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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages... step right up to The Ritz Theatre for a front row seat and a first rate glance at the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists and original ring leader of them all... Mr. P.T. Barnum! Written by Mark Bramble, Music by Cy Coleman and Lyrics by Michael Stewart, we're giving a fresh, exciting new look to this classic American Musical. Based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, this spectacle takes you to a world like you've never seen before! Here lies a rare gem that offers everything from traditional musical theatre to the tantalizing stir of excitement that one can only find waiting underneath the big top!



2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Luke Bateman on MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by Guest Blog: Luke Bateman - Nov 24, 2016

I like to write tunes. By tunes I mean real hummable melodies. Some people scoff at this as if 'that's easy' or 'not exactly art', but I thoroughly disagree. Lots of songwriters write both music and lyrics, and I've given lyrics a go, but I like to stick to the music. In my opinion, my job is to serve a lyric. A great melody can carry a poor lyric, but a good lyric sure as hell ain't gonna carry a bad tune. When you combine both a great lyric and a great melody then you've hit the jackpot. (more...)

HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Booking To April 2017
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Following rave reviews for both the show and its leading man Charlie Stemp, Cameron Mackintosh announced today that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended to 22 April 2017. Tickets are priced from £12.50 to £77.50. A limited number of £20 seats are released each day from 10am in person at the box office. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company has announced their highly anticipaeted holiday concert musical LEAP OF FAITH. The talented cast of local musical theatre professionals will 'rise up' gospel-style for two performances at Benaroya Hall on December 3 at 8pm and December 4 at 2pm. Louis Hobson, who performed in the original Broadway cast, will star as Jonas. Matt Giles directs with Nathan Young working as the music director. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 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. GUYS AND DOLLS opens tonight, November 18, and runs through Sunday, January 1, in association with The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Spies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, comedy-fueled whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. On stage in Issaquah starting January 19, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play features four versatile cast members putting on a frenetic show-within-a-show. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, and adapted by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps has become a stage favorite not just for its nostalgic spy thriller plot and winking references to Hitchcock, but for the virtuosic clowning required by the farcical stage adaptation, leading it to be one of the longest running plays in the history of London's West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 30th Young Playwrights Festival Opening Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of "Assumptions." Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegasusTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111.  (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE BIKINIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the "Jersey Girls" to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles! (more...)

Monster Energy Announces the 2017 Toyota BMX Triple Challenge at Monster Energy Supercross
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Monster Energy is proud to announce the 2017 Toyota BMX Triple Challenge at Monster Energy Supercross, a three-stop series that brings together the best BMX dirt riders in the world and combines the best of two worlds, on two wheels. The Toyota BMX Triple Challenge will take place during the Monster Energy Supercross events with the first event on January 6-7 in Anaheim, CA, followed up by the January 27-28 event in Glendale, AZ, and the final event will be on February 24-25 in Atlanta, GA at Motofest. (more...)

Cirque-tacular Entertainment Presents SNOWKUS POCUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

With Big Apple Circus and Barnum and Bailey absent this holiday season, Cirque-tacular's Snowkus Pocus: Enchant the Spring is New York's answer to continuing this timeless family tradition of the magic of circus we can all enjoy together. This snow show will melt your heart! The all ages limited engagement, directed and choreographed by Cirque-tacular's Tad Emptage, takes place for 15 performances only from January 19 to February 5th, 2017 at the 14th street Y. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $50 for premium VIP and can be purchased directly at www.14streety.org or www.snowkus-pocus.com or by calling 646-395-4310. (more...)

Brian Fox Takes Wins The Toyota BMX Triple Challenge in Glendale, Arizona. Kyle Baldock Places Second
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army rider Brian Fox on his upset victory at the second stop of the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge this weekend in Glendale, Arizona. Monster Energy's Kyle Baldock sealed second place and remains the overall point's leader, and Logan Martin took third. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Glenn Close & Jonathan Pryce in New Film THE WIFE
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Below, The Hollywood Reporter has shared an exclusive first look at Tony winners Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in THE WIFE. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Cleveland Native to Drive Zombie in MONSTER JAM at Quicken Loans Arena
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Cleveland native Bari Musawwir is coming home in style as he steps into the driver's seat of Zombie in Feld Entertainment Inc.'s Monster Jam, the most adrenaline-charged motorsports experience for families on the planet. (more...)

Quest's Andrew Park Will Be Nebraska Repertory Theatre's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Quest Theatre Ensemble announced today that its founding Artistic Director, Andrew Park, has left Chicago and his position as the company's Artistic Director for Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was named Artistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, has begun production for the third show of its 39th season, Little Women: The Musical. The show runs from February 17th through March 12th; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, and a special Thursday performance on March 9th at 7:30pm.  (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Men We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. From actors, to directors, to international pop stars, join us as BroadwayWorld remembers all the great men we lost in 2016. (more...)

Flash, Bang! HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Again in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of 'HALF A SIXPENCE' at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended for a second time to 2 September 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 17, 2017

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre. (more...)

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to Close Animal Shows Following Consumer 'Mood-Shift'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the announcement by Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to close its animal shows from May, citing declines in ticket sales after earlier announcing a 'mood shift' among their consumers .After decades of exposing the cramped, barren conditions with long periods of time tied up and chained with no freedom of movement and a brutal training culture, ADI believes that public opinion has ended the suffering. (more...)

