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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.


Marin Mazzie Joins Cast of 54 SINGS BIG RIVERMarin Mazzie Joins Cast of 54 SINGS BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Bullets Over Broadway, Next To Normal, Kiss Me Kate), as the latest addition to the starry cast of '54 Sings Big River.'The one-night-only event takes place this Sunday, September 14 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, Helmed by Michael ArdenPhoto Flash: First Look at Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, Helmed by Michael Arden
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens this Saturday, Sept. 13, at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/6-9/7/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/6-9/7/2014
by - Sep 7, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 7, 2014 - Sunday, September 7, 2014. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 7, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Marilyn Maye, 54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch, 54 Sings Big River, String of Pearls, Lauren Pritchard. (more...)

Big River Telephone Announces Name ChangeBig River Telephone Announces Name Change
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

September 3, 2014) Big River Telephone has changed its name to Big River Communications effective immediately. The new name reflects the continued growth of Big River with its managed services solutions and cloud-based network offerings. Big River's domestic and international expansions closely align with the organization's focus on commitment to continue to deliver innovative and intelligence-based networks to our customers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dee Hoty and More in Walnut Street Theatre's '9 TO 5'Photo Flash: First Look at Dee Hoty and More in Walnut Street Theatre's '9 TO 5'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy is currently in previews and opens on September 10th, running through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Curious Theatre to Present ALL THE RAGE and THE TRICKY PART This FallCurious Theatre to Present ALL THE RAGE and THE TRICKY PART This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Curious Theatre Company presents Martin Moran's Regional Premiere All the Rage and the Limited Engagement of The Tricky Part, directed by Seth Barrish. All the Rage runs September 6 - October 5, 2014 and The Tricky Part runs September 10, 20, 27 & October 2, 5, 2014 at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. The opening night of All the Rage is September 6, 2014, at 8 p.m. (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

Kate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY, Beginning TonightKate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Kingdom City, by Sheri Wilner, directed by Jackson Gay. The production runs tonight, September 4, through October 5 (press opening on Friday, September 12 at 8pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Patrick Page, Michael Arden, Ciara Renee & More to Lead THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse!Patrick Page, Michael Arden, Ciara Renee & More to Lead THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast for its upcoming U.S. premiere musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run October 26 - December 7, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, 10/1-26THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, 10/1-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky!" The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse October 1 through 26. Broadway's Rachel de Benedet and David Engel star in this musical comedy that brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, the Broadway set and costumes by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch and puppets by the "inestimable" Basil Twist. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society to Open 'SILENT WITNESSES' Lincoln Assassination Artifact Exhibition, 3/23Ford's Theatre Society to Open 'SILENT WITNESSES' Lincoln Assassination Artifact Exhibition, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society announced that a hallmark museum exhibition, Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination, will return a priceless collection of items that were in the Theatre or carried by Abraham Lincoln the night of his assassination to the Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street, NW), March 23 to May 25, 2015. The exhibition will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and death on April 14 and 15, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE LAST SHIP sets sail on Broadway, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN opens at New World Stages, CHICAGO welcomes a new 'Mama', Kevin Spacey performs in D.C. and more! (more...)

Broadway Veteran Michael McCarty Dies at 68Broadway Veteran Michael McCarty Dies at 68
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Stage and screen actor Michael McCarty, 68, died on Friday of heart failure after collapsing and becoming unconscious a few days earlier. The original Broadway cast member of AMADEUS was set to appear in a Santa Barbara production of the show in October. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMELa Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will now run October 26 - December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Patrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La JollaPatrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

D23 spoke with star of La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming produciton of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, about why he was drawn to the project and the role of 'Frollo' and what to expect from the premiere. Scroll down for some excerpts from the interview! (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Christine Ebersole & More Will Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund GalaKate Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Christine Ebersole & More Will Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer today announced the star-studded line up for their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. This very special evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opens Tomorrow at Peninsula Players TheatreALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opens Tomorrow at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The toe-tapping, heartfelt musical "Always…Patsy Cline" created and originally directed by Ted Swindley is based on a true story. It opens Sept. 3 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. "Always…Patsy Cline" features more than 25 of Cline's classic songs and will run for seven weeks closing Sunday, Oct. 19 with a 4 p.m. matinee. (more...)

