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Based on the 1952 film Hans Christian Andersen with a screenplay by Moss Hart


Based on a story by Myles Connolly


Rialto Chatter: Will HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Play the Al Hirschfeld Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

The West End production remains as sold-out and beloved as ever, and rumors have long been circulating that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make a Broadway transfer. Now, according to Page Six, the eight Harry Potter story will make its debut at the Al Hirschfeld next season. Currently home to the long-running Kinky Boots, if Cursed Child were to move into the Al Hirschfeld, it would be a major score for Jujamcyn, which has already announced that the expected Disney juggernaut, Frozen, will move into the St. James following a major renovation to accommodate Elsa'a ice castle. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

HEADLESS HORSEMAN and UGLY DUCKLING Set for Halloween at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The 2016-17 'Just Kidding' weekly performance series at Symphony Space launches this month with music, puppetry, theater and dance. Two upcoming events offer families a comfortable place to enjoy age-appropriate (and adult friendly) theatrical experiences. (more...)

Center Dance Ensemble to Perform SNOW QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Center Dance Ensemble's annual popular holiday production Snow Queen has become a 'don't miss' Valley tradition for the whole family. Set to the gorgeous music of Sergei Prokofiev, this beautiful fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen features the stunning Amber Robins as the wicked queen who casts her icy spell on the world. (more...)

Cast Announced for Christmas Season at Mirth, Marvel & Maud
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Full casting has been announced for a Christmas double bill at a brand new performance space in Walthamstow. (more...)

HEADLESS HORSEMAN and UGLY DUCKLING Set for Halloween at Symphony Space
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 22, 2016

The 2016-17 'Just Kidding' weekly performance series at Symphony Space launches this month with music, puppetry, theater and dance. Two upcoming events offer families a comfortable place to enjoy age-appropriate (and adult friendly) theatrical experiences. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries to Premiere THUMBELINA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Thumbelina, a world premiere production adapted and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Demheimer Dimond, in collaboration with Mariana Green, Brandi Lee, and Liz Rice; based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Un-Common Theatre to Present DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tickets are now available for The Un-Common Theatre Company?s Fall Production of Disney?s The Little Mermaid being presented at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro on November 18-20, 2016!  Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or online at www.uncommontheatre.org/tickets/ (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to bring you ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, playing OCTOBER 20TH - 30th on stage at The Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum. Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Take a magical musical journey under the sea at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre when the Pyramid Players proudly present The Little Mermaid this fall. This collaboration by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark, is a sweet stage adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Stephen Schwartz Talks Possible PIPPIN Movie, New Musical SCHIKANEDER & Much More
by Kevin Pollack - Oct 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Kevin Pollack was lucky enough to get a one-on-one exclusive with Oscar and Grammy winner and 6-Time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz this past weekend on his stop through Chicago at The McAninch Arts Center at College. His tour stop was only one of a few for a show entitled 'An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends.' (more...)

Kravis Center Announces November Line-Up, Including CURIOUS INCIDENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season next month with 13 amazing productions from Broadway Tony winners to red hot rockers, from delightful children's shows to jazzy multimedia presentations. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Bring THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA to the Fifth Ward
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Houston Grand Opera's award-winning community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco, presents the beloved tale of The Princess and the Pea at The DeLuxe Theater in Houston's historic Fifth Ward. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director, and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series with two special one-night-only events at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 5, 2016

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

THE RED CANDLE - MERMAIDS IN THE EAST to Play the Brunel Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Theatre Lapis presents the World Premiere of The Red Candle - Mermaids in the East, directed by Yojiro Ichikawa and written by Nozomi Abe, at The Grand Entrance Hall at The Brunel Museum. (more...)

Artistic Pioneers, Mavericks and Rebels Line Up for 'Where Are We Now?' as Part of Hull 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first events and artistic collaborators for Where Are We Now?, a new festival presented by avant-garde art collective and provocateurs Neu! Reekie! as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, have been announced today. The festival will take place from 2 until 4 June 2017 with the first events on sale now at www.hull2017.co.uk. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Soon for Shea's Buffalo Theatre's 2016-17 Season with LITTLE MERMAID and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Shea's Buffalo Theatre has announced its 2016-17 lineup. Gift certificates are on sale now. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse Presents THE SNOW QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present the return of The Snow Queen, based on the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, and adapted by Rachel Teagle. The show was originally directed by Brian Clowdus and is getting a 2016 restaging by Ryan Oliveti with choreography by Bubba Carr. The show opens on December 1 and runs to December 30, only. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a big musical revival to starry panto and Matthew Bourne's latest, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID - Awash With Problems
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 28, 2016

There are problems inherent in producing a modern Broadway play. A musical based on an animated movie raises the difficulty level unbelievably high. The Georgetown Palace's current production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is a prime example of just how high the bar is set in trying to reproduce what looks seamless in New York. Unfortunately the result is a somewhat bumpy voyage under the sea. (more...)

ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS Coming to the Kravis Center for Limited Performance Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written by and starring James Lecesne, the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited performance engagement Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4.  (more...)

