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Bright Star's ONCE UPON A TIME and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 Visiting Artists Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 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...)

2017 Flint Hills International Children's Festival Family Weekend Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets for all 2017 Flint Hills International Children's Festival Family Weekend indoor performances are now on sale. The 2017 Festival Family Weekend will take place June 3-4, 2017. Advance tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online at, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Tickets Going Fast for Possum Point Players' MIRACLE ON 34th STREET THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Possum Point Players present a Christmas classic set to music with a production of Meredith Willson's musical adaptation, "Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical." Show dates are Dec. 2, 4, 4, 9, 10 and 11; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; senior citizens and students ticket prices are $22. (more...)

Arthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Award-winning Director and Choreographer, Arthur Pita, in collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, presents the world premiere of STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER, a wickedly gruesome and darkly surreal double bill for the Halloween season. (more...)

Ballard Institute And Museum Presents THE DOUBTFUL SPROUT, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

As part of its Fall Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Doubtful Sprout by Liz Joyce & A Couple of Puppets on Saturday, November 5, 2016. There will be two performances, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Into the Woods, the smash-hit musical that brings together original Tony Award®-winning producers of Into the Woods, the Dodgers with NETworks Presentations (The Phantom of the Opera, War Horse, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific) to present the celebrated Fiasco Theater production that became New York's surprise hit of the 2015 season. Unanimously acclaimed and extended twice at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre, the Tony Award®-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine has been mounted with boundless imagination. A wild and witty theatrical reinvention like you've never seen it before. (more...)

Disney Channel's Olivia Stuck in Lythgoe Family Pantos' A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Casting is announced for the Lythgoe Family Panto! (more...)

Phantom Limb Company to Bring Eco-Fable to BAM with MEMORY RINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Inspired by the world's oldest living tree, Phantom Limb Company weaves an enchanting eco-fable through marionette-puppetry, dance, and original music with Memory Rings at BAM, Nov 17-20. (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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

Seattle's Khambatta Dance Company Celebrates the Winter Holiday Season with CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Khambatta Dance Company (KDC), the producers of the Seattle International Dance Festival, celebrates the winter holiday season with two performances of Constellations at Capitol Hill's Broadway Performance Hall December 9-10 at8pm. True to the KDC mission offering a global perspective on dance, audiences will take a trip around the world with winter-themed contemporary works inspired by Korean folktales, the earth's rotation amongst celestial bodies, and the impact humans have on one another. Artistic Director Cyrus Khambatta has put together a dance concert featuring pieces inspired by world perspectives; different pieces will be presented on each night.   (more...)

Daniele du Plessis Toft Releases THE HUMMING SWORD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The author Daniele du Plessis Toft is a natural story teller who has always loved to tell stories to her schoolfriends when she was younger. Her passion for story telling still persists to this day and has shaped the story in 'The Humming Sword' (published by Xlibris UK). (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Brings Family Fun During October Half-Term
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

This October at the Belgrade Theatre is jam-packed with events, workshops and shows to keep the little ones entertained during the half-term holidays! (more...)

Lauren Kalman Covers Jewelry Cases from Museum's Permanent Collection in Over 2,000 Golden Brass Kudzu Leaves
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

From October 20, 2016, to March 15, 2017, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Lauren Kalman: But if the Crime Is Beautiful.… Taking up the subject of gold, specifically its use in jewelry and adornment, the installation by metalsmith and performance artist Lauren Kalman is the second POV exhibition in MAD's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Present the San Francisco Ballet's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Perrault Fairy Tales, world-renowned San Francisco Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center with the visually stunning and magical adaption of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella©, October 26-30 for seven performances in the Opera House. Choreographed by the Tony Award® and two-time Olivier Award-winning British choreographer, Wheeldon and his acclaimed creative team bring this imaginative production to the stage featuring a powerful score by Sergei Prokofiev. Co-produced with the Dutch National Ballet, it made its world premiere in Amsterdam on December 13, 2012 and its U.S. premiere on May 3, 2013 with San Francisco Ballet. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany this production, led by conductor Martin West. (more...)

