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Variety Arts Theatre (New York, NY)
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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 Lecturerís warnings and are lured into the Reefer Den.


Brown Paper Box Co. to Present THE BROAD-WAY: A LADIES CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. continues its 2016/2017 season with The Broad-Way: A Ladies Cabaret, a night of songs written by women, celebrating women. This joyful evening of music from all genres highlights the work of artists like Tori Amos, Carol King, and Joni Mitchell, plus selections from musicals like Fun Home and The Secret Garden. (more...)

USM's Department of Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre is announcing its 2016-2017 season, a collection of five productions ranging in style and content from the lyricism of Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" and the whimsy of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" to the power of "Dance USM" and the wit of the Shakespeare-based opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The season will conclude with a special theatre, music and visual art collaboration, "Molded By the Flow," that will hold opening nights in both Lewiston and Gorham. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with White Plains Performing Arts Center's HEATHERS
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to present the New York Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center October 14-16 and October 21-23. (more...)

The Playmakers to Present REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the hilarious spoof Reefer Madness: The Musical, opening October 7 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's FIRST LADY SUITE by Michael John LaChiusa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

CIRCLE THEATRE's production of Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite opens next week, just days before the 2016 Election Tuesday. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Blank Canvas Challenges Audience Sensibilities with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by Roy Berko - Oct 24, 2016

Pat Ciamacco, the curmudgeon of glee and horror, is at it again. While it seems almost by chance, the artistic director of Blank Canvas selects the likes of OUR TOWN, TWELVE ANGRY MEN and OF MICE AND MEN. But most often Ciamacco digs up such scripts as THE WILD PARTY (a play about decadence and uninhibited sexual behavior), Reefer Madness (the 'truth' about using marijuana), BAT BOY THE MUSICAL (the tale of a large-eyed fanged human child), TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL (a songfest 65-million years in the making), DEBBIE DOES DALLAS (a stage version of the 1978 pornographic film), and TEXAS CHAINSAW MUSICAL (the story of a handsome serial killer and his overly affectionate momma, staged complete with a 'blood zone,' where members of the audience chose, if they desired, to be bathed in fake blood!) (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Musical Based on Romantic Comedy 13 GOING ON 30 Heading to Broadway!
by Movies News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Revolution Studios will join forces with veteran producers Andy Fickman, Dean Stolber and Todd Garner to produce a Broadway musical version of hit 2004 romantic comedy, 13 GOING ON 30. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Darkly Delicious New Promo for HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents the New York Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, continuing October 21-23. Click below to watch a promo for the show! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Oklahoma (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Wichita (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center to Stage New York Regional Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to present the New York Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center October 14-16 and October 21-23.  (more...)

Photo Flash: So Very... First Look at HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at WPPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents the New York Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, October 14-16 and October 21-23. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeremy Quinn of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 13, 2016

*NY REGIONAL PREMIERE  HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The 43rd Season of the BBT - a Season of Love and Passion - kicks off in November with a what has been called "the most charming musical ever written." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Raleigh (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Cumming on ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS at The Brown Theatre
by Taylor Clemons - Nov 3, 2016

Prior to making his Louisville, KY debut on November 30th at the Brown Theatre, Alan Cumming took some time out of his very busy schedule to talk to me about Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, co-hosting the Tony Awards, Reefer Madness, and much more. (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse Presents Junie B. in JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Junie B. Jones (world's funniest first grader) is SUPER excited about the upcoming holiday sing-along and gift exchange at her school. That is, of course, until she draws Bossy-Head May for Secret Santa! Junie B. thinks this might be the perfect way to teach Bossy-Head May a lesson, but will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere with her plans? Based on the best-selling books by Barbara Park. (more...)

San Jose Stage Presents World Premiere of THE MEMORY STICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

San Jose Stage Company, in collaboration with Dublin City Arts Office, present the World Premiere of acclaimed Irish playwright Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick as the fourth production of its culturally diverse 34th season.    (more...)

San Jose Stage Company presents THE MEMORY STICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

San Jose Stage Company, in collaboration with Dublin City Arts Office, present the World Premiere of acclaimed Irish playwright Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick as the fourth production of its culturally diverse 34th season.    (more...)

