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Variety Arts Theatre (New York, NY)
110 Third Avenue

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Based on characters created by Harold Gray for the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie"


Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 11/29/2015
by BWW - Nov 29, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/29/2015 for St. Louis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 11/27/2016
by BWW - Nov 27, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/27/2016 for Indianapolis (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE WARBUCKS Celebrates Opening at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Theatre at the Center's production of Annie Warbucks, the sequel to Annie, the 1977 Tony Award-winning smash Broadway hit, opened to a packed house Sunday, November 20. Based on Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie comic strip, the book is by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. Annie Warbucks opened Off Broadway in 1993 and broke records for the time with 200 performances.  The Jeff Recommended production will continue through December 18. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 11/20/2016
by BWW - Nov 20, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2016 for Indianapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 11/13/2016
by BWW - Nov 13, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/13/2016 for Indianapolis (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway Returns in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Old Globe presents its 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson. (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Murphy as Mrs. du Maurier in FINDING NEVERLAND Flies into the Saenger for One Week!
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 10, 2017

This week, through May 14th, the good people of New Orleans have the opportunity to experience the story of Peter Pan like never before. FINDING NEVERLAND gives us an inside look at the life of the beloved story's author, J.M. Barrie, and teaches us not only how he was inspired to write about the boy who could fly, but to learn to fly ourselves! (more...)

Photo Flash: CABARET Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Cabaret, one of the great Broadway musicals of all time, opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster on opening night on May 7. The show continues through June 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/06/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Theatre at the Center Announces Cast for CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Cabaret, one of the great Broadway musicals of all time, begins previews at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster on May 4 and opens on May 7 for a run that continues through June 4. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit tonight, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center(East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie.  The master of ceremonies for the evening is noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar starting March 21 and running through April 16.  (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 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...)

Original Kids Theatre Company to Stage Canadian Youth Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Original Kids Theatre Company to present first Canadian youth production of SCHOOL OF ROCK (more...)

Original Kids Theatre Company's Canadian Youth Debut of SCHOOL OF ROCK Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Original Kids Theatre Company is thrilled to present the first Canadian youth production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest Broadway musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK, at the Spriet Family Theatre, 130 King Street, in London, Ontario from tonight, July 7, to July 16. (more...)

Original Kids Theatre Company to Stage Canadian Youth Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Original Kids Theatre Company to present first Canadian youth production of SCHOOL OF ROCK (more...)

Original Kids Theatre Company to Stage Canadian Youth Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Original Kids Theatre Company to present first Canadian youth production of SCHOOL OF ROCK (more...)

Gateway 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...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

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 St. Louis - Week of 1/10/2016
by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/10/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/28/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton today, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/21/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE to Play Gene Frankel Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Frances Black Projects in association with CAP21 proudly presents Commedia dell'Artichoke, a new comedy about love, dreams, pizza and trying to make it in New York. This production, a contemporary take on commedia dell'arte - the classic Italian style of theatre with masked actors performing a blend of scripted and improvised comedic scenarios - plays January 15 - February 6 at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, between Bowery and Lafayette). (more...)

ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 – 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/06/2015
by BWW - Dec 6, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/06/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 12/04/2016
by BWW - Dec 4, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/04/2016 for Indianapolis (more...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 12/25/2016
by BWW - Dec 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/25/2016 for Indianapolis (more...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 12/18/2016
by BWW - Dec 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/18/2016 for Indianapolis (more...)

Latest Stats for the BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards
by - 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...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/13/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 12/11/2016
by BWW - Dec 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/11/2016 for Indianapolis (more...)

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...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for New Hampshire (more...)

To Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

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