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

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BWW Review: DUMPSTER FLOWER entertains at Broom Street Theatre
by Scott Rawson - Apr 9, 2017

Madisons's Broom Street Theatre boasts being one of, if not THE eldest experimental theater in the country. At nearly 50 years old, it is a Madison Staple. Their latest show, Dumpster Flower exemplifies their long-term success. (more...)

TOSOS Presents a Reading of Kevin Brofsky's N'DOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

TOSOS ("The Other Side of Silence") is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. (more...)

'Listen' from DREAMGIRLS Original London Cast Recording Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A brand new song is now available from the Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Casting is today announced for Girl from the North Country which previews from Monday 10 July 2017 with a press night on Wednesday 26 July 2017. (more...)

The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre to Host Season 41 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

It's that time again! You're cordially invited to our Season 41 Launch Party at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center announcing our Fall/Winter Season! (more...)

BWW Feature: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 27, 2017

THREE TALL WOMEN at Players by the Sea, A NEW BRAIN at The 5 and Dime, STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Theatre Jax, MR. TOAD'S WILD EXPEDITION by Jason Woods, and DREAMGIRLS at the Alhambra! (more...)

BWW Review: Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Present a Supersized Production of THE WIZ
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 27, 2017

VSC's and NSU's Co-production of THE WIZ runs through April 30 at the Wells Theatre in Norfolk. (more...)

BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!
by Guest Blogger: Marissa Emerson - Apr 27, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25th the Greater Philadelphia Cappies released their list of Award Nominees for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Second Saturday Matinee for 2017-18 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

TheatreZone announces that, to meet increasing demand, it has added a second Saturday matinee to its 2017-18 shows schedule. These performances will take place on the first Saturday of each show's run, increasing total performances of a show from 11 to 12. (more...)

VIDEO: Cobie Smulders Talks 'High Brow' British Accent in Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Cobie Smulders stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY to talk about making her Broadway debut and speaking a fake British accent in Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret presents Billy Porter in BROADWAY AND SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

???????Bay Area Cabaret celebrates their season finale with Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter performing Broadway and Soul. Entertainment weekly says, 'Billy Porter is remarkable in a star-making turn." As the irrepressible Lola in the musical Kinky Boots, Billy made an indelible mark on Broadway when his electrifying performance earned him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic Circle Awards. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.  Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Full Bloom at Theatre Jacksonville
by Heather Vollman - Apr 23, 2017

If you are like me and were practically raised in Truvy's Beauty Parlor, when STEEL MAGNOLIAS hits the stage, you're in the front(ish) row, trying to get Shelby to drink her juice. If you're not like me, you might check it out because it has become a classic and you want to know why. Whichever your stance, you're in luck, because Theatre Jacksonville opened STEEL MAGNOLIAS Friday night, and it will play through May 7th. (more...)

Beth Malone, Lee Roy Reams, & More to Remember THE UNSINKABLE TAMMY GRIMES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A cast of award winning performers, friends and colleagues will gather to pay tribute to the life and career of Tony Award winning Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in The Ziegfeld Society's The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue, featuring reminiscences and musical numbers from Miss Grimes iconic Broadway musicals. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

The Old Globe Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday with Free Public Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The Old Globe invites friends, Romans, countrymen-all of San Diego, in fact-to celebrate our resident playwright William Shakespeare's 453rd birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! The celebration will feature live music from local artist DJ Redlite, backing up Sonnet Karaoke, led by illustrious M.F.A. Shakespeareans. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

National Geographic Announces New Scripted Development Projects from Renowned Storytellers
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The network reveals three new scripted development projects from some of the world's most renowned storytellers and announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of MARS. (more...)

Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Many More Shows Announced as Part of Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Thursday, 20th April Pleasance Theatre Trust announces 132 more shows on sale with an array of exciting newcomers and Festival favourites highlighting the pages of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme. (more...)

The Old Globe to Host Free HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SHAKESPEARE Event This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Old Globe invites friends, Romans, countrymen-all of San Diego, in fact-to celebrate resident playwright William Shakespeare's 453rd birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Sheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith in the UK Tour of Funny Girl from 8 - 13 May 2017 who reprises her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice. (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

MobileCause Launches Digital Marketing Services to Help Nonprofits Achieve Fundraising Goals Faster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Comedy Central Announces 2017-18 Development Slate Including 9 Pilot Orders
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Comedy Central today released its 2017-2018 development slate, including three series pick-ups and nine pilot orders. (more...)

The Hub Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Hub Theatre announced their 2017-18 season today. Featuring two World Premieres that resonate mightily in our current climate; and the return of their Inaugural production. Season 10 continues Hub's record of staging intricate, honest and magical plays. (more...)

BWW Review: Stars Shine for Lyrical Tribute to Music and Legacy of Pete Seeger at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 18, 2017

For one night, folk music legend Pete Seeger's legacy in song was celebrated by a diverse array of musical talent. The Kennedy Center Concert Hall stage held a who's who including multiple Grammy winners, living legends and up-and-coming artists performing in tribute to the singer and activist Pete Seeger. Hosted by Larry Groce of National Public Radio's MOUNTAIN STAGE, the long and satisfying evening was officially entitled PETE SEEGER AND THE POWER OF SONG: TRIBUTE TO A FOLK LEGEND. No frills, no fuss, just great music performed with the same simplicity and power Seeger was known for during his own long career. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ohlook Performing Arts Center presents 2nd Annual 24 Hour Musical SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Ohlook Performing Arts Center (OPAC), Grapevine, TX, is proud to announce that they will be producing their 2nd Annual 24 Hour Musical with the rock musical, Spring Awakening, April 21 - 23.  (more...)

