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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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With a tuneful Broadway score by the Tony-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephennbsp; Flaherty, and a snappy book by Joseph Dougherty, ?My Favorite Year? is a classic musical comedy with a heart of gold.brbrIt?s 1954, and Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV?s King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he's doing a livenbsp; guest appearance on the show. The effort to keep the reckless Swann off the booze and out of the papers during the rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink. But when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, Benjy begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. In addition to Benjy Stone and Alan Swann, the show is filled with juicy roles for comic actors, from the overbearing Belle Carroca, (played in both the original film and in the Lincoln Center production by Lainie Kazan) to the acerbic comedy writer Alice Miller, the role which garnered Andrea Martin a Tony Award. p/ppFor complete information on this and other Ahrens and Flaherty shows, as well as linksnbsp;to purchase CDs, vocal selections and other publications, please go tonbsp;a href="http://www.ahrensandflaherty.com/"www.AhrensandFlaherty.com/au. /ustrong /strong/p

WAKE UP with BWW 9/18/2015 - MOONSHINE, CLEVER LITTLE LIES, A WONDERFUL LIFE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/18/2015 - MOONSHINE, CLEVER LITTLE LIES, A WONDERFUL LIFE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: MOONSHINE and A WONDERFUL LIFE kick off regional runs, CLEVER LITTLE LIES starts off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Hunter Parrish, Montego Glover & More Set for MasterVoices' PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at New York City CenterHunter Parrish, Montego Glover & More Set for MasterVoices' PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

MasterVoices kicks off the 2015-2016 season with The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Dutyon October 15-16, 2015 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. Following the success of our 2012 Mikado at Carnegie Hall, MasterVoices' semi-staged presentation of The Pirates of Penzance will feature a cast of stars from the Broadway and opera worlds, along with Orchestra of St. Luke's performing Arthur Sullivan's original orchestrations under the direction of Artistic Director Ted Sperling. Single tickets are $30-$130 and are available at NYCityCenter.org.For more information visit: www.mastervoices.org/city-center-series. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeGattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

PHOTO: Tony Nominee Kevin Chamberlin Stops by ABC's MODERN FAMILYPHOTO: Tony Nominee Kevin Chamberlin Stops by ABC's MODERN FAMILY
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Three time Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin guest starred on last night's episode of ABC's MODERN FAMILY. (more...)

Phillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala TonightPhillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

MasterVoices will hold its Fall Gala and Concert, featuring the THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY at Le Parker Meridian and the New York City Center tonight, October 15, 2015. (more...)

Phillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala, Featuring PIRATES OF PENZANCEPhillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala, Featuring PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

MasterVoices will hold its Fall Gala and Concert, featuring the THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY at Le Parker Meridian and the New York City Center on October 15, 2015. (more...)

Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater WeekendAndrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will feature two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winner Andrea Martin (slated for Broadway's upcoming produection of NOISES OFF) and Emmy nominee and theatre multihyphenate Seth Rudetsky, in performance and signing copies of their latest publications: ANDREA MARTIN'S LADY PARTS, a memoir by Ms. Martin, and THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK, Mr. Rudetsky's latest young adult novel. (more...)

Take Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This SpringTake Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Duck and cover, make it to high ground, stop, drop and roll, batten down the hatches -- prepare to weather the storm! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical DISASTER! will begin performances on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/25/15- Kevin ChamberlinSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/25/15- Kevin Chamberlin
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2015

Happy Birthday, Kevin Chamberlin! Chamberlin has been nominated for Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Dirty Blonde (as Charlie), Seussical (as Horton), and The Addams Family (as Uncle Fester). AdditionalBroadway theatre credits include My Favorite Year, Triumph of Love, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Chicago, and The Ritz. (more...)

Top 40 Obscure Musicals of All Time- BWW Readers Weigh In!Top 40 Obscure Musicals of All Time- BWW Readers Weigh In!
by Sally Henry - Nov 25, 2015

For our most recent BroadwayWorld Reader Question, we asked everyone to name their favorite forgotten or obscure musicals, because I think we all need an avenue through which to express our true love for our favorite musical- and find the others out there who share our obsession. (more...)

Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Guest on ABC's MODERN FAMILY, 12/9Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Guest on ABC's MODERN FAMILY, 12/9
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Tony Award winning actress Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, PIPPIN) will guest star as 'Fig' in the December 9th (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET) episode of ABC's MODERN FAMILY titled "White Christmas". (more...)

ANNIE HALL Tops WGA's 101 Funniest Screenplays; Full List Revealed!ANNIE HALL Tops WGA's 101 Funniest Screenplays; Full List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight released the list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays. (more...)

