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Looking down at his newly crafted puppet, kindly old Geppetto makes one wish, that Pinocchio could be a real boy. The Blue Fairy appears that night and brings Pinocchio to life, telling him that if he learns to be honest, brave and unselfish, he will become a real boy. And then a fantastic, musical adventure begins, with a marionette show, a sly fox, and boys turning into donkeys. Join Pinocchio as he tries to get out of trouble and learn what it takes to be a real boy.


Art House's JC Fridays is Back This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Summer is quickly approaching, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 55 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, June 2, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. (more...)

Fairy-Tale Adventure SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to Los Altos
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Shrek The Musical. Set in a mythical "once upon a time" land, Shrek The Musical tells the story of a hulking green ogre, Shrek, who sets off on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a dragon-guarded castle. (more...)

The Alexander Children's Theatre School Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Charles Court Opera and the King's Head Theatre Present THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The King's Head Theatre's associate company, Charles Court Opera, returns after their successful and critically acclaimed, sell-out boutique pantomime Pinocchio last Christmas with The Magic Flute. Originally commissioned by the Iford Arts Festival, this limited five-week season is the London premiere and the first ever pub opera production of Mozart's fantastical tale. (more...)

Cast Announced for SHREK THE MUSICAL at The Playhouse at Allenberry
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

An ornery ogre, a peculiar princess, a talking donkey, a vertically-challenged villain, and a love struck dragon are headed to the Allenberry Resort! Shrek The Musical, the Broadway sensation based on DreamWorks Animation's 2001 blockbuster film, will run at The Playhouse at Allenberry from July 7 through 22, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Snow White & Prince Charming Sing Out in ONCE UPON A TIME's Musical Episode
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

The highly-anticipated musical episode of ONCE UPON A TIME entitled 'The Song in Your Heart,' will air on Sunday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network. Watch Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) and Josh Dallas (Prince Charming) perform in a new clip below! (more...)

The Scottish Drama Training Network to Premiere Mark Thomson's SNOWFLAKE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

In January this year The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and Pleasance Theatre Trust announced a new initiative to support Acting, Performance and Technical Theatre graduates from Scotland's Colleges and Higher Education Institutions as they make the transition from training to industry. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces The 2017-18 Essential Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

]Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2017-18 Essential Series. (more...)

VIDEO: Mirror, Mirror! New Clip of the Evil Queen Singing in ONCE UPON A TIME's Musical Episode
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The highly-anticipated musical episode of ONCE UPON A TIME entitled 'The Song in Your Heart,' will air on Sunday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network. Watch Lana Parrilla sing as the Evil Queen in a new clip below! (more...)

Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals to Feature THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO and 13 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Following their triumphant sold-out gala fundraising concert of The Color Purple last Sunday featuring major stars from shows including Dreamgirls, the British Theatre Academy today announces a double bill of musicals this summer at London's Ambassadors Theatre. (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

Sam Mendes In Talks to Helm Live-Action PINOCCHIO for Disney
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sam Mendes is currently in discussions to direct Disney's live-action adaptation of Pinocchio. As BWW previously reported, Peter Hedges will pen the script for the film, with Chris Weitz and Andrew Miano producing. (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Are Going Up For Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. It is the largestcollection to ever be offered at auction. Highlights include, a five piece Haunted Mansion gothic style costume, pictured left, and a four piece, Haunted Mansion, gothic style maid costume, each is estimated to sell for $900 - $1,500. Costumes from almost every Disney attraction are included like, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hall of Presidents, Tomorrowland, Animal Kingdom and they are each estimated to sell in the range of $100 - $800. (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Up For Auction
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. I (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has gone into rehearsals at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The show will open the theatre's summer season in June. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre presents ICONS Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre annouces that its 2017 ICONS Gala celebrating the career of Broadway legend Hal Prince held Sunday, April 30 in the Atlantic Ballroom at the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Drive, broke its records for number of attendees and funds raised, making it the most succesful gala in the organization's 22-year history. The Gala, with honorary chair Paul Lisnek, included special guest Lonny Price and performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the career of Hal Prince, the presentation of the 2017 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to Rachel Rockwell and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auctions benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori Talk Storytelling Through Song for DGF's 'The Legacy Project'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The announcement of today's Tony Award nominations marks this as a week for celebration and reaffirms the commitment of organizations that protect the survival of the arts. For those organizations, like the Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF), that commitment likely means shouldering a larger burden of funding and support. Today's celebration also coincides with the launch of the latest installment of 'The Legacy Project: Volume III' from DGF, featuring one of Broadway's best known and loved composers/lyricists, Stephen Schwartz, chatting with Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) about storytelling through song. Watch the interview below! (more...)

