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Based on the film La Femme du Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono

Old world charm permeates every moment of this bittersweet, wise and gently offbeat fable of life, love and bread by Joseph Stein ("Fiddler On The Roof") and Stephen Schwartz ("Godspell," "Pippin," "Children of Eden" and the films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" and "The Prince Of Egypt").brbrThe bickering residents of a small Provencal town at last find peace and contentment in the heavenly bread of the newly arrived baker and his attractive young wife, but when she is lured away by the attentions of a handsome young gigolo, the middle-aged baker loses all zest for life and baking, throwing the community into chaos.


Performance Network Theatre Announces 2012 - 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Though Ann Arbor's professional theatre is still in the thick of its record-breaking 30th anniversary season, Performance Network has lined up seven exceptional plays and musicals for its 31st, to begin in the fall. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from INTO THE WOODS at Regent Park's Open Air Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2013

Digital Theatre has just announced that the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's Olivier Award-winning revival of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods will be added to its paid Youtube channel, for a limited run, from Thursday 5 September. Today also sees Digital Theatre announce a global virtual screening of the production at 7.30pm BST on Friday 27 September across all of Digital Theatre's platforms. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Joanna Gleason Talks Cabaret Debut at 54 Below
by Rosie Hertzman - Oct 9, 2013

Joanna Gleason is perhaps most well known for her Tony Award winning portrayal of The Baker's Wife in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved Into The Woods. Good news! Ms. Gleason will be back on stage later this month in her NYC cabaret debut at 54 Below. Though busy preparing for the show, she took the time to chat with me about her upcoming cabaret performance, other future projects, and her surprise dancing abilities. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/17/2013
by BWW - Nov 17, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for Salt Lake City (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR Begins 5/18 at Bay Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Bay Street Theatre begins the 2013 Mainstage Season with Lend Me a Tenor (May 28 - June 23). This hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy started rehearsals this week in New York City under the direction of Don Stephenson. The cast includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen and Roland Rusinek. Ticket prices are $59.50 and $69.50. For more information call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or buy online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Danny Rutigliano and More Star in Goodspeed's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals, the first two-time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, is happy to present The Fabulous Lipitones, a new musical about a not-so-traditional barbershop quartet. This engaging musical comedy will run from tonight, May 9 to June 2 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., Goodspeed's home for developing new works. (more...)

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Welcomes Stephen Schwartz and Liz Callaway in June
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) will wrap up the season with "Not Entirely Wicked," featuring the music of Broadway legend and Disney composer Stephen Schwartz and the voice of Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Saturday, June 22 at 8 PM and Sunday, June 23 at 3 PM. Season 34 is presented by Wells Fargo. Individual and VIP tickets are currently on sale at http://www.gmcla.org/gmcla-not-entirely-wicked/. (more...)

JPAC to Present Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 4/19-5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center concludes its 2012-13 season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, directed by Dante J. Orfei, music direction by John Warren and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik. Monty Python's SPAMALOT plays April 19 - May 4, 2013 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arizona Broadway Theatre's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), the highest-attended, live year-round theatre in the Valley of the Sun, will deliver the return of the twisted fairytale Into the Woods to Phoenix from May 31 through June 23. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

James Corden Joins THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME at Donmar Warehouse; Still in Talks for INTO THE WOODS Film?
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, James Corden has signed on to appear alongside Daniel Mays in Nick Payne's play The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by John Crawley. Corden also recently met with Into the Woods film director Rob Marshall to discuss appearing in the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical. If the dates for both projects do not conflict, Corden will take part in the pair. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis and More Set for THE WIZARD AND I with NSO in D.C., Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The National Symphony Orchestra Pops will present three performances of The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz tonight, May 16-18 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, the performances feature performances by Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Jennifer Laura Thompson, and The Washington Chorus. The performances celebrate Stephen Schwartz's 65th birthday as well as the 10th anniversary of the perennially 'popular' Wicked. (more...)

Emily Blunt to Join INTO THE WOODS Film as 'The Baker's Wife'?
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emily Blunt is in talks to join Disney's movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall. Blunt would play the role of The Baker's Wife. (more...)

UPDATE: Emily Blunt to Join INTO THE WOODS Film as 'The Baker's Wife'; Plus Christine Baranski as 'The Stepmother'?
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emily Blunt is in talks to join Disney's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall. Now, sources have told The Wrap that that Christine Baranski, who was part of the original reading last October, is in talks to take on the role of Cinderella's evil stepmother. (more...)

