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Norma Terris Theatre (Chester, CT, )
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Chester, CT,

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Based on a concept by Robert Lindsey

Meet Jerry Gorman.† A regular guy from New Jersey who just wants to fly.† The neighbors think heís nuts.† His mother disapproves.† But Gracie believes in him.† Laugh and cheer when Jerry soars to 16,000 feet with nothing but a lawnchair and helium balloons.† A new musical to remind the world that the air is free and dreams can come true if only you believe in yourself.


Complete Creative Team and Cast Announced for QUIET CLOCK, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Announcing creative team and cast for the world premiere of the children's musical, Quiet Clock, The Musical, based on the book, The Quiet Clock by Britt Nichols. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 13, 2015
by - Sep 13, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SIGNS OF LIFE Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances at Zacek McVay Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

SIGNS OF LIFE enters its final two weeks at the Zacek McVay Theater at the Biograph (2433 N Lincoln Ave), playing through October 27, 2013. (more...)

John Michael Coppola Releases Digital Single for Sandy Relief
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Former JERSEY BOYS cast member, John Michael Coppola, has announced his digital release of the Billy Joel hit single, 'New York State Of Mind'. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the single will equally benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and The American Red Cross. The single can be purchased at http://cdbaby.com/cd/johnmichaelcoppola. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' John Michael Coppola Releases Single 'New York State of Mind' to Benefit Hurricane Relief
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Former Chicago Jersey Boys cast member John Michael Coppola has announced the release of his new digital recording, Billy Joel's New York State Of Mind. All proceeds from the sale of the single will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and the American Red Cross. Coppola's New York State Of Mind can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com. Backed by a five-piece band featuring some of Chicago's top musicians, the track includes musical contributions by Paul Langford (piano), Bob Lizik (bass), Kraig McCreary (guitar), Bob Parlier (drums), and Tom Van Kanegan (sax). (more...)

John Michael Coppola to Present JERSEY BOYS Tribute Show, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2012

Former JERSEY BOYS cast member, John Michael Coppola, will be returning to the material that brought him to Chicago with the debut of a new JERSEY BOYS tribute performance to benefit the Chicago JCC. The one night only event takes place on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL. Dancing to the TVK Orchestra will follow the special tribute performance. (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Asking For It, written and performed by Joanna Rush, under the direction of two-time Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, will run two invited industry performances in New York City at Theater at St. Luke's, Wednesday, May 13th, 3PM & 8PM. Theatre at St. Luke's is located at 308 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

MARY POPPINS Begins 6/12 at Cumberland County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Cumberland County Playhouse June 12 to August 16! This high-flying family musical features delightful songs from the classic Disney film including the Academy Award-winning 'Chim Chim Cher-ee,' 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Step in Time' and 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.' Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Ms. Hackmann will return to the Playhouse stage as Mary Poppins and Mr. Delaney will play Bert. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett Directs Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Asking For It, written and performed by Joanna Rush, under the direction of two-time Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, will run two invited industry performances in New York City at Theater at St. Luke's, today, May 13th, 3PM & 8PM. Theatre at St. Luke's is located at 308 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

No Accidents Productions to Present FOUR MESSAGES World Premiere at Theatre Row, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

No Accidents Productions presents the world premiere of FOUR MESSAGES, a new musical by Ned Massey, author of the NYMF hit BLOODTIES, with previews set to begin April 17, prior to an official press opening on Tuesday, April 23, at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Larry Loonin directs. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation, A Minister's Wife Plays San Jose Rep - June 20 - July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep June 20 - July 14, 2013. (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Helm New Bill Russell Musical UNEXPECTED JOY at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The world premiere of Unexpected Joy, opening July 21 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, will be directed by Lynne Taylor Corbett. Musical Direction is by Gillian Berkowitz. This world premiere by Bill Russell and Janet Hood is produced in association with Jim Kierstead, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, and Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller. Casting is by Stephen DeAngelis. Unexpected Joy opens July 21, running Wednesdays-Mondays through August 20. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation, A MINISTER'S WIFE, Plays San Jose Rep, Now thru July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep today, June 20 - July 14, 2013. Based on George Bernard Shaw's well-known play Candida, this musical soars with its emotive and dazzling score by the award-winning composer of Adding Machine, Joshua Schmidt, and its beautiful lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen. The smart script by Austin Pendleton, a Tony-nominated director, actor and playwright, and graceful directing by the originator and award-winning director, Michael Halberstam, shape this musical into an adventurous evening of theatre. The Wall Street Journal says, 'This is the most important new musical since The Light in the Piazza ... to say that you mustn't miss it is to grossly understate the case.' (more...)

