickets, please visit https://www.store.actorsfund.org or call 212.221.7300 ext. 133, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE 6/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2010

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, continues its Nutmeg Summer Series with the Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller musical revue, Smokey Joe's Café, playing June 24 through July 4, 2010 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

Penn Shakes. Fest Opens Season With THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2010

The Irish play that led to riots in the streets of Dublin when it debuted 103 years ago and became a comic masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World, opens the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 19th season. With previews June 16 and 17, the play opens June 18 in the Schubert Theatre and continues through July 3. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Extends LOVE, LOSS Through 8/1, New Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

After weeks of playing to packed houses, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore is extending its Los Angeles run in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse through at least August 1. (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Concludes Limited Engagement 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Sondheim on Sondheim will play its final performance on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 PM. This new Broadway musical stars Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the production is conceived & directed by James Lapine. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Joins SISTER ACT in London this Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2010

Whoopi's back in the habit! Whoopi Goldberg is Mother Superior for 3 weeks only from 10 August! DO NOT miss out! (more...)

Kritzer Joins DAMN YANKEES as 'Gloria Thorpe' at St. Louis Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2010

The Muny will present DAMN YANKEES from July 12 - July 18, 2010. As previously announced, the cast will be lead by Eric Kunze (Joe Hardy), Angie L/ Shworer (Lola), and Lewis J. Stadlen (Applegate). BroadwayWorld has now confirmed that Leslie Kritzer will join the cast as 'Gloria Thorpe.' The production is being directed at the open-air theater by Paul Blake and will feature choreography by Mary MacLeod. (more...)

Running Rabbit Family Theatre Presents PINOCCHIO 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2010

Running Rabbit Family Theatre (Montclair, NJ) presents the beloved children's classic Pinocchio in the exciting musical rendition by Patricia Goldberg and Kevin Arruda. Running Rabbit Family Theatre's production will be playing at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre, West Long Branch NJ on Thursday, July 22nd at 10:30 am. (more...)

Barrett, Blaemire, Carvajal Lead THE LAST GOODBYE At Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2010

Artistic Director Nicholas Martin has announced the casting for The Last Goodbye, the final production of the Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2010 season, which will play the Nikos Stage. Shakespeare's classic verse meets the driving passionate rock of iconic singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley in this world premiere musical. (more...)

PSF Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/23-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2010

With one of the most recognizable titles in the world, Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is often obscured by its own renown. 'It's the play we all think we know,' says Patrick Mulcahy, PSF producing artistic director. 'We see a few productions that often fail to measure up to the play itself, maybe the Zefferilli film, and we think we're done with Romeo & Juliet,' he says. Yet, even after performing in three professional productions and teaching the play for 20 years, Mulcahy found himself surprised during auditions four months ago. 'There were a few moments where I heard lines I had never heard before, or got an insight from something an actor did that was new to me. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Presents THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2010

Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney, Producing Artistic Director Amiee Turner and Managing Producer Joel Kipper are proud to announce the opening of the musical creature-feature Little Shop of Horrors on July 14. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Complete 2010 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2010

Nicholas Martin announced today the remainder of the 2010 Season for Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the 56th season, and final one under Martin's tenure as WTF Artistic Director. (more...)

Penn Shakes. Fest Closes THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2010

The Irish play that led to riots in the streets of Dublin when it debuted 103 years ago and became a comic masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World, opens the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 19th season. With previews June 16 and 17, the play opens June 18 in the Schubert Theatre and continues through July 3. (more...)

RACE's David Alan Grier Plays Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2010

David Alan Grier is set to perform at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, on July 2. (more...)

Kennedy Center Presents MARY POPPINS, Previews 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2010

Producers Cameron Mackintosh, Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and the Kennedy Center are pleased to announce full casting for the Washington, DC engagement of Mary Poppins. (more...)

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