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GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Geva's 44th Season Begins with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 4 through November 6. (more...)

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN Debuts at Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing his own music and sharing entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/29/2016 - FALSETTOS, THE ENCOUNTER, HOCUS POCUS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2016

Today's big news: FALSETTOS begins previews, THE ENCOUNTER opens, TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT skewers Bush, the PUFFS Potter parody starts, and a HOCUS POCUS musical parody begins tonight in L.A.! (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

The Four Phantoms to Perform at HOLIDAY MOVIE SKATING SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Internationally renowned musical phenomenon, The Four Phantoms, join the cast of theHoliday Movie Skating Spectacular: Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey performing at Stockton Arena onWednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.  The Four Phantoms features artists from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera who performed globally in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Germany and Las Vegas.  The Four Phantoms are comprised of an extraordinary quartet of performers including Brent Barrett, Franc D'Ambrosio, Marcus Lovett and Ciaran Sheehan who will perform holiday numbers with the 'Queen of Popera,' Romina Arena, who is the show's starring guest artist.  (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Starring Deaf Actor, Begins Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robin Windsor on STRICTLY, Choreographing and New Tour KEEP DANCING
by Marianka Swain - Sep 15, 2016

Professional ballroom and Latin dancer Robin Windsor became a household name through stage and screen hits like Burn the Floor, Puttin' On The Ritz and Strictly Come Dancing. He's now touring the UK with his new show Keep Dancing. (more...)

New High Holy Day Guests Announced for Yom Kippur Services at Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Rabbi David Baron of the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre has announced several additional High Holy Day Guests for Kol Nidre (the Eve of Yom Kippur) on Tuesday,  October 11th and for Yom Kippur on Wednesday, October 12th.  Evelyn Markus, the daughter of Jewish Dutch Holocaust survivors will talk about her Dutch non-profit organization called "Network on Antisemitism," and her new documentary film, "Never Again Is Now."  Some excerpts from the film will be screened as well.   (more...)

Beverley Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Centre Prepares for Yom Kippur
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

This Yom Kippur, Beverley Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Centre presents a special service with a host of guests. (more...)

Hunter Foster Helms Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse brings back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage tonight, October 5, through November 6. (more...)

NYC's 2 Ring Circus Appears in Geva's '...FORUM' Staring Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from tonight, October 4, through November 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from tonight, October 4, through November 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall, 23 October 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Oct 24, 2016

Celebrating over 20 years of successful Disney shows on Broadway, the West End and around the World, including smash hits such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Aladdin, as well as shorter-running productions, King David, Tarzan and Aida, an all-star cast brought the magic of the movies to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall last night, in the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits. (more...)

Peculiar Works presents ANDROBOROS: VILLAIN OF THE STATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

 Peculiar Works Project announces a new site-specific, political farce: Androboros: Villain of the State, a 1-hour adaptation of America's first play in celebration of its 300th Anniversary. In this contemporary staging - in an actual boxing ring - characters inspired by today's political leaders will metaphorically slug it out just days before Americans go to vote. This is a rare opportunity to see an American first in a unique sett ng during an extraordinary election season - right for theater lovers and politics haters! (more...)

Theater League Inc. Presents BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Theater League, Inc. is pleased to announce that BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks for a four-day limited engagement, December 1-4, 2016. (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

The Four Phantoms Perform Tonight at HOLIDAY MOVIE SKATING SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Internationally renowned musical phenomenon, The Four Phantoms, join the cast of theHoliday Movie Skating Spectacular: Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey performing at Stockton Arena tonight, November 9, at 7:30 p.m.  The Four Phantoms features artists from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera who performed globally in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Germany and Las Vegas.  The Four Phantoms are comprised of an extraordinary quartet of performers including Brent Barrett, Franc D'Ambrosio, Marcus Lovett and Ciaran Sheehan who will perform holiday numbers with the 'Queen of Popera,' Romina Arena, who is the show's starring guest artist.  (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals is Pleased to Announce BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is pleased to announce, that BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park December 6-18, 2016, for a two week limited engagement. BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND features glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole.        (more...)

UKARIA Cultural Centre Presents SOME FAVOURITE THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

In Some Favourite Things at Ukaria (formerly Ngeringi) distinguished mezzo soprano Elizabeth Campbell, accompanied by celebrated pianist David Barnard, will give the first in a series of  recitals. (more...)

