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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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From his beginning as a struggling carnival magician, Harry Houdini emerged as a legendary escape artist whose death-defying feats captivated the world. Houdini portrays the loves and obsessions of a man whose family relationships are as complex as his mystical illusions.


Photo Coverage: THE ILLUSIONISTS: TURN OF THE CENTURY returns to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meghan Jones of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 30, 2016

The musical Ragtime, which plays through this Sunday, December 4, at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, is an important work that weaves actual historical personages into the fabric of its three intersecting stories: an upper-class white family, the African American ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., and the Latvian immigrant Tateh. Two of the historical characters in the musical had profound impacts on American political history, which have heightened relevance due to the emotionally charged 2016 election, refocusing attention on matters of race, class, and immigration. This weekend, we interviewed the actors portraying anarchist Emma Goldman and educator/orator Booker T. Washington in the show, which will be featured in advance of this weekend's final performances of this essential work of musical theater. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY Comes to Memphis This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis February 10-12 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Comes to Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Marcus Center in Milwaukee on February 14-19 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

MOUSE KING Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fourth Consecutive Holiday Season Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Mouse King time is here again. For the fourth year in a row, the family-friendly holiday favorite written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camacho returns to The Mandelstam Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Nov 25, 2016

  As a haze envelopes, The Overture Center for the Arts a drum beat begins, followed shortly by screaming electric guitar licks. The energy in the theater is palpable as dancers move and gyrate across the stage. A curtain drops over a cage suspended far above the stage and nearly immediately falls away to reveal…The Illusionists! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 10, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 10, 2016! (more...)

Fuse Media Unveils New and Returning Programming for 2017-18 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Heading into a series of ad agency upfront meetings in New York this week, Fuse Media has made several new additions to its multiplatform portfolio of content covering the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI at Bakehouse Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 9, 2017

Llewelyn-Williams is captivating, and a great storyteller. (more...)

The York Theatre Company Winter 2017 Developmental Reading Series presents Two New Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged readings of two new musicals:  Dutch Master, with music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock (Triumph of Love), and book by Marc Acito (Allegiance), and The White Witch of Rosehall, with music by Balint Varga (Houdini the Musical), and book and lyrics by Bryan D. Leys (Hell's Belles) at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers: Fame Edition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Plenty of spotlight-seekers would disagree with Emily Dickinson about the dreary nature of fame, including real-life British magician Adelaide Herrmann and a fictional hippo named Veronica. But there's one talented bear pianist who discovers his friends are 'the most important audience of all.' (more...)

RAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 10th anniversary season of the award-winning theater company for all ages includes an East Bay premiere, its first staging of an acclaimed American musical, and a return of one of the biggest hits in the company's 10-year history. (more...)

BWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - Mar 24, 2017

Full of bombast, flashing lights, music, and spectacle, The Illusionists provides eye-popping feats performed by seven different magicians. (more...)

Video/Photo Preview: Opera & Ballet International Presents AIDA, LA BOHEME and NABUCCO, May 3-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

AWARD-WINNING opera producer Ellen Kent returns to Manchester following critically acclaimed tours of Carmen, Tosca and Die Fledermaus, bringing an opera festival of three new productions, boasting magnificent new sets. Aida with the grandeur of Egypt, La Boheme, the most romantic opera of all and Nabucco – the most special and iconic opera of all. Not to be missed!  (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre is Rapturous
by Charles Shubow - Mar 21, 2017

Do not miss this spectacular presentation of the Tony Award-Winning musical. (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is delighted to present its 2017 - 2018 92nd Dazzling Season! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Oliver, Nova Y. Payton, Jonathan Atkinson and More in RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society presents the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime is currently playing thru May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Shadowbox Live to Confess Its GUILTY PLEASURES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Guilty Pleasures. Everybody has them. What? You think you don't? This spring, Shadowbox Live confesses. Original sketch comedy and live rock 'n' roll reveal all with their latest show, opening Thursday, March 23 at their Brewery District theater, 503 S. Front Street.  (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY to Bring Magic to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will play Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm, as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Actors Co-Op production of 33 VARIATIONS Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce that the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE!, Stage Raw TOP TEN, Ovation Recommended), smash-hit, Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 26at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2017

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest production of RAGTIME opens this week at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and is directed by Peter Flynn. (more...)