On Site Opera Launches 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 6/13On Site Opera Launches 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. (more...)

BPA Theatre School to Stage SEUSSICAL JR., 7/30-8/1BPA Theatre School to Stage SEUSSICAL JR., 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Join us July 30 - August 1 for the hit show SEUSSICAL JR., where Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in this fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, and Ragtime). (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) on New York City's Upper East Side. Conducted by the company's newly appointed Music Director,Geoffrey McDonald and directed by OSO's Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the production will be updated to the early decades of the twentieth century (when the Fabbri Mansion was built) and staged in themansion's outdoor courtyard and library. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley RepSamantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that award-winning British actress Samantha Barks will star in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next WeekA LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The award-winning musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, based on the short story "A Letter to Harvey Milk" by Leslea Newman,  will enjoy an invite-only industry reading in New York City on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Times Square's Playroom Theatre. A Letter to Harvey Milk, has a book by Jerry James, Cheryl Stern and Laura I. Kramer, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz with additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern, and music by Laura I. Kramer, it has been musical directed, arranged and orchestrated by Ned Paul Ginsburg, and the reading will be directed by Evan Pappas (Performer: Parade, My Favorite Year). (more...)

Neglected Musicals to Stage DEAR WORLD at Hayes Theatre CoNeglected Musicals to Stage DEAR WORLD at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Neglected Musicals will present DEAR WORLD, at Hayes Theatre Co on Monday, 3 August.  Directed by Nicholas Hammond, the 1969 Broadway Musical, DEAR WORLD is a clash of good and evil where the forces of idealism, love and poetry win over those of greed, materialism and science. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Ramin Karimloo Star in Reading of ANASTASIA Musical in NYCElena Shaddow and Ramin Karimloo Star in Reading of ANASTASIA Musical in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

A staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- was held New York City last week on June 12. The New York Post writes that THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Elena Shaddow played the leading role of 'Anna' in the workshop, opposite LES MISERABLES' Ramin Karimloo as 'Dimitri', her love interest. (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's Hartford-Bound ANASTASIA Musical Gets NYC Staged Reading TodayMcNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's Hartford-Bound ANASTASIA Musical Gets NYC Staged Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

A staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held in New York City today, June 12, 2015. (more...)

Amiee Turner and Chris Swan to Star in OSTC's GYPSY This SummerAmiee Turner and Chris Swan to Star in OSTC's GYPSY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who made her Ocean State Theatre debut as the lone female writer, Carol Wyman, in last season's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and audience favorite Christopher Swan, who received rave reviews for his portrayal as the King in OSTC's Inaugural production of The King and I, will be starring opposite one another as Rose and Herbie in OSTC's upcoming summer production of the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. (more...)

Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to StarJoseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey (May 25-June 2, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

BPA Theatre School to Stage SEUSSICAL JR., 7/30-8/1BPA Theatre School to Stage SEUSSICAL JR., 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Join us July 30 - August 1 for the hit show SEUSSICAL JR., where Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in this fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, and Ragtime). (more...)

Opera North's WEST SIDE STORY Begins TonightOpera North's WEST SIDE STORY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

OPERA NORTH, located in Lebanon NH, is one of the leading summer music festivals in New England (Evans Haile, General Director), celebrating its 33rd season. The company announces the principal cast and creative for West Side Story, with performances from tonight, July 31-August 13. (more...)

BPA Theatre School Stages SEUSSICAL JR. This WeekendBPA Theatre School Stages SEUSSICAL JR. This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Join us today, July 30 - August 1 for the hit show SEUSSICAL JR., where Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in this fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, and Ragtime). (more...)

Tony Winner Michael McGrath Joins Cast of  Roundabout's Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES METony Winner Michael McGrath Joins Cast of Roundabout's Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Michael McGrath (Sipos) will join previously announced stars, Laura Benanti (Amalia), Josh Radnor (Georg), Rene? Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season. (more...)

Opera North Announces Cast of WEST SIDE STORY, 7/31-8/13Opera North Announces Cast of WEST SIDE STORY, 7/31-8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

OPERA NORTH, located in Lebanon NH, is one of the leading summer music festivals in New England (Evans Haile, General Director), celebrating its 33rd season. The company announces the principal cast and creative for West Side Story, with performances from July 31-August 13. (more...)

Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will enliven the New Year by bringing back two leading actresses from its recent acclaimed production of the musical The Boy From Oz in a new show entitled Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli - Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert - a Tribute, featuring Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli), with music direction and orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (co-producer).  This loving musical tribute recalls the historic concert by these two famous performers at the London Palladium, just as Liza's singing career was beginning to take off. The Boy from Oz veterans Cameron Turner (choreography) and John Nasca (costume design) will round out the creative team for this dynamic new show. (more...)

