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Based on the film It’s a Wonderful Life

Photo Flash: The Human Race Theatre Co Presents MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Fans of The Human Race's 2008 production of Tom Dudzick's national hit Over the Tavern will rejoice at the regional premiere of the playwright's 'rollicking' Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Human Race Resident Artist Richard E. Hess (Race, Red, Doubt). Check out photos below! (more...)

Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Set for 'BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY' Celebration at Barnes & Noble, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Celebrate the publication of Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War (Oxford University Press) at Barnes and Noble, 86th Street & Lexington Avenue, New York City, on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7PM. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 21
by - Sep 21, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Steven Dietz's PRIVATE EYES to Open 9/20 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Shakespeare & Company unleashes its Fall Season with the hilarious thriller Private Eyes written by Steven Dietz and directed by Jonathan Croy. Private Eyes runs weekends only in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre September 20 - November 9. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

2013-14 ENCORE AWARDS Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The 2013-14 Encore Awards nominees are announced. (more...)

Malcolm Gets and Maryann Plunkett Join THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE! at Irish Rep, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Irish Repertory Theatre presents THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE, this season's Benefit Gala production, on Monday, June 9th at 7 PM at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Creators of QUEEN OF THE NIGHT- Spotlight on Lorin Latarro
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge stopped by the Diamond Horseshoe during a recent rehearsal, and below, you can check out a special interview with choreographer Lorin Latarro. (more...)

BWW Previews: Derby Dinner Playhouse Celebrates 40th Anniversary
by Todd Zeigler - May 22, 2014

One of Kentuckiana's longest-running entertainment venues celebrates its 40th anniversary with its 2014-2015 season, featuring a calendar full of regional premieres, two returning audience favorites and new ground being broken - quite literally. (more...)

2014 Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival to Feature Pieces by Maria Alexandria Beech, Itamar Moses & More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The 17th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, scheduled to be held June 13 - 14, announced three theatres coming together in the Rocky Mountains to develop new works. Actors Theatre of Louisville (Kentucky), Primary Stages (New York) and South Coast Repertory (California) are confirmed for the festival that is presented under Artistic Director Andrew Leynse (Artistic Director, Primary Stages), Producer and Director of Theatre Emily Tarquin (Denver Center Theatre Company, CO) and Executive Producer Jim Steinberg. The festival is sponsored by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Marin Theatre Company's FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago. Scroll down to meet the cast! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 8
by - Jun 8, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

Three Broadway Pros to Teach at STAGEright Broadway Experience, 7/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Three established Broadway professionals will help Iowa high school students sharpen their performance skills and learn more about the performing arts industry during the STAGEright Broadway Experience, a weeklong summer musical theater camp presented by Des Moines Performing Arts. The STAGEright Broadway Experience will take place July 14-18, 2014 at the Des Moines Civic Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players Announces Winners of 2013-2014 Marcom Masque Awards
by Shari Barrett - Jun 30, 2014

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom. At the end of each season, all Kentwood Players members in good standing who have seen all six shows vote by secret ballot and then the group presents their annual Marcom Masque Awards to the winners in each category at an entertainment-filled awards ceremony, held June 28, 2014 for the 2013-2014 season.. (more...)

Aradhana Tiwari Named New Resident Director of Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre has announced that Aradhana Tiwari will join the company as Resident Director, beginning with the 2014 - 2015 season. Tiwari is a Central Florida-based artist who has guest-directed at Mad Cow since 2012. Her production of The Road to Mecca in 2012 was the first in Mad Cow's Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre, one of two spaces in the company's new location in downtown Orlando. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Alison Janes Joins Cast of Vox Lumiere's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Actress/singer Alison Janes of the TV series 'One Day,' has been cast in the lead role of Christine in Vox Lumiere's critically acclaimed musical play 'The Phantom of the Opera,' set to open in Los Angeles this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHORUS LINE at Music Circus, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

CLINTON THE MUSICAL to Premiere at New York Musical Theatre Festival, 7/18 - 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

A new musical created by a team of Australian brothers, Paul and Michael Hodge, CLINTON will makes its US debut at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The new musical will be directed by Adam Arian with musical direction by James Dobinson and choreography by Emily McNamara, it will begin performances July 18 through July 25 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Mile Square Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of Steven Levenson`s comedy Core Values, nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken. (more...)

