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Based on the book by William Steig.

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE Presents 4th Annual Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Cast members from the Broadway, National Tour, New World Stages and Rent Hollywood Bowl companies of RENT will join for a special RENT tribute honoring the multiple Tony-award and Pulitzer Prize-winning show at Broadway Sings for Pride's 4th Annual Gay Pride benefit show tonight, June 30th in New York City! (more...)

The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Sparkling, Spangled GYPSY at York Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 30, 2014

Christopher Quigley and leads Jenna Mae Reck and Chris Ausherman brought the story of America's most notorious stage mother and her strong-willed daughter to life on the YLT stage (more...)

Footlite Musicals Opens 2014-15 Season with SHREK: THE MUSICAL, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Footlite Musicals will open its 2014-2015 season with its Young Adults production of 'Shrek the Musical' with performances July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at the Hedback Community Theater at 1847 North Alabama Street in Indianapolis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at Berkeley Playhouse's SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Berkeley Playhouse will close their sixth season with the popular, Tony Award-winning Shrek the Musical, directed and choreographed by Matthew McCoy. Running from June 19 to August 3, 2014 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. Tickets ($17-$60) are now available at www.berkeleyplayhouse.org or by phone at (510) 845-8542 x351. (more...)

SHREK: THE MUSICAL to Play Limited Engagement in Indianapolis, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The community theatre production of SHREK, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film of the same name, runs July 11 - 27 at Footlite Musicals as part of the 2014/2015 Footlite Musicals Season. Tickets are currently on sale and are available in person at the Footlite Musicals Box Office at 1847 N Alabama Street (day of show only) or at SHREKIndy.com. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present SHREK, 7/11-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'Shrek the Musical,' July 11-Aug. 3. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. (more...)

Super Summer Theatre to Receive $600,000 Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged to support SUPER SUMMER THEATRE through a $600,000 grant. The grant will be paid in two installments. $100,000 will be given to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE immediately, and $500,000 will be paid to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE after the Theatre raises $500,000 in matching funds. (more...)

Lindsay Pearce, Curt Hansen, Molly McCook & More Set for Lythgoe Family Productions' PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, announced the cast for the new production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert. (more...)

MADAME INFAMY to Play NYMF, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Mentioned by the New York Times as “What to Do in New York City in Summer 2014” and lauded by The Huffington Post as “a brilliant example of what might be called creative, feminist historiography,” Madame Infamy, is a new musical directed by Carlos Armesto, with concept and Book by Jp Vigliotti and Music and Lyrics by Cardozie Jones and Sean Willis. At the turn of the 18th century, America stood firmly on the backs of its slaves while Paris burned as its poorest citizens revolted against the aristocracy. Two worlds united by one electrifying score, Madame Infamy is the dark and moving tale of Marie Antoinette, last Queen of France, and Sally Hemings, slave and mistress of President Thomas Jefferson. Fighting hardship, scandal, and loss, each must find the strength to combat a nation in hopes of protecting the ones she loves. (more...)

Usdan to Welcome Nikki M. James, Natalie Joy Johnson & More During 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned Long Island summer arts day camp now beginning its 47th season on June 30, will feature award-winning professional artists of music, dance and theater on its unique 'Festival Concerts' series. The daily performances give its 1600 students ages 6-18 major exposure to the best of the arts. (more...)

Caro Newling Announced As New Society of London Theatre President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) today has announced that Caro Newling has been appointed as its new President. Caro has been a producer in the West End, on Broadway and internationally since the early 1990s. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is Truly Scrumptious at The Coterie Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jun 22, 2014

The world premiere of the Theatre for Young Audiences version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opened Friday June 20 at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Ian Fleming the creator of the legendary James Bond spy novels wrote the novel that Roald Dahl adapted. Dahl's adaption became the hit musical MGM motion picture. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Silver Spring Stage Presents GOOD PEOPLE, 6/27-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents the community theater premiere of Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Michael Kharfen and produced by Seth Ghitelman, the humorous and powerful portrait of a South Boston woman struggling to make ends meet who unexpectedly encounters an old fling that has achieved success. Good People will perform weekends June 27 to July 20, 2014. Note there will not be a performance on Friday July 4, 2014. (more...)

The Gypsy Hombres to Perform at Cumberland County Playhouse, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For years, there has been a persistent legend in Nashville about a crazy gypsy 'Fiddler on the Roof" who dances as he plays the violin on the roof of his Victorian house. Cumberland County Playhouse will prove the legend is 100% true as The Gypsy Hombres take the stage on Sunday, July 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CST's SEUSSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award®-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CST's SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy,Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world ofDr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award®-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle ofMonty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction byMichael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek! SHREK UK Tour, Directed By Nigel Harman!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people, the UK and Ireland tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of Shrek the Musical® will star Dean Chisnall as beloved swamp-dwelling ogre 'Shrek', the role he previously played in the West End, Faye Brookes as damsel in distress 'Princess Fiona', Idriss Kargbo as Shrek's wisecracking sidekick 'Donkey' and Gerard Carey as pint-sized villain 'Lord Farquaad'. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild to Open SHREK THE MUSICAL on July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Windham Theatre Guild is excited to be the first theatre in the area to present live on stage the fun-filled family summer production of Shrek the Musical opening Friday, July 18th at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Northglenn Youth Theatre Honored by NYA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The D.L. Parsons Theatre has announced that National Youth Arts (NYA) has honored the theatre's resident youth theatre company-the nationally acclaimed and award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT)- with numerous awards and nominations for the 2013/2014 Season. NYA awards honor outstanding work by youth in the arts. This year more than 400 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 130 different theatres in more than 60 cities spanning 12 states. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHREK THE MUSICAL UK Tour, Starring Chisnall And Brookes!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The UK and Ireland tour of Shrek the Musical® premieres tonight, Wednesday 30 July at the Grand Theatre in Leeds before 'taking ogre' Bristol, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Canterbury, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Norwich, Southampton, Plymouth and Milton Keynes with further venues still to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dean Chisnall, Faye Brookes and More in SHREK UK and Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The UK and Ireland tour of Shrek the Musical® premieres tonight, Wednesday 30 July at the Grand Theatre in Leeds before 'taking ogre' Bristol, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford, Manchester, Aberdeen, Canterbury, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Norwich, Southampton, Plymouth and Milton Keynes with further venues still to be announced. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW JR: Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Perform For a Cause
by Erin Leigh Peck - Jul 29, 2014

