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Published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women is based on Alcott's and her sisters' coming of age in Civil War New England. With their father away fighting in the war, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth must keep their household running with the help and guidance of their mother, called Marmee. The March sisters find joy in life's small details and endure twists of fortune - Jo sells her hair to facilitate Marmee's trip to be with her ill husband, Meg becomes engaged, Jo chooses her sisters over a potential suitor, Beth falls ill, and Jo moves away to begin life as a writer. Even through squabbles, challenges, and heartache, the sisters' unwavering friendship and loyalty help them to fulfill their dreams.

Little Women's March sisters have continued to enthrall generations of young readers, sparking many popular adaptations for the screen and stage. The latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's timeless story, Broadway musical LITTLE WOMEN brings the March sisters to a new generation of theatergoers, offering a slice of Victorian family life set to a soaring musical score.

BWW Interviews: Colleen Zandbergen - The Divine...
by Jeanmarie Simpson - May 28, 2014

My mom said I stuck out like a sore thumb from the time I first started singing and acting. I have always been loud and obnoxious. (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank the Top-10 Sutton Foster Roles
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2014

For over a dozen years, the name 'Sutton Foster' has been synonymous with Broadway greatness. Now, BroadwayWorld wants to know which of Sutton's roles is your favorite. Take a look at the list, follow @BroadwayWorld on Twitter, and tweet the hashtag #BWWCountdownSutton and your answer. We will unveil your picks on Friday, June 6th, right before the Tonys. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre to Present MEMPHIS, 5/27-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2014

Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Capitol Theatre today, May 27 for a limited engagement! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Raleigh (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Gettysburg Community Theatre announces list of upcoming events. Scroll down to see what's coming up! (more...)

Beth Dies, Inc. Presents WOMEN, 6/7-21
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

BETH DIES, INC presents WOMEN a comedy from the East Coast, written by Chiara Atik. The production will is presented as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Stephanie Ward set to direct at Theatre Asylum. Opening June 7th through June 21st, 2014. Admission is $15.00 (more...)

HETTY FEATHER Transfers To Vaudeville Theatre For Limited Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and hugely popular run at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, and a smash-hit national and international tour, best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson's tale of fiery and feisty Hetty Feather transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre for a limited run over the summer. The production is brought thrillingly to life on stage by award-winning script writer Emma Reeves, and the Olivier Award nominated director Sally Cookson. The production opens on 6 August (press performances at 2pm & 7pm), with previews from 5 August, and runs until 6 September. (more...)

2014 FREDDY Awards Ceremony Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 FREDDY Awards were announced tonight, May 8th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

Freedom High School's CRAZY FOR YOU Tops 2014 FREDDY Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The 2014 FREDDY Awards Ceremony were broadcast live from the State Theatre on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com this evening, May 22nd at 7 PM. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TheatreWorks' MARRY ME A LITTLE Has Humor and Appeal
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 9, 2014

Reset to San Francisco with a technology-inspired flair, TheatreWorks' current production of 'Marry Me A Little' is at once charming and original. (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Tweeted, We Counted Your Favorite Sutton Foster Roles
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 6, 2014

Last week we asked you to rank your favorite Sutton Foster roles in our first BWW Countdown. Well, you took to Social Media in huge numbers and we have the results. What do you think of the list? If your favorite isn't as high as you would have liked, make sure to vote more next time! (more...)

Theatre Aspen Launches Second Season of Apprentice Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Following a successful inaugural season, Theatre Aspen is thrilled to welcome ten new talented participants to the Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program (TAAP). (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of June 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 5, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of June 9, 2014! (more...)

David Harris to Bring TIME IS A TRAVELLER to Brisbane Powerhouse, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Son of a coal-mining dad and a secretary mum, this is the story of an Aussie country kid and what lead him to tread the boards in some of Australia's biggest musicals. Following an extended and sold-out season at Sydney's Hayes Theatre, leading man David Harris, tours the east coast with performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle. (more...)

