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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!


Photo Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's I LOVE A PIANOPhoto Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's I LOVE A PIANO
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Hear the heart of America beat in Irving Berlin's I LOVE A PIANO at Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3. The show runs through June 28, 2015 in the intimate space. (more...)

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Appear on CBS This Morning, Fox News Channel & CNBCPat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Appear on CBS This Morning, Fox News Channel & CNBC
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2015

 One of music's most successful couples Pat Benatar and Neil "Spyder" Giraldo head to New York City to promote a music and personal milestone. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICALTN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its first developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Freidman on May 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

THE VOICE Contestant Kelsie May Signs with PCG NashvilleTHE VOICE Contestant Kelsie May Signs with PCG Nashville
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

Fresh off her successful run on Season Eight of 'The Voice,' fast emerging 16-year-old country singer/songwriter Kelsie May (www.kelsiemay.com) - part of Team Blake, under the guidance of country superstar Blake Shelton - is gearing up for an exciting series of performances this summer at regional fairs, festivals and special events this summer. (more...)

Registration for Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park Now OpenRegistration for Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Registration for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park is now open! Running from July 13-July 24, this summer program gives children entering grades three through eight instruction in acting, dance, and music. (more...)

Jacobs, Parry, Steele and More To Perform At Second WEST END BIG BUSK For Homeless Charity in Victoria, June 4Jacobs, Parry, Steele and More To Perform At Second WEST END BIG BUSK For Homeless Charity in Victoria, June 4
by Robert Gould - May 23, 2015

Robert Gould reports on Live And Acoustic's second live West End Big Busk live charity event in Victoria on June 4. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman TheaterTHE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Nick Jonas Announces Dates for North American 'Live in Concert' Tour!Nick Jonas Announces Dates for North American 'Live in Concert' Tour!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Nick Jonas appeared on last night's 2015 Billboard Music Awards to perform his hit song 'Jealous.' Following up the appearance, the singer has announced dates for his upcoming 'Live In Concert' tour. (more...)

Lee Greenwood Announces National Tour Launching This SummerLee Greenwood Announces National Tour Launching This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Today, he announces his plans to embark on a national tour this summer, spanning the country from sea to shining sea. (more...)

Broadway Palm's 23rd Season to Feature FUNNY GIRL, SISTER ACT & MoreBroadway Palm's 23rd Season to Feature FUNNY GIRL, SISTER ACT & More
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Broadway Palm has announced its 23rd Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and six concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2015.  (more...)

Salute to Youth Winners Shenae Anderson & Kana Yoshigi Set for Utah Symphony's All Star EveningSalute to Youth Winners Shenae Anderson & Kana Yoshigi Set for Utah Symphony's All Star Evening
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The state's very best high school instrumentalists are invited to perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony under the direction of Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic in a concert presenting works by Mendelssohn and Dvo?ak. Mendelssohn's Double Concerto for Violin and Piano will be performed by the winners of the Salute to Youth competition, Shenae Anderson, violin, and Kana Yoshigi, piano. Also on the program is Dvo?ak's famous Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World.' May 19 at 7 p.m. at Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $6 to $18, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

Jackson Browne Announces Additional 2015 US Tour DatesJackson Browne Announces Additional 2015 US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne adds September and October U.S. shows his 2015 tour in support of his album,Standing In The Breach. (more...)

Stephen Stills Announces Solo U.S. Tour Dates This SummerStephen Stills Announces Solo U.S. Tour Dates This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Legendary singer-songwriter, guitarist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills will headline a solo tour in the United States in July and August during a break in Crosby, Stills & Nash's 2015 tour. (more...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This WeekendDavid Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

GRAND HOTEL to Play Southwark PlayhouseGRAND HOTEL to Play Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot - The Musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

Alabama Symphony to Celebrate Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, 3/7Alabama Symphony to Celebrate Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Christopher Confessore conducts critically acclaimed shows on stage to the silver screen, March 7 at 8:00pm at the Samford University's Wright Center in Homewood, Alabama. Come hear the songs you know and love from America's most influential musical theatre writing team, sung by Teri Dale Hansen and Sean MacLaughlin. (more...)

Andrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! CastAndrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLDMartin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton, stars of the film, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, will be among the participants kicking off the Seventh Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World cinema series highlighting socially significant films, (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

Sugar Ray, Eve 6 Among Under The Sun Summer 2015 Line-UpSugar Ray, Eve 6 Among Under The Sun Summer 2015 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Under The Sun, the hugely popular summer tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock 'n' roll, returns with a star-studded festival line-up featuring Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker, and Eve 6. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH JESSIE & JARROD OF BEAUTIFUL at New Jersey Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH JESSIE & JARROD OF BEAUTIFUL at New Jersey Performing Arts Center
by adam cohen - Mar 2, 2015

Intimate evening of well chosen songs by two great singers (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Evening of Classic Broadway Features Performers Who Can REALLY Sing!!!BWW Reviews: An Evening of Classic Broadway Features Performers Who Can REALLY Sing!!!
by Gil Kaan - Mar 17, 2015

Rockwell Table & Stage could barely contain the theatre aficionados' applause and excitement generated by the incredible singers belting out one showstopper after another in An Evening of Classic Broadway. (more...)

Meghan Trainor Announces Dates For THE MTRAIN TOUR Launching This SummerMeghan Trainor Announces Dates For THE MTRAIN TOUR Launching This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Just as her critically acclaimed, sold out THAT BASS TOUR comes to a close this week, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum international superstar Meghan Trainor reveals dates for her headline summer jaunt — THE MTRAIN TOUR (more...)

Oscar Andy Hammerstein III and More Set for RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION at Temple Emmanuel, 3/15Oscar Andy Hammerstein III and More Set for RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION at Temple Emmanuel, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION at Temple Emmanuel (Great Neck, New York) featuring BPI artists Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, Teri Dale Hansen (The Music Man, The Boys from Syracuse) and Sean MacLaughlin (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita), accompanied by Ryan Shirar. (more...)

Weston Friendly Society Announces Auditions for STATE FAIRWeston Friendly Society Announces Auditions for STATE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

The Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts will be holding auditions for their Spring 2015 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 20th and 21st starting at 7pm at the Weston Town Hall (11 Town House Road, Weston). (more...)

Original Broadway 'Belle' Susan Egan Comments on Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEASTOriginal Broadway 'Belle' Susan Egan Comments on Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Actress Emma Watson has been cast as 'Belle' in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Today, stage star Susan Egan wrote a blog entry about her time playing the part on Broadway and commented on Watson's casting. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

Country Music Legend LEROY VAN DYKE Announces 'The Country Gold' TourCountry Music Legend LEROY VAN DYKE Announces 'The Country Gold' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Leroy Van Dyke is thought to hold the record for most repeat-performance bookings of any working country music entertainer and is known by fellow musicians as the most professional act in country music. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Stage A.R. Gurney's THE DINING ROOM, Opening 2/20Playhouse on Park to Stage A.R. Gurney's THE DINING ROOM, Opening 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Playhouse on Park continues its Main Stage series with The Dining Room, which opens Friday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. (with preview shows on Wednesday and Thursday, February 18-19 at 7:30 p.m.) (more...)

Jimmy Fortune to Take His Music on the Road in 2015Jimmy Fortune to Take His Music on the Road in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

He's known as one of the most distinctive tenor singers in the history of Country Music, with a resume that includes CMA and IBMA Awards, Gold and Platinum records, and the highest honor one can achieve in the business -- induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But, despite all those lofty honors, Jimmy Fortune is not one to simply rest on his laurels. He has just announced his tour schedule for 2015, and dates are filling fast -- whether as part of the Country Gold series, or an intimate acoustic set with Jimmy. (more...)

John Lennon's Sister Narrates Documentary COME TOGETHER, Out TodayJohn Lennon's Sister Narrates Documentary COME TOGETHER, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Devolver Digital Films is proud to announce the digital VOD release of The Beatles tribute documentary, Come Together. (more...)

MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/02/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on February 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performance celebrates four decades of his magnificent contributions to music. Hamlisch, who wrote timeless music for both Broadway and film, won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Tony in his lifetime. The concert features conductor Larry Blank with vocalists Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, and Doug LaBrecque. (more...)

BRYAN ADAMS Announces U.S. Dates For Reckless 30th Anniversary TourBRYAN ADAMS Announces U.S. Dates For Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th anniversary of Reckless — a deluxe version of which was released in November 2014 featuring exclusive expanded bonus material — but also his endless catalogue of rock classics. (more...)

STYX: AXS-TV Special Premieres March 15STYX: AXS-TV Special Premieres March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

It's been over two years since a full STYX concert was broadcast on national TV ("Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live" DVD, which aired on VH1 Classic and the Palladia HD channel). (more...)

