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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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Based on the novela The Love of Seven Dolls by Paul Gallico and the film adaptation by Helen Deutsch

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host 'Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. The workshop is one of a series of TRU BEGINNINGS workshops, opportunities for early development of new work. For more details and to download an application, please visit http://truonline.org/events/practical-playwriting/ (more...)

BWW Review: Step Right Up! Brown/Trinity Rep Steals Spotlight with Sensational SIDE SHOW
by Veronica Bruscini - May 8, 2016

Theater world, take notice: The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Class of 2017 is a force to be reckoned with. Their staging of SIDE SHOW impresses in every particular from casting and costuming to setting, dramatic pacing, and lighting. From curtain to curtain, this is theatrical storytelling at its finest. (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

Fiddlehead Sets 'PRISCILLA' & CARNIVAL for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today that the Boston-based professional theater company will stage two full-scale musical productions at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre for their 23rd Anniversary season, in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center and Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President and CEO. (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It is directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Anne Hathaway Will Reprise Stage Role in Film Adaptation of George Brant's GROUNDED
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Following an extended run and rave reviews at The Public Theater in 2015, Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway will now bring George Brant's war drama GROUNDED to the big screen, Variety reports. (more...)

Batabano Cayman Islands Festival Astonishes With Thousands of Spectacular Costumes, Food, Drink and Music
by Anton Anderssen - May 4, 2016

The Batabano Cayman Islands Festival is a spectacle of color, dance, music, food, drink and celebration. Held annually in May, Miss Cayman Islands shares her passion about this theatrical event. (more...)

Lefra Productions Brings DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! to CARNIVAL CITY in July
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Lefra Productions's Afrikaans adaptation of Ray Cooney and John Chapman's acclaimed West End farce, THERE GOES THE BRIDE, will be staged at Carnival City's Mardi Gras Theatre this July. Translated and adapted by Frans Swart with a delightfully local flavour, DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! promises to be a side-splittingly funny show. (more...)

Cooking Channel Announces June 2016 Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cooking Channel is on the road this June, traveling across the country and around the world in quest of the most delicious and unique food out there, (more...)

BWW Preview: Columbus Children's Theatre's CATS to Bring New Interpretation of the Polarizing, Nostalgic Show
by Hannah Herner - May 3, 2016

Love it or hate it, CATS will live another of its nine lives in Columbus. Columbus Children's Theatre's production of CATS is set to open on Thursday, May 5. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

FIRST COMES LOVE Returning to The Bell House, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

First Comes Love, hosted by Kyle Ayers (Just for Laughs), is back at The Bell House, and this time is proceeded by a carnival of comedian-made carnival games! Comedians acting out adult film scripts from Craigslist, LIVE on stage! He will be joined by Beth Stelling (Conan, Comedy Central 1/2 Hour), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night w. Seth Meyers), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight writer, new album Physical Whisper), Jo Firestone (Punderdome 3000, Chris Gethard Show), and so many more, such as Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central), Ben Kronberg, Reformed Whores, Tim Dillon, Anna Drezen, and more special guests. (more...)

Maureen Taylor Brings Back Critically Praised 2009 Tribute Show to Songwriter Bob Merrill in NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room, 7/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

In 2009 and 2010, opera singer turned cabaret performer Maureen Taylor staged a cabaret show tribute to Bob Merrill's music at the Metropolitan Room in New York and critics raved. Six years later, on July 13 at 7 pm, Maureen Taylor will reprise her highly praised show, Taylor Made: Bob Merrill, at the Metropolitan Room in cabaret's hottest monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, produced by Stephen Hanks (with Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD, Associate Producer). Taylor's Musical Director is Matt Castle on piano, with Joe Brent on guitar, mandolin, and violin. Her special guest performer is two-time MAC Award winner Rev. Yolanda (Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE #FarewellFriday Special with Tuck Everlasting's Andrew Keenan-Bolger!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 27, 2016

Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring TUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger! (more...)

