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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is one of those timeless stories that has been told and retold in many different ways. Scrooge! The Musical is a stage musical with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film "Scrooge" starring Albert Finney. Bricusse was nominated for the Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the film, and most of those songs were carried over to the musical. Some favorites include, "Happiness," "Love While You Can," " The Minister's Cat," and "Thank You Very Much".

Third Annual World Premiere Trick or Treat Starring Gordon Clapp to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Trick or Treat, written by Jack Neary, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, January 18 - February 5. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards Winners Announced - Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Miami winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

This is the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film 'The Apartment'. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

B Street Theatre will present the World Premiere of Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad as the third production in the 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 16, 2017

Broadway vet and musical comedy genius Jason Graae will be one of several incredible performers that will be presenting JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 19 - 21, 2017. For three performances at the Center's Samueli Theater---the campus' intimate cabaret space---Graae and five other artists will be taking the stage to pay tribute to Jerry Herman's musical legacy, highlighted by musical numbers from his many classic shows that include MAME, MACK AND MABEL, HELLO, DOLLY!, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Sends Heartfelt Thanks to All Who Made A CHRISTMAS CAROL a Success
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center thanks the many individuals, community partners, and local corporations who helped to make the debut of its newly re-imagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol such a success. (more...)

ASSASSINS, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a Disney musical revue and a classic New York City love story to favorite hair bands of the 1980s and presidential assassinations. (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, January 24th at 8PM. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rockland/Westchester Awards Winners Announced - Chris Manetakis, BJ Markus, NEXT TO NORMAL and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Rockland/Westchester winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Previews: From Bocelli To Broadway! An Evening With CHAD HILLIGUS Is An Exciting Addition For The New Year At McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 31, 2016

The only American ever invited to join Australia's The TEN Tenors, Chad Hilligus makes his McCallum Theatre solo debut on Friday, January 20, at 8:00pm. 'An Evening with Chad Hilligus' features a powerful program highlighting his international career with charming stories and standards from Bocelli to Bennett to Broadway. Chad will be joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe, along with international soprano Lauren Jelencovich and other featured guests.  (more...)

Diversionary to Present LISA KRON IN REPERTORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

This Spring, Diversionary continues its tradition of presenting innovative theatre. For the first time in history, two plays by Tony Award Winner Lisa Kron (Broadway's FUN HOME) will play in rotating repertory. As female playwrights continue to fight for equal representation  in the American theatre, THE KRON REP offers a heaping dose of gender parity. In both 2.5 MINUTE RIDE and WELL, the playwright's life gets catapulted onto the stage. These two autobiographical(ish) plays delightfully fracture theatrical structure, turning conventional notions of theatre on its head. (more...)

WLNY-TV to Present THE ODD COUPLE Marathon New Year's Day
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

One of the most beloved comedies in television history will light up the airwaves at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1, when WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) presents THE ODD COUPLE marathon (more...)

BWW Interview: Spencer S Lawson is Haunting in Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 26, 2016

Currently spooking audiences as a ghostly apparition and other ensemble roles is performer Spencer S Lawson. Being in his senior year at The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, Spencer joins fellow Hartt students in the production as well as veteran ensemble members, many of whom have been performing in the annual production since its conception in 1998. While donning his Hartford Stage 'A Christmas Carol' apparel and flashing a charming smile, Lawson expressed his sadness that the run is coming to an end, but also thankful that he was able to be a part of it. (more...)

BWW Review: ELF - THE MUSICAL Jingles into OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Dec 26, 2016

Upon learning that part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' holiday programming this season was to finally bring a national tour production of ELF - THE MUSICAL---the 2010 Broadway stage musical adaptation of the popular Will Ferrell holiday movie---to its stage, I was pretty ecstatic. For the most part, ELF---which performs at SCFTA through January 1, 2017---delivers enjoyable laughs sprinkled here and there throughout its two acts, and even offers up a non-equity cast equipped with lovely singing voices. But while ELF - THE MUSICAL is certainly festive and has lots of smile-inducing moments, overall, I felt the presented production felt surprisingly subdued. While, sure, it had plenty of genuinely funny and heart-warming moments, many aspects of the NETworks Presentations production needed to be much more over-the-top, manic, and downright silly. (more...)

BWW Review: Portland Stage Continues the Dickens Tradition
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Dec 25, 2016

When Portland Stage rang down the curtain on its last of the 2016 season performances of Dickens' A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve, the company was celebrating a long cherished tradition that has delighted generations of Maine theatre goers since 1996. Directed and designed by Anita Stewart, the production serves not only to bring holiday cheer to the company's audiences, but also to advance the theatre's commitment to theatre for children. (more...)

