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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 the screenplay be Steve Gordon

King Arthur, the famous semi-opera in five acts by Henry Purcell, brings together theatre, dance and opera to give pride of place to love and the motherland. The original libretto by the English poet, John Dryden, tells of the quest of Arthur, king of the Britons, to rescue his fiancťe, the princess Emmeline, abducted by his sworn enemy, Oswald, king of the Saxons. Our great Belgian novelist and poet, Peter Verhelst, has brought this passionate warriorís legend up-to-date and re-written the spoken parts, injecting the plot with the originality of his own colourful imagination. Moreover, this production will be part of the commemoration to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. There can be no doubt that this modern rewriting, carried by the musical energy of the Ghent orchestra, BíRock, will revive the political impact and theatrical strength of Purcellís masterpiece.


Stella Adler Lab Theatre Company Announces Summer Series Premiere of Clifford Odets' GOLDEN BOY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

STELLA ADLER LAB THEATRE COMPANY has announced its 2016 Summer Production. The Summer Series Premiere of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy to be directed by the multi-talented Actor/Director Rick Peters. Performance dates are June 17 through July 10, 2016.  The show will be in the Gilbert Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'MAME', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Laura Benanti
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for She Loves Me, Laura Benanti, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'MAME', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, June 16, 2016
by - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 16, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, June 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 9, 2016! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/26/2016 - Outer Critics Circle Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 26, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place this afternoon.  Check out the list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY Gives Sneak Peek!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 26, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernsteinand lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Sharks and Jets of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!
by TV - On the Road - May 26, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernsteinand Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic DirectorMark S. Hoebee andJerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

Folksbiene's 2nd Annual KULTURFEST Launches in June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents KulturfestNYC, the international festival of Jewish performing arts, that attracted 50K+ attendees in one week in its June 2015 inaugural year, and this year returns for three months, from June 6 to August 29.  With over three-dozen separate events in venues across the city, the summer-long festival welcomes artists and groups from France, Romania, Japan, Israel, Russia and the U.S. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James Exits CBS Pilot SUPERIOR DONUTS, Based on Tracy Letts Comedy
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's Brian d'Arcy James has exited the upcoming CBS pilot SUPERIOR DONUTS, based on Tracy Letts' 2008 play. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Will Arrive on Broadway Next Spring; Steppenwolf's Terry Kinney Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co?founder Terry Kinney. (more...)

BWW TV: Keep it Cool with a Performance Preview from Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!
by TV - On the Road - May 25, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernsteinand Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee andJerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernsteinand lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

The Adrienne Arsht Center Wins Eight Hermes Creative Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has been recognized by Hermes Creative Awards with eight awards in the 2016 international competition. The Center received three platinum and two gold awards as well as three honorable mentions for its communication and design strategies in various campaigns, including Lookingglass Alice, Vibrant @10, AileyCamp Miami and season brochures. (more...)

Esquire Network to Present 'Ninjathon' Marathon Over Memorial Day Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kick your summer off Ninja Warrior style when Esquire Network presents 'Ninjathon,' a four-day marathon of 'Team Ninja Warrior' and 'American Ninja Warrior' episodes running continuously (more...)

End of Moving Walkway's LAUGHING MATTER To Premiere at King's Head Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

End of Moving Walkway presents the world premiere of LAUGHING MATTER at King's Head Theatre, playing 22 June-16 July with press night on Tuesday 28 June. (more...)

Judy Garland Tribute Set for Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

A tribute to Judy Garland will be performed in a cabaret concert on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2 PM in the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. "Judy! Judy! Judy!" will star local singer Loretta Siani with piano accompaniment by Joel Baker. Tickets are $11 cash only, and it is presented by Les Michael's Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SUPERIOR DONUTS at Maryland Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) closes its 2015/16 MainStage season with Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Tracy Letts' urban comedy-drama Superior Donuts-running May 27th to June 19th at the MainStage MET Theatre on 31 West Patrick Street in Frederick, MD. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at DM Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, 'You Can't Take It With You,' June 3-19, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'You Can't Take It With You' is sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)

NYMF Adds Works by Zoe Sarnak, Richard Allen & More to 2016 Slate; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, confirmed the complete slate of programming and venues for NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Pear Theatre Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Pear Theatre is proud to announce its 2016/2017 season, an intriguing blend of classic stage works and contemporary gems. In this, its 15thseason, the Pear is offering special discounts to dual subscribers; patrons who purchase two full subscriptions earn a complimentary ticket to be used at any time during the season (subject to availability). All performances are held at the Pear Theatre's new space at 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. For subscriptions and individual tickets the public may visit www.thepear.org or call (650) 254-1148. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Out in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of KYLE RIABKO's Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats, Friday, June 24 with two-disc physical copies online and in stores Friday, July 1. (more...)

Esquire Network's TEAM NINJA WARRIOR Marathon Kicks Off Friday
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Kick your summer off Ninja Warrior style when Esquire Network presents¬†¬ďNinjathon,¬Ē a four-day marathon of ¬ďTeam Ninja Warrior¬Ē and ¬ďAmerican Ninja Warrior¬Ē episodes running continuously from¬†Friday, May 27th at 7:00pm ET/PT ¬Ė Monday, May 30th at midnight ET/PT.¬† Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of ¬ďAmerican Ninja Warrior,¬Ē the heart-racing competition series produced by Esquire Network and NBC, as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show ¬ďTeam Ninja Warrior.¬Ē (more...)

