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MAN OF LA MANCHA, RUTHLESS! and More Set for Bergen County Players' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Long considered one of America's premier community theater groups, Bergen County Players (BCP) has announced for 2013-14 another ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience-pleasing musicals and innovative plays for its 81st consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. The new season kicks off with one of the best-loved musicals of a generation, the five-time Tony Award-winning Man of La Mancha (its principal song, 'The Impossible Dream' has become a standard). BCP's 81st season opener will once again feature a live orchestra and will be suitable for all ages. (more...)

On Stage Please! Cher Would Love to Play Auntie Mame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

In a recent feature with US Weekly, music legend Cher revealed that she has her sights set on a part with theatrical origins. 'I have watched the 1958 film 'Auntie Mame', with Rosalind Russell, at least 100 times. I would love to play that part in a remake.' The film was based on the Patrick Dennis novel and 1956 play of the same title, which was later turned into the 1966 musical- MAME. Here's to hoping that the diva will play the role on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 10th Anniversary Special - Linda Lenzi's Favorite Photos
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 15, 2013

As BroadwayWorld.com continues to celebrate the site's landmark 10th anniversary, with a variety of special features, today we're turning our spotlight on the wonderful photography of Linda Lenzi. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE, THE ODD COUPLE, CABARET and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 62nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

As the oldest performing arts organization in Palm Beach County, The Lake Worth Playhouse is pleased and proud to announce its 62nd season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle and Lea DeLaria in MAME at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse presents MAME starting May 23, 2013 and running through June 9, 2013. The show stars Andrea McArdle as Auntie Mame and Lea DeLaria as Vera Charles. MAME is one of Jerry Herman's most celebrated musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

2013 William Inge Theatre Festival to Honor Its Namesake, May 1-4, 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

The William Inge Theatre Festival has a long rich history of honoring great living playwrights, acknowledging these too-often underappreciated creative heroes of the stage. But the 32nd annual Inge Festival in 2013 changes pace: honoring its namesake American icon William Inge, to celebrate the centennial of his birth. The William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College takes place May 1-4 of 2013, in Inge's rural hometown of Independence, Kansas, where, annually, Broadway and Hollywood artists meet on the prairie to mingle with visitors from more than 24 states. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bucks County Playhouse's MAME is a Triumph
by Kelli Curtin - May 29, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse kicks off its 2013 season with an inspired and exceptionally executed production of MAME. This production of MAME was originally produced at the Media Theatre in Media, Pennsylvania. Jesse Cline directs the show, and MAME stars Andrea McArdle as Mame and Lea DeLaria as Vera Charles. Bucks County Playhouse's MAME will delight audiences with its exceptional choreography, powerful singing, and its heartwarming plot. If you have not gotten tickets to MAME at Bucks County Playhouse, I advise you to do so now before it is too late. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Opens 42ND STREET, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Audiences will be left tapping their toes all summer long with Pittsburgh CLO's production of 42nd Street, May 31-June 9 at the Benedum Center. The production will feature *N SYNC legend, Joey Fatone, musical theater veteran Patrick Ryan Sullivan, and an incredible supporting cast including Pittsburgh CLO veterans. (more...)

Civic's TONYS & TAPAS Returns 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

On Sunday, June 8, the same day as the nationally televised Tony Awards Ceremony, Civic Theatre of Allentown will present its 4th annual Tonys & Tapas Benefit to raise money for the theatre. Guests will enjoy vocal performances from recent productions, as well as appetizer samplings from some of the Valley's finest restaurants and caterers. There will also be a silent auction, open wine bar, and signature cocktails. The festivities will be held on Sunday, June 9, at 4 - 6:30 PM at Civic's Nineteenth Street Theatre. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces Upcoming Saturday Nights, Including Poundstone, Lewis and Busch
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce three upcoming special Saturday nights beginning Memorial Weekend on May 24 with Paula Poundstone. Richard Lewis will be on stage June 2l and audiences can spend "A Divine Evening with Charles Busch," accompanied by Tom Judson on July 26. All shows start at 8 pm. These special evenings include VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artist at a cocktail party either before or following the performance, depending upon the night. Tickets are available on line at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, RUTHLESS! and More Set for Bergen County Players' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Long considered one of America's premier community theater groups, Bergen County Players (BCP) has announced for 2013-14 another ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience-pleasing musicals and innovative plays for its 81st consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. The new season kicks off with one of the best-loved musicals of a generation, the five-time Tony Award-winning Man of La Mancha (its principal song, 'The Impossible Dream' has become a standard). BCP's 81st season opener will once again feature a live orchestra and will be suitable for all ages. (more...)

