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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!



NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND AND FRIENDS Concert Album to Celebrate 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Nearly a dozen of those artists join the group on this year's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years concert album, available as a CD or as a CD/DVD combo, due out September 30th on the band's own NGDB Records, LLC, distributed by Warner Music Nashville. (more...)

Artisan Center Theater Presents STATE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

State Fair opens at Artisan Center Theater today, September 30, 2016 and runs through Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.   (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Teaser for Our New Series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK with Ben Cameron!
by Ben Cameron - Sep 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld is proud to announce our latest exclusive series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK!   (more...)

BWW Review: Sleight-Of-Hand Trickster Helder Guimaraes is Aces in VERSO
by Michael Dale - Sep 29, 2016

It takes a certain amount of moxie for a solo performer to begin his Off-Broadway show by looking into the audience and stating 'I am weird.' (more...)

Molly Pope Features Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

BWW Review: Media Theatre's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Turns Up the Heat!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 28, 2016

Media Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with the compelling, alluring tale of forbidden love. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance today, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

The Killdares to Play Final Jigs and Reels in the Dallas Area
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Celtic Rock Fusion Powerhouse, Founded By Tim Smith in 1996, Will Perform at Arlington's Levitt Pavilion Sept. 23, Do 40 Shows at the State Fair of Texas (Sept. 30-Oct. 7) and Say Their Final Goodbyes to Fans at the Kessler Theater Nov. 18. (more...)

McCathern Promotes Matthew S. Muckleroy to Law Firm Partner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

Artisan Center Theater Presents STATE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

State Fair opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, September 30, 2016 and runs through Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.   (more...)

Emily Kron and Steven Mooney to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors has arrived to Playhouse on Park! (more...)

Photo Flash: Media Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Jason Robert Brown's Tony winning score enhances 'The Bridges of Madison County: The Musical', which is on stage at The Media Theatre through October 23. The beautiful borough of Media, Pa., has the region's only professional music theatre at 104 East State Street.  (more...)

The Killdares to Play Final Jigs and Reels in the Dallas Area
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Celtic Rock Fusion Powerhouse, Founded By Tim Smith in 1996, Will Perform at Arlington's Levitt Pavilion Sept. 23, Do 40 Shows at the State Fair of Texas (Sept. 30-Oct. 7) and Say Their Final Goodbyes to Fans at the Kessler Theater Nov. 18. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Derek Sallmann to Release Debut Album 'All Seasons,' 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Now, the 21 year old, who started playing guitar at 13 when he found his dad's green Guild guitar on his bed and asked him to teach him some chords, is getting ready to release his debut album, 'All Seasons', this Friday, 11/4. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Brings Down-Home Charm To a Classic Story
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Oct 25, 2016

CHARLOTTE'S WEB is the stage adaptation of E.B. White's classic story. Adapted by Joseph Robinette, it was originally published as a play in 1983 and enjoyed Broadway run in 1989 after the addition of musical numbers by Charles Strouse. Zach Theatre's production directed by Nat Miller goes back to Robinette's original script, minus the broadway numbers, and infuses it with its own down-home charm. (more...)

THE SPITFIRE GRILL - Next for Musical Theatre Guild
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 21st Anniversary Season with award-winning Off-Broadway musical THE SPITFIRE GRILL.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

The Flaming Lips to Release Highly Anticipated New Album 'Oczy Mlody', 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

THE FLAMING LIPS are pleased to announce the release of their long-awaited brand-new studio album, entitled OCZY MLODY, on January 13th, 2017 via Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber And Explore Brooklyn Host First-Ever Drink Local Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

From October 20 to October 26, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Explore Brooklyn and Taste NY will host the borough's first-ever Drink Local Week, featuring exclusive deals at a variety of Brooklyn bars, restaurants, retailers and manufacturers.   (more...)

Broadway All Stars Perform for CAT Youth Theatre on November 14th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) All Stars Benefit for CAT Youth Theatre on Monday, November 14th (7pm) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is BAC's biggest & final event of the season!  The evening hosted by Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) will feature many Broadway favorites with a combined 34 Broadway credits (listed below), BAC's 2016 open mic winners & a performance by the students of CAT Youth Theatre. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

MICHELANGELO'S SISTINE CHAPEL Exhibition Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Upon opening to universal praise and record-breaking crowds, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has announced an extension of the exhibit beyond the scheduled dates of the State Fair through the New Year. The exhibit will remain in the former Women's Museum at Fair Park. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Explore Brooklyn, and Taste NY Announce First DRINK LOCAL Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

From October 20 to October 26, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Explore Brooklyn and Taste NY will host the borough's first-ever Drink Local Week, featuring exclusive deals at a variety of Brooklyn bars, restaurants, retailers and manufacturers.   (more...)

