Reefer Madness

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Variety Arts Theatre (New York, NY)
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New York, NY 10003
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This musical satire shows the dire consequences that befall wholesome teens Jimmy Harper and Mary Lane when they fail to heed The Lecturer’s warnings and are lured into the Reefer Den.

Round House Theatre to Present ORDINARY DAYS, 5/28-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Ordinary Days, an acclaimed new musical by Adam Gwon, brings Round House's 2013/2014 season to a harmonious close as it makes its area premiere. Signature Theatre's Matthew Gardiner makes his Round House directing debut with this Off-Broadway hit by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers. Ordinary Days runs at Round House Theatre Bethesda from May 28 thru June 22. Opening night is Monday, June 2, 2014. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman today, May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. to Present PROUD AT MARY'S as June Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Following their successful run of William Finn's A New Brain, The Brown Paper Box Co. has announce their next cabaret series: PROUD AT MARY'S: A June Cabaret. Ticketing information for this evening of Pride-based stories and songs can be found at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

17 ORCHARD POINT Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The world premiere of 17 Orchard Point, a new play starring Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, began performances on Friday, April 25 for a limited four-week Off-Broadway run at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) through today, May 24. (more...)

FIELD HOCKEY HOT Premiere, THE LIFE & More Set for 11th Hour Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

11th Hour Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 season including a world premiere musical as its main stage production, and four musicals in its Next Step Concert Series. (more...)

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA! to feature stars of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, Mondays in May
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Industry Bar's DIVA! Mondays series, features Marty Thomas, Kelly King, Alexa Green and Marissa Rosen. The show is a celebration of powerful female vocals, spotlighting the great icons throughout history from Aretha Franklin to Celine Dion. The show will cast it's attention on the women of the new off-Broadway smash, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, beginning May 5. For 4 weeks only, a different female cast member from the new musical will take the DIVA! stage to perform live; show time is 11 PM. (more...)

Doctuh Mistuh Productions to Stage SILENCE, THE MUSICAL, 6/19-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

SILENCE, THE MUSICAL will run June 19-July 13, 2014 (Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 5pm. Midnight performances on July 5 & 12) at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 E Manor Rd, Austin, TX. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Presents ALTAR BOYZ, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

11th Hour Theatre Company presents its only mainstage production of the season, the hilarious, boy-band 'holy hit' musical Altar Boyz running today, May 15-June 1, 2014 at The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts. (more...)

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA Welcomes HEATHERS' Katie Ladner Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Industry Bar's DIVA! Mondays series, features Marty Thomas, Kelly King, Alexa Green and Marissa Rosen. The show is a celebration of powerful female vocals, spotlighting the great icons throughout history from Aretha Franklin to Celine Dion. The show will cast it's attention on the women of the new off-Broadway smash, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, beginning May 5. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 11
by - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

RAGTIME, REEFER MADNESS & More Set for Warner Stage Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced the Warner Stage Company's 2014-15 Season. Season Subscriptions are now available. Other ticket purchases are available in July. Call the Warner Theatre Box Office at 860-489-7180 for more information. (more...)

Kristolyn Lloyd & Dave Thomas Brown to Join Cast of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, welcome Dave Thomas Brown as JD and Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke to the "in-crowd" on Monday, June 9, 2014. (more...)

SOUTH PARK Meets DESPERATE HOUSE WIVES in Musical Comedy, 7/18-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

A BIG-hearted musical comedy comes to life at Roleystone Theatre this July, featuring agoraphobia, adultery, '80s nostalgia, kleptomania, strippers and a hysterical pregnancy. (more...)

Double Dog Theatre to Present REEFER MADNESS, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

This summer, the newly formed professional theatre company, Double Dog Theatre, will welcome patrons to their first production, the anti-marijuana spoof, Reefer Madness, The Musical. (more...)

BWW TV: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Company Previews Cast Album at Barnes & Noble!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 24, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, just celebrated the release of its World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label- available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores . The cast just gave a special performance at Barnes & Noble and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Go inside the special event in the video below! (more...)

Maura M. Knowles, LaDonna Burns & More to Lead INSULT TO INJURY Private Reading, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

A private industry reading of Insult to Injury will take place on Friday, July 11 in Manhattan. Insult to Injury has book and lyrics by Maura M. Knowles and music by Nathania Wibowo. The reading will be directed by Joe Barros (Artistic Director of New York Theatre Barn, New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee for Hard Times). (more...)

