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Academy Theatre (New York, NY)
223 W. 42nd St.

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Based on the unproduced musical The Little Thing

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITPhoto Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Ogunquit Playhouse's stage, screen and television Valerie Harper starring in the role of the wealthy and stylish 'Millicent Winter' in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It, on stage July 22, to August 15.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A murderer returns to Broadway, UP HERE opens in La Jolla and more! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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Jeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This FallJeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens its thirteenth Mainstage season with the San Francisco premiere of the musical Dogfight, directed by Bill English. The show will feature Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Promises, Promises), Jordan Bridges, Caitlin Brooke, Nikita Burshteyn, Brandon Dahlquist*, Sally Dana*, Kathryn Hart, Andrew Humann, Amy Lizardo*, AeJay Mitchell, and Michael Gene Sullivan*. (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Close Mainstage Season with TALLEY'S FOLLY, 7/30-8/8Hangar Theatre to Close Mainstage Season with TALLEY'S FOLLY, 7/30-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Closing their Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre presents Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy, Talley's Folly. Directed by the Hangar's artistic director Jen Waldman, Talley's Folly will run from July 30 until August 8, 2014. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 31 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. (more...)

BWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS Tempers Magic with Humanity at St VincentBWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS Tempers Magic with Humanity at St Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 27, 2015

It's the biggest and best show staged yet at St. Vincent's summer repertory company, and a fine cast brings music and heart to the unlikeliest of Disney musicals (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit PlayhouseBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Trevor Worden - Jul 27, 2015

Great theater happening Maine! Check out the Review on broadwayworld.com (more...)

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by - Jul 26, 2015

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Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog in GYPSY at Harbor Theatre Lights Co.Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog in GYPSY at Harbor Theatre Lights Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Tinkerbelle the Dog (@Tinkerbellethedog) the recent social media rescue dog visiting the cast of Broadway Shows (American in Paris, It Shoulda Been You) is one step closer to her broadway dream! She was just recently cast as Chowsie in the Harbor Lights Theater Company's production of GYPSY starring Tony Award Nominee Sally Mayes. Check out photos of the pup and the cast below! (more...)

The Wetumpka Depot Players Presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAINThe Wetumpka Depot Players Presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

The Wetumpka Depot Players are sending out smoke signals to River Region theatre patrons. The award-winning, Off-Broadway musical is returning to the Depot stage in celebration of the Depot's 35th Anniversary Season and opens on July 30. (more...)

So Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School ClassicsSo Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School Classics
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

They might not be Orson Welles caliber; you probably won't study many of them in film classes, and they certainly wouldn't receive Oscars, but despite all that, high school-centric movies are still close to our hearts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL SHOOK UP at Chaffin's BarnBWW Reviews: ALL SHOOK UP at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 24, 2015

Elvis Presley – aka “The King,” Tupelo's most famous favorite son and Memphis' most revered musical icon – sure had a lot of music in his catalogue of hits, and it seems that almost  all of it is included in the score of All Shook Up, the jukebox musical now onstage at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre through August 30. There are so many songs, in fact, that opening night may have run longer than anticipated, yet those songs are so entertainingly performed and the show is so full of heart that you can't help but stick around until the end. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Sally Mayes and More in Harbor Lights' GYPSYPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Sally Mayes and More in Harbor Lights' GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a cast that includes not only Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, but also many Staten Islanders.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

CRAIG100 to Celebrate The Old Globe's Founding Director Next MonthCRAIG100 to Celebrate The Old Globe's Founding Director Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

In celebration of his 100th birthday this year, The Old Globe will honor Founding Director Craig Noel and his many contributions to the world of theatre and the culture life of San Diego with Craig100, a special evening of memories and performances, on Monday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Sophie-Louise Dann, Sally Ann Triplett and Keith Ramsay to Lead Jerry Mitchell's BECOMING NANCY WorkshopSophie-Louise Dann, Sally Ann Triplett and Keith Ramsay to Lead Jerry Mitchell's BECOMING NANCY Workshop
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

Jerry Mitchell is currently developing a musical based on Terry Ronald's book, BECOMING NANCY, and the Daily Mail writes that Sophie-Louise Dann, Sally Ann Triplett (pictured, left) and newcomer Keith Ramsay have been tapped to a lead a workshop of the coming-of-age tale. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage, and more! (more...)