BWW Interview - Andrea Martin Talks NOISES OFF, 'BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING' & MoreBWW Interview - Andrea Martin Talks NOISES OFF, 'BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING' & More
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 28, 2016

Today the Tony Award winner speaks exclusively with BWW about starring in this high-energy comedic romp and reveals, 'I didn't quite know what I was getting myself into!' (more...)

OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in last summer's production of Gypsy, will take the stage in her very own concert, "Once in Love, with Amiee: Puppy Love, Heartbreak and Ever After," on Sunday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)


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John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/15/2016 - 'HORRORS' in Cleveland, ONCE Hits the Road!WAKE UP with BWW 1/15/2016 - 'HORRORS' in Cleveland, ONCE Hits the Road!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 15, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A star-filled LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS opens tonight in Cleveland, and ONCE hits the road again! (more...)

JUST IN: Tim Curry Joins Cast of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!JUST IN: Tim Curry Joins Cast of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Tim Curry, the Emmy Award-winning actor, Tony Award nominee and creator of the original “Dr. Frank-N-Furter,” will return to the iconic, pop culture phenomenon as the Criminologist Narrator of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

SEUSSICAL Opens 1/30 at Gallery PlayersSEUSSICAL Opens 1/30 at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Gallery Players continues its 49th season with the Seussical, the fantastic family musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.  Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On The Island and Ragtime)  have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite characters, with a rich and dazzling score to create an almost entirely sung-through show that transforms the theatre into the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, the invisible world of the Whos, and beyond.  Seussical will be helmed by Barrie Gelles, with musical direction by Trevor M. Pierce.  Opening night will be January 30th at 7:30PM.          (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Mel Brooks Set for Q&A Following BLAZING SADDLES Screening at TOCAPMel Brooks Set for Q&A Following BLAZING SADDLES Screening at TOCAP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his career and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie BLAZING SADDLES at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Saturday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm. BLAZING SADDLES, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Brooks (more...)

CHESTER BAILEY World Premiere Set for A.C.T. This Spring; Tickets on Sale!CHESTER BAILEY World Premiere Set for A.C.T. This Spring; Tickets on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: Good Night, and Good Luck, Lincoln, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), returns to A.C.T. for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY (May 25-June 12, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 31, 2015

As a new year begins, Connecticut's professional theater scene offers many exciting viewing opportunities including premieres of new shows as well as some old some old favorites. What shows am I most looking forward to? Here are some tops picks for 2016: (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Welcome Mel Brooks for Onstage ConversationThe Kennedy Center to Welcome Mel Brooks for Onstage Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents a hilarious conversation with 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree Mel Brooks, where the beloved comedian will be live on stage to share behind-the-scenes stories from his legendary career and life, after a screening of his groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on a big screen followed by a live conversation and audience-led Q&A with Brooks on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Tickets start at $65 and go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and to the general public on Friday, December 18, 2015. This special presentation is part of Capital One's sponsorship of Comedy at the Kennedy Center. A full schedule of events is available here. (more...)

Mel Brooks to Bring Story Behind BLAZING SADDLES to Thousand Oaks This SpringMel Brooks to Bring Story Behind BLAZING SADDLES to Thousand Oaks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, March 19 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Present MEL BROOKS...BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN! This MarchSegerstrom Center to Present MEL BROOKS...BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN! This March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater WeekendAndrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will feature two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winner Andrea Martin (slated for Broadway's upcoming produection of NOISES OFF) and Emmy nominee and theatre multihyphenate Seth Rudetsky, in performance and signing copies of their latest publications: ANDREA MARTIN'S LADY PARTS, a memoir by Ms. Martin, and THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK, Mr. Rudetsky's latest young adult novel. (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...)

Opera North Announces Cast of WEST SIDE STORY, 7/31-8/13Opera North Announces Cast of WEST SIDE STORY, 7/31-8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

OPERA NORTH, located in Lebanon NH, is one of the leading summer music festivals in New England (Evans Haile, General Director), celebrating its 33rd season. The company announces the principal cast and creative for West Side Story, with performances from July 31-August 13. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/10/2015 - CYMBELINE in the Park, OKLAHOMA! at The Muny and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/10/2015 - CYMBELINE in the Park, OKLAHOMA! at The Muny and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 10, 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: CYMBELINE takes the stage in Central Park, OKLAHOMA! dances into The Muny and more! (more...)

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