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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Plays the Bristol Riverside Theatre, 9/28-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

Lust, love and horror set the stage for the opening production of Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2010-11 mainstage season with Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, running September 28-October 17. Directed by BRT Artistic Director Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Ezra Barnes, Sean Gormley, Eileen Ward, and Debra Whitfield. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Aurora Fox Theatre Presents a Mythological Masterpiece with METAMORPHISIS
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 20, 2013

These cherished stories (and some forgotten classics) get a new breath of life and a newly found appreciation through a web of comedy, drama, romance and with traces of Cirque de Soleil with a set that is truly something to behold! (more...)

THE BEST OF DOO WOP Plays Three Stages Tonight, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Born in the '40s, Doo Wop-tightly harmonized rhythm and blues-characterized the golden age of rock and roll. Gathered for one performance, The Tokens ('The Lion Sleeps Tonight'), Bobby Hendricks' Drifters, "Remember When (Platters Tribute)" and Dodie Stevens ('Pink Shoelaces')continue in The Best of Doo Wop tradition-now in its twelfth season on tour. THE BEST OF DOO WOP will perform in Three Stages tonight, September 15, 2012. (more...)

Ron Bohmer Joins THE FANTASTICKS as 'El Gallo' Tonight, Oct 8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

Ron Bohmer, most recently seen on Broadway in A Little Night Music (Frid), joins the cast of The Fantasticks in the role of the narrator El Gallo on Monday, Oct. 8. He replaces actor Jeremiah James. (more...)

Carole Demas Returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre 10/13, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

Carole Demas, star of TV's The Magic Garden and the original Sandy in Broadway's Grease, will perform two encore performances of her critically-acclaimed show Summer Nights at New York City's Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street. (more...)

'Sixty-six Devotions from Sixty-six Great Books' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Dr. Perryn Rice is a preacher who has been writing e-devotionals for several years. In looking at other devotionals, he noticed that there were certain books from the Bible that were never touched. Believing that an inspirational message can be found in all of the books in the Protestant Bible, Rice decided to publish a new daily devotional, titled 'Sixty-six Devotions from Sixty-six Great Books.' (more...)

Carole Demas Returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2010

Carole Demas, star of TV's The Magic Garden and the original Sandy in Broadway's Grease, will perform two encore performances of her critically-acclaimed show Summer Nights at New York City's Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street. (more...)

Aaron Carter Joins The Cast Of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Triple-Platinum Recording Artist Aaron Carter, who burst onto the pop music scene in the late nineties and quickly achieved worldwide superstardom and the adoration of millions of loyal fans, will join the cast of The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, on Monday, November 7, 2011. (more...)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Closes at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2010

Lust, love and horror set the stage for the opening production of Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2010-11 mainstage season with Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, running September 28-October 17. Directed by BRT Artistic Director Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Ezra Barnes, Sean Gormley, Eileen Ward, and Debra Whitfield. (more...)

Carole Demas Returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre 10/13, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2010

Carole Demas, star of TV's The Magic Garden and the original Sandy in Broadway's Grease, will perform two encore performances of her critically-acclaimed show Summer Nights at New York City's Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street. (more...)

Aaron Carter Joins The Cast Of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

Triple-Platinum Recording Artist Aaron Carter, who burst onto the pop music scene in the late nineties and quickly achieved worldwide superstardom and the adoration of millions of loyal fans, will join the cast of The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, on Monday, November 7, 2011. (more...)

Matt Leisy To Play 'Matt' In THE FANTASTICKS', Matt Dengler To Play 'Mute'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

Matt Leisy, who currently plays The Mute in the Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks, will take over the role of Matt on Monday, December 6, 2010. (more...)

Kim Crosby, Original Cinderella, to Play Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS at Little Springfield Theatre, MO, May 13-29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

Kim Crosby will play the Baker's Wife in the Springfield Little Theatre's INTO THE WOODS, which plays May 13-29 in Springfield, MO. Crosby created the role of Cinderella in the 1987 INTO THE WOODS, first at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and then on Broadway. Cinderella's Prince was played by Robert Westenberg, who Crosby later married. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 52nd Anniversary Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

On Thursday, May 3, 2012 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's romantic musical comedy The Fantasticks will celebrate its 52nd anniversary. The Fantasticks currently stars triple platinum recording artist Aaron Carter as Matt. Television and stage star John Davidson will join the cast as Henry on June 1. (more...)

The Fantasticks to Celebrate 51st Anniversary with Performance 19,019
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

The world's longest-running musical is turning 51. On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's romantic musical comedy The Fantasticks will celebrate its 51st anniversary when it plays its 19,019th New York City performance. (more...)

Washington University Performing Arts Department Closes METAMORPHOSES 5/2
by Chris Gibson - May 2, 2010

The Performing Arts Department (PAD) in Arts & Sciences will close its production of METAMORPHOSES, perhaps the most acclaimed theatrical work of the last decade, as its spring Mainstage production on May 2nd. (more...)

