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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.

Magician Michael Healey Returning to MaplewoodMagician Michael Healey Returning to Maplewood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Michael Healy has worked his magic over four continents and added a splash of wonder to many theatrical productions as a consulting wizard. Somehow, he also found the time to teach in the East Orange, South Orange and Maplewood school districts, retiring as Columbia High School's assistant principal earlier this year. The Theater Project is bringing him back to Maplewood for a holiday performance 2 PM Saturday, November 28 at the Burgdorff Center for the Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses to Premiere RIO HONDO This NovemberTheatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses to Premiere RIO HONDO This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, brings a bonus production to its 2015 season: the world premiere of RIO HONDO by Bill Robens, the author of Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly and A Mulholland Christmas Carol and directed by Jaime Robledo, of Stoneface and Watson fame.  (more...)

Photo Flash: SCERA Hosts TRICKS & TREATS with Magician Timothy Riggs TonightPhoto Flash: SCERA Hosts TRICKS & TREATS with Magician Timothy Riggs Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

It's the season for tricks and treats, and the SCERA Center for the Arts will have both when Utah's own professional comedy magician Timothy Riggs is back for his popular annual show tonight, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at his show! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, October 24, 2015Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, October 24, 2015
by TV Scoop - Oct 24, 2015

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW today, October 24, 2015! (more...)

SMOKE AND MIRRORS Returns to the Odyssey TonightSMOKE AND MIRRORS Returns to the Odyssey Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

The magic begins again when one of L.A.'s most beloved and longest running shows, SMOKE AND MIRRORS returns to the Odyssey Theatre tonight, Oct. 24 through Dec. 20. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Theatre Palisades; Opens TodayFIRST LOOK: THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Theatre Palisades; Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Theatre Palisades presents the first Los Angeles production of "The Game's Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays" by Ken Ludwig, opening Today, November 6, 2015 and running until Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Directed by Gene Franklin Smith, "The Game's Afoot" is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play. Nona Hale and Pat Perkins produce for Theatre Palisades by permission from Samuel French. Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Gail Bernardi, Matthew Godfrey, Nicole Knudsen, James Lujan, John Mawson, Maria Pavone, Maggie Peach, and Andi Wagner. (more...)

Tim Lawson and Simon Painter Present The Illusionists 1903Tim Lawson and Simon Painter Present The Illusionists 1903
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The team behind the biggest selling magic shows in the world are bringing their brand-new production, The Illusionists 1903, to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne from Tuesday 8 December. (more...)

Fox Broadcasting Company Elevates Samata Narra to SVP, Comedy Development & ProgrammingFox Broadcasting Company Elevates Samata Narra to SVP, Comedy Development & Programming
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has promoted Samata Narra to Senior Vice President, Comedy Development & Programming, for the network (more...)

RAGTIME National Tour to Play Oklahoma City Community CollegeRAGTIME National Tour to Play Oklahoma City Community College
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will host its first ever Broadway musical production when the national tour of "Ragtime" cakewalks into town for two shows onSunday, Dec. 13 and Monday, Dec. 14 in the new, student-funded Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater (VPAC), 7777 S. May Ave. (more...)

NBC to Present One-Hour Special THE ILLUSIONISTS, 12/9NBC to Present One-Hour Special THE ILLUSIONISTS, 12/9
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

One of the hottest shows on Broadway is making its way to TV as the Illusionists bring their unique brand of magic with a one-hour special scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. on NBC. (more...)

'THE ILLUSIONISTS' Set to Bring Their Blockbuster Entertainment Even to NBC 12/9'THE ILLUSIONISTS' Set to Bring Their Blockbuster Entertainment Even to NBC 12/9
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

One of the hottest shows on Broadway is making its way to TV as “The Illusionists” bring their unique brand of magic with a one-hour special scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. on NBC. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT This NovemberCast, Creatives Set for The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO TonightTheatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, brings a bonus production to its 2015 season: the world premiere of RIO HONDO by Bill Robens, the author of Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly and A Mulholland Christmas Carol and directed by Jaime Robledo, of Stoneface and Watson fame.  (more...)

History to Debut Limited Series CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE DECADES, 11/25History to Debut Limited Series CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE DECADES, 11/25
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

HISTORY premieres 'Christmas Through the Decades,' going back in time to see what Christmas and the holiday season were like in America not too long ago. (more...)

Motion Design Studio Boosts Power and Agility With Quantum StorNext Pro Solutions Shared Storage SystemMotion Design Studio Boosts Power and Agility With Quantum StorNext Pro Solutions Shared Storage System
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE Opens Tonight in LondonTHE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE Opens Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE - the world's best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London's West End for the first time, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre now through Sunday 3 January (Press Night: Tonight 16 November, 7pm), starring the UK's hottest magician Jamie Raven. (more...)

