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Based on Sholem Aleichem's Tevye stories

By permission of Arnold Perl

Based on the tales by Shalom Aleichem and set in Tzarist Russia in 1905, this touching musical tells the story of Tevye, a poor milkman, who must weigh his family's happiness against the traditions that have preserved a way of life in his village for centuries. His eldest daughters want to marry for love rather than an auspicious match, and outside political forces threaten everything he holds dear. The beloved score with a book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick celebrates 50 years in 2014.


The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fyvush Finkel Plays MR. FINN'S CABARET at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2014

Barrington Stage Company presented the phenomenally entertaining Fyvush Finkel in a show that is a musical celebration of the 91 year old's long career last night. It is fitting that after a sold out run of his 54 Below nightclub debut Mr. Finkel chose William Finn's Cabaret as his next cabaret appearance. Berkshire audiences were treated to this masterful entertainer who 80 years ago was a star in the pre broadway Yiddish Theater. Check out a look at last nights concert In Barrington's Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center's Mr. Finn's Cabaret. (more...)

David Harris to Bring TIME IS A TRAVELLER to Brisbane Powerhouse, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Son of a coal-mining dad and a secretary mum, this is the story of an Aussie country kid and what lead him to tread the boards in some of Australia's biggest musicals. Following an extended and sold-out season at Sydney's Hayes Theatre, leading man David Harris, tours the east coast with performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, Marc Shaiman and More Sign On For IT COULD BE WORSE Season 2 Launch Concert at 54 Below, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 'It Could Be Worse' Season Two Launch Concert on July 15, 2014. (more...)

ABC Execs Luring Rosie O'Donnell Back to THE VIEW?
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

ABC execs are currently in the process of brining back Rosie O'Donnell, who left the show in 2007. (more...)

Media Theatre Announces Cast for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 7/11-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

A young cast, appearing on stage with several well known local adult actors, will bring the legendary Tony winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" to life on The Media Theatre stage July 11-August 10. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces Casting for GHOST, 7/29-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, July 29 - August 10. GHOST - THE MUSICAL features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Featured ensemble are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Lydia Warr, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson. Rounding out the ensemble are Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Andrea Laxton, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, David Melendez, Jack O'Brien and Maria Cristina Slye. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players Announces Winners of 2013-2014 Marcom Masque Awards
by Shari Barrett - Jun 30, 2014

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom. At the end of each season, all Kentwood Players members in good standing who have seen all six shows vote by secret ballot and then the group presents their annual Marcom Masque Awards to the winners in each category at an entertainment-filled awards ceremony, held June 28, 2014 for the 2013-2014 season.. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Heading Back to Co-Host THE VIEW? Laila Ali, Ross Mathews Also Possible
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

'Several sources' are reporting that it is possible Rosie O'Donnell, who famously exited the show following an on-air feud with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, will be coming back! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/27/14 - Town Hall, FIDDLER at Goodspeed, New BRIGADOON, Farewell to AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 27, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE AMBASSADOR REVUE gathers a group of celebs at The Town Hall, FIDDLER begins in Connecticut, an augmented BRIGADOON opens in Chicago, and AFTER MIDNIGHT closes on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning Set is the Star of THE BURNT PART BOYS at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jun 27, 2014

Prepare yourself for a major treat, a hidden bluegrass gem that should not be missed. But what else do you expect from the freeFall folk who are perhaps the most creative purveyors of theatre magic in the state? (more...)

The Barn Theatre Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 7/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

A bit of Broadway and Barn Theatre history returns to the historic playhouse, now celebrating its 68th season whereFiddler on the Roof starring Robert Newman opens Tuesday, July 8 for a two week engagement through Sunday, July 20. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. All the latest on the Goodman's 'Brigadoon,' cast announcements of major titles from Light Opera Works, the Paramount and Porchlight, see Team Starkid and 'Ball At The Savoy' at Stage 773, local premieres of 'Suds' and 'Big Fish,' plus the #1 high school actor in America and more! (more...)

The Gypsy Hombres to Perform at Cumberland County Playhouse, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For years, there has been a persistent legend in Nashville about a crazy gypsy 'Fiddler on the Roof" who dances as he plays the violin on the roof of his Victorian house. Cumberland County Playhouse will prove the legend is 100% true as The Gypsy Hombres take the stage on Sunday, July 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/9- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Today in 1981, the second Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 53 performances. Featuring music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, the story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. (more...)