Bed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Forged in the kiln of the civil rights movement and birthed in the midst of urban decay, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), founded in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Black community in the United States. With a deepened and renewed commitment to supporting revolutionary art makers and protecting sustainable art spaces, Restoration launches the dynamic 21st century creative complex: RestorationArt.   (more...)

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER—A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

New Village Arts and Intrepid Theatre Co-Produce BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

New Village Arts and Intrepid Theatre Company announce a co-production of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, the award-winning rock and roll musical, which will have a summertime run at both Intrepid's Horton Grand Theatre and NVA's mainstage in Carlsbad. (more...)

MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album Announces April 28th Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

The original cast album for Chip Deffaa's trailblazing gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's venerable 13th Street Theater, will be released April 28th.  The CD can be pre-ordered now from such sites as Amazon.com and CDBaby.com; digital downloads are available from iTunes, starting today.  (more...)

Michael Head Puts the Finishing Touches to New Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Though he is undoubtedly one of the UK's greatest living songwriters, Michael Head may not be a name that is immediately familiar, however his influence is extensive and his music, sublime.  (more...)

Summer Stages: Long Island Spring/Summer 2017 Preview
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 14, 2017

Spring is in the air and that means a hopping theatre scene is in full force on Long Island. For the past almost six years, I've truly enjoyed traveling the Island to tell you about the amazing shows and extraordinary talent that we have. (more...)

Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington's Chapter Five Set for Release by OA2 Records, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Since joining forces in 2008 as the Bicoastal Collective, trumpeter Paul Tynan and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington have recorded a series of outstanding albums ranging in instrumentation from tentet to quintet to sextet to a quintet featuring a Hammond B-3 organist. (more...)

ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced summer premiere dates for limited series “Somewhere Between,” drama series “Still Star-Crossed,” and documentary “The Story of Diana.” Summer Fun & Games Return with new alternative series “The Gong Show,” “Boy Band,” “Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME” and “Battle of the Network Stars.” (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sidney J. Burgoyne Performs at The Iridium
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 13, 2017

Sidney J. Burgoyne performed Just A Little Bit More at The Iridium (www.theiridium.com) on April 11. Just A Little Bit More is a musical marathon featuring Burgoyne with the words and music of Stephen Sondheim, Noel Coward, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, Ronald Harwood, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Billy Wilder, Arthur Schwartz and Dorothy Fields, as his co-stars. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Old Globe presents Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s Vibe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into the Upper East Side restaurant scene with great food, drink and entertainment. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company and Music2Life to Launch 'MUSIC FOR CHANGING TIMES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company, in association with Music2Life, presents a new weeklong series of events in Ventura, California, May 8 - 13, 2017, called MUSIC FOR CHANGING TIMES: LOOKING BACK/MOVING FORWARD. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following celebrated wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards this week: Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley (Effie White); and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard (Jimmy Early), Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to confirm that the highly anticipated Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway on Friday 12 May 2017 via Amazon, iTunes, and all usual channels.  (more...)

Broadway's Carmen Cusack Among Lineup for 'POWER OF SONG' Pete Seeger Tribute at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Kennedy Center now announces the addition of new artists in a one-night-only event that will celebrate the artistry and lasting influence of GRAMMY-winning American folk icon Pete Seeger. (more...)

Public Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Public booking for the highly acclaimed Wexford Festival Opera opens on Saturday, 15 April at 9.30 a.m.  Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival, once again nominated for 'Best Festival' in the forthcoming International Opera Awards, will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

Darius Campbell to join Sheridan Smith in FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Darius Campbell will play Nick Arnstein opposite Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice for performances at Edinburgh Playhouse (18 - 22 April) as part of the nationwide Funny Girl tour (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BLITHE SPIRIT, KISS ME KATE & More Set for Annapolis Shakespeare Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Founding Artistic Director Sally Boyett announced the Company's 2017-18 season! (more...)

The Old Globe Presents HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SHAKESPEARE! Free Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Old Globe would like to invite friends, Romans, countrymen-all of San Diego, in fact-to join us in celebrating our resident playwright William Shakespeare's birthday with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! on Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Globe's campus in Balboa Park. (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - Apr 10, 2017

The Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys have claimed their turf at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale through May 7 in a delightfully nostalgic production of "Grease." (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego Musical Theatre presents FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

You go on a blind date organized by your sister's husband or a work colleague, and you meet a complete stranger in a busy, inner-city cafe; What could possibly go wrong - apart from everything? Opposites attract in this uproarious romantic musical comedy about the chances we take to find love. When blind date newbie Aaron meets serial dater Casey, a first date turns into a hilarious high stakes dinner. In an unexpected twist, Aaron and Casey's inner critics' transform restaurant patrons into scheming exes, overbearing parents, and supportive best friends who sing and dance them through their date. Will Aaron and Casey be able to turn this disastrous date around before the check arrives? (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY
by Carol Kassie - Apr 10, 2017

Stage Door Theatre will present the darkly comedic musical, No Way to Treat a Lady beginning April 14th.  The production will run through May 28th in the popular Margate venue's Theatre 2. (more...)

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