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Based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery

Follow the misadventures of everyone's favorite red-headed orphan girl! Lucy Maud Montgomery's timeless classic, cherished by generations, comes to life in this charming musical adaptation. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a plainspoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy! She wins over the Cuthberts, and all of Prince Edward Island, with her irrepressible spirit and imagination --and we're sure she'll win over our Young Audiences and their families with her warm, poignant story about love, home and family.



Haven Theatre Company to Present Second Director's Haven at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Haven Theatre Company and Artistic Director Josh Sobel have announced the Director's Haven for 2016, an emerging director's showcase, October 28 - November 9, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Meadow Brook Announces 2016-2017 Children's Series Schedule and Sponsors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Children Series Season, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Each year, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) presents a series of performances designed to introduce children to the wonder of theatre and the arts. Now in its 9th year, the Children's Series offers six performances certain to entertain the entire family. (more...)

Capitol Centre for the Arts' School Series Nurtures Growing Minds
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Capitol Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Lincoln Financial School Series debuts November 2 with New Rep's Classic Repertory Company's production of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic The Scarlet Letter. When Hester Prynne commits an act of adultery, she is isolated and shamed by her community. Wrought with guilt that is veiled by piety, can she reconcile her duty with her desire? (more...)

Jessica Gallant Joins 'ROBYN HOOD' at Confederation Centre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Adam Brazier's holiday musical has added a local star, with the pride of Ten Mile House, Jessica Gallant joining the production as Maid Marion. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Today, October 29th. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Present Second Director's Haven at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Haven Theatre Company and Artistic Director Josh Sobel have announced the Director's Haven for 2016, an emerging director's showcase, October 28 - November 9, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents LITTLE WOMEN -THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to remount the heartwarming and wondrous Little Women - The Broadway Musical. Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Sarah Figoten Wilson, and music direction by Bill Strongin. Little Women - The Broadway Musical will preview from November 25 through December 2, regular performances will begin December 3 and continue through December 23 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Guy Louis, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and More Set for Meadow Brook Theatre's 2016-17 Children's Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre continues to provide children's entertainment for the 9th season. Beginning in October of 2016, the theatre will present 6 shows for children! (more...)

Meadow Brook Announces 2016-2017 Children's Series Schedule and Sponsors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Children Series Season, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Each year, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) presents a series of performances designed to introduce children to the wonder of theatre and the arts. Now in its 9th year, the Children's Series offers six performances certain to entertain the entire family. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present CALL MY PUBLICIST! – THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30pm CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 107 East 69th Street, (bet Park & Lexington Ave).  The autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Joshua Ellis, with direction by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York.  (more...)

Charlottetown Festival 2017 Will Be a Celebration of Rock, Laughter & Canada's 150th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced a dazzling lineup for next summer's Charlottetown Festival, presented by CIBC. (more...)

2016 Shaw Rocket Prize Kids Voting Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Saturday, October 29th. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for South Bend (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Comes to Central Mountain Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Anne of Green Gables, the timeless tale of the orphan Anne Shirley, will come to life on the Central Mountain Stage. (more...)

Confederation Centre Casting for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Leads
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Confederation Centre has announced that three plum roles are up for grabs at The 2017 Charlottetown Festival.     (more...)

Kate & Mim-Mim, Slugterra, and L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Awarded the 2016 Shaw Rocket Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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Rachel McAdams Performs ANNE OF GREEN GABLES for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams' dazzling interpretation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novel Anne of Green Gables. This new recording, released just in time to keep listeners entertained throughout holiday traffic and family time, reinvigorates the hilarious misadventures and captures the uncompromising spirit that have made Montgomery's heroine an unforgettable symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. McAdams's performance is now available for download at audible.com/anneofgreengables. (more...)

