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Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy


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SINBAD THE SAILOR Pantomime to Play Theatre Royal Stratford East This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the company's annual pantomime -  Sinbad the Sailor by Paul Sirett. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents A Life, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Emmy Winner Thomas Kail Teases GREASE LIVE 2
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Speaking to the press following their Emmy Award win for for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for GREASE LIVE! earlier this month, directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski teased the idea of bringing GREASE LIVE 2 to television. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Before Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced a two-week extension for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows).  Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.   (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

HAMILTON's Thomas Kail and Jeffrey Seller Set for Panel Today at EXPO CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and Project& present 'An Open Conversation: Social Aesthetics Broadway, Culture and Social Impact' with creative team members of the Broadway musical Hamilton. (more...)

Big Noise 2016 Presents Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical, brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty who wrote 'Ragtime' and 'Once On This Island'. This show celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Adam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce three additional Traveling Masters events for the fall: Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar), Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting), and Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves). (more...)

Big Noise Presents 2016 Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical. Brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ('Ragtime,' 'Once On This Island'), guests are sure to enjoy a performance that celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Public Theater's MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet officially opens at the The Public Theater's Shiva Theater tonight, September 22, for a run through Sunday, October 9.  (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

The New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to bring you Once On This Island, playing OCTOBER 20TH - 30th on stage at The Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum. Once On This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. (more...)

Big Noise 2016 Presents Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical, brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty who wrote 'Ragtime' and 'Once On This Island'. This show celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

GREASE LIVE's Thomas Kail Wins Emmy Award for Best Direction For a Variety Special
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 18, 2016

Thomas Kail has won the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for GREASE LIVE! (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once On This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

ME AND ELLA and MARRY HARRY Slated for York's Musical Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).   (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once On This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements byRon Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has just announced the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Tony nominee Colman Domingo directs the production starring Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey, Omar J. Dorsey, Frances Fisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Travis Johns, Elyse Mirto, Maya Lynne Robinson, Heather Alicia Simms and Rebecca Wisocky. (more...)

HAMILTON's Thomas Kail and Jeffrey Seller Set for Panel at EXPO CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and Project& present "An Open Conversation: Social Aesthetics Broadway, Culture and Social Impact" with creative team members of the Broadway musical Hamilton. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of MARIE AND ROSETTA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once On This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) in the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. Marie and Rosetta will play a limited engagement through Sunday, October 2, 2016, Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20Street). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

BWW Review: LUCKY STIFF: Loosey-goosey Fun For All
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 13, 2016

Stoneham Theatre has a lively hit on its hands with the Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty 1980s musical murder mystery farce, LUCKY STIFF. The rom-com romp stars young company alum Andrew Barbato, with direction by Caitlin Lowans, choreography by Ilyse Robbins, and music direction by Bethany Aiken. It's a madcap journey to Monte Carlo with a rich, dead uncle, mistaken identity, slamming doors, romance, and great songs. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Present Cult Hit RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Creative Cauldron presents the regional premiere of award-winning cult-hit Ruthless! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Joel Paley, music by Marvin Laird, and direction by Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/6/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 6, 2016

Today's big news: The U.S. premiere of COMMUNION bows tonight at Urban Stages, the casts of RIDE THE CYCLONE and IN TRANSIT meet the press, and Roundabout's HOLIDAY INN opens on Broadway! (more...)

Hackney Empire Announces Full Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Hackney Empire today announced the full cast of its brand new pantomime for 2016, Sleeping Beauty. The West End's leading lady Alexia Khadime (Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King) will be returning to the site of her stage debut to star as Princess Tahlia (Sleeping Beauty). She will be joined by Olivier Award-winner Sharon D Clarke who returns to Hackney Empire after her appearance in Mother Goose in 2014. They are joined by Gavin Spokes who makes his dameing debut, he joins the Hackney Empire family straight from his Olivier Award-nominated performance as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls in the West End. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson Expecting Child!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Tony Award winner turned to Instagram today to share the joyous news that he and his wife, actress Nicolette Robinson (off-Broadway's INVISIBLE THREAD), are expecting their first child. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Boards Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is very pleased to announce that Ken Davenport will join the company as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Third and Final Time at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec.3, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Theater in Asylum Presents THE DEBATES: GENERAL ELECTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The New York-based devised theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present four performances of The Debates: General Election at Under St. Marks Theater in the East Village. (more...)

BE A BROADWAY STAR Board Game Unveils Expansion Pack Featuring HAMILTON, WAITRESS and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The beloved Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star announces their new 2015/2016 Expansion Pack in time for the holidays!  (more...)

Shows Announced for TUTS' 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) shares the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017. (more...)

Iama Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of UNBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Ovation Award-winning IAMA THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the World Premiere of UNBOUND, written by D.G. Watson and directed by Jennifer Chambers. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.  With an infuriated 'Bah! Humbug!' Scrooge expresses his feelings on Christmas tidings and charity, but he's soon forced to face his selfish ways.   (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

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