Aradhana Tiwari Named New Resident Director of Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre has announced that Aradhana Tiwari will join the company as Resident Director, beginning with the 2014 - 2015 season. Tiwari is a Central Florida-based artist who has guest-directed at Mad Cow since 2012. Her production of The Road to Mecca in 2012 was the first in Mad Cow's Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre, one of two spaces in the company's new location in downtown Orlando. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL to Play The Merc, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Next to Normal will play one weekend only, Friday July 11, Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13th 2014 at The Merc in Temecula, California. Tickets are priced at $30.00 and can be purchased by visiting www.CabaretAtTheMerc.com or www.TemeculaTheater.org or by calling the Old Town Community Theater Box Office at 1-866-653-8696. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Lure RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER STORIES to Wolf Trap, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's acclaimed touring theatre for young audiences presents Red Riding Hood and Other Stories on Friday August 1 and Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:30 am at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA. (more...)

Long Island Musical Theatre Festival to Present THE DROWSY CHAPERONE; Performances Set for 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is a non-profit program dedicated to producing a full-length musical with a professional orchestra in two weeks. During that time, students receive training from industry professionals while being surrounded by peers who share the same passion and skill set. Students will have the opportunity to work with a Broadway guest artist, discuss resume building, and learn audition techniques. (more...)

Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday to Headline BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Following up the triumphant 'Night After the Tonys With Linda Eder', Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis) David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Clayton Community Theatre Presents LITTLE WOMEN, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Clayton Community Theatre presents the classic Little Women, adapted by Marian DeForest from the book by Louisa May Alcott, directed by Sheri Hogan. (more...)

Brian Yorkey's PLAY IT BY HEART Opens at Dayton's Human Race Theatre Company on 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company wraps up its 27th season with a long- awaited four-week run of the country musical Play It by Heart. The Preview performance is June 12, with Opening Night on June 13. All performances are at The Loft Theatre at 126 North Main Street in downtown Dayton. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks -Sacramento & Bay Areas
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 2, 2014

What better way to get away from the summer heat than to enjoy a fantastic show in a nice, cool air-conditioned theatre! BroadwayWorld's Harmony Wheeler gives you all the details on your upcoming summer of performing arts, from Marry Me a Little and Orphan of Zhao in the Bay Area to Mary Poppins in Sacramento! (more...)

Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has learned that the great Broadway, film and television casting director Barry Moss has passed away. (more...)

THREE IRISH WIDOWS Comes to The Theatre Space, 6/19-7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

When Ed Malone's hilarious "THE THREE IRISH WIDOWS versus THE REST OF THE WORLD" opened in Dublin the critics raved. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Takes a Trip to the SOUTH PACIFIC, 7/24-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the epic Broadway Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this ground-breaking musical based on James A. Michener's 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, features such iconic hits as Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Bali Ha'i, and I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair. SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Mark Hanson and choreography by Michael Ryken and plays July 24 through August 10 in the Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills. The public may purchase tickets ($10 - $28) online at www.FoothillMusicals.com or by calling (650) 949-7360. (more...)

BATTLE TRANCE to Release Debut Album 'Palace of Wind', 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce Palace of Wind, the debut full-length release from Travis Laplante's genre-defying tenor saxophone quartet, Battle Trance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOMEN Lovingly Blends and Mashes Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN and HBO's GIRLS
by Shari Barrett - Jun 11, 2014

Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation….or at least, a voice of a generation in WOMEN, the record-breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, fresh off its sold out run in NYC, which is now at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, directed by Stephanie Ward. This fast-paced comedy is a mash up of Louisa May Alcott's classic, 'Little Women' and HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls' delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 55 minute show. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 11th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide, featuring the best summer theaters in Illinois, Wisconsin, western Michigan and northern Indiana, plus the Muny in St. Louis! Timber Lake, American Folklore, Mason Street, Wagon Wheel, Little Theatre On The Square and more! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster Stars in New TV Land Series YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Sutton Foster will star in the new TV Land series YOUNGER, co-starring Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, and Miriam Shor. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

The Totem Pole Playhouse Presents Free Performances of AESOP'S FABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Totem Pole Playhouse and Gettysburg Community Theatre are partnering up to present the FREE children's play AESOP'S FABLES at Totem Pole Playhouse at 10am on Saturdays, July 5, 12, 26, and August 2, 2014. These performances are FREE to the public. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Opens Sandy Rustin's THE COTTAGE Tonight, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opens the final show of the theatre's summer repertory season on July 24th, with the regional premiere of the brand new comedy The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin, running in rep with The Full Monty and Little Women. The playwright has been in residence to work on the show before the opening performance, with a cast of Broadway veterans including Nancy Anderson, Michele Ragusa, Mark Price, Michael Kostroff, Bailey Frankenberg and Spencer Plachy. (more...)