Dalila Bela, Corinne Koslo & More Join Cast of CBC & Netflix Series ANNE
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

CBC, Netflix and Northwood Entertainment today announced the casting of beloved characters Diana Barry, Rachel Lynde and Gilbert Blythe in the upcoming eight x one-hour drama series ANNE. (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Comes to Central Mountain Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Anne of Green Gables, the timeless tale of the orphan Anne Shirley, will come to life on the Central Mountain Stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 5/08/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Thousand Oaks (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/08/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/08/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/08/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Chicago (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

RILLA OF GREEN GABLES Cast Album Released, Featuring Music of Berlin and Kern
by Tyler Hinton - May 4, 2016

The new musical RILLA OF GREEN GABLES, which features songs by Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, premiered last year to glowing audience reviews and has recently released an original cast album. The show received first runner-up in the Best Original/New Work category of the reader-selected BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Look at Chance Theater's THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Chance Theater presents its Southern California premiere production of THE BIG MEAL. Written by Orange County native Dan LeFranc, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Jocelyn A. Brown, THE BIG MEAL continues through May 22 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitkentheater arts Center. Check out new photos from the show below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Dark Comedy STORYWORKS: TERRA INCOGNITA Premieres at George Street Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

An absurd, dark comedy about a New Jersey family who finds themselves suddenly dealing with an environmental cleanup in their backyard - literally - makes its debut at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., with a pair of 8pm performances June 3 and 4, with post-play discussions to follow each night. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/22/2016 for Chicago (more...)

BWW Blog: Aimee Hunsinger - Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
by Guest Blogger: Aimee Hunsinger - May 19, 2016

Hello. My name is Aimee and I will be your tour guide to anything and everything Millbrook Playhouse. I am super excited to share my experiences this summer with you.  Millbrook Playhouse is a unique theater that used to be a barn. It has been open for over 50 years, and I have been with the barn for 11 of those years! (Including this summer season) This summer I will be in Peace Love and Cupcakes, The Little Mermaid, and the Teen Performing Arts Academy's production of Into The Woods Jr. I will write about performances, rehearsals, and the fabulous adventures with my wacky friends.  (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Tonight, May 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW tonight, May 16, 2016! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for Thousand Oaks (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Monday, May 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Monday, May 16, 2016! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Thousand Oaks (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, ASSASSINS, THE JUNGLE BOOK and More Set for Fountain Hills Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to announce the 2016-17 Season for its Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth stages as well as our Sizzlin' Summer Show. (more...)

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 9 Arrives on DVD & Blu-ray 8/2
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Featuring a special guest appearance by William Shatner (Star Trek) as Mark Twain, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, Season 9, makes its DVD and Blu-ray debut on August 2, 2016 from Acorn (more...)

Carnegie Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Carnegie patrons can expect 'Nothin' But a Good Time' with the 2016-17 Theatre Season opener, ROCK OF AGES. The classic boy meets girl tale features classic 80s hair band hits and runs weekends August 13-28, 2016. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Nashville Regional Awards Update - Cumberland County Playhouse Winning Best Professional Theater Company!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Netflix Announces New TV Series ANNE Based On Famous Novel 'Anne of Green Gables'
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Netflix and CBC are joining forces with Showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett and Miranda de Pencier's Northwood Entertainment for the highly anticipated dramatic television series ANNE (more...)

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 9 Arrives on DVD & Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Featuring a special guest appearance by William Shatner (Star Trek) as Mark Twain, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, Season 9, makes its DVD and Blu-ray debut on August 2, 2016 from Acorn (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Sunshine or in Shadow: Peter Cormican, Charis Leos, and Cary Michele Miller in McCourt's IRISH
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 13, 2016

'There are two kinds of people in the world, as ye very well know,' Peter Cormican asserts in a lilting accent, 'those that are Irish and those that want to be.' The English-born actor, son Irish parents - a Protestant mother from Belfast and a Catholic father from Galway - is currently in Maine to make his Maine State Music Theatre/Portland Stage debut in Frank McCourt's play The Irish and How They Got That Way, directed by Marc Robin, which opens in Portland August 19th. The production, a bold new collaboration between two of Maine leading Equity companies, marks an exciting new chapter for both theatres and promises to be one of the season's biggest hits, as it has been in every town its played. Cormican is joined in our conversation by two of the other four principals from the a small cast that also stars Curt Dale Clark [see BWW interview 5/24/16], Charis Leos and Cary Michele Miller, (and features Cameron Wright and Emily Davis, Ernest Sauceda (fiddler) and two other musicians). Both Leos and Miller are MSMT veterans, but new to McCourt's play. 'This is my debut at Portland Stage,' Miller says with anticipation. 'I always look forward to working with Curt and Charis and Marc, and I am enjoying getting to know Peter. And I am always excited to learn new material and new music.' (more...)

Chance Theater Adds Performances to SoCal Premiere of THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to announce that it has added two performances of its Southern California premiere production of THE BIG MEAL. (more...)

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