BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2015BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2015
by - Sep 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room of DADDY LONG LEGS with Megan McGinnis, Paul Alexander Nolan & More!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room of DADDY LONG LEGS with Megan McGinnis, Paul Alexander Nolan & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 2, 2015

The new musical Daddy Long Legs will have an open-ended run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Starring Megan McGinnis (Broadway's LES MISERABLES, Side Show, Little Women) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Broadway's Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Zhivago) and based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Sense and Sensibility), book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird (LES MISERABLES), and direction by John Caird. Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room with the cast! (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Will Now Play Open-Ended Run Off-BroadwayDADDY LONG LEGS Will Now Play Open-Ended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This WeekTony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in 'Anything Goes' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and starred in the ABC Family TV series 'Bunheads.' (more...)

Sutton Foster Hosts the 2015 Jimmy Awards TonightSutton Foster Hosts the 2015 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)/Jimmy Awards welcomes stage and screen star Sutton Foster as host of the seventh annual awards ceremony tonight, June 29th, at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Syfy's GEEKS WHO DRINK to Debut Next MonthSyfy's GEEKS WHO DRINK to Debut Next Month
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Syfy invites techies, trekkies and pop culture junkies to play along with Geeks Who Drink, a new weekly game show hosted and executive produced by Zachary Levi, star of NBC's Chuck and upcoming Heroes Reborn. Premiering Thursday, July 16 from 11-11:30PM ET/PT, the series kicks off the network's new weekly, 11PM late-night programming hour, which also includes the new original series, Reactor. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MID LIFE CRISIS to Open This Fall Off-BroadwayMY BIG GAY ITALIAN MID LIFE CRISIS to Open This Fall Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Anthony J. Wilkinson the creator of 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding' and 'My Big Gay Italian Funeral' is brining the third part of the trilogy 'My Big Gay Italian Mid Life Crisis'  Off-Broadway to St. Luke's Theatre this fall.  Previews will begin October 4, 2015 and will play every Sunday at 7pm.  The shows official opening will be November 15, 2015. (more...)

ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series, in association with Jacob Langfelder, is excited to announce that "Love Me: Downtown and Downunder - A Pride Celebration" will take place on the historic music stage on this Sunday, June 28 at 10:30pm. (more...)

TRU & Cate Cammarata to Offer Free Staged reading of SEARCHERS.NET, 6/29TRU & Cate Cammarata to Offer Free Staged reading of SEARCHERS.NET, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), and Cate Cammarata present the final reading in the 2015 TRU Voices Series: searchers.net, a computer dating extravaganzaby T. Cat Ford, on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7pm at the SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. searchers.net features Brad Bellamy, Laurence Cantor, Mark Finley, Melissa Hurst, Les J. N. Mau, and Patricia Randell. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps InJohn Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps In
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee for THE FULL MONTY, has had to depart Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to a scheduling conflict. Ryan Andes, who last starred on TV in PETER PAN LIVE! and in Broadway's BIG FISH, steps in. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This AugustThe Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing August 11 - 23. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

VIOLET, THE FANTASTICKS & More Set for Kelsey Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonVIOLET, THE FANTASTICKS & More Set for Kelsey Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The 2015-2016 season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre promises to be one of adventures that span history and continents!  Nineteen full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with eight shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series.   "Little Women - The Musical" (Pierrot Productions) kicks off the season Sept. 11 to 20. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Tyce Green Tease 'What You Own' From RENT LiveAdam Pascal & Tyce Green Tease 'What You Own' From RENT Live
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 20, 2015

A RENT classic in a whole new way! (more...)

