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Vineyard Theatre (New York, NY)
108 East 15th Street

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On Avenue Q, puppets and people intermingle in this show about the trials and tribulations of life as a grown-up: love, sex, money, race, and how to tell your roommate heís gay.

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Raw Sill Productions presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016


Vineyard Theatre Partners with Developing Artists for Arts-in-Education Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, are excited to announce a partnership with Developing Artists, a non-profit arts education organization led by Artistic Director Jill DeArmon and Executive Director Jinn S. Kim. The two organizations have partnered to expand the education initiatives of both companies and co-present Developing Artists' REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival, July 27-August 5, 2017 at Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: HAND TO GOD Is Devilishly Clever at City Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Oct 7, 2016

Make no mistake- this isn't 'Sesame Street.' But it's not quite 'Avenue Q' either. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, continues its 86th season with one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank. A timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations, The Diary of Anne Frank plays November 4-20, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and is directed by Dennis Lickteig, with Roneet Aliza Rahamim of Palo Alto in the title role. (more...)

UCI Drama Presents the Powerful Musical PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre for the second offering in its 2016 - 2017 season, multiple award-winning musical Parade. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Broadway Back to School
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Oct 5, 2016

Hello to all 5 million of my amazing readers (because there are DEFINITELY that many of you)!!! Sorry for my lack of blog last week...I know how emotionally difficult it was for you to deal with...but I'm back now, so you can wipe away the tears. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jack Gleeson and Cast of Bears in Space Visit AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The cast of Bears in Space watched the Sunday, Oct 2 evening performance of Avenue Q. Bears in Space finished their limited run at 59E59 Sunday afternoon. The show stared Jack Gleeson of Game on Thrones fame, Aaron Heffernan, Eoghan Quinn and Dan Colley, fellow classmates at Trinity College in Dublin. (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

AVENUE Q Opens at Vagabond Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Avenue Q with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and book by Jeff Whitty, opens at Vagabond Theatre in Fell's Point on October 21st and runs though November 20th  Directed by Eric C. Stein, this winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book,  is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.   (more...)

THE GARDEN OF RIKKI TIKKI TAVI Set for B Street Theatre's 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

B Street Theatre is thrilled to kick-off our 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season with Y York's adaptation of The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Based off of the popular short-story by Ruyard Kipling, Rikki Tikki Tavi leaps onto the B Street stage this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Elsa Soars in Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN MUSICAL SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Last week, BWW brought you a behind-the-scenes look at DISNEY CRUISE LINE's new theatrical stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR. Today, we've got photos from the spectacular new production, boarding the Disney Wonder this November. (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Presents Benefit Concert Performances in Gander, Newfoundland Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The new musical COME FROM AWAY will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the "come from aways" whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena. (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Coventry's award-winning flower shop, Hubbard's Florists, were treated to a visit from the cast of the blooming marvellous musical Little Shop of Horrors this week! Currently playing at the Belgrade Theatre until Saturday, this cult classic sci-fi musical stars X Factor's Rhydian Roberts, West End actor Sam Lupton and a carnivorous plant named Audrey II. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of BUYER & CELLAR at triangle productions!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

triangle productions! continues its 27th season with this Oregon premiere. Taking on the role of Alex More, the struggling L.A. actor how takes a job working in the basement of a Malibu home of a beloved mega-star is none other than James Sharinghousen (James has been seen here at triangle in such shows as Jewtopia, Looped! , Next Fall & Avenue Q). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at him in character below! (more...)

Ronve O'Daniel to Welcome Freestyle Love Supreme Star and More for ILLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Fresh off of his sold out 'Best of Fest!' win for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at this summer's New York Musical Festival (NYMF), plus sold out runs in Ohio and Atlanta, iLLA!'s Composer-Lyricist, Ronve O'Daniel, will perform Songs From iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical, at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on Sunday, November 6th at 9:30PM. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Rob McClure to Perform in Benefit Concert this December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

To help kickstart its upcoming 85th sapphire anniversary season, the Bergen County Players (BCP) is pleased to present acclaimed Tony Award-nominated and BCP alum Rob McClure (currently starring on Broadway as Nick Bottom in Something Rotten!) in a special one-night-only benefit concert performance on Sunday, December 11th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and AVENUE Q's Elizabeth Ann Berg
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - Oct 25, 2016

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring Avenue Q star Elizabeth Ann Berg! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winner DOUBT: A PARABLE To Open at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick is proud to present the Regional Professional Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's riveting play, Doubt: A Parable from November 2 - 20. (more...)

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale' Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, 'Desperate Housewives'), Barry Pearl ('Grease'), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), 'American Idol' finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. (more...)

Tony Nominee Anika Larsen Set for Season 3 Debut of THE SET LIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Finally back after a summer hiatus, musical theater podcast The Set List welcomes Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen as the third season's opening guest. (more...)

Month-Long Lab for Disney's FROZEN Stage Musical Begins Today in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

As per a casting notice previously posted on BWW, a month-long lab for Disney's highly-anticipated stage adaptation of FROZEN begins today in New York City and will continue through Friday, November 18th. (more...)

Fisher Theater Announces Lottery Ticket Policy for THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following record breaking and sold out engagements in 2013 and 2014, THE BOOK OF MORMON, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins November 1 at The Fisher Theater in Detroit and plays a limited two week engagement through November 13.  In Detroit, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece (includes at $4 restoration fee). (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning today, October 24, 2016 at 10am EST, and will be available at (212.239.6200). (more...)

