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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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"The musical is about a love affair between Jennifer Rumson, who is the daughter of a prospector, and a Mexican boy named Julio during the days of pioneers in the gold rush era," explain press notes, "It's 1852, and Ben Rumson is looking to strike it rich in the gold fields of California. He has raised his daughter Jennifer in the gold camps, and she has become a beautiful, if somewhat tomboy-ish, young woman. She's also the only woman for miles around, and some of the miners have become skittish around her. One day she meets and falls in love with Julio, a handsome young Mexican miner. When a lecherous miner with designs on Jennifer discovers that she loves Julio, he frames Julio as a gold thief, forcing them to run off together. Meanwhile, Ben strikes it rich, and an enterprising miner imports some beautiful "fandango" girls to keep the miners entertained. Ben finds himself falling in love with the lead fandango girl. The story plays out against some of the most striking and memorable show tunes in Broadway history - 'I Talk to the Trees,' 'They Call the Wind Maria,' and 'Paint Your Wagon,' among others - and the arrival of the fandango girls results in several big song-and-dance numbers."


BWW Column: Five Things About... the JERSEY BOYS MovieBWW Column: Five Things About... the JERSEY BOYS Movie
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 4, 2015

Today, I am kicking off the series with “Five Things About the JERSEY BOYS Movie,” a film that I failed to see in the theater because all of the horrendous reviews Clint Eastwood's direction received. Released in June 2014, the movie tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Based on the Tony and Grammy winning musical of the same name, the film adaptation went through a number of iterations during development. Initially Tony-winning playwright, and TV and movie scribe John Logan was to pen the screenplay and Jon Favreau (of ELF, IRON MAN, and SWINGERS fame) was slated to direct. (more...)

BWW Interview: ALLEGIANCE's 'Honorary Asian' Marc Acito Reveals How His Mid-Life Crisis Brought Him to BroadwayBWW Interview: ALLEGIANCE's 'Honorary Asian' Marc Acito Reveals How His Mid-Life Crisis Brought Him to Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 19, 2015

Marc Acito has a lot to look forward to this fall. in just weeks, is words will come to life onstage when ALLEGIANCE begins previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The musical, inspired by George Takei's true-life story, marks Acito's Broadway debut- a feat that he didn't even consider possible just six years ago.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert Creighton Returns to 54 Below!Photo Coverage: Robert Creighton Returns to 54 Below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2015

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, recently seen as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at The York Theatre Company, returned to 54 Below on Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm with AN EVENING WITH ROBERT CREIGHTON. Creighton, one of the busiest actors working in the musical theater, will sing his favorite music from the early decades of the 20th Century, along with his original songs. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH ROBERT CREIGHTON Set for 54 Below TonightAN EVENING WITH ROBERT CREIGHTON Set for 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, recently seen as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at The York Theatre Company, returns to 54 Below tonight, September 15th, at 7pm with AN EVENING WITH ROBERT CREIGHTON.  Creighton, one of the busiest actors working in the musical theater, will sing his favorite music from the early decades of the 20th Century, along with his original songs. (more...)

REUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens 11/7 at NoHo Arts CenterREUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens 11/7 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

This melodic, memorable and quirky pop score provides biting social commentary along with a little romance and an outrageously good time for all. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll cringe. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour, Opening This Winter at the AhmansonFull Cast Set for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour, Opening This Winter at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The full cast is set for the first national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, opening at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on December 10, 2015, and playing through January 17, 2016. (Previews on December 8 and 9.) (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This MonthRubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The director and designers behind Rubicon Theatre Company's acclaimed environmental productions ofFiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha have reunited on the two-piano chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe's classic My Fair Lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a wager that he can transform a 'deliciously low' Cockney flower-seller (Eliza Doolittle) into an elegant lady by teaching her to speak more beautifully. The magnificent score includes 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' For Rubicon's production, Director James O'Neil returns to the source material to explore the Shavian themes of class struggle, social reform and women's rights. (more...)

REUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts CenterREUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

This melodic, memorable and quirky pop score provides biting social commentary along with a little romance and an outrageously good time for all. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll cringe. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's ELF Runs Through January 3Fulton Theatre's ELF Runs Through January 3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The Fulton Theatre kicks off the holiday season with the musical comedy and treat for the entire family, Elf, November 17th through January 3rd. As 'Buddy' says in the script, 'The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,' there are many joyful tunes throughout the production, including 'SparkleJollyTwinkleJingley,' 'A Christmas Song,' 'The Story of Buddy the Elf,' and more! (more...)

PAINT YOUR WAGON, 'SOMETHING WICKED', FOURTH ESTATE and More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's Inaugural NextFestPAINT YOUR WAGON, 'SOMETHING WICKED', FOURTH ESTATE and More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's Inaugural NextFest
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre New Works Program will bring a new kind of festival to Seattle's vibrant arts community this summer with its inaugural NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals. Taking place in the historic theater's rehearsal halls and studios July 20-August 15, 2015, NextFest is a celebration of new musicals at various stages of development ranging from a first read-through of new text and music all the way to a fully staged studio presentation of a work. (more...)

5th Avenue Awarded NEA Grant5th Avenue Awarded NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make a $30,000 award to The 5th Avenue Theatre to support a musical in the company's 2016/17 season. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round. Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the NEA promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Deborah Cox to Co-Host 2015 TONY AWARDS Simulcast in Times SquareJustin Guarini, Deborah Cox to Co-Host 2015 TONY AWARDS Simulcast in Times Square
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

The free outdoor event will be hosted by Justin Guarini (Wicked, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet) and Deborah Cox (Aida, Jekyll & Hyde) on Sunday, June 7 from 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Justin Guarini and Deborah Cox Will Host Tony Awards Times Square SimulcastBroadway Veterans Justin Guarini and Deborah Cox Will Host Tony Awards Times Square Simulcast
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), in partnership with Tony Awards Productions and The Times Square Alliance, today announced that the seventh annual simulcast of the Tony Awards® will be hosted by co-executive producer, Justin Guarini (Wicked,Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet) and Deborah Cox (Aida, Jekyll & Hyde) in Times Square on Sunday, June 7.  (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

The Group Rep Premieres LOVE AGAIN Musical TonightThe Group Rep Premieres LOVE AGAIN Musical Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Jon Cortez for The Group Rep, with musical direction by Richard Berent. (more...)

BWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group RepBWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group Rep
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2015

production of A Chorus Line, which garnered the Tony, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, and Theatre World awards -among others.  Other credits include:  director/choreographer: 22%, Love Songs, Spelling Bee, Rose Bowl Queens, Bark! No Strings, Desperate Writers (Off-B'way/LA), Flunky, The Dining Room, Nuncrackers, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, Frog & Toad, A Chorus Line, choreographer: Hunger, Nightmare Alley, Atlanta, Great Expectations, Triumph of Love, Dancing at Lughnasa. Pasadena Playhouse: 110 in the Shade, Do I Hear A Waltz. Hollywood Bowl: Mame, Bernstein's Mass, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Camelot, Reprise!, Three Penny Opera, City of Angels, Company, 20th Century, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella. Other Los Angeles: Atlanta, Paint Your Wagon (Geffen); Grave White Way (Hudson Theatre); Dogeaters, Gaytino (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Six Dance Lessons (Falcon, Geffen, B'way); Snoopy, Blockheads (London West End). Film/TV: Country Rules, Santa Clause 3, Six Dance Lessons…  Website: www.kaycole.net (more...)

Full Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & MoreFull Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage TonightOgunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy tonight, June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next MonthTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

Amy Bennett Foundation & Educational Theatre Association to Offer Annual Musical Theatre ScholarshipsAmy Bennett Foundation & Educational Theatre Association to Offer Annual Musical Theatre Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Amy Bennett Foundation announces that it will award the first of its annual scholarships next week at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. The scholarship will be offered yearly to graduating high school seniors who plan to study Musical Theatre/Dance. Two seniors will receive the scholarship at the Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. The scholarship will also be awarded this year at the Arizona State Thespian Festival taking place in November. (more...)