London Musical Theatre Orchestra to Present STATE FAIR as First Public Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Rodgers and Hammerstein's ever popular State Fair will be performed for the first time on the London stage as a symphonic concert by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra under award winning director and Evening Standard Awards nominee Thom Southerland.  (more...)

Something Is Beginning! RAGTIME to Open in London Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

It was the music of something beginning... Ragtime, the landmark Broadway musical, will play the Charing Cross Theatre (The Arches, Villiers Street), in London's West End, beginning October 8th and run through December 10th in a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is set for October 17th. (more...)

Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE to Open this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece ANNA CHRISTIE, a gripping drama of a woman torn between the expectations of men and the secrets of her past, gets a timely retelling under the direction of Peter Richards. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Derek Sallmann to Release Debut Album 'All Seasons,' Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Now, the 21 year old, who started playing guitar at 13 when he found his dad's green Guild guitar on his bed and asked him to teach him some chords, is getting ready to release his debut album, 'All Seasons', this Today, 11/4. (more...)

Reinvigorated A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and adapted by renowned director Michael Wilson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 16 through December 24. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Michael John LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTY in London
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Broadway legend Donna McKechnie is getting ready to star in the premiere production of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred and Ginger in New Jersey, but soon after, she'll head over seas. According to the Asbury Park Press, McKechnie will soon star in a London production of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party. Further casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

Caroline Romano Performs on HLN's 'Michaela'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Emerging Mississippi pop artist CAROLINE ROMANO opens up in a new Q&A discussing the balance between personal life and music career, influences and her songwriting. (more...)

Persistent Telecom First Responder Network Not Associated With FirstNet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

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Adam & Eve... and Steve at the King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Adam & Eve... and Steve is a brand new five star musical farce set in a newly created paradise, the Garden of Eden. (more...)

Ciara Renee and Jodie Jacobs Lead Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cast includes Ciara Renee (Pippin and Big Fish, Broadway), Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, We Will Rock You, Dominion), Bleu Woodward (Oh! What A Lovely War, Stratford East) and Bjorg Gamst (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild's One-Night-Only Staging of THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, continued their 21st Anniversary Season with the award-winning Off-Broadway musical THE SPITFIRE GRILL.  The one-night-only concert took place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

London Musical Theatre Orchestra to Stage A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Concert at the Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Following the spectacular success of its debut performance of Roger and Hammerstein's State Fair, the London Musical Theatre is delighted to announce its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol' with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce its 82nd season performing June 13 through October 15, 2017.  Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premieres, classic dramas, comedies and musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: London Musical Theatre Orchestra Presents STATE FAIR
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Nov 10, 2016

Rodgers and Hammerstein's ever popular State Fair received its symphonic premiere on Sunday night at London's beautiful Cadogan Hall. The London Musical Theatre Orchestra, a 32-piece orchestra under the baton of founder and conductor Freddie Tapner, brought the rich music of the 1996 Broadway production about the Frake family and their trip to the Iowa State Fair, to life. In a double first for the LMTO, this was also the first full scale public performance by the company which debuted its inaugural gala, in June of this year, to a packed house at Bishopsgate Institute where they are orchestra in residence.  The concert was directed by award winning director and Evening Standard Awards nominee Thom Southerland featuring a cast of West End stars Wendi Peters, Clive Carter, Richard Fleeshman, Emma Hatton, Oliver Savile and Celine Schoenmaker. The score features favourites including It Might as Well Be Spring, You Never Had It So Good and The Man I Used to Be. (more...)

Major Industrial Property Transaction in Syracuse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Major Industrial Property Transaction in Syracuse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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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...)

Photo Flash: ANNA CHRISTIE, Directed by Peter Richards, at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece ANNA CHRISTIE, a gripping drama of a woman torn between the expectations of men and the secrets of her past, gets a timely retelling in Working Barn Productions' staging, directed by Peter Richards. (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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. (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

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