BWW Review: Spooky Fairy Tales (and a Greek Tragedy) Come to Life in HEAD. HANDS. FEET. at Shaking the Tree
by Krista Garver - Oct 13, 2016

If you're looking for Portland's most creative theatre, Shaking the Tree productions are always in the running. And the current show is no exception. Just in time for Halloween, director Samantha Van Der Merwe brings us HEAD. HANDS. FEET., which consists of three devised works based on the Fairy Tales Bluebeard, The Handless Maiden, and The Red Shoes, plus an adaptation of Euripides' Iphigenia. (more...)

Jenn Givhan & Lauren Camp Set for Poetry Reading, Book Signing at Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Jenn Givhan and Lauren Camp are set for a Poetry Reading and Book Signing on Today, October 12, 6pm at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM. (more...)

Dramatic Academy Gets Set To Stage A Stinky Youth Production
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy is holding its nose as its latest production takes shape: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, will be wafting from the Bangor Opera House, November 4-6. Standing familiar Fairy Tales on their heads, this play offers raucous, silly, stinky fun for the whole family. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM) is Back with an Enthralling Program!
by Yuliani Supandji - Oct 12, 2016

SIFOM Ltd in collaboration with Arts House Ltd and OperaViva Ltd presents Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM). The Festival showcases Singapore's finest young classical musicians, by pairing them with premiere international artists in performances.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ren Meadows, a wife, mother, grandmother, previous social worker, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Fairy Tales and Horror Stories': a thrilling story that follows the main character, Alyssa Wade, as she survives a life of abuse and fear. In her corner, is an unsuspecting partner that will protect Alyssa and prove an undying love. (more...)

Lady Bracknell Presents: Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Slipstream is bursting at the seams to launch a new season with a vehicle (or a vehicular as in HoverRound) for the acclaimed Richard Payton! December kicks off the company's third season with Lady Bracknell Presents: Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. (more...)

Ballard Institute And Museum Presents THE DOUBTFUL SPROUT, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

As part of its Fall Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Doubtful Sprout by Liz Joyce & A Couple of Puppets on Today, November 5, 2016. There will be two performances, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT. (more...)

On Her Shoulders In Association with The New School for Drama Presents HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of two Dualogues highlighting the struggle to define and enlighten the 'New Woman' directed by Melody Brooks, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm. After the Dualogues, we invite our guests to remain for some provocative Dialogue with wine and snacks! Running time for the entire event is approximately 75 minutes. Admission is by Donation. The performance is at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37 Street (@ 10th Avenue). R.S.V.P. to (more...)

Rose Theater Welcomes Team for PRANCER This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Making its world debut on The Rose stage, Prancer, a stage play based on the cherished holiday film, features a heartwarming story and breathtaking puppetry to bring light to the holiday season.The show will run at The Rose, Nov. 25 through Dec. 18, 2016. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Presents THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Newnan Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. McDonagh's work received the 2004-2005 New York Drama Critic's Circle award for Best New Foreign Play as well as two TONY awards. It was also nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. (more...)

2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

BWW Review: SCROOGE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES, Theatre503, 28 November 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 29, 2016

Theatre503 sees the world premiere of Sleeping Trees' new pantomime, Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves. After the huge success of Cinderella and the Beanstalk, the award-winning trio comes back with a brand new, original, muscles-aching-from-laughter show. (more...)

NCT Launches New Holiday Tradition With CINDERELLA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 28, 2016

An affectionate throwback to the early tradition of American Theatre for Young Audiences, NCT's production of Cinderella is heavily influenced by the British 'Panto' tradition of Fairy Tales. Much as Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is presented at holiday time on stages throughout America, there are dozens of 'Panto' treatments of Cinderella presented as a family Christmas treat on stages throughout England annually. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Winter Finale of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by - Nov 28, 2016

 On the Winter Finale of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME titled "Wish You Were Here,: be careful what you wish for, it could change your past and alter the course of Fairy Tales forever. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'—a double-album featuring nearly 40 theater songs by ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--is out now.  The two-CD set gathers songs that Deffaa wrote or co-wrote for such shows of his as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!,' 'The Seven Little Foys,'  'Mad About the Boy,' 'Presenting Fanny Brice,' 'The Family that Sings Together,' 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' 'Song-and-Dance Kids,' and 'Theater Boys.' The set, with a suggested  list price of $17.00, is available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc.   It may be ordered here: (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Ballet World Premiere of Stanton Welch's THE NUTCRACKER Is a World-Class Spectacle
by Gary Laird - Nov 27, 2016