Breaking News: Megan Hilty Will Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Gala Concert at City Center This Fall; John Rando to DirectBreaking News: Megan Hilty Will Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Gala Concert at City Center This Fall; John Rando to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Megan Hilty will star in New York City Center's annual Gala Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert, a one-night-only performance of the classic Irving Berlin musical, on October 27, 2015. Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, the Gala will feature The Encores! Orchestra led by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The event will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This MonthOgunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre to present BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern. Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton, with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runs August 13 - September 20, 2015, starring Darien Crago as Ginger Rogers. (more...)

Photo Exclusive! Mathew Shepard, Karen Ziemba, Darien Crago and Nicolas Dromard at Opening Night of 42ND STREETPhoto Exclusive! Mathew Shepard, Karen Ziemba, Darien Crago and Nicolas Dromard at Opening Night of 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company opened its inaugural production of 42ndStreeton Thursday, July 23. Tony Award-Winner Karen Ziemba, plays Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors.42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. Check out an exclusive shot from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in 42ND STREET at Lexington TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in 42ND STREET at Lexington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company presents its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award WinnerKaren Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23, through July 26 at the Lexington Opera House. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in Rehearsals of 42ND STREET at Lexington TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in Rehearsals of 42ND STREET at Lexington Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company presents its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23, through July 26 at the Lexington Opera House. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba Stars in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET, Beginning TonightTony Winner Karen Ziemba Stars in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs tonight, July 23, through July 26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sally Ann Howes Chats MY FAIR LADY in Clip from THE GOLDEN AGE Film TrilogySTAGE TUBE: Sally Ann Howes Chats MY FAIR LADY in Clip from THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

In honor of Sally Ann Howes' birthday, Rick McKay, the producer/director of THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, just unveiled a clip of Howes from the documentary film series in which she talks about Rex Harrison's frustration with young actresses playing Eliza in MY FAIR LADY, and why, at the end of his career, he wanted Howes to come back and play the role one more time. Watch below! (more...)

Media Theatre's 2015 'Vocalist' Contest Kicks OffMedia Theatre's 2015 'Vocalist' Contest Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Fox-TV Channel 29's super weather anchor, Sue Serio, has a knack for calling it like she sees it when it comes to The Media Theatre's 'Vocalist' contest. Having emceed the popular summer singing competition for several years, Serio opened the year's event once again. With her warm, welcoming spirit and terrific connection to the enthusiastic audience, Serio said the night's show was 'Astonishing'.  (more...)

William Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This AugustWilliam Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

BEING SEEN, a new play written by Richard Gustin, starring Broadway's William Youmans, will make its world premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. BEING SEEN will be performed at Venue #12/The Underground (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company is in final preparations for its second 'Concert With The Stars,' January 16, 2016, at 8:00pm at The Lexington Opera House. This year's line-up of stars includes Jenni Barber (Wicked, Annie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, Beauty & The Beast), Erin Dilly (A Christmas Story, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Tony nominee for Chittty Chitty Bang Bang) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked, ABC's 'Nashville'), alongside collegiate and local talent - illustrating the mission of this new professional theatre company in Lexington, Kentucky. 'Concert With the Stars' is sponsored by KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes & More Sign on for New York Pops' 2016-17 SeasonJonathan Groff, Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes & More Sign on for New York Pops' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On October 14, 2016, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke, who has been described by The New York Times as a 'polished, welcoming host' who is 'young and vigorous, with a playful attitude,' will lead the orchestra in the highly anticipated concert season. The series will include an opening night concert celebrating the legacy of Lerner and Loewe with Broadway stars Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes alongside operatic baritone Nathan Gunn; a festive patriotic salute on Veterans Day; an exciting spin on our traditional holiday concert, featuring sibling duos Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway and Will and Anthony Nunziata; an exploration of the lasting partnership between Broadway legends Kander and Ebb, featuring Joshua Henryand Caissie Levy; and a tribute to some of the century's greatest singers and songwriters. (more...)

Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, who recently starred as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at the York Theatre Company, brings an all new show, 'Lucky In Love,' to Metropolitan Room on Monday, February 8 at 7pm. Creighton will sing a love and romance-themed repertoire in honor of the season, and you can expect to experience a spectrum from laughter to tears. Special guest will be 'Mamma Mia' star, Judy McLane. Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The show has a $30 cover charge and a two-drink minimum per person. To reserve, call: 212.206.0440 or visit: http://metropolitanroom.com (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2016
by - Jan 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams SetBreaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

What Should the Next Live TV Musical Be? BWW Readers Vote A CHORUS LINE, WICKED, and More!What Should the Next Live TV Musical Be? BWW Readers Vote A CHORUS LINE, WICKED, and More!
by Sally Henry - Dec 22, 2015

NBC's broadcasts of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (2013), PETER PAN (2014), and THE WIZ (2015) showed us that everyone and their GBF has a strong opinion about every aspect of these broadcasts. In light of this heated debate, we decided to get everyone's opinions out there by asking the BroadwayWorld readers to share which shows they think should be broadcast live next. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/12/15- Cathy RigbySTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/12/15- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2015

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELSSTAGE TUBE: WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 5, 2015

The journey from the 21st Century back to Hollywood's glamourous golden age is an inspiring one when your "tour guides" are the legendary Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - portrayed by Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton in Westchester Broadway Theatre's production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. (more...)

GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS Opens 8/15 at 2nd Stage TheatreGOD'S MAN IN TEXAS Opens 8/15 at 2nd Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

A new production of the comic drama God's Man In Texas by David Rambo has been announced as a guest production at The Blank Theatre's 2nd Stage in Hollywood. Directed by Rambo, the engagement will run four weeks only with previews on Thursday 8/13, Friday 8/14, and opening set for Saturday, 8/15 at 8pm.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Coverage: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre is taking audiences back to the glory days of Hollywood's Golden Age with its upcoming production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. As the cast, under the leadership of director/choreographer Jeremy Benton, got into the serious business of rehearsals, photographer Jake Primmerman was on hand to commemorate the work that goes into bringing the world of the 1930s movie musical to life onstage at WBT. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH ROBERT CREIGHTON Set for 54 Below, 9/15AN EVENING WITH ROBERT CREIGHTON Set for 54 Below, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, recently seen as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at The York Theatre Company, returns to 54 Below on Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm with AN EVENING WITH ROBERT CREIGHTON.  Creighton, one of the busiest actors working in the musical theater, will sing his favorite music from the early decades of the 20th Century, along with his original songs. (more...)

Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has revealed its first-round nominees for the 31st Annual Artios Awards across the theater, television, web series and short film categories. This year, the Television Animation category has been divided into two categories: Television Animation-Adult and Television Animation-Children. All winners will be announced at the 31st Annual Artios Awards at the height of awards season on Thursday, January 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: WOULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY Opens at Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas CityBWW Review: WOULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY Opens at Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Aug 17, 2015

OULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY, an original revue of the songs of Lerner and Loewe opened Saturday August 14 at the Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center. What would not be loverly would be to miss this fantastic production, which runs through August 30. Sarah Crawford directs the production, which George Harter wrote, and hosts this tribute to the musicals of the dynamic song-writing duo. (more...)

GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS Opens Tonight at 2nd Stage TheatreGOD'S MAN IN TEXAS Opens Tonight at 2nd Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

A new production of the comic drama God's Man In Texas by David Rambo has been announced as a guest production at The Blank Theatre's 2nd Stage in Hollywood. Directed by Rambo, the engagement will run four weeks only with previews on Thursday, August 13, Friday, August 14, and opening set for tonight, August 15 at 8pm. (more...)

Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre to present BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern. Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton, with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runs August 13 - September 20, 2015, starring Darien Crago as Ginger Rogers. (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

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