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Opera North make a welcome return to the Grand Opera House in 2012 with their acclaimed production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore.



Sir Despard Murgatroyd is a man under pressure. He has inherited a witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony.



So it’s a huge relief when shy Robin Oakapple is revealed as his long-lost elder brother – true inheritor of the curse. Robin’s chances with the prim Rose Maybud look doomed, but his troubles really start when his feeble crimes drag his exasperated ancestors back from the dead...

Theater at Monmouth to Stage Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theater at Monmouth's 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Sorcerer on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, The Sorcerer blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a 'neglected gem' of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs tonight, September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 9/26- WAITRESS Cast Snaps Final #SIP at A.R.T., Plus AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 24, 2015
by - Sep 24, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 9/20/2015
by BWW - Sep 20, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2015 for Maine (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2015
by - Sep 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Stages Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Theater at Monmouth's 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Sorcerer tonight, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, The Sorcerer blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a 'neglected gem' of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Continues Season with Gilbert & Sullivan's RUDDIGORE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Theater at Monmouth's 46th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse tonight, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Filled with what The Daily Gazette called Gilbert's 'humorous satire' and Sullivan's 'melodic genius which never fails,' Ruddigore combines wit and whimsy for a magical, mystical, murderous good time. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 9/13/2015
by BWW - Sep 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/13/2015 for Maine (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Celebrate 40th Season with Gala Performance, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Help celebrate The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th anniversary by joining Founder and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, plus the NYGASP repertory cast & orchestra, alumni from Broadway, TV, and The Metropolitan Opera, friends and others at a special gala & performance on Sunday, October 12 (3PM) above NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (60 Washington Square South) as they champion the ongoing history of the only full time professional Gilbert & Sullivan company in America! (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announces Casting for its 40th Anniversary Season's RUDDIGORE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on November 1st and 2nd with the G&S classic,Ruddigore playing for a limited run at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' RUDDIGORE at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on November 1st and 2nd with the G&S spooky classic, Ruddigore featuring dark souls & curses playing for a limited Halloween weekend run at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Stage Premiere Of SHOCK TREATMENT At King's Head, 2015, Plus TRAINSPOTTING!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

King's Head Theatre Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher announces the theatre's work for the first 6 months of 2015, including a new play directed by Mike Bradwell, and the 21st anniversary production of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, with a 9-actor Edinburgh cast, plus, the long awaited stage premiere of Richard O'Brien's Shock Treatment, the equal/sequel to his cult hit The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

Photo Flash: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' RUDDIGORE Set for This Weekend at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

The New YorK Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 40th Anniversary Season this weekend, November 1st and 2nd with the G&S spooky classic, Ruddigore featuring dark souls & curses playing for a limited Halloween weekend run at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - November 1 - SISTER ACT Tributes SIDE SHOW, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

?It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

For 2015 Theater at Monmouth has planned a season of Magic, Murder, and Mayhem! Season 46 peeks into nature of reality and illusion, pokes fun at the foibles and fables of romances young and old, and will prick-up the hairs on the back of your neck. From Shakespeare to Stoppard and Coward to James, the 2015 Season is sure to be a perception-altering ride. (more...)

Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Opera North today announces its mainstage work for the 2015/16 season, cementing its reputation as England's most adventurous and ambitious opera company: a flagship Northern arts organisation. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18 in Long Beach, NY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field,Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present PRINCESS IDA, Beginning 24 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series continues with the first professional London production in over twenty years of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida opening at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 (Press Night: Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Reviews: RUDDIGORE (OR THE WITCH'S CURSE) , Bridewell Theatre, June 6 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jun 9, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a marvellous performance of Ruddigore, fast becoming his favourite Gilbert and Sullivan, the magnificent songs given full value. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 6/07/2015
by BWW - Jun 7, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/07/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Sail Across the Pond for Harrogate's 2014 International G&S Festival, Aug 5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will travel to Harrogate, England to represent the United States at the 21st annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. The company will perform productions of The Pirates of Penzance & The Yeomen of the Guard August 5-10th at the acclaimed event. This year the world's largest G & S celebration will host 60 productions with 2,000 performers and special events at multiple venues in Harrogate from August 2nd through August 26th. (more...)

RUDDIGORE, THE GONDOLIERS and More Set for NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will kick off its 40th Anniversary Season on October 12th and for the first time in its history -- will present a full schedule of performances in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe's KING LEAR, 'CIRCUS NOW' & More Set for NYU Skirball's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS has announced its 2014/2015 season. Continuing its mission to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, all while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities, NYU Skirball's eleventh season will feature mainstage productions ranging from classic Shakespeare to cutting-edge circus to a rock & roll light show, hailing from London, Germany, Quebec and everywhere in between. (more...)