Accepting Submissions for 2017 National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, a two-time Tony Award winner and latest recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting projects for development during the 2017 National Music Theater Conference. Applicants may submit music theater works for consideration through Friday, November 18th, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Celebrates 13th Year with Biggest Mash-Up Ever
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2016

You're always welcome on Avenue Q around the world - to celebrate the show's 13th year, check out a mash-up of the musical's casts from international productions! (more...)

Cleveland State University Presents AVENUE Q at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Cleveland State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, a Resident Company of Playhouse Square, starts out the 2016-2017 Theatre season with Tony Award "Triple Crown" winner Avenue Q, running October 27 - November 6 in the Allen Theatre.  (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Host Free Public Forum THE MIKADO IN THE 21st Century 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As part of its preparation for the upcoming new production of 'The Mikado,' New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will host a public forum entitled 'The Mikado in the 21st Century' on Thursday, November 3rd (6PM) on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa,  a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia and Gilbert & Sullivan expert and performer, the forum will continue a dialogue between the Asian-American theatrical community, the NYGASP staff & creative team, and members of the Gilbert & Sullivan audience at large. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including awareness of orientalism in contemporary culture, the importance of diversity in casting, and the need for change in performance practice of The Mikado specifically. The panel will raise questions of how a repertory company can approach new ways of presenting a classic work while maintaining the work's artistic integrity as well as sharing the steps NYGASP is taking in the creation process for their new production of The Mikado opening December 28th and playing through January 8th at the Kaye Playhouse.  (more...)

AVENUE Q Solves the Presidential Candidates' Great Puppet Debate
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

This just in: one of the burning issues from last night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on which one of the Presidential candidates is a 'puppet.' (more...)

Original Cast of I LOVE YOU BECAUSE to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club presents the I Love You Because 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, a concert performance by the original cast of the Drama Desk-nominated Off Broadway musical from the Larson Award-winning team of Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham on Sunday, December 4 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (more...)

WP Theatre Announces Extension of Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Stuffed began preview performances on Friday, September 23, 2016 and officially opened on Friday, October 7, 2016.  With additional material by Ashley Austin Morris, and direction by Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!), the new play stars the "Lovable Queen of Mean" Lampanelli, alongside Ann Harada (Cinderella, Avenue Q), Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and Jessica Luck (The Digger).  (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announces Holiday Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony's 2016 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages, from its traditional Christmas classical concerts to classic pop vocalists Gladys Knight and Patti Austin performing with the Orchestra; favorite films like Singin' in the Rain, The Snowman, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein music and film night; family-friendly events like A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live!, the circus feats of Cirque de la Symphonie, and the Orchestra's annual Deck the Hall concerts for children. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets, 1 or 2, they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability. (more...)

THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)

Holiday Local Tradition AVENUE Q Returns to NCTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

This December, NCTC brings the holiday cheer with everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, feel-good musical: the return of NCTC's award-winning production of Avenue Q, with music, lyrics and original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marxand book by Jeff Whitty. Proclaimed by San Francisco Travel Magazine as "a local tradition," this "year-in, year-out hilarious, high-energy, and heart-warming production" (Theatre Eddys) won over critics and audiences alike in its previous engagements in NCTC's intimate Decker Theatre. Declares the San Francisco Examiner, "only the Grinch could prevent the laughter-filled show from selling out night after night." (more...)

The Marcus Center Announces BOOK OF MORMON Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

 Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON , which played a record breaking two-week run in 2015, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins October 25 at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee and plays a limited one week engagement through October 30. In Milwaukee, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 a piece. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents Tribute To Whitney Houston In Windbourne's MUSIC OF WHITNEY HOUSTON, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Whitney Houston was the most-awarded female musical performer of all time with a powerful voice that touched our hearts and souls. Join the Richmond Symphony on Saturday, October 29 at 8pm at the Altria Theater for Windborne's Music of Whitney Houston. Conductor Brent Havens will lead the orchestra as special guest vocalist Rashidra Scott performs Whitney's greatest hits such as "How Will I Know," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?," and "'I Wanna Dance With Somebody.' (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

AVENUE Q to Open Next Week at Vagabond Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Avenue Q with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and book by Jeff Whitty, opens at Vagabond Theatre in Fell's Point on October 21st and runs though November 20th. (more...)

The Belgrade Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ¬ó X FACTOR's Rhydian to star!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

There's a giant flesh-eating plant coming to Coventry in Little Shop of Horrors, which is set to visit the Belgrade Theatre on a UK tour this October! X Factor's Rhydian leads the cast in this '50s sci-fi spoof musical taking to the Belgrade's Main Stage. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

Julie Atherton Set for 'West End Up Close' Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Relative Motion has announced its second concert in partnership with The House of St. Barnabas, a charity and members club in Soho. After the sold-out West End Up Close concert with Jodie Jacobs in February, Relative Motion is delighted to be featuring Julie Atherton on Thursday the 20th of October. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage and TV Star BARRETT FOA to Perform in Cabaret Special Event Next Weekend
by Don Grigware - Oct 10, 2016

Stage and TV star Barrett Foa will be performing Sunday October 16 at Catalina Jazz Club in Right This Way, Your Table's Waiting, a part of the special event CABARET is alive and well and living in LOS ANGELES, directed by David Galligan. What are you going to be performing in the benefit? (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

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