2013 William Inge Theatre Festival Honors Its Namesake, Now thru May 4
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

The William Inge Theatre Festival has a long rich history of honoring great living playwrights, acknowledging these too-often underappreciated creative heroes of the stage. But the 32nd annual Inge Festival in 2013 changes pace: honoring its namesake American icon William Inge, to celebrate the centennial of his birth. The William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College takes place today, May 1-4 of 2013, in Inge's rural hometown of Independence, Kansas, where, annually, Broadway and Hollywood artists meet on the prairie to mingle with visitors from more than 24 states. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Buck Creek Players' THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 40th Anniversary Season 'Fabulous at 40' with Clare Boothe Luce's comedy, The Women, opening Friday, March 21st, and running for two weekends through Sunday, March 30th. Curtain times will be at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees offered on Sundays. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse on the southeast side of Indianapolis at 11150 Southeastern Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MAME, BUYER & CELLAR and More Set for Human Race Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton's only professional regional theatre company, launches its 28th season next September with a richly diverse 6-play combination of productions on its Eichelberger Loft Series. 'Selecting the season is one of the hardest, yet most exciting parts of my job,' says Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore. 'Thanks to a wonderful committee of readers, I am able to hand select just the right shows for our audience. It's a season for everyone, with something old and something new; something funny, and something blue.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/03/2013
by BWW - Mar 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/03/2013 for Appleton, WI (more...)

MAME, SOUTH PACIFIC, LEGALLY BLONDE & More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 62nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

As the oldest performing arts organization in Palm Beach County, The Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 62nd season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Buck Creek Players' THE WOMEN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 40th Anniversary Season 'Fabulous at 40' with Clare Boothe Luce's comedy, The Women, opening tonight, March 21st, and running for two weekends through Sunday, March 30th. Curtain times will be at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees offered on Sundays. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse on the southeast side of Indianapolis at 11150 Southeastern Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MAME, Starring Emily Skinner, SOUTH PACIFIC and More Make Up Virginia Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre revealed the new titles for the 2014/15 Season with a public announcement at the November Theatre last evening. The announcement marks Bruce Miller and Phil Whiteway's 40th season as Artistic Director and Managing Director. Miller reflects on this milestone, "I'm proud to be announcing my 40th season as Artistic Director. The 18 shows that comprise Virginia Rep's 2014/15 roster include several of my favorite comedies, dramas and musicals. Whether a renowned classic or an exciting new release, each selection will take us on a breathtaking journey. I can't wait to discover with our audience the adventures that lie ahead." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 3/17/2013
by BWW - Mar 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/17/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 3/10/2013
by BWW - Mar 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/10/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 3/10/2013
by BWW - Mar 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/10/2013 for Denver (more...)

THORSTEIN THE STAFF-STRUCK, LITTLE ME and More Set for Penny Seats Theatre's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Fresh on the heels of a successful annual fundraising campaign that exceeded expectations, Ann Arbor's The Penny Seats theatre company announces its 2013 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Cinderella' Dazzles With Beauty
by Catherine Kustanczy - Jun 5, 2014

The National Ballet's popular production features dazzling sets, eye-popping costumes, and wondrous choreography. (more...)

James Black and Elizabeth Bunch to Star in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE HOLLOW at Alley Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

Beginning in July 2013, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's The Hollow during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Under the direction of Gregory Boyd, the Alley's resident company of actors will bring to life the colorful cast of characters in Agatha Christie's The Hollow. (more...)

