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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!



Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Final casting has been announced today for the world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, & More Lead Henegar Center's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Henegar Center's 17th season will include something for everyone.  A mad, revengeful barber, a young orphan, some rockin' nuns, a trip to Vegas, and a romantic look at Madison County will grace the main stage of The Henegar Center.  Upstairs at the Henegar boasts all female leading ladies.  "It's the time of women and their empowerment," says Hank Rion, Artistic Director.  "Women are speaking out all over the country right now; we should hear their voice on stage, too." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Celebrates the Color Pink with Their Production of PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Pinkalicious, The Musical, script by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann with additional lyrics and music by John Gregor. Based on the New York Times Bestselling children's book series by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, the Children's Series musical production runs from April 6 - May 6, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Tickets ($9 - $18) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

BWW Interview: Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR
by Justin Cole Adams - Mar 23, 2017

The leads from State Fair at Agape Players talk about the show and about the creative process. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Releases BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Demos with Shoshana Bean and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 22, 2017

Jason Robert Brown recently opened the Bridges vault on his blog, reflecting upon his creation of the musical and ending the post with some previously unreleased demos of songs from the show. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Brings a Michigan Premier at The Dio!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's professional, award winning dinner theatre, is very excited to present the Michigan premier of The Bridges of Madison County The Musical directed by Steve DeBruyne with musical direction by Brian E. Buckner. (more...)

Statler Brother Singer Jimmy Fortune 'Sings the Classics' on Upcoming Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jimmy Fortune, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and member of the legendary Statler Brothers, has just completed an all-new recording, Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics. (more...)

TheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar starting March 21 and running through April 16.  (more...)

SRO Theatre Company to Stage Columbus Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season continues with the Central Ohio premiere of the Tony Award- (Best Score and Best Orchestrations) winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. The sweeping, romantic musical was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman ('night Mother) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade). (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Aurora Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Mar 13, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, a 2013 romantic tuner featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and a book by Marsha Norman, opened on Broadway in 2014, playing only 137 performances before its closing, and there are reasons for that.  The narrative arc is uneven, falling into an irritating habit of concentrating on insignificant peripheral events while leaving the important ones largely unexplored.  The musical also suffers from a clumsy, cloying ending that begs to be cut by a good 20 minutes.   In the hands of a less capable director, these significant script problems might be deal breakers, but under the direction of Justin Anderson, Aurora Theatre's Associate Artistic Director, the production still manages to be a grand affair.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/11/2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/11/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 11, 2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017 Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra announces plans today for Sommerfest 2017, unveiling a celebratory summer festival in which the Orchestra salutes two of its artistic leaders: Doc Severinsen on his 90th birthday, and Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton, who has announced that this summer will mark his final season as the head of the festival. Running from July 3 to August 5, Minnesota Orchestra's summer season includes two tribute concerts to Pops Conductor Laureate Severinsen; performances by Litton and his friends André Watts, William Wolfram and New York City Ballet dancers; and culminates with the opera Litton has long wanted to conduct in Minnesota, Strauss' Salome. The summer season also involves the annual Symphony for the Cities concerts, two previously announced regular season programs and the return of the Minnesota Orchestra Fantasy Camp. (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Country Music's Aaron Tippin Announces 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Aaron Tippin, 'The Hardest Workin' Man in Country Music' is living up to his name as he reveals his 2017 tour schedule. Today, Tippin announced 50 live concert dates with many additional dates to be added throughout the year. (more...)

The City of Rancho Mirage Presents THE HIGHWAYMEN - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 3, 2017

The McCallum Theatre and The City of Rancho Mirage present The Highwaymen - A Musical Tribute on Friday, January 13, at 8:00pm. Perhaps the greatest super group in country music history, the original Highwaymen, formed in 1985, consisted of Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. This tribute (with Willie, Waylon and Johnny) to that amazing, never to be seen again, band continues the legacy. You will witness first-hand the friendship and comradery that existed between these legends, reliving one of the greatest moments in country music history. Combining their unique approaches to life and recording, they travel the world performing country music to millions of fans. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater will be Pinktastic this Spring with their Production of PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Pinkalicious, The Musical, script by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann with additional lyrics and music by John Gregor. Based on the New York Times Bestselling children's book series by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, the Children's Series musical production runs from April 6 - May 6, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Tickets ($9 - $18) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions Presents The Highway Men LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

???????3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions proudly presents The Highway Men LIVE at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 3 show only engagement will be presented March 3 & 4, 2017. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Celebrate Black History Month with Rare HALLELUJAH, BABY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will celebrate Black History Month with the rarely produced HALLELUJAH, BABY!  (more...)

