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Suggested by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte and the life of Georges Seurat.

Shimmering with love and light, this unique, inventive musical is one of the most acclaimed shows of our time. Inspired by the life and work of enigmatic 19th century impressionist painter Georges Seurat, this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece explores the complexity of life and the art of understanding it. Stephen Sondheimís soaring score and insightful lyrics intertwine with Seuratís distinctive art to create a moving, poetic drama, dot by dot.


Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season with the hilarious musical comedy "Nunsense," with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin.    The lighthearted musical has a six-week run starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 18.  "Nunsense" received the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Music and Best Off-Broadway Musical.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOATFull Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat. (more...)

Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Daniel Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne and Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks. (more...)

Video Portrait: Michael Feinstein and 54 Below, A Perfect BlendshipVideo Portrait: Michael Feinstein and 54 Below, A Perfect Blendship
by Michael Dale - Sep 3, 2015

A venue known for recognizing Broadway's exciting present teams with an artist known for honoring its glorious past. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2015BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2015
by - Sep 3, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre to Launch 166th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILYThe Fulton Theatre to Launch 166th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Fulton Theatre kicks off its 166th season, in deliciously ghoulish fashion, with the creepy, kooky hit THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Gomez, Morticia, and their family of misfits, prove that you can pick everything but your family...THAT you're born with. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Revival Heads to Broadway with Stars in Tow - A Look Back at the Leads' Top Performances!SHE LOVES ME Revival Heads to Broadway with Stars in Tow - A Look Back at the Leads' Top Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

In honor of the all-star cast prepping to take on the musical, BroadwayWorld brings you a collection of our favorite performances from the show's leads, from Krakowski's 'Muffin Top' to Benanti toasting the terrible world of television, check them out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Auditions to Be Ballperson for 2015 U.S. OpenVIDEO: Josh Groban Auditions to Be Ballperson for 2015 U.S. Open
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Josh Groban is a huge tennis fan and last week, attempted to both qualify and audition to be a ballperson at this year's U.S. Open. (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Zachary Levi Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME; Josh Radnor Departs Due to Scheduling ConflictsBreaking News: Zachary Levi Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME; Josh Radnor Departs Due to Scheduling Conflicts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced Zachary Levi (Georg) will star alongside Laura Benanti (Amalia), Rene? Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Will Now Play Open-Ended Run Off-BroadwayDADDY LONG LEGS Will Now Play Open-Ended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Claybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This FallClaybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, today announced the casting for the lead roles for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominee Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show, Allegro) will lead the cast as George, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance in Signature Theatre's award-winning 2014 production. Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow) has been cast in the legendary role of Dot. Rosen will direct the production, to be produced in a unique partnership with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. (more...)

Eleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 SeasonEleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces artist additions for the 2015/16 season, with select cast and creative team members announced for Destiny of Desire, Oliver!, Sweat and All the Way as part of the theater's 66th season. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare to Stage A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE & SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE in ConcertAustin Shakespeare to Stage A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE & SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Entering its 32st year, Austin Shakespeare will begin its official professional (Actor's Equity) season with a new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, followed by the Greek tragedy Medea starring nationally acclaimed classical actress, Franchelle Dorn. (more...)

RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Writer and actor Rhonda S. Musak brings the world premiere of Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This funny and moving piece takes the audience on a triumphant, auto-biographical journey through the trials and tribulations of being different, and ultimately to self-discovery and healing. This touchingly personal tale is directed by Gareth Hendee and runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 10-20, 2015 at the False Creek Gym. (more...)

Vineyard Arts Project Announces FLYING OVER SUNSET CastVineyard Arts Project Announces FLYING OVER SUNSET Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Vineyard Arts Project, a nonprofit performing arts residency center on Martha's Vineyard, has announced the cast and creative team of Flying Over Sunset, a new musical to be developed in residence in August.  (more...)

Pianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen SondheimPianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Pianist Anthony de Mare presents a new 3-CD set of 36 songs by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim -- arranged and reimagined by some of the world's most exciting contemporary composers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Camp Alum Andrea Burns Visits French Woods FestivalPhoto Flash: Camp Alum Andrea Burns Visits French Woods Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

?Broadway star and recording artist Andrea Burns returned to her childhood summer camp, French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts. Burns' return to camp was celebrated with a one night only concert of her famed roles and inspiring stories from her days at camp; accompanied by Mark Fifer. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

Patina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 SeasonPatina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 12th season of presenting world-renowned popular musical performers announces the 2015-2016 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Signature Theatre's THE FIX - Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill and More!Photo Flash: Opening Night of Signature Theatre's THE FIX - Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Signature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. Check out a first look at the opening night shots below! (more...)

Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie BricusseDave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Final casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Sings Memorable Donald Trump Tweets on JIMMY KIMMELVIDEO: Josh Groban Sings Memorable Donald Trump Tweets on JIMMY KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, surprise guest Josh Groban set some of the best tweets of presidential candidate Donald Trump to music. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's THE FIXPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Signature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Does He Have Your Vote? Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE FIXBWW TV: Does He Have Your Vote? Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2015

THE FIXSignature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Greg Holt, Kara Bliss & More Will Lead Austin Shakespeare's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE ConcertGreg Holt, Kara Bliss & More Will Lead Austin Shakespeare's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Austin Shakespeare, in collaboration with Armstrong Community Music School, has cast familiar Austin singing actors along with new ones for their concert version of Stephen Sondheim's musical, Sunday in the Park with George, September 24 - 27, 2015, for six performances in four days at the Long Center for the Performing Arts (www.thelongcenter.org). (more...)

THE PHANTOM'S LEADING LADIES Set for Anaheim Performing Arts Center GalaTHE PHANTOM'S LEADING LADIES Set for Anaheim Performing Arts Center Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation (APACF) (http://www.apacf.org) is proud to announce the fifth annual fundraiser, BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS which is to be held on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at Fox Pointe Manor, the magnificent estate residence of Dr. Howard and Linda Knohl in the Peralta Hills area of Anaheim. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary AwardsStephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. (more...)

Cast Announced for Seattle Music Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARCast Announced for Seattle Music Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre's 2015/2016 season roars to life with the high-voltage rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Seattle superstar Billie Wildrick makes her SMT directorial debut as director and will be joined by SMT Associate Music Consultant Brandon Peck as music director and BroadwayWorld Award-winning Troy Wageman as choreographer. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Woman Storms Signature Theatre Stage in Search of Restroom During Performance of THE FIXWoman Storms Signature Theatre Stage in Search of Restroom During Performance of THE FIX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Signature Theatre is currently staging the new political rock musical The Fix - and Saturday night's performance received a bit of an impromptu interruption. (more...)

Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Coming to NJPAC, 10/16Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Coming to NJPAC, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with broadway luminary Bernadette Peters, a three-time Tony winner and seven-time nominee, performs her timeless, signature songs, from A Little Night Music and Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, under the musical direction of Marvin Laird. Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

Sally Mayes, Daniel Jenkins & More to Star in SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS at The BeechmanSally Mayes, Daniel Jenkins & More to Star in SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS at The Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of Phil Geoffrey Bond's play, Small Town Confessions, for two performances only: (more...)

Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 SeasonWedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the Lyric Opera. Alexander Polianichko (Dvorák's Rusalka) and Christopher Allen (Donizetti's The Elixir of Love) will be making their Lyric Opera debut. (more...)

Wisconsin Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Open Aug 19 at Peninsula PlayersWisconsin Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Open Aug 19 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, will open the Wisconsin premiere of John Patrick Shanley's Tony Award-nominated 'Outside Mullingar' August 19 , 2015 as part of its celebratory 80th season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIXSTAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempseyand music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now playing through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season.  BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at highlights below! (more...)

West End Stars to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th BirthdayWest End Stars to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

A star-studded West End cast of over 50 principals, a 40-piece orchestra led by Gareth Valentine and an ensemble of more than 50, including a chorus from ArtsEd Musical Theatre, will celebrate the songs and shows of Stephen Sondheim in HEY, OLD FRIENDS! An 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday 25 October. (more...)

MACK & MABEL, Starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, Sets Sights on BroadwayMACK & MABEL, Starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, Sets Sights on Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Aug 13, 2015

MACK & MABEL, currently playing Chichester Festival Theatre before heading out on a UK & Ireland Tour this autumn, is transferring to the West End later this year. And, according to the New York Post, if the musical -- starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance -- does well in London, it could be moving to Broadway next season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion! (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Mark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature TheatreMark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre tonight, August 11, through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Present LUNA GALEEnsemble Theatre Cincinnati to Present LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Fasten your seat belts for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th anniversary lineup! The 2015-2016 season opens with the regional premiere of Luna Gale, an intense and heartbreakingly honest drama by award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman. This forceful and sobering story examines our foster care system and how an innocent baby girl becomes the object of a family's life-altering game of tug-of-war. Luna Gale plays September 8-27, 2015 and is directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

NCTC to Stage Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE This FallNCTC to Stage Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This October, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of Douglas Carter Beane's sophisticated wit and thrilling theatrical ambition with the regional premiere of The Nance. (more...)

Have Faith! Mary Testa & Michael Starobin Set For 54 Below Shows, 11/2 & 11/9Have Faith! Mary Testa & Michael Starobin Set For 54 Below Shows, 11/2 & 11/9
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 10, 2015

Have faith in Mary Testa and Michael Starobin! (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

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