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Charles Playhouse (Boston, MA)
54 Charles Street
Boston, MA

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Based on the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo

BWW Exclusive: Watch Sneak Peek of Daniel and Laura Curtis OVERTURE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album- now available for pre-order and released 24th October. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fuller, Feldshuh, Gillette, Budd and More at DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

SALLY MAYES  (Tony Nominee 'She Loves Me,' 'Closer Than Ever,' 'Urban Cowboy' and JEFF HARNAR finished their September run at The Laurie Beechman Theatre with an audience that included TOVAH FELDSHUH (Tony Nominee 'Golda's Balcony'), PENNY FULLER (Tony Nominee 'Applause'), Anita Gillette (Tony Nominee 'Chapter Two'), KAREN AKERS (Tony Nominee 'Grand Hotel' and 'Nine'), BILL HUTTON (the original Joseph 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat'), Mark Waldrop (Director 'When Pigs Fly'), songwriter Tom Toce and award-winning singer JULIE BUDD. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Co-Stars Jessie Mueller & Harry Connick Jr. Reunite on 'Harry'
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Today, WAITRESS star Jessie Mueller stopped by Harry Connick Jr's new talk show HARRY, to reminisce about co-starring in in the 2011 Broadway revival of ON A CLEAR DAY. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

BWW Preview: SUPERGIRL Flies Back with Season 2 and a New Network on Monday
by Nicole Ackman - Oct 7, 2016

SUPERGIRL returns with Season 2 on Monday night, now on a different channel. There are lots of changes ahead this season from the new network to new casting to new plotlines. Will J'onn J'onzz and Alex Danvers find Kara's dad? What position will Kara take on at CatCo? Will Kara and James Olsen finally get together? And who was in that mystery pod at the end of last season's finale? Hopefully, Monday night's episode will reveal the answers to some of these questions. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Cast Recording in Stores Today from Ghostlight Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - today Friday, October 7 with physical copies available online and in stores. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emma Benson of Popular Web Series: THE DREAM TEAM
by Christopher Castanho - Oct 7, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory students have been creating a lot of their own art and content, one of the most successful projects is a web series called The Dream Team. Created by two theatre students, the original series tells the story of a class of theatre majors, living out their first year of college at the fictional Betsey Bell Conservatory. Founded in October of 2015, the show has garnered more than 8,000 views on YouTube, over 150 subscribers, and upwards of 300 FaceBook likes. I was lucky enough to connect with the show's co-creator and star Emma Benson, a third year Musical Theatre student at Shenandoah and hear about what's in store for Season 2. (more...)

The Workshop Theater to Honor Sheldon Harnick at 3rd Annual 'unGala'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Workshop Theater Company will honor Sheldon Harnick with the Jewel Box Award at their 3rd annual unGala on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The Lindeman 508 W. 42nd Street. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller Reunites with Broadway Co-Star Harry Connick Jr on HARRY
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

WAITRESS star Jessie Mueller visits Harry Connick Jr's new talk show HARRY, tomorrow, October 7th, 2016*. In 2011, the two actors co-starred in the Broadway revival of ON A CLEAR DAY.  (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS Revival to Hit the Studio for First-Ever Full-Fledged Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records will preserve the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical with a new Broadway cast recording to be released later this season. The new two disc-set will mark the first time the landmark show has been recorded in its entirety. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/26/2016 - FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 26, 2016

Today's big news: FINIAN'S RAINBOW, starring Melissa Errico, begins tonight at Irish Rep! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Everyone's Favorite Broadway Gypsy, Cameron Adams
by Broadwaysted - Oct 25, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to sit down and pour out a nice bottle of malbec with the sweet and talented Cameron Adams! This charming 11-show Broadway veteran explains why she cried in the audience through the majority of THE BOOK OF MORMON and lists her scary movie picks in preparation for Halloween. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents LITTLE WOMEN -THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to remount the heartwarming and wondrous Little Women - The Broadway Musical. Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Sarah Figoten Wilson, and music direction by Bill Strongin. Little Women - The Broadway Musical will preview from November 25 through December 2, regular performances will begin December 3 and continue through December 23 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins & More Receive Samuel French Awards
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 25, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company just honored some of the theatre community's most respected artists, activists and rising stars yesterday, when they bestowed the Samuel French Awards in a private reception. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway Revival of SHE LOVES ME Coming to Theaters Nationwide This December!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me will be the first title offered in cinemas nationwide on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time. (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

Harold Prince Shares Wise Words on the Art of Producing for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

There is perhaps no Broadway producer greater than Harold Prince, and he has some advice to share with producers everywhere. In Theatre Communications Group's American Theatre, Prince writes: (more...)