Carner & Gregor Set Cast for 7th Annual BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZACarner & Gregor Set Cast for 7th Annual BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Musical theater writing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor announced the finalized cast for their upcoming 7th Annual Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Forestburgh Playhouse's OLIVER!Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Forestburgh Playhouse's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

 Directed by Trent Blanton, this production aims to give Oliver a grittier, more down to earth feeling than people are used to seeing while still staying true to it's musical theatre roots. The Forestburgh Playhouse was founded in 1947,  and is the oldest continuously operating professional summer theatre in New York State. Dubbed the 'Miracle of the Forest,' close to 30,000 patrons attend various performances every year and the growth shows no signs of slowing down.  As The Forestburgh Playhouse approaches its 69th season, under the new leadership of Producer Franklin Trapp, it continues to thrive and make summer nights special for residents and visitors alike.   (more...)

KING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This FallKING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, King Charles III embarks on a UK tour this autumn. Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Board President, MembersAnn Arbor Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Board President, Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its new Board members, Sarah Baumgartner, Cristian Dersidan, and Tejal Patel. The Board's newly elected President is Ann T. Hollenbeck attorney with Honigman. Rick D. Hendricks, CPA with Rehmann was elected First Vice President; Steven C. Pierce of Pierce Financial elected Secretary; and Richard D. Hendricks, Treasurer. Bob Gates of Domino's Pizza is the Immediate Past President. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Jennifer Damiano & More Perform at NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE ConcertPhoto Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Jennifer Damiano & More Perform at NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE Concert
by Nora Dominick - Jul 22, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presented Women of Note, a one-night-only concert event celebrating the women writers who are changing the landscape of musical theatre. Women of Note took place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd St.) on Monday, July 20 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

RDT to Present Claire Porter's PORTABLES, 8/22RDT to Present Claire Porter's PORTABLES, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, Repertory Dance Theatre presents choreographer and comedienne, Claire Porter in PORTABLES on August 22, 2015 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. (more...)


by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 22, 2015

Directed by Jose Possi Neto and text by Miguel Falabella, this production celebrates the professional career of the star in theater and television. (more...)

Hale Centre Theatre's OKLAHOMA! to Run 8/12-10/3Hale Centre Theatre's OKLAHOMA! to Run 8/12-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

People will say they're in love when they take their families to see Hale Centre Theatre's rendition of the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein production, Oklahoma! Tickets are on sale now for the Midwestern masterpiece scheduled to run August 12 - October 3 in nearly 60 consecutive performances at the theatre in West Valley City. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

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Inspirational Ebook 'It Was Worth It' Available for DownloadInspirational Ebook 'It Was Worth It' Available for Download
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

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Dailey & Vincent to Play Spencer Theater, 7/26Dailey & Vincent to Play Spencer Theater, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Hailed as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo and their band of string masters are admired throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting and elite Bluegrass bands in America. Their uniquely contagious music - so riveting & crisp - has scored 14 significant awards from the International Bluegrass Music Awards Association including three “Entertainer of the Year” titles, three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” awards and “Album of the Year.” They've also garnered three Grammy Award Nominations including nomination for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year,” and four Dove Awards for “Blue Grass Album of the Year.” (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening NightThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Rehearsals  are drawing to a close as the bright lights of opening night begin to heat up at Nashville's Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, where the cast and crew of the company's big summer musical, All Shook Up, get ready for their big debut on Thursday. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans – joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers – it promises to be a grand theatrical affair. We've been sharing some of the backstage gossip for the past couple of weeks and as our preview coverage concludes, we share a special “by the numbers” look at the show, courtesy of Christen Heilman Runyon… (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Would Josh Gad Reprise His Broadway Role in THE BOOK OF MORMON Movie? BWW Asks!STAGE TUBE: Would Josh Gad Reprise His Broadway Role in THE BOOK OF MORMON Movie? BWW Asks!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

