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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.

Music Institute to Present Free Performance of PINOCCHIO SUITE, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago presents "The Pinocchio Suite," a chamber opera created and performed by accomplished musicians Ron and Ann Surace, Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m. at the Music Institute's Lake Forest campus at Dickinson Hall, 100 East Old Mill Road. Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

Open Air Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season, Including SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Titusville, New Jersey's Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre has confirmed its 2016 summer season. Set to open on Friday, May 20, 2016, the popular outdoor venue that has entertained generations of families over the past five decades will open with the hit of its 2015 summer season, Monty Python's Spamalot. Scheduled for three weekends, the musical comedy will be performed on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

THEN SILENCE Announces Cast for Off-Broadway Run at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

'Oblivion: The Human Jukebox' al Teatro Sistina di Roma
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Da mercoledi 4 a domenica 15 maggio arriva al Teatro Sistina di Roma OBLIVION: THE HUMAN JUKEBOX. Cinque contro tutti. Un articolato mangianastri umano che mastica tutta la musica e la digerisce in diretta in modi mai sentiti prima. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - May 25, 2016

It is truly a pleasure seeing Shrek, The Musical. Based on the sure-to-be-classic DreamWorks Animation motion picture, the superb incarnation at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson boasts a truly remarkable cast. Running through June 25th, Jeffrey Sanzel wonderfully directs the large, talented company that is led by Danny Stalter - in his Theatre Three debut - as our favorite green ogre. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN YOU WISH Is A Wish Unfulfilled
by Herbert Paine - May 23, 2016

Phoenix Theatre premiering WHEN YOU WISH: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY, a highly idealized and superficial portrait of the mogul of animated filmdom that leaves too many stones of character and relationship development unturned. (more...)

Terrace Plaza Playhouse to Present Shrek the Musical Beginning June 10th
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Family Favorite Shrek the Musical will open on June 10th at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse. This feel good show is set to be performed June 10th - July 30th Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm. This production brings to life all of your favorite characters from the Animated Movie 'Shrek.' With huge dance numbers, a cast of over 75, amazing costumes, sets, and music this show is not to be missed! Bring the whole family to the SUMMER SPECTACULAR!  (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL and More Set for Premiere Stages' 2016 Season at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

?Premiere Stages will celebrate its 12th year as the professional theatre in residence at Kean University with an intriguing season of plays, all presented professionally for the first time in the Garden State, featuring innovative new alliances and exciting community-based partnerships. (more...)

Licensing Rights Now Available for GARFIELD and MAD LIBS Through R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers and Hammerstein, An Imagem Company, has acquired the worldwide licensing rights for the popular kid's musicals GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude and MAD LIBS Live! GARFIELD and MAD LIBS join the previously existing TYA (Theater for Young Audiences) Collection of titles including: The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Magical Adventures of Merlin, Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale and Red Riding Hood. (more...)

Cortland Rep's Box Office to Open 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office will open for all summer ticket sales for their 45th Anniversary season starting on Monday, May 23rd. (more...)

Oakland University Theatre to Stage THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Once again this year the theatre program at Oakland University is finishing up its performance season with a production for families. Audiences of all ages are invited to attend one of four performances of the musical THE ADVENTURES OF Pinocchio. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, The Velveteen Rabbit springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. A musical adaptation of the classic Margery Williams' tale, with music by composer Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), book and lyrics by James Still, and direction and choreography by Amanda Tanguay (Pinocchio at The Marriott Theatre), The Velveteen Rabbit fuses the power of childhood play and fancy with the timeless need for unconditional love. Followed by a special Q&A session with the cast, The Velveteen Rabbit is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW Blog: Eliza Porsella - 'Duloc' is Not the Perfect Number
by Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Porsella - May 12, 2016

