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ON GOLDEN POND is the love story of Norman and Ethyl Thayer, who are returning for theirforty eighth summer together at their lake home, on Golden Pond. They are visited by their daughter Chelsea, who brings her fiancť, Bill, and his 13 year old son, Billy. The son stays with the Thayers while Chelsea and Bill go to Europe where they get married. Billy soon becomes the ďgrandsonĒ the Thayers have always wanted, reviving Normanís youth and teaching him some current teenage slang. The other character is Chairlie, the local man who delivers the mail by boat, and who has always had a crush on Chelsea.


Choir Set for THE CHRISTIANS at Mark Taper Forum This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Center Theatre Group has selected singers from across the greater Los Angeles area to perform as members of the church choir in the West Coast premiere of THE CHRISTIANS written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters. THE CHRISTIANS is presented by CTG and Playwrights Horizons at the Mark Taper Forum, December 2, 2015, through January 10, 2016. The opening is set for December 13. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, Now thru 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Los Altos Stage Company invites audiences to take a journey with one of the most renowned knights-errant of all time as he rises in triumphant transformation in the classic musical, Man of La Mancha. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha opens tonight, November 19th and runs through December 19th at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW Top Summer Theatre Picks- Birmingham (Something For Everyone)
by Marietta Lunceford - May 29, 2016

School is out and the fun days of summer are upon us. But that doesn't mean that there isn't a lot of great theatre still available.All of this and there is more coming soon about summer camps and their productions. I know I have a summer full of shows I am seeing. I hope you do, too! As one friend put it, 'If you are ever bored in Birmingham, it is your own fault!' Amen. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/16- Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams! Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. (more...)

BWW Interview: Barbara Andres in I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Barbara Andres about her career and upcoming performance in 'I Remember Mama' at Two River Theater. Directed by Jack Cummings III, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from Saturday, June 4th to Sunday, June 26th. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GLORIOUS OLD TIME MUSIC HALL at Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

A MIXTURE of song, dance, comedy, variety acts and audience participation is taking over Limelight Theatre this June. Directed by Shelley McGinn, The Glorious Old Time Music Hall is a celebration of British musical theatre - similar to American vaudeville, it started in the 1850s and was popular for the next 100 years. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

SONOS Chamber Orchestra to Present NATURE AS INSPIRATION FOR MUSIC at Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

SONOS Chamber Orchestra, Erik E. Ochsner, Music Director and Conductor, will present Nature as Inspiration for Music, a concert on Tuesday, May 24 at 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents THE WEIR - It Is A Dam of Emotion Half-Full
by Herbert Paine - Mar 4, 2016

The promise of Conor McPherson's masterpiece, THE WEIR, is half-fulfilled in its Arizona Regional Premier at Theatre Artists Studio. The play's structural elegance cannot be denied, nor can McPherson's muscularity of language be overlooked. The problem lies in the delivery. Neither do the performances rise to the level required to open the floodgate of emotion and tension that is at the heart of THE WEIR, nor do the technical effects set the essential mood. (more...)

Michael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  Ms. Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Yeargan will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Human Race Theatre Company is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary as Dayton's premier professional regional theatre company by unveiling an updated company logo and announcing its 2016-2017 season of shows at its home, the Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton. The season, with two musicals and four plays, begins September 8, 2016. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Present ON GOLDEN POND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock, in partnership with Bryan Strickland, is pleased to continue its 60th Season with our Spring Drama 'On Golden Pond' by Earnest Thompson. Show dates are April 14th-17th and April 21st-24th,2016, to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

Stage door Players to Present HAIL MARY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Dunwoody's own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS leaps into spring with Hail Mary!, by Tom Dudzick, directed by Dina Shadwell, featuring Stage Door favorite, Theo Harness (full cast below). The show opens on Friday, March 25 and runs through Sunday, April 17. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Norman Shabel's A CLASS ACT to Premiere at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel will have its world premiere atThe Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway).  Performances will begin on Friday, Monday, March 21 at 8pm and continue in a limited engagement through April 13. **This is an Equity Approved Showcase. (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Stage Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

A hit on Broadway and in London's West End, the thrilling comedy, Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" kick starts Theatre at the Center's 26th season beginning February 18 and continuing through March 20, 2016.  This comedic spoof offers non-stop action and features four actors playing more than 150 different characters.  The show is filled with an incredible series of lightning fast costume changes that make for a great deal of laughter and excitement. (more...)

Judson Theatre Company Sets ON GOLDEN POND and TWELVE ANGRY MEN Casts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director) has announced the stars of their Fifth Anniversary Season: John Davidson in On Golden Pond and John Wesley Shipp in Twelve Angry Men. On Golden Pond opens Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, March 27. Twelve Angry Men opens Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, September 25. Judson Theatre Company performs exclusively at Owens Auditorium, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. (more...)

Civic Theatre's ON GOLDEN POND to Open 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On February 12th, 2016, Civic Theatre will open On Golden Pond, which will be produced in Civic's historic 19th Street Theatre and will run through Sunday, February 28th. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.civictheatre.com or by calling Civic's Box Office at (610)432-8943. (more...)

