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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Kacee Clanton, Begins Rehearsals at 5th Avenue TheatreA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Kacee Clanton, Begins Rehearsals at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Starting rehearsals at The 5th Avenue Theatre this week is the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. (more...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSESCleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play MTC MainStage in NorwalkTHE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play MTC MainStage in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2015/2016 season with the Drama Desk Award winning  'The Last Five Years' by Jason Robert Brown. Performances are April 8-24, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at Music Theatre of Connecticut, 509 Westport Avenue (behind Nine West) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $35-$55 and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Sierra Stages to Present Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 4/28-5/8Sierra Stages to Present Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 4/28-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

There are two sides to every love story, as evidenced in the upcoming Sierra Stages production of "THE LAST FIVE YEARS", an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about the ups and downs of a relationship and marriage between two 20-somethings (Cathy, an aspiring actress, and Jamie, an aspiring writer) over the course of five years in New York City. The show plays for eight performances only from April 28 through May 8 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley, and is directed by Susan Mason, with musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the 6-person band. The cast includes local actors Jonathan Hansard and Tinley Ireland.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PARADE at Manchester's New Arts VenueFull Cast Announced for PARADE at Manchester's New Arts Venue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The full cast has now been confirmed for the revival of the classic musical Parade, which will run for three and a half weeks at Manchester's newest arts venue. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This SpringTickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

One of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY won the 2014 Tony Awards® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film will play at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts April 26 - May 1. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown to Perform, Speak at The Media Theatre This AprilTony Winner Jason Robert Brown to Perform, Speak at The Media Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Tony winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown appears at The Media Theatre the evening of Saturday April 9. (more...)

Broken Record to Present Self-Titled Contemporary Show at Stage 773Broken Record to Present Self-Titled Contemporary Show at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Broken Record is proud to announce the opening of their debut musical, BROKEN RECORD: A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL, playing March 31st - April 28th in Stage 773's Cabaret Theater. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Season to Close with THE LAST FIVE YEARSCarnegie Theatre Season to Close with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Relationships are complicated. They evolve over time and look different to everyone involved. Issues that are clear at the end of a relationship may not look like problems at the beginning. THE LAST FIVE YEARS, playing at The Carnegie weekends April 9-24, 2016, explores the relationship of Jamie and Cathy, a young couple struggling to find balance between career and relationship. (more...)

Underscore Theatre to Premiere HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOKUnderscore Theatre to Premiere HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

?The true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre comes to life in Underscore Theatre Company's world premiere musical HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK, with book and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, music by David Kornfeld, directed by Elizabeth Margolius with music direction by Robert Ollis and Tyler Thompson. Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the deadly bombing and riot at Haymarket Square, this stirring new musical will play May 14 - June 12, 2016 at Chicago new performance venue, the Edge Theatre at 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, SCOTTSBORO BOYS, 'MADISON COUNTY' & More Set for Speakeasy Stage Company's 2016-17 SeasonHAND TO GOD, SCOTTSBORO BOYS, 'MADISON COUNTY' & More Set for Speakeasy Stage Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Two powerhouse American musicals, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY;  two acclaimed contemporary plays, GRAND CONCOURSE and SIGNIFICANT OTHER; and the riotous Broadway comedy HAND TO GOD will each enjoy their New England premiere as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2016-2017 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today. (more...)

Nick Adams, Natalie Weiss & Jacob Yandura to Judge Second Round of RISING STAR Singing CompetitionNick Adams, Natalie Weiss & Jacob Yandura to Judge Second Round of RISING STAR Singing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

This Sunday, March 13, RISE BAR is seeking it's next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadways Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in an 8 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cast prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to it's cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown, Shoshana Bean and Ariana Grande Take Hollywood!Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown, Shoshana Bean and Ariana Grande Take Hollywood!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This Monday, January 4th, Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, PARADE) performed an intimate concert with acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (WICKED, HAIRSPRAY); presented by Chris Isaacson Presents at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, CA. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

UNDERGROUND by Isla van Tricht to Open VAULT Festival 2016UNDERGROUND by Isla van Tricht to Open VAULT Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following the success of Edinburgh Festival hit The Remnants: As Thyself and Threadbare, and the London transfer of Deadpan Theatre's Get Your Sh*t Together, Shrapnel Theatre will open the VAULT Festival 2016 with Isla van Tricht's brand new site-responsive comedy-drama UNDERGROUND. (more...)

