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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.

Spreckels Theatre Company Announces 2016 -2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The acclaimed and award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park, Calif. has announced its upcoming season, presented in its two theaters at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, Calif. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2016

On Monday Nights the Pirates in 'Pirates of Penzance' (the mega hit now playing at Barrington Stage Company) are resting but the set on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield was the perfect setting for one of the theatre's most perfectly matched couples.  (more...)

Summer Scare Fest, 'NO LIMITS' Short Film Event and More Coming Up at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Wild Project has announced its current and upcoming productions and events. Check out the lineup below! (more...)

The Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2016

On Monday Nights the Pirates in 'Pirates of Penzance' (the mega hit now playing at Barrington Stage Company) are resting but the set on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield was the perfect setting for one of the theatre's most perfectly matched couples.  (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Adaptation Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (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...)

AMC to Accelerate Dolby Cinema Installments to 100 AMC Sites by End of 2017
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

In response to impressive guest reaction and the overwhelming success of Dolby Cinema at AMC in its first full year, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) today announced plans to accelerate Dolby Cinema at AMC installations to 100 operational sites by the end of 2017 (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 7, 2016
by - Aug 7, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BAD JEWS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Maryland Ensemble Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre is proud to announce its 2016-2017 Mainstage season. For nineteen years, MET has assembled seasons that mix classic, contemporary, and original works with thoughtful themes and challenging ideas that make us laugh, cry, and strengthen the understanding of our community. (more...)

No Postage Necessary adds BLAGDEN, CLOSSHEY, KAY, SAVANTE, BEACH & BARRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

GEORGE BLAGDEN (Vikings, Versailles, Les Miserables), CHARLEENE CLOSSHEY (An Evergreen Christmas, A Thousand Cuts), ROBBIE KAY (Once Upon a Time, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), SAG Nominee & American Movie Award winner STELIO SAVANTE (Where the Road Runs Out, The Making of the Mob: New York, Eisenstein in Guanajuato) MICHAEL BEACH (Third Watch, Sons of Anarchy, Patriots Day) and RAYMOND J. BARRY (Justified, Born on the Fourth of July) join writer/director JEREMY CULVER's indie dramedy No Postage Necessary; which has begun filming in Tampa and Plant City, Florida. (more...)

The Glitter and Doom Salon Plays Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

New late night variety show, The Glitter and Doom Salon opens at the Edinburgh Festival stage this week with an evolving lineup of cabaret and vaudeville artists taking part, making each night a unique experience. (more...)

RJ Mitte to Star in Sci-fi Action Thriller THE RECALL; Production Now Underway
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide, proudly announce that principal photography for the sci-fi, action, thriller, THE RECALL, has commenced in British Columbia, Canada. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

90210! THE MUSICAL! Parody to Bring Drama Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

90210! THE MUSICAL!, the new Off-Broadway parody of the popular 90s teen soap Beverly Hills 90210, will begin performances on September 8, 2016 at Theatre 80. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND in the Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens tonight, August 24, and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND at Finger Lakes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens today, August 24 and runs throughSeptember 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  Watch highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Starring Jamie Bell Arrives on DVD November 8
by TV Scoop - Aug 23, 2016

Based on the book “Washington's Spies” by Alexander Rose, AMC's critically acclaimed Revolutionary War drama, “TURN: Washington's Spies” – The Complete Third Season, arrives on DVD, November 8, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Featuring all 10 episodes from the epic third season, as well as never before seen deleted scenes, the fan-favorite series builds towards one of the most notorious moments in American history – the treasonous defection of Benedict Arnold. (more...)

Casting Set for The Hypocrites' CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced casting for its second production of its 20th Anniversary season, the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Disney Movies Anywhere Adds Its First Multichannel Video Programming Distributor, Fios by Verizon, to Its Ever-Expanding Digital Footprint
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Jimmy Bain to Lead New TREASURE ISLAND Musical in the Finger Lakes; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

?The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens this Wednesday, August 24 and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. (more...)

BWW Feature: SWEENEY TODD Star Sarah Rice Returns to Solo Cabaret
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2016

Broadway and opera performer and multiple award winner Sarah Rice is in her first solo cabaret act since 2013 -- with a pianist, David Vernon, and her Theremin all at her side. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

GOODNIGHT MOON, PRANCER, THUMBELINA and More Set for Rose Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Rose Theater will launch its 2016-17 season on Sept. 2, 2016, with the opening of Goodnight Moon, a musical featuring the classic children's book by the same name. (more...)

The PIRATES OF PENZANCE Sails Into Corona Featuring ROBERT HOYT & LANCE GALGON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

OBCTheater presents the classic Musical Comedy The Pirates of Penzance for one weekend only, August 25 - 28th, 2016. (more...)


