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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.


The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Honors the Best and Brightest of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

New Legal Thriller THE GUN TRIAL by Dale E. Manolakas is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Guns fire and lives shatter. In this page-turning legal thriller, media wars and violence drive a legally pivotal trial against gun sellers. Only the small Los Angeles firm of Kraus & White will take on the cutting-edge case against the national gun establishment and corporate oligarchs. Amidst the firm's internal strife, lead trial lawyer Sophia Christopoulos and her team fight the well-financed, corrupt opposition in hostile Bakersfield, California. Social tensions fuel the already volatile mix compounded by demonstrations, deaths, scandal, and the ratings-hungry media. Fighting for her life and her firm's survival, Sophia pushes the case to a climactic trial-confronting the ubiquity and difficulty of gun violence and guns themselves in America. (First in Series-'Lethal Lawyers'-Top 100 Amazon Legal Thriller for a Year) buy on Amazon Worldwide. About the Author: After a lifetime of writing poetry, books, nonfiction, and legal documents, it was author Ray Bradbury's friendship and encouragement that finally inspired Dale E. Manolakas to pursue writing as a career. Dale E. Manolakas earned her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles, and M.A., M.S., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the California Bar, had the privilege of clerking for The Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was a litigator in two major Los Angeles law firms, and a senior appellate attorney at the California Court of Appeals, as well as an Administrative Law Judge. (more...)

BIBI FERREIRA AWARDS Celebrates The Brazilian Musical Theater For The 4th Year
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 27, 2016

Gala Night celebrated the best musicals in Sao Paulo between July 2015 and June 2016. (more...)

Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 27, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

Michael Osborn's NIGHT AT THE BLUE PARROT Set for Arden's Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arden Theatre Company and Honorary Producers Bob and Nancy Elfant, present cabaret artist, composer and lyricist Michael Ogborn on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8pm. (more...)

Rubinstein Prize-Winner Pianist Boris Giltburg Gives NY Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Silver-prize and audience-prize winner at the 2011 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, critically acclaimed pianist Boris Giltburggives his New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on October 27 with an all-Russian program, presented by the American Friends of the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society. The program includes works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Scriabin, as well as Giltburg's own piano arrangement of Shostakovich'sString Quartet No. 8 in C minor.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Last night's Career Transition For Dancers 31st Anniversary Jubilee at the New York Marriott Marquis? was a great success. The evening honored Joe Lanteri/the New York City Dance Alliance? Foundation, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance. The gala benefit evening raised  $800,000 and was presented by the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation and benefits The Actors Fund's CTFD services for the dance community. (more...)

Third Rail Rep to Screen NT Live's 'BRIDGE', THREEPENNY OPERA and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A theatre trip to London not in the cards this fall? Then catch the top British productions close to home as Portland's Third Rail Repertory Theatre's (more...)

Wesport Country Playhouse's CAMELOT 'Sunday Symposium' Will Center on Arthurian Legend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Wesleyan University professor of European medieval history and literature Jeff Rider will be guest speaker at the Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, October 9, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Lerner & Loewe's 'Camelot.' (more...)

Danny Gardner, Mary Michael Patterson and More to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing October 26 through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring a glorious score by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is the light-hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood as the advent of sound revolutionizes the movie industry. Joined by four-time Jeff Award winning Choreographer Tammy Mader (42nd Street and My One and Only at The Marriott Theatre) and Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, Director William Brown cannot wait to bring the iconic musical's high power, toe-tapping energy to life on stage in this splashy adaptation of the beloved Oscar-winning MGM film. (more...)

John Singer Sargent Programs to Feature Tessa Murdoch, Kathleen Gilje & More at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

In conjunction with its new exhibition, John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by scholar Tessa Murdoch, great-granddaughter of Adele Meyer, subject of Sargent's bravura painting, on January 26; and a conversation with exhibition co-curator Norman Kleeblatt and artist Kathleen Gilje on October 27.  (more...)

2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Shenan Arts' HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Opens This Weekend, 30 September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

London. Autumn. 1889. The famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his friend and colleague, Dr. John Watson, are called in to investigate a most intriguing mystery: What could have frightened Sir Charles Baskerville to death? Is there an ancient curse on the Baskerville family? Is Sir Henry Baskerville, Sir Charles' young heir, being stalked by a supernatural Hound from Hell or a diabolically clever murderer? (more...)

Scoop: HELL'S KITCHEN on FOX - Friday, September 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on HELL'S KITCHEN, airing on FOX on Friday, September 30, 2016! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/24-9/25/2016
by - Sep 25, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Sunday, September 25, 2016. (more...)

Bea Arthur's Son Discusses the Beloved Actress' Commitment to the LGBT Community and New Youth Shelter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported in August, a homeless shelter specifically for LGBT youth will open on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, in honor of Bea Arthur, a staunch supporter of the LGBT community. In a feature for the Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Saks, Arthur's older son, discusses his mom's legacy within the LGBT community and the impact she had during the AIDS crisis, choosing to remain devoted to a group of people who were being increasingly pushed into the margins by the majority of society.  (more...)

HAMILTON, SPONGEBOB, and GLEE Stars to Sing at POLKADOTS Musical Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. (more...)

Mendelssohn, Smetana & Kattenburg Slated for Cooperstown Festival's 2016 Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Fall is here but the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is presenting one more concert. (more...)

Showers on the Forecast for Brisbane - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Today at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Showers are on the forecast for Brisbane as the 'splash-hit' West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN opens today at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Lyric Theatre running until 30 October, in a strictly limited season. (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

Heartland Film Festival Unveils Film and Event Lineup for 25th Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Tonight nonprofit Heartland Film announced the full lineup and event schedule for its 25th annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 20-30, 2016) at a special event at The Athenaeum. (more...)