Drag Star Varla Jean Merman to Debut New Show at Provincetown's Art House, Begin. 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

After a typically busy year starring to critical acclaim as the title roles in the original musical comedy farces Mildred Fierce in Boston andScrooge in Rouge in New Orleans, as well as in Menotti's opera The Medium in New York, Varla returns to P-Town to premiere Twice Upon A Mattress…Will My Prince Every Come? at The Art House from July 1 - August 31, with MRF at the piano. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com (more...)

Zoe Keating & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

The Napa Valley Opera House today announced the following schedule of performances taking place throughout the month of July. Tickets are available for all shows and can be purchased online at NVOH.org or by calling the box office at (707) 226-7372. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

The SCOTT & PATTI SHOW Plays freeFall Theatre to Benefit BC/EFA, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

freeFall Theatre has announced an all-new cabaret as part of the immensely popular Tandem Series. Tampa Bay favorite Matthew McGee and entertainer Scott Daniel join forces to present 'The Scott & Patti show'. This 90-minute Steve & Eydie style lounge act is filled with inappropriate humor, sequined costumes, tasteless song parodies, bouffant wigs and cringe-inducing audience participation. Make sure you wear cute undies to this show, as there is an amateur strip contest!! All proceeds will be donated to freeFall Theatre and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

The SCOTT & PATTI SHOW Plays freeFall Theatre to Benefit BC/EFA, 6/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2013

freeFall Theatre has announced an all-new cabaret as part of the immensely popular Tandem Series. Tampa Bay favorite Matthew McGee and entertainer Scott Daniel join forces to present 'The Scott & Patti show'. This 90-minute Steve & Eydie style lounge act is filled with inappropriate humor, sequined costumes, tasteless song parodies, bouffant wigs and cringe-inducing audience participation. Make sure you wear cute undies to this show, as there is an amateur strip contest!! All proceeds will be donated to freeFall Theatre and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

42ND STREET Plays Now thru 6/23 at the Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway at the Barn Theatre! The glamour, spectacle, and fashion of 1930s Broadway comes to the Barn in 42ND STREET tonight, June 11 through 23. (more...)

42ND STREET to Play 6/11-23 at the Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway at the Barn Theatre! The glamour, spectacle, and fashion of 1930s Broadway comes to the Barn in 42ND STREET June 11 through 23. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Host A DIVINE EVENING WITH CHARLES BUSCH, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced 'A Divine Evening with Charles Busch,' accompanied by Tom Judson on Saturday, July 26. (more...)

James Black and Elizabeth Bunch to Star in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE HOLLOW at Alley Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Beginning in July 2013, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's The Hollow during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Under the direction of Gregory Boyd, the Alley's resident company of actors will bring to life the colorful cast of characters in Agatha Christie's The Hollow. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Catch-Up Reviews From a Cabaret Spring - BATT, DEROW, FORREST, McNEIL, BARZEE, HENNESSEY
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 5, 2013

Back on April 1, when he posted his third compilation of delayed cabaret reviews from shows staged during the winter, BroadwayWorld.com's lead New York cabaret reviewer promised Number 4 would come with arrival of summer. Okay, so he missed his self-imposed deadline by a couple of weeks. but here's yet another catch-up column with critiques of a half dozen spring shows performed by Bryan Batt, Dawn Derow, Lynly Forrest, Dennis McNeil, Anastasia Barzee, and Nina Hennessey. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre's FIREHOUSE CABARET Series Returns 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

First Up: Justin Williams takes 'Flight' - Friday, August 9th at 7:30pm (followed by a reception at the Firehouse) and Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (more...)

DM Playhouse Presents HONORING PLAYHOUSE LEGENDS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse in Honoring Playhouse Legends today, July 20. The event begins at 4:00 PM with a cocktails and hors d'oeuvres reception. The program follows at 4:30 PM. Tickets for Honoring Playhouse Legends are $25 per person and may be reserved online at dmplayhouse.com or by calling the Playhouse ticket office at515-277-6261. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present HONORING PLAYHOUSE LEGENDS, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse in Honoring Playhouse Legends on Saturday, July 20. The event begins at 4:00 PM with a cocktails and hors d'oeuvres reception. The program follows at 4:30 PM. Tickets for Honoring Playhouse Legends are $25 per person and may be reserved online at dmplayhouse.com or by calling the Playhouse ticket office at515-277-6261. (more...)

