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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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Based on the book Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/27/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/27/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Begins Tonight at Allenberry PlayhouseTHE FANTASTICKS Begins Tonight at Allenberry Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Allenberry Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director Ryan Gibbs, presents a new production of the world's longest-running musical, THE FANTASTICKS, a captivating romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall. (more...)

Duke Lafoon Stars as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE, Beginning TonightDuke Lafoon Stars as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A WONDERFUL LIFE reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A WONDERFUL LIFE will run tonight, September 18, through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be October 14, 2015. (more...)

Ron Bohmer Joins THE FANTASTICKS as 'El Gallo' Tonight, Oct 8Ron Bohmer Joins THE FANTASTICKS as 'El Gallo' Tonight, Oct 8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

Ron Bohmer, most recently seen on Broadway in A Little Night Music (Frid), joins the cast of The Fantasticks in the role of the narrator El Gallo on Monday, Oct. 8. He replaces actor Jeremiah James. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 6, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 6, 2015
by - Oct 6, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/04/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

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Goodspeed Announces Week-Long Extension for A WONDERFUL LIFEGoodspeed Announces Week-Long Extension for A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A WONDERFUL LIFE reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. Just announced, A WONDERFUL LIFE will now play eight additional performances through Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Aaron Carter Joins The Cast Of THE FANTASTICKSAaron Carter Joins The Cast Of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Triple-Platinum Recording Artist Aaron Carter, who burst onto the pop music scene in the late nineties and quickly achieved worldwide superstardom and the adoration of millions of loyal fans, will join the cast of The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, on Monday, November 7, 2011. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/18/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

A WONDERFUL LIFE, with Duke Lafoon, Brings Holiday Classic to Goodspeed TonightA WONDERFUL LIFE, with Duke Lafoon, Brings Holiday Classic to Goodspeed Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A WONDERFUL LIFE reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A WONDERFUL LIFE is currently running through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. The official press opening is tonight, October 14, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/11/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Aaron Carter Joins The Cast Of THE FANTASTICKSAaron Carter Joins The Cast Of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

Triple-Platinum Recording Artist Aaron Carter, who burst onto the pop music scene in the late nineties and quickly achieved worldwide superstardom and the adoration of millions of loyal fans, will join the cast of The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, on Monday, November 7, 2011. (more...)

Matt Leisy To Play 'Matt' In THE FANTASTICKS', Matt Dengler To Play 'Mute' Matt Leisy To Play 'Matt' In THE FANTASTICKS', Matt Dengler To Play 'Mute'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

Matt Leisy, who currently plays The Mute in the Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks, will take over the role of Matt on Monday, December 6, 2010. (more...)

Matt Scott Steps in for Josh Franklin in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFEMatt Scott Steps in for Josh Franklin in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway's Matt Scott, who was last seen by Goodspeed audiences in the 2013 production of SNAPSHOTS at The Norma Terris Theatre, will assume the role of 'Sam Wainwright' for the remainder of the run of A WONDERFUL LIFE at Goodspeed Opera House through December 6th. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 52nd Anniversary TomorrowTHE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 52nd Anniversary Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

On Thursday, May 3, 2012 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's romantic musical comedy The Fantasticks will celebrate its 52nd anniversary. The Fantasticks currently stars triple platinum recording artist Aaron Carter as Matt. Television and stage star John Davidson will join the cast as Henry on June 1. (more...)

The Fantasticks to Celebrate 51st Anniversary with Performance 19,019The Fantasticks to Celebrate 51st Anniversary with Performance 19,019
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

The world's longest-running musical is turning 51. On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's romantic musical comedy The Fantasticks will celebrate its 51st anniversary when it plays its 19,019th New York City performance. (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company Announces Cast of MIRETTEMainStreet Theatre Company Announces Cast of MIRETTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company is pleased to announce the cast for the Theatre for Young Audiences premiere of Mirette, with book Elizabeth Diggs, Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton  To 50th Anniversary Cast Today, 6/28THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton To 50th Anniversary Cast Today, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

John Davidson to Return to THE FANTASTICKS Cast, 7/30John Davidson to Return to THE FANTASTICKS Cast, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

John Davidson, the celebrated television, theater and film actor who starred as Matt in the 1964 Hallmark Hall of Fame version of THE FANTASTICKS and recently performed for a limited engagement in the Off-Broadway production as Henry, The Old Actor, will return to the cast on July 30 in that same role. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary CastTHE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