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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Two of Amazon Original Series CREATIVE GALAXY, Premiering 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Friday, September 16, Amazon Original Kids Series CREATIVE GALAZY, the hit 'make-along, create-along' animated art adventure preschool series, is set to blast off for Season Two on Prime Video with all-new episodes. (more...)

Gary Nesta Pine to Release New Album REVELATIONS Out on August 26, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Gary Nesta Pine has been inspired by, and devoted to, music for as long as he can remember.  “I'm a messenger from Jah.  My dad was a postman; I feel like I am the postman of music.” The impact reggae has had on his life, and him on its sound, can't be understated. They're so intertwined that it's hard to imagine Jamaican roots reggae without the passion of Gary Nesta Pine. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere All-New Series BETRAYED, 8/24
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Things are not always as they seem in Investigation Discovery's (ID) all-new series BETRAYED, which revisits heart-pounding cases of deception that ended in murder at the hands of a trusted family member, co-worker, lover, or friend. (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

Artists Rep Launches 2016/17 Season with TREVOR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre begins its 2016/17 season with TREVOR, a tragicomedy from Orange Is the New Black writer, Nick Jones. The play features John San Nicolas as the chimp, Trevor, and Sarah Lucht as his 'mom,' Sandra. This is the first play of seven in Artists Rep's 34th season. (more...)

Bryan Banville and John Massey to Star in San Diego Musical Theatre's THE PRODUCERS; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of The Producers. (more...)

Keira Knightley to Play Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney's Live-Action THE NUTCRACKER
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Keira Knightley will portray the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney's upcoming live action feature THE NUTCRACKER. As previously announced, Mackenzie Foy will play Clara. (more...)

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS' Hugh Grant to Receive Zurich Film Fest Icon Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Serving as the Festival's most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Grant on the evening of September 27 at the Corso Cinema. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra To Put On SUMMER SERENADES IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

This summer Stark County residents have been enjoying performances by ensembles from the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in several Stark Parks.  The series, known as Summer Serenades in the Park, a partnership between the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Stark County Park District (SCPD) will conclude with a FREE full orchestra concert on September 4 at 7:30pm at Petros Lake Park (3519 Perry Drive SW, Canton). (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Offering Fall 2016 Youth Acting Classes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is once again offering acting classes for young performers ages 3 to 14, with a schedule of classes that will tap young imaginations in creative and confidence-building ways. Designed to strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of community, the classes will focus on individual and collective skill development in a fun and supportive environment. (more...)

DINNER AT THE TWITS Announces More Casting and Further Menu Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The award-winning team behind the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit Alice's Adventures Underground and The Game's Afoot, in association with gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr, are delighted to announce further menu details and casting for Dinner at the Twits, a gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience from 4 September - 30 October at The Vaults, London. (more...)

Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush to Star as Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Geoffrey Rush ("The Kings Speech," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Shine") has been cast in National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - Aug 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe. (more...)

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Three best friends from Washington got together and decided to make a musical. The rest is history - or at least it will be when the cast of LIZARD BOY makes their San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre this September. (more...)

West End's PETER PAN GOES WRONG Set for Christmas Broadcast on BBC One
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

This Christmas, Peter Pan is coming to BBC One, but it might not be what you expect. Straight from the West End stage, the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre brings their smash hit play, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, for television. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

BWW Interview 'Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell Returns to His Theater Roots in THE FANTASTICKS
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2016

Many years ago he played the role of The Mute and Matt in the Sullivan Street Production of THE FANTASTICKS. Today, Reckell speaks exclusively with BWW about the challenges and rewards of returning to the stage after a thirty-five year absence! (more...)

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Draws Attendees from 41 States to National Comedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

National Comedy Center, Inc., the cultural institution developing the first national visitor experience dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy, drew attendance from 41 states to Jamestown for its 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival this past weekend, August 4th - 7th. (more...)

VONNEGUT'S WORLD a Week-Long Festival Exploring the Author Set to Launch September 7-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Vonnegut's World," a new week-long celebration of Vonnegut-themed special events leading up to the World Premiere event of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" at Indianapolis Opera, was announced today and will be held at an array of Indianapolis venues fromSeptember 7th-14th. Presented by Indy Opera in partnership with Indianapolis Art Center, Butler University, Indy FilmFest, Bluebeard Restaurant, and Indy Reads, the festival represents a unique collaboration of area arts organizations and local venues to explore the many facets of the famed Hoosier and iconic literary figure. The schedule of events includes an opening reception, panel discussion, film screening, reading, "brunch of champions," special music performances, and final dress rehearsal of the new opera, written by Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark. Vonnegut completed the libretto just two weeks before his death in 2007. (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

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