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Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray; "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate, Inc.

Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, the funniest villain this side of a Disney cartoon. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil schemes, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.


Tony Winner Martin Charnin Coming to WPPAC, 4/10Tony Winner Martin Charnin Coming to WPPAC, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to bring Tony Award winning lyricist Martin Charnin to White Plains as part of the Creating Broadway series. Join us on Friday, April 10 at 7:00 pm for this lecture style class where Mr. Charnin will share stories from his life in the theatre and give advice for rounding out songs in an actor's repertoire for audition or performance. Six to eight people will be selected from ticket buyers, by audition, to join Mr. Charnin on stage. (more...)

App Annie & IDC: Mobile Advertising and Monetization 2013 - 2018: Freemium and In-App Ads Expand Their LeadApp Annie & IDC: Mobile Advertising and Monetization 2013 - 2018: Freemium and In-App Ads Expand Their Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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Amazon and Bleecker Street Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing AgreementAmazon and Bleecker Street Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Bleecker Street today announced a multi-year content licensing agreement that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription home for theatrical releases including Danny Collins (more...)

Broadway's THE VISIT Announces Student Rush PolicyBroadway's THE VISIT Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

A rush policy was announced today for the new Broadway musical The Visit, for students to witness legends doing what made them legendary in this momentous event that is history in the making. Rush tickets are $29. (more...)

Broadway's Christopher Coucill to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Hedgerow Theatre, 4/9-26Broadway's Christopher Coucill to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Hedgerow Theatre, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Christopher Coucill, whose acting credits include Broadway and TV, brings Glen Berger's one-man mystery adventure Underneath the Lintel to Hedgerow Theatre from April 9 to 26. (more...)

New Swedish Rock Opera RICHARDROCKS to Premiere in LondonNew Swedish Rock Opera RICHARDROCKS to Premiere in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

King Richard III was finally laid to rest this month with suitable pomp and majesty in Leicester Cathedral. (more...)

Discovery Family Channel Unveils 2015-16 Upfront SeasonDiscovery Family Channel Unveils 2015-16 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Discovery Family Channel, America's leading entertainment network for the entire family, today announced its 2015-16 Upfront slate of programming. (more...)

Fred Sullivan, Jr. & Joel Kipper Set for OSTC's ROUNDING THIRDFred Sullivan, Jr. & Joel Kipper Set for OSTC's ROUNDING THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Trinity Repertory Company's Fred Sullivan, Jr., who is enjoying rave reviews in Trinity Rep's current production of A Flea in Her Ear, and Ocean State Theatre Company's Managing Producer, Joel Kipper, who recently made his directing debut with OSTC's The Last Five Years, will be starring opposite one another in OSTC's upcoming summer production of Richard Dresser's comedy Rounding Third. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Two Clips from Bill Plympton's CHEATIN'VIDEO: Watch Two Clips from Bill Plympton's CHEATIN'
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

CHEATIN' is an award-winning, surreal animated adult tale of love, jealousy, revenge, and murder. Inspired by the work of James M. Cain ('Double Indemnity', 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'), CHEATIN' marks Academy Award nominated Bill Plympton's seventh animated feature film. Click below to watch two clips from the film! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IT'S ONLY A PLAY gains two 'new' cast members, the PIPPIN tour gets a new 'Berthe', Sutton Foster leads TV Land's new series YOUNGER and more! (more...)

In Performance: Tony Winner Lena Hall Sings 'Falling Slowly' from Upcoming Cafe Carlyle ShowIn Performance: Tony Winner Lena Hall Sings 'Falling Slowly' from Upcoming Cafe Carlyle Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Today's New York Times In Performance video features the Tony Award-winning actress Lena Hall, with Watt White on guitar, performing “Falling Slowly,” the beautiful ballad from the film and Broadway show ONCE. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This SpringPatti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Bonstelle Theatre closes its 2014-15 Season at Wayne State's Midtown theatre with the Tony Award-winning Urinetown: The Musical, playing April 17 - 26. A hit on Broadway and in London's West End, the wickedly smart book and lyrics satirize crony capitalism, while the score parodies popular musicals. Written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, it was originally produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell. (more...)

AVAN LAVA Release Make it Real EP TodayAVAN LAVA Release Make it Real EP Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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THE BOOK OF MORMON, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY & More  Set for Van Wezel's 2015-16 Broadway SeasonTHE BOOK OF MORMON, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY & More Set for Van Wezel's 2015-16 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Coming off a record-setting year, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall's 2015-2016 Broadway Season continues to bring some of the most sought-after Broadway shows, as well as classic musicals that continue to excite and inspire generation after generation. (more...)

Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

NBC will debut a new live television production of the hit Broadway musical 'The Wiz' on Thursday, Dec. 3, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

Patti LuPone, BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPatti LuPone, BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway's Tony Honored Dog Trainer Bill Berloni Heading to New TV Reality ShowBroadway's Tony Honored Dog Trainer Bill Berloni Heading to New TV Reality Show
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Bill Berloni, the recipient of a 2011 Tony Award Honor for Excellence in Theatre, will head to Discovery Family Channel this August to star in a new reality TV series. (more...)

Andrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! CastAndrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

School of Visual Arts Launches 26th Dusty Film & Animation FestivalSchool of Visual Arts Launches 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film & Video and BFA Animation programs at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), announce the 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival will be held Saturday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 12, 201 (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Today for Barrow Street Theatre's THE FLICKTickets Go On Sale Today for Barrow Street Theatre's THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Tickets go on sale today (Monday, March 30) for playwright Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick. The production returns to Off-Broadway in May, directed once again by Sam Gold and featuring Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten, reprising their acclaimed performances. Previews begin Tuesday, May 5 for a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, August 30. Opening night is Thursday, May 28 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, corner of Seventh Avenue). (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with John Bolton, Liz Callaway, Julia Murney, Ryan Silverman and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with John Bolton, Liz Callaway, Julia Murney, Ryan Silverman and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series fifteenth season will bring 100 years of Broadway history in four incredible evenings. (more...)

New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2015

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2015/16 season. “Signature's 26th season continues our commitment to presenting new works and reinventing great American musicals. We're proud that this season also highlights daring new plays by female playwrights,” stated Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. “I'm excited to work with so many talented artists in the coming year.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CORKTOWN '57 at the OdysseyPhoto Flash: First Look- CORKTOWN '57 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown '57, opening March 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/28/15- Reba McEntireSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/28/15- Reba McEntire
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Reba McEntire! Sometimes referred to as 'The Queen of Country', McEntire has sold 41 million records in the United States and more than 60 million worldwide. In the United States, she ranks as the seventh best-selling female artist in all genres and is the second best-selling female country artist of all time. On stage, McEntire has appeared as Annie Oakley in the 2001 Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun followed by the Carnegie Hall concert of South Pacific. (more...)

GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL Concert Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekGIRLFRIEND FROM HELL Concert Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event: (more...)

BWW Interview: Tessa Ferrer Makes the Screen-to-Stage Switch - From Checking Out of GREY'S ANATOMY & Into BUZZER at The PublicBWW Interview: Tessa Ferrer Makes the Screen-to-Stage Switch - From Checking Out of GREY'S ANATOMY & Into BUZZER at The Public
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 27, 2015

With credits on two major networks to her name, Tessa Ferrer is now tackling the stage. (more...)

Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

This just in! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Audra McDonald is in final talks to join the cast of Disney's upcoming remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The six-time Tony winner will take on the role of 'Garderobe,' the wardrobe. (more...)

Breaking News: Bernadette Peters to Record ELOISE for New Book ComboBreaking News: Bernadette Peters to Record ELOISE for New Book Combo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

It's Eloise's sixtieth birthday-though she's still not a day over six. It was just announced that fans of the series can now celebrate the original classic storybook with a CD narrated by Broadway's Bernadette Peters. This is the second time this week that the iconic character has been in the news, as 'Girls' star Lena Dunham introduced the world to the illustrator of the series in her new HBO short, 'It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.' (more...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, April 16, 2015Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, April 16, 2015
by TV Scoop - Mar 27, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing on THE CW on Thursday, April 16, 2015! (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Rex Smith and More Celebrate Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary in New HavenPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Rex Smith and More Celebrate Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary in New Haven
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, New Haven's historic Shubert Theatre celebrated with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21. This exclusive evening included an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest stars. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

THE CAREGIVER'S BIBLE by John Killinger Receives Early PraiseTHE CAREGIVER'S BIBLE by John Killinger Receives Early Praise
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

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BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Shakespeare Theatre Company is Just Plain SpectacularBWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Shakespeare Theatre Company is Just Plain Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Mar 26, 2015

Director Alan Paul establishes himself as a Musical Director Extraordinaire (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Not Returning to Produce Next Year's OSCARSCraig Zadan & Neil Meron Not Returning to Produce Next Year's OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are officially ending their involvement with the Academy Awards. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Stage THE ALIENS This SpringFirehouse Theatre to Stage THE ALIENS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Annie Baker's The Aliens begins its performance run at Firehouse Theatre on Thursday, April 16th as the final production in Firehouse's Season 21. The show runs through Saturday, May 16th. Baker won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for her play, The Flick. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christian Hoff – From Child Actor to Midtown ManBWW Interviews: Christian Hoff – From Child Actor to Midtown Man
by Heidi Scheuermann - Mar 26, 2015

Coming to New Orleans tomorrow night is an act that no JERSEY BOYS loving theatergoers, including myself, are going to want to miss! THE MIDTOWN MEN, four original cast members from the Broadway hit JERSEY BOYS (Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer) have come together and have formed their own music group which brings to life the music of the 60's in what's sure to be an energy packed show. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & MoreSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced eight productions for the 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season at the company's Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All subscriber tickets for the 2015-16 Season are $25 each as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. (more...)

