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

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Lyric Stage Continues 24th Season with OF THEE I SING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Lyric Stage continues its 24th season with George and Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's Pulitzer Prize winning political satire musical OF THEE I SING in concert November 3-6, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hudson Theatre Guild Presents GOING… GOING… GONE! by Ken Levine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Andrew Barnicle directs the world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! for an Oct. 1 opening at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

BURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Announces Casting for New Musical Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre has announced the casting for its three semi-staged readings: Whatsonstage Award nominee Beverley Klein (Platonov, Ivanov, National Theatre; Candide; ENO), Ian Reddington (EastEnders; Coronation Street), Gerard McCarthy (Beautiful Thing; Hollyoaks), Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Shafetsbury Theatre; Legally Blonde, Kilworth House) and Union J's Jaymi Hensley are all taking part in the season at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Photo Flash: STRICTLY Stars At West End Premiere of THE LAST TANGO
by Marianka Swain - Sep 29, 2016

The Strictly Come Dancing stars were out in force for the West End opening of Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace's stage show The Last Tango at Phoenix Theatre. Former judge Arlene Phillips, current competitor Laura Whitmore, pro dancers Giovanni Pernice, Neil Jones, Katya Jones and Chloe Hewitt, It Takes Two commentator Karen Hardy, and former competitors Ali Bastian and Jimi Mistry, the latter now married to Cacace, all attended the show, which blends Argentine tango with ballroom and Latin styles. (more...)

BWW Review: Still 'Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,' Lynn Henderson Celebrates Life in T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! at Don't Tell Mama
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 29, 2016

Lynn Henderson delighted a small but enthusiastic audience at Don't Tell Mama in the final performance of her new show, T'AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! With musical director Douglas J. Cohen, a multi-award winning songwriter (including a Drama Desk Award nomination and the Noel Coward Prize), and bass player Bob Sabin (himself the winner of numerous jazz awards, who sits on the music faculty both at the prestigious Hunter College High School and NYU), the veteran big band, choral, and lounge singer combined material from her 2014 CD, If We Only Have Love, with classics from the Great American Songbook (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, among others). Ably directed by 10-time MAC Award winner Barry Kleinbort, the show also included more contemporary material by Billy Joel, Jerry Herman, and Randy Newman. (more...)

HAMILTON Tony Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. to Release SIMPLY CHRISTMAS Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will follow up his hugely successful self-titled jazz debut with a stunning album of newly reinterpreted holiday classics entitled Simply Christmas, to be released November 11, 2016 on S-Curve Records. (more...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Breaking News: Kevin Kline Will Return to Broadway Next Year in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Back in February, BroadwayWorld reported that stage and screen star Kevin Kline would star in The Acting Company's reading presentation of Noel Coward's charming comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER. Now he's taking the show to Broadway, according to the New York Times.   (more...)

Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) Announce Results of Their Award-winning Prepaid Solutions for Events and Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016


Le French Book Announces Presales of RED-HANDED IN ROMANEE-CONTI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Le French Book, a publisher dedicated to hand-picking and translating mysteries and thrillers from France, is preparing another fun read that combines food, wine, and travel guide into an enjoyable mystery set in French wine country. RED-HANDED IN ROMANEE-CONTI is part of the entertaining Winemaker Detective series that appeals to readers who like mysteries with foreign settings, culinary flairs and historical facts. This popular, on-going series has been qualified as 'addictive, delicious and decadent,' and each book can be read as a standalone. the new title is now available for pre-orders. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

In what became one of America's most infamous murder cases, Erik and Lyle Menendez fatally shot their parents in 1989, and the ensuing trial would dominate the headlines and captivate the nation for years to come. In the two-hour SNAPPED: NOTORIOUS - THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS premiering Sunday, October 2nd (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness). The play, Mosaic's second DC premiere this season, is a rousing story about young women coming of age in a time when issues of acceptance, mentorship, and materialism challenge the dreams and ambitious of so many teens. It is the first of three plays in Mosaic's 2016-17 season to highlight issues affecting young urban teens and millennials, to be followed by the DC premiere of Philip Dawkins' intergenerational LGBTQ comedy Charm, and the world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


Samuel French Announces Representation for Rights of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

 Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their representation for performance rights of Shakespeare in Love, The Play adapted by Tony® Award winning playwright Lee Hall from the Academy Award winning film by Tony and Academy Award winning playwright Tom Stoppard and Academy Award winning screenwriter Marc Norman. Originally presented on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions, critics described the play as 'a stirring love story ...funny and genuinely moving. A joyous celebration of theatre' (Daily Telegraph); 'an absolute joy from beginning to end' (Daily Express); 'deliciously funny' (The Independent); and 'an ebullient crowd-pleaser' (The New York Times). (more...)

