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Circle in the Square Theatre (New York, NY)
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A spoof of the contests that pit children against children to determine who has the best command of their voluminous vocabulary. Among the competitors are the incumbent, Wentworth Miller III, and Grammarcy Park, who placed first in the Math Bee. Presiding over the test are four-time champion Rhona Janet and vice principal Douglas Panch.

Review - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee:  It Gets BetterReview - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: It Gets Better
by Ben Peltz - January 28, 2011

I'm usually not one to sit in judgment of my journalistic colleagues but when one of them is up on stage performing, what's a theatre critic to do?  Fortunately, I can honestly report that Matt Windman, known for his snappy reviews in amNew York and on Theatremania.com, did a fine job in the small role of 'Matt Windman,' on opening night of Paper Mill's funny and heart-tugging production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  (Actually, the role would have been a little larger if he knew how to spell 'palestra' correctly.) (more...)

Hand Them Their Juice-Box: 'Spelling Bee' Closes Jan.20Hand Them Their Juice-Box: 'Spelling Bee' Closes Jan.20
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2008

After running for three years in New York City, the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee plays its final Broadway performance today, Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Circle in the Square Theatre (more...)

'Spelling Bee' Flies into Toronto
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - January 18, 2008

Broadway¹s Tony Award®-Winning Musical Comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee To Compete at Toronto¹s Elgin Theatre January 29 to February 10, 2008 (more...)

'Spelling Bee' Comes Home to Barrington Stage Summer 2008'Spelling Bee' Comes Home to Barrington Stage Summer 2008
by BWW News Desk - November 9, 2007

Barrington Stage Company is proud to announce that The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will return to the Berkshires to open BSC's 14th season from June 11 through July 12, with a press opening on Sunday, June 15 at 5PM at Barrington Stage (more...)

'Bee' Spells Farewell January 20, 2008'Bee' Spells Farewell January 20, 2008
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2007

After running for three years in New York City, the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th St., between Broadway and 8th). Upon closing, the award-winning musical will have played 1,136 performances and 21 previews on Broadway. (more...)

Broadway 'Spelling Bee' Stings into 1000th Performance, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2007

The Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will celebrate its 1,000th Broadway performance and will welcome its 4,000th volunteer speller on Broadway on Sunday, September 23 at 7:30PM at Circle in the Square Theatre. Over the past 1,000 performances the company has welcomed 4,000 volunteer spellers. (more...)

'The Bee' Leaves Stinger in Chicago
by Michael J. Roberts - September 6, 2007

'Spelling Bee' reminds local theatre-goers the force behind sit-down shows in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Darrell Hammond in 'Spelling Bee'Photo Flash: Darrell Hammond in 'Spelling Bee'
by BWW - June 26, 2007

'Saturday Night Live's Darrell Hammond is making his Broadway debut this summer in the acclaimed Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Vice Principal Douglas Panch, whom he plays for a limited engagement, June 12 - July 19 (more...)

'SNL' Star Darrell Hammond to Join Spelling Bee, June 12'SNL' Star Darrell Hammond to Join Spelling Bee, June 12
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2007

'Saturday Night Live's' Darrell Hammond will make his Broadway debut this summer when he joins the cast of the acclaimed Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for a limited engagement, June 12 - July 19. (more...)

'Spelling Bee' Originals Still Super Silly'Spelling Bee' Originals Still Super Silly
by James Sims - May 29, 2007

Producer David Stone sought to capture magic in a bottle twice with his Tony Award winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, reuniting the entire original cast for the show's Los Angeles premiere, and judging Sunday's opening performance, his plan was a S-U-C-C-E-S-S... (more...)

Adult 'Spelling Bee' to Spell with 'Ecdysiasts,' May 6
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2007

Two special guests from Scores will join Spelling Bee on May 6th (more...)

Original Spelling Bee Cast Reunites in LAOriginal Spelling Bee Cast Reunites in LA
by James Sims - April 3, 2007

Los Angeles is about to get a taste of Broadway as the original cast of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' reunites for the upcoming month-long production at the Wadsworth Theatre... (more...)

The Buddy Group Unveils Online 'Spelling Bee' Game
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2007

The Buddy Group today announced the launching of an interactive game and website for the hit Broadway musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (more...)

Chicago 'Spelling Bee' Extends through the Summer
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2007

Chicago's company of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has formally announced it will continue performances at the Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place through the summer. (more...)

Spelling Bee to Welcome Rocca and New Cast Members, 4/17Spelling Bee to Welcome Rocca and New Cast Members, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2007

On April 17th, the Broadway hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will welcome new cast members into its tension-fraught middle school gymnasium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mitchell, Salonga, Esparza at the 'Bee'Photo Coverage: Mitchell, Salonga, Esparza at the 'Bee'
by Mark Rupp - March 19, 2007

Tony Award-winners Lea Salonga and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as Tony Award-nominee Raul Esparza, joined the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for one night only as guest spellers at the Bee's first ever 'Broadway Night at the Bee' on Sunday, March 18! (more...)

One Audience Member to Join Broadway Stars at "Bee" 3/18
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2007

This Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 pm, one lucky audience volunteer will share the stage and match spelling acumen (that's right - A-C-U-M-E-N) with three Broadway stars -- Tony Award nominee RAUL ESPARZA (Company) and Tony Award-winners LEA SALONGA (Les Miserables) and BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL (Man of LaMancha) -- at the first ever 'Broadway Night at the Bee' at the hitmusical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. (more...)

Ebersole, Esparza, Mitchell to Guest Star at Spelling BeeEbersole, Esparza, Mitchell to Guest Star at Spelling Bee
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2007

Tony Award-winners Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as Tony Award-nominee Raul Esparza, will join the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for one night only as guest spellers at the Bee's first ever 'Broadway Night at the Bee' on Sunday, March 18 at 7:30pm (more...)

Spelling Bee Gets Blue Again with 3/14 Adults Only Show
by BWW News Desk - March 9, 2007

On Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m., there will be another special 'for-mature-audiences-only' performance of Chicago's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award-winning and critically acclaimed new musical comedy. (more...)

Spelling Bee to Offer Gay-Themed Show, February 11
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2007

The cast of Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will present a gay themed performance on Sunday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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