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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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Based on The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benet

When eldest brother Adam gets himself a bride, his backwoods brothers set out to capture their own. It takes a long, hard winter for these rough and rowdy boys to win over their brides with flowers and romance.


Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre to Stage BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the magical fairy tale that has delighted generations and been adapted by Disney into a hit Broadway musical, as its 2016 Family Show opening May 19. Featuring special discounts for kids ages 3-15, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has everything from an enchanted castle and a beautiful score to the all-important happy ending. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY 60th Anniversary Celebration - Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A host of West End Stars gather at the iconic St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins' memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. (more...)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, AIDA and More Set for Hale Centre Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2017 entertainment season that will begin a new era of year-round, non-stop productions in its new 130,000 square-foot performing arts center in Sandy City. (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre Announces the Winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Orpheum Theatre announced the winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards show. (more...)

Julie Newmar to Appear at CatConLA 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?TONY winner, silver screen siren, TV icon and the ultimate feline in human form, Julie Newmar, to appear on Saturday June 25th (11:00am - 1:00pm) at CatConLA 2016 with her brother and author of 'The Mediterranean Universe,' John Newmeyer, featuring the subject of ... what else? ... Cats!  The convention with catittude will be held on June 25th and 26th at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the magical fairy tale that has delighted generations and been adapted by Disney into a hit Broadway musical, as its 2016 Family Show through July 11. (more...)

Official: Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford Cast in Musical SIDE SHOW at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 13, 2016

First casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which receives its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse. Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the brand new production, which runs October 21 to December 3, with a press night on October 26. (more...)

Sisters! Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford to Star in Revised SIDE SHOW in London
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

The cult musical SIDE SHOW, receiving its London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse later this year, has found its leading twin sisters. The (more...)

Summer Stages in Maine: A Sampling
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 11, 2016

With miles of pristine coastline, picturesque villages, excellent dining and shopping, Maine is a summer mecca for tourists. But beyond sightseeing and outdoor recreation, Maine's summer theatre landscape is a rich and colorful one, making it a major cultural destination as well. Here are my editorial picks among the wealth of this summer's theatrical offerings. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1
by Audition Roundup - May 1, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 1, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

West End Roundup - Februar Edition: mit Olivier Award Nominations, DREAMGIRLS, SHOW BOAT und mehr
by Iris Moebius - Mar 8, 2016

Es ist wieder Zeit fur ein Roundup die letzten Neuigkeiten aus dem Londoner West End. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei dieses Mal die Olivier Awards, deren Nominierungen bekannt gegeben wurden, sowie Ankundigungen fur eine Großzahl neuer Shows, die demnachst auf den Londoner Buhnen zu sehen sein werden, von Revivals von Klassikern wie Show Boat, West End Premieren von Hits wie Dreamgirls, bis hin zu Transfers von aktuellen Broadway Erfolgsshows wie Finding Neverland. Lest selbst: (more...)

FUN HOME, THE SECRET GARDEN & More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for its 7-show 2016/17 season. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Victoria Theatre, 4/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Victoria Theater Association's Projects Unlimited Star Attractions presents the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, April 8-9, 2016 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by calling 937-228-3630, toll-free 888-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside BRIGHT STAR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star began performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened last Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Sarah Jane Shanks with the company! (more...)

Official: Cyndi Lauper to Perform at 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard are delighted to announce that two world-wide musical stars will be joining the line-up for the 40th Anniversary Ceremony. Grammy and Tony Award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper is set to perform both on her own and in a unique collaboration following the seven nominations for Kinky Boots, which features music written by Cyndi. Michael Feinstein, master of The Great American Songbook, will also be performing on the night, joining a variety of past winners in a special 40th anniversary segment. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

SCERA Announces Star Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 11th Annual Star Awards held Friday, March 11, 2016 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CABARET, Heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece comes direct from Broadway to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, April 12 - 17, 2016. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to announce casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, the Arsht Center, along with Broadway Across America and presenting sponsor Bank of America, are proud to close the 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season with the hit musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Wendell Scott Purrington Joins Ogunquit Playhouse's 'HUNCHBACK' as Chorus Master
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that Wendell Scott Purrington has signed on as chorus master for the two 32-piece choruses that accompany the cast in the upcoming production of the brand new musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME on stage July 13 through August 6, 2016. (more...)

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! to Play Regent Theatre, 4/13-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The national tour of the hilarious comedy You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, a relationship comedy that People Magazine called "Laugh Out Loud," will have its Boston area premiere at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA from April 13 - May 22, 2016. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2016 lineup that includes two regional premieres, two beloved classics, one international sensation and the return of the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet. The season once again extends longer than ever, opening one week earlier on May 18 and running to November 6, also a week longer than ever, bringing the season to a record 25 weeks of non-stop entertainment with Let it Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on stage at the Playhouse. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with a show in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Roundabout's CABARET National Tour with Randy Harrison, Andrea Goss & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The tour just premiered in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center last week on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an updated look at the cast in action! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

2016 Olivier Award Nominations Announced; GYPSY & KINKY BOOTS Lead the Pack
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar, were announced today (Monday 29 February) by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards' official hotel partner. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, BECKHAM, Branagh, Cumberbatch Lead Olivier Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar, were announced today (Monday 29 February) by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards' official hotel partner. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Academy Announces Cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO Academy is proud to announce the cast of The Little Mermaid, Jr. at The CAPA Theater on March 19 at 3:30pm & 6:00pm. This production is just one of the many ways that Pittsburgh CLO Academy provides real-world performance opportunities for its students.  (more...)


