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Bil Baird Theatre (New York, NY)
59 Barrow Street

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Based on the story by C. Collodi



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...)

Cortland Rep to Open 45th Anniversary Season with THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 45th Anniversary season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the regional premiere of Ken Ludwig's hysterical new "hole in one" comedy The Fox on the Fairway. Performances will run from June 8rd - 18th with evening performances at 7:30 PM.  Matinees are available on June 10th, 12th and 15th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. The GPS address for the Little York Pavilion is 6799 Little York Lake Road in Preble. (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...)

Jed Resnick, Katie Thompson & More Set for WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Woody - A New Fairytale' will be given an industry reading at Signature Theatre this Tuesday, May 31st. The reading will feature a cast of 13 starring: (more...)

Faction of Fools to Present THE MISER, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents Moliere's THE MISER whipped up with the physical flare of Commedia dell'Arte. (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...)

SHREK Begins 6/22 at Marian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Based on the Oscar-winning animation film, Shrek The Musical is the Tony Award-winning adventure-filled musical playing in the Marian Theatre June 22 - 25 then June 30 through July 31 in the Solvang Festival Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 45th Anniversary season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the regional premiere of Ken Ludwig's hysterical new 'hole in one' comedy The Fox on the Fairway. Performances will run from June 8rd - 18th with evening performances at 7:30 PM. Matinees are available on June 10th, 12th and 15th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. The GPS address for the Little York Pavilion is 6799 Little York Lake Road in Preble. (more...)

Children's Theatre Company to Present PINOCCHIO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is thrilled to kick off the new season with the acclaimed return of Pinocchio, the clever adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic Italian folk tale that dazzled CTC audiences when it premiered in 2013. The production is created by Greg Banks who has created many highly-acclaimed adaptations, including The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Huck Finn, and Romeo and Juliet. This production, like Collodi's story, explores the magical moments when make-believe becomes real. (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre to Present THE COMMEDIA HANSEL & GRETEL, 6/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Back by popular demand after last summer's hiatus, The Spaghetti and Meatball Players return in full force with their rendition of The Commedia Hansel & Gretel June 10-19.  (more...)

Four Clowns' Artistic Director Jeremy Aluma Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jeremy Aluma, the Founder and Artistic Director of Four Clowns for the past seven seasons is stepping down as Artistic Director. Aluma will be moving to Chicago this summer to pursue his MFA in Directing at DePaul University. (more...)

New Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

SISTER CARRIE, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

New Musical DREAMLAND Set for NoHo Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Dreamland, a new musical conceived, written, composed by 14-time Emmy Award winner John Francis Smith with daughter Asia Ray Smith, will have its first ever "off-book" staged performances at the NoHo Arts Center Friday, June 17 at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.  The production is also produced by Smith.  Robert Arnold directs, with musical direction by Christian Regul and Jake Anthony (who also serves as vocal director). (more...)

SISTER CARRIE to Premiere at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Sister Carrie, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM.   (more...)

Cortland Rep's WEST SIDE STORY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

For the second production in their 45th anniversary season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the world renowned American musical West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Performances of this stirring and exciting show will run from June 22 - July 9 with evening performances at 7:30.  (more...)

Silvia Cassini's A MAN LIKE YOU to Open in July at IATI Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Inspired by a real Somali terrorist event, RED Soil Productions presents A Man Like You, a new play direct from Kenya by Kenyan-born playwright Silvia Cassini about who has the moral right to truth.  Yudelka Heyer directs a cast of 4, including Jenny Boote, Andrew Clarke, Jeffrey Marc, and Matthew Stannah.  Fifteen performances will be staged from July 13-31, 2016 at IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street, in New York City's East Village. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hangar Theatre's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Hangar Theatre's 42nd Summer Season starts June 16 with a lineup of thrilling plays and musicals, offering something for everyone. The Hangar's summer season runs through August 13 and includes four professional productions in the Mainstage Season, five shows for young audiences in the KIDDSTUFF Season, and four late night and free productions in the Wedge Series. (more...)

Cortland Rep Youth Program to Present PINOCCHIO This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Youth Program offers four performances of a new adaptation of the classic children's story 'Pinocchio' for all ages. (more...)

Stravinsky Ballets Highlight 2016 Season at Sydney Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

In what is set to be a major artistic highlight of the 2016 season, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson will conduct three great ballet scores Stravinsky composed for the world-famous Ballets Russes at the beginning of the 20th century. This will be a rare opportunity to hear three ballets: The Firebird, The Rite of Spring and Petrushka - performed by the SSO at the Sydney Opera House across two weeks this August. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK at the Fulton Delivers Fun Life Lessons
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 8, 2016

Randall Frizado directs a short, fun-filled version of the children's production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL with a top-notch veteran Shrek and Donkey pair. (more...)

Cortland Rep to Present A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre's third production in their 45th anniversary summer season is the CRT debut of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical 'A Chorus Line'. Conceived, originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, this nine-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical boasts a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Performances of CRT's production will be held at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, and run from July 13 - 30 with evening performances at 7:30. Matinees are available on July 15, 17, 20, 24, and 27 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or by visiting the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's SHREK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Get ready for an "ogre-the-top" production at the Benedum Center July 15-24! This smash-hit musical comedy will come to life with a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans, including Finding Neverland's Rory Donovan as Shrek and Broadway's Haven Burton as Princess Fiona. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Brings Laughs Both Big and Small
by Alexander Garza - Jul 29, 2016

The show is genuinely moving, entertaining, and a fast-paced, all around fun time for the entire family. Don't be quick to assume you can't take your date to see SHREK just because the production is part of Main Street Theater's Theatre for Youth program. The performance is open to the public, and the narrative and jokes will have both children and adults raving. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

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

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jellicle Cats Come Out to Play for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week's edition features some backstage shots from the Broadway company of Cats, Finding Neverland and more! (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life now through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's A CHORUS LINE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre's third production in their 45th anniversary summer season is the CRT debut of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical 'A Chorus Line'. Conceived, originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, this nine-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical boasts a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Performances of CRT's production will be held at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, and run from July 13 - 30 with evening performances at 7:30. Matinees are available on July 15, 17, 20, 24, and 27 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or by visiting the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. (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...)

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