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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.


The Windham Theatre Guild to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER to Close 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Windham Theatre Guild will present The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson as the final Main Stage production of the 2015-2016 Season, opening on Friday, June 3rd at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble & Nature Center to Present ALMOST HEAVEN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is continuing its unique partnership with the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) again this summer with a remount of the wildly popular GET concert production of Almost Heaven, John Denver's America outdoors at the CNC. Performances will run Thursdays through Saturdays from July 14-30, 2016 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Ben Brady Pavilion, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle, Sally Struthers and More in Gateway's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County kicked off its new season on Wednesday May 18 with ANYTHING GOES. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am. Full Season Subscription Membership is only available now through March 21 and includes tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website atwww.TheGateway.org. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Alvin Ing and Friends in Rehearsal for GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has a video sneak peek of the cast in action below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alvin Ing's GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the show - check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - The Importance of Posture in Your Singing
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - May 20, 2016

If you have ever attended a classical voice recital, you probably saw an elegantly dressed performer situated near the crook of a grand piano for the duration of the performance.  Traditionally, recitalists remain standing with "noble" posture throughout their program, and only gesture with their hands and body for extreme emphasis.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Barbara Andres in I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Barbara Andres about her career and upcoming performance in 'I Remember Mama' at Two River Theater. Directed by Jack Cummings III, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from Saturday, June 4th to Sunday, June 26th. (more...)

2016 Minty Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, is gearing for one of the most exciting nights of Staten Island theatre- The Sixth Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 5 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Andrea McArdle, Sally Struthers and More in Gateway's ANYTHING GOES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County kicked off its new season on Wednesday May 18 with ANYTHING GOES. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am. Full Season Subscription Membership is only available now through March 21 and includes tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org. (more...)

Green Space Sets June Schedule of Events
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

?Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in June. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: He's a Music Man- How Long Did it Take Alex Lacamoire to Orchestrate HAMILTON? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

Just call him the music man. Alex Lacamoire is the man in charge of the sound of HAMILTON. As music director, he heads the show's orchestra nightly at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and as the orchestrator, he has earned his second Tony nomination. So long long did it take for him to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda's music to life? He's telling all below! (more...)

Rich Pisarkiewicz and Patrick Blindauer Join The Muny's 42ND STREET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of 42nd Streetdirected and choreographed by Denis Jones and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 6/15-7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Tumble down the rabbit hole with STAGES St. Louis this summer for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, Disney's Alice in Wonderland, June 15th - July 3rd, at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. This whimsical journey to a land beyond imagination is a fantastic adventure the whole family can enjoy! (more...)

International Music Summit Sets First Speakers for IMS College Malta
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

International Music Summit today unveil the leading figures of electronic music that will feature across the sessions and seminars of IMS College - Malta on July 1-3rd. The fourteen speakers announced encompass the industry, providing access from every angle for a 360-degree insight into the future and function of this scene. Bringing together the world's young minds IMS College - Malta will with its partners Point Blank Music School, SAE and worldwide panels, help progress music and educate prodigies to come. (more...)

Lillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Lillias White, Annie Golden, T. Oliver Reid, Lady Rizo, Vivian Reed, and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies will join the previously announced headliners Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli for the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

The CW Announces 2016-17 Fall Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

The CW Network presented its 2016-17 schedule to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City today, kicked off by the rock band Fitz and the Tantrums performing their hit singles “Handclap” and “The Walker.” (more...)

Lilla Crawford & Jenna Ortega to Join The Rockettes in NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Jenna Ortega and Lilla Crawford will share the role of Emily, the teen girl lead in New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight week engagement runs from June 15 through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Cady Huffman, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Raise Funds at 2016 CANY Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Broadway stars came together for a special evening to help raise funds and awareness for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), a leading nonprofit organization known for its innovative use of drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. Scroll down for photos from this year's event! (more...)

Park Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Park Square concludes its 2016-2017 season with the area premiere of Tim Firth's hilarious and heartfelt comedy Calendar Girls. Based on the hit 2003 film, the play explores loss, friendship, and baring it all as a group of women pose in the buff to benefit a local charity. The ensuing media firestorm puts the women's friendship to the test and reveals the love shared by an extraordinary group of women. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kaci Pelias - Stressed, but Broadway-Blessed
by Guest Blogger: Kaci Pelias - May 18, 2016

Hello!  It has been a long while!  These last few weeks I have been studying, stressing, and screaming.  Four AP tests,  one standardized test, and Annie auditions later, I'm back and ready to discuss all things theatre with you guys! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Alvin Ing's GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers' RAISE YOUR VOICE Broadway Revue Set for Concordia University, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. This original musical theatre revue features 46 performers and five musicians serving up a joyful, eclectic collection of Broadway's most memorable moments. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre to Present New Chamber Version of GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL June 8 through June 25. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

5th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival Slated for June at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival and Actor's Express present the 5th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival on Sunday, June 12 and Monday June 13 at 8 PM at Actor's Express. The Festival is produced and curated by Dominic D'Andrea. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for Barrington Stage Company's AMERICAN SON and KIMBERLY AKIMBO
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce full casting for both the World Premiere play, American Son, winner of the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016, and Kimberly Akimbo. (more...)

The Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with 'RAISE YOUR VOICE!' Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. (more...)

Final Batch of Seats Now on Sale for Bernadette Peters' London Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

As previously announced, the triple Tony, triple Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters will perform her first UK solo concerts in over 15 years at the beginning of June 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Susan Stroman
by Broadway's Backbone - May 17, 2016

In this episode: Susan Stroman maybe the most awarded female director/choreographer in history, but it is her truth as an artist that has made her work ever-evolving. She deservedly has received legendary status and her contributions to the theatre are far from over. In this podcast, "Stro" shares inspiration, guidance, laughter, and reality: with  a  quantity of quotes that are mantra-worthy.  It is Stroman's love for the theatre, respect for the craft and compassion for the performer that makes her an extraordinary woman in a creative yet complicated career.  (more...)

ole Composer Jeppe Riddervold Wins at 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

ole composer Jeppe Riddervold was honored at the 2016 BMI Film & Television Awards with a BMI Cable Television Music award. The annual event was held on May 11th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Confusion, Mostly Unintended, Abounds in THE GOLDEN DRAGON
by Gil Kaan - May 16, 2016

The Southern California premiere of playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's THE GOLDEN DRAGON  benefits from the sturdy, first-rate technical production values The Theatre @ Boston Court has earned their deserved reputation for. Kudos to GOLDEN DRAGON's color-blind, gender-blind, ageist-blind casting. But with all this color/gender/ageist-blind casting comes the pitfall of equal opportunity offending. (more...)

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL to Rage at Equinox Theatre Company This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the highly anticipated return of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL. EVIL DEAD will be June 10 through July 16 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/16/16- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

Today in 1946, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1147 performances. Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert Fields and his sister Dorothy Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860-1926), who was a sharpshooter from Ohio, and her husband, Frank Butler. Songs that became hits include 'There's No Business Like Show Business', 'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly', 'You Can't Get a Man with a Gun', 'They Say It's Wonderful', and 'Anything You Can Do.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

BWW Review: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Speaks to our Hearts and our Arts at Eternity Playhouse
by Brodie Paparella - May 16, 2016

If there is anything an audience can relate to in contemporary theatre, it is the concept of struggling to forge ahead with one's own individual passions whilst navigating the traditions of the past and the expectations of those who, having grown up in more desperate times, had only such traditions to survive by. Where parents fought to give their children a better life, but don't know how to handle it when they start to take such opportunities. My Name is Asher Lev turns up the dial hard on this theme by setting such conflict in the home of an observant Torah Jewish family, wherein the titular character is awakened with a prodigal gift for art. In his father's mind, this gift is from the devil. So Asher's narrative plays out as the ultimate declaration of independence from family, from community, but not perhaps from faith. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

The Flea Extends Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Flea Thetaer announces a 2nd extension of WOLF IN THE RIVER, an impressionistic glimpse into the poetry of broken people. Written and directed by Adam Rapp and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, performances will now run through June 6. (more...)

BWW Review: A Family in Comedic Turmoil Rules the Roost in TABLE MANNERS
by Shari Barrett - May 16, 2016

Sometimes last minute changes of director can raise a struggling play into a masterful team effort showing the brilliant humor meant to be mined from an award-winning script. Such was the case for co-director/actor David Graham when two previous directors had to step aside and he was asked to take over directing TABLE MANNERS at Little Fish two days before the first rehearsal. Along with his co-director Stephanie Coltrin, the perfect casting in all the roles and the skill of knowing just how far to take the characters in this comedy of family manners gone bad makes for two hours of close-up fun for every member of the audience. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016

Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below! (more...)

Honolulu Theatre for Youth Teaches Healthy Habits to Youngsters
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) performed "The Tiny Tree," an interactive theater production, for 35 enthusiastic preschoolers in the Head Start program at Kapalama Elementary School this morning. The production, designed specifically to promote positive growth and healthy living concepts to young children, is midway through its eight-show run at federally funded Head Start preschool programs across Oahu. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTED
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

ArtsWest announces their 2016-2017 season, UNCHARTED. See full details below! (more...)

Rialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway Next
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, is currently enjoying a sold out run that comes to an Off-Broadway end on Sunday, May 29th. The show has been rumored for a transfer since it opened to rave reviews, a move confirmed today by the show's lead producer Stacey Mindich, speaking today at a Syracuse University graduation ceremony.  (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Present ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to conclude its 60th Season with our Summer Musical 'Annie Get Your Gun' by Irving Berlin. Show dates are June 3rd-5th, 10th-12th and 17th-19th to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Bid On Signed Prints from 'On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution,' Support BC/EFA
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

The just-released book features classic Broadway poster art and never-before-published preliminary posters (more...)

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