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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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No Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera boasts as many walk-away tunes as The Pirates of Penzance, the only collaboration of the pair to premiere on Broadway, and not in England. Building on the success of the previous year’s H.M.S. Pinafore, but trading—as their principal “serious” focus—the rigors of naval discipline for the obligations of duty, G&S manage to burlesque their normal share of popular institutions, including the army, the police, and operatic sopranos. Pirate apprentice Frederic, at age 21, has faithfully served out his indentures and, replete with a sense of duty, joins the police force, determined to exterminate his old mates. He falls in love with Mabel, the first girl he sees, but the daughter of Major-General Stanley, who himself is the target of a pirate revenge plot. Plans go awry when it is revealed that, thanks to a leap-day birth, Frederic is really only five and one-quarter years old. The engaging musical score includes some of the catchiest music in the G&S canon: Mabel’s pyrotechnic “Poor, wandering one;” the tongue-twisting patter song “I am the very model of a modern major-general;” “A policeman’s lot;” “Climbing over rocky mountain”—a survivor from Thespis, G&S’s lost first stage work; and “With catlike tread,” which, more than a quarter-century later, was given new words as “Hail, hail, the gang’s all here.” At The Egyptian Theatre.


BWW's On This Day - April 9, 2017
by - Apr 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MATILDA, THE IRON GIANT, JUMANJI Highlight Alamo Drafthouse's Summer 2017 Kids Camp Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

With the school year's end on the horizon, Alamo Drafthouse has announced the return of its annual Summer Kids Camp. All summer long families can escape on cinematic adventures in air-conditioned bliss with a specially curated lineup of kid-friendly, film-favorites on the cheap. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Write Jazz-Era Score for AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the creative team of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. (more...)

South Street Seaport Museum Announces Summer Series of Walking Tours
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The South Street Seaport Museum announces this summer's Seaport Walking Tours, illuminating the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York's original seaport. (more...)

Shanghai Disney to Host World Premiere of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11 (more...)

HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME! to Celebrate 7th Anniversary This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Long-running Chicago and Off-Broadway hit HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME! will celebrate its 7th Anniversary on Thursday, April 27. (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...)

BWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 25, 2017

As FINDING NEVERLAND prepares to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas, BWW chatted with Billy Harrigan Tighe who plays J.M. Barrie. Tighe shared with us the inspiration he received in portraying J.M. Barrie and what he continues to learn as he tours with FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Visit Peter Pan's Neverland Before the Darlings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Complete with swashbuckling, lost boys, and fairies, Peter Pan and Mary is the clever and imaginative prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy. Written by Paige Hoke and Guest Directed by Andrea Unger, DreamWrights' world premiere performance showcases a total of 48 cast members and nearly 80 crew members working together to pull off the magic and mystique of Neverland. This exciting production promises to entertain and delight audiences. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for the Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). (more...)

Hit Potter Play PUFFS to Mark 100th Magical Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will celebrate its landmark 100th performance Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street) on Saturday, April 29. Due to popular demand, the show will add a regular Thursday evening performance at 7:30 PM beginning June 8. PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Lyric Opera Of Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Apr 24, 2017

continues to work after 138 years (more...)

Otherworld Theatre Takes To The Skies With The World Premiere Of Nick Izzo's THE ROGUE AVIATOR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Known for their imaginative and epic theatrical works of science fiction and fantasy, Chicago's Otherworld Theatre now presents the world premiere of Nick Izzo's The Rogue Aviator. (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

FIRST Kicks Off World's Largest Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Students
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

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Opera Ithaca Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents Rossini's comic masterpiece, Cinderella, May 12th thru 14th at the Hangar Theatre marking the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the opera. Norm Johnson directs with choreography by Tucker Davis and featuring the dance ensemble of the Tucker Davis Dance Company. Opera Ithaca Music Director, Richard Montgomery, conducts the orchestra in a reduced orchestration by Magnus Gilljam from London's touring production with English Pocket Opera. (more...)

National Geographic Orders Second Season of Hit Anthology Series GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

National Geographic announced today at the network's FURTHER Front presentation the official greenlight of a second season of the scripted anthology series GENIUS, which tells the untold stories of the world's most brilliant innovators. (more...)

Family Fun Galore at New Brighton Seaside Festival this Spring Bank Holiday Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

There will be no such thing as cabin fever this Spring Bank Holiday weekend as the New Brighton Seaside Festival has family fun all sewn up with an amazing line-up of entertainment which will keep children of all ages amused throughout the weekend. (more...)

Circus Hub Returns Bigger and Better with an Incredible International Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

After two successful years Circus Hub is bigger and better than ever before - presenting larger venues and bigger companies, this years programme is packed full of high flying, spectacular acrobatics to marvel at.  2017's programme is truly international, with companies coming from Ethiopia, Colombia, Belgium, Ireland and Australia to offer Fringe audiences the best of world circus and cabaret. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Dead Sailor Girls to Release New Album 'Rolling Sea' 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Blue Rose Music recording artists The Dead Sailor Girls share tales of shipwrecks, crystal balls and ill fated romances on their forthcoming album Rolling Sea, set to arrive on shores April 28, 2017. (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...)

Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

BWW: Interview: Media's Anita of WEST SIDE STORY VICTORIA GUITERAS MAYO
by Pati Buehler - Apr 18, 2017

Here's an inside peek at the energetic actress playing the singing, dancing lead role of Anita, Bernardo's main squeeze in Media's upcoming production of West Side Story. (more...)

