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Old Testament stories are told beginning with the Creation, Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel, and Noah and the Ark.

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers to Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Principle Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Muny has announced the principle casting for its fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The Addams Family is sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO and University of Pittsburgh Announce 2014 Gene Kelly Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh are proud to announce the nominees for the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Lizzie Freeborn to Bring SONGS FOR HEART, HEAD AND TOES to London, June 8 & 15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Lizzie Freeborn, writer of New British Musicals (Styles & Drewe short listed song 2014), invites you to London showcases of 'Songs for heart, head and toes' June 8 and again on June 15. (more...)

The Mountain Play Association to Present 101st Season with SOUTH PACIFIC, 5/18-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific directed by Linda Dunn for its 101st season in 2014. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Dallyn Vail Bayles Stars in THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE at OBERON, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The world premiere of THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE, a new musical by Erica Glenn and Melissa Leilani Larson based on the classic novel Silas Marner by George Eliot, opens at the OBERON in Boston tonight, May 29, 2014. (more...)

THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE World Premiere Plays OBERON This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Weaver of Raveloe, a new musical based on Silas Marner, the classic novel by George Eliot, will have its world premiere at OBERON in Cambridge this weekend, May 29 and 30, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO and University of Pittsburgh Host 2014 Gene Kelly Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh will present the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place tonight, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ain't it Good! CHILDREN OF EDEN IN CONCERT at the Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - May 20, 2014

Easily one of Stephen Schwartz's most lush and beautiful scores, Children of Eden landed on stage at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre for one night only this past Monday. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE World Premiere to Play OBERON, 5/29-30
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Weaver of Raveloe, a new musical based on Silas Marner, the classic novel by George Eliot, will have its world premiere at OBERON in Cambridge on May 29 and 30, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Frances Ruffelle to Bring PARIS ORIGINAL to 54 Below
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2014

Tony-award winning Frances Ruffelle is bringing her 'Paris Original' show to the United States for the first time. It will play at 54 Below on October 23rd, 2014. Click below for a sneak peek! (more...)

NAMT Awards Grants to Goodspeed Musicals, The Public Theater, 5th Avenue Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces nine awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its sixth year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $35,500 to nine organizations across the country. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Richmond (more...)

David Harris to Bring TIME IS A TRAVELLER to Brisbane Powerhouse, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Son of a coal-mining dad and a secretary mum, this is the story of an Aussie country kid and what lead him to tread the boards in some of Australia's biggest musicals. Following an extended and sold-out season at Sydney's Hayes Theatre, leading man David Harris, tours the east coast with performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Presents the Southern California Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season is well under way, and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini is proud to present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical MARY POPPINS, co-created by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Performances are July 16 to August 2. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Kate Shindle Brings BINDER OF BROKEN DRAEMS to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents KATE SHINDLE with her "Binder of Broken Dreams" tonight, June 24, 2014. Georgia Stitt serves as musical director for Shindle's 54 Below solo debut. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Kate Shindle, Hinton Battle & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 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...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for the NYMF's COMING OF AGE, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Coming of Age, a theatrical song cycle - a collection of short stories about growing up - will have its New York premiere this summer as an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrating its 11th Anniversary Season. With a book, music and lyrics by Jon Provan, Coming of Age will be presented at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.). Directed by Ryan Pifher, performances will begin on July 7th and continue through July 13th. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Marches Into Its 26th Season with LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Les Miserables from September 10 - October 12, 2014 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by DJ Salisbury and Musical Director Ken Cliffton, the production will headline Orlando Shakespeare Theater's upcoming 26th Season. Single tickets to Les Miserables are available now by calling (407) 447-1700, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

CLONED! Set for NYMF, 7/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and SPIEGEL AND WOLPOW PARTNERSHIP have announced the world premiere production of CLONED!, winner of The New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2013 Developmental Reading Award, an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project and a Grand Jury Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival, with book by Jacey Powers (Picking Up - DR2 Theater) & Dan Wolpow (Keepers: A Broadway Benefit at Studio 54), lyrics by Dan Wolpow, music by Adam Spiegel (Camp Rolling Hills - 2013 NYMF Next Link Project Finalist), choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak° (TV: Smash, So You Think You Can Dance; Tour: Billy Elliot; NYMF: Volleygirls), musical direction by Julianne Merrill° and directed by Tom Wojtunik° (Children of Eden - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; Urinetown - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; The Miss Education of Jenna Bush - FringeNYC Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite; Edenville - NY IT Award Nominee Best Director; NYMF: The Groove Factory). (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Broadway Boot Camp Presents CHILDREN OF EDEN at Manatee Performing Arts Center, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Broadway Boot Camp at the Manatee Performing Arts Center will present the Stephen Schwartz musical Children of Eden on July 25 at 7 p.m. and July 26 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

