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Green Grow the Lilacs. Play by Lynn Riggs.

On a farm in frontier Oklahoma, Laurey and Curley are obviously in love but conceal their feelings from each other by fighting. At a box social, their feelings become more complicated as another expresses interest in Laurey.



Shirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Theater, television and film icon, Shirley Jones, will be inducted into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame during the Playhouse's third Oscar Hammerstein Festival, April 22-23, 2017. (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

BWW Feature: STATE FAIR at Agape Players
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 28, 2017

The Agape Players bring STATE FAIR comes to the Infinite Energy Theater for three performances. (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

A WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere, hit production of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Chay Yew, with music direction by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul will now run through March 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Best-Selling Author Jamie Ford Mocked by High Schoolers in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Best-selling author of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, Jamie Ford, visited students at Highland Park High School in Dallas on Thursday for a literary event.  The students began mocking and trolling Ford. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 27, 2017

Chris Rice, a current swing in the Broadway company of 'The Book of Mormon' had no idea that when he uploaded his tap rendition of Anna Kendrick's 'Cup Song' on YouTube it would go viral, three years later is has accrued over three million views. I was lucky enough to chat with him during an evening he was not swinging in about his current choreography project featured in 'Broadway Backwards' a fundraiser to benefit Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids and the LGBT center in Manhattan, also teasing his newest dance video. (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee Adams
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 27, 2017

Because he had a whole lot of livin' to do, Rob and Kevin's time with Tony Award winning lyricist Lee Adams was short but it did make them feel happy and rosy (or Rosie). The 93 year old Adams joined Rob and Kevin on the phone from his home in Briarcliff, NY.  (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Slated for BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET at the Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Alice Ripley, Best Actress Tony Award winner for Next to Normal, joins the cast of Broadway on Main Street, Friday, March 10 at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street. (more...)

Seacoast Rep's VIOLET - A Musical Journey of Self Discovery Through the American South
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre will take its audiences on a musical pilgrimage through the American South in Violet, the award-winning story of a young woman's search for healing on a bus trip that takes her to places she didn't expect. (more...)

BWW Review: DARK SISTERS at Oklahoma City University Introduces Contemporary, Progressive Opera to the Heartland
by Ronn Burton - Feb 25, 2017

Oklahoma City University's Bass School of Music presented the 2011 opera DARK SISTERS by Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam. Telling the story of "sister wives" in a modern-day polygamist sect, the subject matter certainly breaks new ground in an art form that many would (mistakenly) view as outdated. By presenting this kind of work in Oklahoma City, OCU proves their commitment to prepare students for work in today's artistic landscape, ensuring their readiness for the future beyond graduation. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Shows Off an Intricate Ritual Dance, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Makes Their Own Film Poster, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week the boys at WICKED show off a pre-show ritual that went from simple to downright intricate, the ladies of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS put their humerous own spin on the HIDDEN FIGURES film poster, and regional friends far and wide checked in including an ahoy from Wagner College Theatre's TITANIC. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Will Dazzle Audiences Next Month at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play Miller Auditorium for a limited engagement from March 24-26, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Puppets Spark the Imagination in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at Dallas Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

With great music and unexpected humor, Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts (KBTPA) brings to life JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. This age-old fairy tale of a young hero's extraordinary climb up a magical beanstalk seeking great fortune will be told through the troupe's unique style of puppetry. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' JACK AND THE BEANSTALK opens March 3, 2016 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts home of Dallas Children's Theater. (more...)

Times Square Presents MATTEO ZAMAGNI'S NATURE ABSTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 In partnership with Moving Image Art Fair & Gazelli Art House, Times Square Arts presents artist Matteo Zamagni's virtual reality film Nature Abstraction on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in March. (more...)

Cast Set for Reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's SALVAGE at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's "Salvage" on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor.  (more...)

Verizon Unlimited on the network you deserve: RootMetrics' ranks Verizon highest in overall network performance for seventh time in a row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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BWW Interview: Cast and Creatives of CityRep's MR. BURNS Discuss the 'Average, Everyday, Post-Apocalyptic, Mind-Bending' Oklahoma Premiere Production
by Ronn Burton - Feb 23, 2017

CityRep presents the Oklahoma premiere of the Off-Broadway hit MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY. Members of the cast (Bob Hess, Kris Schinske, and Paul T. Taylor) and creative team (Donald Jordan and Daniel Leeman Smith) sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss the relevance and delightful absurdity of their upcoming show, opening this week and running through March 5th. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to World Premiere Docu-Series KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP tells this haunting story - that of a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with. KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, a world premiere two-night event, kicks off Monday, April 17 at 9/8c exclusively on ID. (more...)

Theater For The New City Presents The Squeaky Bicycle Production Of DEAD MAN'S DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

When the chips are down, are we men or beasts? That's the question of a new tragicomedy by W.M. Akers, 'Dead Man's Dinner,' which Theater for the New City will present March 23 to April 9 in a production by resident company Squeaky Bicycle Productions, directed by Kathryn McConnell. The piece is an absurdist adventure story set in a dystopian future. (more...)

