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Based on the book by Charles Dickens

From tiny tots to young-at-heart seniors, for a lot of North Texans it just wouldn’t be the holidays without DTC’s festive production of the Dickens classic. It’s a lot like Christmas itself... magical and moving and colorful and filled with laughter and song!From tiny tots to young-at-heart seniors, for a lot of North Texans it just wouldn’t be the holidays without DTC’s festive production of the Dickens classic. It’s a lot like Christmas itself... magical and moving and colorful and filled with laughter and song!


Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage Colm Tóibín's TESTAMENT, 10/29-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2014-15 season with Colm Toibin's fiercely lyrical solo play, Testament. Originally staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011-and retitled for Broadway in 2013 as The Testament of Mary-Testament is an incisive, vivid, and deeply human work that recounts in riveting detail a defiant mother's story of her son, who has been taken from her by men she regards as fanatics. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and starring Canadian leading actor, Seana McKenna (last seen in A.C.T.'s production of Napoli!), Testament has been hailed as 'beautiful and daring' by the New York Times and was a 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best New Play. Testament will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco) October 29-November 23, 2014. Press night for Testament will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Tickets ($20-$120) are available now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Monica West Joins IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID thru This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Monica West has joined the cast of the kef theatrical production of IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID -- the new play by Caroline Prugh and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. She will step in for Autum Hurlbert, who had to leave the production do to scheduling conflicts, for performances through Sunday, September 14 at The Hartley House (413 West 46th Street). (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre to Present QUIET ELECTRICITY Reading, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY will present a reading of QUIET ELECTRICITY, a new play by Michael Raver, at their Speakeasy space on Saturday, September 13 at 7:00pm. (more...)

A.C.T. Extends OLD HATS Through 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Due to overwhelming advance ticket sales, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced that an extra week of performances will be added to the current schedule of the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, October 5, tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, October 12. Old Hats will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Tickets ($20-$120) are on-sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage CYRANO, 10/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

What if you could single-handedly fight off 100 men? Or if your wit was as sharp as the sword you carry? And you wrote poetry that could make any person weep? Wouldn't these attributes win you the affection of the woman you love? Not if you are Cyrano, whose oversized nose shames him into silence, believing no one could love him. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 7
by - Sep 7, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 7, 2014. (more...)

DMT Announces First Bare Bones Readings of the 2014 - 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) is excited to announce the first production in the 2014-2015 'Bare Bones' staged reading series: the West Coast premiere of "WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA" by Melissa James Gibson, a quirky, poignant funny-sad play about lost souls and the partially examined life. (more...)

New Self-Titled Album/Tour on the Way for NICK JONAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Nick Jonas announced today that his new, self-titled album will be released on Nov. 11th as both a standard ten-song collection and a deluxe edition with three bonus songs. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Sheffield Theatres today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's play Queen Coal, which will take to the Studio stage from Thursday 30 October to Saturday 22 November. (more...)

SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL Highlight Queens Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is pleased to announce an exciting and wildly entertaining line-up for the 2014-2015 season. The fun begins on with Alan Safier as George Burns in the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, a hilarious celebration of the life of George Burns, and continues all season long with an overflowing assortment of comedy, music and dance. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Chambersburg, Tickets on Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Tickets for Totem Pole Playhouse's holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, September 8th along with gift certificates for the show. The production, which is being produced in association with the Chambersburg Community Theatre, will open December 11th and run through December 21st for ten performances. (more...)

BWW Previews: Actors Theatre Raises Curtain on 2014-2015 Season
by Todd Zeigler - Sep 4, 2014

If you're looking for a common theme or idea around which Actors Theatre builds its season, you won't find one. At least not a conscious one, according to Artistic Director Les Waters. (more...)

