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When 52 Sisters die, accidentally poisoned by the cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, the remaining nuns of The Little Sisters of Hoboken put on an outrageous variety show to raise money for the funerals. Featuring talents from their pre-convent lives, a circus performer nun, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn, a wannabe ballerina nun and a nun with amnesia sing, tap dance and entertain their way through an incredible show. With an audience quiz and lots of fun surprises, youíve never seen nuns crack wise like this. A totally outrageous show ďwith a hysterical anything-goes sense of fun,Ē says the New York Times. An international phenomenon with over 5,000 productions worldwide, Nunsense is a hilarious must-see for everyone.


Photo Flash: City Theatre Austin presents NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Nunsense. Get thee to a nunnery with the hit musical comedy filled with so much sisterly love and good cheer that it has audiences for over thirty years rolling in the aisles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2017

Today's subjects, Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson, are currently living their theatre lives in tech for Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre. Thomas is playing the high priest Caiaphas and Sheri, in a brilliant turn of non-traditional casting, will be playing King Herod. The production runs from May 9th to July 2nd. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

BWW Review: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? Mines Humor, Heartbreak at St. Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - May 30, 2017

When the tunes are this infectious and the cast this endearing, little things like plot and characterization are secondary concerns. (more...)

SWING! Opens at the Gateway 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

SWING!, the 2000 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical, opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 7 and runs through June 24. Tickets start at $59. Preview Performances on June 7th & 8th start at $39. For tickets, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at https://TheGateway.org. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

SCERA Shell's HAIRSPRAY is First Musical of Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The first emotion audiences will see in the award-winning musical "Hairspray" at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre is unabashed joy. Lovable plus size teen Tracy Turnblad begins the show with an enthusiastic love song to Baltimore as she dances and sings while wearing the signature mile-high bouffant hairdo sported by teen girls everywhere in 1962 America. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.  (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

NUNSENSE Comes to Priscilla Beach Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Demand for tickets to Priscilla Beach Theatre's production of Nunsense has resulted in two additional performances being added to the run, Wednesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017¬ÖIt's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

BWW Reviews: NUNSENSE Irreverently entertains at The City Theatre in Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - May 17, 2017

The somewhat obscure 1985 musical Nunsense, is now playing at The City Theatre on the east side of Austin. Holding the title of the second longest-running Off-Broadway show in history, Nunsense will delight all audiences, but has the best entertainment value for the catholic-lite audience. Taking place in Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium in New Jersey, the Little Sisters of Hoboken were once a missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France. After their mission went sour, they travel back to their convent in Hoboken, looking for a fresh start. The children of God then discover Sister Julia has accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents with a bad batch of the french soup vichyssoise. The nuns then raise enough money to bury all the late sisters through selling, what would be assumed, religiously quipped greeting cards. However, Mother Superior used part of their earnings to purchase a big screen television. Leaving her compatriots with four of the fifty-two sisters frosting in their freezer, until they can find the money to properly bury them. This premise causes the ladies to host a variety show in Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium to raise the money to put their frozen friends to rest. The five remaining collection of sisters have individual character traits as defining as the saints of the Bible. Loaded with audience participation, tap numbers and nuns with an odd perspective of their religious values, Nunsense is an entertaining vaudevillian-style musical with songs large and small. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

2017 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fox Theatre have announced the nominees for the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison Star in FINAL, FINAL FAREWELL TOUR OF DICK AND DELORES DELRUBIO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Palmer Productions and The Most Innocently Inappropriate Couple That Never Was Presents the new world-renowned musical, 'The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick & Delores DelRubio,' starring Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison. (more...)

THE FINAL, FINAL FAREWELL TOUR OF DICK & DELORES DELRUBIO to Hit 17 Cities
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Palmer Productions and The Most Innocently Inappropriate Couple That Never Was Presents the new world-renowned musical, 'The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick & Delores DelRubio,' starring Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison. (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Heavenly Hit Musical Comedy NUNSENSE Comes to Austin
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The early summer forecast for City Theatre calls for giggles, guffaws, chortles, and good old fashioned belly laughs...and it's all thanks to the famed Little Sisters of Hoboken. (more...)

BWW Interview: Twenty-six Roles and Counting: Charis Leos at Maine State Music Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 9, 2017

'I love it here! This Always, Patsy Cline will be the twenty-sixth production I've appeared in with MSMT, and by the end of this summer, the number will be twenty-nine.' Actress Charis Leos - a huge favorite with Maine audiences and critics alike - is reflecting on her long association with the Brunswick theatre and what the future holds for her here and in the other numerous regional theatres where she lights up the stage with her vibrant, inimitable gifts as a musical theatre performer. (more...)