Michael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Third Eye Theatre Company & Teatro LATEA present JULES, written by MICHAEL LEVESQUE, from June 18-28, 2014, at Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Directed by ANDREW GLANT-LINDEN with Musical Direction by TIM DI PASQUA, JULES has music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin & Julian Eltinge. Set Design is by Zachary Serafin, Lighting design by Alex Moore, Costumes & Wigs by Marla Speer, Assistant Costumes & Wigs by Jamie Metzger & Stage Management by Abby Judd. (more...)

Thom Barrett Releases EVERYWHERE AN ANGEL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

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Photo Flash: Inside Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals awarded Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre on June 14, which featured Broadway luminaries and arts sustainers. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Multiple Tony-Winning Hit A CHORUS LINE Kicks Off 2014 Music Circus Season, 6/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived by Michael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Takes a Trip to the SOUTH PACIFIC, 7/24-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the epic Broadway Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this ground-breaking musical based on James A. Michener's 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, features such iconic hits as Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Bali Ha'i, and I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair. SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Mark Hanson and choreography by Michael Ryken and plays July 24 through August 10 in the Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills. The public may purchase tickets ($10 - $28) online at www.FoothillMusicals.com or by calling (650) 949-7360. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Guarini Talks Bringing LOVESICK to 54 Below, His New WICKED Gig & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 1, 2014

Tomorrow, Broadway veteran and current star of WICKED Justin Guarini brings his new cabaret show LOVESICK to 54 Below. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, the show is a tribute to all the horrifying places love has taken him - from a Catholic school closet in Doylestown, PA to the revolving hotel rooms at American Idol, and, ultimately, to Broadway. With a seven-piece band, back up vocalists Shayla Benoit, Rashidra Scott and Rebecca LaChance, and music from Burt Bacharach to Beck to Mika, LOVESICK promises to be an evening of raucous and revealing storytelling - and a full-on party. Justin recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld all about the new show, what it's like stepping into Fiyero's shoes, and so much more. Check out he full interview below! (more...)

Gift Theatre's OTHELLO Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Gift Theatre's contemporary production of Othello, starring Kareem Bandealy as Othello and artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton as villainous Iago, begins previews this Thursday, July 10. Directed by Jonathan Berry (Dirty), this marks The Gift Theatre's first Shakespeare production ever mounted in its intimate 40-seat theater and Berry's Shakespearean directorial debut. Othello runs July 17-August 24 at The Gift, www.thegifttheatre.org (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, RUMORS & THE SOUND OF MUSIC Set for BrightSide Theatre's 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced BrightSide Theatre's 4th Season - 2014-2015 - 'Celebrating Friends & Family' - It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Rumors, and The Sound of Music. 'These three pieces of theatre entertain us as we celebrate what it means to have the love of friends and family in our lives,' explains Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak. From the warmth of the holiday spirit, to the hilarious lengths we go to help our friends, to creating our own loving families as we travel the journey of life - come celebrate at the theatre with friends and family. (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

Jay Leno, Cyrille Aimee, Sid the Science Kid and More Set for Stamford's Palace Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Stamford's Palace Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring artists from all genres. The season serves up an exceptional lineup of comedy, music, children's programming and holiday shows, suitable for patrons from 3 to 93. (more...)

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)

Pop Singer Sariah to Appear in NYMF's ZOMBIE STRIPPERS THE MUSICAL, 7/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Spectre Productions, LLC will present the new Pop Musical, ZOMBIE STRIPPERS, featuring Billboard chart-topping pop singer Sariah ('Deep N Luv'), July 21 at 3PM, July 25 at 9PM & July 26 at 1PM, at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd St. ZOMBIE STRIPPERS is directed by Diane Englert with book, Lyrics and music by Mark LaPierre. (more...)

