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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II


Based on the novel by Phil Stong

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!



Big & Rich Debut Music Video for Tim McGraw Cover of 'California'
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Big Kenny and John Rich, popularly known as the iconic country duo Big & Rich, have released the infectious new music video for “California” off their upcoming studio album, Did It For The Party. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Sign on for Broadway Theatre Project's 2017 Summer Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

BWW Review: STATE FAIR at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - May 9, 2017

The corn was high as an elephant's eye at the Alex Theatre in Glendale last Sunday as Musical Theater Guild presented a staged reading of Rodgers and Hammerstein's bucolic musical State Fair, the only musical R&H wrote specifically for the screen. State Fair wasn't adapted for the stage until 1996, the final show produced by David Merrick, Broadway's notorious 'abominable showman.' (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with their 23rd Edition of IN DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For their 3rd show of 2017, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge for their 23nd edition, In DREAMS, on Monday, May 22nd at 7:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mamma Mia!, featuring the music of ABBA with a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus and added songs by Stig Anderson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, April 19 - May 21. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults. (more...)

Marriott Theatre Continues 2017 Season with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running June 21 through August 13, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for (mostly)musicals' IN DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

(mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge last night at for its 23nd edition, *in dreams*! (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson. (more...)

The Soap Factory and Mizna to Co-Present ALIEN TECHNOLOGY II
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The all-night Twin Cities art festival Northern Spark returns once again with the theme of climate change, this year running all along the Green Line. (more...)

Complete Cast Announced for (mostly)musicals: *in dreams* at E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

(mostly)musicals returns to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, May 22nd at 7:30pm for its 23rd edition, *in dreams*. (more...)

ANASTASIA's Ian Knauer to Host Broadway Artists and Friends' May MIC & MINGLE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

ANASTASIA'S Ian Knauer hosts the Broadway Artists & Friends Mic & Mingle on Monday, May 22nd at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Boy Band Trio Forever In Your Mind Release New Singles, Live Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

In the midst of the prolonged void of a true Boy Band with not only the aesthetic qualities but true musical talent that has long been absent since the demise of One Direction (and furthermore the true 90's boom of NYSYNC, 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boys etc.), many have stepped up to the plate but failed to deliver the perfect combination. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: Love or Marriage?
by Nancy Grossman - May 13, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company's Boston premiere of Marsha Norman's (Book) and Jason Robert Brown's (Music and Lyrics) adaptation of Robert James Waller's novel is elevated by the luminescent Jennifer Ellis and hunky Christiaan Smith. The libretto wobbles, but the leads and ensemble warble Brown's soaring score beautifully. Bring tissues. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Join Broadway Theatre Project Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

The Beach Boys Kick Off 2017 'Wild Honey World Tour' Across the U.S. and Europe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Beach Boys, widely considered one of the most influential bands in rock and roll, will set out on its Wild Honey World Tour across the U.S. and Europe. (more...)

Hill Country Community Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

- Hill Country Community Theatre announces its 2017-18 season.  Featuring five productions, the season includes the new musical comedy "Senior Moments", a holiday musical "A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol", the thriller/comedy "39 Steps", the comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War", and Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "State Fair".  This marks HCCT's 32nd year.   (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns with 23rd Edition: *IN DREAMS*
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

(mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, May 22nd, for its 23rd edition, titled '*in dreams*.' BroadwayWorld has photos from the dreamy night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running through August 13, 2017. (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

VIDEO: Swoon with Romantic Highlights from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running now through August 13, 2017 with a press opening tomorrow, June 28, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Comes to Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running June 21 through August 13, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Awarded Grant from The Shubert Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, Door County's premier professional theater, has been awarded a $15,000 grant for general operating support from The Shubert Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States.   For information on Peninsula Players 2017 season visit www.peninsulaplayers.com or call 920-868-3287. (more...)

BWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2017

So who is John Davidson? He is an actor, comedian, author, musician, TV host, singer, and entertainer. And Baltimore/Washington audiences should be in for a treat watching this consummate performer live on the boards of the historic Hippodrome Theatre as he stars in the acclaimed musical FINDING NEVERLAND from June 27 to July 2, 2017. (more...)

CMT Premieres Kiefer Sutherland's 'Shirley Jean'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Kiefer Sutherland's cinematic “Shirley Jean” video, which tells the story of a man's last night on death row, taking the form of a goodbye letter to a woman he once loved, premieres on CMT channels and platforms June 21. (more...)

AT&T Audience Network to Premiere 'Justin Moore: Live From Phoenix' Concert 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tune in to the AT&T AUDIENCE Network concert special 'Justin Moore: Live From Phoenix' airing Friday, June 23,at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. (more...)

Sierra Rep to Present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Treat yourself to a burst of color this summer. Join Sierra Repertory Theatre for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a joyful family musical filled with song, dance, humor and a warm message of faith and forgiveness. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Presents Tuneful SOME ENCHANTED EVENING of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

A starry night, with a huge moon looking down, is the perfect setting for an evening of songs that have become part of musical theatre history. This is the look and the sound of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, now running through July 16, 2017, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, just south of DC off of I-95. (more...)

