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Rebel Girls Book Announces a Million Dollars in Funding
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Shattering worldwide crowdfunding records, a children's book has raised more than a million dollars and captured the imagination of nearly 20,000 backers in 71 countries. (more...)

Possum Point Players Present INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Possum Point Players invite everyone "Into the Woods" for a fall adventure. The award winning Stephen Sondheim musical opens Friday, Sept. 30 and continues Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. All seats are reserved and tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for students and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, call 302-856-4560, or buy on line at www.possumpointplayers.org. (more...)

Arthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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...)

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...)

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...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical to Premiere This December in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Announces Inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival Details
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017. Full-scale productions of Giuseppe Verdi's late-career masterpiece Otello, featuring powerful tenor Clifton Forbis in the title role, and Jake Heggie's modern classic Dead Man Walking, with charismatic bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch as Joseph De Rocher, will be presented in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Angela Lansbury Talks Singing 'Beauty & the Beast' Again & More
by Richard Ridge - Sep 21, 2016

After a special evening, where Lansbury performed the titular classic 'Beauty and the Beast' with Alan Menken accompanying her on the piano, she sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about the impact of the film.  (more...)

BWW Review: HANSEL AND GRETEL at Lyric Opera Of Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Sep 20, 2016

Hansel and Gretel struggle with the evil clown (more...)

HEAD. HANDS. FEET. ~TALES OF DISMEMBERMENT at Shaking the Tree Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Shaking The Tree is excited to present Head. Hands. Feet. ~ Tales of Dismemberment, a delightfully macabre, multi­media retelling of three Fairy Tales and a Greek tragedy, directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe and created in collaboration with the cast. (more...)

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

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Charismatic Cat Returns to The Court in a New Musical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Court presents a musical adaptation of the well-loved children's classic Puss in Boots updated to be relevant for children today. (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...)

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 Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 16, 2016

The vibe of the swinging sixties, the cat and mouse intrigue, the jazzy score, the witty lyrics - this is the winning combination NextStop Theatre Company has captured for their new and lively production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - The Musical. Take the red-eye flight to get your tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Between the bountiful cheesecake, strong performers, and memorable tunes, this is a ring-a-ding-ding musical that deserves to sell out. (more...)

FROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' to Kick Off Atlantic for Kids 2016-17 Season
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 13, 2016

Atlantic for Kids' 2016-2017 Season will open Saturday, September 17 with the family musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, an adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' Fairy Tales featuring music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan. (more...)

Jenn Givhan & Lauren Camp Set for Poetry Reading, Book Signing at Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims into Imagination Stage
by Hannah Wing - Jun 27, 2016

Imagination Stage's world premiere production of 'The Little Mermaid', directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, adapts Andersen's story into a musical interpretation filled with original songs and choreography. (more...)

SCREENS, AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS and More Set for Theatre503's Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Building on the success of 2016's spring season, which garnered a total of eight Off West End Award nominations and included Stuart Slade's highly-acclaimed BU21, Theatre503's autumn season comprises of four works of outstanding new writing. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics. (more...)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival to Continue Season with CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival continues its season of myths, legends and Fairy Tales with the classic, fantasy-like 'Cymbeline.' From battle scenes to mistaken identities to a magical love story, this timeless play still sweeps audiences of all ages off their feet more than 400 years after it was first staged. Performances run July 14-Aug. 7 in CU Boulder's University Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Starlight Theatre
by Sara Brown - Jun 15, 2016

Growing up with Fairy Tales we are used to a happy ending. In the movie, the guy always gets the girl. But THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at Starlight Theatre changes all of those preconceived notions. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces Fall Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts continues its award-winning programming with the announcement of the 2016 Fall Semester classes. Registration for these classes is open today. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

BWW Blog: Playwright Alric Davis on Creating the Characters for His Original Play DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED
by Guest Blogger: Alric Davis - Jul 6, 2016

DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED appears at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. starting Thursday, July 7 at 7:15 pm; Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 2:15 pm; Tuesday, July 19 at 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, July 23 at 2:15 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Brings Laughs Both Big and Small
by Alexander Garza - Jul 29, 2016

The show is genuinely moving, entertaining, and a fast-paced, all around fun time for the entire family. Don't be quick to assume you can't take your date to see SHREK just because the production is part of Main Street Theater's Theatre for Youth program. The performance is open to the public, and the narrative and jokes will have both children and adults raving. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 27, 2016

After a successful run of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, director John Saunders is bringing Stephen Sondheim's beloved classic Into The Woods to the Mac-Haydn stage starting July 28. The musical is composed of many classic Fairy Tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, and takes a look at the events that occur after "happily ever after." (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre Heads to a Far-Off Kingdom with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre heads to a world of the timeless Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales colliding with wondrous splendor in Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods.' (more...)

The Candy Project to Present DISENCHANTED this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The musical is set for a 9-show run at FLIXX Cabaret Showbar, located in in downtown Omaha (1019 S. 10th Street) August 5-6, 12-14, 18-21. All performances have a 7:30pm showtime. (more...)

