Reefer Madness

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Variety Arts Theatre (New York, NY)
110 Third Avenue
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.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 3rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 3, 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 our Super September Fall Preview! 'Evil Dead,' a South African 'Magic Flute,' Aurora's 'Cats,' 'Women On The Verge...,' Theo's Kurt Weill and LOW's Cole Porter, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party,' Porchlight's 'Sweeney Todd' and more! (more...)

REEFER MADNESS to Open 9/13 at Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Warner Stage Company's 2014-15 season opens with Reefer Madness in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre September 13th at 8 pm. (more...)

EATING RAOUL to Open Minneapolis Musical Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 10/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's (MMT) Eating Raoul, based on Paul Bartel's 1982 black comedy film about a couple who go to extreme lengths to make money to open a restaurant, makes its area premiere October 3-26, 2014 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre (Street Level of City Center in downtown Minneapolis). Under the guidance of MMT's new artistic director Christian Unser, Eating Raoul is directed by Ryan McGuire Grimes and kicks off the 2014-15 MMT season which also includes Calvin Berger and Happy Days-A New Musical. Tickets and three-show subscription packages are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 612.451.9501. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey Goes Backstage at HEATHERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

How VERY fetch! MEAN GIRLS creator Tina Fey was spotted with her husband Jeff Richmond on Sunday night at the hit musical HEATHERS at New World Stages in New York. Scroll down for a photo of Fey with the cast! (more...)

Mayne Stage to Present REEFER MADNESS, Begin. 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mayne Stage has announced Cult Camp Productions presentsReefer Madness The Musical this August 8, 15, 17, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., 7 p.m. doors. Tickets are $20 general admission and are on sale now at (866) 468-3401 or at www.maynestage.com. (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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 6th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 6, 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. Special nights at the Marriott and Stage 773 this weekend, plus three shows opening ('Coraline,' 'Reefer Madness' and 'Fiddler') and four shows closing ('Motown,' 'Big Fish,' 'Godspell' and 'Hillbillies'). We'll tell you the three shows that have one additional week, plus a Christmas movie has us all a-buzz!! (more...)

Warner Stage Company to Open Season with REEFER MADNESS, 9/13-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The 2014-15 Warner Stage Company season opens with Reefer Madness in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre September 13-21, 2014. (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Closes Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 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 tonight, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

APAC to Kick Off 14th Season with Cody Daigle's IN THE BONES World Premiere, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), is pleased to announce their 14th season will begin with a world premiere play by Cody Daigle (resident playwright for The Playhouse Tulsa's 2013-14 season) called In The Bones, directed by Dev Bondarin, beginning November 6, 2014. (more...)

CREATURES OF HABIT World Premiere to Play Dixon Place, 10/3-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Dixon Place will present a world premiere of Creatures of Habit, choreographed by Jonathan Royse Windham to original music composed by Daniel Kazemi. Mr. Windham was recently named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch." Creatures of Habit will play for three weekends beginning Friday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 18th. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door and $12 for students and seniors. For tickets for all performances at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street), call 212.219.0736 or go to www.dixonplace.org. (more...)

ASK A TRAINER: 'Is Marijuana a Good Way to Treat Pain From Sports Injuries?'
by Michael Buckley - Aug 15, 2014

'How do you feel about using marijuana to treat pain from sports injuries? PS-I am not stoned right now.'- Brian H., New York, NY (more...)

TUTS Underground to Stage REEFER MADNESS, 9/25-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

TUTS Underground presents Reefer Madness September 25 - October 5, 2014 at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

Lena Dunham, Chaz Ebert, Renee Fleming, Wallace Shawn and More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's 25th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival, 112 events which will explore the theme of Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9, 2014, with pre-Festival programs on Oct. 6 and 21, at venues across Chicago. (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...)

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