MaxxSouth Broadband Will Sponsor The 2016 Red Hills Festival in Louisville
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Ali Ewoldt, Jordan Donica and Rachel Eskenazi-Gold Announced for Broadway PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome three actors to principal roles beginning Monday, June 13. (more...)

Stone Soup Shakespeare Now Touring THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Through 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Stone Soup Shakespeare, under the artistic direction of Julia Stemper, is touring The Comedy of Errors throughout the Midwest through June 12, bringing Shakespeare for free to community parks. Director Eric Mercado sets this year's production in the world of a late 19th century traveling circus, complete with clowns, funhouse mirrors, and a ringmaster. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second. (more...)

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Host 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Live on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host Country Music's Biggest Night in 2016. (more...)

The Adrienne Arsht Center Wins Eight Hermes Creative Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has been recognized by Hermes Creative Awards with eight awards in the 2016 international competition. The Center received three platinum and two gold awards as well as three honorable mentions for its communication and design strategies in various campaigns, including Lookingglass Alice, Vibrant @10, AileyCamp Miami and season brochures. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Paris Fringe Announces Full Schedule, Thru May 29
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The first edition of Paris Fringe, a festival of international theatre in English, takes place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Paris, France. The festival features both international work and France-based companies, and artists are travelling to Paris for the festival from Belgium, Canada, the UK and the USA. English is the main language for performances and other events. The programme includes dramatic plays, stand-up comedy, musicals, immersive theatre, improvisation and solo shows, representing a wide range of theatrical styles, with a focus on innovative approaches to theatre and an emphasis on contemporary themes. (more...)

ON CORPORATION STREET at HOME Manchester Marks 20th Anniversary of Provisional IRA Bombing
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

Immersive promenade production ON CORPORATION STREET marks 20 years since the Provisional IRA exploded the largest-ever bomb on mainland Britain, on a warm sunny morning in Manchester city centre. This is the second collaboration between ANU and HOME, following 2014's Angel Meadow. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Bring CAROUSEL to Bayway Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The story tells of charming, roguish carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, and mill worker Julie Jordan, both loners, who meet and fall in love. Their marriage ends up costing both their jobs, and things go downhill from there.  The show includes the iconic songs 'If I Loved You', 'June Is Bustin' Out All Over' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. (more...)

On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On Site Opera (OSO) announces today that soprano Jeni Houser has been added to the cast of the North American premiere of Marcos Portugal's The Marriage of Figaro (1799). (more...)

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Special Parties Featuring Sisqo and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to honor those who have served but also marks the "unofficial start of the summer." To celebrate the holiday weekend, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will be hosting parties featuring live entertainment, offering food and beverage specials and extending specialty discounts to military members.  Memorial Day weekend offerings include:  (more...)

Nicole Moudaber to Host Memorial Day Sunset Cruise on the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Nicole Moudaber will return to the Big Apple with an intimate boat cruise around picturesque Manhattan on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 to kick off summer. The MOOD Records label head will take revelers on a journey from sunset into the glittering night playing an open to close set with NYC's iconic skyline as a backdrop sure to be the perfect way to end the holiday weekend. Nicole continues to achieve new milestones as she recently hosted her first, highly acclaimed festival stage takeover, Nicole Moudaber Presents MoodZONE, at the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. (more...)

JACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This summer, JACK presents the premiere of Toshiki Okada's Quiet, Comfort, commissioned by Hoi Polloi and directed by Alec Duffy, a duo of singer/performer Helga Davis and choreographer/dancer Ji?i Bartovanec (of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company), the premiere of the play The Animals, by Amina Henry, a new piece by choreographer Biba Bell, the second annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival, curated by Valerie Kuehne, plus several concerts throughout the season. (more...)

