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Zellerbach Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

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Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler


Lyricist David Zippel Departs Fierstein's MRS. DOUBTFIRE Stage Musical?
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Today Page Six of the The New York Post reports hat the in-development production has hit a snafu. (more...)

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN Debuts at Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing his own music and sharing entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant to Keynote San Francisco Green Festival, 11/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

 Antonio Saillant, one of New York's most prolific sustainable film and TV producers, is set to deliver a keynote at the Green Festival Expo San Francisco, 'Sustainability Within the Entertainment Business.' (more...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 22, 2015
by - Sep 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Montreal English Theatre Awards, or METAs, were established in 2012 as a response to the need for the Montreal English Theatre community to promote and encourage their visibility and successes provincially, nationally and internationally. These peer-juried awards celebrate the artistic work that is outstanding in Montreal English Theatre, promote professional and emerging English theatre artists & companies and facilitate a level of critical discourse. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss Stars in RELATIVITY, Starting Tonight at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

TheaterWorks presents RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. RELATIVITY is the first show of TheaterWorks 31st Season and will run tonight, October 7, through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Segal Centre Presents PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Following the success of their past original productions, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the World Premiere of a new Canadian musical inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. A refreshingly fun and heartfelt story about a community coming together and being true to yourself, Prom Queen: The Musical will premiere at the Segal from October 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

2015 METAs Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Montreal's English theatre community gathered in celebration at the beautiful and historic Rialto Theatre on Monday October 26th for the 3rd annual METAs ceremony, honouring excellence in Montreal English theatre for the 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/28/2016 - LAST FIVE YEARS in London, 'LIAISONS' on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 28, 2016

This weekend's big news: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES opens on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant Named Brand Award Judge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

The Green Festival Expo San FranciscoThe Green Festivals Expo today announced that Antonio Saillant, Founder of Planet Greenfest and Angel Light Pictures has accepted the invitation to be a Brand Award Judge in San Francisco. (more...)

Taragon Sets Cast of New Andrew Kushnir Play WORMWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Casting is announced and rehearsals are underway for the world premiere of Wormwood by actor and acclaimed playwright Andrew Kushnir (Small Axe, The Middle Place, The Gay Heritage Project) in his first play for Tarragon Theatre. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant to Partner with La Vie Theaters Rising Star Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

La Víe Theaters announced today that Antonio Saillant, owner of Planet Greenfest and Angel Light Pictures Entertainment Group, partnered with La Vie Theaters Rising Star Film Festival taking place at Angelika theater and the White Rock Lake for indoor screenings and nightly outdoor screenings under the stars. The event runs March 13-19th 2016 with awards ceremony on the 19th located in Omni Dallas. (more...)

Hocus Pocus: A Live, Satirical Reading of the Cult Classic to be Staged at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
by Alan Henry - Oct 13, 2015

Total Betty Productions and Random Hero Entertainment are pleased to present Hocus Pocus - A live, satirical reading of the cult classic. Monday, October 26th at 8pm at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. Set in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, virgin Max Dennison, sister Dani, and new friend Allison, accidentally free a coven of evil witches. With the help of a talking cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. Hocus Pocus premiered in 1993 to lackluster reviews, but since then has grown a steady reputation as a cult classic film.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 27, 2016
by - Nov 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 26, 2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/26/2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016. (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant Gives Keynote at San Francisco Green Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

 Antonio Saillant, one of New York's most prolific sustainable film and TV producers, is set to deliver a keynote at the Green Festival Expo San Francisco, 'Sustainability Within the Entertainment Business.' (more...)

Antonio Saillant to Host First Annual Fundraiser Gala for Planet Greenfest Next Year
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Antonio Saillant applies his energy and entertainment knowledge to campaign for environmental issues close to his heart using his favorite platform, the Green Festival Expo. (more...)

Pre-Order Alan Menken and David Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. The album is now available for digital pre-order today, Friday, November 11. (more...)

BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist with Stage and Screen Composer Alan Menken!
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld is excited to invite you to tune in below to watch the livestream! (more...)

Tune in Tonight for Artist to Artist Livestream with Alan Menken!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a livestream of the conversation, and you can tune in at 7:30pm to watch the full event! (more...)

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN to Debut at Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing his own music and sharing entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career. (more...)