Pushcart Players Joins Union County Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Pushcart Players announces a newly-formed alliance with Union County Performing Arts Center, presenting performances throughout the season for family audiences and school groups. (more...)

Chloe Dirksen to Lead Bay Street Theater's THE SCARLET LETTER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the eighth year of the Literature Live! program. This year's Literature Live! presents THE SCARLET LETTER adapted for the stage by Scott Eck and Joe Minutillo from the American classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Matthew Ford Sings from Daniel and Laura Curtis' OVERTURE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album- now available for pre-order and released 24th October. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, JOHN and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Artists Top 2016 Hewes Theater Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2016 Awards in a luncheon ceremony to be held November 7, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Osnes & Fontana Take Part in 'A Lovely Night' at the TILLES CENTER
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Oct 20, 2016

There is nothing like the resonating echo of instruments tuning on a stage. For me, this sound is a perfect indicator that a fantastic evening is about to occur. This definitely was the case Sunday night at the Tilles Center when I saw A Broadway Romance Starring Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. The evening was emceed by Ted Sperling, who is beginning a new initiative at the Tilles Center by bringing memorable Broadway themed events to the venue. Ted Sperling is a Tony Award winning orchestrator for the brilliant show The Light in the Piazza and is currently represented on Broadway by the current Tony-nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof. The music of the magical evening was performed by the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Mr. Sperling. (more...)

Macy's Presents the 27th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Macy's will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the 27th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony in San Francisco's Union Square on Friday, November 25, at 6 p.m. Following an evening of special musical performances, the Great Tree Lighting Ceremony will culminate with the presentation of Macy's annual gift to San Francisco - a beautiful, reusable, 83-foot tree decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Holiday Musical Comes to San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Nominated for a total of six Tony Awards in 2016 and winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, She Loves Me, based on the same romantic story as the popular film You've Got Mail, follows Amalia and George, two perfume shop clerks who don't quite see eye to eye. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can't seem to find common ground. After they each respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they start to fall for their anonymous pen pals-but will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti Reprises Role as 'Fake Melania' on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

Mirror Visions Ensemble to Present WHEN ICICLES HANG BY THE WALL at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

On Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m., Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) presents its winter-inspired program When Icicles Hang by the Wall at the Loreto Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, as part of the ensemble's 25th anniversary season. The concert features soprano Vira Slywotzky, tenor Scott Murphree, and baritone Mischa Bouvier, together with pianist Grant Wenaus.   (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

Casting Announced for ANNIE at The Fox
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Going into its third smash year, with over 575 blockbusting performances under her belt, this production of ANNIE, a new incarnation of the 1977 Tony Award®-winning original, continues to be met with standing ovations and effusive reviews! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Fake Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Return as Melania Trump on Tonight's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT?
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

Today, Benanti turned to Twitter to tease a possible return of Melania on tonight's episode of the CBS late show. Check out the post below. (more...)

Musicals Tonight! Announces Cast for AT THIS PERFORMANCE 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Sunday, October 23rd at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

Infinity Theatre Company Presents Its First Ever Holiday Cabaret Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Fresh after producing last summer's smash hit productions of ALMOST HEAVEN and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Infinity Theatre Company will return to Annapolis with their first ever holiday cabaret.   (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company's one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewak, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis will direct this one-night only special event. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that multi Tony Award-winners Tony Walton, Fran Weissler, and Sheldon Harnick will appear live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Truman Capote and Tom Stoppard, and a roundtable discussion with three theatre critics. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Krysta Rodriguez Sings from Daniel and Laura Curtis' OVERTURE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album- now available for pre-order and released 24th October. (more...)

Theatre Vets to Hit the Stage for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Path Fund Inc. has announced the stellar line up of rockers set to perform at the 23rd Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. (more...)

St. Bart's Players to Present COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The St. Bart's Players presents Company! (more...)

Laura Benanti to Appear at Starry Night in Port Washington THE LANDMARK ON MAIN STREET GALA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Broadway meets Port Washington at the annual Landmark on Main Street Spotlight Gala.  The festivities include honors for community leaders, a fabulous concert and a delicious post-concert dinner.   (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Rachel John Sings from Daniel and Laura Curtis' OVERTURE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album- now available for pre-order and released 24th October. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/11/2016 - Christine Ebersole at the Carlyle, THE CLEARING and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 11, 2016

Today's big news: Christine Ebersole brings AFTER THE BALL to Cafe Carlyle, THE CLEARING opens Off-Broadway, and the company of RANCHO VIEJO meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

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