Texas Music Festival Trumpets 2016 Summer Concerts with Musical Firsts
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

This summer the 27th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) will chart several musical firsts, including the TMF debut of distinguished Austrian conductor Hans Graf, who holds the distinction of having been the longest serving Music Director in Houston Symphony history. The June 3 - July 2 international music residency, based at the University of Houston (UH) Moores School of Music, attracts classical music's rising stars from top tier music conservatories worldwide to study and perform in concert with world-class soloists, conductors and faculty artists at the UH Moores Opera House and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE NEW NORM at The Brooklyn Museum is a Restaurant
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2016

Visit The Norm, a new restaurant at the Brooklyn Museum. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Eclectic InTRANSIT Festival 2016 to Take Over Kensington and Chelsea This June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Back for its tenth year, InTRANSIT Festival is recognised as one of the most exciting, challenging and surprising highlights of London's arts calendar. An eclectic and experimental programme of theatre, dance, art and music that takes over the streets and iconic buildings of Kensington and Chelsea this June. (more...)

Andrew Rayel Releases 'Epiphany,' Third Single from New Album
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Rayel releases “Epiphany,” the third single from his new studio album, Peaktime. “Epiphany” is out now. (more...)

Winners of GeekPwn Hacking Contest Pocket Over USD150,000 in Prize Money
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Resolution Games Announces it is one of the First to Commit to Bringing Games to Daydream, Google's Platform for High Performance Mobile VR
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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BWW Interview: Mason Bates Seeks Adventure in Music
by Erica Miner - May 17, 2016

21st century Renaissance man Mason Bates continues his series of high-powered classical/electronica hybrid music events (more...)

Mobify Intros Mobile Customer Engagement Platform to Help Retailers Manage Fragmented Mobile Interactions
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Mayer Hawthorne, The Psychedelic Furs & More Set for Twilight Concert Series at Iconic Santa Monica Pier
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Southern California's largest free concert series, THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES, announces the dates and lineup for its 32nd annual season presented by Snapchat. Returning to theiconic Santa Monica Pier, the all-ages event soundtracks theSoCal summer life every Thursday beginning July 7 throughSeptember 8 from 7:00-10:00 PM. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Accomplice Announces New Adventures in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Accomplice, an interactive theater group that blends the fun of a scavenger hunt with smart improvisational theater for a one of a kind experience, announces two new shows for the summer season. Beginning June 2016, tourists and native New Yorkers alike will be able to experience The Quest for the Seven Teeth, a children's experience through Central Park; and The Quest for the Missing Slipper, a ladies night out based on the Cinderella fairy tale. For a limited time, show-goers can take advantage of special pricing during three previews for each show on select dates in the month of June, with a cost of $40 for the children's experience and $70 for the ladies night out experience. (more...)

BWW Review: Columbus Children's Theatre Breathes a Fresh New Life Into CATS
by Christina Mancuso - May 14, 2016

When a small Ohio theatre company continues to produce stars such as Josh Radnor, Steven Boyer, AJ Shively, Jessica Grove and more, it's no coincidence that they are something truly special. Not surprisingly, then, Columbus Children's Theatre has once again raised the bar in their spring musical, CATS, with their innovative vision and talent, which is second to none. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist, television and Broadway star Ilene Graff, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning musical director Ben Lanzarone, will present their big band show "It's Better With A Band!" on the Birdland stage Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7 PM. For tickets, call 212-581-3080 or go to birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

White Castle' to Give Away 25,000 Free Sliders on National Slider Day
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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Fremont College Announces 2016 Commencement Speaker, Brent Bushnell
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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Carnival Vista Offers Nearly 30 Dining And Bar Venues Showcasing Diverse Flavors From Around The World
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

From authentic Asian delicacies and a New Englandinspired seafood eatery to light bites with a Cuban flair, the new Carnival Vista offers an exciting and flavorful array of international dining choices. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Conclude 2015-16 Season in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

For the month of June, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) looks forward to a particularly impressive lineup, brimming with terrific events. (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Miller Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season of New Music, Early Music and Jazz
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts has announced its 2016-17 Season (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

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