Fringe Festival Favorite FAIRY TALES AGAINST HUMANITY Adds a Performance 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producers' Award-Winner Fairy Tales Against Humanity in association with Jaxx Theatricals, Inc., has announced a one night only special performance on Friday, July 29 at 8:00 at the Matrix Theatre on Melrose. Created and directed by JP Karliak, this wildly inventive comedy show will also play performances on Wednesdays, July 20, August 3, and August 10, all at 8pm, at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Pond Wife
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2016

We speak to Holly Norrington and Teddy Lamb about their Edinburgh Fringe 2016 show Pond Wife. (more...)

Newly-Orchestrated Version of RAGTIME and More Set for Griffin Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 29th Season, featuring three productions exploring the American Dream. The 2016-17 season kicks off this fall with a rare revival of Maxwell Anderson's 1930s drama WINTERSET, directed by Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry (Pocatello, Balm in Gilead). The season continues next spring with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. The season concludes next summer with a newly-orchestrated (Matt Deitchman) chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein (Titanic, Bat Boy: The Musical) and featuring a cast of 20 actors. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Captivates at The Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Gracie McBride - Aug 30, 2016

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek." The Fairy Tales we all know and love get reinvented as this lovable ogre, sassy donkey, and spunky princess take the scene in The Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Shrek the Musical. The Tony-nominated book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori have transferred the Dreamworks film to the stage in a way that will delight fans of the movie as well as please the musical theatre crowd. Filled with bright sets and costumes, catchy tunes, and a lovable cast of miscasts, be sure to catch it before it closes September 4th! (more...)

Museum of Arts and Design Announces Fall Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This fall, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents MAD Transformations, a series of six exhibitions showcasing artists who have transformed and continue to reshape the public perception of traditional craft mediums. Building upon the exhibition Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, which celebrates the work of an artist known for drastically changing the way clay is categorized as an art material and discipline, the series considers fiber, clay, and jewelry and metals-disciplines that have composed the bedrock of MAD's founding mission and collection, and that continue to morph in the hands of contemporary artists today. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway theaters -- will present The Woodsman, captured live on-stage in partnership with streaming service BroadwayHD, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Seeks Projects for 2017 Springboard Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Contemporary Theater Company is known for its focus on the community and local talent. Now they invite the community to propose new projects for the 2017 Springboard Season. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Greenwich Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 season! Beginning with the How Small How Far Production of Garden, the company will present and produce two dozen productions in the coming autumn months. Details for each production are below. For more information, visit http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk. (more...)

SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE to Take the Stage at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

May Gibbs' classic Australian tale of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will be brought to life on Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse stage from 17 - 25 September as part of a national tour. The colourful and action-packed stage adaptation is perfect for children aged 5 - 10 years and their families. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, its glorious idiosyncrasies. (more...)

Award Winning Actress Joins Playtime Stories Company on Saturday, August 20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company proudly continues Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children's stories, live performances and activities for ages 2 and older, on Saturday, August 20 at 10 am with Guest Narrator Award winning actress Dossy Peabody joining the Playtime Stories company to narrate her grandmother Dorothy Kunhardt's classics Pat The Bunnyand Junket Is Nice; and the New England favorite, Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. (more...)

Trinacria Theatre Company Presents Inaugural Production, LA STORIA DI COLAPESCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Trinacria Theatre Company presents its inaugural theatrical production, La Storia di Colapesce at INTAR Theatre. The production is an original piece created and devised by the company during a 4-week residency in Sicily, at the Istituto San Placido Calonero in the Messina region of Sicily. The cast of La Storia di Colapesce is comprised of an ensemble of eight American theatre artists. The Trinacria Theatre Company's mission is to use theatre as a tool to promote Sicilian history, heritage, and culture at home and abroad. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

QPAC Tempts Audiences with SNOW WHITE Extension Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Australians will be tempted with an Extension Program of events and activations specially curated for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) 2016 International Series presentation of Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White. The Extension Program will kick off from 22 August 2016 at select city sites in Brisbane and will continue throughout the season from 2 to 11 September 2016 at QPAC. (more...)

What's Old is New Again in Little Stories Featured in 20th Annual NY International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Little Stories, takes a fresh and zany look at some uncharted territory of The First Edition of The Brothers Grimm in this month's NY International Fringe Festival. Unearthing and dramatizing beloved tales takes a team of professionals who can bring 21st Century creativity to the stories while retaining integrity to moral tales of such fame. To add to such elements, the production's creative team includes Professional Storyteller and Actress Getchie Argetsinger, and Obie Winning Actress and Puppet Designer Jan Leslie Harding. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Will Premiere ROOTABAGA COUNTRY, Nov. 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was selected over 12 other submissions. This will be the sixth opera commissioned by the Sarasota Youth Opera program. (more...)

Lightwire Theater's THE UGLY DUCKLING and More Set for Symphony Space's 2016-17 'Just Kidding' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Symphony Space announces its 2016-17 season of Just Kidding performances, offering a cabinet of wonder and curiosity, sure to excite even the most jaded and media-saturated families in New York City. (more...)

Symphony Space Announces Family Performances for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was selected over 12 other submissions. This will be the sixth opera commissioned by the Sarasota Youth Opera program. (more...)

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