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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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Based on the 1957 television production

Thereís more to this classic tale than sewing mice and magical pumpkins. Ballet Memphis will reprise Steven McMahonís interpretation of the Charles Perrault fairy tale as the seasonís last mainstage show. The company debuted the workĖfeaturing the famous score by Sergei Prokofiev as well as sets from the London City Ballet Ėduring the 2008-09 season.


BWW Interview: Theater Latte Da RAGTIME's David L. Murray, Jr.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 28, 2016

Conflicts due to race, immigration and gender... you would think this turn-of-the-century story would seem like ancient history but instead it feels fresh and relevant as today's headlines. RAGTIME plays through Oct. 23 at Theater Latte Da and stars a new local actor, David L. Murray, Jr., whom we get to know in 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Robert J. Sherman to Take Part in Special Masterclass with Michael Xavier
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM) has announced Robert J. Sherman as their first speaker at a special VIP Masterclass on Sunday, 2 October 2016. (more...)

Broadway in Indianapolis to Donate $10 Per Ticket for CINDERELLA to Indiana Children's Wish Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Broadway in Indianapolis announces it will donate $10 per ticket sold to the upcoming engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella to the Indiana Children's Wish Fund. (more...)

Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action LION KING Movie for Disney
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Director and actor Jon Favreau turned to Twitter this morning to tease the news that he will be directing a live-action LION KING movie for Walt Disney. (more...)

Possum Point Players INTO THE WOODS Goes Beyond Ever After
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

 If all who go "Into the Woods" get their wishes fulfilled, does everyone live happily ever after? Find out when Possum Point Players present the award winning Stephen Sondheim musical Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. The show features actors from ten communities from central Delaware to the southern tip of the state. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour to Premiere in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tickets for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Jack O'Brien are on sale now! This lavish new production will make its San Diego premiere November 15-20 at the San Diego Civic Theatre as part of Broadway San Diego's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Starz Offers First Look at ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2 Premiere
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The goriest, gooiest, gnarliest, grooviest show on TV returns in all its Ash-kicking glory with free sampling of STARZ Original series ASH VS EVIL DEAD season two premiere episode, now exclusively on IGN's Facebook page in advance of its STARZ premiere on October 2 (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ian Stroughair On ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 27, 2016

BWW speaks to the writer creator and performer Ian Stroughair of Iconic: A Brief History Of Drag ahead of its world premiere at the St James Theatre on November 4th. (more...)

BIBI FERREIRA AWARDS Celebrates The Brazilian Musical Theater For The 4th Year
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 27, 2016

Gala Night celebrated the best musicals in Sao Paulo between July 2015 and June 2016. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/27/2016 - HAMILTON Hits the Windy City and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON begins tonight in the Windy City, Cinderella launches its national tour in Grand Rapids, Laura Benanti makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, and Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE starts at MTC! (more...)

Michael Osborn's NIGHT AT THE BLUE PARROT Set for Arden's Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arden Theatre Company and Honorary Producers Bob and Nancy Elfant, present cabaret artist, composer and lyricist Michael Ogborn on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8pm. (more...)

Bright Star's ONCE UPON A TIME and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 Visiting Artists Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will present the fall 2016 Visiting Artists Series. Entertainment events by guest performers ranging from music concerts to theater for young audiences will take place throughout September and October in the luxuriously renovated historic Bucks County Playhouse. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS to Make Beef & Boards Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre will present its premiere production of Stephen Sondheim's enchanting musical, Into the Woods starting Oct. 6. The Brothers Grimm hit the stage in this epic fairy tale about wishes, family and the choices we make. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

New Friday Funday Season Starts This October with CHICKEN LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Oct. 7 for 'Chicken Little.' This story is first in the 2016-17 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'A Bitter Draught' Episode of ONCE UPON A TIME
by - Sep 26, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC titled "A Bitter Draught", the secret of of the saviors is revealed. The untold stories of Aladdin, Jasmine, Cinderella, and more unfold plus the return of unrelenting evil! (more...)

Half Moon Theatre's 10th Anniversary Celebration to Feature Broadway's Laura Osnes & Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On October 22, 2016, civic leaders and theater lovers will gather at We're Over the Moon! -- a night of stellar Broadway entertainment celebrating Half Moon Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season. Laura Osnes, two-time Tony Award nominee who drew rave reviews as Broadway's "Cinderella," headlines the evening's entertainment. The event will be emceed by the 'Mayor of Broadway' Seth Rudetsky, acclaimed host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's popular station, On Broadway. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway at the Eccles: BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

"The inaugural season of Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles at the new George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Theater promises to be a memorable one," stated MagicSpace CEO John Ballard.  "Utah loves Broadway musicals and we have a spectacular line up of shows for the 2016-17 season."   (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andy Richardson from NEWSIES ON TOUR
by Kathy Strain - Sep 23, 2016

NEWSIES has entertained audiences all over North America as the tour visited many cities. As this current tour wraps up in Austin, Texas, BWW had a chance to visit with San Antonio, Texas native Andy Richardson who plays Crutchie. (more...)

Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)

Adrian Edmondson to Star in BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART at Soho Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Adrian Edmondson is to star in an adaptation of William Leith's at once richly comic, darkly satirical and weepingly emotional bestseller Bits of Me are Falling Apart. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

The Las Vegas Tenors Bring Their Dynamic Vocal Performance to the Suncoast Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

With their powerhouse voices and melodic variety, The Las Vegas Tenors return to delight audiences of all ages at the Suncoast Showroom Oct. 21 and 22. (more...)

Emily Goss Stars in Psychologically Haunting Horror Film THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Actress Emily Goss emerges in a haunting situation, starring in the award-winning psychological horror film THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET, set for VOD release from Terror Films on September 30th. (more...)

BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Stars Osnes, Damiano, Newell, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Broadway Loves series makes its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this November with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. The concerts will be produced and musically directed by Benjamin Rauhala (American Psycho) and feature choreography by Sunny Walters, who danced with Spears in various tours, music videos, and television appearances. The concerts will pair Spears' most iconic hits with new dances influenced by her iconic choreography in a thrilling and unique cabaret experience. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Cancelled at Pasadena Playhouse; Season to Continue with A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today it will move the second production of its 2016-2017 Season to a later date in 2017 and will be canceling M. BUTTERFLY. The decision was made after The Playhouse was unable to secure rights to present the play later in its 2016-2017 Season.  (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Martin Kemp to Play Sam Phillips at the Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza which appears at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest. Million Dollar Quartet plays a limited season starring Martin Kemp from Saturday 17th December 2016 - Monday 2nd January 2017. (more...)

GETTING IT RIGHT: THE SONGS OF JAMES BALLARD AND SETH CHRISTENFELD to Play The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

James Ballard and Seth Christenfeld, the musical theatre writing team behind The Oxford Epidemic, will present an evening of their material at The Laurie Beechman Theater for one night only on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now, at $15 and can be purchased at www.westbankcafe.com. There is a $20 food/drink minimum. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes at the Auditorium Theatre on Family Fun Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

On Sunday, November 13, the historic Auditorium Theatre will open its doors to families for a fun-filled day complete with kid-friendly architectural activities led by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, dancing lessons with former Joffrey Ballet dancer Erica Edwards, vocal workshops with Too Hot To Handel star Rodrick Dixon, and writing activities with Dance Magazine critic Zachary Whittenburg. Families also can participate in acting games, scavenger hunts, crafts, and many other interactive activities great for kids of all ages! All aspiring performers, budding architects, dance critics-in-training, and future audience members are invited to come and learn how the Auditorium Theatre makes the magic happen. All activities are appropriate for kids and kids-at-heart, and the event is FREE! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay Armstrong Johnson Celebrates Feinstein's/54 Below Live Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Jay Armstrong Johnson Live at Feinstein's/54 Below was officially released last week, and Johnson celebrated the album's release last Sunday evening, September 18, at The West End Lounge (955 West End Avenue). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Kick Off Bemelmans Residency at The Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 19, 2016

Get a shine on your shoes and a melody in your heart! While you're at it, 'Give a tug to your tie, put a crease in your pants,' and head to The Carlyle on Sunday nights as Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso begin their fall residency at the legendary Bemelmans. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

Possum Point Players Brings Area's Actors 'Into the Woods'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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ION Television Will 'Brighten Your Holiday Season' With Five New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The holidays are a special time in many American households, with the gathering of families, the giving of gifts and considerable time spent at home. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

Disney Channel to Celebrate Halloween with 'Monstober' October Programming
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'Monstober' returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Lushly Romantic CINDERELLA Opens the New Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 17, 2016

From the very first moment - when principal guest conductor Nathan Fifield raises his baton and the musicians of the Nashville Symphony play the very first notes of Prokofiev's lush score - it becomes apparent that Nashville Ballet's Cinderella is going to be something very special. And so it goes for the next two-and-one-half-hours: All the way to the final tableau in which the lovely young woman (danced with power and grace by the always-superb Kayla Rowser) finds herself upon a swing in an altogether bucolic setting, with the comforting and loving arm of her dashing prince (Judson Veach, handsome and steadfast) gently caressing her. (more...)

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