Inkwell Theater to Present LUIGI, Beginning 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Emmy Award winner and Executive Director, Elliot Shoenman, and his son Artistic Director, Daniel Shoenman, founded the Inkwell Theater ten years ago, subsequently establishing national critical acclaim for the company with such productions as the Ovation Award nominated AfterMath, starring Annie Potts. On July 18th they will launch Louise Munson's (Liam Rector Scholar in Fiction) play Luigi, offering Los Angeles audiences a first look at her work when this World Premiere opens at the VS Theatre. (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell, Jonathan Hadary, E. Faye Butler & More Set for Arena Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Tony-nominated actress Jayne Houdyshell (Broadway's Romeo and Juliet, Follies, Wicked, Well) will kick off Arena Stage's 2014/15 season in her D.C. stage debut starring as Alma in Morris Panych's world-premiere comedy The Shoplifters, September 5 - October 19, 2014. (more...)

Roy Arauz Named New Artistic Director of Seattle Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre has announced the appointment of Artistic Director Roy Arauz. (more...)

UPDATE: Rosie O'Donnell Offered 'One Year' Stint on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

TMZ confirms exclusively that that O'Donnell will in fact return to the show. (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre Teens Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Raleigh Little Theatre's Teens On Stage & Teens Backstage present the classic musical, Fiddler on the Rooffrom July 25 - August 3rd in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. This is the 30th production in the history of the Teens on Stage / Teens Backstage Program, a five week conservatory and training program that involves teens in all aspects of production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tituss Burgess, Spencer Liff and More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT' in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) presented TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: Defining EXTRA-Ordinary, a unique Broadway concert event with performances by Broadway's brightest and California's rising stars, on June 28, 2014 at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/8/14 - PHANTOM Marks a Milestone, SEX WITH STRANGERS Begins, WAYRA Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHANTOM hits 11,000 performances on Broadway, plus lots of off-Broadway beginnings tonight -- Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS begins performances, with 'WAYRA' celebrating its opening, and Max Crumm joins THE FANTASTICKS! (more...)

Patricia Dell to Star in ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE at Open Eye Theater in the Catskills, Beg. 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

In a career spanning 50 years, Patricia Dell has done a little bit of almost everything, playing everywhere from carnivals to opera halls, to main stages across the US. The one thing she's never done -- until now -- is carry off a one-woman show. She opens Thursday, July 10th at the Open Eye Theater in the Catskills (www.theopeneyetheater.org), in ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's one-woman show "One Night with Fanny Brice." (more...)

Nicole Parker, Gregory Haney and More Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT' in Omaha, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) partners with Omaha Performing Arts for the fifth consecutive year to present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: Defining EXTRA-Ordinary, a unique Broadway concert event featuring performances by Broadway's brightest and Omaha's rising stars. Directed by acclaimed NYC director Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz), TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT is the culmination of a weeklong musical theatre intensive taught by the industry's top directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. (more...)

Pia Zadora Coming to the Metropolitan Room, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Celebrated entertainer Pia Zadora is back and reloaded! In an exclusive five-show engagement at the Metropolitan Room running August 5 to 10, Zadora premieres 'Pia Reloaded,' a fresh look at her legendary career and the soundtrack of her life. Playing Tues to Thurs August 5, 6, 7 and Sat & Sun August 9 and 10 (all at 7pm, except Thurs Aug 7 at 9:30pm), 'Pia Reloaded' will head West for its West Coast premiere later in August. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 8/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Fiddler on the Roof, the Tony Award-winning musical, will be presented by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 9 through 24, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. (more...)

GLEE's Lea Michele to Attend Italy's Giffoni Children's Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Multi-talented star of stage, screen and television, Lea Michele will visit the Cittadella del Cinema on July 20 to kick-off the Giffoni Experience 2014 (July 18-27). (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Ah, 5, 6, 7, 8...
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 7, 2014

Ah 5, 6, 7, 8… (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Each year, Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage Season with a musical. This year it's pleased to present the popular classic, Fiddler on the Roof. Set in 1905 Czarist Russia, it tells the story of Tevye, a humble dairy farmer and his quest to find suitable mates for his five daughters. Despite his efforts, the daughters are feeling the influences of a world beyond the village. (more...)

Opera House Players' Summer Youth Theater to Present HONK!, JR., 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Opera House Players' Summer Youth Theater presents the musical HONK! Jr. on Friday, July 25 at 7pm, and Saturday, July 26 at 7pm at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016. All tickets are $10 (non-reserved seating) and can be ordered by calling the box office at 860-292-6068 or purchasing tickets at the door on the nights of the performance. Based on the story of the ugly duckling, HONK! Jr. is suitable for all ages and families are invited to introduce live theater to their children. (more...)

