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Based on the play I Remember Mama by John Van Druten


Based on the stories by Kathryn Forbes, including �Mama's Bank Account"

Based on the play I Remember Mama, by John Van Druten.

Based on the stories by Kathryn Forbes, including "Mama's Bank Account"



Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Critically acclaimed dancer and educator Rebecca Stenn and veteran Broadway producer Fran Kirmser and are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming book A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, available on Amazon in spring of 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE GREAT COMET's Grace McLean
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 30, 2016

Today, Grace McLean speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains the importance of telling new, original stories in contemporary theater. (more...)

MTC Announces Tour of WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company is thrilled to today announce that the critically acclaimed musical What Rhymes with Cars and Girls will tour nationally in 2017, opening in Geelong next September before touring to Bendigo, Sydney and Brisbane. (more...)

The Burroughs, Mama Magnolia, Other Black to Play Fox Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Burroughs, Mama Magnolia and Other Black will perform at the Fox Theatre on January 27th, 2017 at 8:30 pm.  (more...)

Cabaret on the Hudson Series Comes to Irvington Town Hall Theater in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The performance will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 3pm. Cabaret on the Hudson is a series that features three outstanding cabaret performers or small groups, each bringing a 25 minute sampling of their New York City cabaret shows to Westchester, NY. Many of the performers are Broadway veterans and have performed in New York City venues such as 54 BELOW, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Birdland, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Iridium, the Metropolitan Room and Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Cabaret on the Hudson will be hosted by multi-nominated Cabaret singer and host of the Music at the Mansion series, Corinna Sowers Adler and will feature Matt Baker on piano.   (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatangotheatre.com. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards Update -Alexis Sims, Xavier Orozco Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Twelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. The festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, November 17 to December 31, 2016. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baron and features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Will Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following its recent critically acclaimed premier at the North Carolina Stage Company this past May, BNW DEVELOPMENTAL, LLC will present a private developmental reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL in Midtown Manhattan early December 2016.    (more...)

La MaMa in Association with SuperYou FUNdation Presents CHIX 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

La Mama in association with SuperYou FUNdation will present the pop/rock musical CHIX 6 by Lourds Lane (book, music, lyrics) for four performances only. Directed by Jackson Grace Gay, musical direction by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett and choreographed by JoAnn Hunter, will play December 1- 4, 2016 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E 4th St). Tickets are $35 (adults), $30 (seniors/kids) and can be purchased by visiting  www.laMama.org or calling 212-352-3101.  (more...)

CPT at Playhouse Square Presents David Sedaris' Acclaimed Holiday Comedy THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, returns with a holiday favorite, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, produced by the Cleveland Theatre and presented at the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square this holiday season. Tickets are $30 can be purchased online at www.playhousesquare.org or by phone by calling the PlayhouseSquare Box Office at (216) 241-6000 or (866) 546-1353. (more...)

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Presents HANNA AND THE MOONLIT DRESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from December 2-18, 2016 at 7:30pm.  Performances: Fridays at 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and noon. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children, $35 for family (maximum of five members), and are available at www.14streety.org/tickets.   (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/28/2016
by - Nov 28, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 11/28/2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MOTHER LINE STORY Project at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The PIT and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. Created and performed by members of The Mother Line Story Project, this evening of unique stories celebrating women is based on an original concept by Eliza Simpson (co-star of Off-Broadway's The Woodsman). Kel Haney is set to direct. (more...)

MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE Heads to The Rock
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence returns with his first stand-up tour in four years - DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE - playing Newark's Prudential Center in his only area performance on Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Lawrence has made a triumphant homecoming to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more.  (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre presents David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, announces the return of a holiday favorite, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, produced by the Cleveland Theatre and presented at the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square this holiday season from December 1st through December 18th. CPT's production of The Santaland Diaries is directed by CPT's Cathleen O'Malley and stars Ray Caspio as "Crumpet the Elf." (more...)

Rosiland Brown, Linedy Genao featured in Bill Nelson's NUTCRACKIN' CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Rosiland Brown (One Mo' Time, Footloose) and Linedy Genao (On Your Feet) are set to star in Bill Nelson's Nutcrackin' Christmas, a one-night, all-original, holiday brouhaha on December 5 at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders Rocks In Musical Workshop of CHIX 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Sheri Sanders is not only a trailblazing educator when employing pop/rock music in Musical Theatre, but she has also been surviving death-defying acts as the 'Company Cover' in the workshop of a new Broadway-bound musical 'Chix 6'. While Sanders is about to launch exciting things in January for her online training program 'Rock The Audition', she's been embodying a plethora of comic book superheroes by day. (more...)

ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 – 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'. (more...)

INDECENT Director and More Set for New Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE Talk-Backs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

New Yiddish Rep's highly anticipated revival of the controversial classic "God of Vengeance" will host two talk-backs of note that allow audiences to delve deeply into aspects of this groundbreaking play by Sholem Asch. (more...)

The Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR Coming to Z Space
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Z Space and piece by piece productions will present The Town Hall Affair at Z Space, April 6-16, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8pm. (more...)

Pen Parentis to Host Seventh Annual Winter Poetry Night at Hotel Andaz
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Warm up at the glamorous Andaz Wall Street this January when The Pen Parentis Literary Salon presents its seventh annual Winter Poetry Night! (more...)

BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN Amazes with The Beginning of Time
by Katherine Waddell - Dec 8, 2016

This past weekend, the Clay High School Fine Arts Department presented Children of Eden, a musical based off the first nine chapters of the Book of Genesis. With the music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and the book by John Caird, you already know going in that the music and story will be great and it's just the interpretation of the material that could either succeed or fail; Clay High School more than succeeded, it thrived. Combined with the direction of Meghan Beard and an incredibly talented starring cast, Children of Eden was phenomenal. (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Star in Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's BEARDO Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced Beardo, with book and lyrics by Jason Craig (Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage), music by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), and directed by Ellie Heyman (The Traveling Imaginary). Beardo will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church (155 Milton Street, Brooklyn - G Train, Greenpoint Stop). (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Travel to 1943 China in INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE World Premiere at Pan Asian Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, announces its 40th Milestone Season in 2017 with the commissioned World Premiere of INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE, which will run from January 21 - February 12, 2017 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Thursday January 26 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Benjamin T. Ismail in THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage with Benjamin T. Ismail as Crumpet The Elf! Recommended for mature elves only, this play takes you to the retail heart of the holidays through Macy's Herald Square Santaland Display and skewers it with the kind of candid wit any adult will appreciate. Shannon Mahoney (In the Next Room, Clybourne Park, Maple & Vine) will direct this year's holiday romp with a Press Opening on Friday, December 9, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Ismail in character! (more...)

Trans Actor B'Ellana Duquesne to Star in CHARM at Mosaic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces key casting update for the regional premiere of Philip Dawkins' groundbreaking, Joseph Jefferson Award-winning CHARM (January 5-29, 2017). After conversations with lead artists and important feedback from members of the local and national transgender community, the principal role of 'Mama Darleena Andrews,' the inimitable transgender African American woman at the helm of an etiquette class for transgender and gender nonconforming youth, will be played by B'Ellana Duquesne (The T Party). KenYatta Rogers, originally slated for the role, will understudy Duquesne, and will support the production as Associate Director alongside director Natsu Onoda Power. (more...)

James Saito Takes on One Night Only Reading of Award-Winning Bulgarian Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and The New Literature from Europe Festival present Madam Mishima by Elena Alexieva - one man show inspired by the death of one of Japan's great post-war novelists Yukio Mishima. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces 'The Mind/Body Connection' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announces its 2017 Season, 'The Mind/Body Connection.' The season includes three new plays linked under this mind/body connection and told from distinctly female perspectives. These bold works explore how we separate our primal, instinctive physical beings from our intellectual and emotional selves. The season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

La MaMa to Continue 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series with Performing Arts Journal 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

La Mama presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #138 'PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY' on Saturday, December 17, 2o16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at La Mama. (more...)

AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Starring Vika Bull and The Essential R&B Band to Tour Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The smash-hit show, At Last - The Etta James Story, is set to tour next spring starring the sensational Vika Bull; marking its UK debut on the 28th March 2017 when it opens at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN's Bryce Pinkham to Co-Host Zara Aina's 4th Annual BIG OL' FANCY PANTS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Bryce Pinkham (Holiday Inn, Gentleman's Guide, Mercy Street) and Lucas Caleb Rooney (Red Speedo) will co-host Zara Aina's 4th Annual Big Ol' Fancy Pants Benefit on Monday, December 12, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview- Charlie Frye (aka 'The Eccentric') Talks Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2016

Today, THE ILLUSIONISTS' Charlie Frye speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why he takes his art seriously, but never takes himself seriously! (more...)

Broadway's PJ Nelson and Staten Island's St. George Theatre Among 2017 Minty Award Gala Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, the non-profit which oversees The Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the Fourth Minty Awards Dinner Gala to be held Thursday, January 12 at 7pm at Nicotra's Ballroom, The Hilton Garden Inn. (more...)

Scoop: CODE BLACK on CBS - Wednesday, December 21, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on CODE BLACK, airing on CBS on Wednesday, December 21, 2016! (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's startingly relevant Depression-era play  opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on January 12. Director Rachel Walshe (Grizzly Mama, Marie Antoinette) directs a cast of Gamm veteran actors and newcomers, including local high school students, in an emotional journey exploring the power of a lie and the nature of public shaming. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

CHARM, Story About LGBTQ Youth, to Continue COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA Series at Mosaic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's 'Clamorous Encounters' series about coming-of-age in America continues with Philip Dawkins' groundbreaking comedy-drama CHARM (January 5-29, 2017), under the direction of one of DC's most innovative directors, Natsu Onoda Power (The T Party, Wind Me Up Maria: A Go-Go Musical). (more...)

Shop for the Holidays with THE GRINCH and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets for the family to our 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational family tradition, which runs now through December 26. (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE Headed to Prudential Center in Newark
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence returns with his first stand-up tour in four years - DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE - playing Newark's Prudential Center in his only area performance on Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Lawrence has made a triumphant homecoming to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more.  (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Hit the Cell Block with CHICAGO This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Broadway's longest-running American musical, Chicago, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 3 - 22, 2017. (more...)

Don Most Presents A Little HAPPY DAYS for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

"Happy Days" star, Don Most, announces plans for three new pre and post holiday season music releases and a special Los Angeles engagement, entitled 'CHRISTMAS SWING WITH DON MOST AND FRIENDS' at the Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Maine Regional Awards Update - Bill Nolte, Charis Leos in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

Actor Therapy Launches First Solo Cabaret Featuring Mathieu Whitman at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Actor Therapy will present Mathieu Whitman at Don't Tell Mama, December 7th, 2016.  The 9:30 PM concert is produced by Actor Therapy co-founders Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver, and will feature resident music director Rodney Bush on piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La Mama presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La Mama, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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