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Expecting Second Child
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting their second child. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn to Feature Musical Theatre Writers Michael Cooper and Timothy Huang, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

New York Theatre Barn will present the next installment of their New Works Series, featuring musical theater writers Michael Cooper and Timothy Huang on Monday, June 23rd at 7:30pm at the DR2 Theatre (Daryl Roth Theatre, 101 E. 15th Street). Tickets are $15.00 ($10.00 for students) and are available for purchase in advance at www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9916053 (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Comes to Barnes & Noble 6/16 for Performance, CD Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Cast members from HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL will appear at the Barnes & Noble at 86th and Lexington in New York City on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5 p.m. to perform selections from the show and sign copies of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording. (more...)

NYTB to Continue New Works Series with Michael Cooper's 'TIMELINES' and Timothy Huang's PETER AND THE WALL, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

New York Theatre Barn will present the next installment of their New Works Series, featuring musical theater writers Michael Cooper and Timothy Huang on Monday, June 23rd at 7:30pm at the DR2 Theatre (Daryl Roth Theatre, 101 E. 15th Street). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: What's Your Damage?! Watch Highlights from HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, 'Defiance', 'Desperate Housewives'), Heathers: The Musical is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman(Reefer Madness, Parental Guidance, She's The Man), with choreography by Emmy Award winnerMarguerite Derricks (Fame, Charlie's Angels, Austin Powers films). Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to exclusively premiere highlights from the new musical! (more...)

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Coming to Roleystone Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

A BIG-hearted musical comedy comes to life at Roleystone Theatre this July, featuring agoraphobia, adultery, '80s nostalgia, kleptomania, strippers and a hysterical pregnancy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HEATHERS Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, just celebrated the release of its World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label- available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores starting today, June 17. The cast just gave a special performance at Barnes & Noble and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

A VERY HEATHERS PROM to Celebrate Cast Album Release 6/18 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will host A VERY HEATHERS PROM immediately following the performance on Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30PM-2:00AM at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. The Prom celebrates the release of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label, available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores June 17. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer joins The Broadway Cruise! Sailing from NYC to Canada and New England October 11-18, 2014
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 9, 2014

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Barrett Wilbert Weed Departs HEATHERS; Charissa Hogeland to Take Over as 'Veronica'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Drama Desk nominee Barrett Wilbert Weed has officially left the cast of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical currently playing at New World Stages. A show representative told BWW: 'Barrett Wilbert Weed has departed the Off-Broadway production of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL to pursue other opportunities. Original cast member Charissa Hogeland, who has understudied the role of Veronica since the show's premiere at New World Stages, will take over the leading role, effective immediately.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Seussical' splashes, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Clemente' and 'Hansel & Gretel' bow, 'Hank Williams' returns, 'Charlie Brown' takes a hike, plus 'Reefer Madness' at Mayne, Bill Larkin at Davenport's and showtunes at Ravinia. Plus:'Titanic' arrives as 'The Last Ship' sails! (more...)

MODERN MARIJUANA LIVING Book to be Released, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

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TUTS Underground Announces 2014/2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

TUTS Underground's second season is here! Get ready for marijuana, celebrity stalkers and awkward first date antics. Interested? See below for more details and photos. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 13
by - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)

HEATHERS Sets Early August Closing Date Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will play its final performance of its limited engagement at New World Stages on Monday, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: REEFER MADNESS Deserves Some Buzz: It Really Is a 'Hit'!
by Johnna Leary - Apr 7, 2014

One certainly doesn't need to get high to enjoy all the buzz from the Being Revived production of Reefer Madness, running at Frederick Community College through April 13. Expertly directed in the hands of David Norman, this rarely-produced, cult classic musical is an outstanding production, with every over-the-top comedic moment and high-energy musical number (under the impeccable music direction of Jonas Dawson) leaving the audience "jumping"! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 42West Launch Party with Billy Porter, Robin de Jesus & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Hospitality Queen Susan Buckley and Producing Artistic Director, Jacob Langfelder helped launch the new 14,000 square foot event space 42West in a big way over the weekend with appearances by Tony and Grammy Award-Winner, Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Billy's Back on Broadway) as well as Elizabeth A. Davis (Once, FairPlay), Robin DeJesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles), Emmy Award-Winner Lance Horne, DJs Andrew Andrew and Ali Luminescent and Christine Geiger as The Intergalactic Unicorns. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 5/6-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

Lea DeLaria, Jenna Leigh Green & More to Join Alan Cumming for REEFER MADNESS Concert, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Reefer Madness, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney which will return to New York City 13 years after it's limited off-Broadway engagement for a one night only concert event at New World, has added Lea Delaria ('Orange is the New Black'), Amy Spanger (Elf, 'Reefer Madness' film), Andrea McArdle (Annie), John Kassir (Reefer Madness), Lesli Margherita (Matilta) and Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked) to it's lineup. Previously announced cast members include Alan Cumming (Cabaret, 'The Good Wife'), Christian Campbell (Reefer Madness), and Thomas Dekker ('The Secret Circle,' 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'). (more...)