Aaron Lewis Releases Song 'Folded Flag' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Staunch supporter of the United States Armed Forces, Platinum-selling entertainer Aaron Lewis released “Folded Flag” today across digital retailers. Staunch supporter of the United States Armed Forces, Platinum-selling entertainer Aaron Lewis released “Folded Flag” today across digital retailers. (more...)

John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) will begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

John Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) is thrilled to begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

39 STEPS, STATE FAIR, THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR and More Set for HCCT's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Hill Country Community Theatre announces its 2017-18 season. Featuring five productions, the season includes the new musical comedy 'Senior Moments', a holiday musical 'A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol', the thriller/comedy '39 Steps', the comedy 'The Red Velvet Cake War', and Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical 'State Fair'. This marks HCCT's 32nd year. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Announces Final Show Selection for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated addition to its 2017-2018 Season, which already includes an impressive line up of leading contemporary theatre titles. In addition to the five titles previously announced, ETC will present the regional premiere of Larry Parr's His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary Ethel Waters, who overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. Playing April 24-May 19, 2018, this musical biography will feature celebrated local actress and Ensemble Theatre veteran Torie Wiggins in the leading role, singing some of Waters's most famous songs, including 'Stormy Weather,' 'Black and Blue," and 'This Joint is Jumpin'.' Sharing the stage in telling Ms. Waters's remarkable story is pianist Scot Woolley. (more...)

Big & Rich's Upcoming Album 'Did It For The Party' Out 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Larger-than-life country duo Big & Rich are set to release their upcoming album Did It For The Party September 15. (more...)

Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND Coming to Omaha's Orpheum Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Omaha Performing Arts is pleased to announce tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on Friday July 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM. FINDING NEVERLAND will play Omaha's Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th Street, Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15, 2017. (more...)

Tank and The Bangas Confirm Additional North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas confirm additional headlining North American tour dates in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, D.C. as well as festival appearances at Austin City Limits, Pickathon, Hullabaloo Festival and more. See below for complete tour details. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)

BWW Interview: John Davidson Joins FINDING NEVERLAND
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jul 6, 2017

The 60's heartthrob changes his image with Captain Hook (more...)

Darling Magazine Premieres Brynn Elliott's New Video 'Might Not Like Me'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Emerging singer songwriter, Brynn Elliott, premiered the music video for her single 'Might Not Like Me' today with Darling Magazine. Produced by Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), this track is the first in a series of singles Elliott plans to release this year with a debut EP to follow. (more...)

BWW Review: Alexandra Socha Bares Her Soul in Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Matthew Blank - Jul 3, 2017

June 28 at Feinstein's/54 Below was one of contrasts, honesty, and raw emotion. When Alexandra Socha took to the stage in FINDING HOME, her venue debut, at 9:30 at night, the house was already noticeably buzzing with a remarkable energy from her friends and fans. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys Get 'Animated' in DOING IT TO COUNTRY SONGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Oak Ridge Boys morph into animated characters in Blake Shelton's new video "Doing It to Country Songs," which features Blake as "Buck Shelton" and as a William Lee Golden as possum, Joe Bonsall as a beaver, Duane Allen as a fox, and Richard Sterban as a frog. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Justin Moore Set To Appear On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Chart-topping country crooner Justin Moore will be making his return to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Tuesday, August 1. Tune in to catch Moore perform his latest Top 10 hit single “Somebody Else Will” at 11:35pm ET / 10:35 pm CT on ABC (check local listings). (more...)

VIDEO: Susan Egan Performs BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's 'Something There' & More at D23 Expo
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the D23 Expo held over the weekend in Anaheim, CA, Broadway alum Susan Egan (CABARET, State Fair) performed 'Something There' from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and 'I Won't Say' from HERCULES. Check out both performances below! (more...)

'Lifehouse: Greatest Hits' Album Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Multi-platinum award-winning rock band Lifehouse released their first hits compilation, Lifehouse: Greatest Hits, on CD and all digital retailers today (July 14). The 18-track selection includes a multitude of their chart-topping hits, including “You and Me,” “First Time”, “Halfway Gone,” “Hurricane” and 'Hanging by a Moment,' which was the most played radio track of 2001. C (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

The Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to announce their 2018 season of award-winning shows, and their director selections who will helm each production. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents A Special Evening with Andrea McArdle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Weston Playhouse is thrilled to present An Evening with Andrea McArdle.  This one night only concert event celebrates the great American songbook as performed by Broadway legend Andrea McArdle and her accompanist and music director. Audiences will be taken on a musical journey that reaches from the sounds of Tin Pan Alley to stages of Broadway to the sound stages of Hollywood. Filled with anecdotes about the legends with whom she has worked and with songs that became the soundtrack of America, Andrea sings songs of love, life, joy, our yesterdays and "tomorrows". (more...)

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