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Based on the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The production is based on the 2003 Broadway staging by the Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Deaf West Theatre. Huckleberry Finn narrates the story of Huck, a young man who takes a long journey to accompany an escaped slave named Jim on his quest for freedom. In the process, Huck learns a great deal about himself and about the developing country around him.

The show blends American Sign Language (ASL) with traditional choreography and staging, affording a unique opportunity for deaf and hearing actors to work collaboratively and provide accessibility to a wider audience. In this adaptation, every line and lyric is simultaneously performed in spoken (or sung) English and ASL, and interwoven with music, dance, and storytelling techniques from both hearing and deaf cultures.


Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

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MTC MainStage to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 4/11-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 3/30/2014
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Baseball Swing with All-Star Baseball Jazz Band Set for The Wallis, 4/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Baseball Swing with the All Star Baseball Jazz Band, co-commissioned and co-produced with the Baseball Music Project and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. With a cast featuring Terron Brooks, Angela Pupello, Terri White, Fred Willard and Adrian Zmed, Baseball Swing, a part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, will have four performances only April 4-6, 2014, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage's THE WHALE Extends Through 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Due to critical and popular acclaim, SpeakEasy Stage Company is adding one additional week of performances to its New England premiere production of THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

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Mesa Encore Theatre Presents BIG RIVER, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Mesa Encore Theatre presents Big River, April 4-20, 2014 in the Farnsworth Studio. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre to Present Teater Manu's SJALUSI, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Deaf West Theatre brings Teater Manu, Norway's professional sign language theater company, to the U.S. for the first time. Directed by Magne Brevik, the U.S. premiere of Sjalusi (“Jealousy”) by Esther Vilar gets a limited 2-week engagement April 24 - May 4 at [Inside] the Ford. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Andrew M. Mueller, Adaeze' Kelley and More in Highlights of RENT at Paramount Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2014

Artistic Director Jim Corti and his team of incredible theater artists close out the company's third Broadway musical series with a daring production of the popular rock musical RENT. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENTis a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates. Check out highlights of the show below! (more...)

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below! (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's New Musical FREEDOM'S SONG and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced that the Ford's Theatre 2014-2015 season will include mainstage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, headlined by Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace, the return of Edward Gero as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln by James Still, and a new musical, Freedom's Song, still in development, inspired by the words of Lincoln and those who lived through the Civil War. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production Is EL HENRY, Running 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Following its hugely successful Without Walls (WoW) Festival last October, La Jolla Playhouse announces the latest production in its acclaimed site-based theatre series: El Henry, written by and starring Culture Clash's Herbert Siguenza, directed by San Diego REPertory Theatre Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse. Presented in association with San Diego REP, the show will run June 14 - 29 at SILO in downtown San Diego's Makers Quarter. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. to Direct Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

Laura Griffith & Louis Hobson to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's A ROOM WITH A VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Love is blossoming in Seattle this spring when The 5th Avenue Theatre debuts the lush new musical, A Room with a View. Based on the E.M. Forster novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film, this enchanting adaptation features a wonderfully rich score by Jeffrey Stock and a witty and moving book and additional lyrics by Marc Acito. This beguiling and intimate romantic comedy features a cast of Seattle's best-loved musical theater stars including Laura Griffith and Louis Hobson as Lucy and George. Directed by The 5th Avenue's David Armstrong, A Room with a View also features Patti Cohenour, Jadd Davis, Allen Fitzpatrick, Richard Gray, Suzy Hunt, Matt Owen, Will Reynolds, and Jenny Shotwell. (more...)

BLAME CANADA! with LES MIS Cast Members, Jarrod Spector & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's RENT, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Performances continue through April 6, 2014. Press opening is Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL. Show times are Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are only $36.90 to $49.90. To purchase, go to ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or visit the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 2 hours prior to evening performances. Note:RENT is rated R for strong adult language and themes. Not recommended for audiences under 17. (more...)

Cliff Saunders Set to Host BLAME CANADA! Concert at 54 Below, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Final casting has been announced for BLAME CANADA!, an evening featuring the best in Canadian musical theatre happening at 54 BELOW on Monday, March 17 at 9:30pm. Cliff Saunders, who currently stars as Thenardier in the revival of Les Miserables on Broadway, hosts the evening that celebrates the launch of the newly formed Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC). (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON, CINDERELLA and More Make Up Broadway in Miami's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its ninth season of showcasing Broadway's greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The Broadway in Miami 2014-2015 season presented by Bank of America includes The Book of Mormon. From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony® Awards, The Book of Mormon will play a limited two-week engagement (December 2 - 14, 2014). (more...)