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, its music director, Kent Nagano, and France Beaudoin, spokesperson for the OSM's summer programming, invite families and music lovers of all ages to celebrate classical music on the occasion of what has become an unmissable event of the summer season. (more...)

Josepha Gayer to Perform at The RRazz Room, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The RRazz Room At The Prince is pleased to present Philadelphia's own Josepha Gayer in concert, celebrating the release of her debut CD, RENAISSANCE: NOTES FROM ITALY (LML Music). Ms. Gayer, will perform one show on June 26, 2016 at 5pm, accompanied by Eric Knight. The RRazz Room At The Prince is located in the second floor Black Box Cabaret space of the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue Of The Arts). Elevator access is available. Tickets range from $32 (seats) to $42 for table seating. Table seating requires a two drink minimum per person.  Visit: http://www.therrazzroom.com or the ticket link: http://tinyurl.com/jhg793s (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, May 23, 2016
by - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOUDINI & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, May 23, 2016! (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Offer Inside Look at Set Transformation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

  In response to audience interest, Everyman has announced a unique experience that invites patrons to watch backstage crews transform the set from Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman into Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire - the two classics making up the Theatre's Great American Rep. This free, ticketed experience will begin immediately following matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays, starting May 28 and running through June 12. (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE INVISIBLE THING to Open at Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Critically acclaimed playwright Greg Freeman returns to the Tabard Theatre for a brand new tale of Arthur Conan Doyle's detective saga. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of SIGNATURE PLAYS
by Jennifer Broski - May 23, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Signature Plays: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro, featuring Frank Wood, Alison Fraser and more.  Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present ALL MY SONS, 6/8-19
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater.   During World War II, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter. Come see Theatre Raleigh's electric production in the intimate setting of Kennedy Theatre from June 8-19.   (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Ends Season with SPAMALOT While Giving Back to Naperville Cares
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, presents the perfect finale to our 5th Anniversary Season with the outrageous musical comedy featuring the song that gave BrightSide Theatre its name and is lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"- Spamalot.   (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016
by - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 23-29, Featuring The Skivvies, John Arthur Greene, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Exposure in Concert, Featuring Lillias White and More; Sven Ratzke's STARMAN; John Arthur Greene at the Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Aladdin's Arielle and Adam Jacobs in 'Sibling Disobedience.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/16- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2016

Today in 1959, Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 702 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

Claude-Michel Schönberg Named Visiting Professor at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Claude-Michel Schonberg has been named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.  He will succeed Simon Russell Beale in October 2016. (more...)

Vagabond Players Set 2016-17 Season: AVENUE Q, ALL MY SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Vagabond Players has announced its historic 101st  consecutive season for 2016-17.  The Vagabonds first opened in 1916 as a  part of the Little Theatre Movement that was sweeping the country at the  time. Whereas most of those theatres eventually closed or went dark for  several seasons, The Vagabonds has produced a season for 101 consecutive  years earning it the title: (more...)

Becky Lou to Bring SHAKE to Montreal Fringe Festival, 6/9-19
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Shake combines Becky Lou's unique brand of burlesque, sumptuous striptease and irreverent physical comedy, with stories from her life. Having gleefully danced nude all over the world, she is incongruously shy about sharing her voice¬Ö Shake runs from June 9-19, part of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. Contains some nudity- for ages 18+. (more...)

Dead Waves' Sophomore LP Living Inside Streaming in Full via Noisey
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Behold, a record that will make you want to ¬ďeat some mushrooms, walk outside, stare at the sun, and see the end of humanity,¬Ē according to Noisey. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present two programs of film music in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's CITY LIGHTS, May 19, 2016 - with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance - and Disney's FANTASIA, May 20-21, 2016 - in which selections from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony¬ģ Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).¬† (more...)

Final Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in Melbourne Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Opening to thunderous applause on Saturday night, the splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is now playing at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre with final tickets released today. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this extraordinary production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN starring the charming and charismatic Adam Garcia, Jack Chambers, Gretel Scarlett and Erika Heynatz is playing in Melbourne until July 2 and is not to be missed. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to conclude its Spring 2016 season on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. The May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, with music director Tracy Stark leading a four-piece band and special musical guests Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan, Michael Cavadias, Mark Aaron James and Ali Grieb. (more...)

WWE Superstar John Cena to Host THE 2016 ESPYS on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

THE 2016 ESPYS' Presented by Capital One¬Ē will be hosted by WWE superstar, actor and television host John Cena, who is best known as a 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and record-setting Make-A-Wish granter. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, June 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 9, 2016! (more...)

Pat Whiteman to Perform at Palm Desert's Arthur Newman Theatre, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Pat Whiteman will bring her acclaimed show "A Whiteman Sampler" to Palm Desert's Arthur Newman Theatre on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2 PM. (more...)

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