HBO to Premiere Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, 8/16HBO to Premiere Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, 8/16
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

From David Simon (HBO's 'Treme' and 'The Wire') and Paul Haggis ('Crash'), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16(8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

Broadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in ChicagoBroadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHESPhoto Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Music at the Mansion Features Multi-Award Winning MatsukiMusic at the Mansion Features Multi-Award Winning Matsuki
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, July 26, at 3pm. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Crystal Kurek & Corey Shadd from WEST SIDE STORYTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Crystal Kurek & Corey Shadd from WEST SIDE STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 17, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce you to Corey Shadd and Crystal Kurek, who star as Tony and Maria in West Side Story, opening tonight at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Half Moon Theatre's 2015 Gala, Featuring Sutton FosterTickets on Sale Today for Half Moon Theatre's 2015 Gala, Featuring Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

HMT will kick off its second season at The CIA with an annual Gala Benefit featuring Broadway veteran, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, and Younger star Sutton Foster on September 26, 2016. (more...)

CripFest, Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Set for BAM Fishman Space, 7/25CripFest, Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Set for BAM Fishman Space, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Starring American Horror Story: Freak Show's MAT FRASER, Little Women NY's star JORDANNA JAMES, UK TV's comedienne LIZ CARR, U.S. dance legend BILL SHANNON, Turner Classic Movie's LAWRENCE CARTER LONG, "L.A.'s favorite openly gay artist with a disability" comedian GREG WALLOCH, NYC band THE SPAZMS, theatre from THE APOTHETAE, Edinburgh festival star LAURENCE CLARK, burlesque from Cerebral Pussy, Nina La Voix, & Mx Bushwick Burlesque Velvet Crayon, NJ comedian Rich 'The Claw' Cyr, and much much more. (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City CenterSutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

Media Theatre's 2015 'Vocalist' Contest Kicks OffMedia Theatre's 2015 'Vocalist' Contest Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Fox-TV Channel 29's super weather anchor, Sue Serio, has a knack for calling it like she sees it when it comes to The Media Theatre's 'Vocalist' contest. Having emceed the popular summer singing competition for several years, Serio opened the year's event once again. With her warm, welcoming spirit and terrific connection to the enthusiastic audience, Serio said the night's show was 'Astonishing'.  (more...)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Mat Fraser Curates CRIPFEST, 7/25AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Mat Fraser Curates CRIPFEST, 7/25
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 10, 2015

An AMERICAN HORROR STORY star shines a light on a host of talented performers! (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Include 'POPPINS,' 'PIAZZA' & MoreSpreckels Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Include 'POPPINS,' 'PIAZZA' & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Spreckels Theatre Company has announced its main stage and studio theater productions for its 2015 to 2016 season including an encore presentation of 'Mary Poppins' and award-winning musicals 'The Light in the Piazza' and 'Kismet' (more...)

Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 8/12-22Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 8/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage.  The March sisters' timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.  The original production opened on Broadway in 2005 and starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk nominations for her performance. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! has found its Dorothy, Benedict Cumberbatch becomes HAMLET at the Barbican, McDonald & Swenson take the stage in Williamstown and more! (more...)

Constantine Maroulis & Alison Luff to Star in New Musical BREAKING THROUGH at Pasadena PlayhouseConstantine Maroulis & Alison Luff to Star in New Musical BREAKING THROUGH at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) announced today that, Alison Luff (Broadway: Matilda the Musical, Scandalous, GHOST the Musical, Mamma Mia!), and Constantine Maroulis (Broadway: Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde, The Wedding Singer, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), will lead the cast of BREAKING THROUGH, a world premiere musical, with book by Kirsten Guenther, and music and lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz. The production is choreographed by Tyce Diorio and directed by Sheldon Epps. Preview performances begin October 27, 2015 with the official press opening on November 1, 2015 at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena). (more...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm.  Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! (more...)

TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS to Open Off-Broadway This FallMY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Anthony J. Wilkinson the creator of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" and "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" is brining the third part of the trilogy "My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis"  Off-Broadway to The Theatre Center this fall.  Previews will be held November 12th, 19th and 25th 2015 at 8pm and the shows official opening will be December 3rd, 2015 at 8pm.   Midlife Crisis will play in the Anne L. Bernstein Theatre, sharing the space with "Perfect Crime." (more...)

