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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


HEADLESS HORSEMAN and UGLY DUCKLING Set for Halloween at Symphony Space
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 30, 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...)

AZ Opera's Rusalka Presents Magical Version of LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Dark forests, woodland sprites and an evil witch, 'Jezibaba' come to the Arizona Opera stage as the company presents its first ever production of Dvo?ak's Rusalka.  The story follows the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale 'Little Mermaid' with dramatic flair as the mermaid Rusalka seeks to be part of the human world.  This new production will be set in the Habsburg Empire of the 1800s and features the show-stopping aria, 'Song to the Moon'.  Rusalka is sung in Czech with English supertitles. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Bring THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA to the Fifth Ward
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 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...)

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik, and Pianist and Composer Timo Andres Perform at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7pm, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his 'dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique' (The New York Times) and pianist/composer Timo Andres, will perform a concert at National Sawdust (80 North 6th St.). The performance is part of Andres' engagement as a National Sawdust curator for the 2016-2017 season, and will include a selection of works from Kutik's new album, Words Fail, out October 28 on Marquis Classics, including two of Mendelssohn's Songs without Words (arr. Friedrich Hermann), the New York premiere of Andres' Words Fail, and the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Arioso Doloroso/Estatico, both of which Kutik commissioned for the album. The duo will also perform Nico Muhly's Compare Notes, Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, and the world premiere of Andres' arrangement of a short work by Janacek titled Words Fail.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for San Francisco (more...)

Original HARRY POTTER Actors Attend Performance of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Benefit Lumos
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On September 18th, actors from the original Harry Potter film series attended a special performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in order to benefit Lumos, the charity of Harry Potter author, J.K Rowling. Afterward, the actors from both screen and stage gathered for photos. Check out the tweets and pictures celebrating the event below! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Present THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

?Houston Grand Opera's award-winning community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco, presents the beloved tale of The Princess and the Pea at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The talented artists of HGOco's touring Opera to Go! program will perform this 45-minute family-friendly opera live on September 21, 22, and 23. (more...)

Theatre N16 Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Our new season this Autumn brings back favourite companies and shows from last year, as well as introducing new companies to a London theatre audience. We're also proud to offer more shows in the Bedford's 200 seat Globe space. (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for San Francisco (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Splashed With Color and Cheer Thru Oct 2
by Anton Anderssen - Sep 18, 2016

Any time you hear the word 'Disney,' you know you can expect something magical about to happen. Oh yes, it is happening now at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak, where DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID musical is now on stage. This show is spectacular, with brilliant costumes, lively music, and a tale of relatable family dynamics. Stagecrafters never fails to deliver a first-class performance; this show will rock your soul and warm your heart. (more...)

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...)

THE RED CANDLE - MERMAIDS IN THE EAST to Play the Brunel Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 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...)

Prospect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 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...)

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...)

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...)

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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