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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.


Seattle Musical Theatre to Open Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA, 8/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre kicks off its 2014-2015 season with Tony Award winning classic MAN OF LA MANCHA, book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA follows the eccentric Don Quixote, his faithful manservant Sancho, and the tough, but beautiful Aldonza in a mythic and spiritual quest for the impossible dream. With Director Rick Wright at the helm, MAN OF LA MANCHA runs August 12-28, 2014 at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($20-$35) are available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Roundabout's THE REAL THING - Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

THE REAL THING, by Tom Stoppard and directed by Sam Gold, will play a limited engagement beginning previews on October 2, 2014 and opening officially on October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Below, check out a first look at the stars of Roundabout Theatre Company's THE REAL THING, Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal! (more...)

CATS to Run 9/10-10/12 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper, Richard Gere and New York Yankees Join Forces on HENRY & ME Animated Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producer Joseph Avallone announced today the upcoming release of the animated feature film Henry & Me, a baseball-themed tale of a young cancer-stricken boy's magical and life-changing experience with New York Yankees old and new. The film, which features an all-star line-up of voices including Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper, Chazz Palminteri, Lucie Arnaz, and Paul Simon, also includes Yankee greats Mariano Rivera, Reggie Jackson, Hideki Matsui, Yogi Berra, Jorge Posada, CC Sabathia, and Mark Teixeira, among others, and current Yankees manager Joe Girardi and co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner. For more information, visit www.HenryAndMeMovie.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! Provides Unique Excitement That Will Make All Fall in Love with Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 31, 2014

The theatre-going experience at Serenbe Playhouse is as exciting as anything I've ever seen. It's not the excitement manufactured by the tricks and effects of modern theatricality (not that I don't love those as well), but this is the type of excitement that you feel in your bones. The type of excitement that makes you forget that you are an adult watching other adults pretend. This is the type of excitement that makes you fall in love with live theatre. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue Book Club in 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

As a part of their Synergy Series, The Gulfshore Playhouse Book Club will continue in the 2014-2015 Season. The Book Club will focus on titles that relate to the themes being shown on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage throughout the season. From October 2014 to April 2015, he Gulfshore Playhouse will focus on 6 books, with one meeting to discuss each book. The genre of books will vary based on the play that is concurrently in production, and may include fiction, non-fiction, plays, and educational titles. (more...)


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BWW Interviews: Dance as Liberation - Eric Sciotto and Kristen Martin Star in FOOTLOOSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 31, 2014

'Dance is a metaphor for expression, for freedom. In Footloose we use dance to express ourselves when we have no words. [As characters] we are all closed off, and finally at the end of the story, we are loosened; we become individuals again.' Speaking is Kristen Martin, who plays Ariel in Maine State Music Theatre's final season production of Footloose, which runs from August 6-23. Her co-star, Eric Sciotto, agrees that his character, Ren, is 'on a journey to find himself after being abandoned by his father. Ren sees in Ariel a troubled soul who reminds him of himself. They recognize immediately that they are kindred spirits.' (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. (more...)


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AND SHE BAKES, LIVE to Play FringeNYC, 8/9-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Gooey, Hot, and Fresh Out of the Oven:Back in NYC from its sizzling run in the Hollywood Fringe, And She Bakes, LIVE presents Daliya Karnofsky as 'The Bakeress,' in a one-woman theatrical baking thrill ride. Treat yourself to this witty, bittersweet cooking show about love, life, sex, and peanut butter treats. Vegan and gluten-free. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out Music Video for New Nick Jonas Single 'Chains'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

This morning, Nick Jonas debuted his new music video to the first single from his upcoming, yet-to-be titled solo album on Island Records. (more...)

Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON Comes to Music Circus, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The musical theatre classic Brigadoon, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 5 - 10. (more...)

Two Ducks Theatre Company to Present RAINBOWTOWN, 9/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Two Ducks Theatre Company, a new theatre company on Philadelphia's Main Line, will present its first production: Rainbowtown, a hilarious new play for kids. Rainbowtown runs Sept. 6-20 at the Radnor United Methodist Church in Bryn Mawr, part of FringeArts' 2014 festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: SSMT's 'Practically Perfect' MARY POPPINS Flies Into Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tickets are flying out the door for Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's (SSMT) practically perfect musical Mary Poppins, which opened to sold-out audiences and standing ovations last week and continues its run for eight more performances through August 3. Scroll down for new photos from the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley and More in Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

ANNIE's Jamie Foxx to Headline Mike Tyson Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

According to Variety, the upcoming Annie film's Jamie Foxx will star in a new biographical movie about the life of boxer Mike Tyson. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Trailer for Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Soap Star Robert Newman to Join the Cast of PERFECT CRIME, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, and more recently on the hit Showtime series Homeland, will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, on July 28, in the role of Inspector Ascher. (more...)

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love. (more...)

Shawn Doyle to Appear in Recurring Role on USA's COVERT AFFAIRS Season 5
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Shawn Doyle ('Fargo') has been set as a recurring guest star in USA Network's globe-trotting hit espionage series, COVERT AFFAIRS, which is currently in its fifth season and airs Tuesdays at 10/9c. (more...)

