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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


Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim Into Kelsey Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

An underwater spectacular is coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. The Yardley Players present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Fridays, May 26 and June 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 27 and June 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 28 and June 4 at 2 p.m.  (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens Starlight Theatre's 67th Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Starlight Theatre will open its 67th season of live Broadway entertainment next weekend - with a twist. While audiences will sit under the stars as usual, they'll venture "under the sea" to enjoy the musical spectacular Disney The Little Mermaid. The undersea adventures of mermaid Princess Ariel and human Prince Eric will create a splash on stage for eight performances June 3-11. Shawnee Mission Health is the show's presenting sponsor. (more...)

Tulsa Opera Welcomes Sandra Willmann as New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tulsa Opera, Oklahoma's oldest performing arts organization, announces Sandra Willmann as its new Director of Development. As a young person, she dreamed of becoming a singer. Recognizing her talents and strengths lie elsewhere, she followed a career path in fundraising and development that's led her back to her first love. (more...)

THE RED SHOES at Glasgow King's Arrives in Two Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted bring Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES to King's Theatre, Glasgow on Tuesday 5 June as part of its world premiere tour. (more...)

TheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. (more...)

Met's New Production of 'Rusalka' Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 6/18
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Antonin Dvoák's Rusalka, in a critically acclaimed new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Mark Elder, on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Sunday, June 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

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AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Watch as love unfolds in the bold musical Aida from Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice. The Moonlight premiere of Aida opens the 37th season of Moonlight Stage Productions from June 14-July 1, 2017. The enchanting musical production is based on the opera by the same name by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. The love Aida and Radames has for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

COVER REVEAL! HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 15, 2017

Gregory Maguire, best known for WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was turned into the best-selling Broadway musical Wicked, has struck gold again. Maguire has made a career out of fractured fairy tales, spinning new versions of tales from Lewis Carroll to Hans Christian Andersen to Charles Dickens. This coming fall, he has his eyes set on E.T.A. Hoffman's THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, which was adapted by Alexandre Dumas and popularized bycomposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in his now-iconic ballet. The cover and summary were just revealed, and Broadway World is on the scene to give you an inside look at this hot fall release! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Humphreys School of Musical Theatre's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running now through June 10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Brings ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Miller Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running June 7-10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre to Stage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running June 7-10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RED SHOES, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 7, 2017

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set to Open at Hale Theatre in Gilbert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Audiences are certain to be entranced as the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is transformed into a magical underwater kingdom when the Hale presents Disney's The Little Mermaid. The production featuring fantastic costumes and special effects bows on July 7th and runs through August 19th. Beneath-the-sea settings and story engage sophisticated theatrical techniques to create other-worldly gliding movements for the actors. (more...)

Will Young and Louise Redknapp Lead CABARET at New Wimbledon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris' multi-award winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Will Young and Louise Redknapp Lead the Cast in Rufus Norris' Production of CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris' multi-award winning production of CABARET.   (more...)

The Players Summer Camp Performs ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Coming up on July 7, The Players Centre for Performing Arts Summer Camps is proud to have our campers perform the exciting, Caribbean-flavored musical Once on This Island, Jr. The students have been working for four weeks to put on this fully produced show, encapsulating their camp experience which included learning about theatre etiquette, auditioning, teamwork, friendship and enhancing their skills in voice, acting and dance. (more...)

Soar the Skies and Ride the Earth with OVER & UNDER at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Annex Theatre's 30th season heralds the return of established artists with Over & Under, two interweaving one-act plays written by Juliet Waller Pruzan & Bret Fetzer, directed by Rachel Katz Carey. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second musical of its 37th season, Moonlight Stage Productions plans to make a splash with Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 19 through August 5. (more...)

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts 'Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet' Commemorating the Fairy Tale Written by Hans Christian Andersen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Announces Season 2017-2018: Generations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce four dynamic plays in the lineup for its 2017-2018 Season: Generations. Town Hall's Season opens with the musical The Song of the Nightingale by local playwright/composer Min Kahng; continues with the local premiere of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, followed by Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy Woman in Mind; and closes with Kate Hamill's sparkling new adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Subscription package sales are now available. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters to Go Under The Sea with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

As part of its Summer Theater Festival for Families, Rivertown Theaters will close out its 2016-2017 season with a lavish production of one of Disney's timeless Broadway musicals that continues to be a favorite with multi-generations July 13 - 23. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash with Five Shows at Wolf Trap
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid will bring the beloved fairy tale to life onstage at Wolf Trap's Filene Center, June 29, 30 and July 1, 2. Audiences of all ages are sure to fall in love with this Broadway-style underwater spectacular! Visit WolfTrap.org for more information and to purchase tickets. (more...)

