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Variety Arts Theatre (New York, NY)
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Based on characters created by Harold Gray for the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie"

Tonight's Master Class at WPPAC with ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin PostponedTonight's Master Class at WPPAC with ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Tonight's scheduled master class with Martin Charnin, creator of ANNIE at the White Plains Performing Arts Center has been postponed, it was announced today. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 9/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 9/07/2014
by BWW - Sep 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/07/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Drury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins 10/29Drury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

'The holidays are a special time here at Drury Lane, and this year will be no exception with our production of White Christmas, featuring Irving Berlin's classic songs that audiences know and love, combined with spirited choreography by Matthew Crowle,' said Osetek. 'Together with this talented cast and creative team, we hope to transport our audiences with this timeless holiday tale.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 9/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/21/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for Detroit (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 9, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 9, 2015
by - Oct 9, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Drury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins TonightDrury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

'The holidays are a special time here at Drury Lane, and this year will be no exception with our production of White Christmas, featuring Irving Berlin's classic songs that audiences know and love, combined with spirited choreography by Matthew Crowle,' said Osetek. 'Together with this talented cast and creative team, we hope to transport our audiences with this timeless holiday tale.' (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Based on Hit Movie Comes to Community Center TheaterELF THE MUSICAL Based on Hit Movie Comes to Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

NETworks Presentations, LLC is pleased to announce casting for the Broadway Sacramento engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play Nov. 6 - 15 at the Community Center Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

TROIKA Entertainment LLC and the Nederlander Organization are pleased to announce that the eagerly anticipated L.A. engagement of ANNIE has begun performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited three-week engagement through Sunday, November 1, 2015. Tickets are are available for purchase at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). The box office opens daily at 10am except for Holidays. Check out a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

Martin Charnin Reveals He Still Hopes to Bring ANNIE WARBUCKS to BroadwayMartin Charnin Reveals He Still Hopes to Bring ANNIE WARBUCKS to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Martin Charnin, the director of the original production of Broadway's ANNIE revealed that he still hopes to bring the 'Annie' sequel, titled 'Annie Warbucks to the Great White Way. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 11/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 11/30/2014
by BWW - Nov 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/30/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 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: Two playwrights get their dues at tonight's Mimi Awards, York honors Angela Lansbury, and galas take over New York City! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/17/2015Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/17/2015
by BWW - May 17, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/17/2015 for Richmond (more...)

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...)

Tony Winner Martin Charnin Coming to White Plains Performing Arts Center, 4/10Tony Winner Martin Charnin Coming to White Plains Performing Arts Center, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The White Plains Performing Arts Center will bring Tony Award winning lyricist Martin Charnin to White Plains as part of the Creating Broadway series. Join us on Saturday, 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...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Dance Marathon, 8/7Cabrillo Music Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Dance Marathon, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre, coming on the heels of last year's successful event, announces its' 2nd Annual, 24-hour DANCE MARATHON! This exciting community fundraising event aims to unite marathon contestants of all ages and abilities, your favorite Cabrillo Characters, and local businesses for 24 hours of dance, Zumba, Stretch, music, food, prizes and special guests! Cabrillo's 2nd annual DANCE MARATHON will take place from August 7th to August 8th, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks, 91360. All proceeds go to Cabrillo Music Theatre's outreach programs. Dance the night away for Cabrillo Music Theatre! (more...)

Broadway Producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, Dies at 66Broadway 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/19/2015
by BWW - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/19/2015 for Birmingham (more...)

Cast Announced for PARADE at White Plains Performing Arts Center, 8/8-10Cast Announced for PARADE at White Plains Performing Arts Center, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

PARADE comes to White Plains Performing Arts Center, August 8 - 10, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/12/2015
by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/12/2015 for Birmingham (more...)

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company to Present ANNIE WARBUCKSGateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company to Present ANNIE WARBUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company begins its 2015/2016 Mainstage Season with the sequel to one of the most beloved musicals of all time.  Annie Warbucks continues right where ANNIE left off as Daddy Warbucks learns he must find a wife in order to adopt Annie, giving her a 'proper' home. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Revealed as Part of Theatre Under the Stars Season; Full Season Schedule AnnouncedTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Revealed as Part of Theatre Under the Stars Season; Full Season Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

First spotted by eagle-eyed viewers on the BroadwayWorld.com Message Boards, a tour is shaping up as promised for a show that built up a large fan base but didn't have a long run on the Great White Way. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Stops at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, Now thru 2/1ANNIE National Tour Stops at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play tonight, January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Caleb Ellis, Erin Cangelose Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Caleb Ellis, Erin Cangelose Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

InDepth InterView: InReview 2014 -  All The Year's Top ConversationsInDepth InterView: InReview 2014 - All The Year's Top Conversations
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 31, 2014