Disney's The Little Mermaid on Sale at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

 Coming to Buffalo for the first time, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, will bring the beloved fairy tale to life on stage August 15-20, 2017 for eight performances at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino.  Audiences of all ages are sure to fall in love with this underwater spectacular! Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse Announces Rebellious Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), and having recently produced the most Suzi Bass Award-decorated show of the 2015- 16 season, Miss Saigon, is excited to announce Season 8: A Season of Rebellion. The season includes a spring production of Grease, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; and in the summer, a new adaptation of Robin Hood, by Rachel Teagle; Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, and musical theatre favorite, Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. A reimagined Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Brian Clowdus, and perennial favorite, The Snow Queen, an adaptation by Rachel Teagle, will round out the calendar year. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Presents 2016-2017 METLIVEARTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Throughout the 2016-17 season, the sound artist and master storyteller Nate DiMeo-whose popular podcast, The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Awards, paints vivid, poetic pictures of episodes in American history-will animate The Met by interrogating the collection to draw out the revealing secrets and stories of the art. (more...)

Festive Folk, Gospel and Ballet on Tap Next Month at The Marlowe Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Festive folk, gospel and ballet are some of the shows on the bill at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The award-winning Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's foremost community theater groups, concludes its calendar year with the satirical 'The Emperor's New Clothes', November 26 through December 18 at the Little Firehouse Theater, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell.  (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Bring Magic to the Orpheum's 2016-17 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the Orpheum Theatre is offering the perfect gift for every Broadway fan. Beginning Friday, November 18th patrons can select three or more of the remaining seven shows in the 2016-2017 Broadway Season to form a season ticket package. Packages can include the newly announced engagement of The Illusionists - Live from Broadway coming to the Orpheum February 10-12, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

No matter your age, no matter your experience with the story, no matter if you believe in mermaids or not, you and your family will want to be front and center when the curtain goes up on the Paramount Theatre's magical new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, November 23, 2016 through January 8, 2017. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Adds Additional THE LITTLE MERMAID Dates, 4/2/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

 Colorado Ballet added an additional performance of its season closer The Little Mermaid due to the large number of tickets that have already been sold.  The additional performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 2, 2017 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Un-Common's Fall Production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tickets are now available for The Un-Common Theatre Company's Fall Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid being presented at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro on November 18-20, 2016!  Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or online athttp://www.uncommontheatre.org/tickets/ (more...)

Scholastic To Publish Updated Edition of J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic Corporation (SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, will publish an updated edition of the bestselling and collectible companion book to the Harry Potter books, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander, and a new cover by Headcase Design on March 14, 2017. The book will be published simultaneously with Bloomsbury UK and the Pottermore eBook edition. (more...)

Alexei Ratmansky's THE FAIRY'S KISS, Headed to Miami City Ballet, Set for Guggenheim's 'Works & Process' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm and Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and excerpts of his ballet The Fairy's Kiss set to premiere at Miami City Ballet this winter. (more...)

Pontus Lidberg to Present Excerpts of New York City Ballet Piece at Guggenheim's Works & Process
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Sunday and Monday, January 8 and 9, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with acclaimed Swedish choreographer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg and excerpts of his first-ever work for New York City Ballet. (more...)

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season (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...)

Colorado Ballet Sells Out Performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID, 3/31-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Colorado Ballet has sold out all five performances of the 2016-2017 season closer The Little Mermaid.  The production will run March 31-April 2, 2017 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts and will open with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Unveils 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company presents a 2017/2018 season that defies conventions on what opera can be and cements the art form's enduring relevance as a reflection of timeless human relations and universal themes. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SNOW QUEEN, Bristol Old Vic
by Kerrie Nicholson - Dec 9, 2016

When taking a work as well-known as Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen to the stage, the challenge is how to adapt and present the material in such a way that feels new and exciting. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for its final 2016 IGNITE Series event on Friday, December 16th at 8pm at the TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street).  The evening will feature a a special concert presentation of the musical Striking 12, with book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Val Vigoda. (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT, COME FROM AWAY and More Get Behind-the-Scenes Looks in Guggenheim's Spring 2017 'Works & Process' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its spring 2017 season. (more...)

Is Broadway Really Diverse? Actors Created Their Own Data to Find Out
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Quartz reports that following being passed over for a role in 2011, actor Pun Bandhu decided he wanted to know more about the racial breakup of performers on Broadway. Was Broadway really diverse? (more...)

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures Commemorates 30 Years with a Year Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Matthew Bourne, New Adventures and Re:Bourne are delighted to announce a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the company. (more...)

THE COLOUR OF ME, HER, A REAL ALIEN ADVENTURE and More Coming to Half Moon Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Half Moon Theatre (43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND) has announced its lineup for its Winter/Spring 2017 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Avenue's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Swimmingly Magical
by Jay Irwin - Dec 2, 2016

The original animated film of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" is arguably one of the best of the Disney canon. With songs written by the incredible Alan Menken and Howard Ashman it marked the rebirth of the Disney animated musicals. The original conversion of it into a Broadway musical was not so great. With bad staging and flow, achieving the illusion of swimming by putting the actors on Heelys (shoes with wheels in the heels) so they would glide across stage, and additional songs from Menken and Glenn Slater (owing to the passing of the great Howard Ashman) the show lost much of it's core cleverness and heart in favor of the cliche and gimmicky. Now there's a new version with a reworked book and score and much improved staging which is currently being offered at the 5th Avenue Theatre and while it still may not have that magical greatness of the original film it does manage a magic of its own largely due to some new stage magic and a stellar cast including an Ariel (Diana Huey) who is the most layered, honest, real and still adorable Disney Princess ever. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer Available for THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Four voices. Two dancers. One incredible experience. Venture outside the ordinary with The Little Match Girl Passion, David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fable of the Little Match Girl, this tale of tragedy and transformation is brought vividly to life in our stunning new production. Featuring four of Seattle's most critically acclaimed voices and the lyrical, hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, our production of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterpiece is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance. (more...)

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