Sutton Foster to Guest Star on Amazon Dark Comedy MAD DOGSSutton Foster to Guest Star on Amazon Dark Comedy MAD DOGS
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Broadway vet Sutton Foster will appear in a guest starring role on Amazon's upcoming dark comedy series MAD DOGS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

Jennifer Malenke Joins Lineup for Tim Realbuto's Final WUNDERKIND ShowJennifer Malenke Joins Lineup for Tim Realbuto's Final WUNDERKIND Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Jennifer Malenke is the latest Broadway performer to join Tim Realbuto's starry line-up for the final stop of his 'Wunderkind' tour. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaCabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

You don't have to make a deal with the devil to find laughs, love, baseball and heart. Just come out to the theatre, as Cabrillo Music Theatre kicks off the 2015-2016 season with a brand-new production of the American Classic DAMN YANKEES! Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical, DAMN YANKEES is sure to be a home run hit. With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this ever-popular baseball musical will have fans on the edge of their seats. DAMN YANKEES includes favorite songs such as "Heart," "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets," "A Little Brains, A Little Talent," and "A Man Doesn't Know," among many others.DAMN YANKEES opens on Friday, October 16th, 2015, playing until Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOURTampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama THE CHILDREN'S HOUR in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE will preview on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT to Explode Beyond Traditional Theater at ArtsWest This FallAMERICAN IDIOT to Explode Beyond Traditional Theater at ArtsWest This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Equal parts house party, opera, rock concert, and theater, ArtsWest's immersive, environmental staging of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT explodes beyond the traditional theater space as a group of lost young Americans at the crossroads of their lives take over an entire building and use it to tell their story. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Run 9/11-20 at MCCC's Kelsey TheatreLITTLE WOMEN to Run 9/11-20 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Join the March sisters as they navigate their growing up years during turbulent times in America in "Little Women - the Musical." Presented by Pierrot Productions, this family musical set during the Civil War opens the new season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Megan McGinnis Is Coming Home At Last with DADDY LONG LEGSBWW Interview: Megan McGinnis Is Coming Home At Last with DADDY LONG LEGS
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 2, 2015

Megan McGinnis is heading back to the New York stage, starring alongside Paul Alexander Nolan in John Caird and Paul Gordon's musical adaptation of DADDY LONG LEGS. Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, DADDY LONG LEGS tells the extraordinary tale of Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. One day, a rich, anonymous benefactor (Nolan) decides to send her to college, but she must write him a letter once a month. Unaware of his identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her brilliant and witty letters, Jerusha shares her experiences of college while discovering her own identity and reveling in the wonders of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her - who is Daddy Long Legs? McGinnis returns to the role after leading the premiere at the Rubicon Theatre Company in 2009, and subsequent productions around the country. She received the 2010 Los Angeles Ovation Award, an Indy Award (West Coast) and the Acclaim Award (Cincinnati), for her role in the musical. Now as she prepares to return to the role years after creating it, she is checking in with BroadwayWorld to chat about the upcoming production. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

2015 Elly Award Nominations Are Announced!2015 Elly Award Nominations Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

More than 430 Elly nominees for the 2014-15 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 2, 2015 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called. This year's theme is How Sweet It Is and featured an assortment of brightly colored candies displayed in decorative candy jars. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Broadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This WeekendBroadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

When four dynamic, award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together in concert for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, laughter and memories. You'll be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances. Produced by Wayne J. Gmitter and Production Manager Patrick Rinn, 4 GIRLS 4 will play at Ocean Grove on Saturday, August 15 at 8 PM.  (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Present LUNA GALEEnsemble Theatre Cincinnati to Present LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Fasten your seat belts for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th anniversary lineup! The 2015-2016 season opens with the regional premiere of Luna Gale, an intense and heartbreakingly honest drama by award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman. This forceful and sobering story examines our foster care system and how an innocent baby girl becomes the object of a family's life-altering game of tug-of-war. Luna Gale plays September 8-27, 2015 and is directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

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