GYPSY's 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival to Be Auctioned in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival awarded to producer Barry Brown for Gypsy will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on September 29, 2016.  (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW - Season Premiere on THE CW - Thursday, October 13, 2016
by - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW - Season Premiere, airing on THE CW on Thursday, October 13, 2016! (more...)

BWW Blog: Monica Furman - Food for Thought, Creating Original Work
by Guest Blogger: Monica Furman - Sep 22, 2016

The first two weeks of fall semester were nothing compared to the heavy-hitter that was the third. I found myself (*gasp*) actually having to put in homework hours at the library, at home, and in rehearsal spaces; the semester had finally begun. (more...)

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES to Launch Lillian Hellman Festival at Arena Stage; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will kick off the company's Lillian Hellman Festival Friday, September 23 with the beginning of previews for The Little Foxes, starring Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). (more...)

Tony Cointreau Hosts Book Party Celebrating A GIFT OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

On Tuesday September 20, Tony Cointreau celebrated the publication of his new book, 'A Gift of Love - Lessons Learned from My Work and Friendship with Mother Teresa' with a party at Michaels in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

BIT OF SUNSHINE Cast and Creatives Hold Post-Show Q&A for MODERN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The cast and creatives of Bit of Sunshine, which is on at Theatre503 this Sunday 25th and Monday 26th, are to welcome guests from the team behind Rich Creative's new piece, Modern Love, for a post-show Q&A on Monday 26th. (more...)

'GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER' Author James Colucci Set for THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! Talk Back
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Golden Girls Scholar and author of Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind The Lanai, Jim Colucci, will give a post-show talk-back immediately following the performances of That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody, created by Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Rockefeller, currently playing at Union Square's DR2 Theatre (103 E 15 Street). (more...)

ORWELLIAN, Starring Larry Cedar, Comes to The United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984. (more...)

Convercent Holds First Annual User Conference, Brings Together Compliance Professionals From Across the Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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George Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Rob Urbinati's Mama's Boy, which runs October 18 through November 6 at the New Brunswick theatre. Betsy Aidem (Broadway's All the Way, GSP's God of Carnage) stars as Marguerite Oswald, the headstrong mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Michael Goldsmith (TV's Doctor Who, Gotham).  (more...)

One More Week Until THE FORGOTTEN Makes its US debut at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Raphaelle Boitel, "one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene," makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L'Oublie(e). In it, a woman becomes three women as she searches for the man she loves. Wandering through the ruins of her memory, she encounters moments of ecstasy, secret dreams, and haunting apparitions. With extraordinary physical prowess, Boitel and her company of six fierce performers fly, soar and plunge to create a parallel world of startling beauty. The Forgotten catapults you into a dreamlike world of flight and fantasy to tell one woman's tale of loss, yearning, and discovery. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents NINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From the streets of Venice to the stages of the Syracuse University Department of Drama comes the classic 1982 Broadway musical Nine from September 30 to October 8 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

Atlanta Ballet 86th Annual Meeting Prepares For Success
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Good news, excitement and high energy were in abundance at Atlanta Ballet's 86th annual meeting, recently held at the Northern Trust Wealth Management offices, which officially brought the 2016 fiscal year and 2015-16 performance season to a close. Under the leadership of President and CEO Arturo Jacobus, the organization completed the season debt free and with a balanced operating budget. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Tommy Tune, Stars of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More Set for CTFD's 2016 Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Actors Fund will honor Joe Lanteri / The NYC Dance Alliance, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober at the Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) 31st Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, September 26 at 6 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway). (more...)

Towne Street Theatre Announces Special Events During the Limited Engagement Run of PassingSOLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African-American Theatre Company, is proud to announce that there will be a number of special events during the limited engagement run of "PassingSOLO." The production, which runs for three weeks only from October 8 - 23 at the Stella Adler Theatre, will offer theatre-goers receptions, special presentations, and talkbacks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A friendly reminder! Love, Love, Love begins preview performances tomorrow, September 22, 2016, and opens officially on October 19, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through December 18, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Everyman Theatre - Another Whodunit by Playwright Frederick Knott
by Charles Shubow - Sep 21, 2016

Megan Anderson once again excels starring in this mystery. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund Names 2016-2017 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son have announced the 2016-2017 class of DG Fellows James Christy, Khiyon Hursey, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Michael R. Jackson, C.A. Johnson, David Mallamud, Zoey Martinson, Madeline Myers, Nicole Pandolfo, and Len Schiff. (more...)

L.A. Cast Set for Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Kennedy Center presents the Young Vic Production of A View From the Bridge, the renowned drama by Arthur Miller. The show is directed by Belgian visionary Ivo van Hove, whose lauded production of Antigone was staged at the Eisenhower Theater in the fall of 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New MTV Series THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE GAME SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

MTV today announced a new comedy block as part of the Fall schedule, with the premieres of two brand new series THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE GAME SHOW and ACTING OUT, which will debut Thursday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m. (more...)

ALA Services LLC Acquires Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc. of Provo, Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Historic New Federal Theatre Training Workshops Move Uptown to Dwyer Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The historic Theatre Training Workshops of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will move uptown next month to Dwyer Cultural Center at 258 St. Nicholas Ave. (at 123rd Street).  They were previously held in spaces adjoining the theater's offices at 292 Henry Street.  The workshops have been a fertile training ground for leading African-American playwrights and actors. (more...)

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