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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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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.

Leapiní lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the worldís 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 Hanniganís 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.



Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars and More Coming Up Over July 4th at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 3-July 9, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift, Sean Harkness & Will Galison, Alemay Fernandez Featuring Shawn Letts, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WEST END LIVE 2017 Returns to London This Weekend
by Roy Tan - Jun 22, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE: THE YORK SUFFRAGETTES, York Theatre Royal
by Pippa Stacey - Jun 22, 2017

Set in early 20th-century York, Everything Is Possible tells the moving story of Annie Seymour-Pearson, a local housewife who risked her life to fight for the right to vote. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre to Open New Show in Trifecta of Sold-Out Hits
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Santa Monica's The Braid, a performance and art space, which sent Monica Piper's Not That Jewish Off-Broadway for 200 performances and redeveloped Rain Pryor's sold-out hit Fried Chicken and Latkes, is at it again.  (more...)

UD Summer Stage to Open 42nd Season with ANNIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Audiences are invited to join Annie and her friends as Upper Darby Summer stage opens its 42nd season during Independence Day week with 'Annie, Jr.' (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes to Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The West End, Broadway and worldwide hit The Play That Goes Wrong comes to Canterbury next month (July). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Jane Lynch Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Night of Music and Laughs at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TV star Jane Lynch brings her unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to a one-night-only experience, "Jane Lynch Sings the Great American Songbook (plus one Guatemalan love song)," with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Jessica Grove and James Snyder in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musical Beauty and the Beast. Performances are now through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Jun 22, 2017

The 10th anniversary production of DE All State Theatre JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is staged at the sumptuous Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School. (more...)

BAGHDADDY Announces Surprise Extension at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Despite announcing its closing on June 25, the well reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will continue to perform at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street) through September 3, 2017. (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Announces Yuja Wang to Replace Pianist Martha Argerich
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Famed Chinese pianist Yuja Wang is set to return to Sydney next week to perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra due to the late withdrawal of pianist Martha Argerich. (more...)

EVIL DEAD Returns to Appomattox Bigger and 'Bloodier' than Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Wolfbane Productions, a professional, outdoor theatre company, in association with Jamerson Building Supply and Williams Collision Center, is thrilled to announce the return of "Evil Dead: the Musical!" (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Six - Opening Night) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 21, 2017

Episode Six: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes! IT'S THE DAY OF THE SHOW, Y'ALL!!! The playwright, Tom Dudzick, flew in to see the completion of his trilogy and to hold a talk-back afterwards. TAKE A LOOK AT OPENING NIGHT!!! (more...)

Kris Putnam-Walkerly Named Number 7 of 'Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers' List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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St. Vincent Coming to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

St. Vincent has announced the "Fear the Future Tour," her first extended run of dates in over two years.  St. Vincent will be at DPAC on Saturday November 25, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of ANNIE WARBUCKS present Concert to Benefit Children's Aid Society
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Cast members of the upcoming production of Annie WARBUCKS performed last night at The Triad. See photos below! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Thank you for being a friend, indeed! Due to popular demand Hell in a Handbag Productions' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is adding six additional weeks of performances, extending through August 26, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017. (more...)

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Floats Into Flat Rock Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Designing Women, The Golden Girls, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisterhood¬Ö Make way for The Dixie Swim Club - a hilarious and touching comedy about five Southern women who prove that friendships can last forever.The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season will continue with this charming Southern comedy, The Dixie Swim Club, which will run from July 7th through July 22nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Remy Zaken, and More Join CAMP WANATACHI: In Concert; Full Cast And Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Producer Bridget Regan, who has starred as Rose on CW's "Jane the Virgin" & Dottie Underwood on Marvel's "Agent Carter" and is presenting CAMP WANATACHI: In Concert (an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival), is proud to announce the full cast and creative team of production playing The Green Room 42 @ YOTEL (570 10th Ave.), July 30-August 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Delivers Killer Performances at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 20, 2017

Central New York (CNY) Playhouse's production of Chicago is a dream come true for Director Dustin M. Czarny, the ambitious Syracuse area community theatre's Artistic Director. The show is one of the hardest productions to receive the rights to perform in North America and the devoted director's request has been rejected eight times. His dedication and determination to acquire the rights to the "dream of a show" has paid off. What we see onstage at the "Theatre in the Mall" is entertaining and memorable to say the least. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 20, 2017