CAPTAIN AURORA: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL Remount to Play Centaur Theatre, 1/8-17CAPTAIN AURORA: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL Remount to Play Centaur Theatre, 1/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal (winner of the 2015 Frankie for Most Promising English Company) is proud to present the remount of last year's highest grossing 25th St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival show: Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical. Created and directed by Trevor Barrette, Captain Aurora is a show about the nightmares that come true when dreams do and the search for meaning, a search that will take our audience from the streets of Megacity to intergalactic spacecrafts and alternate dimensions! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Responds To Principal Nixing High School Production of 13 Because Of Terminally Ill CharacterJason Robert Brown Responds To Principal Nixing High School Production of 13 Because Of Terminally Ill Character
by Michael Dale - Jan 5, 2016

Before the musical's pre-Broadway premiere, the composer/lyricist received assistance in creating a main character from a student with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. (more...)

VIDEO: '13' Reunion! Ariana Grande Surprises at Jason Robert Brown ConcertVIDEO: '13' Reunion! Ariana Grande Surprises at Jason Robert Brown Concert
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Ariana Grande surprised the audience at Jason Robert Brown had a surprise guest at his concert last night - international superstar Ariana Grande, who made her Broadway debut in the composer's show 13 THE MUSICAL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/30/16- Norbert Leo ButzSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/30/16- Norbert Leo Butz
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Norbert Leo Butz! Butz made his Broadway debut as Adam Pascal's replacement as Roger Davis in Rent in 1996. Additional Broadway credits include Thou Shalt Not (Camille Raquin, 2001-2002), for which he received a Tony Award nomination; Wicked (the original Fiyero, 2003) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy) for which he received the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, a Drama League Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. His Off-Broadway credits include The Last Five Years (Jamie), Songs for a New World (Lead Male 2), Saved (Fred), and Juno and the Paycock (Jerry Devine). MOst recently, Butz originated the role of Carl Hanratty in the new musical Catch Me If You Can. For this role he won his second Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical[14] and his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway's Newest Javert, Hayden TeeTake Five! Spend Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway's Newest Javert, Hayden Tee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New Zealand native Hayden Tee will assume the role of Javert beginning tonight, January 29 in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Tee comes directly to Broadway from the new Australian production of Les Miserables, for which he has received wide acclaim. He was recently named Best Actor in A Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards for his performance as Javert. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company Extends FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICALVital Theatre Company Extends FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the extention of FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL, a new musical with book by Sheryl Berk and Sabrina Chap and music and lyrics by Sabrina Chap, based on the book Fashion Academy by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk, authors of the popular chapter book, Peace, Love, and Cupcakes: The Cupcake Club. The production is directed by Sam Viverito and will continue performances at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, just east of Broadway, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm, through February 28th. Tickets are $30.00 for regular seats and 40.00 for premium seats. For reservations and information visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call (212) 579-0528. (more...)

Meet SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott- Taking Over @BroadwayWorld on Twitter Today!Meet SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott- Taking Over @BroadwayWorld on Twitter Today!
by Sally Henry - Jan 27, 2016

Welcome to the Renaissance! (or BroadwayWorld's Twitter, as the case may be) (more...)

Doorstep Arts Presents DOGFIGHTDoorstep Arts Presents DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Doorstep Arts has announced the cast and creative team set to deliver the Victorian Premiere of the award-winning musical DOGFIGHT The whole damn world might change tomorrow. So we go for broke today. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

(mostly)musicals to Bring NEVER GROW UP to E Spot Lounge, 2/15(mostly)musicals to Bring NEVER GROW UP to E Spot Lounge, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

No kidding! Following one of their most successful shows to date, January's songsforanewYEAR, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, February 15 with NEVER Grow Up, the company's 16th entry in their series of themed cabarets. 'We want to do a show to celebrate the inner child in all of us,' explains producer amy francis schott. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company Hosts First Ever College Winter IntensivePhoto Flash: York Theatre Company Hosts First Ever College Winter Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The York Theatre Company presented the inaugural College Winter Intensive program this month, offering college students the unique opportunity of taking classes in an off-Broadway theatre near the heart of New York's theatre district during the winter break. Scroll down for photos from the final Showcase, held onstage at the York on January 17th! (more...)