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to Star in CINDERELLA at The Bristol Hippodrome - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

With Autumn now upon us and Christmas fast approaching, The Bristol Hippodrome is delighted to confirm the full casting for this year's magical family pantomime Cinderella starring  national icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as the Fairy Godparents as previously announced. (more...)

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents HAY FEVER at Ten Chimneys this October 17th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hailed as one of Noel Coward's comic masterpieces, Hay Fever - written in three days after Coward and his best pals Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne spent a weekend with the infamous stage legend Laurette Taylor and her husband, the equally infamous playwright J. Hartley Manners - was one of Coward's first successful plays and is still staged often around the world. Hay Fever is set in the English country house of the eccentric Bliss family: Judith, a retired stage actress; David, an egotistical novelist; and their two unequivocally unique children Simon and Sorel. Each family member, unbeknownst to the others, has invited a guest for the weekend. Chaos ensues as the guests arrive, take in the unconventional ways of their hosts, and plan their escape. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End DREAMGIRLS Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls has preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. On Monday October 3rd, Sonia Friedman Productions were delighted to assemble the full company for the first day of rehearsals. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Education Programme
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Disney's new musical, Aladdin, which opened to critical acclaim in June 2016, has announced a new education programme. This consists of curriculum-linked education resources for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils, workshops for pupils aged 7+ and a series of behind the scenes videos which include interviews with the multi award-winning creative team. (more...)

Pianist and Music Director Chrisopher Howatt Steps Out From Behind the Keyboard in HEAR MY SONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

For more than thirty years, Christopher Howatt could be seen on cabaret and theatrical stages behind the piano, serving as music director for the shows, "Dangerous Duets," the vocal group Boulevard East and for performers such as Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce, Rita Moreno, Al Tulane, John Tartaglia, Howard McGillin, Marlo Thomas and others.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Winter Park Playhouse's Roy Alan Talks Bringing Musical Theatre To Florida
by Molly Tracy - Oct 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld sat down with Broadway Veteran Roy Alan, owner of the Winter Park Playhouse in Winter Park, Florida. Find out what happens when a Broadway Vet comes and owns one of the only musical theatres in Florida! (more...)

BWW Review: THRENODY Cuts to the Quick in New Australian Work at Old Fitz Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Oct 4, 2016

It's the oldest story in the book. Girl trapped inside all her life seeks freedom, and upon finding it discovers a world full of danger, depravity and disaster whereupon she questions the worth and purpose of her very existence as narrated by a quintet of pithy, verbose vixens. (more...)

BWW Review: Banks Brothers Let It Rip in THE COUSIN CLEOTHA WAR
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Oct 3, 2016

Hide your children; it's going to be a bumpy night. (more...)

David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PRODUCERS Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 3, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks andThomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

SHAMELESS star Emmy Rossum will make her directorial debut in the momentous fourth episode of the seventh season this Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Monty Python's SPAMALOT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Join the The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre for Monty Python's Spamalot, running until November 5th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Howard Brenton On MAGNIFICENCE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 20, 2016

Renowned playwright Howard Brenton's work ranges from The Romans in Britain and Pravda to 55 Days and Drawing the Line. Now, his eerily resonant 1973 play Magnificence - featuring idealistic squatters, police brutality, slippery politicians and radicalisation - is being revived at Finborough Theatre, previewing from 25 October. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Mirror Visions Ensemble to Present WHEN ICICLES HANG BY THE WALL at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

On Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m., Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) presents its winter-inspired program When Icicles Hang by the Wall at the Loreto Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, as part of the ensemble's 25th anniversary season. The concert features soprano Vira Slywotzky, tenor Scott Murphree, and baritone Mischa Bouvier, together with pianist Grant Wenaus.   (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Presents Holiday Musical THE FIRST NOEL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Ensemble Theatre leaps further into its 40th anniversary season celebration with the regional premiere holiday musical, The First Noel, Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb, Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris, and Musical Direction by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde. (more...)

