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Based on the film by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke

Facing an uncertain future, Edith Bouvier Beale (age 79) and her adult daughter, "Little" Edie (age 57) , are forced to revisit their storied past and come to terms with it Ė for better, and for worse.


Paul Alexander Nolan Replaces Douglas Hodge in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. MY FAIR LADY will run August 2 - 28.  (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Tops 2016 Dora Awards; All the Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 27, 2016

The 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2015-2016 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage, hosted by two-time Dora Award winner and leading actor, Bruce Dow. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Sneak Peek - Michael Urie & Panel Talk 'First Wives Club' on Logo's COCKTAILS & CLASSICS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 9, 2016

Below, BWW exclusively shares clips from this week's episode of COCKTAILS & CLASSICS on Logo, featuring the classic hit First Wives Club (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/9/2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/9/2016. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, Cherry Jones, Anika Noni Rose, Mark Rylance Among Motion Picture Academy Invitees
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Noted members of the theatre community are among the 683 invited to be Oscar voters. (more...)

Prepare Ye! Ramin Karimloo & Kerry Ellis Will Lead GODSPELL Concert in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Several major Musical Theatre stars are to headline a concert production of Godspell, the heart-lifting feel-good Broadway musical from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Bay Street Theatre's Scott Schwartz
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016

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'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to multiple reports, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/6/2016 - SENSE & SENSIBILITY, GREY GARDENS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 6, 2016

Today's big news: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, starring Megan McGinnis, starts tonight at The Old Globe, Rachel York and Betty Buckley bring Grey Gardens to L.A., and the O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference begins today! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rachel York, Betty Buckley and More in Rehearsals for GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical begins previews tonight, July 6, at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, 'Grey Gardens' The Musical will open July 13, 2016. Performances continue through August 14.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Opens in Toronto, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Starring a cast of acclaimed Canadian musical theatre performers in principal roles and three exciting young talents sharing the title role, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled forThursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets are now available for performances until October 16, 2016. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and More Slated for Season 32 at Trustus Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Trustus Theatre is proud to announce its Season 32 line up including The Rocky Horror Show, the long awaited Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet, the third play in the Brother/Sister trilogy and a Trustus favorite, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical among many others beginning in September.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 4, 2016
by - Jul 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 3, 2016
by - Jul 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Casey Cott, Stark Sands, Marin Mazzie and Solea Pfeiffer to Star in PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert in Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals are pleased to present a premiere concert reading of the new stage adaptation of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas) and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Star Cole Burden to Join HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Les Miserables national tour) will join the cast of Himself and Nora, the new musical currently running at the Minetta Lane Theater, starting Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Cole will assume the role of 'Priest' and others. (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

Squabbalogic Presents MYSTERY MUSICAL #4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Following the enormous success of their sold-out Mystery Musical shows, BYE BYE BIRDIE, HELLO, DOLLY and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre is inviting audiences to take a leap of faith again with MYSTERY MUSICAL #4 on Wednesday 3 rd August at the Seymour Centre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 2, 2016
by - Jul 2, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/2/2016
by - Jul 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/2/2016. (more...)

Review Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 19, 2016

How did the production fare with the critics? Let's find out. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.
by Review Roundups - Jul 18, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/18/2016 - BROADWAY...FOR FREEDOM, PRIVACY, NYMF and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 18, 2016

Today's big news: BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM benefits the NYCLU, PRIVACY with Daniel Radcliffe opens tonight, and NYMF kicks off today! (more...)

First Look At Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO At Southwark Playhouse
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

The first images have been released of Gary Tushaw as Joseph Taylor, Jr in the eagerly awaited professional European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Company of Fools Artist John Glenn Receives Excellence in the Arts Governor's Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist John Glenn is among the 2016 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August.  Glenn received the Excellence in the Arts distinction.  This is the third award from Idaho's Governors in Company of Fools' 21 year history - Denise Simone, Core Company Artist, received the 2014 Excellence in the Arts and in 2004 Company of Fools was awarded the same distinction. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights of GREY GARDENS Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York!
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

Grey Gardens The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out a behind the scenes look below, along with highlights of the performance! (more...)