Estreno en España del musical Â"Dies normalsÂ" de Adam Gwon
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 17, 2015

"Dies normals" de Adam Gwon se estreno en 2008 en el Off West End y el año siguiente en el Off Broadway. El Versus Teatre estrenara el 14 de agosto. La produccion catalana de TeatreOff estara dirigida por Ferran Guiu y protagonizada por Gracia Fernandez, Victor Gomez, Marta Capel, Xavi Duch, Maria Santallusia i Albert Bolea. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 6/14/2015
by BWW - Jun 14, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/14/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Meta-Commentary and Mockery
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Meta-Commentary and Mockery: (more...)

Este verano, el Teatro GaudĂ­ y el Versus Teatre se llenan de teatro musical
by Felipe Velasco - Jul 1, 2015

Este verano, el Teatro Gaudí y el Versus Teatre en Barcelona se llenan de teatro musical con cuatro propuestas que harán las delicias de los 'musical lovers': 'The Addams family', 'Una ronda', 'El hombre con quien sueñan las mujeres cuando sueñan con hombres' y 'Días normales'. (more...)

Lamplighters Music Theatre to Present RUDDYGORE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

 Lamplighters Music Theatre will produce Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddygore this winter, a comic masterpiece that melds the world of Jane Austen with a good old-fashioned English ghost story and a dash of Wuthering Heights romance.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2016
by - Jan 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Charles Court Opera to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Hammer Horror-Inspired RUDDIGORE, Feb 17-March 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Charles Court Opera is to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the premiere of a Hammer Horror-inspired version of Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Celebrates 46th Anniversary This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

In 2015, Theater at Monmouth celebrates not only 46 years of producing classic theatre, but also 46 years of providing access to engaging arts education experiences for our community. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 21, 2016
by - Feb 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Reviews: RUDDIGORE OR THE WITCH'S CURSE, King's Head Theatre, February 19 2015
by Gary Naylor - Feb 21, 2015

Gary Naylor sees an entertaining revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of reviving ancestors delivered with the Charles Court Opera Company's undying joie de vivre. (more...)

Charles Court Opera Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Hammer Horror-Inspired RUDDIGORE, Now thru March 14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Charles Court Opera is to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the premiere of a Hammer Horror-inspired version of Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore. (more...)

2015 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 21, 2015

Gary Naylor looks back on over 100 reviews to pick plenty of Christmas crackers and a few Christmas turkeys after another wonderful year in London Theatre. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Sail Across the Pond for Harrogate's 2014 International G&S Festival, Aug 5-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will travel to Harrogate, England to represent the United States at the 21st annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. The company will perform productions of The Pirates of Penzance & The Yeomen of the Guard August 5-10th at the acclaimed event. This year the world's largest G & S celebration will host 60 productions with 2,000 performers and special events at multiple venues in Harrogate from August 2nd through August 26th. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Continue Season with Gilbert & Sullivan's RUDDIGORE, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Theater at Monmouth's 46th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse on Friday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Filled with what The Daily Gazette called Gilbert's 'humorous satire' and Sullivan's 'melodic genius which never fails,' Ruddigore combines wit and whimsy for a magical, mystical, murderous good time. (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th Anniversary Season Begins 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will kick off its 40th Anniversary Season on October 12th and for the first time in its history-will present a full schedule of performances in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The milestone season will launch with a gala celebration on October 12th and continue with three productions of G&S classics --- Ruddigore (November 1 & 2); a holiday run of H.M.S. Pinafore (December 26-31); and a limited spring run of The Gondoliers (May 15-17, 2015) all taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). 3 show subscriptions and single Tickets are now onsale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: G&S FEST: HMS PINAFORE Opens The Festival of G&S
by Barry Lenny - Apr 26, 2015

Director, Peter Hopkins, who plays King Hildebrand in Princess Ida, is blessed with a first-rate cast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: G&S FEST: RUDDIGORE Humorously Warns Against Burning Witches
by Barry Lenny - Apr 26, 2015

Once upon a time the then holder of the Murgatroyd baronetcy was cursed by a witch. He was burning her at the time. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Jacqui Dark Discusses Science, Singing And Some Incredible Mentors
by Jade Kops - Apr 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld Sydney had the pleasure of an interview with Jacqueline Dark, currently touring Australia with THE SOUND OF MUSIC as Mother Abbess. (more...)

Duluth Playhouse Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Playhouse announces its 2016-2017 seasons for the Depot main stage, Underground, Children's Theatre, and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). (more...)

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