Katie Thompson, Hannah Elless, Cedric Neal & More to Star in THE MOON AND THE SEA Concert Reading at The Cutting Room, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On May 5th, Katie Thompson (Giant, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Somewhere in Time, The Other Josh Cohen), Cedric Neal (After Midnight, Porgy and Bess), Blake Whyte (Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Patrick Newton (Blue Man Group), and Isaac Woofter (War Horse) will star in the premiere New York presentation of The Moon and the Sea, a new musical by Creighton Irons. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 19-25
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 25, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starring Neil Patrick Harris, photo coverage of a Reefer Madness benefit concert, a peek at the opening night curtain calls of VIOLET, CABARET, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and more! (more...)

Michele Pawk Stars in 17 ORCHARD POINT, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The world premiere of 17 Orchard Point, a new play starring Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, will begin performances tonight, April 25 for a limited four-week Off-Broadway run at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) through May 24. Written by Anton Dudley (Substitution, Getting Home) & Stephanie DiMaggio, and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, 17 Orchard Point will have its official opening night on Sunday, May 4 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reiews: Circuit Playhouse in Memphis Offers Moments of GRACE
by Joseph Baker - Apr 24, 2014

Don't Put Your Faith in HIMmelman (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Constantine Maroulis, James Snyder, Amy Spanger & More Sing REEFER MADNESS at Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Reefer Madness, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney, just played a one night only benefit concert at New World Stages. Directed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz and produced by Shoshana Feinstein, the event featured Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde, Rock of Ages), Telly Leung ('Glee', Godspell), Harry S. Murphy (Reefer Madness),Allison Scagliotti ('Warehouse 13,' Jasper in Deadland), Kevin Carolan (Newsies, The Jungle Book), America Olivo ('Chicago, P.D.'), Alan Cumming (Cabaret, 'The Good Wife'), Lea Delaria ('Orange is the New Black'), Amy Spanger (Elf, 'Reefer Madness' film), James Snyder (If/Then), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Christian Campbell (Reefer Madness), Thomas Dekker ('The Secret Circle,' 'A Nightmare on Elm Street') John Kassir (Reefer Madness), and Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Alan Cumming & More Set for One Night Only REEFER MADNESS Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Reefer Madness, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and music by Dan Studney, will return to New York City 13 years after it's limited off-Broadway engagement (more...)

REEFER MADNESS Returns to NYC for One Night Only Concert on Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Reefer Madness, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and music by Dan Studney, will return to New York City 13 years after its limited off-Broadway engagement for a one night only benefit concert event at New World Stages. The all-star cast will include Alan Cumming, Christian Campbell, and Thomas Dekker. Additional casting to be announced in the coming weeks, with surprise guest appearances. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Telly Leung and More Complete Cast of REEFER MADNESS IN CONCERT at New World Stages, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde, Rock of Ages), Telly Leung ('Glee', Godspell), Harry S. Murphy (Reefer Madness), Allison Scagliotti ('Warehouse 13,' Jasper in Deadland), Kevin Carolan (Newsies, The Jungle Book), and America Olivo ('Chicago, P.D.') complete the cast of Reefer Madness, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney which will play a one night only benefit concert this Today night at New World Stages. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, REEFER MADNESS & More Set for FAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The world's most beloved nanny and the world's most notorious vampire join a fine crew of stoners, gamblers and talking mice in the FAC's exciting 2014-15 theatre season lineup. (more...)

Kristen Bell Interested in Bringing FROZEN's Anna to ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

There's a little more than just speculation at this point, however, with Bell chiming in and confirming she'd be up for a guest role. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Present ALTAR BOYZ, 5/15-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

11th Hour Theatre Company presents its only mainstage production of the season, the hilarious, boy-band "holy hit" musical Altar Boyz running May 15-June 1, 2014 at The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts. With a book by Kevin Del Aguila and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Altar Boyz is directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien with an ensemble cast of Robert Hager, Adam Hoyak, Billy Kametz, Michael Linden, and Nicholas Park. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Telly Leung and More Complete Cast of REEFER MADNESS IN CONCERT at New World Stages, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde, Rock of Ages), Telly Leung ('Glee', Godspell), Harry S. Murphy (Reefer Madness), Allison Scagliotti ('Warehouse 13,' Jasper in Deadland), Kevin Carolan (Newsies, The Jungle Book), and America Olivo ('Chicago, P.D.') complete the cast of Reefer Madness, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney which will play a one night only benefit concert this Saturday night at New World Stages. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Recording in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL-the critically acclaimed new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film-are pleased to announce the Original Cast Recording of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, to be released on Yellow Sound Label. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Defiance", "Desperate Housewives"), HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. (more...)

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