Harriett D. Foy, John Herrera, Lilli Cooper and More Set for Goodspeed Musicals' LMNOP; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of LMNOP, an edgy new musical about an island whose citizens begin to lose their freedoms one letter at a time. The musical will run from July 25 to August 18 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­- Goodspeed's home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' John Michael Coppola Set for A JERSEY VOICE: SINATRA TO SPRINGSTEEN 7/16+27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

Former Jersey Boys Chicago cast member, John Michael Coppola, will be "workin' his way back" to the New York tri-state area this July with his solo concert, A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...And Everyone In Between. Featuring song selections from the 1940s through present day, the set list includes songs made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Begins Today at Cumberland County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Cumberland County Playhouse today, June 12 to August 16! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Get Some Southern Hospitality
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 12, 2015

We pride ourselves on our bounteous Southern hospitality here in Nashville, so who's gonna explain this: On Thursday, as thousands of country music fans gathered downtown for CMA Fest and thousands more fans of every musical genre you can think of were headed southward for the Bonnaroo Music Festival - just another summer in Tennessee, mind you - a truck spilled its load all over Interstate 65-S, adding to the hot, humid atmosphere with a whole mess of fish parts. Yep, you heard it right: smelly, disgusting fish parts baking on the hot asphalt under the blazing sun. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' John Michael Coppola Set for A JERSEY VOICE: SINATRA TO SPRINGSTEEN 7/16+27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Former Jersey Boys Chicago cast member, John Michael Coppola, will be "workin' his way back" to the New York tri-state area this July with his solo concert, A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...And Everyone In Between. Featuring song selections from the 1940s through present day, the set list includes songs made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. (more...)

Harriett D. Foy, John Herrera, Lilli Cooper and More Set for Goodspeed Musicals' LMNOP, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals prsents LMNOP, an edgy new musical about an island whose citizens begin to lose their freedoms one letter at a time. The musical will run from tonight, July 25 to August 18 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­- Goodspeed's home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals. (more...)

Broadway Workshop's 2013 Children's Musical Theater Festival Kicks Off Today at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

?Broadway Workshop, in association with Project Broadway, presents the 3rd annual season of the Children's Musical Theater Festival this weekend in New York City. (more...)

John Michael Coppola Set for 4th Wall Theatre Fundraiser Tonight, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

4TH WALL THEATRE will host an end of season fundraiser entitled 'A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...and Everyone in Between" featuring John Michael Coppola, a former Bloomfield resident. The concert will be held tonight, July 16 at 7:30 pm, at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ. The concert is the final fundraising event of 4th Wall's 15th anniversary season. (more...)

Broadway Workshop's 2013 Children's Musical Theater Festival to Kick Off 7/20 at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

?Broadway Workshop, in association with Project Broadway, presents the 3rd annual season of the Children's Musical Theater Festival this weekend in New York City. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' John Michael Coppola Set for A JERSEY VOICE: SINATRA TO SPRINGSTEEN, 7/16 & 27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2012

Former Jersey Boys Chicago cast member, John Michael Coppola, will be "workin' his way back" to the New York tri-state area this July with his solo concert, A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...And Everyone In Between. Featuring song selections from the 1940s through present day, the set list includes songs made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation, A Minister's Wife Plays San Jose Rep - June 20 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep June 20 - July 14, 2013. (more...)