Hans Zimmer Receives Rave Reviews at Coachella Ahead of World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer took Coachella by storm on Sunday evening, dazzling a crowd of tens of thousands of fans and trending on Twitter. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Warner Theatre Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will present the Tony Award winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre June 17-25, 2017. (more...)

Christiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chiristiane Noll will make her Metropolitan Room debut with 'The Ira Gershwin Album' on May 24th and June 7th at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2017 - 2018 Season Preview at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Offers Strong Shows
by Laura Hobson - Apr 16, 2017

See previews of 2017-2018 season of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park on BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

Gilbane Building Company Completes 2017 Fenway Park Improvements
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

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Greasepaint Youtheatre presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Greasepaint Youtheatre presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, MAY 5 - 14, 2017, a playful  prequel to the Peter Pan story.Rick Elice (JERSEY BOYS, and the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY) brings to life the Tony-winning story of Peter Pan before he became the boy who wouldn't grow up.  Elice adapted a children's book series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson into a high seas adventure for the stage, complete with an unwilling band of orphans, Molly, a courageous young girl, and a mysterious cargo onboard the Neverland.  The ship is taken over by pirates and the children use their guile and a little magic to keep the treasure out of the pirates' hands. High seas pursuit, hurricanes, mermaids and shipwrecks make for a breathtaking journey. It's all brought to life by a handful of actors who create a story with over a hundred characters.  (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Goes to the Dogs with EMMETT & ELLA'S BIG APPLE ESCAPADE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company is going to the dogs! with the musical adventureEmmett & Ella's Big Apple Escapade. Performances are on Saturdays April 29th and May 6th at 1 & 3pm. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Ticket Contest for THE SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera is offering ticket holders to The Summer King - the Josh Gibson Story -  a chance to see the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the New York Yankees from one of the Pirates Owners' Suites on Sunday, April 23rd. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre closes the 2016-17 season with Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs Friday, May 19 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Ricky Gervais to Narrate Bron Animation's Production of THE WILLOUGHBYS
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Bron Animation has signed Ricky Gervais (Special Correspondents, “The Office,” “Derek”) to narrate its production of THE WILLOUGHBYS, based on the popular children's book of the same name by Newbery® Award winning author Lois Lowry (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Pirates/Yankees Ticket Contest For THE SUMMER KING, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera is offering ticket holders to The Summer King – the Josh Gibson Story -  a chance to see the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the New York Yankees from one of the Pirates Owners' Suites on Sunday, April 23rd. (more...)

Stars of WICKED, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More to Lead PETER, DARLING Musical Readings in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Prior to its world premiere at Casa Mañana Theatre next February, Peter, Darling: The New Peter Pan Musical will have two industry presentations in Manhattan next month. (more...)

Overture Center for the Arts 2017/18 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Overture announced its 2017/18 Broadway and Overture Presents season, which features over 100 performances which have collectively garnered more than 25 Tony Awards® and 15 Grammys® and include Madison debuts, international stars and return favorites. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Nikita Burshteyn: Bay Area's Rising Star Sets Sights on Broadway  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Nikita Burshteyn, 22, is an award-winning actor who's making a name for himself in the San Francisco Bay Area, and not just because he's got a tricky name to pronounce. When he played Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at STAGE 1 Theater in Newark, Linda and Nick Hodges of BroadwayWorld.com raved: 'The show should be renamed 'Nikita Burshteyn Superstar.' The theater should be filled with talent agents waiting to give him an offer.' When he played Tony in 'West Side Story' at Broadway by the Bay in Redwood City, Joanne Engelhardt of the Palo Alto Daily News gushed: 'With Tom Cruise-good looks and an angelic voice, Burshteyn is the real deal.' And when he did his San Francisco cabaret act, 'Livin' Nikita Loca,' Richard Connema of Talkin' Broadway compared his 'full-throated voice and flawless phrasing' to Jonathan Groff's. (more...)

East 15 Acting School Explores Gender Politics as Part of its Secret History Season at Queen's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

East 15 Acting School is set to present The Secret History Season at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch in May. It features two new plays that explore the current issues of sexuality, gender politics, migration and cultural identity through the prism of history. (more...)

DM Playhouse Counting Down to 100th Anniversary with Song
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is approaching its 100th anniversary, and is starting the celebration early with a special fundraising performance to be held each year leading up to the big day. (more...)

East 15 Acting School to Stage THE ONLY JEW IN ENGLAND at Queen's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

East 15 Acting School is set to present The Secret History Season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch in May. It features two new plays that explore the current issues of sexuality, gender politics, migration and cultural identity through the prism of history. (more...)

Harmonic Experts to Present on Emerging Technologies During 2017 NAB Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

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Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp to Star in PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The producers of 'THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PANTOMIME' invite you to spend Christmas in Neverland with 'PETER PAN', their stunning new arena production, which is looking to be placed in the Guinness World Records as the World's Biggest Christmas Show.  It's the perfect funny, festive, fantastic, family treat with a mix of comedy, spectacle, thrills and adventure. (more...)

James Seabright and George Seaton Present LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Two of Liverpool's most celebrated daughters will return to the city for one night only this May, for the world premiere of a new musical based on Carla Lane's beloved BBC series The Liver Birds. (more...)

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