Tim Rice, Finger Lakes Festival to Bring Excerpts of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY to Honolulu for Pearl Harbor Commemoration
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice is bringing excerpts of his latest musical, 'From Here to Eternity,' to Honolulu to participate in the commemoration events of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. (more...)

Hunter Foster to Helm NYC Readings of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Jayne Ackley Lynch Productions today announced staged readings for the new American musical Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

Lost & Found Productions to Present Final Show of Inaugural Season, 4 X'MAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Join Lost & Found Productions for a holiday treat you'll never forget! Enjoy four different holiday stories unlike anything you've seen before. From a couple who rekindles their love at an office party to Kris Kringle's annual visit to a Jewish nursing home and even a story told from the point of view of the holiday decorations themselves - this holiday offering has it all. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24. (more...)

Lost & Found Productions Presents 4 X'MAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Lost & Found Productions is proud to present the final show in their inaugural season, '4 X'Mas' by George Cameron Grant. Performances will be Friday andSaturday evenings at 7:30 PM from December 9 through 17, with a SundayMatinee on December 18 at 2:30 PM and weeknight evening performances onDecember 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door with group discounts available for groups of 6 or more.  Tickets and additional information is available online at www.LostandFoundProductions.net (more...)

BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND to Bring the Holiday Spirit to State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The State Theatre is pleased to announce, that BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is coming to Easton on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 for two shows only.  (more...)

Only Child Aerial Theatre to Host UPROAR Benefit Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Only Child Aerial Theatre is hosting UPROAR, a benefit speakeasy in the heart of Brooklyn on November 18, 2016. (more...)

Michelle Collins Will Join THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE UK Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie until Saturday 4 March as Mrs Meers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Judy Kuhn as 'Golde' in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joined the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde last month and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kuhn onstage below! (more...)

The Kavinoky Theatre to Present GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, continues its 37th season with the production of GROUNDED by George Brant. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Lost & Found Productions Presents: 4 X'MAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Lost & Found Productions is proud to present the final show in their inaugural season, '4 X'Mas' by George Cameron Grant. Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM from December 9 through 17, with a SundayMatinee on December 18 at 2:30 PM and weeknight evening performances on December 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door with group discounts available for groups of 6 or more.  Tickets and additional information is available online at www.LostandFoundProductions.net (more...)

Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Rice, Finger Lakes Bring Excerpts of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY to Honolulu
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice are bringing excerpts of Rice's latest musical, 'From Here to Eternity,' to Honolulu to participate in three commemoration events of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has launched its second year of outreach to local schools under a two-year, $100,000 grant from Disney by selecting five elementary schools in Oakland and Richmond to participate in after-school musical theatre education. (more...)

Elementary Schools Selected for Disney Musicals in Schools Program with Dr. Phillips
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the four local area elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the inaugural Disney Musicals in Schools program. Participating in the 2016 – 2017 school year are Bonneville Elementary (Orange County), Winegard Elementary (Orange County), Lake Orienta Elementary (Seminole County) and Kissimmee Elementary (Osceola County). At an Orientation event in January 2017, these schools will select the a Disney musical of their choice from the “KIDS” licensing collection. The rehearsals will officially start in January 2017, culminating with performances the following May. (more...)

Alan Menken Goes for EGOT with Emmy-Nominated GALAVANT Tune
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

As reported in an interview AFP, Alan Menken is heading into this TV awards season with the possibility of joining the elite EGOT club-a feat realized by just 12 people in history. Although Menken's resume is littered with so many award-winning hits that many might assume he's already fulfilled all the EGOT requirements (winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony), Menken lacks the 'E' in the acronym, a fact that just might change if he's fortunate enough to win an Emmy award for his Galavant tune, 'A New Season' in September.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Hunter Foster Directs MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Check out brand-new stills from the Hunter Foster-directed production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. (more...)

Hunter Foster Will Helm FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

According to an Equity casting notice, Hunter Foster will direct an upcoming staged reading of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD.  The project, which will be presented in November, will feature musical direction by Paul Masse. (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Israeli Stage Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to announce Season 7! The season will feature two plays presented as Staged Reading in Fall 2016, Olivier Award Nominee Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage in March/April of 2017 and Israeli Stage's Third Full Theatrical Production, Days of Atonement by former Playwright-in-Residence Hanna Azoulay-Hasfari. Dialogue Reflections led by local thinkers, authors and artist will follow all performances. (more...)

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