Broadway Performers Experiment on FRANKENSTEIN This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Smith Street Stage, the NYIT Award-Winning theatre company, is presenting The Frankenstein Project, an evening of experimental, collaborative, and original adaptations of Mary Shelley's classic novel. A group of actors, directors, and designers will use segments of the Frankenstein story as inspiration in initiating an original, short piece of theater. These individual pieces will be brought together by Smith Street Stage to render a new creation, our own Frankenstein's monster, in the form of a daring and artist-driven reinterpretation of the classic horror tale. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of HALF A SIXPENCE Surprises Sir Cameron Mackintosh on Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Sir Cameron Mackintosh's 70th birthday began with a 'Flash Bang Wallop' as the cast of HALF A SIXPENCE surprised him with an impromptu performance as he inspected works at the Noel Coward Theatre, ahead of their first performance later this month. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Foxwood Theatre to Present The Twinkles' 2 MEN AND A PIANO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Godfrey Johnson returns to The Foxwood Theatre on 5 and 6 November. This time he is joined by pianist extraordinaire, Nicholas McDiarmid. Together they form the hilarious duet playing/ singing duo, 'The Twinkles'.  (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Produces A MARVELOUS PARTY: THE NOEL COWARD CELEBRATION Just In Time For The Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse pays tribute to the masterful wit and ravishing melody of the incomparable Noel Coward in A Marvelous Party : The Noel Coward Celebration November 11 - December 11.    (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to release more tickets for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  With the first few weeks selling out fast, the new booking period will extend performances at the Savoy Theatre until 6 May 2017. These tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 14 October 2016. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Announces Their NEW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

San Francisco's leading musical theatre company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas as the 42nd Street Moon's new Executive Directors. Daren and Daniel will assume the leadership of all artistic and administrative operations of 42nd Street Moon as the company continues to enrich and embolden its mission as it continues to strengthen its position as a leader in the Bay Area performing arts community. (more...)

Nonpartisan guide helps voters decipher California's most complex election in decades amidst spike in voter registrations, election spending
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


The Catastrophic Theatre to Stage SONG ABOUT HIMSELF by Mickle Maher
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Catastrophic Theatre presents Song About Himself by Mickle Maher, Friday, November 11th - Saturday, December 3, 2016, playing Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Mary Testa, Ali Stroker, and More Join 35MM Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Prospect Theater Company continues its 2016 IGNITE Series on Saturday, November 5th at 8pm, with a concert of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition. (more...)

FULL CITY+ Announces Run at Manhattanville Coffee
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

An immersive, intimate theatrical comedy opens in Harlem this Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Full City+, a site-specific experiential show, will take over Manhattanville Coffee for six, consecutive Fridays. Spectators become patrons in a coffee shop populated by an eclectic staff, first dates, long-distance meltdowns, and the next great American something. The show was conceived, written, and directed by Keith R. Huff and Joe Salvatore, and features actors Marissa Feinberg, Sarah Misch, John Noel, Andy Wagner, and Karl O'Brian Williams. (more...)

Psychemagik Announces Release of RITUAL CHANTS 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ritual Chants' is a stellar earthbound and outer space odyssey spanning 3 discs, respectfully embellishing Psychemagik's taste and passion for the wonderful, the sublime and very often unusual.  (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful ILIAD at Taffety Punk
by Roger Catlin - Oct 10, 2016

By now the world is used to inhumane aberrations like ten-year wars. But back when Homer wrote his epic poem, it was still something to rage about, as he did about the siege of Troy by the Greeks in the Trojan War. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Religious tolerance gets an intra-ethnic twist in the Bergen County Players production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo." Written by playwright Alfred Uhry, of "Driving Miss Daisy" fame, Ballyhoo won the 1997 Tony Award for best play. This production, directed by Carol Fisher, starts its run on Saturday, October 22, ending on Saturday, November 12. Curtain goes up for Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. It will be presented at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

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