Dee Hoty and More Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, Beginning TonightDee Hoty and More Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews tonight, September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Deaf West and Michael Arden Discover a New SPRING AWAKENINGBWW Reviews: Deaf West and Michael Arden Discover a New SPRING AWAKENING
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 17, 2014

Director Michael Arden gives the word discovery new meaning in a spectacular production of Steven Sater (book & lyrics) and Duncan Sheik's (music) Spring Awakening based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play. Arden, who has had a long partnership with Deaf West that goes back to Big River, which played in LA and on Broadway, stages the controversial musical in a triangular black box at the Inner City Arts complex in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Derek Klena, Natalie Weiss, and Stephen C. Anthony Join DANIELLE WADE SINGS CARNER & GREGOR, 10/13Derek Klena, Natalie Weiss, and Stephen C. Anthony Join DANIELLE WADE SINGS CARNER & GREGOR, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Derek Klena (Wicked, Bridges of Madison County, Second Stage's DogFight), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked, Les Miserables), and Stephen C. Anthony (The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can) are all set to guest star in Danielle Wade sings Carner & Gregor at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY) on October 13th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & MoreMirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's SPELLING BEE Spells H-I-TBWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's SPELLING BEE Spells H-I-T
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 16, 2014

The new production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Pioneer Theatre Company knows how to spell H-I-T. If the longer-than-usual title isn't familiar to you, you owe yourself a visit to Putnam County. And if it is, you already know why a return trip is in order. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Adds Two Tuesday 7:30 pm Performances to Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY RUNClarence Brown Theatre Adds Two Tuesday 7:30 pm Performances to Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY RUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Due to popular demand, the Clarence Brown Theatre has added a Tuesday, September 16 and a Tuesday, September 23 performance to the run of "Hank Williams: Lost Highway." The shows will begin at 7:30 pm in the CBT's Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 15-21Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 14, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: An Evening of Song Benefiting 'Art Attack', The Songs of Miller & Tysen: Tuck Everlasting & More, Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton', Sondheim Unplugged, and @Actor_Friend @54Below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENINGSTAGE TUBE: New Promo for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens tomorrow, September 13, at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A. Click below to watch a new promo for the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Daniel Jenkins Discusses Return as Huck Finn in 54 SINGS BIG RIVERBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Daniel Jenkins Discusses Return as Huck Finn in 54 SINGS BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Tony nominee Daniel Jenkins originated the role of Huck in the original Broadway production of Big River and earned both a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for his portrayal. He also starred as Mark Twain/Voice of Huck in the critically acclaimed 2003 Deaf West Production of the musical, which is quickly becoming a classic. Now, he's ready to revisit the material that changed his life in the upcoming 54 SINGS Big River at Broadway's Supper Club, 54 Below. Joined by fellow original cast members Marin Mazzie and Jennifer Leigh Warren, as well as the 2003 revival's Michael McElroy. Jenkins took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming performance and what it's like to be involved in such an incredible reunion. Read the full interview below! (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This FallCharlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This MonthMarin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

THE TRICKY PART to Play Next Weekend at The Barrow GroupTHE TRICKY PART to Play Next Weekend at The Barrow Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Martin Moran's OBIE award-winning play, THE TRICKY PART, will play for one night only, October 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM at TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3Rd Floor, NY NY. (more...)

POP NATION to Begin Performances Next Month at HudsonPOP NATION to Begin Performances Next Month at Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

POP NATION, a theatrical social event merging music, theater and the nightclub experience, will begin performances at Hudson (356 W. 58th Street at 9th Avenue) on November 14th with opening night set for January 8th. POP NATION has original music and lyrics by Damon Intrabartolo (bare, 'Superman Returns,' 'X Men 2') and book by Kenny Finkle (Indoor/Outdoor). (more...)

PlayMakers Rep to Stage INTO THE WOODS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 11/1-12/7PlayMakers Rep to Stage INTO THE WOODS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 11/1-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company takes audiences into the darker reaches of the forest with two tales of magic and transformation in the theater's annual rotating repertory event. The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill performs "Into the Woods" by Tony Award-winner Stephen Sondheim and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare Nov. 1 to Dec. 7. (more...)

SDC Foundation Names PlayMakers' Joseph Haj 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award RecipientSDC Foundation Names PlayMakers' Joseph Haj 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Joseph Haj, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC, has been named recipient of the 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/14 - Chenoweth & Lippa in I AM HARVEY MILK, Cherry Lane at 90 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/14 - Chenoweth & Lippa in I AM HARVEY MILK, Cherry Lane at 90 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 6, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: I AM HARVEY MILK plays Lincoln Center, CHICAGO welcomes back a veteran 'Roxie', Cherry Lane celebrates 90 years and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/6- Michael ArdenSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/6- Michael Arden
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2014

Arden best known for starring on Broadway in Bob Dylan and Twyla Tharp's musical The Times They Are A-Changin.' Additional Broadway credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company's presentation of the Deaf West Theatre sign-language production of Big River. Other credits include Ace, Swimming in the Shallows, Bare, Harold & Maude and It's Only Life Off-Broadway. Arden also joined Barbra Streisand during her world concert tour and appeared in the City Center Encores! staging of Juno. (more...)