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Cabrillo Music Theatre's CHILDREN OF EDEN Comes to Thousand Oaks This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Before his retelling of the Witches of Oz in WICKED, composer Stephen Schwartz took on a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular Biblical tales known to Man. CHILDREN OF EDEN uses these stories and characters to strike a universal chord in all of us. Beautiful music, story, humor, and imagery remind us of Spring, filled with new life bursting all around. CHILDREN OF EDEN opens on Friday, April 8th, 2016, playing until Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Matt Seib to Lead 5th Avenue's Rising Star Project Production of 'HOW TO SUCCEED'; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Nearly 80 high school students from across Washington State are gathering regularly in Downtown Seattle to mount a wickedly funny production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, featuring an all student cast, orchestra and technical crew for four performances only at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: An ALT-ernative View of Opera for the 21st Century
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 16, 2016

Opera for the 21st century is more than setting RUSALKA in a whorehouse, populating RIGOLETTO with a cast of apes or sending MARIA STUARDA to a maximum security prison. It must start with a different vocabulary for the words and music--one that still appeals to traditional audiences while also being true to new listeners. Achieving that goal is not easy. As American Lyric Theater (ALT)--founded by Lawrence Edelson in 2005--puts it, “Great Operas Don't Just Happen.” (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maxwell, Wilmot, Attwater In END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

First images are released today of End of the Rainbow, which opens at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester this Thursday ahead of a 5-month UK Tour. The production features Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland, Gary Wilmot as Anthony and Sam Attwater as Mickey. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Belgrade Coventry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

?A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow makes its awaited return to the stage, playing at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Tues 23 to Sat 27 Feb as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Broadway Stars Come To Gettysburg
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present their 8th Annual Gala "Broadway In Gettysburg" featuring two Broadway stars on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom located at 430 W. Lincoln Avenue in Gettysburg, PA. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Remy Zaken and More Set for Short Play Readings by Kevin Ray Johnson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Kevin Ray Johnson (Playwright of The Unpredictable Times) will be bringing three of his short plays in staged readings Off-Broadway to the Davenport Theatre, June 5th at 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm. (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: The Red Carpet Recap!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 4, 2016

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue reports on her time on the red carpet for the 2016 Olivier Awards! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: From IN THE HEIGHTS to KINKY BOOTS- Watch the Performances from the 2016 Olivier Awards!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - took place last night at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. Plus, watch the full ceremony HERE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: More Performances From The 2016 Olivier Awards - IN THE HEIGHTS And More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 ceremony was dotted with performances from around the West End - here are some pics of the casts of Bend It Like Beckham, Mrs Henderson Presents, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Bugsy Malone, and the Olivier-winning In The Heights! (more...)

Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 3, 2016

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - we updated this story LIVE throughout the ceremony. Winners are indicated in bold type. Who were you cheering for? (more...)

Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

It's the biggest night in London Theatre! The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - take place tonight at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. This year's list of Olivier Award nominees includes Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Denise Gough, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Lara Pulver, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld tonight at 5pm EST to watch the Oliviers live stream! (more...)

2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM, students and supporters from 33 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum Theatre for the 7th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Memphis Audio and Sedgwick.  Modeled after the Tony Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star as Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

West End and Broadway hit, END OF THE RAINBOW, the sensational musical play documenting Judy Garland's explosive 1960's London come-back visits the Lyceum Theatre from Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 May, starring Lisa Maxwell (The Bill, Loose Women) as Judy Garland, with Sam Attwater (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and Gary Wilmot (Oklahoma!). (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atherton, Gabrielle, Quentin, Pitt-Pulford In The Studio - MS SONG CYCLE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

'Ms.' is a brand new album of fourteen musical theatre songs inspired by women living with Multiple Sclerosis. Each song has been written by a different composer for a different West End actress. (more...)

Full Cast Revealed For MS. A SONG CYCLE - Kalidas, Ashe, Francolini, Harrison And Hope Join The Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Preeya Kalidas (Bend It Like Beckham), Rosemary Ashe (Witches of Eastwick), Anna Francolini (Wonder.Land), Siubhan Harrison (Guys & Dolls) & Danielle Hope (BBC's Over the Rainbow) are set to join the line-up of previously announced actresses that lend their voices to 'Ms.' A Song Cycle. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Look Back At Olivier-Nominated SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2016

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ran at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre from 16 July - 29 August, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, starring Alex Gaumond and Laura Pitt-Pulford. (more...)

Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

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