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If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and the Pea", you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the Princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you will never look at fairy tales in quite the same way again.


Calling All Real Princesses, Can You Pass the Test?
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Theater Works' concludes the season with the musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress continuing May 5-14. This hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea  will have you looking at fairy tales in a whole new way! Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along with impossible tests!  (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 23rd, 2017 - CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, ROMAN HOLIDAY and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, starring Amber Tamblyn, opens tonight at the Vineyard, and the new, Broadway-bound ROMAN HOLIDAY musical begins in San Francisco! (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...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 11, 2017 #TheatreThursday
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, May 11, 2017 (aka #TheatreThursday, y'all!) and we're just dying to ask the musical question: What shows will you be seeing this weekend? We hope you'll live life dramatically and make it to at least one production - but multiples are even better! (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

Actors, Volunteers, and Audience Members Still Coming to Hackmatack Playhouse Decades Later
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Karol and David Gooch of Kittery were young and in love, earthy-looking types, when they first discovered Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, Maine, 40 years ago. And Hackmatack itself was a new theater on a farm, started by the late Carleton Guptill. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with HELLO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 15, 16 and 17 with four presentations of HELLO BROADWAY. (more...)

WATCH: Amy Poehler Is Inaugural Guest on Norman Lear's New PodcastOne Show
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

PodcastOne, the nation's largest advertiser-supported podcast network, debuts All of the Above with Norman Lear today, featuring Emmy Award-winner Amy Poehler as the guest. (more...)

Omaha Performing Arts Announces Top Two National High School Musical Theatre Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2017 Nebraska representatives at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards' Jimmy Awards include one returning contender and a first-time finalist. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Veanne Cox
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 7, 2017

Today's subject Veanne Cox is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) playing the role of Arsinoé in The School for Lies. The show runs through July 9th at the Lansburgh Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below! (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Return to Pangea with CHAVELA: THINK OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Actor/cabaret singer Stephanie Trudeau will perform a return engagement of her docu-cabaret, 'Chavela: Think Of Me,' at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), June 26 at 7:30 PM. She had debuted the piece there on May 15 and has been invited back in response to the appreciation of her audience and an enthusatic review.  (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND 2017 Makes Stage Classics Sizzle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Beloved Broadway shows were stripped down, sexied up and given a Broadway Bares twist at this year's edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. Inspired by some of the theatre's greatest hits and set to pop music, the evening brought Broadway style to classic striptease. Twenty-six of New York City's best dancers came together in Fire Island Pines on June 3, 2017, and raised a record-breaking $56,533 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for sizzling photos! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Gets Sexier on Fire Island - Watch Highlights from BROADWAY BARES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Beloved Broadway shows were stripped down, sexied up and given a Broadway Bares twist at this year's edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. Inspired by some of the theatre's greatest hits and set to pop music, the evening brought Broadway style to classic striptease. Twenty-six of New York City's best dancers came together in Fire Island Pines on June 3, 2017, and raised a record-breaking $56,533 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch highlights from the show below, plus click here for photos! (more...)

Yee-Haw! Bets Malone and Misty Cotton to Star in L.A. Premiere of Roger Bean's HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre Singers Present HELLO BROADWAY! at the D.B. Clarke Theatre
by Maggie Owen - Jun 16, 2017

The Lycric Theatre Singers captivated audiences with their opening night, spring show Hello Broadway! at the D.B. Clarke Theatre in Montreal, QC (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (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...)

Playhouse South presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

*Once Upon a Mattress* is a musical comedy with a fun take on a classic fairy tale. If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Headline New York Pops' Fall Cabaret Fundraiser at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

On September 25, 2017, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein's/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring the Emmy Award-winning TV and Broadway sensation Lucie Arnaz. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

Revisit the 1960s at the Open Air Theatre with HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 'Hair', often hailed as the father of modern rock musicals, is up next at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Set for 6 performances, 'Hair' will be performed from July 21 through July 30, 2017 with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Geneva Carr, Max Crumm, Randy Graff and More to Appear in VILLIAN: DEBLANKS Weekly Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

This summer, the fun is happening on Wednesday nights -- and it keeps getting funnier with Geneva Carr (July 19), Randy Graff & Max Crumm (August 9), Molly Ranson (August 16) and more, as the weekly series continues. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical. (more...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 4/30/2017
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Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 4/30/2017
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Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 4/30/2017
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Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Louisville (more...)

Local High Schools to be Recognized at First Center Stage Awards Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards. (more...)

2017 Blumey Award Nominees Feature Best in High School Musical Theater; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces Nominees for 6th Annual Blumey Awards; Ceremony 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS JR. at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - Apr 28, 2017

Most everyone knows the story of "The Princess and the Pea", but few know what actually happened. For instance, did you know that Princess Winnifred, from the Ragnarok Marsh Lilies, actually swam the moat to reach the castle? You'll learn about this and much more from Susquehanna Stage Company's next show, Once Upon a Mattress Jr.! (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Justin Guarini Boards THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Justin Guarini will play 'Vincenzo' opposite the previously announced Beth Malone in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny this summer. (more...)

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