With hundreds of theatre productions to choose from at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue has narrowed down her top picks from the theatre section of the programme (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant ReImagined OKLAHOMA! at 3-D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Jun 20, 2017

When Oklahoma! was first produced on Broadway in 1943 it became the first smash hit for  the newly formed collaborating team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and was also the first real book musical, preceded only by Showboat. It was a breakthrough musical, which when given a first-class production, is still, some 74 years later, without question, one of the greatest American musicals ever written. 'The Farmer and the Cowman' truly represents the philosophy of what America is all about, a unity and pride that is unmistakable. Oklahoma! is currently onstage in Redondo Beach, directed byT.J. Dawson, artistic director of 3-D Theatricals. He has beautifully succeeded in reimagining Oklahoma! for the 21st century. In the 40s it was not appropriate to portray racism onstage the way it clearly existed. Modern audiences, however, demand that musicals go a giant step further and explore life in all its complexities. I can thruthfully state that this Oklahoma! is quite unlike any production you have ever seen....and that means you should put it at the top of your must-see list. Our country has always been referred to as a melting pot culture. The expression rings in this produciton of Oklahoma! There's Ali Hakim (Drew Boudreau), the traveling pedlar, who sets his eyes on Ado Annie (Kelley Dorney). He is Persian. And in this production Jud Fry is African American (played by Rufus Bonds, Jr.). His hidden affections for Laurey (Julia Aks) are not only difficult for her to accept because of his low class, rough and cruel behavior, but being black in 1906 made you ... intolerable. Casting Fry as black adds a whole other dimension to the story. Fry seems beleaguered by previous war inju (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Will Return to Spread Christmas Cheer at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ELF The Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Back by popular demand, this limited holiday engagement begins Wednesday, December 13 and will run through Friday, December 29, 2017. Tickets are available to the general public on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00AM. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

Joe Hartman to Bring CATHY DRESDEN: OLD FASHIONED GIRL to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Cathy Dresden (played by Joe Hartman), will take the stage at The Metropolitan Room this summer in 'An Old Fashioned Girl,' directed by Daniel Adams, with Michael Hicks on the piano and accordion. (more...)

getTV Spices Up Daytime Lineup, Adds A Dash Of Southern Charm And Humor With The Groundbreaking Sitcom 'DESIGNING WOMEN' For Its 30th Anniversary Beginning Monday, June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

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All Dolled Up! Benefit Concert for the Children's Aid Society Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Cast members of the upcoming production of Annie WARBUCKS will perform at The Triad on Tues, June 20 at 7:00 PM. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Children's Aid Society of New York, which strives to improve the lives of the 120,000 families it serves annually with recreation programs, academic tutoring, and medical resources.   (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

BWW TV: Poughkeepsie or Bust! 2017 Casts and Creatives Get Ready for a New Powerhouse Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 18, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film is preparing for the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Hannah Fredericksen, Marney McQueen, and More Join Cast of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne's summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Joining David Campbell who plays Bobby Darin is Hannah Fredericksen playing Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin's wife. Starring alongside them will be Marina Prior, Marney McQueen, Rodney Dobson and Martin Crewes in the extraordinary story of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Preps for KING O' THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Photo Flash: CT Rep Begins NOISES OFF starring Jennifer Cody Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their second Summer Nutmeg Series production Noises Off by Michael Frayn onstage June 15-25, 2017. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

VIDEO: ANNIE Leaps to the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

THE DIPLOMATS Arrive at the Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

ALL OUT ARTS invites you to a dubious reunion: THE DIPLOMATS (more...)

FRESH FRUIT At 15: the Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Established in 1991, All Out Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to bringing together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBTQ community in order to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts. We confront homophobia through the humanizing influence of the arts, and the Fresh Fruit Festival is the primary expression of the All Out Arts mission. (more...)

Nashville Ballet's Paul Vasterling Selected for The Center for Ballet and the Arts 2017-2018 Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling has been selected as one of the Fellows in residence for the 2017-2018 academic year at The Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at New York University, the first international institute devoted to the creation and academic study of ballet. (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

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