BWW Review: The Re-Imagined Beauty of New Ohio Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Kristen Morale - Dec 23, 2016

Adapted by Matt Opatrny and directed/choreographed by Jessica Burr, the eleven-member troupe Blessed Unrest recently opened A Christmas Carol at the New Ohio Theatre. This "theatre for the adventurous" comprised of a diverse ensemble that brings new and bold productions to NY audiences, brings a unique and surprising experience to those expecting a traditional retelling of Dickens' novella. So saying, this is a tasteful yet eclectic and unique experience indeed; Opatrny and Burr prove that they understood the true essence of the original story while also showing that they clearly had a wonderful time bringing their creative vision to life. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/23; TITANIC in DC, AMELIE in LA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 23, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include TITANIC at Signature Theatre, AMELIE in Los Angeles, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL in St. Louis, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyceum Theatre
by Andrew Tomlins - Dec 22, 2016

Despite being a decade-long tradition in New York, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol had never previously been staged in London. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novella, the story we all know and love is brought to life with a thrilling score. This week LMTO brought the musical to the Lyceum Theatre (home of the West End production of The Lion King) for a one-night-only concert staging. (more...)

NNPN Rolling World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of How to Use a Knife opening January 19, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 12, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Marc Warzecha
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 22, 2016


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Succeeds in Finding The Heart of The Show
by Jude Buot - Dec 22, 2016

Almost everyone loves Christmas. Almost, since there is The Grinch and an old fellow named Ebenezer Scrooge. The latter is the main character in Charles Dickens' novel titled 'A Christmas Carol.' His story is quite popular, not just among literature fans, because it served as inspiration to some TV shows, movies, and, of course, musicals. Scrooge is the grumpy, greedy old man who had a change of heart during Christmas day, after being visited by three Ghosts of Christmas. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its winter rep season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with THE ORIGINALIST, Charles MacArthur Award-winner John Strand's gripping political masterpiece that spotlights the late polarizing judicial titan, Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

BWW Review: AN IRISH CAROL Serves Up a Pint at Keegan Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Dec 20, 2016

Adapting Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is somewhat of a requirement for established theatre companies. There are many versions of the tale from musicals, CGI movies, radio plays, and irreverent comedies. Playwright (and Keegan Theatre Company Member) Matthew Keenan adds his version to the litany of adaptations and does so with a delightful spin in An Irish Carol. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Blessed Unrest Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

A Christmas Carol is coming back by popular demand on Wednesday! Our first two performances are nearly sold out. Buy your tickets now and see what happens when Dickens's joyful, insightful story collides with our raw, physical aesthetic. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Arts Theatre
by Nicky Sweetland - Dec 19, 2016

The classic Charles Dickens' fable, A Christmas Carol, can be seen in many guises over the festive period, but Simon Callow's one-man presentation of the epic saga at the Arts Theatre, is an excellent illustration of how a well-written traditional tale needs no frills and can stand alone when told with gusto by an accomplished stage maestro. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Hammel House Inn
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

A Christmas Carol is a raucous and ribald one man retelling of the Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol'.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at The Kennedy Center
by Heather Nadolny - Dec 16, 2016

Dickensian purists and rabid followers, be warned in advance: this is not your typical 'A Christmas Carol'. There are skateboarding ghosts, celebrity origin stories, murderous plots and even rewrites of classic TV specials. But don't worry, your concerns will come from the audience. It's all part of the messy fun that is The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS, currently playing at The Kennedy Center Theatre Lab.  (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sings Out at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 16, 2016

Stuart Landon directs perennial favorite Nick Hughes as Scrooge, in a timely adaptation of the classic story (more...)

BWW Review: DCPA CHRISTMAS CAROL Welcomes New Scrooge
by Chris Arneson - Dec 16, 2016

There's a glimmer of familiar holiday magic radiating from Denver's downtown art district. (more...)

Final Weekend of SCROOGE IN ROUGE at MET's Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Don't miss out on this season opener! (more...)