Leddy Center Opens 40th Season with GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

It can't be said that what happened at Leddy Center for the Performing Arts on Friday night, July 11, was just another opening of another show. Yes, it was another opening night, and yes, it was another show, and yet there was something far greater driving the excitement that night. (more...)

Irish Rep to Kick Off THE PARTING GLASS Series This Week with IN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces THE PARTING GLASS, a series of special one-night only events celebrating Irish arts and culture. THE PARTING GLASS, which marks the end of the Irish Rep's 2013-2014 Season, will feature traditional Irish music, dance, poetry and storytelling. The series will take place on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Tickets Now Available for TUCK EVERLASTING, BULL DURHAM & More at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce the 2014/15 Season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage and Theatre for Youth and Families series. The 46th season includes seven exciting world premieres, including two new American musicals. Tickets are on sale now at www.alliancetheatre.org. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

What place do values such as teamwork and loyalty have in today`s constantly changing marketplace? Can a middle-aged business owner who clings to these values unite his staff at a weekend retreat and save his small travel agency from the recession? Will a perfectly executed trust fall do the trick? (more...)

The Phantoms, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More Set for UCPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Union County Performing Arts Center announced its 2014-15 Season with a four-day Super Saver Ticket Sale running from noon Aug. 7 through midnight Aug. 10. (more...)

Shakespeare & Young Company to Stage MARINA AND LOVE DANCE, 8/13 & 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Shakespeare & Young Company brings merriment, madness, tragedy and passion to the outdoor Rose Footprint Theatre with two original performances -- Marina and Love Dance -- short vignettes compiled from scenes of Shakespeare's work. The performers are acting students aged 16-20 who come from schools across the United States including, The Drama Studio in Springfield, The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School in South Hadley, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Arkansas State University and Bard College at Simons Rock. Shows are Wednesday, August 13 and Friday, August 15, both at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Calico to Release Debut Album in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The melodically-hypnotic country trio from the San Fernando Valley, CALICO the band, who not only shook the stage at this year's Stagecoach Festival and whose music has been featured on the smash ABC TV show, Nashville as well as NBC's The Night Shift, announce the release of their debut album, RANCHO CALIFORNIA on Tuesday, September 2nd via their own label, California Country Records. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

Concerts, Comedy, Theatre, Dance and More Set for UCPAC's 2014-15 Season; Ticket Deals Running 8/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2014

Union County Performing Arts Center announces its 2014-15 Season with a four-day Super Saver Ticket Sale running from noon Aug. 7 through midnight Aug. 10. (more...)

BWW Guest Blog: The Toronto Symphony on being 'Eclectic in Amsterdam!'
by Toronto Newsdesk - Aug 26, 2014

Being on tour in the first violin section of the TSO , one might think I would be limited to the notes on a page, but I am also a jazz violinist and bluegrass fiddler and have no musical limits. Today's rare day off for the TSO tour means exploring the city and it's music. I hop in a taxi to meet up with a local friend and her gypsy jazz band with whom I'll play tonight. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look Jamie Parker, Clare Foster and More in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester
by Roy Tan - Aug 19, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running now through 21 September 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Human Race Theatre to Present MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, Begin. 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Fans of The Human Race's 2008 production of Tom Dudzick's national hit Over the Tavern will rejoice at the regional premiere of the playwright's 'rollicking' Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Human Race Resident Artist Richard E. Hess (Race, Red, Doubt). 60 years ago, Grandpa Nowak had a vision of the Virgin Mary in his Buffalo, New York barbershop and had an unusual statue of her made to commemorate the miracle. For decades, his family has faithfully tended to his quirky shrine-a source of hope and inspiration in an otherwise run-down part of town. That is until a deathbed confession knocks them for a loop in this hilarious hit comedy that proves when it comes to local legends, there's more than meets the eye. The preview performance of Miracle on South Division Street is Thursday, September 4. Opening night is Friday, September 5. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

The Playgroup LLC to Showcase Local Playwright with LITTLE PIGGIES, Jan 2-18, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Playgroup LLC continues to present the best work by local playwrights with nine exciting performances of Todd Caster's LITTLE PIGGIES. Directed by Joyce Sweeney. (more...)

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