As re-imagined by Artistic Director Stanton Welch, the holiday classic pulses with new life and over-the-top theatrics reminiscent of 19th century production at its peak, but brought into the 21st by cutting-edge technology. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CITY THAT CRIED WOLF at 59E59 is Clever Mystery
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 26, 2016

'The City that Cried Wolf' is onstage at 59E59 Theaters through December 11th. Written by Brooks Reeves and directed by Leta Tremblay, this is the one to see.You'll laugh out loud at this fun and fascinating show that puts a grown-up spin on Fairy Tales and nursery rhymes. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: BADDIES: THE MUSICAL, Unicorn Theatre, 23 November 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 24, 2016

In the sparkling new-staging revisitation of Baddies: The Musical, the antagonists are simply too bad to exist, so in order to keep doing their jobs in our beloved stories, they need some good ol' rebranding. However, the risk is colossal. In a world where there are no villains at all, how will we know who the good guys are? And most of all, who's behind the decision they're too bad? (more...)

BWW Review: HYRONOMOUS A. FROG, THE FROG PRINCE at Silly On Sixth - Hudson Theatre Ensemble
by Adam Cohen - Nov 21, 2016

Puns. Frogs. Fairy Tales. Silly on Sixth does it again. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

An evening of film screenings organized by Black Radical Imagination followed by a conversation and Q & A with curator Amir George and filmmaker Jamilah Sabur (presented in by ArtCenter/South Florida).    (more...)

MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH to Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its Season with Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara. Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

Grimm Fairy Tale Classics On Stage This Weekend at Peoria Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts presents, 'In the Village of the Brothers Grimm'. November 4-20. (more...)

PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Signed Editions Offering
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the return of its customer-favorite and largest-of-its-kind Black Friday Signed Editions offering. Starting on Black Friday, November 25, every Barnes & Noble store in the country will feature a selection of autographed copies of books by more than 100 acclaimed authors, available while supplies last. More than a half-million books were signed for Barnes & Noble customers by highly acclaimed authors across many genres and interests. For more information, customers should visit or contact their local Barnes & Noble. (more...)

BWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 16, 2016

It's not just big, it's huge. It's colorful. It's amazingly costumed. Marc Robin brings the wonderful world of Disney into high relief at the Fulton in his BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present CINDERELLA: AFTER EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

They're back! Cinderella, the stepsisters, and more return to the stage for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical Cinderella: After Ever After, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton. (more...)

West of Lenin Presents UP YOUR CHIMNEY an Off-Beat Holiday Alternative
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

West of Lenin has pulled together some great alternatives to the traditional holiday fare.  Whether you love this time of year or are looking for an escape, there is something in the Up Your Chimney line-up for you. Grab a drink at our Gallery bar and let the festivities begin! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The beloved tale of the penny-pinching miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the awakening of his long-forgotten festive spirit is a seasonal tradition for many. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Presents THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Newnan Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. McDonagh's work received the 2004-2005 New York Drama Critic's Circle award for Best New Foreign Play as well as two TONY awards. It was also nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. (more...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

BWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD gets silly at Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Dec 6, 2016

This year STAGES reinvents OZ for a sardonic look at what 2016 means for America, all the while offering a fun frothy musical on the surface. It's an odd mix of jabs at the federal government combined with a jingoistic love of all things Texas. It works though, and gosh darn it if it isn't fun! (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Dec 5, 2016

One of the difficulties of doing the Disney Theatrical, The Little Mermaid, is how to do the underwater scenes. Yes, much of the story of Ariel, the daughter of King Triton, the master of the sea, in her search for 'a world in which I feel truly realized in my own terms,' takes place, as the songs states, 'Under the Sea,' in contrast to 'The World Above.' (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Coming to The Plaza Live
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

???????The Plaza Live is pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will play 10 performances between Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 20, 2017. Individual tickets for DISENCHANTED! will go on sale Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10 a.m.  (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Somewhere between the ancient rituals of our pagan ancestors and the tacky office holiday party you attended last night lurks an answer to the question that haunts your dreams: 'How did I get here?' (more...)

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