Holly Twyford and Luigi Sottile to Star in Signature Theatre's SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

This fall, Signature Theatre continues its commitment to presenting bold new contemporary plays with the DC area premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. After its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre this summer, Signature is proud to introduce this play to DC audiences. Running October 14 - December 7, Sex with Strangers will be presented in Signature's intimate 110-seat ARK Theatre. (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

Live Source to Present Five Adaptations-in-Progress in SOURCED-OUT at La MaMa, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Live Source will present an evening of adaptations in-progress, SOURCED-OUT, at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. The evening will feature excerpts from works by Micheline Auger (Donkey Punch), Jonathan Cottle, Katrina Day, Crystal Skillman (Wild) and Elizabeth Spano at La MaMa's The Club (74A East 4th Street, 2nd Floor) on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Doors will open at 8:00PM, with performances beginning at 8:30PM. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

AN ILIAD, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More Set for Perseverance Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Perseverance Theatre, which produces professional theatre by and for Alaskans in both Juneau and Anchorage, has announced its slate of plays for 2014-2015. With five productions in Juneau and Anchorage, Perseverance continues its commitment to statewide programming and expanding its community of audience and artisans. The season opens with An Iliad September 5 - 28 in Juneau while Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike plays in Anchorage September 12 - 21. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present AS SEEN ON TV, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Tune in to New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY), as Naked Girls Reading presents AS SEEN ON TV! Join your favorite naked readers for a literary celebration of the best of the boob tube, featuring biographies, memoirs, novelizations, the books that inspired the shows, and much much more! (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Conclude 2014 Season at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 10/9-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

In a true celebration of tradition, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2014 Season concludes with the 10-time Tony Award-winning: Fiddler on the Roof. This heartwarming musical marks its 50th Anniversary this year, and opens on Oct. 9 at Beef & Boards. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI, Begin. 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The mouth-watering new comedy I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI opens the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2014-15 Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season. Adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the 2009 memoir by Giulia Melucci, the show dishes up a hilarious account of good food and bad boyfriends. (more...)

FPAC's 2015 Season to Include PETER PAN, THE NUTCRACKER & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) launches its 24th season with grand opening performances in THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's new home and performance venue in downtown Franklin. A special kick-off weekend will introduce the theater, music and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala on Saturday evening, September 20, features a special, one-night-only performance by Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel and Broadway star Alexander Gemignani. On Sunday, September 21, FPAC hosts an Open House at THE BLACK BOX, inviting the public to come celebrate, tour the facility, and learn about upcoming programming and arts opportunities for Franklin and the surrounding region. The weekend's events conclude with the FPAC Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, featuring a day on the links at Franklin Country Club. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET, Temple Church, September 1 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 2, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a unique production of Romeo and Juliet set in the nave of the extraordinary Temple Church, resting place of the legendary Knights Templar. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14
by - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 14, 2014. (more...)

BStreet Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE FLYING MACHINE, 10/04-11/09
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

BStreet Theatre presents THE FLYING MACHINE, October 4-November 9, 2014. To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything! On December 17, 1903 at 10:35am, the world changed. Wilbur and Orville Wright, two great American inventors are brought to life in the World Premiere of The Flying Machine. (more...)

Fringe Encore Presents MOSES, THE AUTHOR, 9/26-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a world premiere comedy by Andrew R. Heinze, has been chosen to be presented as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival ENCORE SERIES. The acclaimed comedy, directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Amy Wright, will play four additional performances at The Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) -- Friday, 9/26 at 7pm; Sunday, 9/28 at 3pm; Sunday, 10/5 @ 3pm; and Sunday, 10/5 at 7pm. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE, 9/18-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces Clark Gable Slept Here opening September 18 on the Steve and Livia Russell Stage. This production runs through October 19, 2014, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. The production will be a regional premiere, with the play having had its world premiere at Zoetic Stage in Miami earlier this year in the spring of 2014. Clark Gable Slept Here is the first production of the Phoenix Theatre's 32nd Season. (more...)

Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­ (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

GLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening Oct. 10. (more...)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Adriane Lenox and More Star in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company welcomes Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, Boston favorite Will Lyman and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. This funny and poignant stage adaptation of the award-winning 1967 film opens tonight, September 10, 2014. (more...)