BWW Special: PASA Brings New Musicals to San AntonioBWW Special: PASA Brings New Musicals to San Antonio
by Backstage Bunny - Jan 20, 2016

Now in its sixth year, Performing Arts San Antonio (PASA) has established itself as one of most innovative musical theatres in the region. While the other musical theatres in the area tend to rely on tried and trusted Broadway standards, or on musical reviews as in the case of the Harlequin Theatre, PASA has been bringing musical shows to San Antonio that it would not otherwise see - including world premieres and shows new to Texas and San Antonio. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/11/2016This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/11/2016
by - Jan 11, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 1/11/2016. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre's BLACK TIE BROADWAYBWW Review: Towne Centre's BLACK TIE BROADWAY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 6, 2016

Luckily, for audiences of Towne Centre Theatre's 2016 season-opening Black Tie Broadway, an original revue conceived by director/arranger John Ray, they are offered two hours of entertainment given a luxe treatment by a 13-member cast who are having a swell time singing the best of musical theater. Consistent and confident, Ray's cast bring a plethora of showtunes to the stage of the Brentwood theater - some you'll remember from the very first note, others you may be hearing for the first time. (more...)

Aria Entertainment & Hope Mill Theatre Announce CollaborationAria Entertainment & Hope Mill Theatre Announce Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

A national London-based arts producer and Manchester's newest theatre have announced a major collaboration which will put the venue on the arts map in the North of England. Aria Entertainment has joined forces with Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats to spearhead the venue as a platform to showcase and revive musical theatre. (more...)

Blue Saint Productions Set to Produce SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD This JuneBlue Saint Productions Set to Produce SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD This June
by Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016

Blue Saint Productions are thrilled to announce their next show following the award-winning production of VIOLET.Songs for a New World is a stunning musical to be presented at Chapel off Chapel in June 2016. (more...)

Kit Harington-starring DOCTOR FAUSTUS Announces Three-week Extension and Full CastKit Harington-starring DOCTOR FAUSTUS Announces Three-week Extension and Full Cast
by Marianka Swain - Feb 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the Jamie Lloyd Company's production of Doctor Faustus will extend its run at the Duke of York's Theatre by three weeks. Full casting has also been announced, with Jenna Russell taking the role of Mephistopheles. Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson (Lucifer), Craig Stein (Evil Angel) and ensemble member Gabby Wong join Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), who plays the title role. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised AwardsNominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, have announced the shortlists in the second annual Also Recognised Awards. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Stephanie Block and More Set for PARADE Event at Museum of Jewish HeritageJason Robert Brown, Stephanie Block and More Set for PARADE Event at Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The creative team behind the Tony Award-winning PARADE, the much adored musical based on the trial of Leo Frank, discusses how history can inspire art. Accompanied by an ensemble of six performers and nine musicians, "An Evening on PARADE" will be on Monday, March 7, 7 P.M., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. (more...)

World, New England Premieres on Tap for Gloucester Stage's 2016 SeasonWorld, New England Premieres on Tap for Gloucester Stage's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, recently announced the six-play lineup for Gloucester Stage's 37th Season of professional theater in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert TonightLaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Oh Dragon Theatre Co. Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD AuditionsOh Dragon Theatre Co. Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

Oh Dragon Theatre Company announces auditions for Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. (more...)

Vital Theatre's FASHION ACADEMY THE MUSICAL to Close Next SundayVital Theatre's FASHION ACADEMY THE MUSICAL to Close Next Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Vital Theatre Company's production of FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL will play its final performance next Sunday, February 21st. (more...)

BroadwayWorld to Exclusively Stream Ben Cameron's BROADWAY SESSIONS; New Episode Coming on Sunday- Watch Ben's 10 Favorites!BroadwayWorld to Exclusively Stream Ben Cameron's BROADWAY SESSIONS; New Episode Coming on Sunday- Watch Ben's 10 Favorites!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce our latest collaboration. Beginning this Sunday, well be bringing you exclusive video content from Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions- NYC's Ultimate Post Theater Extravaganza. Each week, Broadway Sessions welcomes a new Broadway cast or guest to perform, interact with the audience and bare their souls in this fast paced, zany, musical theatre variety show. Anything can, and will, happen when Broadway lets it's hair down. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Perform on Tomorrow's MTV Movie Awards with Ariana GrandeJason Robert Brown to Perform on Tomorrow's MTV Movie Awards with Ariana Grande
by Louisa Brady - Apr 9, 2016

Ariana Grande revealed in an interview with MTV News that Jason Robert Brown is set to perform with her on tomorrow's broadcast of the MTV Movie Awards. The pair, who first worked together on 13 THE MUSICAL, will be performing a rendition of 'Dangerous Woman.' Watch the full interview here! (more...)