Drag Star Varla Jean Merman Debuts New Show at Provincetown's Art House Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) has been the acknowledged entertainment Queen of P-town for the past decade. Each summer brings the anticipated premiere of her latest, original and irreverent music-comedy show - a summer-long 'hot ticket' every year. After a typically busy year starring to critical acclaim as the title roles in the original musical comedy farces Mildred Fierce in Boston andScrooge in Rouge in New Orleans, as well as in Menotti's opera The Medium in New York, Varla returns to P-Town to premiere Twice Upon A Mattress...Will My Prince Every Come? at The Art House from today, July 1 - August 31, with MRF at the piano. (more...)

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Set for Stages Repertory Theatre, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins will receive its regional premiere with Stages Rep, running tonight, January 22 - February 16, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Encores! Kicks the 'Improvements' Out of LITTLE ME
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2014

The hilarious Neil Simon/Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh musical gets a sharp concert revival by going back to the original Broadway script. (more...)

Valentine's Day Performance of LOVE LETTERS Set for MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 2/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special someone when M&M Productions brings A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play 'Love Letters' to Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Performances are Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m., and Today, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Set for Stages Repertory Theatre, 1/22-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins will receive its regional premiere with Stages Rep, running January 22 - February 16, 2014. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Buddy the Elf Brings Sparklejollytwinklejingley Joy to Houston METRORail
by David Clarke - Dec 11, 2013

Just like Auntie Mame sings in MAME, we all need a little Christmas! And, for some unsuspecting Houstonians, Buddy the Elf and two of his elf friends, Peppermint Stix and Salty Snow (a.k.a. Salt and Pepper), took to the METRORail yesterday to share their Sparklejollytwinklejingley joy! The ebuillent trio rode the METRORail during the lunch hour on Tuesday, December 10 and greeted metro riders and anyone else they could find hanging about the rail stops. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre's FIREHOUSE CABARET Series Returns Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

First Up: Justin Williams takes 'Flight' - tonight, August 9th at 7:30pm (followed by a reception at the Firehouse) and Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 8/04/2013
by BWW - Aug 4, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/04/2013 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Drag Star Varla Jean Merman to Debut New Show at Provincetown's Art House, Begin. 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

After a typically busy year starring to critical acclaim as the title roles in the original musical comedy farces Mildred Fierce in Boston andScrooge in Rouge in New Orleans, as well as in Menotti's opera The Medium in New York, Varla returns to P-Town to premiere Twice Upon A Mattress…Will My Prince Every Come? at The Art House from July 1 - August 31, with MRF at the piano. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Wyatt Fenner Will Replace Seth Numrich in Rattlestick's SLIPPING in LA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announces that Wyatt Fenner (The Whale, Misalliance, Next Fall) will take over the lead role of Eli in Slipping starting Sunday, April 21, 2013. Fenner will replace Seth Numrich (Broadway's War Horse, Golden Boy), who will travel to London to star with Kim Cattrall in the upcoming production of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic. Fenner has received rave reviews for his performances, including his most recent role as 19-year-old Mormon missionary Elder Thomas in The Whale, at South Coast Rep. Slipping, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, runs through Sunday May 5, 2013 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre is located at 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038. For additional information, please visit www.Rattlestick.org/rattlestick-LA. (more...)

Andrea McArdle in MAME, JAGO and More Highlight Media Theatre's Spring 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Broadway's original 'Annie', the Tony nominated Andrea McArdle, is on the boards at The Media Theatre this spring in the classic Jerry Herman musical 'Mame' April 17-May 19. The show focuses on Auntie Mame, the eccentric socialite who finds out she must care for her young nephew, forever changing her-and his-outlook on life. Songs include 'Open A New Window', 'Bosom Buddies', and 'We Need A Little Christmas'. Comedienne Lea DeLaria portays Mame's best pal Vera in Director Jesse Cline's revival of the hit. (more...)

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