Kim Crosby, Original Cinderella, Plays Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS at Little Springfield Theatre, MO, Now thru 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

Kim Crosby will play the Baker's Wife in the Springfield Little Theatre's INTO THE WOODS, which plays today, May 13 through 29 in Springfield, MO. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SUIT at Seattle Rep is Simply Beautiful
by Jay Irwin - Mar 21, 2014

I truly appreciate when a show realizes it doesn't need all the flash, all the bells and whistles, in order to be great. Sometimes a show has such a simple and straightforward story to tell that it just needs to tell it. Such is the case with "The Suit" currently playing at the Seattle Rep. This heartbreaking tale has such simple innate beauty that it needs only some chairs, a few musicians and a trio of gifted actors to convey the tragic allure of itself. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Intimate Evening with Peter Brook's Company and THE SUIT
by Andrew White - Mar 14, 2014

The Kennedy Center's international theater festival got off to a truly moving start, thanks to a three-evening visit from Peter Brook's company, Theatre des Bouffes du Nord and their touring production of Can Themba's short story, "The Suit." Set in South Africa, in the suburban village of Sophiatown, "The Suit" is a cautionary tale of infidelity, jealousy, and the heavy toll that vengeance can take. It was a rare opportunity for Washington audiences to experience one of the world's master artists at work-an artist whose 60+ year career has spanned any number of innovations, but whose style has remained deceptively simple. (more...)

TRY TO REMEMBER: THE FANTASTICKS Makes TV Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2010

Try to Remember: The Fantasticks, a documentary film recounting the success of the world's longest-running musical, will make its television debut tonight at 9pm on the Ovation network. (more...)

Tom Jones To Play Final Performance In THE FANTASTICKS 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2010

Tom Jones, the lyricist and book writer of The Fantasticks, will play his final performances as Henry (The Old Actor) in The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, this Sunday, June 6 at 3pm and 7:15pm. Jones first played the role in 1960 when The Fantasticks premiered at The Sullivan Street Playhouse. (more...)

Tom Jones To Play Final Performance In THE FANTASTICKS 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

Tom Jones, the lyricist and book writer of The Fantasticks, will play his final performances as Henry (The Old Actor) in The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, this Sunday, June 6 at 3pm and 7:15pm. Jones first played the role in 1960 when The Fantasticks premiered at The Sullivan Street Playhouse. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton To 50th Anniversary Cast Today, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

John Davidson to Return to THE FANTASTICKS Cast, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

John Davidson, the celebrated television, theater and film actor who starred as Matt in the 1964 Hallmark Hall of Fame version of THE FANTASTICKS and recently performed for a limited engagement in the Off-Broadway production as Henry, The Old Actor, will return to the cast on July 30 in that same role. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Composer Harvey Schmidt Visits THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Harvey Schmidt, the celebrated composer of The Fantasticks, visited the show for the first time in more than twenty years on Saturday, June 16, 2012. After the performance, Schmidt met with the cast including television veteran John Davidson and triple platinum recording artist Aaron Carter. Check out photos of Schmidt with the cast below! (more...)

Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park Transformed by Splashy METAMORPHOSES
by Jacques Lamarre - Jun 16, 2012

Playhouse on Park in West Hartford is offering theatergoers a rare treat this summer: a chance to hang around the pool and get smarter while doing it. You may not get a tan at this intimate venue, but you will expand your mind while lounging around an inviting, shimmering, and often foreboding, pool of water. (more...)

Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

50 YEARS OF THE FANTASTICKS To Premiere On PBS 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2010

'50 Years of The Fantasticks', a special episode of Theater Talk devoted to the world's longest-running musical, will premiere on PBS this Friday evening, July 30, 2010 at 12:30am. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Erik Altemus Cast in HBO Pilot The Miraculous Year
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

Erik Altemus, currently appearing as Matt in the Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks, has been cast in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, written by John Logan (Red) and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). Altemus will play Brandon, a dancer. (more...)

Bradley Dean Joins THE FANTASTICKS 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011

Bradley Dean, who recently appeared as Carl-Magnus opposite Bernadette Peters in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, will begin performances as El Gallo, the charming and manipulative narrator in The Fantasticks, on Monday, July 25, 2011. Edward Watts, who currently plays the role, will give his final performance on July 24. (more...)

Bradley Dean Joins THE FANTASTICKS 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

Bradley Dean, who recently appeared as Carl-Magnus opposite Bernadette Peters in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, will begin performances as El Gallo, the charming and manipulative narrator in The Fantasticks, on Monday, July 25, 2011. Edward Watts, who currently plays the role, will give his final performance on July 24. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEATTLE OUTDOOR THEATER FESTIVAL 2010
by Jay Irwin - Jul 12, 2010

Greenstage presented Seattle's Outdoor Theater Festival in Capitol Hill's Volunteer Park over the weekend of July 10th and 11th to kick off the many Summer park shows around the Puget Sound area. The festival encompassed 11 shows from eight different companies and while they mostly followed a Shakespearean bent there were also a few decidedly non-Shakespearean shows but all good fun for all ages and it's all FREE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park Transformed by Splashy METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2012

Playhouse on Park in West Hartford is offering theatergoers a rare treat this summer: a chance to hang around the pool and get smarter while doing it. You may not get a tan at this intimate venue, but you will expand your mind while lounging around an inviting, shimmering, and often foreboding, pool of water. (more...)

