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Green Grow the Lilacs. Play by Lynn Riggs.

On a farm in frontier Oklahoma, Laurey and Curley are obviously in love but conceal their feelings from each other by fighting. At a box social, their feelings become more complicated as another expresses interest in Laurey.

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BAKERSFIELD MIST Opens this Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Inspired by true events, the play pits Maude Gutman, a bawdy, boozy thrift shop collector against Lionel Percy, a snooty world-class art expert from New York. (more...)

New Theatre Arts Classes Offered at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will offer a variety of theatre arts classes for children and adults this winter and spring beginning the week of January 9th. (more...)

Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement Announces Bill Hancock as Keynote Speaker at PACnet '17 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017


Pipilotti Rist Presents OPEN MY GLADE (FLATTEN) on Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Times Square Arts will break out of Times Square's electronic billboards with artist Pipilotti Rist's Open my Glade (Flatten), 2000-2017, from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in January. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC)and Times Square Arts, and is presented in partnership with the record-breaking survey exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest, on view at the New Museum through January 15. (more...)

Martin Sheen to Portray Televangelist Oral Roberts in Netflix's COME SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Martin Sheen will take on the role of reknown televangelist Oral Roberts in Netflix upcoming drama COME SUNDAY. Robert Redford was originally in talks to headline the project. (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Opens New Center City Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

MUSIC THEATRE PHILLY is thrilled to announce the opening of its new full-service Performing Arts Center in downtown, Philadelphia. (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the Broadway roles of Anita in 'West Side Story,' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. Producer Mark Cortale announced today that she will be coming to San Francisco for one night only on April 29 at 8:00 PM, joining a stellar season that kicks off this week with two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards Winners Announced - Limelight Theatre Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Jacksonville winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

Top-10 Super Tuesday Matchup Highlights ESPN College Hoops Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The New Year brings a full schedule of men's college hoops games on ESPN networks, including 20 ranked teams in action, highlighted by a top-10 Super Tuesday matchup featuring No. 2 Baylor at No. 7 West Virginia on January 10 (ESPN2, 7 p.m.). (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Will March Into The Carnegie This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Professor Harold Hill will be marching into The Carnegie with his 76 trombones next month for The Carnegie's production of THE MUSIC MAN, playing weekends January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

ESPN's College Football Playoff Semifinals Coverage Average Nearly 20 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The College Football Playoff Semifinals (December 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.) delivered double-digit total live audience (TV + streaming) growth and increased its television audience in both games compared to last season's semifinals. (more...)

Girl Scouts of the USA Celebrates 100 Years of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced today the start of the 2017 cookie season, which marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Through the program, girls learn the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances, gain self-sufficiency, and develop confidence in handling money. To commemorate this banner year for the organization and celebrate how the cookie program powers amazing experiences for Girl Scouts year-round, the highly anticipated Girl Scout S'mores cookies are now available, joining classics like Thin Mints and Trefoils/Shortbread. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I and CAROUSEL Now Available in Libretto Library
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Applause Libretto Library Applause Books has selected, and continues to select, the most important and the most popular musicals, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Cinderella, Avenue Q, The Last Five Years, Memphis, and more. Visit for the complete list. Perfect for reading like novels, the Applause Libretto Library has revived the tradition of publishing great Broadway musicals in editions intended to be read and savored. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Patrons Donate Thousands to Feed Hungry Oklahomans
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma patrons donated more than $20,000 in December to help feed thousands of hungry Oklahomans. (more...)

Black Box Jazz Presents the John Funkhouser Trio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

BLACK BOX Jazz presents the John Funkhouser Trio on Friday, January 13 at 8 p.m. The ensemble delivers an energetic, accessible blend of modern jazz, funk, blues, 20th century classical, Indian classical, and European and American folk music, which creates a funky, groove-oriented, fresh and original sound. (more...)

Public Theater's 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off January 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) begins performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Brings TICK, TICK...BOOM! to Lancaster
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. (more...)

Best of 2016 BWW Rhode Island – Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2016

2016 was a year for imagination and innovation on Rhode Island stages. Here's a look back on some of the productions that stole the spotlight in the Ocean State this season. (more...)

BWW Previews: From Bocelli To Broadway! An Evening With CHAD HILLIGUS Is An Exciting Addition For The New Year At McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 31, 2016

The only American ever invited to join Australia's The TEN Tenors, Chad Hilligus makes his McCallum Theatre solo debut on Friday, January 20, at 8:00pm. 'An Evening with Chad Hilligus' features a powerful program highlighting his international career with charming stories and standards from Bocelli to Bennett to Broadway. Chad will be joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe, along with international soprano Lauren Jelencovich and other featured guests.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016


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by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016


More Business Leaders Predict Growth for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016


Kuker & Lee Present AMY SNOWDEN & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Kuker & Lee present Amy Snowden & Friends at the Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson (6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 60038) on Wednesday, January 18th at 8 PM. This FREE evening of underground LA comedy includes Sally Mullins, Shawn Pelofsky, Torrance Hill, and features Amy Snowden. (more...)