Updated: Quantros Appoints Annie Callanan President and Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

MILPITAS, CA - Quantros, Inc., an industry-leading provider of software to advance safety and quality performance for the healthcare industry, today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Annie Callanan as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. She succeeds J.P. Fingado, who served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Fingado, an Operating Partner with Francisco Partners, was recently elected to the Quantros Board of Directors and will work closely with Callanan and the company's leadership team.  (more...)

Tickets to Denver Center For The Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season On Sale 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tickets for the 2014/15 Broadway, Cabaret and Theatre Company shows go on sale to the public Monday, August 11 at 10am. Buy and print online at denvercenter.org. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Present FOOTLOOSE, 8/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)'s 2014 season is 'still rockin' with their remarkable season closing production of the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, running August 6 - 23. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre to Present HOPELESSLY DEVOTED, 26-31 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

A middle-aged brother and sister, Amy and Andy, are stuck living at home in regional Australia, caring for their chronically ill mother. To escape this mundane existence, Amy creates a fantasy world in her lounge room that revolves around her idol, Olivia Newton-John. In between working two jobs to pay for the medical bills, Andy indulges his sister's devotion. He knows that if it weren't for Olivia, they'd both be going mad. But Andy is starting to change. He's ready to move on. The problem is, Amy is perfectly happy in her fantasy world and wants things to stay the same. (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Fisher Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Broadway in Detroit has announced that the new U.S. National Tour of Annie will begin at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit, September 26 - October 4, 2014. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Quantros Appoints Annie Callanan President and Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

MILPITAS, CA - Quantros, Inc., an industry-leading provider of software to advance safety and quality performance for the healthcare industry, today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Annie Callanan as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. She succeeds J.P. Fingado, who served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Fingado, an Operating Partner with Francisco Partners, was recently elected to the Quantros Board of Directors and will work closely with Callanan and the company's leadership team.  (more...)

Roni Size Announces New Solo EP and Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Groundbreaking British drum'n'bass pioneer Roni Size announced earlier this month that he will be releasing a new solo album Take Kontrol on August 25th via his new label Mansion Sounds. (more...)

EVIL DEAD, POTTED POTTER, CANNIBAL! and More Set for Starvox's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Starvox Entertainment has been wowing audiences for years, bringing the best in entertainment to Toronto and stages around the world. Celebrating ten years in the biz, the company today announced a packed calendar of productions and events, including smash hits, fan favourites and a new partnership with the Randolph Theatre. Get ready for flesh eaters, hot flashes, magic and, of course, a little song and dance. (more...)

World Premiere of Contemporary Opera White Witch Set for This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City. The work, with music by Brian Schober and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, is a one-act monodrama for voice and percussion (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre's Youth Ensemble to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre's Shake-it-up-Shakespeare Youth Ensemble brings its unique take on the classics to Much Ado About Nothing, performed on Stage II, August 21-24. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM with Will Swenson, Melissa Errico & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustrated proclaimed to be the "#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time." Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nominee Ron Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, "one of the most innovative songwriters working today." Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark H. Dold and More in Barrington Stage's BREAKING THE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

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, presents Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama of Alan Turing, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold. Directed by Joe Calarco, performances of Breaking the Code run now through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September – 12 October
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival will stage 27 world-class productions across 21 different venues in Dublin city and suburbs this September and October. As always the range of work will be eclectic, bold and diverse, offering spectacular, large-scale presentations, intimate performances and theatrical firsts to appeal to both seasoned theatre-goers and first-time audiences alike. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Extends Through August at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 17. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

TLC to Premiere Third Season of GYPSY SISTERS, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The GYPSY SISTERS are back and still over-the-top in a two-hour season premiere on TLC Thursday, August 21st at 9/8c. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Play SHN Curran Theatre, 12/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Unique Features and SHN bring the Broadway musical ELF to the SHN Curran Theatre in San Francisco December 12-28. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1, at 10am. (more...)

WebAssign Introduces Faculty Advisory Board, Partnership with Education Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ WebAssign, a leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, today announced the creation of the Faculty Advisory Board, an initiative supporting education technology and student learning. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Neil LaBute's IN A DARK DARK HOUSE Built on a Solid Foundation in its Los Angeles Premiere at The Matrix Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jul 28, 2014

Intense, riveting tale of two estranged brothers, and as expected with a Neil LaBute script, reveals the darker, deeper secrets of familial loves that maybe should have remained hidden. Yes, LaBute does go there. And how! (more...)

GYPSY SISTERS Returns to TLC on 8/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The GYPSY SISTERS are back and still over-the-top in a two-hour season premiere on TLC Thursday, August 21st at 9/8c. The third season chronicles more Stanley family drama as they navigate breakups, makeups and road trips, giving viewers a one-of-a-kind look at the jaw-dropping ways of the infamous gypsy clan. (more...)

VIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will conclude its limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Broadway Producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, Dies at 66
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Broadway producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, has died from complications of color cancer surgery on June 30. She was 66 years old. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of FOX's THE FOLLOWING Visits Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Below, check out video highlights from yesterday's THE FOLLOWING panel at 2014 Comic Con. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zoro), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Melissa Mitchell (LES MISERABLES), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Mamma Mia!) and Steven Ferezy are among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who will take part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast, August 4, 2014 at The Triad. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Musical Version of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Worth the Wait
by Paul Batterson - Jul 28, 2014

Few moviegoers were thinking about the musical potential of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS when it was released as a movie in 1988. However, the movie producers were. (more...)

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