Cast Announced for Windy City Playhouse's Chicago Premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest professional theater, launches 2016 with the Chicago premiere of Nell Benjamin's slapstick farce The Explorers Club, set in a Victorian-era scientific gentleman's club. David H. Bell directs Cristina Panfilio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Pericles) as a female anthropologist vying for membership. Alex Goodrich (Elf: The Musical), Ryan Imhoff (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Matt Browning (Redtwist's Incident at Vichy), Graham Emmons (Prologue's Porcelain), Dan Rodden (Theater at the Center's On Golden Pond) and Zack Shornick (MPAACT's Ghosts of Atwood) make up the Club members, while Colin Morgan (Oracle's No Beast So Fierce) is Queen Victoria's private secretary and Wesley Daniel (Chicago Shakes' Pericles) is a blue-skinned primitive. Previews for The Explorers Club begin Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 West Irving Park Road. Press performances are Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm. and Friday, February 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets, $15-$55, are available by calling the box office at 773-891-8985 or visiting windycityplayhouse.com/the-explorers-club/ (more...)

City Lights Theater Company to Stage New Work by NEW GIRL Writer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

When you're stuck in a rut, it's time to do something. Anything. (more...)

Melville Theatre to Present INSIDE JOB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

MURDER, diamonds, bluffs and double-bluffs - all the ingredients for Melville Theatre's latest show, Inside Job. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY to Open This Winter at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

? It may be cold outside but things are heating up for Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of THE FULL MONTY playing from February 12-28 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Veteran Leslie Uggams Talks New Action Adventure DEADPOOL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Below, watch DEADPOOL's official behind-the-scenes interview with Leslie Uggams as well as the film's official trailer featuring the legendary actress. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 7
by Audition Roundup - Feb 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 7, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 28, 2016
by - Feb 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE 39 STEPS Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

A hit on Broadway and in London's West End, the thrilling comedy, Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS kick started Theatre at the Center's 26th season on February 21 and continues through March 20, 2016. This comedic spoof offers non-stop action and features four actors playing more than 150 different characters. The show is filled with an incredible series of lightning fast costume changes that make for a great deal of laughter and excitement. BroadwayWorld has a photo from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open I DO! I DO! Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre sets the opening of I DO! I DO! for Friday, February 26 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, April 3, 2016. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 14
by Audition Roundup - Feb 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

DEADPOOL on the Way to Doubling Projected Revenue
by Sally Henry - Feb 13, 2016

He might not be the best-known superhero, but audiences are eating him up already. (more...)

Ryan Reynolds Reacts to DEADPOOL Co-Star Leslie Uggams' Lyrics Flub
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

In this DEADPOOL special on Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Reynolds talks with the editorial director of People and EW and listens to a clip of legendary co-star and Broadway veteran Leslie Uggams forgetting lyrics and singing gibberish in one of the Internets first viral videos. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards Update - Kelly Briggs, Andrew Criss Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update - KINKY BOOTS Winning Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Leslie Uggams Performs New Curtis McKonly Song 'Wishing You a Happy New Year'
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2015

Leslie Uggams recently recorded a rendition of Curtis McKonly's latest tune, 'Wishing You a Happy New Year,' alongside a 41-piece orchestra in celebration of 2015 coming to a close. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Garman and More in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

THE CHRISTIANS, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, will open at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. CTG and Playwrights Horizons are presenting performances of the Actors Theatre of Louisville production through January 10, 2016. Previews are currently underway, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards Update - Kelly Briggs Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE Written by Tony Abatemarco and Directed by Elizabeth Swain Opening Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8pm reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, and 3pm Sundays through Feb 28, 2016 The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Leslie Uggams Exits Colman Domingo's DOT; Marjorie Johnson Takes Over Lead
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Ms. Uggams has exited the project in favor of taking on a recurring role in the hit FOX drama series EMPIRE (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Garman, Larry Powell, Lucas Hnath and More Celebrate THE CHRISTIANS Opening in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

THE CHRISTIANS, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, opened at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum last night, December 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. CTG and Playwrights Horizons are presenting performances of the Actors Theatre of Louisville production through January 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards Update - Andrea McArdle Strong Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 4/22-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, April 22 with a preview on Thursday, April 21. The production runs through May 15, 2016. Set in Mississippi at the dawn of the 20th century, the story centers on a young woman's sexual awareness as it evolves from chaste modesty to desire. First staged on Broadway in 1948, the show was not well received. A 1952 revival at Circle in the Square Theatre featuring a legendary performance by Geraldine Page received rave reviews and was credited with beginning the Off-Broadway movement. Stu Falconer, one of six New York actors to form Barksdale Theatre (now Virginia Rep) in 1953, left his job as the stage manager of that Circle in the Square production to move to Virginia. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, ON GOLDEN POND & More Set for Spotlight Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Started in 1998, Spotlight Theatre Company begins its 19th season this August. After beginning in Westminster, they made their home in the quaint 70 seat theatre in the West Colfax E-vents Center located in the heart of Lakewood and in 2008 made the move to Old Towne Lowry to the John Hand Theater in Colorado Free University. (more...)

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