Nike Softball Camps Come to Rising Star Sports Ranch Summer of 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Elite Nike Softball Camp Director, Amber Conner, directs this camp at Rising Star Sports Ranch. Coach Conner currently directs Nike Camps in Texas and Oklahoma and adds Nevada this summer to her schedule. Prior to directing the Nike Camp, Amber was a collegiate All-American and head coach of the University of Dallas for three seasons. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Brand Discovers the Secrets Behind Great Musicals in New Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Musical theatre is a global phenomenon, drawing millions of fans every year to sell-out shows in the West End, on Broadway, and in cities across the world. And for writer and composer Neil Brand, the best musicals can stand shoulder to shoulder with any other art form. (more...)

Audra McDonald Slates 2017 Tour Stops Across the U.S., Featuring Husband Will Swenson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Six-time Tony winner and recent star of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Audra McDonald has just announced her first six tour dates of 2017, with two stops featuring her husband - fellow stage vet Will Swenson. (more...)

NBA Finals Rematch on ABC Delivers Over 10 Million Viewers on Christmas Day
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch on ABC, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in a 109-108 thriller, delivered a total live audience of 10,163,000 average viewers (more...)

Tony Winner George S. Irving Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016 is sad to report the death of actor George S. Irving at 94 years old.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Ladies Perform Rare Irving Berlin Tune
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2016

We all know White Christmas, but did you know that Irving Berlin wrote another Christmas song? On the newest episode of The Richard Rockage Show, 'Holiday Inn' cast members perform rare, 100-year-old Irving Berlin Christmas Song Cast members of 'Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical' perform a rare Irving Berlin Christmas song that turns 100 today.  (more...)

Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. (more...)

ESPN's Live Studio Coverage Blankets New Year's Six Bowl Games
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

ESPN's non-stop studio coverage of the New Year's Six begins Wednesday, Dec. 28, from the sites of both College Football Playoff Semifinal (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas Special
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 21, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.  (more...)

Ash Lawn Opera To Become Charlottesville Opera, Celebrates 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Ash Lawn Opera, Charlottesville, Virginia's premier opera company for 40 years, will become Charlottesville Opera in 2017. Imagine 1978: the downtown mall had just opened in Charlottesville and Ash Lawn Opera had its first season as a summer festival of local singers presenting opera in the boxwood garden of Ash Lawn-Highland. Since then, our city has transformed into a vibrant cultural and culinary hub and emerging tourist destination. (more...)

"We Are… ON BROADWAY!" A Concert Celebrating Penn State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

After a sold-out performance last year, alumni from the Penn State School of Theatre return to State College for 'We Are... ON BROADWAY!', a one-night-only concert. (more...)

Destination America Searches for Legendary Creature in All-New Series KILLING BIGFOOT, 2/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In the all-new series KILLING BIGFOOT, GCBRO is on a mission to help families terrorized by Bigfoot and prove once and for all that the fabled creature exists by killing one specimen (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Pow-Wow to Return to TNC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 42nd annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from January 27 to February 5, 2017. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. Scroll down for a look at past performances! (more...)

PS122 and The Chocolate Factory to Bring Daniel Fish's UNTITLED to COIL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

As part of the twelfth edition of PS122's Coil festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory Theater present Daniel Fish's latest, untitled work. Made for a very small audience, and performed during daylight hours, Untitled uses light, set and sound to ruminate on the passage of time, our perception of it, and to pose questions about how alert an audience can be as both individuals and a group. (more...)

Bobby's Back! Original Star Harry Groener to Return to CRAZY FOR YOU at MCP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) has announced additional casting for their concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You in its 25th Anniversary year. (more...)

HomeUnion Names the Highest-Growth Rental Markets
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016


Rankin County Switches to Verity Voting System from Hart InterCivic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016


The Piano Men and More Coming Up in 2017 at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Scroll down for Mayo Performing Arts Center's just-announced lineup for January through March! (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard, Mo Rocca, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Winter at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced nightly performances from December 21 - January 3. (more...)

OrthoArizona - Arizona Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgeons Expands its...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016


Mira Monte High School Students Inducted Into International Thespian Society
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

At Mira Monte High School, in Bakersfield, California, 12 students recently became members of an international honor society, thanks to a new grant program that is covering the initial costs of membership. The students were inducted into the International Thespian Society (ITS), the honor organization for high school and middle school theatre students. To earn induction each student had to accumulate 100 hours of excellent work in theatre. (more...)

Pipilotti Rist's Work to Jump Out of the Screen and Into Times Square for January 'Midnight Moment'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Times Square Arts will break out of Times Square's electronic billboards with artist Pipilotti Rist's Open my Glade (Flatten), 2000-2017, from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in January. (more...)

Cast Announced for Route 66 Theatre Co.'s THE SOURCE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company will launch its ninth season with the world premiere of Gabe McKinley's psychological drama THE SOURCE, directed by Jason Gerace, playing March 2 - April 2, 2017 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

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