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Based on the film It’s a Wonderful Life

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens 1/22 at The EngemanVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens 1/22 at The Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through March 8, 2015. (more...)

Theatre Unleashed to Launch 2015 with Mac Rogers' LIGATURE MARKS, 2/12Theatre Unleashed to Launch 2015 with Mac Rogers' LIGATURE MARKS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

That work starts with the Main Stage opener Ligature Marks, the dark and sometimes unsettling "comedy" from critically-acclaimed, award-winning New York playwright Mac Rogers. In this intimate and disturbing piece, Terry and Jill are stuck in a twisted, dysfunctional romance. The problem is they can't live without each other. Thanks to the thrilling and sadistic online game "Noir," now they won't have to. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. from Feb. 12-March 7. (more...)

The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents Enter Laughing - The Musical, featuring a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), and directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid). Musical Direction is by Gerald Sternbach. The show will run for 23 performances only, February 8 - March 1, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Irish Rep's DA Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayIrish Rep's DA Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the third production of its 27th theatre season, a revival of Hugh Leonard's classic memory play, DA. Directed by Charlotte Moore, DA features a cast that includes Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith, John Keating, Nicola Murphy, Paul O'Brien, Ciaran O'Reilly, Adam Petherbridge and Fiana Toibin. DA began previews on January 14, 2015. The production is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. The Opening Night is scheduled for tonight, January 22nd, 2015. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 SeasonTHE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside is proud to announce American Blues Theater's 2015 -- 2016 30th Anniversary Season, "Seeing is Believing." All main stage performances take place at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature THE FANTASTICKS, OLIVER! & MoreHershey Area Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature THE FANTASTICKS, OLIVER! & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Classic tales, heartwarming stories, comedies and thrillers are all a part of the Hershey Area Playhouse 2015 season. (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 2/4-3/7Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 2/4-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Merry Wives of Windsor from February 4 - March 7, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

Tony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman TheatreTony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Inspired by the iconic pointillist painting 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' by Georges Seurat, this funny, heartfelt musical delves into the inner-lives of both the artist and his subjects. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHARLOTTE MOORE and Irish Repertory TheatreBWW Interviews: CHARLOTTE MOORE and Irish Repertory Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Charlotte Moore, the Artistic Director and co-Founder of New York City's highly acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Frank Sinatra In A HOLE IN THE HEAD Blu-Ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 1/27Frank Sinatra In A HOLE IN THE HEAD Blu-Ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 1/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 17, 2015

Frank Sinatra in a Frank Capra classic! (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MID-LIFE 2! Teases Midlife Crisis at Dutch AppleBWW Reviews: MID-LIFE 2! Teases Midlife Crisis at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 16, 2015

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is the launching pad for a new musical revue celebrating the joys and pains of middle age. From aches to zumba, nothing is sacred. (more...)

Indianapolis Premiere of QUARTET to Open 1/30 at Buck Creek PlayhouseIndianapolis Premiere of QUARTET to Open 1/30 at Buck Creek Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 41st season of quality theater, LIFE 101: A Season of Life Lessons, with the Indianapolis premiere comedy, QUARTET, by Ronald Harwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's DA, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's DA, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the third production of its 27th theatre season, a revival of Hugh Leonard's classic memory play, DA. Directed by Charlotte Moore, DA features a cast that includes Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith, John Keating, Nicola Murphy, Paul O'Brien, Ciaran O'Reilly, Adam Petherbridge andFiana Toibin. DA begins previews tonight, January 14, 2015. The production is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. The Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith & More Lead Irish Rep's Revival of DA, Beginning TonightSean Gormley, Kristin Griffith & More Lead Irish Rep's Revival of DA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the third production of its 27th theatre season, a revival of Hugh Leonard's classic memory play, DA. (more...)

The Courtyard Theatre to Present CAT - THE PLAY, Starring Gerard McCarthy, Feb 23-28The Courtyard Theatre to Present CAT - THE PLAY, Starring Gerard McCarthy, Feb 23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Courtyard Theatre presents CAT - THE PLAY, starring Gerard McCarthy as Dave, written by Richard Hardwick and Jamie Beamish. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEThe John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through March 8, 2015. (more...)

NBC's ONE DIRECTION Special Generates Female-Teen GainsNBC's ONE DIRECTION Special Generates Female-Teen Gains
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

NBC has won the primetime ratings week of Dec. 22-28 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic, with “Sunday Night Football” ranking #1 among primetime programs on those nets in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure. (more...)

NBC Ranks #2 with Encore Broadcasts of CHICAGO FIRENBC Ranks #2 with Encore Broadcasts of CHICAGO FIRE
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

NBC ranked #2 for the night among the Big 4 in most key measures (and tied for #1 among those nets in adults 18-34) with three encore telecasts of “Chicago Fire,” (more...)

BWW Reviews: SANTALAND DIARIES Brings Crumpet Back to Open StageBWW Reviews: SANTALAND DIARIES Brings Crumpet Back to Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 29, 2014

Stuart Landon returns as Macys' most demented elf, the only slightly insane Crumpet. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE CharmsBWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE Charms
by Marietta Lunceford - Dec 26, 2014

IT'S A Wonderful Life is just that- wonderful! From the old fashioned sing-a-long before the show to the milk and cookies after the show, everything is fun, inventive and geared towards holiday fun. (more...)

NBC's Encore of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Wins the NightNBC's Encore of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Wins the Night
by TV News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

A Christmas Eve encore of 'It's A Wonderful Life' (1.2/5 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) won the night among the Big 4 in 18-49, total viewers and all other key demos (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Orlando AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Tampa AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

NW Children's Theater Adds One More MARY POPPINS Show, 1/4NW Children's Theater Adds One More MARY POPPINS Show, 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

It's a Jolly Holiday with Mary! The beloved classic film turned musical hit lands on the NW Children's Theater stage with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination, and a flying nanny! (more...)