CLONED! Adds 7/19 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Following a sold-out Opening Night performance, THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and SPIEGEL AND WOLPOW PARTNERSHIP have announced a second extension performance of CLONED!, a two of a kind sci-fi musical set in the Manhattan of the 90s, with book by Jacey Powers (Picking Up - DR2 Theater) & Dan Wolpow (Keepers: A Broadway Benefit at Studio 54), lyrics by Dan Wolpow, music by Adam Spiegel (Camp Rolling Hills - 2013 NYMF Next Link Project Finalist), choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash, So You Think You Can Dance; Tour: Billy Elliot; NYMF: Volleygirls), music direction by Julianne B. Merrill (NYMF: Mother Divine) and directed by Tom Wojtunik (Children of Eden - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; Urinetown - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; The Miss Education of Jenna Bush - FringeNYC Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite; Edenville - NY IT Award Nominee Best Director; NYMF: The Groove Factory). (more...)

GODSPELL Comes to Cirillo Summer Theatre, 8/1-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Cirillo Summer Theatre, sponsored by the The Windsor Recreation & Leisure Services Department, is proud to announce its summer production, Godspell. It will be performed on August 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 P.M. and on August 3 at 2:00 P.M. L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue in Windsor, CT. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ciara Renee & More Set for NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight Concert at 54 Below, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on August 25 at 7pm. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 28- August 3, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 27, 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, including: Under the Covers, The Lady with the Torch, Dare to Dream, A Taylor Swift Love Story, and Freestyle Love Supreme. (more...)

Karen Olivo to Teach Master Class at Minnetonka Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo is coming to Minnetonka Theatre to teach a Master Class for high school students. This exciting two-day event is open to all Minnetonka High School theatre students interested in improving their audition techniques, and will include workshops, mock auditions, and even private coaching for the cast of Minnetonka's student summer stock production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (August 8-16). (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' DEFY GRAVITY: A STEPHEN SCHWARTZ SONGBOOK is a Joyous Celebration
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 21, 2014

For over four decades,Stephen Schwartz's musical career has brought to life hit musicals such as Godspell, The Baker's Wife and Wicked, as well as music in some of our favorite films such as Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt and Enchanted. In honor and celebration of this brilliant composer, DEFY GRAVITY was conceived by Michael J. Bobbitt with musical arrangement by John Cornelius ll. Together, they have created a musical revue comprised of 28 songs which takes the audience on a journey through many of Schwartz's classics in the realm of musicals and film. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Travis Moser's LIVE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

A live recording of standout cabaret performer Travis Moser's recent solo show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is now available to order. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Highlights del concierto de Mireia Mambo en Atresmedia Café
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 5, 2014

La actriz Mireia Mambo ofreció anoche un concierto en el Atresmedia Café de la Gran Vía madrileña, con una selección de temas pop, soul y rock, además de temas de musicales como Hair, Memphis, The Color Purple o Sister Act. (more...)

APAC to Kick Off 14th Season with Cody Daigle's IN THE BONES World Premiere, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), is pleased to announce their 14th season will begin with a world premiere play by Cody Daigle (resident playwright for The Playhouse Tulsa's 2013-14 season) called In The Bones, directed by Dev Bondarin, beginning November 6, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Introduce New Shows Celebrating Dolly Parton, Nina Simone & More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NATALIE DOUGLAS - the acclaimed vocalist hailed as 'sensational' by Time Out New York and 'stirring' by The New York Daily News - will introduce New York audiences to two unique new solo concerts at Birdland Jazz Club in September. 'FOUR WOMEN,' which celebrates the music of Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday, will have its US premiere on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 PM. The exciting evening of songs connected with these dynamic, iconic women includes 'Can't Help Lovin' That Man,' 'Throw It Away,' 'God Bless The Child,' and, of course, Dr. Simone's legendary composition, 'Four Women.' This program debuted in London earlier in 2014 and received a rare five-star review in The Times of London, which called her 'a true force of nature.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director, Jeremy Scott Lapp
by Bartley Stratton - Aug 19, 2014

Jeremy Scott Lapp has been working in the theatre business for over 27 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. In addition, he is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patte, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director's Choice awards. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Returns To 54 Below With PARIS ORIGINAL, 10/23
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning LES MISERABLES onstage and onscreen star Frances Ruffelle will be coming to NYC for a special show at 54 Below tonight, May 22. (more...)

Aaron Sidwell & Louise English Join Cast of BLOCKBUSTER - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Aaron Sidwell and Louise English are joining Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, which features the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s. (more...)

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