IFAW Celebrates End of Ringling Bros.' Animal Acts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

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BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Moonbox Productions Presents the Dazzling American Musical, BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Moonbox Productions, nominated for numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, is thrilled to present the dazzling American musical, Barnum, by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart and Cy Coleman, April 8th - 30th at the Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion, Roberts Studio Theatre, 539 Tremont Street, Boston.  Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8 pm, Sat/Sun matinees 2 pm. There will also be a performance at 7 pm on Sunday, April 9th.  Tickets are $60/$50 ($25 for under 25 and $20 student rush ½ hour prior to performance) available at bostontheatrescene.com or by calling 617-933-8600. (*Press performances Saturday April 8th at 8pm and Sunday April 9th at 2pm and 7pm, these performances are open to the public.) (more...)

World Renowned Jewish Cultural Entertainers to Discuss the Renaissance & Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Michael Ann Russel Jewish Community Center (MAR-JCC) presents its first installment of the Yiddishkayt Entertainment Series: A Forum for the Celebration of Jewish Culture and Education with The Renaissance of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. World renowned Jewish Cultural entertainers Jake Ehrenreich, Eleanor Reissa and Avi Hoffman will lead the discussion of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. (more...)

Tenors Unlimited to Bring FROM VENICE TO VEGAS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tenors Unlimited, the 'Rat Pack of Opera' - the UK's classical crossover 'man band' perform on Tuesday 4th April 7pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 West 54th St Cellar, New York, with their show - 'From Venice To Vegas.' (more...)

Coney Island USA to Present International Culture Lab's 2nd Annual CONEY ISLAND BUTOH AND BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Coney Island is famous for its historical exhibitions of living forms - human, non-human 'and beyond.' Displaying everything from 'freaks, geeks and human curiosities' - both individual and collective; from the Lilliputian Village ('Midget City'), to the Filipino Igorot tribe that was transplanted from the Philippines to perform their rituals, to the ten-in-one circus sideshows. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed's 2017 Season, Featuring RAGS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the six superb musicals during Goodspeed's upcoming 2017 season. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season, so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday, offering great deals on these six highly anticipated musicals. (more...)

Broadway Star Lillias White and British Actor Samuel Anderson Head the Cast of THE JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers are to star in the UK premiere of  This Joint is Jumpin', a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BIKINIS Relive Their Heyday in Westchester
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the 'Jersey Girls' to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 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. GUYS AND DOLLS is now playing through Sunday, January 1, in association with The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Andrew Garfield, Fortitude International Team to Produce UNTITLED ADIDAS / PUMA PROJECT
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The film, which Fortitude will finance, will be produced by Andrew Garfield, Rupert Fowler and Fortitude's Nadine de Barros, was written by Fowler and is currently in development. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18.  BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look below!  (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces 30th Young Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. (more...)

BWW Review: Lance Horne Unveils New Work (With a Little Help From His Friends) in First Show of His Residency at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Dec 3, 2016

Sitting in my seat watching Lance Horne and his many friends perform at NEW WORK NEW WORK I: EXTRAORDINARY DAYS at Joe's Pub, I couldn't help but feel like I was at a really great dinner party (if I were invited to dinner parties with some of the most talented artists in the city). The seats---and, in this case, the songs---were assigned, but the host didn't try and force conversation, and the whole affair was better for it. The purpose of the November 21 show, the first in a year-long residency, was for the successful composer and musical director to showcase his recent work, and, for new material, Horne's songs were quite polished. (more...)

New Stage Thriller From The Queen Of Psychological Crime at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood on Valentine's Day. Ruth Rendell's brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. (more...)

Cirque-tacular's SNOWKUS POCUS: ENCHANT THE SPRING to Bring Circus Magic to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

With Big Apple Circus and Barnum and Bailey absent this holiday season, Cirque-tacular's Snowkus Pocus: Enchant the Spring is New York's answer to continuing this timeless family tradition of the magic of circus we can all enjoy together. (more...)

'HEY, BIG SPENDER!' Will Bring Cy Coleman to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (CJO) will produce 'Hey, Big Spender! The Cy Coleman Songbook' on Saturday, January 28 (8pm) and Sunday, January 29 (2pm) at the Hanna Theater at Playhouse Square. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Joy And Magic Of The Early Days Of Traveling Entertainment Comes To Sydney With CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS
by Jade Kops - Dec 22, 2016

Revisiting the excitement and wonder that enchanted crowds at the start of the 20th Century, CIRCUS 1903 recreates the magic that inspired many contemporary circuses. (more...)

Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE To Tour Starring Andrew Lancel, Sophie Ward and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell's A Judgement In Stone. (more...)

Sweet Can Productions Presents MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Savor the season with something a little sweet (but oh so good for you)! The Bay Area's homegrown Sweet Can Productions presents an intimate theatrical circus experience for the holidays with the seventh edition of MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Dec 16, 2016

Jake Ehrenreich, playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, will present a completely updated version of his beloved autobiographical comedy musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, when A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 opens at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton for a limited four week run from February 2 - 26. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces 30th YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Featuring Four New Works by Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of 'Assumptions.' Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegausTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111.  (more...)

DESDE 'AL SUR DEL PACÍFICO' HASTA 'MÁS ALLÁ DE LA LUNA'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 13, 2016

Esta Guia de Teatro Musical, escrita por Iñigo Santamaria y Xavier Martinez, hace un recorrido de casi 6 decadas de este genero en nuestro pais revisando todas aquellas producciones estrenadas desde 1955 (fecha de la presentacion South Pacific) hasta finales de 2012 (año que se cerro con el estreno Over the moon). (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

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