Seaglass Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of WAKE at Fremont Theatre Center, 4/26-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

WAKE, written by New York-based Carey Crim, will have its west coast premiere presented by LA's critically acclaimed SeaGlass Theatre company Saturday, April 26 through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the beautiful Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA, it was announced today by Ovation nominated actor and SeaGlass Theatre Managing Director Paul Stroili, along with SeaGlass Artistic Director Kimberly Van Luin. WAKE'S five all-star member ensemble will feature Nancy Berggren, Alison Blanchard, Michael Connors, Allie Costa, and Lauren McCormack. Matt Kirkwood has been set to direct. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Broadway Inspirational Voices at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Broadway Inspirational Voices(BIV), under the direction of Michael McElroy (TONY Award Nominee, Big River) will be the guest choir at First Corinthian Baptist Church Palm Sunday services April 13th, 2014. BIV features members from Motown: The musical, The Lion King, Wicked, Spider-Man, The Book of Mormon, Annie, Kinky Boots, After Midnight and more. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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IRNE Awards to Honor Trinity Rep, Lyric Stage & David Coffee
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Trinity Repertory Company, the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and actor David Coffee will each receive special recognition at the 18th Annual Independent Reviewers of New England Awards ceremony on April 7. Trinity Repertory in celebration of their 50 years of excellence in theater, the Lyric Stage Company 40 years. David Coffee in celebration of his 20 years in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in North Shore Music Theatre's annual production of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Mesa Encore Theatre Presents BIG RIVER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Mesa Encore Theatre presents Big River, April 4-20, 2014 in the Farnsworth Studio. (more...)

Broadway's Lawrence Hamilton Passes Away at 59
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

According to Arkansas Online, Broadway star Lawrence Hamilton passed away yesterday at age 59 due to complications from surgery. Hamilton was born in Arkansas in 1954. Aside from performing on Broadway, he also studied Music Education and taught as a professor. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 5/6-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. Directs Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

PlayMakers Awarded NEA Art Works Grant for 2014 Repertory Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that PlayMakers Repertory Company will receive a $50,000 NEA Art Works grant for its fall 2014 repertory productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

Broadway Designer Mark Adam Rampmeyer Becomes Head of Goodspeed's Costume Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that designer Mark Adam Rampmeyer has joined the organization as the Costume Rental Manager. Mr. Rampmeyer's career has spanned more than 30 years in professional theater and he is very excited to pursue this new career opportunity. In this new position Mark will be responsible for curating the collection of over 250,000 pieces which can be used in Goodspeed productions and rented to professional theatres and universities across the country. "This is a brand- new direction for my career and for Goodspeed's collection," he stated, "I look forward to the first time I get to hang the work of an emerging designer next to that of some of the theater world's greatest talents like Gregg Barnes, Willa Kim, William Ivey Long and so many others currently in this incredible collection." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Teater Manu's SJALUSI at Deaf West Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Deaf West Theatre brings Teater Manu, Norway's professional sign language theater company, to the U.S. for the first time. Directed by Magne Brevik, the U.S. premiere of Sjalusi ('Jealousy') by Esther Vilar gets a limited 2-week engagement April 24 - May 4 at [Inside] the Ford. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Stage WOODY SEZ, 5/7-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie running May 7-25 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Phyllis Frelich, Tony Award-Winning Deaf Actress, Dies at 70
by Hilary Kelly - Apr 11, 2014

Phyllis Frelich, the Tony-award winning actress, has passed away at the age of 70, according to The Silent Grapevine. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Stage BIG RIVER, 2/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

'Big River' a musical adaptation of Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, opens Feb. 20th at HCTO. Huckleberry Finn, a Missouri boy, hates the 'civilized' life, and decides to fake his death and live on his own. However, Huck's retreat is cut short when he runs into Jim, a run-away slave. Fearing capture, the two set off on a raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom. A musical based on Mark Twain's big-hearted American adventure of self-discovery and true friendship. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

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