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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

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...)

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 (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...)

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...)

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 at (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...)

Denise Gough to Reprise Olivier Award-Winning Role in PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse, building upon its rich history of partnerships with the UK's most exciting theaters and theater artists, is proud to join forces with the National Theatre and Headlong for the first time to present the American Premiere of Duncan MacMillan's People, Places & Things, a National Theatre / Headlong co-production, directed by Jeremy Herrin, which was one of last season's must-see shows on the West End. Denise Gough will reprise her Olivier Award-winning role as an actress whose life has spun recklessly out of control because of her addiction to alcohol and drugs. (more...)

Groundbreaking Festival Features a Wide Range of New Works for Families by Celebrated French and International Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. (more...)

Flat Stanley, Mary Poppins and More Set for young company's Winter Festival at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

the young company Winter Festival includes four fully-staged productions: family-friendly The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Junior takes us on an incredible adventure all across the globe, while The Emperor's New Clothes teaches us to open our eyes to what's right in front of us! Mary Poppins uses magic, common sense, and a spoonful of sugar to teach the entire Banks family to value one another. Lastly, the dark and edgy Sweeney Todd shows us just how far some will go for those they love. (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...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

From March 4 to April 1, August Strindberg Rep will present two mystery plays by modern Scandinavian playwrights in repertory: Marty's Shadow' by Stig Dagerman (Sweden) and 'Journey in Light and Shadow' by Stig Dalager (Denmark). (more...)

Theme Announced for 53rd Annual Danish Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Danish Festival Board of Directors would like to invite everyone to join in the celebration of the 53rd Annual Danish Festival, August 17th to 20th, 2017. The theme this year is The Fir Tree. (more...)

Layton High School Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Layton High School Musical Theatre Company is proud to present Disney's The Little Mermaid on the main stage this March 2 - 11. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2017/2018 Season which includes the Premiere Mainstage Series, The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series in the Tell Studio Theatre, and the Eichmann Family Series. The season will follow an unprecedented season of record-breaking productions. Next season will continue to welcome returning and new audiences to distinctive high-caliber productions that continue the Fulton tradition of "Engaging Life Through Art." (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

BWW Preview: Guggenheim's Works & Process Looks Inside the Met's New RUSALKA
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 2, 2017

“RUSALKA is an operatic fairytale with a strong message about the consequences of over-reaching--an appropriate, cautionary tale for our times,” said Peter Gelb, the Metropolitan Opera's General Manager, introducing a panel at the Guggenheim Museum's Works & Process series that included director Mary Zimmerman and conductor Mark Elder. The new production opens at the Met on February 2--“and that's not an 'alternative fact,'” said Gelb--starring soprano Kristine Opolais as Rusalka, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, mezzo Jamie Barton as Jezibaba (the witch), and bass-baritone Eric Owens as the Water Gnome (Rusalka's father). (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale (more...)

by Guest Blogger: Ofelia Adame - Feb 15, 2017


The Future is Bright: The Future is Bristol as Bristol Old Vic Launches New Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Hot on the heels of the theatre's eye-popping 250th year of celebration and its record-breaking productions, Bristol Old Vic is making its theatre fit for the next quarter of a millennium. As the Front of House redevelopment pushes forward, uncovering remarkable treasures from the past, the 2017 artistic programme has every bit of the forward-looking spirit which has kept the theatre alive for 250 extraordinary years.  (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and PIPPIN to Take the Stage at TUTS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced its annual summer show performance series at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

BWW Blog: HGO's Ofelia Adame Williams -- A Journey to 120 Voices
by Guest Blogger: Ofelia Adame - Feb 13, 2017

Soprano Ofelia Adame Williams takes stock of her nine years as a Houston Grand Opera Chorus member. (more...)

Dvorak's RUSALKA To Open At The Met Starring Kristine Opolais, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Dvo?ak's Rusalka, in a new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Sir Mark Elder, opening at the Met February 2. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular Sets and Special Effects Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Shine
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 1, 2017

Glimmering coral reefs and a colorful cast of underwater creatures are brought to life in breathtaking detail in 'Disney's The Little Mermaid,' which opened in Columbus Tuesday night. Presented by Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, 'The Little Mermaid' is a stage adaptation of the 1989 animated Disney movie that was, in turn, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale. (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...)

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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