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Church of the Heavenly Rest (New York, NY)
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Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853. The show chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture.


HONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Coming up soon! Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, will present a concert performance of the musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Featuring Broadway Vets Begins Tonight at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents THE FANTASTICKS by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. The production will be directed by Seema Sueko, who directed The Pasadena Playhouse's critically acclaimed production of Real Women Have Curves last season.  (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get to Know the Aca-Awesome Ensemble of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

?The ensemble cast is made up of plenty of Broadway veterans, but some new faces as well. Get to know the full gang with some of their past performances below! (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Launches York Theatre Company's 47th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 47th season in September with the return of the New2NY Series and the new musical How to Be an American! (more...)

HAND TO GOD Begins Extended Run at Victory Gardens Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater recently announced the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. Hand To God now runs tonight, September 16, through October 23, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Telly Leung Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with SONGS FOR YOU Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Telly Leung, the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell, Rent and more, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows only tonight and tomorrow, September 13 and 14, after a two-year hiatus and a 'star turn' (NBC New York) in Broadway's Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat with HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Lyricist Rob Meurer
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 13, 2016

The World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona takes the Chicago stage running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

HONOR Musical, Based on AS YOU LIKE IT, Plays in Concert Tonight at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, presents a concert performance of the new musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

The Riki and Bob Larimer Fund to Support New Works at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announced today the establishment of The Riki and Bob Larimer Fund, a major gift in the amount of $500,000 to be given over a 5-year period and to be put toward the development of new works for the York stage, and marketing initiatives. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its current season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends HAND TO GOD Again Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the second extension of its critically-acclaimed production of Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to overwhelming ticket demand. Hand To God now runs through October 30, 2016, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. (more...)

Paula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), this spring. (more...)

Official: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway this spring. (more...)

Harold Prince Shares Wise Words on the Art of Producing for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

There is perhaps no Broadway producer greater than Harold Prince, and he has some advice to share with producers everywhere. In Theatre Communications Group's American Theatre, Prince writes: (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Host Free Public Forum THE MIKADO IN THE 21st Century 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As part of its preparation for the upcoming new production of 'The Mikado,' New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will host a public forum entitled 'The Mikado in the 21st Century' on Thursday, November 3rd (6PM) on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa,  a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia and Gilbert & Sullivan expert and performer, the forum will continue a dialogue between the Asian-American theatrical community, the NYGASP staff & creative team, and members of the Gilbert & Sullivan audience at large. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including awareness of orientalism in contemporary culture, the importance of diversity in casting, and the need for change in performance practice of The Mikado specifically. The panel will raise questions of how a repertory company can approach new ways of presenting a classic work while maintaining the work's artistic integrity as well as sharing the steps NYGASP is taking in the creation process for their new production of The Mikado opening December 28th and playing through January 8th at the Kaye Playhouse.  (more...)

TUNE IN TIME to Return with Halloween Show at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

They're baaaaaaaaack! The York Theatre Company welcomes the return engagement of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents brownsville song (b-side for tray)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. This lyrical play tells a tale of resilience in the face of tragedy when a young man's life is taken and his family is left without answers. Lee's brownsville song (b-side for tray) delivers a message of hope that will challenge and move audiences. Playing October 11-30, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Choreographer Larry Fuller Talks Career and Being Celebrated by Dancers Over 40
by Bob Rizzo - Oct 10, 2016

Choreographer Larry Fuller is responsible for the staging of some of Broadway's most iconic musicals. Whether it was his Tony Award nominated dances in Evita, or his staging for the murderous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, his stylized movement always held your attention. Larry has staged both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards and has worked numerous times with legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After an opening weekend of record breaking ticket sales, Benighted has been extended at the Old Red Lion due to phenomenal public demand - now closing on Saturday 7th January 2017. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

Tuck In With A Tasty Post-Thanksgiving Treat at York Theatre Company's TUNE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The York Theatre Company welcomes a special tasty post-Thanksgiving treat with the November installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time. (more...)

Chromolume Theatre at The Attic Announces 2017 Season of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Chromolume Theatre at The Attic in Los Angeles has announced a season of musicals for 2017, kicking off on January 13 with the off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't! by Tim Acito, followed in May by Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again, and concluding with the rarely produced Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman classic Pacific Overtures, opening in September. (more...)

Steve Aoki To Receive Music Vanguard Award at Unforgettable Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Kore Asian Media announced today that the 15th Annual Unforgettable Gala, a celebration of Asian American trailblazers in the entertainment industry, will honor American electro-house musician/record producer, Steve Aoki, with the prestigious Music Vanguard Award. (more...)

Ashley Park, Paolo Montalban & More to Star in Today's 'Prince Jen' Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Special invitational presentations of THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN, a new musical based on the novel by Lloyd Alexander, are set for today (Monday) and tomorrow at MTC Studio 1 (311 West 41 Street). (more...)

Ashley Park, Paolo Montalban and More Set for 'PRINCE JEN' Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Special invitational presentations of THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN, a new musical based on the novel by Lloyd Alexander, are set for November 14th and 15th at MTC Studio 1 (311 West 41 Street). Music for THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN is by Daniel Green, with book & lyrics by Lezlie Wade. The presentations will be directed by Brian Hill. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS is Hopping into the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The latest Broadway version of the rarely performed Stephen Sondheim musical The Frogs, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane, is to get its UK premiere in 2017 at Jermyn Street Theatre. (more...)

MU Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times.  (more...)

John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. (more...)

Telly Leung to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with SONGS FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Telly Leung, the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell, Rent and more, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows only on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 after a two-year hiatus and a 'star turn' (NBC New York) in Broadway's Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! to Launch York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 47th season in September with the return of the New2NY Series and the new musical How to Be an American! (more...)

HONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Coming up soon! Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, will present a concert performance of the musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Conor Guzman, Ashley Park, Hal Linden and More to Lead THE FANTASTICKS at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents THE FANTASTICKS by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. The production will be directed by Seema Sueko, who directed The Pasadena Playhouse's critically acclaimed production of Real Women Have Curves last season.  (more...)

VIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI Series
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

Two Jerry Herman musicals will be presented in concert as part of The York's acclaimed series. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

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