Rarely Seen HALLELUJAH, BABY! Revives Next Week at MTG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will celebrate Black History Month with the rarely produced HALLELUJAH, BABY!. The one-night-only concert event will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM with original cast members Frieda Payne and Robert Hooks scheduled to be in attendance. (more...)

Carol Burnett Returning to Television in New Comedy from Amy Poehler
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 3, 2017

Comedic icon Carol Burnett is set to return to television in a new pilot picked up by ABC from executive producer Amy Poehler. (more...)

BWW Feature: STATE FAIR at Agape Players
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 28, 2017

The Agape Players bring State Fair comes to the Infinite Energy Theater for three performances. (more...)

BWW Preview: Must-See Shows in Atlanta in March
by Amy Zipperer - Feb 27, 2017

As we ready ourselves for a spring that's packed with interesting Atlanta theater offerings, here are the must-see shows for March. (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT SERIES Presents Susan Egan in THE REAL HOUSEWIFE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

March is the month for Beauty and the Beast fans to rejoice!  On Friday, March 17, the long awaited live-action film opens and Susan Egan, Broadway's original Tony-nominated 'Belle' takes the stage in a one-night-only concert event 'The Real Housewife of Broadway' at the Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Friends of Celts To Present The First Annual Arizona International Celtic Music and Microbrew Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Party like an Irishman by jigging on down to the 1st Annual Arizona International Celtic Music & Microbrew Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2017 in The Backyard at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road and 17th Avenue (please enter the Fairgrounds at West Monte Vista Road and 19th Avenue), Phoenix, AZ  85007 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.  (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

BWW Review: Well-Conceived BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Lakeland Civic Theatre
by Roy Berko - Feb 21, 2017

The capsule judgement of my review of the Broadway production of The Bridges of Madison County stated, 'The Bridges of Madison County' is one of those special, intimate, meaningful, well-conceived and performed shows that deserved a longer shelf-life than it is getting.' (more...)

THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

The Netherlands Sets Summer Premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Sweeping Romance THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, with music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Robert James Waller, will premiere in The Netherlands for a limited run of 2 June and through 12 June. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): MY FAIR LADY at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady - based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - opens tomorrow night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, featuring Erica Patterson (and her understudy Ashley Wolfe, who takes on the iconic role for three performances) as Eliza Doolittle, surrounded by a bevy of Nashville's finest leading men, including Cavender Lane, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chris Cavin, Austin Jeffrey Smith and George Hardimon IV. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Set for Spring at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, with music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Robert James Waller, will run at The Circuit Playhouse, March 17 - April 9, 2017. (more...)

Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill Headed to the Strip for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced the initial casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

London Musical Theatre Orchestra Announces HONEYMOON IN VEGAS and CANDIDE as First Shows of 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the first concerts of its 2017 season. (more...)

Nickelback Announces 44-City North American Tour with Special Guest Daughtry
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Multi-platinum, chart-topping rock band, NICKELBACK is set to hit the road this summer on the colossal headlining Feed The Machine Tour, announced today. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

BWW Review: Shoot Your Eye at A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 8, 2016

This musical is everything a piece of musical theater ought to be. There is a little prologue with the character of Jean Shepherd. We know immediately who is whom and the exact nature of the piece's dramatic crux. Devotees of the movie will find much that is familiar, though there has been some rearrangement, extension, enhancement and addition. Dialogue flows as stage dialogue should: with snappy delivery, different voices and more wit than is common in Real Life. Musical numbers are lively and either reveal character or move the plot. Scene changes are rapid and full of children's holiday pagent-styled elements. Ralphie's home is an adorable cutaway dollhouse. The cast is energetic and charming. This production should satisfy fans of musical theater, fans of the movie, fans of holiday shows, fans of family-friendly entertainment and really anyone who isn't a Grinch or a Scrooge. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

BWW Previews: From Bocelli To Broadway! An Evening With CHAD HILLIGUS Is An Exciting Addition For The New Year At McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 31, 2016

The only American ever invited to join Australia's The TEN Tenors, Chad Hilligus makes his McCallum Theatre solo debut on Friday, January 20, at 8:00pm. 'An Evening with Chad Hilligus' features a powerful program highlighting his international career with charming stories and standards from Bocelli to Bennett to Broadway. Chad will be joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe, along with international soprano Lauren Jelencovich and other featured guests.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyceum Theatre
by Andrew Tomlins - Dec 22, 2016

Despite being a decade-long tradition in New York, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol had never previously been staged in London. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novella, the story we all know and love is brought to life with a thrilling score. This week LMTO brought the musical to the Lyceum Theatre (home of the West End production of The Lion King) for a one-night-only concert staging. (more...)

DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner to Helm GOTTA GETTA GIRL Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930s musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

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