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Saturday, January 7, 8:00pm
Sunday, January 8, 3:00pm
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The Blueprint Specials star two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair). Created by a who's who of 20th-century American entertainers, including composer Frank Loesser and choreographer Jose Limon, these original revues were designed as "blueprints" for soldiers to easily put on in the field as a way to boost morale. The Army packaged and distributed them as a complete script, with score and orchestrations, scenic and costume drawings, and instructions for how to put on the show. As such, these extraordinary works can be seen and heard today exactly as their creators intended.

The critically acclaimed theater company Waterwell is excavating and reviving these virtually unknown shows as a collaboration between civilian artists and veterans. Tuneful, subversive and disarmingly witty, the Blueprint Specials offer a fresh and surprising look at the intersection of conflict and culture. Partnering with the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater, Waterwell will present the Blueprint Specials at the Museum. This will be the first staging of these musicals since 1945—and the first ever for the American public.


Broadway AM Report, 10/26/2016 - FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 26, 2016

Today's big news: FINIAN'S RAINBOW, starring Melissa Errico, begins tonight at Irish Rep! (more...)

Artists from Across the U.S. and Around the World Tapped for UNDER THE RADAR 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the exciting international line-up for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 4-15, 2017. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

Cast Complete for Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS, Starring Laura Osnes, Will Swenson & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Waterwell (Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors) announced today the complete cast, comprised of Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists, for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016
by - Nov 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016. (more...)

David Edwards joins the Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

David Edwards joins the cast of 'Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood' at Feinstein's/54 Below on May 15th, 2017. (more...)

Julie Benko, Brandon Ellis, and More Come Together at Feinstein's/54 Below for BECAUSE WE CARE: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

???????Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood brings some of the best Broadway and NYC performers to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for an unforgettable night of music and hope. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Will Swenson & Company in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Waterwell's sold-out production Blueprint Specials continues tonight, January 9th, at 7:00PM and Wednesday, January 11th, at 7:30PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, at West 46th Street and 12th Avenue). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Block of Tickets on Sale for Waterwell's Sold-Out BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Waterwell has announced that the sold-out production Blueprint Specials has added a new block of tickets for its final two performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Launch of 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 6, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) just began performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. This popular and highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world including Belarus, France, Germany, Indonesia, Lebanon, and the UK. Curated by UTR Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR expands to venues throughout New York City in addition to The Public Theater's downtown home at Astor Place. (more...)

Maxamoo Releases January 2017 New York City Theater Festival Preview
by Maxamoo - Jan 4, 2017

It's our fourth year covering the January NYC theater festivals, the most wonderful time of year! Jack, Lydia, Jose and Lindsay tell us what they're most excited to see this month. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2017
by - Jan 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Public Theater's 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off January 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) begins performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. (more...)

BWW Review: US Army's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Enlists Laura Osnes and Will Swenson
by Michael Dale - Jan 14, 2017

When Americans think of the shows that entertained soldiers during World War II, visions of Bob Hope on a temporary outdoor stage wisecracking for thousands of servicemen, courtesy of the USO, are what usually comes to mind. (more...)

Maxamoo Checks in for a January 2017, Mid-Festival Theatre Report
by Maxamoo - Jan 11, 2017

After a week of four-show days, Jack, Lydia, Jose and Lindsay report on their experiences at the January theater festivals in New York City. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Florencia Lozano and Dea Julien Set for Staged Reading of BARABBAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado on One Life To Live and currently featured as Claudia Messina on Narcos) and Dea Julian (Stet, The Blueprint Specials, Queen Mair) have been cast in a staged reading of BARABBAS, a play by Matthew J. Wells on Monday March 6, 7pm at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

Family Time! Meet the Full Cast of Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

The Broadway production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, THE HUMANS opens tonight, February 18, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and featuring its entire acclaimed off-Broadway cast, THE HUMANS plays performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and the production! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/31/2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/31/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Laura Osnes, Will Swenson and More for Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Waterwell welcomes Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. BroadwayWorld has a peek inside rehearsal with the company below! (more...)

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