Broadway's Kenita Miller and More to Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, 7/23-27Broadway's Kenita Miller and More to Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Propaganda! The Musical a world premiere musical Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster. Nathan Brewer directs a cast of 10, including MaryJoanna Grisso (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Nick Mason, Kenita Miller* (Bway: Xanadu, The Color Purple), Kenny Morris* (Bway: Hairspray, Les Miserables), Benjiman Dallas Redding (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Shaun Repito (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Dale Sampson*, Beth Cheryl Tarnow*, and Jillian Wallach (Nat. Tour: Legally Blonde). Propaganda! The Musical is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Composer Harvey Schmidt Visits THE FANTASTICKSPhoto Flash: Composer Harvey Schmidt Visits THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Harvey Schmidt, the celebrated composer of The Fantasticks, visited the show for the first time in more than twenty years on Saturday, June 16, 2012. After the performance, Schmidt met with the cast including television veteran John Davidson and triple platinum recording artist Aaron Carter. Check out photos of Schmidt with the cast below! (more...)

Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

Tickets for MainStreet Theatre's 10th Season Go on Sale TodayTickets for MainStreet Theatre's 10th Season Go on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

To celebrate its 10th season, The award-winning MainStreet Theatre Company will be producing three unique productions that celebrate imagination, creativity and the art of performance. Each show in the 2015/2016 season will showcase this idea for a variety of age groups, and all are suitable for children and their families. The season includes two musicals (including a revised script making its Theatre for Young Audiences premiere), a California Premiere, and a collaboration with an award winning Los Angeles based Improv Company. (more...)

50 YEARS OF THE FANTASTICKS To Premiere On PBS 7/3050 YEARS OF THE FANTASTICKS To Premiere On PBS 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2010

'50 Years of The Fantasticks', a special episode of Theater Talk devoted to the world's longest-running musical, will premiere on PBS this Friday evening, July 30, 2010 at 12:30am. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 3, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 3, 2015
by - Jul 3, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - July 3, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - July 3, 2010
by - Jul 3, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Erik Altemus Cast in HBO Pilot The Miraculous YearTHE FANTASTICKS Erik Altemus Cast in HBO Pilot The Miraculous Year
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

Erik Altemus, currently appearing as Matt in the Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks, has been cast in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, written by John Logan (Red) and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). Altemus will play Brandon, a dancer. (more...)

Bradley Dean Joins THE FANTASTICKS 7/25Bradley Dean Joins THE FANTASTICKS 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011

Bradley Dean, who recently appeared as Carl-Magnus opposite Bernadette Peters in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, will begin performances as El Gallo, the charming and manipulative narrator in The Fantasticks, on Monday, July 25, 2011. Edward Watts, who currently plays the role, will give his final performance on July 24. (more...)

Broadway's Kenita Miller and More Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, Now thru 7/27Broadway's Kenita Miller and More Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Propaganda! The Musical a world premiere musical Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster. Nathan Brewer directs a cast of 10, including MaryJoanna Grisso (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Nick Mason, Kenita Miller* (Bway: Xanadu, The Color Purple), Kenny Morris* (Bway: Hairspray, Les Miserables), Benjiman Dallas Redding (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Shaun Repito (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Dale Sampson*, Beth Cheryl Tarnow*, and Jillian Wallach (Nat. Tour: Legally Blonde). Propaganda! The Musical is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Today, July 23 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

Tickets for MainStreet Theatre's 10th Season Go on Sale 7/9Tickets for MainStreet Theatre's 10th Season Go on Sale 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

To celebrate its 10th season, The award-winning MainStreet Theatre Company will be producing three unique productions that celebrate imagination, creativity and the art of performance. Each show in the 2015/2016 season will showcase this idea for a variety of age groups, and all are suitable for children and their families. The season includes two musicals (including a revised script making its Theatre for Young Audiences premiere), a California Premiere, and a collaboration with an award winning Los Angeles based Improv Company. (more...)

Bradley Dean Joins THE FANTASTICKS 7/25Bradley Dean Joins THE FANTASTICKS 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

Bradley Dean, who recently appeared as Carl-Magnus opposite Bernadette Peters in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, will begin performances as El Gallo, the charming and manipulative narrator in The Fantasticks, on Monday, July 25, 2011. Edward Watts, who currently plays the role, will give his final performance on July 24. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - July 1, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - July 1, 2010
by - Jul 1, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 24Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 24
by Audition Roundup - Jan 24, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 24, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski to Film Video in Support of Autism CharitiesCassandra Kubinski to Film Video in Support of Autism Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Producer Daniel Neiden and Living Lotus Project are teaming up with celebrated singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski to film her music video, 'Not So Different' (more...)