This week at practice we ran through the entire first act. Most of the time there was at least thirty people backstage just talking and laughing. Our principal, who is also the show's director, was extremely angry that all we did backstage was talk. She said we have to use that time to practice our dances and lines.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences will enchant audiences all over Chicago with the World Premiere musical tale, CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL, running now through May 8, with a press opening on March 12 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With book and lyrics by Eddie Sugarman and a sparkling score by Jihwan Kim, Jeff Award Nominee Scott Weinstein directs the Marriott Theatre for Young Audience's first show of the season, sure to delight audiences of all ages with its quick witted humor and toe tapping music. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2016

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences will enchant audiences all over Chicago with the World Premiere musical tale, CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL, running now through May 8, with a press opening on March 12 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With book and lyrics by Eddie Sugarman and a sparkling score by Jihwan Kim, Jeff Award Nominee Scott Weinstein directs the Marriott Theatre for Young Audience's first show of the season, sure to delight audiences of all ages with its quick witted humor and toe tapping music. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Infinity Theatre to Present ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S 'WE ARE IN A PLAY' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Infinity Theatre Education will bring another great Theatre For Young Audiences show to Annapolis after last year's sold-out production of JACK VS. RAPUNZEL: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

IN SCENA ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL Sets Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, will present the 4th annual IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY. This 15-day festival will offer 5 fully-staged productions from Italy, among other events and activities. All are presented in Italian and English or with English supertitles, curated by Kairos Italy Theater in collaboration with Montclair State University. Performances run May 2-16, 2016; a complete calendar of performance dates and venues will be available shortly. Tickets are $15 General Admission/$12 Students and Seniors for most shows. For more details and tickets visit www.inscenany.com or call 646-850-7056. (more...)

UW Drama to Confront Police Brutality with Kia Corthron's FORCE CONTINUUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The University of Washington School of Drama continues their 75th Anniversary Season with playwright and novelist Kia Corthron's explosive socio-political drama, Force Continuum. Second-year MFA directing candidate Malika Oyetimein will helm the project, which she chose for very personal reasons. (more...)

Breaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Old Globe's 2016-2017 Season will blast off with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams: the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY. (more...)

Phoenix Boys Choir to Sing Disney's Best in HAPPIEST SONGS ON EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Join the Phoenix Boys Choir for a night of music from the Magic Kingdom! Mousketeers of all ages will want to 'give a little whistle' for 'The Happiest Songs on Earth,' when the Phoenix Boys Choir presents The Walt Disney Company's best-loved tunes. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Presnet SHREK THE MUSICAL JR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati brings this production to life on the Taft Theatre stage April 8-10, 16-17, 2016. (more...)

New Dance Adaptation of Children's Classic PINOCCHIO Embarks on UK Tour In August
by Marianka Swain - Mar 17, 2016

This autumn, award-winning choreographer Jasmin Vardimon will create a brand new adaptation of classic fairy tale Pinocchio. Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by Vardimon's multi-talented dancers, Pinocchio will bring to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy. (more...)

Casting announced for The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER. Press night: Tuesday 26 April at 7.30pm. Run: Friday 22 April - Saturday 21 May 2016. (more...)

'ROCKY HORROR,' ANYTHING GOES & More Set for The Gateway's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County is thrilled to announce its 2016 Season! Producing Broadway-caliber musicals starring professional actors, The Gateway kicks off its new season on Wednesday May 18 with five dazzling Broadway hits: Anything Goes, Million Dollar Quartet, Ain't Misbehavin', Priscilla Queen of Desert, and The Rocky Horror Show. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am. Full Season Subscription Membership is only available now through March 21 and includes tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer to Star in OLD LOVE NEW LOVE at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Old Love New Love, a new play by Laura Brienza. Old Love New Love, the final show in the company's 2016-2017 season, is a funny, moving, and life-affirming play about the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease. The cast of seven is led by Emmy Award-winning actress Kim Zimmer . (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/14/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 14, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the notebooks, datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Citizens Theatre to Present DANCE OF DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?In association with the Citizens Theatre, joint Artistic Director of Vox Motus Candice Edmunds presents a new adaptation of August Strindberg's Dance of Death in the Citizens Theatre's Circle Studio next month from 22 April. Adapted by Frances Poet, designed by Graham McLaren and starring Tam Dean Burn, Lucianne McEvoy  and Andy Clarke, Dance of Death brings together some of the best creative talent in Scottish theatre. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: University of Memphis' CODY RUTLEDGE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Whew! We need a vacation already, so you can only imagine how Cody, the guy with the enormous heart and brilliant imagination must feel! So, here's some quick and sage advice for you: Buy yourself some Cody Rutledge stock and watch its value increase, even as his reputation as both an actor and as a scenic designer continues to grow. (more...)