Israel Film Festival Launches 31st Season in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Los Angeles based Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S., is launching its 31st edition by hosting an awards luncheon honoring CAA's Adam Berkowitz, award-winning producer David Shore and real estate developer/philanthropist Max Webb, it was announced by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Berkowitz, the co-head of the television department at Creative Artists Agency, has been named the 2017 IFF Career Achievement Award recipient. Writer/producer Shore will receive the 2017 IFF Visionary Award, and Max Webb, the founder of Shapell Properties, will collect the 2017 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel, with Elon Gold serving as Master of Ceremonies. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kevin McAllister and Jonathan Atkinson in RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society presents the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Ta-da! THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY Becomes Most Successful Magic Show in Broadway History
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Just announced, the new edition of the popular show THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY grossed $2,397,106 for the week ending January 1, 2017, smashing records at Broadway's famed Palace Theatre and topping a record set two years ago by The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible at the Marquis Theater. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce the addition of seven new artists to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning company.  The new Company Members include Kara Davidson, Elana Elyce, Ben Hertel, Derek Matson, Matthew Muñiz, Ericka Ratcliff and Vanessa Stalling. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY Comes to Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis February 10-12, 2017 as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

History Teams with Travis Fimmel for Scripted Anthology Series on Legendary Anti-Heroes
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Less than a month after his portrayal of Ragnar met his fate on the hit series 'Vikings,' HISTORY is re-teaming with Travis Fimmel to develop a scripted anthology series that tells the stories of Wyatt Earp and other iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history. (more...)

BWW Review: Jaw-Dropping Hocus Pocus Is The Focus Of THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Herbert Paine - Jan 18, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS, a stunning showcase of magical artistry and theatricality, is a breathtaking and totally fun experience, well worth the suspension of belief and reason, now onstage at ASU Gammage and continuing through January 22nd after which the tour moves on to California and Oregon. (more...)

Now You See Them, Now You Don't! THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Bring Death Defying Stunts And Breathtaking Wonder To The McCallum!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the McCallum Theatre for four performances Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will play the McCallum Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Colin Cloud, of THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, Coming to Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center.
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 11, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, featuring seven performers, will play the Fox Performing Arts Center (Fox PAC) in Riverside, California, for two shows on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, 2017. Broadway World Interviewed the 'Deductionist,' Colin Cloud. (more...)

Houdini's Hidden Treasure From Czar Nicholas Goes on Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

One of the legendary items that belonged to the world's most famous magician, Harry Houdini, will soon become the property of the highest bidder at the “Houdini Auction” on April 8 2017, hosted by the respected auction house of Potter & Potter - The Royal Crown Brooch.   (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Universal Music Group Joins Russell Simmons to Produce THE SCENARIO; NYC Premiere & North American Tour in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a partnership with hip-hop pioneer and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Russell Simmons to become a lead producer of THE SCENARIO, a new stage musical with an original story set to the greatest hits from a three-decade span of hip-hop. (more...)

Putting A Cultural Spring in Your Step
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The days are longer, the evenings are brighter. It seems that Spring may just be in the air… and what better way to celebrate than to book a night out at Waterside Arts Centre. Whether you need a laugh, fancy something more dramatic, cinematic or even a good twenty decibels louder - there really is something for all under the one roof over the coming months. (more...)

Author Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a fun and informative conversation before the 8 p.m. performance of Diamond Dogs, this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Special guest Alastair Reynolds, UK-based novelist and author of Diamond Dogs, will be joined by adaptor Steve Pickering of the Chicago collective Shanghai Low and Artistic Director of The House Nathan Allen. Hear from Reynolds about his inspirations for creating his 'Revelation Space Universe' where Diamond Dogs is set, and from our Chicago-based artists about shaping this world premiere adaptation. Plus, the Company will surely get Reynolds to talk about his background as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency - an opportunity not to be missed.  Admission for this one-night-only conversation is free. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance, and all remaining performances of Diamond Dogs, can be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: BARKING MAD at Bakehouse Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Feb 22, 2017

Masterson has done it again! (more...)

BWW Review: Strong CP Cast Unleashes Newfound Power of RAGTIME
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 17, 2017

The current CPCC Theatre production of RAGTIME THE MUSICAL is not only timely, but thanks to one of the best casts ever assembled on the Halton Theater stage, it's also newly powerful. (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Announced for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY to Bring Magic to the Fabulous Fox This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis March 31 - April 2 as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Passionate Play 33 VARIATIONS Takes Off in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moisés Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Strange Bird Stages Immersive Theatre/Escape Room Hybrid THE MAN FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Houston audiences will experience theatre in a completely new way beginning this month. (more...)

Witness The Impossible as THE ILLUSIONISTS Returns to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, returns to play in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 28 - March 5, 2017, for a one week limited engagement presented by Dallas Summer Musicals; as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Pilobolus Restores Faith in Humanity
by Olga El - Dec 2, 2016

Leave it to Pilobolus to restore a bit of your faith in humanity. Beauty, diversity and teamwork are integral to their communal and genre-bending creative process, each piece daring and completely different from the next. Their run at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts opened on November 16th, 2016 and closes on December 4th. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: TAILS OF BROADWAY- Megan Sikora & Barrett Martin Hang with Harry Houdini
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

In this edition, meet Broadway couple Megan Sikora and Barrett Martin's playful new addition to the family! (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents their initial production in 2017, Diamond Dogs, adapted from Alastair Reynolds' science fiction adventure by Althos Low and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 13 - March 5.  (more...)


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Poof! Tickets Go on Sale This Week for THE ILLUSIONISTS in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Dec. 14 for the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY. (more...)

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