DSM Announces Record Breaking 76 High Schools Participating In Its Awards Show & A Special Guest Appearance!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas hosted a standing ovation party to kick off The 6th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) and College Scholarship program. Dallasite and two-time Tony Award® nominee Stark Sands was named this year's recipient of the Fullinwider Award honoring him for his roots and educational years in the Dallas theater community. Patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards®, DSM HSMTA celebrates the power of the arts to significantly improve all areas of education. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

At The Drive In Announce New Album; New Song 'Incurably Innocent'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

With praise still reverberating from December's unveiling of 'Governed By Contagions', At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Kate Fleetwood Talks UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2017

Kate Fleetwood's varied career encompasses everything from musicals London Road and High Society to Macbeth and Medea. She's currently starring in American writer Lindsey Ferrentino's play about a soldier who returns home to Florida after suffering a life-changing injury in Afghanistan. The production begins previews tonight.  (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Oklahoma's Travis Linville Releases 'Wishes' Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Oklahoma's Travis Linville recently released Up Ahead now has a silky new video for album standout 'Wishes'. (more...)

Balance and Composure Announce Spring U.S. Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Today, Doylestown, PA's own Balance and Composure announced that they will be back on the road this spring, headlining shows across the U.S. in support of their third studio album, Light We Made. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Help Turn Highland Farm Into the Hammerstein Museum!
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2017

Will Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II and President of the Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, needs your help! In the video below, he is standing outside Oscar's former home, Highland Farm, where all Oscar's most famous works where created - including the landmark musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. The property is being turned into a museum and is seeking donations to make the project a reality.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances now through March 11, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month of March. (more...)

BWW Review: SEMINAR Proves BigNose Productions is an Exciting New Voice in OKC Theatre
by Ronn Burton - Feb 18, 2017

BigNose Productions presents their first work, Theresa Rebeck's biting comedy SEMINAR. Filled with scathing one-liners and backstabbing twists, SEMINAR examines gender politics, artistic merit, and modern urban sociology through a self-aware, comic lens. Ultimately, I am quite excited to see a new theatre company emerge with such a striking first impression. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

EXIT LAUGHING Opens this Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Like Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias, the characters are truly 'characters.' When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the 'girls,' what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? (more...)

Cherokee Nation breaks ground on new 469,000-square-foot facility at W.W. Hastings campus
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

BWW Interview: Make a New Friend with SESAME STREET LIVE's Ernie, Kayla Renee Smith
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 17, 2017

SESAME STREET LIVE is a fun way for your kids to experience live theatre while seeing their favorite, familiar characters come to life right before their eyes. Because the show has made its way to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, BroadwayWorld was able to chat with Kayla Renee Smith, who portrays everyone's favorite roommate (except Bert's) Ernie.  (more...)

Leo Aime LaBrie Shares 'A Double Dose of Hard Luck'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Leo Aime LaBrie, an Air Force Veteran, former engineer, husband, father, and first time author, and co-author Theresa McLaughlin, have joined together to publish their first book 'A Double Dose of Hard Luck'; a gripping and potent account of one man's strength and will to serve his country and survive to tell his story. (more...)

Jacob Metcalf to Kick Off 2017 Tour in Support of Recent Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, postmodern composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Metcalf is set to tour the US and Canada solo in Spring 2017 (more...)

Karen Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will celebrate her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed's 2017 Season, Featuring RAGS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the six superb musicals during Goodspeed's upcoming 2017 season. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season, so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday, offering great deals on these six highly anticipated musicals. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): MY FAIR LADY at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady - based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - opens tomorrow night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, featuring Erica Patterson (and her understudy Ashley Wolfe, who takes on the iconic role for three performances) as Eliza Doolittle, surrounded by a bevy of Nashville's finest leading men, including Cavender Lane, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chris Cavin, Austin Jeffrey Smith and George Hardimon IV. (more...)

Segal Center Announces Full Lineup for 2017 Film Festival on Theatre and Performance
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces the third annual Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). (more...)

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina' Tips its Sombrero To National Margarita Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On the rocks or frozen, margaritas continue to be the America's #1 Cocktail especially on National Margarita Day. This year, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina restaurants will be serving up a wide variety of tasty margarita variations and a toast-worthy value in honor of the holiday, Wednesday, Feb. 22. The authentic Mexican food-and-drink brand will be offering its classic House Margarita for just $2. Top-shelf, fruit-mixes, and specialty liquor "Meltdown" Margaritas will also be available at regular prices. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Wordsmyth Theater To Produce Reading of THE BELIEVERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

There has already been one raid by the FBI resulting in some deaths. Now, the leader of the Branch of Zion has ordered the members of his flock to wait in their rooms. But some of his followers are not the kind to just sit and wait. (more...)

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