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From tiny tots to young-at-heart seniors, for a lot of North Texans it just wouldnít be the holidays without DTCís festive production of the Dickens classic. Itís 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 wouldnít be the holidays without DTCís festive production of the Dickens classic. Itís a lot like Christmas itself... magical and moving and colorful and filled with laughter and song!



Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Names Five Playwrights to The Writer's Circle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Perseverance Theatre has announced the formation of The Writer's Circle. Perseverance Theatre has awarded participation into The Writer's Circle to five playwrights. The award includes commission, including development support, for a two-year period of time to write and develop a new Alaskan play. (more...)

The Hanover Theatre Conservatory Announces Fall Semester Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Calling all actors, dancers, musicians, designers and anyone interested in theatre arts! The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts is excited to announce the schedule for the fall semester featuring over 75 courses including more levels of established classes plus an expanded list of first time offerings. (more...)

Alexis Michelle's IT TAKES A WOMAN to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back Alexis Michelle, star of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, for the final performance of her headline run of her solo show It Takes A Woman next Thursday, June 13, 2017 at 9:30 PM. This time with lots of surprises for Pride including a duest with Andrew Keenan-Bolger! (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

London Cast and Edinburgh Transfer Announced for NASSIM at the Bush Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Bush Theatre is thrilled to announce that their production of Nassim written by Nassim Soleimanpour (While Rabbit Red Rabbit) and directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (One Cold Dark Night, Islands) will transfer to the Traverse Theatre for a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Sets Records with 2016-17, Featuring COME FROM AWAY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced that it set revenue and attendance records with its 2016-2017 theatrical season, which included the musicals Come From Away and Ragtime, productions of A Christmas Carol and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the one-act play One Destiny. More than 153,000 patrons attended performances, and ticket sales brought in more than $6 million, making 2016-2017 the highest attended and highest grossing theatrical season in Ford's Theatre history. (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below! (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2017-18 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to announce its 20th season. As MET celebrates their 20th anniversary of producing MainStage programming, they open the season by presenting a magnifying glass on society with a promise to make theatre even more accessible. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Charms North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

THE MUSIC MAN follows salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Launches Season 15 with ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Cygnet Theatre will launch its 15th season with the musical comedy Animal Crackers, the hallmark of the Marx Brothers lunacy, based on the 1928 Broadway hit with book by Broadway masters George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind.  The success of the play was followed by the film version (1930), which launched the brothers into film stardom, never again appearing on Broadway. The Marx Brothers are commonly thought to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to announce its 20th season. As MET celebrates their 20th anniversary of producing MainStage programming, they open the season by presenting a magnifying glass on society with a promise to make theatre even more accessible. "I'm so pleased to have joined an organization whose artistic leadership team is dedicated to collaboration and the promise of making theatre accessible for ALL" says Christine Mosere, MET's Managing Director. "In fact, in honor of our 20th anniversary, MET has lowered our ticket pricing to $20 for every MainStage production." (more...)

ORIGINAL STARS from American Bandstand Roll into Worcester this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In 1959, one man hired some buses, loaded up the brightest stars and a generation's greatest songs and took their show on the road. Now the ORIGINAL STARS of American Bandstand are back on the bus and rolling into Worcester, Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD To Tour China
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

China.org.cn reports that THE BODYGUARD will tour China this summer, kicking off in Shanghai and visiting an additional 12 cities. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces 'Created in Milwaukee' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Last night at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's annual meeting, Artistic Director Mark Clements and  Managing Director Chad Bauman alongside Campaign chairs Judy Hansen and Catherine Robinson unveiled the "Created in Milwaukee" Capital Campaign to raise $10 million for several major initiatives over the next few years, which will solidify The Rep as a major player on the national theatrical scene and a cornerstone of Milwaukee's cultural community.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Antic Disposition's Thrilling Production of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

This summer, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present a thrilling new production of Shakespeare's Richard III, which will be staged in six of England's most historic cathedrals and London's ancient Temple Church this summer. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Sails Into London's Cadogan Hall For 5 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Vic Theatre's celebrated production of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins arrives at London's Cadogan Hall, as part of a major six month tour. The production opens 2 August and runs until 2 September. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST, About Justice Antonin Scalia, Available On-Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Following a world-premiere televised broadcast on THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up, John Strand's 'The Originalist', captured live on-stage from Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., is available to stream on-demand at vimeo.com/ondemand/TheOriginalist. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Coming to Worcester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????The legacy of the beloved "Mister Rogers" lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! coming to The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 7 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets (starting at $29) are now on sale at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester. Limited VIP meet and greet tickets are also available. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for DTC's 2017-18 Season, Featuring MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, FRANKENSTEIN, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Single Tickets on Sale June 19 for DTC's 2017-2018 season including Miller, Mississippi; Hair; A Christmas Carol; Fade; Frankenstein; The Great Society; The Trials of Sam Houston and White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Tickets for Public Works Dallas The Winter's Tale will be available at a later date. Single tickets start at $20. (more...)

DTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to Dallas Theater Center (DTC) to support the upcoming world-premiere production of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

One-Woman Show GOBLIN MARKET Set for 59E59, Edinburgh This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A haunting folktale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation, Goblin Market is based on the widely popular poem of Christina Rossetti. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¬ĺ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced¬†the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¬ĺ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

SHAPING SOUND Comes to Worcester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions are pleased to announce the additional dates in the 2017-2018 national tour of After the Curtain, the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's Shaping Sound. After the Curtain will play at The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

JAZZ AT SUNSET to Feature Grace Kelly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hanover Theatre and WICN Radio, in collaboration with The Theatre District Alliance, will present Jazz at Sunset, featuring rising superstar Grace Kelly. Friday, July 21, the area behind The Hanover Theatre will be transformed into an outdoor, picnic-style concert venue for the 6:30 p.m. concert. Food trucks, cash bars and Theatre District Alliance exhibits promoting neighborhood businesses and organizations will also be present.  (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18
by Audition Roundup - Jun 18, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 18, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Norristown's Theatre Horizon has added an extra performance of the brand new version of Tim Acito's off-Broadway hit musical Zanna, Don't. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stars Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington Talk BAT OUT OF HELL
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2017

Relative newcomers Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington were thrilled to land the lead roles in Jim Steinman's musical Bat Out of Hell. Several decades in the making, the show is now playing at the London Coliseum. (more...)

New Season Full Of Theatrical Treats at Swindon Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The new Swindon Theatres season brochure is being released this weekend and promises a whole array of theatrical and live entertainment treats to please the whole family over the summer and in the run up to Christmas. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the director/choreographer and lead performers for this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Start Summer This Weekend with AH, WILDERNESS! at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Experience the fireworks of love-first love, unrequited love and mature love-on stage this summer, as Goodman Theatre concludes its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents Regional Premiere of STRUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Be one of the first to see award-winning playwright Sandy Rustin's new play, Struck, when it comes to the Kennedy Theatre on June 21st -  July 2nd  at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The world premiere was received with critical acclaim and you won't want to miss this  regional debut in the intimate setting of the Kennedy Theatre, (more...)

Jay Leno Set to Return to The Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Comedian Jay Leno returns to The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE Comes to The Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Price is Right Live! comes to The Hanover Theatre Friday, October 20. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show go on sale to the public June 16, 2017. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Announces One Day Sale 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following box office sensations Dreamgirls, Ragtime and Man of La Mancha Milwaukee Repertory Theater kicks off it's 2017/18 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse with a special One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls.  The One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 offers a 25% discount on all adult tickets when using promotional code DICE.  Tickets start as low as $30.00 and can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep's Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee. The Rep's Ticket Office will be open from 9am to 6pm for the One Day Sale and the special pricing will be available online from 7am to 11:59pm. Guys and Dolls begins performances September 19 and runs through October 29 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Tim Acito to Premiere Revised ZANNA, DON'T (the Reboot) at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Everything old is new again, and leave it to Tim Acito, writer of the 2003 off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't, to prove that adage. The composer will premiere a brand new version of his beloved musical, appropriately called Zanna Don't (the Reboot), at Theatre Horizon for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11
by Audition Roundup - Jun 11, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 11, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Gantwerker of THE PLEDGE at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jun 11, 2017

Jennifer Gantwerker is an Illinois native. She told me she made her theatrical debut at age eight in a summer camp production of Prejudice is an Ugly Color. 'There was definitely face paint and a candlelit performance of Imagine,' she said. She went on to graduate from the University of Southern California with degrees in Theater and International Relations. Having spent four years arguing cases for the nationally-competitive USC Mock Trial team, she said she 'ultimately decided to follow the career path that guaranteed her the smallest income.' (more...)

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