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Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the greatest creations in American fiction. This tale of adventure and self-discovery begins on a raft on the Mississippi River in the 1840s, where Huck, escaping from his drunken father, meets up with Jim, a runaway slave. The story of their journey downstream is an American classic that captures the rhythms, sounds and spirit of life on the big river. The musical numbers include "Do You Want to Go To Heaven," "Waiting for the Light To Shine," "Hand for the Hog," "Muddy Water," "When the Sun Goes Down in the South" and "Worlds Apart." Big River includes deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing actors performing with both spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL), interweaving music, voice, sign language, dance and storytelling techniques from both hearing and deaf cultures into a unique theatrical event.


Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

FADE Comes to TheaterWorks 6/1- 30
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that FADE the 4th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season will run June 1 through June 30, 2017 (please note date correction). (more...)

ALADDIN's Major Attaway Joins A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Aladdin's Major Attaway will be joining Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Marriott Theatre Continues 2017 Season with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running June 21 through August 13, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce Winners of 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) are proud to announce the winners of the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition that was held last night, on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).  (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

CTG Extends 2017-18 Block Party Application Deadline
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The deadline to apply to Center Theatre Group's 2017-2018 Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre has been extended to June 6, 2017. Block Party aims to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The new deadline to apply to the 2017-2018 Block Party program is June 6, 2017. (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

Marina Kamen Interviews Broadway's Eddie Korbich & Mimi Bessette on this Video Broadcast of 'Musical Health Talk!'
by Marina Kamen - May 2, 2017

This “Musical Health Talk” Broadcast is sure to get you movin', singing and staying entertained.We are joined by two of Broadway's brightest star, Eddie Korbich & Mimi Bessette. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Celebrates COME FROM AWAY, INDECENT Tony Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse has announced that the world-premiere, Playhouse-born productions of Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff and direction by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, and Indecent, by Paula Vogel, have both received multiple Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Obie and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for their subsequent Broadway and/or Off-Broadway productions this season. (more...)

HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell Writing Musical Television Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

HEDWIG scribe and star John Cameron Mitchell revealed that he is currently working on a musical television series titled HOMUNCULUS. (more...)

Martin Moran's OBIE Award-Winning One-Man Show THE TRICKY PART Gets Philadelphia Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

After premiering Off-Broadway 13 years ago, The Tricky Part, heads to the City of Brotherly Love for a  two-night limited engagement May 22-23. The true story of a young Martin Moran, The Tricky Part has been called "a translucent memoir of a play … shattering and affecting" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. This production of The Tricky Part is part of Drexel University's Entertainment & Arts Management Program's Producing Live Entertainment class, led by Drexel professor and Broadway producer Brannon Wiles. (more...)

ABC Exec Confirms ROSEANNE Revival; Original Cast to Return
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

In a conference call with reporters today, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey confirmed that a revival of the hit 1990's comedy series ROSEANNE will air sometime during the 2017-18 season. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another extension for its world-premiere musical, Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run through July 9. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Block Party Info Session This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host a special informational session at the Kirk Douglas Theatre rehearsal room on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. for those interested in applying to Center Theatre Group's second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Block Party aims to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. The deadline to apply to the 2017-2018 Block Party program is May 30, 2017. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents 23rd Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 23rd Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by talkbacks in which each audience member becomes an important part of the collaborative process. These new works explore questions of solidarity and community, spirituality and culture, environment and economic success, and the often contentious relationships that emerge.  (more...)

BWW Review: KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY at Laguna Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - May 1, 2017

King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story features brilliant performance by Jesse Johnson as the late country music star (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Productions Nominated for 10 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

 La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere productions of Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff and direction by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, and Indecent, by Paula Vogel, are both up for multiple Tony Awards this season. The Tony Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday, June 11 at 8:00pm, broadcast on CBS. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Kyle Scatliffe Joins A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Color Purple's Kyle Scatliffe will be joining Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Sets Records with 2016-17, Featuring COME FROM AWAY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced that it set revenue and attendance records with its 2016-2017 theatrical season, which included the musicals Come From Away and Ragtime, productions of A Christmas Carol and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the one-act play One Destiny. More than 153,000 patrons attended performances, and ticket sales brought in more than $6 million, making 2016-2017 the highest attended and highest grossing theatrical season in Ford's Theatre history. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More to Lead AT THE OLD PLACE World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of At the Old Place, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running in the Mandell Weiss Forum July 5 - 31. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

THE VOICE's Javier Colon to Star in Unquowa Repertory Theatre's Inaugural Production BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

American singer-songwriter and the winner of NBC TV's first season of The Voice, Javier Colon, will star in Unquowa Repertory Theatre's inaugural production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Big River in concert, led by theatre veterans Kirby and Beverly Ward, will hit Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne for a limited run of four performances, June 15-17, 2017. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Honors President Abraham Lincoln at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society honored the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bi-partisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and education programs. (more...)

Broadway and Philadelphia Stars Team Up for Theatre Horizon's ZANNA DON'T
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Welcome to Heartsville High and the magical musical Zanna Don't, where the captain of the chess team is a sex symbol, the quarterback is a nerd, and everyone is gay!-well, almost everyone. Following the success of last year's sold-out Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA), Philadelphia and Broadway stars join together once again for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series. Zanna Don't will be presented on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

Naughty Professor's New Album 'Identity' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Today, acclaimed New Orleans-based future funk collective Naughty Professor release their highly-anticipated new album, Identity. (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announced Cast and Creative Team of PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the dates and selected projects and collaborators for its third Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights, Series C!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series C features: Good Results Are Difficult When Indifference Predominates by Amy Fox, The Good Muslim by Zakiyyah Alexander, Female Beginner by Edith Freni,  Santa Doesn't Come to the Holiday Inn by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Intensive Care by Donald Marcus. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Norristown's Theatre Horizon has added an extra performance of the brand new version of Tim Acito's off-Broadway hit musical Zanna, Don't. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Ciaran Sheehan and Sarah Muirhead to Headline SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Broadway's "Phantom," Ciaran Sheehan, returns to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to take on the role of GAYLORD RAVENAL in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1927 masterpiece Show Boat. Running from July 6-16 for 8 performances only, Show Boat will also star Boston's own Sarah Oakes Muirhead (Sunday in the Park with George) as MAGNOLIA HAWKS.  (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: MARY POPPINS' Beverly Grant & Teal Davis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2017

It's yet another opening night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, as co-directors Jamie London and Noah Rice unveil the company's latest: Mary Poppins the Musical. Featuring a cast of more than 40 actors, it's the last production of The Keeton's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 14, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Naughty Professor Release Video for New Single 'Without A Trace'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Today, acclaimed New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor released the video for “Without A Trace” featuring Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce from their highly-anticipated new album, Identity, set for release on Friday, June 23, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal for Unquowa Repertory Theatre's BIG RIVER, Opening Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

American singer-songwriter and the winner of NBC TV's first season of The Voice, Javier Colon, will star in Unquowa Repertory Theatre's inaugural production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Big River in concert, led by theatre veterans Kirby and Beverly Ward, will hit Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne for a limited run of four performances, June 15-17, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal in the videos below! (more...)

Tim Acito to Premiere Revised ZANNA, DON'T (the Reboot) at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Everything old is new again, and leave it to Tim Acito, writer of the 2003 off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't, to prove that adage. The composer will premiere a brand new version of his beloved musical, appropriately called Zanna Don't (the Reboot), at Theatre Horizon for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017
by - Jun 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Dallas (more...)

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