Open Air Theatre Continues Season with FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the Open Air Theatre stage when 'Footloose the Musical' begins a two weekend run. Opening Friday, June 16 and continuing through Sunday, June 25, performances of 'Footloose the Musical' are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2017
by - Jun 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Previews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. at New Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Jackson's New Stage Theatre will present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. as part of its Broadway Junior Summer Camp program. (more...)

BWW Feature: Best of Broadway comes to Tulsa Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Celebrity Attractions will bring seven Broadway hit shows to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for its 2017-2018 season. Here's the awesome line-up! (more...)

New Sendak Picture Book To Publish In Fall 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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2Faced Dance Company presents WHAT THE MOON SAW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Inspired by the prolific author and writer Hans Christian Andersen and reimagined and presented by 2Faced Dance Company, What the Moon Saw is a new interactive dance and circus show suitable for very young children, their families, teachers and friends. (more...)

First Look At Will Young And Louise Redknapp In CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

FIRST LOOK photos of WILL YOUNG as the Emcee and LOUISE REDKNAPP as Sally Bowles have today been released, ahead of the UK tour of CABARET this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21 September 2017 and playing theatres in Blackpool, Malvern, Cardiff, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Salford, Edinburgh, Bromley, Dublin and Brighton. (more...)

The Laws of Physics are Negotiable in OVER & UNDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Soar through the skies and ride underground in Over & Under, two one-act plays that spin off into alternative lives; some mundane, some dramatic, some completely fantastical! Cumulus begins on an airplane, where conversations between strangers reveal the complex lives of its passengers; Turnstile begins on a subway car where a young girl, riding alone for the first time, finds her imagination sparked by overheard conversations. Featuring an unwanted proposal, a haunted hospital, singing rats, and an outer-space booty call, these two plays will take you places you didn't know you wanted to visit. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World's Fair, the quartet pursues the American Dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, and developed at TheatreWorks' 2016 New Works Festival, the World Premiere ofThe Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will be presented July 12-August 6, 2017 (press opening: July 15) at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visitTheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

Devon Carney To Teach Master Class In Classical Ballet At Classical Ballet Theatre, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

DEVON CARNEY, artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet, will be teaching a master class for the Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon, Virginia on April 23, 2017 from 10 A.M. – 12 Noon. For more information contact Classical Ballet Theatre at www.ctnva.org (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS JR. at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - Apr 28, 2017

Most everyone knows the story of "The Princess and the Pea", but few know what actually happened. For instance, did you know that Princess Winnifred, from the Ragnarok Marsh Lilies, actually swam the moat to reach the castle? You'll learn about this and much more from Susquehanna Stage Company's next show, Once Upon a Mattress Jr.! (more...)

Beacon Arts Centre Announce May - August Season
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2017

Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock announces its 2017 May - August season. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 Summer Season Promises 'Most Diverse Season Ever Produced'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As the curtain goes up the stage heats up with an amazing presentation of musicals for Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 summer season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Elvis Costello to Perform at TBS's 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner' After-Party
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Elvis Costello will bring his legendary guitar licks and vocal stylings to Washington, D.C., this Saturday, April 29, when he performs at the official after-party for FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE's first annual 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner,' presented by TBS. (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions Titles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2017-2018 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of chef and entertaining commentator ALTON BROWN, a holiday tradition MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER by Chip Davis, and back by popular demand, blue grass band, STEEP CANYON RANGERS. (more...)

NJPAC's James Moody Jazz Orchestra and More Set for International Jazz Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

In a special partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Rutgers University and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, NJPAC Arts Education's James Moody Jazz Orchestra (formerly the Brick City Jazz Orchestra) along with the award-winning Jazz House Big Band and Lima Interscolar Big Band entertains both jazz aficionados and casual music fans alike in a celebration of big band music, from the swing era to contemporary jazz-rock fusion. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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BWW Review: HONK!, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 2, 2017

Honk! is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with an important message about bullying gently sugar-coated with musical numbers and light comedy. (more...)

AVENUE Q, ONCE, and More Fill Warner Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 Warner Stage Company season.  The Main Stage season opens in November with AVENUE Q and follows with ONCE, THE FULL MONTY and Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

Music and Dance from Canada & Finland, Immersive Vivier Experience and More Set for Soundstreams' 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney is delighted to announce Soundstreams' 35th season. The main stage series features five sensational shows: Northern Encounters, with music and dance from Canada and Finland performed by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra; Musik fur das Ende, which is an immersive experience of iconic Quebecois composer Claude Vivier's transformative work; Tan Dun's Water Passion after St. Matthew, a contemporary reimagining of Bach's masterpiece; Freddy's Tune, featuring cross-genre inspirations from the famous theme King Frederick gifted to Bach; and The Little Match Girl Passion, the provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning work by David Lang. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stiles and Drewe's HONK! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Return to London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

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