Peter Brook Returns to BAM with US Premiere of THE SUIT, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

With The Suit, theater director Peter Brook-whose 1987 production of The Mahabharata inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater)-returns to BAM with Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to showcase his signature approach of innovative stage design and the integration of live music. Written by Can Themba, The Suit was adapted for the stage by Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon. (more...)

Dan Sharkey Joins THE FANTASTICKS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Dan Sharkey, whose Broadway credits include The Music Man and Show Boat, will join the cast of The Fantasticks as Hucklebee on February 28, 2011. He replaces Gene Jones, who played his final performance on February 20. (more...)

Prince Music Theater Stages THE SUIT, Now thru 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Prince Music Theater presents the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director Peter Brook's production of The Suit today, February 26-March 8. Set in South Africa, The Suit tells a tale of love, revenge and redemption. (more...)

Prince Music Theater to Stage THE SUIT, 2/26-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Prince Music Theater presents the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director Peter Brook's production of The Suit February 26-March 8. Set in South Africa, The Suit tells a tale of love, revenge and redemption. Tickets are on sale now at PrinceMusicTheater.org. (more...)

Peter Brook Returns to BAM with US Premiere of THE SUIT, 1/17-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

With The Suit, theater director Peter Brook-whose 1987 production of The Mahabharata inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater)-returns to BAM with Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to showcase his signature approach of innovative stage design and the integration of live music. Written by Can Themba, The Suit was adapted for the stage by Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon. (more...)

Matt Leisy To Play 'Matt' In THE FANTASTICKS', Matt Dengler To Play 'Mute' 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2010

Matt Leisy, who currently plays The Mute in the Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks, will take over the role of Matt on Monday, December 6, 2010. (more...)

Hunter Foster, Malcolm Gets, Dick Latessa et al. Lead Starry Cast of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the cast and creative team of its upcoming world-premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine, by the Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and playwright/director James Lapine. Mr. Lapine has enjoyed a long association with the Playhouse, having previously directed Merrily We Roll Along (1985) and Luck, Pluck and Virtue (1993). The production runs February 15 - March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Peter Brook Returns to BAM with US Premiere of THE SUIT, 1/17-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

With The Suit, theater director Peter Brook-whose 1987 production of The Mahabharata inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater)-returns to BAM with Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to showcase his signature approach of innovative stage design and the integration of live music. Written by Can Themba, The Suit was adapted for the stage by Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon. (more...)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Plays the Bristol Riverside Theatre, 9/28-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

Lust, love and horror set the stage for the opening production of Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2010-11 mainstage season with Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, running September 28-October 17. Directed by BRT Artistic Director Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Ezra Barnes, Sean Gormley, Eileen Ward, and Debra Whitfield. (more...)

Wesport Country Playhouse Hosts Symposium with Tom Jones, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse present a Sunday Symposium with Tom Jones, book writer and lyricist of 'I Do! I Do!,' following the Sunday, August 15, 3 p.m. matinee performance of the joyful and touching musical spanning 50 years of marriage. Jones, along with music composer Harvey Schmidt, received an Obie Award and a Special Tony Award for 'The Fantasticks.' In 1999, their stars were added to the Off-Broadway Walk of Fame outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

THE BEST OF DOO WOP Plays Three Stages, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

Born in the '40s, Doo Wop-tightly harmonized rhythm and blues-characterized the golden age of rock and roll. Gathered for one performance, The Tokens ('The Lion Sleeps Tonight'), Bobby Hendricks' Drifters, "Remember When (Platters Tribute)" and Dodie Stevens ('Pink Shoelaces')continue in The Best of Doo Wop tradition-now in its twelfth season on tour. THE BEST OF DOO WOP will perform in Three Stages on Saturday, September 15, 2012. (more...)

Wesport Country Playhouse Hosts Symposium with Tom Jones, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse present a Sunday Symposium with Tom Jones, book writer and lyricist of 'I Do! I Do!,' following the Sunday, August 15, 3 p.m. matinee performance of the joyful and touching musical spanning 50 years of marriage. Jones, along with music composer Harvey Schmidt, received an Obie Award and a Special Tony Award for 'The Fantasticks.' In 1999, their stars were added to the Off-Broadway Walk of Fame outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

Tom Jones Joins the 50th Anniversary Cast of THE FANTASTICKS, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

Tom Jones, the lyricist and book writer of The Fantasticks, will reprise the role of Henry (The Old Actor) in The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, in celebration of the show's 50th anniversary. Jones originated the role in 1960 when The Fantasticks premiered at The Sullivan Street Playhouse. (more...)

Kim Crosby, Original Cinderella, to Play Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS at Little Springfield Theatre, MO, May 13-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

Kim Crosby will play the Baker's Wife in the Springfield Little Theatre's INTO THE WOODS, which plays May 13-29 in Springfield, MO. Crosby created the role of Cinderella in the 1987 INTO THE WOODS, first at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and then on Broadway. Cinderella's Prince was played by Robert Westenberg, who Crosby later married. (more...)

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