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The Laughs Keep Coming at Hedgerow With BULLSHOT CRUMMOND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

Using the philosophy that one good farce deserves another, Hedgerow Theatre follows its popular summer comedy with BULLSHOT CRUMMOND, a madcap parody of 1930s detective films that recreates in comic fashion movie special effects on stage. It runs from September 3 to October 11, with previews on September 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and the opening night today, September 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Join Broadway's WICKED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Beginning tonight, September 15, West End alumna RACHEL TUCKER joins the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of 'Elphaba'. After nearly three years and over 1,000 performances, Rachel holds the record for most consecutive performances as Elphaba in London's West End production. She made her Broadway debut last season as Meg Dawson in Sting's THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Kicks Off Season 16 at Stoneham Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens Season 16 with Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Performances run from tonight, September 10 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

'The Exit Interview' At the Lounge Theatres Oct. 9 – Nov. 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

William Missouri Downs' edgy, existential comedy examines religion, love, politics and the meaning of life in a hilarious standoff between belief and doubt. Directed by Sirena Irwin, The Exit Interview opens on October 9 at the Lounge Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

Robert Portal to Lead AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Casting is announced today for Around the World in 80 Days, which will run at the St. James Theatre from 26 November 2015 to 17 January 2016, with press night on 3 December 2015. Leading the cast in the role of Phileas Fogg will be Robert Portal, who, in challenges reminiscent of Fogg's own quest, has rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic in The Talisker Whisky Challenge and partaken in the Marathon des Sables, running over 150 miles of the Sahara Desert in six days, raising money for charity in both instances. (more...)

BWW Interview: She's a Witchy Woman- WICKED's Rachel Tucker Has Crossed an Ocean For Another Go at Elphaba
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 26, 2015

Tucker just checked in with BroadwayWorld about her first month as a Broadway Elpahba and everything that's been going on at the Gershwin since she arrived. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of BEN HUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Ben Hur - Tim Carroll directs Alix Dunmore, Richard Durden, John Hopkins and Ben Jones. The production opens on 24 November, with previews from 19 November, and runs until 9 January 2016. (more...)

George Maguire and Rachael Wooding to Lead ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Bridge House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Bridge House Theatre in London will present the U.K. premiere of 'Another Night Before Christmas,' the two-person holiday musical by American writers Sean Grennan (book and lyrics) and Leah Okimoto (music), Nov. 28-Dec. 23. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events Alongside BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Bedroom Farce, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Performances begin Friday, November 11, 2016 at Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Crumpet the Elf is Back in David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Alley Theatre brings back David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES December 1 through 31 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

Bergen County Players' PINOCCHIO Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

The Bergen County Players (BCP), the 2015 NJACT Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with its annual family show, PINOCCHIO, a beloved tale of a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy, a classic story that will delight young and old alike. Under the direction of Terri Caust and musical direction by Steve Bell, PINOCCHIO will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from tonight, November 28th through December 20th. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

World Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its development of new work, has announced four world-premiere productions for the 2016/2017 season, including works by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Pulitzer Prize winners Quiara Alegria Hudes and Ayad Akhtar, and 2014 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award winner Jeff Augustin. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present PINOCCHIO, 11/28-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Bergen County Players (BCP), the 2015 NJACT Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with its annual family show, PINOCCHIO, a beloved tale of a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy, a classic story that will delight young and old alike. Under the direction of Terri Caust and musical direction by Steve Bell, PINOCCHIO will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from November 28th through December 20th. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's THE TRUTH Headed to West End with Frances O'Connor and More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller just finished its run at Menier Chocolate Factory and will now transfer to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, beginning June 22nd, according to the Daily Mail.  (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Tucker On Her First Solo Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 7, 2017

Actress and singer Rachel Tucker has impressed in leading musical theatre roles both in the West End and on Broadway, including Wicked, We Will Rock You and The Last Ship. She's also performed in plays such as Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors and released an album. Now, she's embarking on her first solo tour, which travels the UK this summer and also transfers to New York in September. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS to Play Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for The Christians, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, which runs April 22 - May 15 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at COMMUNICATING DOORS at Granite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

With "Communicating Doors" by Alan Ayckbourn the Granite Theatre is stretching into even greater, more challenging contemporary works of theatre, bound to intrigue and delight all audiences. Ayckbourn, a master of comedies of manners shows his versatility in this hilarious comic time traveling thriller, packed with surprises that keeps the audience on their seat edges. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TRUTH Opens Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, is currently onstage at Menier Chocolate Factory. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alexander Hanson and Frances O'Connor in THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, is currently onstage at Menier Chocolate Factory. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's THE TRUTH Headed to West End with Frances O'Connor and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller just finished its run at Menier Chocolate Factory and will now transfer to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, beginning June 22nd, according to the Daily Mail.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Christopher Ashley Came from Away for Tonys Day!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2017

The fun never stops for Christopher Ashley, who, following news of his third Tony nomination, has returned to his post as Artistic Director at La Jolla Playhouse to direct a new musical- Escape to Margaritaville. Below, watch as he explains why Come From Away has been a passion project and why he adores his family at the Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Imogen Stubbs & Natalie Casey to Star in Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play's UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY's Christopher Ashley Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Direction of a Musical, COME FROM AWAY's Christopher Ashley
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Come From Away. He also received nominations for MEMPHIS and THE ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW. His other Broadway credits include Xanadu, Leap of Faith, and All Shook Up. West End credits include Memphis. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Extended at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Audiences and critics are loving Shear Madness! Many dates are already full, so due to popular demand, Stages Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce FOUR MORE WEEKS of performances. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Begins Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Rachel Tucker Announces Live at Zedel Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

After two sell-out one-woman shows, Rachel Tucker is back with her first intimate solo show for three shows only in March. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Ephie Aardema, Corey Allen, Lesley Fera and Mark Zimmerman Star in PTC's TWO DOLLAR BILL, Starting Tongiht
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere play TWO DOLLAR BILL, tonight, January 15, through January 30, 2016. (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate Factory
by marianka swain - Feb 9, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, premieres at Menier Chocolate Factory next month, and the theatre today announces the full UK cast. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

PTC to Continue Play-By-Play Series with TWO HENRYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Two Henrys, the second installment of PTC's play reading series called Play-By-Play. Two Henrys by Kenneth Jones runs February 5 and 6, 2016. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg directs the production. (more...)

Official: Matthew Perry to Bring First Play THE END OF LONGING to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February - 14 May 2016. This fast paced, and bittersweet comic new play, will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy Theatre in 2003. (more...)

Ephie Aardema, Corey Allen, Lesley Fera and Mark Zimmerman to Star in PTC's TWO DOLLAR BILL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere play TWO DOLLAR BILL, January 15 through January 30, 2016. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard Set to Star in RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will star in a new production of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking; one of his funniest plays and one that turned him into a household name. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/2/2016 - WICKED Tour, HOLIDAY INN Event and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 2, 2016

Today's big news: WICKED welcomes a new 'Fiyero' in Houston, and the cast of Broadway's HOLIDAY INN takes part in a special 'making of' event in NYC! (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of plays.  We open the season July 14-29, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre with the sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY , music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. (more...)

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