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Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.

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Based on the novel by Mark Twain

The lovable Tom Sawyer and his pals take us back to the sweet summer days when sternwheelers commanded the mighty Mississippi. A time when kids fished, teased schoolmates and stole kisses in the schoolyard. From the opening flourish of the fiddle to a closing joyous leap into the Mississippi, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a winning combination of adventure, humor and nostalgia.



La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Pontine Theatre Announces 2016-17 Portsmouth Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Now celebrating its 39th Season, Pontine Theatre, a resident company at Strawbery Banke Museum, announces its 2016-17 Performance Series.  Some productions will be presented on the campus of Strawbery Banke Museum and others at select locations in the Greater Seacoast community.  Pontine's season is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.   (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Nick Offerman Perform THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER on Audible
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Audible has just released The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, performed by Nick Offerman. The Parks and Recreation star narrates this classic story of a boy who makes his own rules and the small Missouri town where he and his friends experience the adventures of a lifetime. (more...)

Nick Offerman Performs The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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CARRIE THE MUSICAL Rises at Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Directed by Robert Devarona, Carrie the Musical will rise at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey starting this Friday.  (more...)

Love, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The digital revolution has changed the way that people work, create, and even the way they find love. Laura Eason's smart two-person comedy Sex With Strangers explores the internet's impact on writers Ethan and Olivia, and its effect on them both professionally and personally. (more...)

THE GARDEN OF RIKKI TIKKI TAVI Set for B Street Theatre's 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

B Street Theatre is thrilled to kick-off our 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season with Y York's adaptation of The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Based off of the popular short-story by Ruyard Kipling, Rikki Tikki Tavi leaps onto the B Street stage this fall. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Boards LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Faith Prince & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Nikki M. James, who won a Tony Award for her appearance in The Book of Mormon, will appear as Eileen Sherwood in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents YPW Spring Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites for their annual Spring Festival of Shows May 26 through June 4.   Hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and bringing in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performance Workshop is one of the few young actor training programs in the country that combines formal training with practical application. (more...)

Pontine Theatre Receives Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant to Serve NH Seniors
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Thanks to a $4,000 grant  from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, Pontine Theatre is presenting scenes from its original staging of The Story of a Bad Boy at assisted living communities and senior centers throughout New Hampshire. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW - Mar 5, 2017

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Geva's 2017 Fielding Studio Series Concludes with SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center's 2017 Fielding Studio Series concludes with Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell & James Corden's Aerial Duet Is An Epic Fail on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden and Kristen Bell set out to perform a beautiful duet of Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes's 'Up Where We Belong' but things are thrown when the planned aerial element of the song doesn't go as planned. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz, Stephanie Styles, and Robert Newman to Read FANGIRL TV Pilot in NYC
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Just announced, Jenna Ushkowitz, Stephanie Styles, and Robert Newman will lead a private industry reading of the new TV pilot FANGIRL, written by Will Ropp. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

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VIDEO: Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Share Hilarious Review of Broadway's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

While promoting their new film CHiPS in the Big Apple this week, adorable couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard shared a night on the town which included a stop at the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Celebrates the Color Pink with Their Production of PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Pinkalicious, The Musical, script by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann with additional lyrics and music by John Gregor. Based on the New York Times Bestselling children's book series by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, the Children's Series musical production runs from April 6 - May 6, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Tickets ($9 - $18) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

Royal Players to Stage THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Royal Players and Middlebrooks Electric are excited to announce the upcoming production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer the Broadway Musical, based on the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer written by Mark Twain. The Royal Players will present this classic story on April 20th-23rd and April 27th-30th at The Royal Theatre at 111 S. Market St. in Benton. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

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Tony Winner Nikki M. James Joins Cast of NBC Medical Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Nikki M. James has signed on as a series regular for a currently untitled NBC medical drama pilot from Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kitchen Theatre Company Heats Up the Winter with SEX WITH STRANGERS by Laura Eason
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 season and heats up the winter with Sex With Strangers, a provocative and sensuous exploration of ambition and obsession in the digital age. Sex With Strangers runs at Kitchen Theatre Company from March 12 to April 2, 2017. (more...)

The BAD BOY Comes Home to Strawbery Banke Museum, 3/31 - 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Pontine Theatre presents its original staging of  The Story of a Bad Boy by Thomas Bailey Aldrich.  This classic story of a boy's adventures takes place in the semi-fictional town of Rivermouth (Portsmouth NH).  The production is underwritten by Optima Bank & Trust.  Performances take place  at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock Street) on Friday March 31 @7pm, Saturday April 1 & 8 @4pm, and Sunday April 2 & 9 @2pm. Tickets ($24) may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half-hour prior to each show, based on availability.  With an innovative use of puppetry and projected images, Pontine Co-Artistic Directors, Greg Gathers and Marguerite Mathews, tell the autobiographical story of a lively boy and his companions in mid-19th century Portsmouth, where Aldrich was sent to live under the watchful eyes of his grandfather. Aldrich's boyhood home, now part of Strawbery Banke Museum, will be open to audience members following each performance.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

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B Street Theatre's Family Series Presents JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

 Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory marks the latest theatrical adaptation of Barbara Park's best-selling series.  (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Unpublished Mark Twain Children's Book to be Completed and Released by Random House, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, has acquired a never-before-published Mark Twain children's story, it was announced today by Mallory Loehr, Senior Vice President & Publisher of the Random House/Golden Books, Doubleday, and Crown Books for Young Readers Group. The story, a fairy tale left unfinished by Twain, will be brought to life by author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead, the creators of the Caldecott Medal–winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. The book, THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE, was acquired and edited by Frances Gilbert, Associate Publishing Director, Random House Books for Young Readers, from Tina Wexler at ICM, representing the Mark Twain House & Museum, and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr., representing the author/illustrator team. (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces February Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its events lineup for February. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/04/2016
by BWW - Dec 4, 2016

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Nikka Graff Lanzarone and More Set for LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Readings for Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We hope you are feeling hale and hearty this morning as we pose the musical question: Do you have tickets to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (running at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday)? If not, make every effort to get downtown to see the show. It's truly remarkable and you will be moved more than you could possibly imagine. So there! Get to it! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Arkansas - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Arkansas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

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BWW Preview: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces 2017 - 2018 Season in New Location
by Laura Hobson - Apr 18, 2017

Read about new 2017 - 2018 season of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in a new location in Over-the-Rhine. Favorities from the bard and classics will be presented. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Birmingham (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Arkansas - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

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Brian Childers and Amanda Keane Stack to Return to Queens in SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Sunnyside Concert Series presents Helen Hayes Award Winner Brian Childers and performer Amanda Keane-Stack who return to queens in a new concert entitled 'Someone Else's Story'. (more...)

Aspire Community Theatre Presents THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The third production in Aspire Community Theatre's inaugural season is the classic favorite, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this telling, Tom and the gang will be brought to life in a full scale musical production. (more...)

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