Children's Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Children's Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2016-2017 season which includes four musicals, two CTC audience favorites, and two world premiere productions including the development of a new Dr. Seuss musical based on the story of the Sneetches and an epic new play by Naomi Iizuka. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 2/29/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 29, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to introduce the star-studded cast of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. EVITA's Christina DeCicco and DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner headline the company in the title role and as 'Bert', respectively. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/22/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 22, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Se anuncian los candidatos a la XIX Edición de los Premios MAX
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 18, 2016

Ya se han anunciado los candidatos a la XIX Edicion de los Premios MAX, correspondientes a la temporada 2015. La gala tendra lugar el proximo 25 de abril en el Teatro Circo Price de Madrid  (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER Makes European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, April 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero!  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/16/16- John Tartaglia
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Tartaglia! Tartaglia created and puppeteered the roles of Princeton (the recent college grad) and Rod (the closeted Republican investment banker) in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q, which opened July 31, 2003. For the roles, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2004. He joined the cast of Beauty and the Beast as Lumiere on November 21, 2006 and played the roles of Pinocchio and the Magic Mirror in Shrek the Musical. He most recently produced Imaginocean, which is currently on a national tour! (more...)

Sandy Duncan Departs Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND Early?
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2016

Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, returned to Neverland over the weekend as 'Madame du Maurier' in FINDING NEVERLAND. But her return to the classic fantasy realm -- and onstage in New York -- has been short-lived. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain, April 30-May 22, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Norwegian Ibsen Award Winner's THEN SILENCE to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the US Premiere of THEN SILENCE by award-winning Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre, translated by May-Brit Akerholt. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, previews begin June 4 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for June 7. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre & More to Celebrate Artsfest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has teamed with the University of Wolverhampton, the Arena Theatre and other arts organisations within the city to celebrate Artsfest - a festival of arts and culture within Wolverhampton and surrounding areas from Monday 2 May - Friday 24 June 2016. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of EVER HAPPILY AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The hilarious and imaginative new musical Ever Happily After is less than two weeks away from its regional premiere at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre! (more...)

First Look at Angel Alex Green in DEVILISH at Landor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Angel has landed! (more...)

10 on Tuesday with...Bill Larkin
by Misha Davenport - Apr 19, 2016

Chicago musical funny man Bill Larkin sits down for 10 on Tuesday (more...)

Cast Announced for TUTS Underground's HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the cast of the Heathers: The Musical, which makes its Houston debut on April 28, 2016. Based on the 1989 cult classic film, this musical is a dark, delicious story of the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High - Heather, Heather and Heather. Veronica Sawyer, the only non-Heather of the clique, rejects their ruthless regime when she falls for bad boy J.D. who wants to see all the Heathers six feet under. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of NW Children's Theater's Anime-Inspired SNOW WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Who's afraid of a poison apple? When a jealous queen's rule is threatened by the 'fairest of them all', the seven spirits must be united to liberate a kingdom. NW Children's Theater presents SNOW WHITE, a fast-paced, award-winning original that reimagines the classic fairytale as an epic, anime-inspired adventure featuring thrilling martial arts sequences and live Taiko-inspired drumming. The show runs April 23, 2016 - May 20, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

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