POLL: What Cult Musical Do You Most Want to See Celebrated at 54 Below?POLL: What Cult Musical Do You Most Want to See Celebrated at 54 Below?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

We want to know which cult musical you want to see next in the hit series. Cast you vote in this week's poll below! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents MEMPHIS This NovemberCabrillo Music Theatre Presents MEMPHIS This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Thousand Oaks, Calif… From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. A crowd-pleaser that brings audiences to their feet with an "only in America" message that speaks to all generations, MEMPHIS sets a story of tolerance and the pursuit of happiness to a classic rock beat. Cabrillo Music Theatre's brand-new production of MEMPHIS, the first in this part of the country, opens on Friday, November 14th, 2014, playing until Sunday, November 23rd, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Take Cabrillo to MEMPHIS for a rockin' 'n' rollin' feel-good time! (more...)

Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Complete principal casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Victoria Clark, who won a Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light in the Piazza and was also Tony-nominated for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, will star as Mamita Alvarez. Dee Hoty, who has starred on Broadway in City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Mamma Mia! and is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose, will star as Aunt Alicia. Gigi also stars Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

Deaf West Hosts Memorial for Phyllis Frelich at the Mark Taper Forum TonightDeaf West Hosts Memorial for Phyllis Frelich at the Mark Taper Forum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Deaf West Theatre hosts a memorial to celebrate the life and career of Tony Award-winning actress and deaf activist Phyllis Frelich tonight, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Ms. Frelich, who was deaf, passed away from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in April. She was 70. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams to Moderate AEA's 'PASS IT ON: Thriving Artists Reflect on a Life in the Theatre' Panel, 10/27Lee Roy Reams to Moderate AEA's 'PASS IT ON: Thriving Artists Reflect on a Life in the Theatre' Panel, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Actors' Equity Association will present 'PASS IT ON: Thriving Artists Reflect on a Life in the Theatre', moderated by Lee Roy Reams and featuring Harvey Evans, Micki Grant, Joan Shepard and Frank Hartenstein*, on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at 165 West 46th Street, 14th Floor Council Room, NYC. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Stage Jeannette Bayardelle's SHIDAA.R.T. & OBERON to Stage Jeannette Bayardelle's SHIDA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON will present SHIDA, a new musical in development with book, music and lyrics by Jeannette Bayardelle, directed by Andy Sandberg, and music direction by Kurt Crowley. (more...)

Walker Joyce to Direct Central Players' Gala Production of OUR TOWN, 11/6-9Walker Joyce to Direct Central Players' Gala Production of OUR TOWN, 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Central Players have announce the their inaugural production of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN will be directed by Broadway veteran Walker Joyce (Big River). (more...)

Deaf West to Host Memorial for Phyllis Frelich at the Mark Taper Forum, 10/20Deaf West to Host Memorial for Phyllis Frelich at the Mark Taper Forum, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Deaf West Theatre will host a memorial to celebrate the life and career of Tony Award-winning actress and deaf activist Phyllis Frelich on Monday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Ms. Frelich, who was deaf, passed away from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in April. She was 70. (more...)

Derek Klena, Natalie Weiss, and Stephen C. Anthony Join Danielle Wade at the Met Room TonightDerek Klena, Natalie Weiss, and Stephen C. Anthony Join Danielle Wade at the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Derek Klena (Wicked, Bridges of Madison County, Second Stage's DogFight), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked, Les Miserables), and Stephen C. Anthony (The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can) are all set to guest star in Danielle Wade sings Carner & Gregor at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY) tonight, October 13th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Israeli Stage to Bring Back OH GOD; Show to Tour Across Five States This MonthIsraeli Stage to Bring Back OH GOD; Show to Tour Across Five States This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

In October, Israeli Stage will be bringing back its most popular play, Anat Gov's hilarious and poignant Oh God to ten locations across Five States (CT, MA, MD, NH, NY). In this witty, poignant and touching play, a psychotherapist named Ella (Maureen Keiller*), single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God (Will Lyman*). (more...)

Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Begins Tonight at Paper MillBroadway-Bound CAN-CAN Begins Tonight at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, October 1 through October 26, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, October 5, at 7:00pm. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY to Begin 9/26 at Ford's TheatreDRIVING MISS DAISY to Begin 9/26 at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season begins with Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Driving Miss Daisy," directed by Jennifer L. Nelson, September 26 through October 26, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The cast also includes Ron Heneghan as Boolie Werthan. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in OctoberSWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

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