The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT Opens TonightThe Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

The Old Globe presents the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running tonight, November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Jim Togerson Pens BISHOPJim Togerson Pens BISHOP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Author Jim Togerson grips readers with a thrilling and heart-pounding read with the publication of his book, 'Bishop: Phantom of Espionage' (published by AuthorHouse). It allows readers to enter the world of espionage. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO TonightTheatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, brings a bonus production to its 2015 season: the world premiere of RIO HONDO by Bill Robens, the author of Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly and A Mulholland Christmas Carol and directed by Jaime Robledo, of Stoneface and Watson fame.  (more...)

History Premieres Eight-Part Series HUNTING HITLER TonightHistory Premieres Eight-Part Series HUNTING HITLER Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

HISTORY'S new eight-part series 'Hunting Hitler' follows a team of renowned investigators as they reopen the world's most famous cold case in a definitive search to discover if one of history's most notorious war criminals, Adolf Hitler, actually survived World War II. (more...)

History Premieres Season 3 of THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND TonightHistory Premieres Season 3 of THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

For the past two years, Rick and Marty Lagina's Oak Island treasure hunt has largely taken place above ground. (more...)

House Theatre to Present THE LAST DEFENDER, 1/28-31House Theatre to Present THE LAST DEFENDER, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the world premiere of The Last Defender at the Chopin Theatre Downstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Thursday, Jan. 21 - Sunday, March 13 written and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, with puzzle design by Sandor Weisz and art direction by DC Comic Artist and Company Member Chris Burnham. (more...)

A&E Teams with Jake Gyllenhaal on Development of New Anthology SeriesA&E Teams with Jake Gyllenhaal on Development of New Anthology Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

A&E Network, Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler, Southpaw), Nine Stories Productions and A+E Studios (UnREAL, Roots) are partnering on the premium series development of an anthology (more...)

History Orders Military Drama Series SIXHistory Orders Military Drama Series SIX
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

HISTORY(R) has ordered eight episodes of the military action drama SIX from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company (more...)

Hulu Acquires Exclusive Rights to Lifetime's Dreama Series UnREALHulu Acquires Exclusive Rights to Lifetime's Dreama Series UnREAL
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to Lifetime's critically acclaimed drama series from A+E Studios, UnREAL. (more...)

History Orders Original Drama Series KNIGHTFALL from Jeremy RennerHistory Orders Original Drama Series KNIGHTFALL from Jeremy Renner
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

HISTORY(R) has picked up KNIGHTFALL, an original scripted drama series chronicling the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of THE LAST DEFENDER This WinterThe House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of THE LAST DEFENDER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the world premiere of THE LAST DEFENDER at the Chopin Theatre Downstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Thursday, Jan. 21 - Sunday, March 13, 2016 written and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, with puzzle design by Sandor Weisz and art direction by DC Comic Artist and Company Member Chris Burnham. (more...)

RUNAWAYS Composer, Theatre Innovator Elizabeth Swados Passes Away at 64RUNAWAYS Composer, Theatre Innovator Elizabeth Swados Passes Away at 64
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, composer of Broadway's RUNAWAYS, theatre educator, off-Broadway director and more, has passed away. She was 64. (more...)

Theatre Rhino Presents THE CALLTheatre Rhino Presents THE CALL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE CALL - by Tanya Barfield, Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Feb. 20 - March 12, 2016 (Limited Engagement - 17 Performances Only). (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage World Premiere of PULPPhoenix Theatre to Stage World Premiere of PULP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Pulp, opening February 11, 2016 on the Steve and Livia Russell Stage. This production runs through March 6, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

Photo Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-PartyPhoto Flash: GORGONZLA Sweeps Sound Bites 3.0 Festival at Hurley's After-Party
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Last night, January 18th, 2016, Theatre Now New York presented its 3nd Annual festival of new musicals, Sound Bites 3.0 (sponsored by Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Productions) to a sold-out house at the 47th Street Theatre. An after-party, sponsored by MTI, was held after at Hurley's Saloon where awards were given. Sound Bites showcases ten 10-minute musicals or musical excerpts in one evening. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. Directed by Artistic Director Lane Savadove, EgoPo Classic Theater continues their season of influential female playwrights with Luce, a woman who led an extraordinary life as a Broadway playwright, war journalist, congresswoman, ambassador, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The Women previews March 3 and opens Friday, March 4. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday March 20. Tickets start at $25. All performances are at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Shaun Williamson To Join THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE, Jan. 16Shaun Williamson To Join THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE, Jan. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Shaun Williamson will join the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage at the same time as the show celebrates its first anniversary at King's Cross Theatre in London. Shaun will play Mr Perks from Saturday 16 January.  (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