BWW Review: DISINHERIT THE WIND Takes on Richard Dawkins in an Emotionally Blighted Play of Ideas
by George Brietigam - Mar 6, 2017

Attending this show is closer to sitting through a college philosophy lecture, taught by the campus' resident bat-shit insane tenured professor, than it is a night out at the theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell & James Corden's Aerial Duet Is An Epic Fail on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden and Kristen Bell set out to perform a beautiful duet of Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes's 'Up Where We Belong' but things are thrown when the planned aerial element of the song doesn't go as planned. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)

StageArt Announces the Cast for Spring Awakening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

StageArt is pleased to announce the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, which will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from May 18. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

BWW Review: I Got Drunk at A Noise Within's KING LEAR - Here's What Happened Next
by George Brietigam - Mar 20, 2017

If American Horror Story decided to do a season set in the time of ancient mythical English kings, you would get Julia Rodriguez-Elliott's King Lear. I highly recommend this eerie interpretation of one of Shakespeare's most produced works. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: FUTURE SEX, INC. - The New Musical That Sucks So Hard But Feels So Good
by George Brietigam - Jan 30, 2017

This repulsive piece of filth has cult following written all over it. (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athen Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Here we have just a few MORE reasons we're excited about our newest show: THE CAST! (more...)

REEFER MADNESS at the Players Club of Swarthmore
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Reefer Madness, with music by Dan Studney, book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy, directed by Thomas-Robert Irvin of Swarthmore, on the Raymond W. Smith stage. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

LUKE BABYLON: THE CHRISTIAN MAGICIAN Coming to Chicago's Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Do you believe in magic? Do you believe in God? Prepare to believe in both! Christian magician Luke Babylon is bringing his unique magical, evangelical performance to Chicago's den of iniquity: the Annoyance Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN at Phantom Theatre Company
by Allison Rambler - Dec 3, 2016

Almost everyone in the English-speaking world is familiar with the phrase, 'One man's trash is another man's treasure.' However, at URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, presented by the Phantom Theatre Company, they've taken this adage quite literally, and have transformed Harrisburg's trash into their own musical treasure. (more...)

Meet the Bird Girls of Little Radical Theatrics' SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As we get closer to opening night, meet some of the incredible cast that is working so hard to bring the Seussiverse to the Grinton Will Library January 13th-15th.! Meet Moriel Behar, Sofia Newman and Adriana Nocco who play The Bird Girls! (more...)

Playhouse on the Square Presents World Premiere of OTHER PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Playhouse on the Square presents the world premiere of Adam Seidel's beautiful new work, Other People's Happiness. On a weekend trip to the family cabin, Sara tells John that after 30 years of marriage, she is leaving him for a much younger man. Her decision leaves her entire family in chaos, causing the audience to ask the question, "When you give up your happiness for everyone else, what is your breaking point?" Other People's Happiness is a play about blind devotion, failed expectations, the redefining of family, and the enduring nature of love. Other People's Happiness is a winner of the 2015 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting competition.  (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

City Arts Office Dublin Ireland & Irish Theatre Institute present THE MEMORY STICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

San Jose Stage Company, in collaboration with Dublin City Arts Office, present the World Premiere of acclaimed Irish playwright Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick as the fourth production of its culturally diverse 34th season.    (more...)

VIDEO: So Very... Watch Highlights from HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at Trinity College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Heathers: The Musical plays Trinity College in Hartford, CT, this weekend, April 27-29 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Trinity College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Heathers: The Musical plays Trinity College in Hartford, CT from April 27-29, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

New Play by YouTubers Tin Can Brothers THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS Coming This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the newest live show from YouTube comedy group the Tin Can Brothers, THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS. The one-act play follows the adventures of a group of former kid detectives. After 20 years of growing up and apart, they must return to the scene of their greatest unsolved case: the murder of their trusty dog Cluebert. A send-up to classics like Scooby Doo, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew, THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS puts its own dark, twisted spin on these beloved characters. (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. Announces Executive Team Changes and Addition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

 It is with great excitement Brown Paper Box Co. announces a change-up and addition to their Executive Team as they continue their 2017/2018 season. Co-founding members Anna Schutz and M. William Panek are making the move to Executive Director and Marketing Director, respectively. They are joined by Kristi Szczepanek in the company's newest Executive role, Director of Community Outreach & Development. Kristi has gone above and beyond as Company Admin and has proven herself as a driven, organized, and forward-thinking leader in her short time as Artistic Associate. (more...)

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