Attention Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Fans! Cabaret for a Cause will present a one-night-only concert Aug. 11 at Brooklyn's Galapagos Arts Space to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters. (more...)

Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA,Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) onOctober 10, 2014. (more...)

Joanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End Opening
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

A few months ago, it was announed that Joanna Froggatt, known for her role as DOWNTON ABBEY maid 'Anna,' would star as 'Becca' in the London premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE. The play was set to begin previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on September 11. But recently, The Stage reported that this date has been postponed due to 'scheduling issues.' Producers Creative Management and Productions, James Quaife Productions, and Celia Atkin released a statement saying 'Our production of Rabbit Hole will be postponed from the planned September opening at the Vaudeville Theatre as due to a late shift in schedules, it is unable to go ahead at this time.' (more...)

Marisha Wallace, Brian Craft, Rachel Lorin, and More Set for Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project at Metropolitan Room, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project Concert is set for Monday, August 4th at 9:30PM (9:00PM doors open) at The Metropolitan Room. Tickets are available online at www.metropolitanroom.com for $20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/26- BULLETS Celebrates National Dance Day and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of Broadway's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, CINDERELLA, ROCKY, and more! (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

Rhonda Ross, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Broadway at Birdland in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the August lineup for Broadway at Birdland, featuring Daniel Reichard, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch, Rhonda Ross, Stephen Wallem & Cast Party. (more...)

BWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and Raucous
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2014

Rene Staub leads Randy Stamm and a large cast of fractured fairy tale stars in a musical tale of love, loss, daring heroics, and dragons, donkeys, and ogres (more...)

2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards Ceremony Set for Aug 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

It's awards season at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. The '2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards,' a Tony Awards-inspired evening that celebrates the theatrical successes of the past year, takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

WONDER OF THE WORLD to Open Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens its 35th Season with the comedy 'Wonder of the World' by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Dale Albright, 'Wonder of the World' is a wild and wacky tale of one woman's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/14 - KING LEAR, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SEUSSICAL in STL and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2014

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: KING LEAR starts at Shakespeare in the Park, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY goes on the playlist, SEUSSICAL opens in St. Louis, and actors fill new roles in PIPPIN and LES MIZ! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/19 - NEWSIES Get Together, HEATHERS Sings, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 19th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's NEWSIES, HEATHERS, the National Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

CABARET FOR A CAUSE to Feature Emma Howard, Emerson Steele, Sam Poon, and More, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, on August 11th, 2014. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to York Little Theatre, 7/18-20 & 24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

York Little Theatre will give a new meaning to "going green" as they present the musical comedy Shrek the Musical, July 18-20 and 24-27. The musical will transport audiences to a faraway kingdom that is turned upside down. Things get ugly when an unseemly ogre -not a handsome prince- shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and the result is a big mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, Shrek the Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage, teaching the lesson : being different is what makes us special. (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse Adds Three Performances to FRONT PAGE NEWS, Now Through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Cumberland County Playhouse and its producing partner The SCOPES FESTIVAL, in Dayton, TN, have added three more performances of FRONT PAGE NEWS, the newly adapted, historically accurate play with music, opening Friday July 18 in the historic "monkey trial" courtroom in Dayton's Rhea County Courthouse. Additional shows of the new work are on Saturday, July 26 at 2:30 and 7:30pm, and the final show on Sunday, July 27 at 2:30 pm (All times are EDT). "Tickets for opening weekend are going fast, with a few good seats still open, especially on Saturday night at 7:30" says MainStreet Dayton director Anna Tromanhouser of the Festival Committee. "But call now!" (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Justin Greer Teaches ACTING THE MUSICAL MOMENT at Usdan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Justin Greer, whose long list of Broadway credits includes Shrek the Musical, Seussical, Urban Cowboy, Annie, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun and Anything Goes, has co-created, with Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts' Theater Dept. Chair Jim Incorvaia, a four-day workshop titled "Acting the Musical Moment." Taught to Usdan's senior theater majors, the workshop focuses on the intersection of acting and singing. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, presents a production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

MISS SAIGON, HAIR & More Set for Clocktower Players' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Westchester Magazine unveiled their annual Best of Westchester issue announcing the very best of what Westchester County has to offer. Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of Irvington Town Hall Theater, received two prestigious awards: Best Local Theater Group and Best Children's Theater. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Galen Crawley Explains Why Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS is Full of Magic, Laughs, and Tears
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

If you have been paying attention to the Atlanta theatre scene for the last three years, actress Galen Crawley has undoubtedly caught your eye. From leading family-friendly musicals to starring in more cutting-edge material, Crawley is certainly one of the community's brightest rising stars. This week she takes on another iconic role, this time as the titular MARY POPPINS at The Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. (more...)

Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL, 8/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Super Summer Theatre and Feral Tale Theatricals will welcome Shrek the Musical to the stage, August 6-23. (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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