David Tennant & More Among All-Star Voice Cast for Disney XD's DUCKTALES
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Top-billed actors will bring the beloved characters of McDuck Manor to life in the all-new animated comedy series DUCKTALES, premiering in summer 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Timeless Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chris Gibson - Dec 16, 2016

Perhaps the best way to approach Dickens' venerable A CHRISTMAS CAROL is straight-forward, with a generous helping of music, sterling performances, and some cool effects to liven up the proceedings. After all, the story, which dates from 1843, has been reworked, parodied, and used as a device by nearly every sitcom and animated show ever made. So, what's old seems new again in The Repertory of St. Louis' current presentation for the holidays. And, what a treat it is. David H. Bell's adaptation is faithful to the spirit and language of the story, which occurs when the industrial revolution has wreaked havoc on the lives of both the old and young. Filled with energy and enthusiasm, this is an absolute must-see for the Christmas season! (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Takes the Beef & Boards Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' timeless classic about redemption against all odds, comes to the Beef & Boards stage starting Dec. 3. This one-hour production features traditional carols and is on stage for just 10 performances through Dec. 19. (more...)

Reckless Theatre Presents A RECKLESS CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

 If you think you've seen enough interpretations of this classic holiday parable, think again. Here's how it works: for each of the three performances, a different improviser plays the role of Scrooge, and while the rest of the cast knows their lines, Scrooge doesn't. Join in for a show full of music, magic, merriment, and occasional mayhem! (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a Nightmare
by Troy Frisby - Dec 16, 2016

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt. A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades. Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's THE GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)

BWW Review: SDMT's MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Will Make You Believe!
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 16, 2016

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET: A LIVE RADIO PLAY by San Diego Musical Theatre is the perfect aperitif for the holidays. Instead of the sometimes fruitcake heaviness of Scrooge's self-reflection, or the cloying sweetness of sugar plums; this production offers the perfect mix of bubbly fun and festiveness to spark the holiday spirit. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

A new holiday tradition wass born when Broadway Sings The Muppet Christmas Carol took to the stage on Saturday. NJPAC presented a concert version of the music, the magic and the holiday cheer of the Muppets' memorable rendition of the Dickens tale. (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns with Spectacular New Designs
by Ronn Burton - Dec 15, 2016

Adapted and directed by artistic director Michael Baron, Lyric's A CHRISTMAS CAROL brings the beloved Christmas story to life with marvelous new designs to freshen up this holiday classic. (more...)

Patterson and Lane to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 15, 2016

Erica Patterson will take on the iconic role of Eliza Doolittle in the upcoming production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, running February 16-March 4 at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. Cavender Lane will play the supercilious Henry Higgins, with Chris Cavin as Colonel Pickering and Elliott Robinson as Alfred P. Doolittle in the revival, directed by veteran Nashville director (and current senior contributing editor to Jeffrey Ellis. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Allan Knee & Robby Haltiwanger Talk THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Workshop Theater's (312 W 36th Street) return engagement of The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, by popular demand, is set to play through Sunday, December, 18, 2016. Featuring a book by Allan Knee (Little Women) with music and lyrics by Andre Catrini, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit is a musical coming of age story that begins ten years after Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Sings!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Dec 14, 2016

The reimagined production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre is an entertaining mix of big and small, loud and quiet, poignant and irreverent. Most of all, it is good for the soul: delivering the cathartic joy of Scrooge's transformation with a playful nod to Dickens' Victorian England and the community of Princeton. (more...)

BWW Review: John Kevin Jones Delightfully Re-creates Charles Dickens' Readings of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2016

Since its first publication in 1843, Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has been adapted countless times for various stages, screens and pages, but undoubtedly the most authentic presentations of the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts who assist in his transformation into a kind and generous soul were the numerous live readings the author gave during the last 18 years of his life. (more...)

Joe Wilson, Jr. to Play Dr. King in THE MOUNTAINTOP at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, kicks off 2017 at Trinity Repertory Company and continues the 53rd season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Delaware Theatre Company - A Very, Merry Holiday Treat Indeed
by Rosanne DellAversano - Dec 14, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL as adapted by Patrick Barlow and presented by Delaware Theatre Company is anything but the same old show. (more...)

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game! (more...)

The Annoyance Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Charles Dickens' holiday classic comes to life on the Annoyance stage Thursday nights at 9:00PM. 'The Annoyance Theatre Presents, A Christmas Carol' was constructed by the cast under the direction of Anthony Oberbeck by dissecting several scripts and paring down the story to a fast and funny one-act play. (more...)

BWW Review: Center Rep Presents Its Magical A CHRISTMAS CAROL For One Week Only
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 13, 2016

If Christmas is the season of wonder, A Christmas Carol at Center Rep is its chief proprietor. No doubt, the Ghost of Christmas Present must sprinkle his blessing over each delightful performance. Center Rep, which performs Christmas Carol for just over a week every December, fills this holiday tradition with wonders both technical and simple. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Woods Explores Humanity of Scrooge in Solo Show
by Michael Lipp - Dec 13, 2016


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