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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...)

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...)

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...)

Frog & Peach's Tinkerbell Theater to Present Tandem Matinees CINDERELLA and SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN LITTLE GUYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Calling all kids and parents! Come to the wacky world of Tinkerbell Theatre! Where your favorite Fairy Tales come to life with music, puppets, live actors and hilarity! Tinkerbell Theatre was created for savvy New York youngsters, with humor, flair and just the right amount of fun scary stuff. There's even a puppet making workshop right on stage with the cast after every performance! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/7/2017
by - Jan 7, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/7/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: NW Children's Theater & School (NWCT) Presents the World Premiere of THE TAIL OF SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Tale of Sleeping Beauty is one the world's oldest and most revered Fairy Tales… and it has just been hijacked by a company of crazy bird puppets. Making their NWCT Mainstage debut, these feathered friends will stop at nothing in their quest to seize the spotlight and re-write history. (more...)

The Place Unveils its Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

London's most exciting dance space launches a season led by Work Place Artists James Cousins and Vera Tussing and includes the London premiere of Arthur Pita's Stepmother/Stepfather. (more...)

StevenSteven to Release Debut Album of Children's Songs This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Steve Burns (the original host of Blue's Clues) and Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist and multi-Grammy winner) have joined forces as STEVENSTEVEN to record their debut album of children's songs (more...)

BabsonARTS Announces Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BabsonARTS announces its roster of programming for the winter and spring of 2017, including a world premiere play, a number of esteemed guest artists, and a range of visual and performing arts events.  All events take place on the campus of Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA, and are open to the public. (more...)

BWW Review: They're Ba-a-a-ack: It's Winter Panto-time!
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 19, 2017

WINTER PANTO 2017: THE PRINCESS & THE PEA is served with a generous portion of political satire. What better villains than orange-haired Queen Clump and her alt-right hand man Stompundstammer? The best jokes go over their heads, but definitely bring the kids to this loosey-goosey fantasy world of fun and frolic. (more...)

Highland Park Players Presents A FAIRY TALE ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Highland Park Players Theater for Young Audiences presents its newest production of A Fairy Tale Adventure at Edgewood Auditorium, 929 Edgewood Road, Highland Park, on Saturdays and Sundays, February 11, 12, 18, and 19, at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/14/2017
by - Jan 14, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/14/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Czech Marionettes Headed to TNC in 'THREE GOLDEN HAIRS'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Theater for the New City will present the premiere of his 'Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom,' a compendium of Czech, Slovak and Italian Fairy Tales, February 16 to March 5. Each Saturday of the run, Vit Horejs will also perform 'The Winter Tales,' a marionette play for young audiences based on three fables of wizards, blizzards and spirits. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the puppets! (more...)

Disney's CINDERELLA Brightens Weekends at Media Theatre 1/21-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Disney and Fairy Tales have become synonymous over the decades due to the animated cinematic treatments given to classics such as 'Cinderella'. Disney's 'Cinderella' may be seen live onstage at The Media Theatre each weekend January 21 through February 19.  (more...)

Award-Winning Pianist Ani Gogova To Bring Her Program of FANTASIES, FAIRYTALES & NIGHTMARES to New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Award-winning Bulgarian-American Pianist ANI GOGOVA will be bringing her program "Fantasies, Fairytales & Nightmares" - music by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Medtner, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Ligeti and Kostov to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8pm.  Ms. Gogova, acclaimed for her innovative approach to classical music has been hailed for her "dazzling artistic presence" and "masterful poetic expression."    (more...)

Rousing Bluegrass Musical THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Coming to Broad Brook Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Opera House Players, Inc. presents the bluegrass musical THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016 on February 10 through February 26 (Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm). (more...)

BWW Review: Houston's Theater Under the Stars Ventures INTO THE WOODS
by Gary Laird - Dec 9, 2016

TUTS has done the seemingly impossible. They've made Sondheim cute. (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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...)

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...)

Pacific Symphony Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL, OPERA FOR KIDS, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

Start the New Year off on a note of happily-ever-after with Pacific Symphony's abridged version of one of the best-known and most-loved fairy-tales-turned-opera, "Hansel and Gretel, Opera for Kids!" (more...)

by Misha Davenport - Dec 23, 2016


Pacific Symphony to Present HANSEL AND GRETEL, OPERA FOR KIDS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Start the New Year off on a note of happily-ever-after with Pacific Symphony's abridged version of one of the best-known and most-loved fairy-tales-turned-opera, "Hansel and Gretel, Opera for Kids!" (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...)

Matt Dempsey, Llandyll Gove, and More Join the Cast of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Belgrade Coventry Theatre today announces the cast for Kirsten Childs' award-winning off-Broadway musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. (more...)

BWW Review: SDMT's MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Will Make You Believe!
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 16, 2016

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET: A LIVE RADIO PLAY by San Diego Musical Theatre is the perfect aperitif for the holidays. Instead of the sometimes fruitcake heaviness of Scrooge's self-reflection, or the cloying sweetness of sugar plums; this production offers the perfect mix of bubbly fun and festiveness to spark the holiday spirit. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, THE LION KING & More Inducted Into Library of Congress' National Film Registry
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance. (more...)

BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at CK Productions
by Melissa Giordano - Dec 14, 2016

The hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing and the - relatively - new Long Island theatre company, CK Productions, excellently delivers an enjoyable holiday production in Meredith Willson's classic Miracle On 34th Street. This musical incarnation runs through December 28th at their new location, Ronkonkoma's Richie Applebaum Theatre, with a wonderful, talented, and spirited cast. (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016


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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