Alan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Extends in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/22/2015 - Kleban Prize, 'MIDSUMMER' in Theaters and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 22, 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: The Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre is awarded today, Shakespeare's 'MIDSUMMER' fantasy play hits theaters across the country, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Menken's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DUDDY KRAVITZ Comes Home to Montreal
by Meghan Pearson - Jun 19, 2015

Closing off the Segal Centre's 2014-2015 season, this classic story follows young Duddy Kravitz (Ken James Stewart), a kid who's grown up in the ethnic ghetto of the post-war St. Urbain Street in Montreal. Duddy is eager to escape his dead-end neighborhood and be somebody. After being told by his elderly, Jewish grandfather (Howard Jerome) that "a man without land is nobody," Duddy employs his boyish charms and underhanded nature as he sets his sights on acquiring the land around a lake in the Laurentians. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, and Rehearsals With Alan Menken in THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2015

The Segal Centre will close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencerand direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment.  Check out highlights below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Alan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical Opens in Montreal
by Review Roundups - Jun 19, 2015

The Segal Centre closes its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, through July 12, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencer and direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment. The poignant Montreal coming of age story of ambitious scoundrel Duddy Kravitz, Canadian author Mordecai Richler's beloved anti-hero, will premiere as a brand new musical in the city where the story takes place. Let's see what the critcs had to say... (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant Joins Green Festival Advisory Board
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Green Festival, America's largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, today announced to strengthens its Advisory Board and announces the appointment of a additional member. (more...)

THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ: THE MUSICAL Extends at the Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Segal Centre is proud to announce that its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, set to open today, June 11, will receive a one week extension to meet audience demand. Based on the classic Montreal coming of age novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer, music by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, and directed by Austin Pendleton, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical was officially scheduled to close on Sunday, June 28. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, July 5th. Tickets for these added performances are now on sale. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 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: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage, and more! (more...)

Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Rehearses for New Musical DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2015

The world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, is in the process of rehearsals for the recent production, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to get an exclusive first look. Check it out below! (more...)

Alan Menken's 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Menken Gets His Wish for DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical; Talks Broadway Goals, Hunchback and More
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2015

For Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken - his musical based on the book and film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is what he calls 'a passion project, definitely.' Menken's version of Duddy Kravitz as a musical, which he co-wrote with David Spencer, was originally produced in the 1980's in Philadelphia. 'We did it in Philadelphia and we had a provision in the contract where we had to have a first class production (which Philadelphian wasn't) in order for the rights to merge, and when that didn't happen nobody could do (license) this musical…' Menken told me from inside the Segal Centre in Montreal while on break from rehearsals. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Sustainable Filmmaker Antonio Saillant Opposes Gov. Christie's Veto of Tax Breaks for Film Industry
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?On January 11, 2016, Senate Bill 779, which proposed to re-establish the film production tax credit program, was vetoed by Governor Christie. (more...)

Segal Centre to Mount Musical Adaptation of THE HOCKEY SWEATER for Montreal's 375th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

In honour of Montreal's 375th, Canada's 150th, and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 10th anniversary, the Segal will continue its mission to bring great Canadian stories to the stage with another brand new musical. The Segal has commissioned and will produce the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Roch Carrier's beloved story The Hockey Sweater. (more...)

THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS' Exec Producer Antonio Saillant Moves Forward with Filming
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

?While the world leaders and the sustainable film producer, Antonio Saillant are traveling to a global climate conference in Paris. The 2015 Golden Knights are the centerpiece of their NJ first title win in 30 years. The Golden Knights ended two long droughts when it finally knocked off nemesis Wayne Hills to complete the greatest season in school history on Saturday afternoon in the NJSIAA/SportsCare Institute North Jersey, Section 1 Group 4 Championship game at MetLife Stadium. (more...)

Sharron and George's Christmas Sing-A-Long Returns to Toronto Dec 19 and 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

YES! It's the 4th HIT year of 'Sharron and George's SUPERFUN Christmas Sing A-Long!' It is has become a bonafide tradition, with ticket requests (in the dozens) beginning as early as June! People come again and again - and again and again!  (more...)

Director Antonio Saillant Begins Development on Documentary ROAD TO CHAMPIONS
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Development has begun on the feature-length documentary ROAD TO CHAMPIONS, directed by Antonio Saillant. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss to Star in Mark St. Germain's New Play RELATIVITY in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today that Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will be joining the cast of RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Alan Menken, Robert De Niro & More to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 6, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band.  (more...)

Segal Centre to Present I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, 5/8-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Segal Centre proudly presents the incredibly popular musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change with book and lyrics by Tony Award-winning writer Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. This hysterical exploration of love in all its many splendored forms is the second longest running off-Broadway show and will have its Montreal premiere at the Segal May 8 through May 29, 2016. (more...)

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