BWW Review: Max & Louie Productions' Incredible GREY GARDENS
by Chris Gibson - Jul 15, 2016

If you've seen the Maysles brother's documentaries Grey Gardens and THE BEALES OF Grey Gardens (which are actually collaborative efforts between David & Albert Maysles,Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer & Susan Froemke) then you have to see Max and Louie Productions' brilliant staging of the musical based upon these larger than life figures. If you haven't see either, then you desperately need to. Seriously, they're on HULU, watch them! Eavesdropping on Edith Bouvier Beale (big Edie) and Edie Beale (little Edie) in these films is an immersive experience, filled with snippets of songs, stories of missed opportunities and lost loves, a dilapidated estate, lot of cats, and more than one raccoon. Their love for one another is, somehow, crystalline clear, but lying beneath layers of scars that a life unfulfilled can produce. The musical tells it all, with a one act flashback to 1941 that fills in the blanks (book by Doug Wright) that led years later to their seclusion in squalor. This is masterfully achieved by the combined efforts of an exceptional cast and expert direction. I'll say it more than you once; you must see Grey Gardens. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/15; SEUSSICAL at Music Circus, GREY GARDENS at Ahmanson and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE MUSIC MAN at Cape Playhouse, SEUSSICAL at California Music Circus, and Grey Gardens in Los Angeles, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Attend GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Grey Gardens THE MUSICAL opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening night - check them out below! (more...)

BWW Review: Buckley and York Bring an Emotionally Engaging West Coast premiere GREY GARDENS to the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2016

True-to-life eccentrics tend to make the most riveting dramatic/comedic characters. In 1975 Albert and David Maysles produced an award-winning documentary called Grey Gardens about Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie), aunt and cousin respectively of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The film was eventually rated among the top 10 greatest documentaries of all time, and provided the basis for a the musical of the same name, produced off and on Broadway in 2006. The musical, with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, shows the socialite family in its heyday in East Hampton, New York in Act One. Act Two is their demise into total poverty. The estate inhabited by the reclusive mother and daughter combo was condemned by the board of health, and the two women gained notoriety for their delusional, certifiable behavior. Now at the Ahmanson through August 14, Grey Gardens explores the fiercely fiery relationship between the two Edies, offering Betty Buckley (older Big Edie) and Rachel York (younger Big Edie/Little Edie) their most cherished roles to date. (more...)

VIDEO: Betty Buckley & Rachel York Discuss GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Below, watch the show's leading ladies Rachel York and Betty Buckley discuss the show during an appearance on ABC news. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Katie Bernstein Sings 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from ALLEGRO, Coming to Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

DOPEIn the video below, Katie Bernstein sings the iconic number 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Daniedlle Tarento, playing at Southwark Playhouse 5 Aug - 10 Sept 2016. Click below to watch her perform! (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

Tony Danza, Daniel Reichard, and More Star in BROADWAY ORIGINALS on 7/15 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Broadway history repeats itself in high style at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, July 15th at 7 PM when some of Broadway's most memorable songs are performed by the Broadway stars who originated them on the Great White Way. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/12/2016 - MOTOWN Moves Back, Javier Munoz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 12, 2016

Today's big news: MOTOWN returns to Broadway, and Javier Munoz appears on TODAY! (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights This Week in Memory of John McMartin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award-nominated actor John McMartin, who passed away on July 6th at age 86. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 11, 2016
by - Jul 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley and Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opens at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre this Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW Blog: GREY GARDENS - THE MUSICAL is a Final Insult to the Edies
by Stacy Davies - Jul 11, 2016

There is almost nothing here that praises the odd legacy of Big and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, and far too much that trashes it. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Bay Street Theater's MY FAIR LADY with Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening is now in rehearsals in NYC. MY FAIR LADY will run August 2 - 28. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 10, 2016
by - Jul 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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