?San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2016 season, RAGTIME, February 5-21, 2016 (press opening on Saturday, February 6th) at the Spreckels Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Bring Their Magic Skills from B'way to Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Bring Their Magic Skills from B'way to Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 6, 2016

Filled with eye-popping visuals, optical trickery, risky stunts, hilarious audience participation, and lots of hammy showmanship (complete with Solid Gold-style background dancers-slash-magicians' assistants), THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY is a supremely entertaining if occasionally cheesy stage show that's like several caffeinated Vegas magic shows on steroids all mashed together. The first stop of this new leg of the post-Broadway national tour is Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, where it will attempt to wow local audiences for a strictly one-week engagement until February 7. (more...)

Production Underway for Lifetime's THE REAL MVP, Based on Life of Kevin Durant's MotherProduction Underway for Lifetime's THE REAL MVP, Based on Life of Kevin Durant's Mother
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Lifetime continues its partnership with Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy, SAG and Emmy Award winner Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and their Flavor Unit team to bring the inspiring true story of Wanda Pratt (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces 2016 Studio Theatre Discover SeriesWaterTower Theatre Announces 2016 Studio Theatre Discover Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

?WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the line up for the 2016 Studio Theatre Discover Series.  WaterTower Theatre will produce two plays in the series:  The Realistic Joneses (March 19 - April 10, 2016) and Bright Half Life (May 21 - June 12, 2016). (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Sets 2016 Studio Theatre Discover SeriesWaterTower Theatre Sets 2016 Studio Theatre Discover Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the line up for the 2016 Studio Theatre Discover Series.  WaterTower Theatre will produce two plays in the series:  The Realistic Joneses (March 19 - April 10, 2016) and Bright Half Life (May 21 - June 12, 2016). (more...)

History to Debut Original New Series BILLION DOLLAR WRECK, 2/8History to Debut Original New Series BILLION DOLLAR WRECK, 2/8
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

HISTORY will premiere the new eight-part series BILLION DOLLAR WRECK from Original Productions in association with executive producer Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes Productions (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 19, 2015Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 19, 2015
by - Dec 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 19, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 19, 2015Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 19, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 19, 2015! (more...)

YEE-HAW! Theatre of NOTE & Opiate of the Masses Extend RIO HONDOYEE-HAW! Theatre of NOTE & Opiate of the Masses Extend RIO HONDO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

YEE-HAW! Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, are thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed, world premiere production of RIO HONDO, written by Bill Robens (Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly, A Mulholland Christmas Carol) and directed by Jaime Robledo (Stoneface, Watson) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JANUARY 10at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just North of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Coming to Morrison Center in FebruaryTHE ILLUSIONISTS Coming to Morrison Center in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

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 (http://www.theillusionistslive.com), will play at the Morrison Center in Boise on February 9-11, 2016 as part of a 45 city U.S. tour. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on December 11, 2015 and are available at the Morrison Center Box Office, MorrisonCenter.com, or (208) 426-1110. (more...)

James Purefoy, T.I. & More Join Cast of A&E's Miniseries ROOTSJames Purefoy, T.I. & More Join Cast of A&E's Miniseries ROOTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

A+E Networks has announced additional casting for 'Roots,' from A+E Studios, including Grammy Award(R) winning recording artist/actor/philanthropist/entrepreneur Tip 'T.I.' Harris ( (more...)

RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL to Play the Grand, 2/20-21RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL to Play the Grand, 2/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL, Saturday, February 20, at 8 pm, and Sunday, February 21 at 3 pm. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 19, 2015Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 19, 2015
by - Dec 2, 2015

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 19, 2015! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS Appear in NBC SpecialPhoto Flash: First Look - Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS Appear in NBC Special
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

One of the hottest shows on Broadway is making its way to TV as THE ILLUSIONISTS bring their unique brand of magic with a one-hour special scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. on NBC. (more...)

Criss Angel Returning to State Theatre with The Supernaturalists in JanuaryCriss Angel Returning to State Theatre with The Supernaturalists in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Supernaturalists--described by the Las Vegas Sun as 'The Most Mind Blowing Magic Spectacle Out There!'-will star Criss Angel LIVE for a limited run, and conclude January 16 in Easton, PA at the State Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Breaks Ground on New Location in West LoopChicago Children's Theatre Breaks Ground on New Location in West Loop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

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VIDEO: First Look - History's New Military Docu-Series LIVE TO TELL, Premiering 1/10VIDEO: First Look - History's New Military Docu-Series LIVE TO TELL, Premiering 1/10
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

HISTORY will premiere the new docu-series LIVE TO TELL, from executive producer Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and his non-scripted shingle Film 45. (more...)

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