Cast Set for SHREK THE MUSICAL at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Shrek The Musical, directed by Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation Film, Shrek The Musical, is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs, and the beloved characters you know and love to life on our stage! (more...)

Sarasota Summer Stage: Enjoy special deals at select Sarasota County performances
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

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Get Deals for Idina Menzel and More in Sarasota This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Sarasota County is known as Florida's Cultural Coast with more than ten professional and community theaters offering 3,000 seats for patrons. Patrons can enjoy discounts and deals at many venues during the Sarasota Summer Stage promotion. (more...)

Casting Announced for MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the summer family musical production Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, July 13-August 27, 2017. Newly announced, Rachel Rockwell will take the helm as the production's director and choreographer. Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, this wild and wacky musical is written by Kevin Del Aguila-the Emmy Award-winning writer of the animated PBS hit Peg Cat-with original music and lyrics by creative duo George Noriega and Joel Someillan, who have developed music for popular children's series, including Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, May 7, 2017
by - May 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 7, 2017! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz and More to Tribute Tyler Clementi with TYLER'S SUITE at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

On June 4 at 2PM, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will present Tyler's Suite at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in commemoration to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a young musician who died by suicide shortly after being bullied online by his roommate for being gay. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look & Song List for ONCE UPON A TIME's Musical Episode!
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

ABC has shared a first look at the highly-anticipated musical episode of ONCE UPON A TIME titled 'The Song in Your Heart'. In the episode, one wish upon a star makes the entire enchanted forest burst into song. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley presents Musical RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. A soaring, tuneful score (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) illuminates this sweeping saga (book by Joseph Stein) of dreams and disillusions, love lost and inspiration found, and the heart and soul of the American character. It was declared "A winner, warm and witty. You are tempted to rise cheering," by The Mercury News. Rags will be directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who notes "this production could not be timelier. As America debates immigration policies, what better time to present this deeper look at the newcomer's experience." Performances are April 5-30 (press opening: April 8) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($35-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.orgor call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

UNITED FLIGHT 232, ELLEN BOND, UNION SPY and More Set for The House Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces its 16th season of creating 'Amazing Feats of Storytelling' held at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. (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 Salt Lake City - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Salt Lake City (more...)

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

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

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

Eight Shows Supported by Greenwich Theatre Confirmed for Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Greenwich Theatre is set to have an unprecedented profile at this year's Brighton Fringe, with no less than eight productions heading for The Warren either co-produced or supported by the South London venue. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

We have a first look at the CST production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! Check out the video below! (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.  Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Sadler's Wells' new season features a world first for artistic research (more...)

BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 23, 2017

Today, John Tartaglia speaks with BWW about the important new Netflix series JULIE'S GREENROOM, which teaches kids, 'the arts don't discriminate.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce DISNEY'S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto's, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs, "When You Wish upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns for a Special Encore at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Angeline Mirenda based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from May 5 through May 13; regular performances will begin May 13 and continue through May 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Dundalk Community Theatre concludes it 2017 season with the family musical comedy "SHREK" from April 28th - May 7th with a special family friendly 2pm matinee show added onSaturday May 6th. Individual tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for senior adults and $17 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under. (more...)

Center Stage Jackson Announces SHREK THE MUSICAL as Summer Main Stage Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Stage Jackson is thrilled to present its summer Main Stage Musical, Shrek the Musical. This family-friendly musical will run June 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm, with Sunday matinees June 11 and 18 at 3:00pm at Jackson College's Potter Center, 2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson, MI 49201. (more...)

First Listen to 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen to the song 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from the show below! (more...)

CABARET to Open Arden Theatre Company's 2017-18 Lineup; Children's Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announced today that the musical CABARET will open their 30th Anniversary Season and the 2017/18 20th Anniversary Arden Children's Theatre Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Cleveland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017
by - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

Announcing the Duluth Playhouse 2017-2018 Seasons!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Duluth Playhouse is proud to announce its 2017-2018 seasons for its Main Stage, Underground, Children's Theatre, and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) series. (more...)

Director John Tiffany Confirms 'Gender-Bending' Theatre Premiere Of PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Director John Tiffany, who last night won an Olivier Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (one of a record-breaking nine gongs for the hit show) is helming the world theatrical premiere of Disney's beloved Pinocchio at London's National Theatre this December. (more...)

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