John Michael Coppola Set for 4th Wall Theatre's 7/16 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2012

4TH WALL THEATRE will host an end of season fundraiser entitled 'A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...and Everyone in Between" featuring John Michael Coppola, a former Bloomfield resident. The concert will be held on Monday, July 16 at 7:30 pm, at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ. The concert is the final fundraising event of 4th Wall's 15th anniversary season. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present Joanna Rush's ASKING FOR IT at The Players Loft, 2/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will present three performances of 'Asking For It', an autobiographical play written and performed by Broadway veteran Joanna Rush, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Three performances will take place on Monday, February 11th at 4:00pm, and Tuesday, February 12th at 3:00pm and 6:00pm at The Players Loft, 115 MacDougal Street (Third Floor). (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

John Michael Coppola to Star as 'Bobby' in Williams Street Rep's COMPANY, 2/1-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Founding Artistic Director Richard Kuranda and Williams Street Repertory have announced that John Michael Coppola of Chicago's Jersey Boys will star as Bobby in their upcoming production of Company opening on February 1, 2013 at Raue Center For The Arts. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Birmingham (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/08/2015
by BWW - Feb 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/08/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Charles Busch Makes 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS! This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' this weekend, February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More Featured in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] (more...)

John Michael Coppola to Headline A JERSEY VOICE at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

John Michael Coppola, who appeared in Chicago's smash hit production of JERSEY BOYS, will headline A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen¬Öand Everyone in Between on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Birmingham (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Birmingham (more...)

John Michael Coppola to Star as 'Bobby' in Williams Street Rep's COMPANY, 2/1-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Founding Artistic Director Richard Kuranda and Williams Street Repertory have announced that John Michael Coppola of Chicago's Jersey Boys will star as Bobby in their upcoming production of Company opening on February 1, 2013 at Raue Center For The Arts. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Presents Joanna Rush's ASKING FOR IT at The Players Loft, 2/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will present three performances of 'Asking For It', an autobiographical play written and performed by Broadway veteran Joanna Rush, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Three performances will take place tonight, February 11th at 4:00pm, and Tuesday, February 12th at 3:00pm and 6:00pm at The Players Loft, 115 MacDougal Street (Third Floor). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/01/2015
by BWW - Feb 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/01/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

John Michael Coppola Stars as 'Bobby' in Williams Street Rep's COMPANY, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Founding Artistic Director Richard Kuranda and Williams Street Repertory have announced that John Michael Coppola of Chicago's Jersey Boys will star as Bobby in their upcoming production of Company opening tonight, February 1, 2013 at Raue Center For The Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Michael Coppola and More in Williams Street Rep's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Williams Street Repertory presents John Michael Coppola of Chicago's Jersey Boys in the role of Bobby in its production of Company, opening tonight, February 1, 2013 at Raue Center For The Arts. Company will run through February 16, 2013 (select dates and times). The book is by George Furth, and music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim. Get a first look at Coppola and more onstage in the photos below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 8, 2015
by - Dec 8, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks' LITTLE WOMEN Opens in a Flurry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

On Saturday, December 7, TheatreWorks opened the Broadway musical 'Little Women' to an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd in Palo Alto, CA. After the performance, attendees emerged into the courtyard of the Lucie Stern Theatre to find snow - make with theatre magic! - followed by a champagne reception and meet-and-greet with the cast. Check out photos below by David Allen. (more...)

Harlem Shakespeare Festival to Kick Off with ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

He is a Roman general, handsome & brave. She is the Queen of Egypt, beautiful & proud. Together they will defy the power of an Emperor. Together they will destroy that which they strive to uphold. Join us as the HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA from August 28th thru September 1st, at the Waterfront Amphitheatre in Riverbank State Park. Award-winning actress & director Petronia Paley leads theTWAS Classical Actors of Color as they share the stage with classical actor Christopher Sutton as Antony & Debra Ann Byrd as Egypt's last Queen, Cleopatra. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/07/2013
by BWW - Apr 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/07/2013 for Philadelphia (more...)

No Accidents Productions' FOUR MESSAGES World Premiere Begins at Theatre Row Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

No Accidents Productions presents the world premiere of FOUR MESSAGES, a new musical by Ned Massey, author of the NYMF hit BLOODTIES, with previews set to begin tonight, April 17, prior to an official press opening on Tuesday, April 23, at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Larry Loonin directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! After Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first performance show party. Check them out below! (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

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