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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.


Jasmin Vardimon Company and Gulbenkian Canterbury Announce New Initiatives for Dance in Kent
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Today, the Ashford based Jasmin Vardimon Company and Gulbenkian Canterbury announceda series of collaborative initiatives, demonstrating their commitment to the various communities of their Kent home and to the development of dance within the region. From training to producing, presenting to reaching out to new audiences, the relationship between the two organisations forms a strategic alignment that aims to enhance their joint artistic contribution throughout the county as a whole.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 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 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre Opens Season with MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Detroit Public Theatre is proud to announce the cast for Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, September 28 - October 23 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. The explosive rock musical is the first production in the theatre company's 2016-17 season and marks the US Debut for Italian pop sensation Arianna Bergamaschi. (more...)

IVEY AWARDS: 2016 Minneapolis Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

?The Twin Cities theater community honored Graydon Royce, long-time theater critic for the Star Tribune, with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and costume designer Trevor Bowen with the Emerging Artist Award at the 12th annual Ivey Awards. The yearly celebration was held Monday, September 19, at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Spin Gold with RUMPELSTILTSKIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The creative team that spun theatrical gold with the Helpmann Awardwinning Pinocchio in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and New York reunite with Rumpelstiltskin, starring multi-award-winning actor and singer Paul Capsis. This brand new production based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm is a rocking family musical full of twists and turns for audiences aged 8 - 108. (more...)

Rose Theater Announces the Cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

An ornery ogre, a peculiar princess, a talking donkey, a vertically-challenged villain and a love struck dragon are headed to The Rose Theater with the production of Shrek The Musical. The Broadway sensation, based on DreamWorks Animation's 2001 blockbuster Shrek will run at The Rose, Sept. 30 through Oct. 15, 2016. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Celebrates 106th Season with a FUNdraiser!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Players of Club of Swarthmore kicks off its 106th season with their annual FUNdraiser on September 10th at 6:30pm. (more...)

THE LAST FIREFLY World Premiere Will Flash to Life at Children's Theatre Company This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will unveil the world premiere of The Last Firefly, written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by CTC's Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius beginning September 27. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.  (more...)

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

M. Scott McLean in association with John Davisi is proud to present FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Stephen Joseph Theatre Announces Winter Season
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

There's a warming winter line-up at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre this year, including a brand new play by Alan Ayckbourn and the Scarborough directorial debut of the theatre's new Artistic Director, Paul Robinson. (more...)

The Doo Wop Project, Dance Fest and More Coming Up This Season at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's 2016-17 season is fast approaching and in addition to its theatrical productions CSC will be hosting a season bursting with music, dance and special events for all ages and tastes. (more...)

Composer Stephen Schwartz Has 'MAGIC TO DO' at Maltz Jupiter Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The chance to see Stephen Schwartz perform his music onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert? It's the kind of opportunity that only comes once in a lifetime. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Do you know that old saying, 'beauty is in the eye of the ogre.' No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Opening Tonight in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

After receiving five Off West End Award nominations for their 2016 opening production of 'Much Ado About Nothing', Iris Theatre's open air promenade version of 'Treasure Island' opens tonight in the ground of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in London. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Atlanta Lyric to Stage Ogre-the-Top Production of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Do you know that old saying, "beauty is in the eye of the ogre." No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

Lexi Walker The 14-Year-Old YouTube Singing Sensation Releases Wishes & Dreams - 3-Song EP Available August 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

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Lexi Walker The 14-Year-Old YouTube Singing Sensation Releases WISHES AND DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Portrait Records announces the release of Wishes & Dreams, a 3-song EP available August 12 from Lexi Walker, the 14-year-old YouTube singing sensation. A follow-up to her 2015 holiday album, Merry Christmas, the new EP features a fresh, brilliant take on two Disney classics, 'A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes' from Cinderella and 'When You Wish Upon a Star' from Pinocchio. Also featured on the album, coinciding with the 2016 Olympics, Lexi re-energizes 'The Power of the Dream,' Celine Dion's legendary opening ceremony number from the 1996 Games, with her trademark youthful power and sparkle. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

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