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Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isnít everything and that losing doesnít necessarily make you a loser.

Hilarious Modern Musical AVENUE Q Comes to BPA, May 9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Join us for the laugh-out-loud racy hit next May at BPA - a comedy strictly for adults. AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city to seek their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company to Present CHARLES IVE TAKE ME HOME, 5/9-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Strawdog Theatre Company and Interim Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the final production to their 2013 - 2014 season, Jessica Dickey's Charles Ives Take Me Home, May 9 - June 21, direction by Keira Fromm with music direction by Strawdog Theatre Company Member Mike Przygoda and original music composition by Christopher Kriz, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. Preview performance tickets are $15 with performances Friday, May 9, Saturday May 10, Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 at 4 p.m. There is a Board Preview performance, Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m., with $50 tickets that include access to a post-performance reception. Opening/press night is Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Industry night is Monday, June 2 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Single tickets are $28 and are currently on sale. Subscriptions, group, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. (more...)

CARDBOARD PIANO BIRD FIRE FLY & THUNDERBODIES Set for Yale's 9th Annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, Running 5/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA presents the ninth annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, May 9 to 16 at the Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street, New Haven). The Festival is comprised of three fully-produced plays by graduating playwrights performed in repertory with twelve performances over eight days. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Philip Olson and Aaron Glover Discuss ASSASSINS
by Jeff Davis - Apr 8, 2014

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Photo Flash: A Whole New Album! In the Recording Studio with Cast of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The cast of the new Broadway smash, Disney's Aladdin, was recently in the studio laying down tracks for the Original Cast Recording of the show, to be released by Walt Disney Records digitally on Tuesday, May 27th. The physical album is set for release on Tuesday, June 17th and will also be available for purchase in-theater. The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be produced by Alan Menken, Michael Kosarin,Frank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the recording studio below! (more...)

Rory O'Malley to Bring Autobiographical Show PUB CRAWL Back to Joe's Pub, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

After the sold-out premiere of his autobiographical show, PUB CRAWL, Tony Award nominee Rory O'Malley (THE BOOK OF MORMON) will play a return engagement at Joe's Pub on May 30, 2014 at 7 and 9:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/06/2014
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Derrick Baskin, Ron Bohmer & Andrew Samonsky to Join Dayton Philharmonic at Schuster Center, Tonight & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Broadway Stars Derrick Baskin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Mermaid) Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard) and Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific, Merrily We Roll Along) will be appearing with Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic at the Schuster Center in Dayton, Ohio in OH WHAT A NIGHT! Friday April 4th at 8:00pm and Saturday April 5th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Lake Country Playhouse to Stage BONNIE & CLYDE, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Lake Country Playhouse is proud to present Bonnie & Clyde, with book by Ivan Menchell, music Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black, direction by Nate C. Groonwald, choreography by Taylore Ransom, music direction by Catherine Pfeiler and starring Shannon Straka and Bryan Noll, July 10 - 27, 2014 at The Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive. Opening/Press Night is Friday July 11, at 7:30pm The regular schedule is Thursday and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18-20. Single tickets for Bonnie & Clyde are on sale now and may be purchased at lakecountryplayhouse.net, The Behrend Agency, or by Piggly-Wiggly Hartland. (more...)

Mo Rocca Headed to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Having gotten his television start on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was a regular correspondent for five years, humorist, journalist and actor Mo Rocca is best known for his offbeat news reports and satirical commentary. Currently a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, Rocca is also a panelist on NPR's hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! and the host and creator of the Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli, in which he learns to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. Mo will be the featured guest in an insightful and humorous conversation at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. After the on-stage interview, the audience gets to ask Mo what they have always wanted to...on most anything! Bissell House (378 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a free glass of house wine or draught beer with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of The Moffly Media Entertaining Conversations and Clark Construction Comedy Series and is a Ridgefield Library @ Ridgefield Playhouse Event. Media sponsor is WSHU. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series to Continue with ACT ONE's James Lapine, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Tuesday April 8, at 6 pm with JAMES LAPINE, the playwright and director ACT ONE. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2014
by - Apr 24, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The latest Jeff Award nominations, 'Brigadoon' gets cast, 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Motown' light up the Loop, new musicals from Writers Theatre and American Theater Company, 'Nunsense,' 'The Wild Party,' a new web series to support and more! (more...)