Former Host Rosie O'Donnell in 'Active Negotiations' to Return to ABC's THE VIEW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

TMZ is confirming earlier rumors that former host Rosie O'Donnell is in 'active negotiations' to return as a host for ABC's THE VIEW. Acccording to the site, 'the deal could be sealed shortly and the announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.' (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Opens This Week at Reagle, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present Me and My Girl from July 10-20, 2014 as part of its 46th Annual Summer Season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA). Me and My Girl is the joyously funny story of an unrefined cockney gent who must choose between love or money. The mixture of cockney and nobility results in a rollicking, hilarious Downton Abbey with engaging song and dance. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

Eight-Time Oscar Winner SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Featured in July Reel 13 Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Eight-Time Academy Award-Winner Slumdog Millionaire will be featured in the July Reel 13 Lineup (more...)

Norman Jewison's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Air on THIRTEEN, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Director Norman Jewison's 1971 film adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof will air this Saturday, July 5th as part of Reel 13's July line up on THIRTEEN. (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White, Amber Iman, and More to Star in NYMF Musical About Harriet Tubman, 7/16 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

A reading of Harriet, a musical based on the life of Harriet Tubman, will be presented on Wednesday, July 16, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, July 20 at 12 p.m. in The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th Avenue & Dyer Avenue). Harriet is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Paul Gustavson to Star in Leddy Center's Production of GUYS AND DOLLS, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Dr. Paul Gustavson will be playing the wonderful role of Arvide in his 37th year of starring in Leddy Center productions. ' Guys and Dolls' is the celebratory summer musical, marking 40 years of Bruce and Elaine Gatchell producing, directing, choreographing, and musically directing over 130 shows at Leddy Center. Dr. Gustavson joined the troupe in 1977, playing Fagin in Oliver!. Paul has been playing leading roles ever since, spanning so far, a period of 37 years, including playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, three times. (more...)

BWW Blog: Welcome Back Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed Musical's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 2, 2014

'Who Day and Night Must Scramble For A Living.....Tradition!!!' (more...)

Reathel Bean Joins Karen Mason and More in A WOMAN ON TOP Industry Reading, 7/9; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by Hillary Clinton, has announced the complete cast for a special industry reading next week. Reathel Bean (Caroline, Or Change) will join the previously announced star Karen Mason, Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as Frank Vlastnik (Broadway: Big, The Sweet Smell of Success, A Year with Frog & Toad), Marni Nixon (Broadway: Nine, Follies; Film: The King and I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady) and Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits by Joe Iconis). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor Preview IT COULD BE WORSE Concert at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jul 11, 2014

Broadway vets Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor's critically-acclaimed "IT COULD BE WORSE," was a humble yet cherished web series amongst our community. After winning a slew of online indie awards and raising over 70K on Kickstarter to shoot a second season, the "awesomely addictive" dark comedy was acquired for cable television.The Washington Post said ICBW was "what Smash might have been…had it found a looser and sharper-witted footing." (more...)

LANCELOT to Play The Gym at Judson, 8/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

360repco presents Lancelot, a world premiere drama by award-winning playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman), and music by New York-based rock band The Head Set. Thom Fogarty directs a cast of four, including Stephen James Anthony* (Bway: War Horse), Lulu Fogarty*, Romy Nordlinger* and Grant Riordon. Performances will be staged at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street @ Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from August 13-29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - 4th of July, Birthdays, and Backstage Life
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 10, 2014

Yes I know it's a pretty long title for this weeks blog, but a lot can happen in a few days when working away from home, lol. Such was the case this week as we got to celebrate the 4th; our Fiddler, Max Chucker's Birthday, as well as some much needed time off from the show. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

CONFIRMED! Rosie O'Donnell to Return as Co-Host of ABC's THE VIEW!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The ABC network turned to its official Twitter page today to confirm the news that Rosie O'Donnell will indeed be returning as host of THE VIEW. (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Official: THE ILLUSIONISTS to Open on Broadway at Marriott Marquis Theatre on 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE, the world's best-selling touring magic show, will make its Broadway bow this fall at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway), beginning previews on November 26 and opening on December 4. It will play a strictly limited six-week engagement through January 4 2015 as part of a 30-city US tour. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS go on sale today at www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

SONGS FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

On Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. on the museum's Great Lawn, John Gatti will present "Canzoni di Domenica Pomeriggio" ("Songs for a Sunday Afternoon"). Introduced by Professor Louis Leonini, Gatti and his company-Broadway veteran PJ Nelson, and community theater veterans John Mangini, Charles Milo and Al Pica-will perform songs in tribute to Dean Martin and Connie Francis, along with Broadway classics, excerpts from operas, and a preview of Gatti's upcoming cabaret show, "PJ Plus 4." (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Silk City Chorus Comes to Broad Brook Opera House, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Silk City Chorus, a 40-member barbershop troupe, will entertain audiences with two concerts this July. They will perform a two-hour concert featuring Barbershop favorites on Saturday, July 19 at 8pm and Sunday, July 20 at 2pm at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT. (more...)

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