CELEBRATION THEATRE Presents Reading of 'ON THE ROOF' by Donna Hoke on 4/19CELEBRATION THEATRE Presents Reading of 'ON THE ROOF' by Donna Hoke on 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents as part of its New Works Reading Series, ON THE ROOF by Donna Hoke, directed by Christopher Mikish and performing one night only, Tuesday, April 19 at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood.   It's 1955-post WWII, amid McCarthyism, years before Stonewall. In this dangerous and difficult era, Mitzi operates a cabaret and gay bar where she, Cruz, a playboy bartender; Levi, an aspiring Broadway composer; Bob, a WWII vet; Mac, a guy who just wants camaraderie with his Coke; and Andy, a newcomer with a law degree struggle to find solidarity and courage-maybe even love.  (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Cast to Host BC/EFA Benefit in St. LouisTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Cast to Host BC/EFA Benefit in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Members of the cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY national tour Lucy Horton, Amy Linden, Bryan Welnicki, Cole Burden, Mary Callanan, Caitlin Houlahan, J Michael Zygo, John Campione, Tom Treadwell, Cullen Titmas, Brad Greer, and Jessica Sheridan will perform at the Curtain Call Lounge (521 North Grand Blvd.) on Monday, April 11 at 7PM to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids (BCEFA). Doors to the event will open at 6 p.m. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Repich, Malissa Marlow, Leah Dalrymple of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at California Lutheran UniversityBWW Interview: Kevin Repich, Malissa Marlow, Leah Dalrymple of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at California Lutheran University
by Cary Ginell - Apr 26, 2016

Playing a character is hard enough for many actors and actresses who are starting out in musical theater, but The Drowsy Chaperone throws its performers a curve because of the complicated nature of the show. A cloistered record collector, the character known only as Man in Chair, shares his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, with the audience, and as he talks about it, the characters come alive in front of them. But Man in Chair is also talking about the actors who play the characters in the faux musical. This causes a triple-layered dilemma for anyone who plays in the show because they have to fold two characters into their own personalities. We talked with three of the show's stars, who are all theater arts students at California Lutheran University. Kevin Repich is a third year Communications and Theater Arts major who is also in the college's Improv Troupe. Malissa Marlow, also a junior, is a Thousand Oaks High School graduate who has already appeared in productions of Spring Awakening (as Martha), Night of the Living Dead (as Corpse on the Stairs - really!), and Songs for a New World (Woman 1). Leah Dalrymple, also from Thousand Oaks High, is making her musical debut at CLU, but has received a Vee-Cee award for her performance as Fran Kubelik in Promises, Promises at Moorpark College. We talked with all three this week about this very funny show, which is packing in audiences at the CLU Black Box Theater. (more...)

Pennington Players to One-Night-Only Performance of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 5/21Pennington Players to One-Night-Only Performance of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Pennington Players are pleased to announce a one-night only special event performance of Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, Songs for a New World, on Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 at 8:00PM.   (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in MaySpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Sierra StagesPhoto Flash: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Sierra Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

There are two sides to every love story, as evidenced in the upcoming Sierra Stages production of "THE LAST FIVE YEARS", an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about the ups and downs of a relationship and marriage between two 20-somethings (Cathy, an aspiring actress, and Jamie, an aspiring writer) over the course of five years in New York City. The show plays for eight performances only from April 28 through May 8 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley, and is directed by Susan Mason, with musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the 6-person band. The cast includes local actors Jonathan Hansard and Tinley Ireland. (more...)

Doorstep Arts Announces Cast and Creatives for DOGFIGHTDoorstep Arts Announces Cast and Creatives for DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Doorstep Arts is proud to announce the cast and creative team set to deliver the Victorian premiere of the award-winning musical DOGFIGHT (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON YOUR FEET's Andrea Burns in New EpisodeThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON YOUR FEET's Andrea Burns in New Episode
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 11, 2016

On Monday, April 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes ON YOUR FEET star Andrea Burns. Burns made her professional New York debut in Jason Robert Brown's groundbreaking 1995 musical Songs for a New World. She then made her Broadway debut in 1996 as a replacement in the role of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and went on to co-star in the Broadway productions of THE FULL MONTY and THE RITZ. (more...)

Broadway's Nick Adams to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 6/10-11Broadway's Nick Adams to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 6/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the San Francisco solo debut of Broadway's Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wicked) for two performances only - Friday, June 10 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 11 (7 p.m.). Celebrating his 30…ish birthday, Adams will perform a selection of Broadway and pop songs that have inspired him, as well as share stories from his life on Broadway and on the road. Tickets for Nick Adams range in price from $45 - $65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.(PLEASE NOTE: FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO IS NOW USING TICKETFLY.COM FOR ALL TICKET PURCHASES) (more...)

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