The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Tour


Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

'FANTASIC BEASTS' Generates Magical Half Billion Dollars at Worldwide Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

On the heels of topping the box office in its opening weekend, the widely acclaimed magical adventure FANTASIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM surpassed half a billion dollars at the global box office on Tuesday, November 29, following its second weekend in release. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey', adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from December 1st through December 10th, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

Valencia Music Department Announces Three Free Holiday Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

At Valencia College, we put the 'happy' back in the holidays with a lineup of free holiday concerts. All concerts will be held on Valencia College's East Campus, located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. (more...)

Geva Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents The Marvelous Wonderettes, an award-winning, musical trip down memory lane. Written and created by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Brian William Barker, orchestrations by Michael Borth and vocal arrangements by Roger Bean and Brian William Barker, The Marvelous Wonderettes is directed by Melissa Rain Anderson with musical direction by Don Kot. The Marvelous Wonderettes will be performed in the Fielding Stage from December 8 to December 24.  (more...)

Kimmel Center And Bucks County Playhouse Announce New Partnership And Cultural Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

Kimmel Center to Launch Bucks County Playhouse Partnership with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

Funny Love Letter to Musical Theatre [TITLE OF SHOW] to Will Play BPA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Save the dates for a thoroughly unique and comical postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals! You won't want to miss this outrageously funny love letter to musical theatre. [title of show] (yes, that really IS the name of the show) is a hidden jewel that - like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee before it - is sure to enthrall audience members. (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley Will Go 'Non-Stop' in HAMILTON National Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has just announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Broadway's Michael Luwoye and Tony Award Nominee Rory O'Malley will lead the National Tour of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively. (more...)

Ten Years Of Secrets! An Amazing 10th Season at The Secret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Secret Theatre is celebrating ten years of existence with a great season packed with great shows and productions. Not too shabby for an organization that started in 2005 with borrowed spaces, domestic track lighting and Home Depot dimmers! (more...)

Broadway's Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley to Lead National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony Award® nominee JOSHUA HENRY, Broadway's MICHAEL LUWYOYE and Tony Award® Nominee RORY O'MALLEY will lead the National Tour of HAMILTONas Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively.  (more...)

Don't Miss the Opening Weekend of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Dayton.   (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards Winners Announced - Tony Oriente, Jamie Ditzel and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Delaware winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Recap: SoLuna Through The Years
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 3, 2017

It was indeed an emotional night at Long Island's SoLuna Studio annual holiday concert. As the Hauppauge venue turns more to their educational programming and Children's theatre - though not completely eliminating their main stage shows - owners Karen Braun and Megan Pietroforte took time with patrons to celebrate and reflect on their 5 years of wonderful theatre thus far. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Buck Creek Players Bring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang to Life for 200th Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Experience the Buck Creek Players Collection of Favorites as we continue our 43rd season of quality theater with the new, revised Broadway production of the high-energy musical, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. With book, music, and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner, this all new production features new music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and additional dialogue by Michael Mayer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Buck Creek Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Experience the Buck Creek Players Collection of Favorites as we continue our 43rd season of quality theater with the new, revised Broadway production of the high-energy musical, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the popular family musical comedy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST's 2nd season in its new space, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST's high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. (more...)

Valentine's-Weekend NJSO Pops Concerts Feature Song-and-Dance Standards from Hollywood's Golden Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents song-and-dance standards from the golden age of Hollywood musicals in a Valentine's-weekend pops program, February 10-12 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Broadway veterans Joan Hess and Kirby Ward join the Orchestra and guest conductor Gemma New, performing classics inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell. (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athens Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This upcoming weekend is the second in our run of 'A Christmas Carol, the Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons we're so proud: Our marvelous cast! (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Songs That Sum Up the Holiday Season
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Dec 7, 2016

Merry December, Drama Kids! This is the month in which we replace our mugs of throat coat with mugs of hot chocolate and sit in Holiday Cabaret techs for hours. Our celebrations are particularly shiny this time of year-so here comes a Songs That Sum Up With Lots of Tinsel. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for its final 2016 IGNITE Series event on Friday, December 16th at 8pm at the TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street).  The evening will feature a a special concert presentation of the musical Striking 12, with book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Val Vigoda. (more...)

BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

CATCO Announces Appointment of New Apprentices
by Amanda Etchison - Dec 5, 2016

Five new faces are joining the CATCO family for the 2016-17 season. The Columbus-based professional Equity theater company announced via press release the appointment of five new apprentices, many of whom hail from Ohio universities. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)


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Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: Brelby Theatre Nourishes Historic Downtown Glendale
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Dec 21, 2016

Brelby is committed to encouraging, nurturing and producing the work of local playwrights. Their 2017 lineup features ten world premieres. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Ring in 2017 with Tunes from MY FAIR LADY, SOUND OF MUSIC and More on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

This New Year's Eve, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER rings in 2017 with the New York Philharmonic as international opera star Joyce DiDonato and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot join Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert for an Enchanted Evening. Humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca hosts the broadcast from David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company to Present New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. (more...)

Montclair State University to Host Region Two of 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Montclair State University will host 1.000 students and faculty from colleges and universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and West Virginia at the Region Two festival of the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), January 3-7, 2017. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" to Dayton. (more...)

FALSETTOS Brings Fans an Early Holiday Treat with Surprise Cast Album Release on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS – based on the Lincoln Center Theater production – will have a U.S. digital release today, Friday, December 16, 2016. (more...)

SHIFTING THE SPOTLIGHT: The Star Understudies of Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Maeve Riley - Dec 15, 2016

These two unassuming understudies got the roles of a lifetime right before opening night. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Get ready to kick off your Monday nights with the sounds of some of the region's most popular musical theater stars, accompanied by a 17-piece big band orchestra. Philly's favorite musical theater star Jeff Coon is bringing his Summer Club to Manayunk's Venice Island Performing Arts Center for a series of swinging shows throughout 2017. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Kennen Butler, Maggie Randolph to Lead The Barn Stage Company's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World takes the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only! (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! Enters Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

This is the final week to see Keen Company's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! After a historic (for Keen Company!) 11-week run, Tick, Tick...BOOM! will play its final performance this Sunday, December 18th. (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rory O'Malley Gets Ready for OUT OF THE BASEMENT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Dec 12, 2016

Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon, Hamilton) didn't come out of the closet, he came out of the basement.  He survived childhood in the midwest by escaping to his subterranean rec room to perform musicals…by himself…for himself. He's finally ready to premiere his campy masterpieces in the most famous basement on Broadway, Feinstein's/54 Below, which continues tonight, December 12.  (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Present 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Dayton. (more...)

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