Chasta Hamilton Calhoun to Choreograph Theatre In The Park's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Theatre In The Park will welcome Chasta Hamilton Calhoun to the A Christmas Carol family. (more...)

Ron May to Direct Actors Theatre's SEMINAR, 10/24-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Director Ron May doesn't hide the fact - although maybe he should - that he's a reality TV junkie, which makes him the perfect choice to direct Seminar, the first of Actor's Theatre's four Arizona premieres to be staged during the 2014-15 season. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 10, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Remembering Bernie Yvon and honoring Bebe Neuwirth. And the show goes on with Route 66's Alanis Morissette tribute, 'Cats' at the Paramount, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party' and BoHo's 'Parade,' music improv at MCL Chicago, the new Refuge Theatre Project, and Chicagoans on tour with 'Sister Act!' (more...)

Theatre at the Center Pushes 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' Opening to 9/21 Following Actor's Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

In the wake of the tragic loss of Actor Bernie Yvon, 50, in a car accident on his way to rehearsal of WOMEN ON THE VERGE, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN the theater has moved its press opening to Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:30pm. Previews begin Saturday, Sept. 13, with George Andrew Wolff assuming the role of the taxi driver that Mr. Yvon had been scheduled to play. After the opening, a small tribute reception will take place at the theater for attendees of the performance. (more...)

Trustus Theatre to Offer Talk-Backs Throughout 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Trustus Theatre is kicking off its thirtieth anniversary season with Christopher Durang's hilarious "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. The show runs through September 27th, with the first audience talk-back of the season following the matinee on September 21st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Nudges Us to Buy Halloween Candy Early with THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Joseph Baker - Sep 1, 2014

There's Nothing Dead About Theatre Memphis' Ghoulishly Delightful Production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY (more...)

Photo Flash: Ancient Temple Church Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Following critically-acclaimed, sell-out productions of The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Christmas Carol in historic Middle Temple Hall, Antic Disposition are to make the short journey to the ancient Temple Church in central London for their next production, Romeoand Juliet by William Shakespeare. It runs Saturday 30 August - Sunday 7 September. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 31
by - Aug 31, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 31, 2014. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Returns As Full Cast Announced For URINETOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

Southern Rep Adds A CHRISTMAS CAROL to 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Southern Rep Theatre has announced details about its 2014-15 Mainstage Season, including new information on locations, dates and times, as well as unveiling a new addition to its Lagniappe Series: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Doris Baizley and featuring John 'Spud' McConnell who returns as the iconic Scrooge in December 2014. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open 28th Season with THE 39 STEPS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, the hilarious whodonit opening Bristol Riverside Theatre's season on September 30-October 26. Directed by Gus Kaikkonen, the ensemble cast features Dan Hodge, Matt Leisy, Karen Peakes, and Adam Sowers. (more...)

A Noise Within to Open 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST, 9/13-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

?A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, inaugurates its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Directed by Timothy Douglas in his ANW debut, the show opens on Saturday, September 13 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. This will be the third production of The Tempest for A Noise Within, which also mounted the play in 1993 and 2006; going against the grain in true revolutionary form, Prospero will be cast with a woman in the role, ANW favorite Deborah Strang. (more...)

Company of Fools' Denise Simone Among 2014 Governor's Awards in the Arts Recipients; Ceremony Set for 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist Denise Simone is among the 2014 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August. Simone received the Excellence in the Arts distinction. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Present THE GOOD FATHER, 9/17-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Midwest premiere of THE GOOD FATHER by Christian O'Reilly. This contemporary Irish love story features local artists - and real-life married couple - Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright. THE GOOD FATHER performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. The show runs September 17 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen to Star in Workshop of Timothy Knapman's New Musical BEFORE AFTER at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

West End stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen are to feature in the world premiere of Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman's new romantic musical, Before After, at St. James Studio. (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

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