PIXELS star Josh Gad and director Chris Columbus recently stopped by HuffPost Live for a quick interview and Q&A in anticipation of the film opening in theaters this Friday, July 24. On the program, a familiar BroadwayWorld face, our own Sally Henry, called in to ask Gad about whether or not he'd like to reprise his Tony-nominated role in a possible big screen adaptation of THE BOOK OF MORMON. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sally Ann Howes Chats MY FAIR LADY in Clip from THE GOLDEN AGE Film TrilogySTAGE TUBE: Sally Ann Howes Chats MY FAIR LADY in Clip from THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

In honor of Sally Ann Howes' birthday, Rick McKay, the producer/director of THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, just unveiled a clip of Howes from the documentary film series in which she talks about Rex Harrison's frustration with young actresses playing Eliza in MY FAIR LADY, and why, at the end of his career, he wanted Howes to come back and play the role one more time. Watch below! (more...)

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by - Jul 20, 2015

Get all the scoop on ANIMATION DOMINATION, airing on FOX on Saturday, July 25, 2015! (more...)

Susie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK TourSusie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Susie Blake will play 'The Queen' in the Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award-winning production of Moira Buffini's West End hit comedy, Handbagged, which embarks on a major 13-week national tour this autumn from 9 September to 5 December 2015. (more...)

Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 20, 2015

The sin twisters are back at 54 Below! (more...)

Harbor Lights Changes Matinee Schedule for GYPSYHarbor Lights Changes Matinee Schedule for GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a special Family Discount- bring a family of 4 and get one kid free - for the Saturday matinee performances of GYPSY on August 8th at 2 p.m. at the Historic St. George Theatre, Staten Island. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16thReagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's much-lauded 47th consecutive summer season concludes with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Talk Long-Awaited New Musical UP HEREBobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Talk Long-Awaited New Musical UP HERE
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's UP HERE might be new to public audiences, but to Lopez, it's the product of a lengthy process. (more...)

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by - Jul 19, 2015

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BECOMING DR. RUTH, BAD JEWS and More Set for Minnesota Jewish Theatre's 21st SeasonBECOMING DR. RUTH, BAD JEWS and More Set for Minnesota Jewish Theatre's 21st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce its 21st season of staging stories about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds. MJTC is led by producing artistic director Barbara Brooks. (more...)

Christina Hendricks Signs On to SundanceTV's New Series HAP AND LEONARDChristina Hendricks Signs On to SundanceTV's New Series HAP AND LEONARD
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

SundanceTV announced today that multiple Emmy(R) nominee Christina Hendricks ('Mad Men') has joined the cast of its newest original scripted series 'Hap and Leonard.' (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley Birchall and Carly Burns in THE WHO'S TOMMYPhoto Flash: First Look at Ashley Birchall and Carly Burns in THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Almost 20 years after it was last seen in London, The Who's Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this Summer from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2014-15 season at its annual press conference. The 37 nominees were selected by the Bessies Selection Committee, an independent committee of 39 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design. The list of nominations follows.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lloyd Reynolds, Jamison Stern and More in Goodspeed's LA CAGEPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lloyd Reynolds, Jamison Stern and More in Goodspeed's LA CAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens TonightGoodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which began on June 26, and opens tonight, July 15, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside Dress Rehearsal of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLESSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside Dress Rehearsal of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Check out a sneak peek at dress rehearsals below! (more...)

East Lynne to Stage HUCKLEBERRY FINNEast Lynne to Stage HUCKLEBERRY FINN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," is considered to be one of  America's greatest books by today's scholars, and James Rana's world premiere adaptation beautifully captures the humor and heartache in this tale of a boy running away from an abusive father and a slave running away for fear of being sold to a plantation further south.    (more...)

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'1 2 3' to Launch San Francisco Playhouse's 7th Annual Sandbox Series Next Month'1 2 3' to Launch San Francisco Playhouse's 7th Annual Sandbox Series Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens the seventh season of its Award-Winning Sandbox Series with the dynamic world premiere of Lila Rose Kaplan's 1 2 3. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Look At GREY GARDENS On CBS SUNDAY MORNINGVIDEO: Inside Look At GREY GARDENS On CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 13, 2015

Inside a new production of a recent Broadway cult favorite and the history behind it! (more...)

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