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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...)

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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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THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight on BroadwayTHE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tonight, March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. (more...)

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...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (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...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, April 16, 2015Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, April 16, 2015
by - Mar 26, 2015

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

Lauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMALLauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast for its upcoming, Next to Normal, playing May 1 to May 10, 2015 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (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...)

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWARTVIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWART
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Amanda Seyfried recently appeared on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART to discuss her new film, 'While We're Young', and recalled an awful audition in Philadelphia that led her to learn how to sing. (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...)

BWW My Two Cents: No Paddle Needed, SCHITT'S CREEK is the Place to BeBWW My Two Cents: No Paddle Needed, SCHITT'S CREEK is the Place to Be
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 26, 2015

Are you watching this show? If your answer is no, then I question your life choices. This is comedy at its best. Canada has rewarded us with this comedy gem that makes us almost want to forgive them for Bieber. (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...)

BWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at BirdlandBWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at Birdland
by David Clarke - Mar 25, 2015

Celebrating the release of SING YOU TO SLEEP, Anika Larsen made her solo concert debut at Birdland on Monday, March 23. Joined by her BEAUTIFUL castmates Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector and her XANADU castmate Kenita Miller, Larsen's set featured songs from her album and thematically appropriate solos that featured her guests' talents too. Thus, the evening was the perfect night cap to an otherwise manic Monday. (more...)

Up On The Marquee: THE VISITUp On The Marquee: THE VISIT
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2015

The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Emily Padgett and More Set for THE BROADWAY DOLLS at Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/11Emily Padgett and More Set for THE BROADWAY DOLLS at Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Some of Broadway's hottest female stars will be together on one stage in a Glee-like singing and dancing extravaganza -- The Broadway Dolls -- at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 p.m. This show will take the audience from pop and rock 'n' roll to Broadway and beyond. (more...)

Jake Delaney, Katherine Walker Hill and Danny Boman to Star in Cumberland County Playhouse's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 4/24-7/12Jake Delaney, Katherine Walker Hill and Danny Boman to Star in Cumberland County Playhouse's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 4/24-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Cumberland County Playhouse announces the return of one of its most popular musicals, Singin' in the Rain. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Annie Lennox's NOSTALGIA in Concert on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCESVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Annie Lennox's NOSTALGIA in Concert on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

With the GREAT PERFORMANCES special, 'Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert', the singer's unique interpretations bring a new intimacy to these timeless classics. Click below to watch clips from the program! (more...)

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