First Real Life YA Action Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Salt Lake City, UT (more...)

CAUSE CELEB- An Indoor Picnic and Cabaret Celebrating 70 Years of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, Sept 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Get together a group, bring a picnic basket and join many of the entertainment industry's finest for a sparkling night of cabaret at Cause Celeb - An Indoor Picnic and Cabaret on Sunday, 7 September at The Opera Centre, Surry Hills. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opened last week, with a production of The Full Monty receiving rave reviews. Tonight the season continues to unfold with the opening of Little Women, the Broadway Musical. The Hurst Theatre offers a summer repertory season, which will also include a brand new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage (more...)

Obba Babatundé to Host BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Amphitheatre, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Obba Babatunde has been set to host Broadway Under The Stars on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents, this one-night-only concert event will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday along with (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women), and Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Travis Moser's LIVE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

A live recording of standout cabaret performer Travis Moser's recent solo show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is now available to order. (more...)

Ocean Professional Theatre Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Through July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents Singin' In the Rain, running July 10th through July 19th and starring Colin Cahill, Guy Mannick, Gabi Stapula and Hilary Werthmann. The show plays the Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Blvd. Barnegat NJ, 2 pm, July 10, 13 16 and 17th and 8 pm July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Roles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2014

'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, which opens its three-week run July 17th. His co-star, Heidi Kettenring, concurs: 'Millie is one of the most challenging musical roles I have done of late. I am basing her character on a line early in the play where she says that she buried her parents on the Oregon Trail and finished the trek herself. She is feminine, but strong enough to have made that journey alone.' (more...)

Ciara Renee, Natalie Weiss & More Set for Broadway Gets GLAAD Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On Monday, August 4th, eleven emerging and established Broadway performers will star in Broadway Gets GLAAD, a concert to benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry. (more...)

TheatreZone Partners with FGCU to Present GODSPELL this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Mark Danni, artistic director of TheatreZone in Naples, announced today that the non-profit Equity professional theatre group will partner with Florida Gulf Coast University's Bower School of Music & the Arts to produce the Tony-nominated musical Godspell. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Expands Food Service at the Hurst; Hosts BeerCRUSH at 8/1 Performance of THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Theatre Aspen announces expanded lobby hours as well as exciting food offerings at the Hurst Theatre. Located in the beautiful setting of the John Denver Sanctuary in Rio Grande Park, Theatre Aspen's concession area is now open throughout the day offering gourmet, pre-packaged items daily (closed Sundays). In partnership with local chef Mawa McQueen, of Mawa's Kitchen, visitors can enjoy healthy snack boxes in the theatre's open air lobby or picnic outside in and around the Rio Grande Park. Food items include charcuterie platters, salads, a Mediterranean sampler and other small meals. Mawa's Kitchen is available for "pop-up" dinners at the tent for groups wishing to cater a meal prior to a Theatre Aspen performance. Group ticket discounts would apply. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

The Totem Pole Playhouse Presents Free Performances of AESOP'S FABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Totem Pole Playhouse and Gettysburg Community Theatre are partnering up to present the FREE children's play AESOP'S FABLES at Totem Pole Playhouse at 10am on Saturdays, July 5, 12, 26, and August 2, 2014. These performances are FREE to the public. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Dim Marquee Lights in Honor of Michael Lyons' Passing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Mike was a beloved member of the Jersey Boys family and the Broadway community. He worked as an electrician on Jersey Boys from the day it opened over 8 years ago. 'Uncle Mike' was a real fixture in our neighborhood, warmly befriending everyone that crossed his path. (more...)

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