2014 was a banner year for BroadwayWorld's most popular and most expansive interview series, InDepth InterViews, and we celebrate the closing of the calender with a look back at the most memorable entries from this year with some of my personal comments on the conversations themselves. Participants include: Elaine Stritch, Kevin Spacey, James Earl Jones, Lea Michele, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman, Stephen Schwartz, Lena Hall, Randy Graff, Kelli O'Hara and many more! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF TodayPaper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce a special autism-friendly performance for its critically-acclaimed, holiday musical, Elf. Paper Mill Playhouse will offer this special autism-friendly performance of Elf today, December 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF, Dec 23Paper Mill Playhouse to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF, Dec 23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce a special autism-friendly performance for its critically-acclaimed, holiday musical, Elf. Paper Mill Playhouse will offer this special autism-friendly performance of Elf on Tuesday, December 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Mia Grace McManamy in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Mia Grace McManamy in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for its holiday musical, Elf, for the week following Christmas. Expanded availability includes performances from December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf is directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf runs eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through January 4, 2015. Elf has been playing to many sold-out houses since November 26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Caleb Ellis in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Update - Caleb Ellis in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

PARADE Plays White Plains Performing Arts Center This WeekendPARADE Plays White Plains Performing Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

PARADE comes to White Plains Performing Arts Center this weekend, August 8 - 10, 2014. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Hosts 2nd Annual Dance Marathon TodayCabrillo Music Theatre Hosts 2nd Annual Dance Marathon Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre, coming on the heels of last year's successful event, announces its' 2nd Annual, 24-hour DANCE MARATHON! This exciting community fundraising event aims to unite marathon contestants of all ages and abilities, your favorite Cabrillo Characters, and local businesses for 24 hours of dance, Zumba, Stretch, music, food, prizes and special guests! Cabrillo's 2nd annual DANCE MARATHON will take place from this weekend, August 7th to August 8th, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks, 91360. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center to Present PARADE, 8/8-10White Plains Performing Arts Center to Present PARADE, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Musical Dramatization of the 1913 Trial of Leo Frank - Which Aroused Anti-Semitic Tensions Across the Nation and is Credited with the Creation of the Anti-Defamation League. WHAT: Parade is a musical dramatization of the real-life story of a man falsely accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony Award Winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of a young girl who works in his factory. Already guilty in the eyes of the town, a sensationalist reporter and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and his Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 6th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 6th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 6, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Special nights at the Marriott and Stage 773 this weekend, plus three shows opening ('Coraline,' 'Reefer Madness' and 'Fiddler') and four shows closing ('Motown,' 'Big Fish,' 'Godspell' and 'Hillbillies'). We'll tell you the three shows that have one additional week, plus a Christmas movie has us all a-buzz!! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

One of the Midwest's leading, professional equity theaters, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, is gearing up for an exciting 2016 season filled with a rich array of productions from Hitchcock remakes to Gershwin-filled musicals to Annie sequels. The season kicks off in February with the thrilling and fast-paced play Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS. This Tony Award-winning comedic spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock 1935 film runs February 18 to March 20. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes May 5 through June 5 with the Chicago area premiere of George and Ira Gershwin's new musical hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the hilarious musical comedy set in the Roaring Twenties. When two newly single men find themselves as roommates, all hell hilariously breaks loose in Neil Simon's classic THE ODD COUPLE, running July 14 to August 14. Catch all the unexpected action of six friends in small town North Carolina September 15 through October 16 with the popular Rock 'n' Roll, Blue Grass, Countrified musical revue, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. Annie's story didn't end where you thought it did. Find out what really happened with Daddy Warbucks' quest to remain with the newly-adopted Annie in the sequel to ANNIE, Annie Warbucks, running November 17 through December 18. (more...)

ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Comes to WPPAC for 'CREATING BROADWAY', 9/8ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Comes to WPPAC for 'CREATING BROADWAY', 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Martin Charnin, creator of ANNIE, comes to the White Plains Performing Arts Center for 'Creating Broadway: The Composers' on Monday, September 8 at 8 p.m. (more...)

ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Comes to WPPAC for 'CREATING BROADWAY', 9/8ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Comes to WPPAC for 'CREATING BROADWAY', 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Martin Charnin, creator of ANNIE, comes to the White Plains Performing Arts Center for 'Creating Broadway: The Composers' on Monday, September 8 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/19/2015
by BWW - Apr 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/19/2015 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Dallas (more...)

Tony Winner Martin Charnin Coming to WPPAC, TodayTony Winner Martin Charnin Coming to WPPAC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 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 today, 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...)

Tony Winner Martin Charnin Comes to White Plains Performing Arts Center TonightTony Winner Martin Charnin Comes to White Plains Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The White Plains Performing Arts Center will bring Tony Award winning lyricist Martin Charnin to White Plains as part of the Creating Broadway series. Join us tonight, 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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