SVA's Film & Animation Festival to Run 5/9-12SVA's Film & Animation Festival to Run 5/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film & Video and BFA Animation programs at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), announced today that the 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival will be held in New York City, Saturday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (more...)

Christopher Walken Joins Hugh Jackman for EDDIE THE EAGLE BiopicChristopher Walken Joins Hugh Jackman for EDDIE THE EAGLE Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Christopher Walken has joined the cast of EDDIE THE EAGLE, hitting theaters in 2016. (more...)

Dave Usher Releases MUSIC IS FOREVER: DIZZY GILLESPIE, THE JAZZ LEGEND AND MEDave Usher Releases MUSIC IS FOREVER: DIZZY GILLESPIE, THE JAZZ LEGEND AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Music Is Forever: Dizzy Gillespie, the Jazz Legend and Me, Dave Usher, white and Jewish, tells the story of how he, at age 14, met the jazz giant, a black man who practiced the Baha'i Faith, and forged a 50-year friendship. (more...)

Videotron Announces Creation of MAtv Citizen Advisory CommitteeVideotron Announces Creation of MAtv Citizen Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

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Photo Flash: She's Back! First Look at Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on BroadwayPhoto Flash: She's Back! First Look at Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. Check out a very first look at Chita Rivera and the cast on stage! (more...)

BWW Interview: Fiorella Nolis racconta 'Annie Jr.' e la Children's Musical SchoolBWW Interview: Fiorella Nolis racconta 'Annie Jr.' e la Children's Musical School
by Francesco Vittorino - Apr 1, 2015

Io e il team creativo della Children's Musical School abbiamo sempre avuto il desiderio di mettere in scena un musical solo per ragazzi, dove loro potessero essere protagonisti, Annie jr ci e sembrato il musical perfetto perche i ruoli per bambini sono numerosi. (more...)

JERSEY'S GIRLS to Transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for Limited Run, May 12-31JERSEY'S GIRLS to Transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for Limited Run, May 12-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Following a sell-out run at St. James Studio last month, musical revue Jerry's Girls will transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited three week run from Tuesday 12 to Sunday 31 May 2015, with a press night on Friday 15 May. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/1/2015 - AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE Begin and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/1/2015 - AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE Begin and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 1, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE bring NOLA and comedic romance to Broadway, and 39 STEPS returns to NYC tonight! (more...)

ASCAP to Honor Influential Music Icons at 2015 Pop Music AwardsASCAP to Honor Influential Music Icons at 2015 Pop Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present rock heavyweights KISS with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards (more...)

BWW's Top 10 TV Gifs of the Week; THE LATE LATE SHOW, THE WALKING DEAD, Taylor Swift and More!BWW's Top 10 TV Gifs of the Week; THE LATE LATE SHOW, THE WALKING DEAD, Taylor Swift and More!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld TV is here to bring you the Top 10 gifs in television over the last seven days! What was your favorite moment of the TV week? Are there any great TV gifs that we missed? Link to them in the comments below, or share them with us on Twitter @BWWTVWorld; we will RT our favorites! But beware of SPOILERS BELOW! (more...)

BWW Recap: This Week's Lesson on COMMUNITY is "Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing"BWW Recap: This Week's Lesson on COMMUNITY is "Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing"
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 1, 2015

On this episode of COMMUNITY, the Dean has a major announcement to make: he's openly gay—well sort of. The Dean, in order to get a spot on the School Board, has to come out as openly gay, so that the otherwise inept Board can look like they are open to all people (in light of their recent controversy of cancelling a Pride Parade). The Dean really wants the position, but hates lying about what he is, since as he says, gay barely begins to explain him. (more...)

Donny Most and Judy Norton to 'Sing and Swing' at Rockwell Table & StageDonny Most and Judy Norton to 'Sing and Swing' at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

'Rockwell Table & Stage,' in Los Angeles will be introducing their new artist in residency - Donny Most (Happy Days), who will be 'Singing & Swinging' with guest artist Judy Norton (The Waltons) on April 9, 2015. For more information on tickets go to http://rockwell-la.inticketing.com/events/482967/donny-most-sings-and-swings-special-guest-judy-norton-/. (more...)

At This Performance: Farah Alvin of Broadway's New Musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!At This Performance: Farah Alvin of Broadway's New Musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld presents the latest installment of our latest weekly feature, 'At This Performance' highlighting the work of some of Broadway's hardest-working actors - understudies and standbys! (more...)

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