A Conversation with Cathy Burns of the Lyric Theatre Singers
by Noelle Hannibal - Jun 9, 2017

Cathy Burns was born and raised in Dorval, a suburb just outside Montreal, the fifth of seven children. She attended John XXIII High School in Dorval, which was known for it's excellent Drama Department. All of her siblings went through the John VIII Drama Department and excelled, most receiving special recognition, 'a Burns tradition.' (more...)

BWW Interview: The Yodel, the Cry, the Catch, the Growl - Christine Mild Brings Patsy Cline to Life
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 6, 2017

'It's all in the way she placed her voice. I like to call it the Kermit the Frog place - the soft palate at the back of the throat, and that's what activates the yodel, the catch, the cry, the growl which are the iconic hallmarks of her singing. Patsy Cline wasn't really a technical singer; this all just came naturally to her, but for me as an actress and technical singer who has to do the show eight times a week, I have to make sure I am singing in a healthy, safe way and understand how to make that happen. So if I place the voice right - if I place it in the 'Patsy place'- it all happens without trying.' (more...)

VICKI LAWRENCE AND MAMA: A TWO WOMAN SHOW Performs at The Orleans Showroom 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Multi-talented performer Vicki Lawrence will bring a two-act comedy featuring her beloved character "Mama" to The Orleans Showroom on Friday, July 21. (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 23, 2017

Can a disco diva save a convent choir from the pits? Put on your dancing shoes and boogie like you've never boogied in church at The Belmont's SISTER ACT. (more...)

TheatreWorks Florida Announces Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce their inaugural 3-show season at their new theatre venue, Davenport Community Campus - TheatreWorks Florida Theatre! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk County and all of Central FL. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Broadway Actress Terri White Continues Fight Against Rare Blood Disease
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, friends of actress Terri White have set up a GoFundMe page to help offset medical costs for a rare blood disease that she is fighting. (more...)

ABET to Present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

ABET to present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, starring ANNE KRAFT by JOAN DIDION, based on her memoir on JULY 8 at 8pm and 9 at 2pm. (more...)

The Little Sisters of Hoboken Return to Bedford in NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Bedford County Players continue their 2017 season with the 'habit-forming' off-Broadway musical hit Nunsence: The Mega-Musical! (more...)

St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The First Annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards winners were announced Sunday, May 28 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Austin (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Celebrates Sinfully Funny Launch
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical sensation, Nunsense, premiered the sinfully funny pilot episode of 'Nunsense: The TV Series' online, today, April 25, 2017. The new series, which features stars of stage and screen, is now available at www.Nunsensetv.com. The pilot was shot at a former monastery in Union City, New Jersey. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the premiere below! (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Presents a Fabulous Production of NEXT TO NORMAL in its New Venue
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 25, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (now resident in the Indio Performing Arts Center) production of the musical tearjerker NEXT TO NORMAL is a must-see. The uniformly superb cast performs their roles with spirit and empathy, and they all display lovely singing voices. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 25th, 2017 - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Outer Critics Circle Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, starring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins, opens tonight on Broadway, and Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski announce the 2017 Outer Critics Circle nominees this morning! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
by - Apr 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NUNSENSE, OPPA!'s First-Ever Community Theatre Show in Layton
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

OPPA! in Layton, Utah opens its doors with its very first community theatre production, Nunsense! Nunsense is truly HABIT forming at OPPA! where they bring to life a show about 5 nuns doing anything they can to raise the money to bury their dead nun sisters! The show is full of amazing talent, brilliant choreography, and fun for the whole family! Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Second Street Players' NUNSENSE: A-MEN!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Second Street Players present Nunsense: A-Men! By Dan Goggin May 5th, 6th, 7th 12th, 13th, 14th. Fridayand Saturday curtain is at 8pm and Sunday curtain is 3pm. All performances will be held at The Riverfront Theater. 2 South Walnut Street, Milford De, 19963. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in their habits! (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sam Bass Theatre to present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR SPEECH AND DEBATE THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 17th, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY Starts the Clock and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Despite Andy Karl's weekend injury, GROUNDHOG DAY officially starts the clock on Broadway tonight! (more...)

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