Non-Equity Jeff Awards are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 66 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty theatre companies received nominations. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green & More Join LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. (more...)

Nominees for The Orpheum's 5th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre has announced the nominees for the 2014 High School Musical Theatre Awards. Modeled after the Tony Awards, The Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This event is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program which includes 30 programs from across the country. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season to Include New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 season, including two musicals, a world premiere of a new play, a Utah premiere of a comedy, and the first offering of a brand-new musical concert event. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Yurel Echezarreta of ALADDIN
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 19, 2014

After playing a child, a Cagelle and a Shark, Yurel is now a denizen of Agrabah--and one of the 'hottest chorus boys' on Broadway. (more...)

Bradley Dean, Derrick Baskin & More Set for Kansas City Symphony Orchestra's OH WHAT A NIGHT! Tonight & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway Stars Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music, Spamalot) Derrick Baskin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Mermaid) and Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard) will be appearing with Maestro Aram Demirjian and the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri in OH WHAT A NIGHT! Friday April 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday April 19th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General Rush
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Two Disney Broadway hits announce new ticket policies beginning April 21 providing access to affordable tickets for same-day performances, with minimal time commitment for guests. (more...)

Mo Rocca to Perform at Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The audience gets to ask Mo what they have always wanted toÖ. Bissell House (378 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a free glass of house wine or draught beer with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of The Moffly Media Entertaining Conversations and Clark Construction Comedy Series and is a Ridgefield Library @ Ridgefield Playhouse Event. Media sponsor is WSHU. (more...)

VIDEO: Iglehart, Nicholaw & More Go Behind-the-Scenes of ALADDIN on 'Nightline'
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Elizabeth Vargas spoke with the shows director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and stars Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart,Courtney Reed and Jonathan Freeman. (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN Makes Three TV Debuts on ABC Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

After a First Look preview on 'Good Morning America' aired on Monday, April 14th, today, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Today, the production is making three national television debuts on the ABC Television Network, which kicked off with GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Vet Barrett Foa to Begin Performances 5/27 in BUYER & CELLAR!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS' top-rated hit series 'NCIS: Los Angeles' which is currently the #2 show on television. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On this morning's 'Good Morning America' the talented cast performed 'Arabian Nights,' broadcast live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre. Check out the energetic performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDIN
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

This morning, ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA gave viewers an inside look at Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway. (more...)

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes to Star in Opera Australia's THE KING AND I from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the principal cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/13/2014
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LRT's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Runs 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a tuneful, clever, heartwarming, and hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show which was nominated for and won several Tony Awards including Best Supporting Actor, and Best Book also features audience volunteers as spellers in the Spelling Bee. (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN to Make Three TV Debuts on ABC, 4/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

After a first look preview on "Good Morning America" airs on Monday, April 14th, on Tuesday, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network (more...)

ALADDIN Cast to Perform 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEW on 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Broadway cast of Aladdin is set to make an appearance on 'The View' on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The cast will perform 'Prince Ali' live from Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Tune in to ABC at 11am EST. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

WALLFLOWERS Season 2 Launches at Stage17.tv; Episode 2 Out Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

STAGE17, Chairman David Stoller (Executive Chairman of Reach4Entertainment), President and Executive Producer Ondine Landa Abramson and Eight Track Tape Productions are pleased to present the second season of Wallflowers, the renowned comedic webseries created by Kieran Turner. STAGE17, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming, premiered Season 2, episode 1 on April 3, 2014, watch Season Episode 2, 'The Match Game' today, April 10, 2014 at www.Stage17.tv/series/wallflowers. Episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays. (more...)

BWW Previews: Mind's Eye Mines Thriller For Laughs
by Todd Zeigler - Apr 10, 2014

Think "Alfred Hitchcock." Did you think "allusive puns, rapid-fire costume changes and broad comedy"? Catch Patrick Barlow's adaptation of the master of horror and suspense's 1935 motion picture thriller "The 39 Steps," and you just might. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Host 80th Annual Drama League Awards, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Drama League has announced that the Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family and Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the upcoming 80th Annual Drama League Awards. Considered one of the high points of the theater season, the Annual Awards Luncheon includes a nominees cocktail reception, luncheon ceremony, and awards presentation and that will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Financier Patisserie, GenSpring Family Offices, and National Life Group are the 2014 Event Sponsors of the 80th Annual Drama League Awards. (more...)

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