BWW Recap: Patti Murin Dives Deep into Five-Hours of THE BACHELORBWW Recap: Patti Murin Dives Deep into Five-Hours of THE BACHELOR
by Patti Murin - Feb 17, 2015

Hey Bachelor fans! I'm so sorry for missing last week (for all three of you who read this religiously; Hi Mom! Mom? You there?), but I was busy traveling across the country to the home base of 'The Bachelor,' Los Angeles! As it turns out, it's a damn good thing I couldn't recap, because this week we get a whopping FIVE HOURS of The Bachelor-related programming, and my brain needed the rest before this circus. Here. We. Go. (more...)

Def Leppard Announces North American Summer TourDef Leppard Announces North American Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Def Leppard returns to the road this summer for an extensive North American tour. The Live Nation-promoted tour hitting nearly 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada will kick off on June 23 in Tampa (more...)

Alan Winner's THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY Comes to the Met Room TonightAlan Winner's THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY Comes to the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

A celebration of Dame Shirley Bassey's illustrious career, THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY, is an unforgettable musical tribute written by Ben Cameron and Alan Winner, with musical direction by Andy Roninson, under the direction by Cameron and starring Winner. THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY, returns for a one night only special engagement tonight, December 18th, at 9:30 PM at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010). (more...)

FERRIS BUELLER, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Among 2014 Additions to National Film RegistryFERRIS BUELLER, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Among 2014 Additions to National Film Registry
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. (more...)

Sunday Special: ANNIE Through the AgesSunday Special: ANNIE Through the Ages
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 14, 2014

With ANNIE returning to the big screen this week, we've rounded up the musical's leading ladies -- both onstage and off -- since 1977! (more...)

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo to Launch 35th Anniversary Tour; Plus CD/DVD, Out 4/28Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo to Launch 35th Anniversary Tour; Plus CD/DVD, Out 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Rock superstars Pat Benatar and Neil 'Spyder' Giraldo are celebrating their latest musical milestone with the release of the CD/DVD set, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The 35th Anniversary Tour on April 28. (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Carrie, which will receive its long awaited London Premiere in The Large atSouthwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May 2015, with a press night on Wednesday 6 May. Preview performances are now sold out, following the best on-sale week of any show in the venue's 22-year history. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHISTN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

As part of Tennessee Shakespeare Company's first year-round season, the development of three exciting new musicals launches on the University of Memphis Mainstage this summer with Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress. (more...)

Pop Sensation Fifth Harmony Announces 2015 Reflection: The Summer Tour!Pop Sensation Fifth Harmony Announces 2015 Reflection: The Summer Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Fifth Harmony recently held an exclusive Candie's® poolside party in Los Angeles to personally reveal the details for their massive summer headlining tour. (more...)

Andrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening TonightAndrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre tonight, April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

Almay Celebrates the True Spirit of American BeautyAlmay Celebrates the True Spirit of American Beauty
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Almay announced its collaboration with the USO, the only military non-profit organization that has supported our troops and families for more than 70 years. Almay will honor the women of the U.S. military and our veterans, and focus on our troops as they transition from service back to their communities. Committing to this cause is a key pillar in the brand's Simply American campaign, celebrating the spirit of American beauty from the inside and out - pure, genuine, fresh and glowing with confidence and pride - the ultimate representation of American beauty. (more...)

Charlie Puth to Join Meghan Trainor on Upcoming 'MTrain Tour'Charlie Puth to Join Meghan Trainor on Upcoming 'MTrain Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Artist Partners/Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth has announced plans for a major summer tour. The New Jersey-based singer/songwriter/producer will join Meghan Trainor on her upcoming 'MTrain Tour,' with dates getting underway July 3rd at Atlantic City's Borgata Festival Park and then travels through September (see itinerary below). (more...)

BWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young LoveBWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young Love
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2015

"April showers may come your way, they bring flowers that bloom in May!" So go the words of the old Tin Pan Alley song. When the days begin to get longer, and the daffodils work to pop up through the dirt, we know that spring is just around the corner. April is that gateway to birds singing, grass growing, and romance blooming. This month we look at spring and the season's sweet rains that give life to young love. (more...)

City of Lights! Meet the Full Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Opening Tonight on BroadwayCity of Lights! Meet the Full Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 12, 2015

The new Broadway musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens tonight, April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast below! (more...)

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