Scoop: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE on NBC - Tonight, December 24, 2014Scoop: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE on NBC - Tonight, December 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on IT'S A Wonderful Life, airing on NBC tonight, December 24, 2014! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/24/14 - INTO THE WOODS Brings a Happy Holiday Weekend!WAKE UP with BWW 12/24/14 - INTO THE WOODS Brings a Happy Holiday Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This holiday weekend's news: INTO THE WOODS! Should there be any other news?! We don't think so. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Sweet Cocker Spaniel Angel Finds Courage in TWO WORLDS TOGETHERBWW Reviews: A Sweet Cocker Spaniel Angel Finds Courage in TWO WORLDS TOGETHER
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 23, 2014

In Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life, an angel in training named Clarence comes back to earth to earn his wings by helping one man recognize his value in the world. The beloved classic is a reminder to all adults that every man matters and every angel has his own special way of helping those in need. (more...)

VIDEO: Kerry Washington & SCANDAL Cast Appear in SAG Foundation Holiday Fundraising CampaignVIDEO: Kerry Washington & SCANDAL Cast Appear in SAG Foundation Holiday Fundraising Campaign
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

As part of its year-end fundraising efforts, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation enlisted the cast of Scandal to record a one minute holiday poem based on 'The Night Before Christmas' asking union performers to give back to the SAG Foundation this 'Givemas' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

The Alliance Theatre and Dad's Garage Present Holiday Improv on the Hertz Stage, 11/28-12/20The Alliance Theatre and Dad's Garage Present Holiday Improv on the Hertz Stage, 11/28-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Alliance is pleased to partner with Dad's Garage to present the holiday themed production, It's a Wonderful Laugh. The award-winning Dad's Garage Ensemble will parody the quintessential Christmas story It's A Wonderful Life with a fun rotating cast of familiar and not-so-familiar characters. It's a Wonderful Laugh runs on the Hertz Stage from November 28 - December 20, 2014. Opening Night is Friday, December 5, 8:00 p.m. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: JJ Rodgers from Actors Point's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFETHE FRIDAY FIVE: JJ Rodgers from Actors Point's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 19, 2014

This week's spotlight focuses on JJ Rodgers, one of Music City's finest actresses, who opened this week in Hendersonville's Actors Point Theater Company's holiday season offering of It's A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play, directed by 2014 First Night Star Award winner Greg Wilson. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Orlando AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Tampa AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE LIVE FROM WVL RADIO THEATRE, Now thru 12/21Off Broadway at the Marcus Center Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE LIVE FROM WVL RADIO THEATRE, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center will bring IT'S A Wonderful Life LIVE FROM WVL RADIO THEATRE to the Wilson Theater in Vogel Hall tonight, December 18-21. (more...)

GTA Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Now thru 12/28GTA Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

In 1949, U.S. armed forces were recovering from World War II while grappling with an aggressive Soviet Union following the division of East and West Germany; RCA perfected a system for broadcasting television programs in color (though most households wouldn't have a color TV for 10 years) and gas was 17 cents a gallon. After years of suffering in the war effort, the post-war prosperity was just beginning, with homes, cars and hair-dos getting bigger. (more...)

Fake Radio Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE TonightFake Radio Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Fake Radio, Los Angeles's own purveyor of classic radio shows from The Golden Age, will present the classic script of It's A Wonderful Life as a radio play for one performance only tonight, December 18 at 8pm at the Steve Allen Theater, it was announced today by artistic director David Koff. Emmy Award-winner Ray Romano is set to make a special guest appearance as Clarence the Angel. (more...)

USA Premieres Holiday Special A VERY CHRISLEY CHRISTMAS TonightUSA Premieres Holiday Special A VERY CHRISLEY CHRISTMAS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

'Tis the season for lots of laughter and Chrisley holiday cheer! Fans can join their favorite reality family of USA's CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, in an all-new original hilarious holiday special, 'A Very Chrisley Christmas' tonight, December 17 at 10/9c. (more...)

Civil War Epic GONE WITH THE WIND Voted America's Favorite MovieCivil War Epic GONE WITH THE WIND Voted America's Favorite Movie
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

It may have premiered 75 years ago, but it would appear that Wind has still got legs: when asked to name their favorite movie of all time, the septuagenarian Civil War epic Gone with the Wind is Americans' top pick again (more...)

Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 17th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 17, 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. Two weeks of voting left for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 'Annie' film and 'The Merry Widow' open, 'Patsy Cline' extends, 'Sherlock Holmes' sings, 'Cupid' has a heart, and MCL Chicago, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Black Ensemble Theater plan new works for 2015, including 'Beaches' and a tribute to Roger Ebert! (more...)

Cast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater WitCast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois. (more...)

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST Christmas Special Set for TodayCHRISLEY KNOWS BEST Christmas Special Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

'Tis the season for lots of laughter and Chrisley holiday cheer! Fans can join their favorite reality family of USA's CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, in an all-new original hilarious holiday special, “A Very Chrisley Christmas” today, December 17 at 10/9c. Additionally, the entire Chrisley family will host a special broadcast of the classic holiday film, “It's A Wonderful Life, onSunday, December 14 at 8/7c. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Center Stage: Does it Equal a Wonderful Play?BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Center Stage: Does it Equal a Wonderful Play?
by Charles Shubow - Dec 16, 2014

John Landry adapts the iconic Frank Capra 1946 film into a theatrical production. (more...)

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