Dan Sharkey Joins THE FANTASTICKS, 2/28Dan Sharkey Joins THE FANTASTICKS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Dan Sharkey, whose Broadway credits include The Music Man and Show Boat, will join the cast of The Fantasticks as Hucklebee on February 28, 2011. He replaces Gene Jones, who played his final performance on February 20. (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski Releases 'Avalanche' Music Video; Concert Set for Tonight in NYCCassandra Kubinski Releases 'Avalanche' Music Video; Concert Set for Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski and Framerunner NYC have released the official music video for 'Avalanche,' the second single from Kubinski's album 'Just Being Myself.' Scroll down to watch the video! (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski Releases 'Avalanche' Music Video; Concert Set for 2/21 in NYCCassandra Kubinski Releases 'Avalanche' Music Video; Concert Set for 2/21 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski and Framerunner NYC have released the official music video for 'Avalanche,' the second single from Kubinski's album 'Just Being Myself.' Scroll down to watch the video! (more...)

Matt Leisy To Play 'Matt' In THE FANTASTICKS', Matt Dengler To Play 'Mute' 12/6Matt Leisy To Play 'Matt' In THE FANTASTICKS', Matt Dengler To Play 'Mute' 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2010

Matt Leisy, who currently plays The Mute in the Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks, will take over the role of Matt on Monday, December 6, 2010. (more...)

Congrats! Stage Vets Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Are Officially Getting HitchedCongrats! Stage Vets Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Are Officially Getting Hitched
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Patti Murin took to Twitter earlier today to confirm what observant BroadwayWorld readers might already know -- she's engaged to fellow Broadway star Colin Donnell! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 16, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 16, 2015
by - Dec 16, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Wesport Country Playhouse Hosts Symposium with Tom Jones, 8/15Wesport Country Playhouse Hosts Symposium with Tom Jones, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse present a Sunday Symposium with Tom Jones, book writer and lyricist of 'I Do! I Do!,' following the Sunday, August 15, 3 p.m. matinee performance of the joyful and touching musical spanning 50 years of marriage. Jones, along with music composer Harvey Schmidt, received an Obie Award and a Special Tony Award for 'The Fantasticks.' In 1999, their stars were added to the Off-Broadway Walk of Fame outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

Allenberry Playhouse to Present THE FANTASTICKS Next MonthAllenberry Playhouse to Present THE FANTASTICKS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Allenberry Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director Ryan Gibbs, is proud to present a new production of the world's longest-running musical, THE FANTASTICKS, a captivating romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall.  (more...)

Wesport Country Playhouse Hosts Symposium with Tom Jones, 8/15Wesport Country Playhouse Hosts Symposium with Tom Jones, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse present a Sunday Symposium with Tom Jones, book writer and lyricist of 'I Do! I Do!,' following the Sunday, August 15, 3 p.m. matinee performance of the joyful and touching musical spanning 50 years of marriage. Jones, along with music composer Harvey Schmidt, received an Obie Award and a Special Tony Award for 'The Fantasticks.' In 1999, their stars were added to the Off-Broadway Walk of Fame outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 1, 2015BWW's On This Day - August 1, 2015
by - Aug 1, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - August 1, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - August 1, 2010
by - Aug 1, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski to Launch New Video 'Not So Different' with Concert for Autism Awareness Month, 4/6Cassandra Kubinski to Launch New Video 'Not So Different' with Concert for Autism Awareness Month, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Cassandra Kubinski will launch her newest video 'Not So Different,' with a family friendly concert at St. John's Lutheran Church (81 Christopher St, NYC) on Sunday, April 6 at 6PM. Tickets are FREE but donations will be accepted for Autism related charities, this event's featured charity is Music For Autism (www.musicforautism.org). The evening will consist of a screening of 'Not So Different' and Q&A with the creators, followed by a short concert with singer/songwriter Cassandra Kibinski. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's MIRETTEPhoto Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's MIRETTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company presents the Theatre for Young Audiences premiere of Mirette, with book Elizabeth Diggs, music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. School performances begin today, April 18th, with the public opening on April 23rd. The show runs until May 8th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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