BWW Student Center: Year End Recap
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

As another school year draws to a close, BroadwayWorld's Student Center signs off for the summer break. Before we go, take a look back at some of the high-school and college stories that we featured this past year. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Comes to the MCL Grand, Now thru 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

The Tony Award winning production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS will run at the MCL Grand Theatre, 100 North Charles Street, tonight, May 1, 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 and 5 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Halfway Home Productions to Present New Musical AVARICE in Concert at the Duplex, 3/11 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Halfway Home Productions will present AVARICE the concert, featuring book, music and lyrics by J. William Bruce and musical direction and orchestrations by David A. Shenton. The concert will star Tom Ashton, J. William Bruce, Lorelei Mackenzie, Stuart Metcalf, Kristen Penner and Joni Ernst. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fan-Made Teaser Poster for INTO THE WOODS Film Starring Meryl Streep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2013

Check out a fantasty teaser poster for the Into the Woods film, starring Meryl Streep. The image below is spreading rapidly across social networks, after being created by a talented fan. Scroll down to check it out! (more...)

JPAC to Present Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 4/19-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center concludes its 2012-13 season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, directed by Dante J. Orfei, music direction by John Warren and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik. Monty Python's SPAMALOT plays April 19 - May 4, 2013 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company Announces THE PAJAMA GAME Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 20th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 20, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'South Pacific' at the Marriott, two shows with Gene Kelly's vibe, cabarets from Porchlight, Brown Paper Box and Darrian Ford, 2014 premieres from Marc Blitzstein and Alan Schmuckler, lots of Doug Peck and more! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/17/2013
by BWW - Mar 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/17/2013 for Chicago (more...)

THE FABULOUS LIPITONES and SNAPSHOTS with Music by Stephen Schwartz to Play Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Goodspeed's 2013 Norma Terris Theatre Season will feature three musicals: a not-so-traditional barbershop quartet entertains in The Fabulous Lipitones; a marvelous summer musical yet to be announced; and Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, an original tuner about trusting your heart and believing in your memories which features well-known tunes from Wicked, Godspell,Pippin and many more. Tickets go on sale for the upcoming season Sunday, March 24th. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. and audience members are encouraged to call early for the best choice of seats. (more...)

Halfway Home Productions Presents New Musical AVARICE in Concert at the Duplex, 3/11 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Halfway Home Productions will present AVARICE the concert, featuring book, music and lyrics by J. William Bruce and musical direction and orchestrations by David A. Shenton. The concert will star Tom Ashton, J. William Bruce, Lorelei Mackenzie, Stuart Metcalf, Kristen Penner and Joni Ernst. (more...)

Chromolume Theatre Presents LOVE SONGS, A MUSICAL by Steve Cagan June 22 - July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

Chromolume Theatre has announced its next production, Love Songs, with book, music and lyrics by Steven Cagan, and directed by Kay Cole. Featuring orchestrations and arrangements by Doug Walter and music direction byRichard Berent, there will be one preview performance on June 21, andopening is set for Saturday, June 22 at 8pm. Love Songs will play a limited engagement through July 28 only. (more...)

Premiere of DEAR DIARY, BYE Set for 4th Annual SoLow Festival, June 20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

On Thursday June 20th and Friday June 21st at 8pm, the world premier of Dear Diary, Bye. will be performed at the Chapterhouse Cafe as part of the 4th annual SoLow Festival. (more...)

Joanna Gleason Kicks Off Provincetown's Broadway Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Joanna Gleason won the Tony Award for her leading role of The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. She launches this season's Broadway @ The Art House season in Provincetown tonight, June 28 and the 29th with An Evening with Joanna Gleason. Each performance will combine the East Coast premiere of a the hilarious and moving one act play Bloom, written for her by Emmy and Golden Globe winning writer Michael Patrick King (creator of Sex and The City & Two Broke Girls) with a second act of songs featuring special guests Well-Strung, and hosted by pianist/host Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Joanna Gleason to Kick Off Provincetown's Broadway Series, 6/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Joanna Gleason won the Tony Award for her leading role of The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. She launches this season's Broadway @ The Art House season in Provincetown on June 28 and 29 with An Evening with Joanna Gleason. Each performance will combine the East Coast premiere of a the hilarious and moving one act play Bloom, written for her by Emmy and Golden Globe winning writer Michael Patrick King (creator of Sex and The City & Two Broke Girls) with a second act of songs featuring special guests Well-Strung, and hosted by pianist/host Seth Rudetsky. For tickets, please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/28/2013
by BWW - Jul 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/28/2013 for Birmingham (more...)

POLL: Who Are You Most Excited to See in the INTO THE WOODS Movie?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

New BroadwayWorld.com Poll - Who are you most excited to see in the INTO THE WOODS movie? (more...)

THE BAKER'S WIFE Original Cast Recording Now Available Digitally
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 29, 2014

For the very first time, cherished cult musical The Baker's Wife is now available on iTunes according to a new listing on the official site. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for San Antonio (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

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CAROL & PATTI: TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME Plays Davenport's in Chicago, 2/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

What would happen if Carol Channing and Patti LuPone were double-booked with their one-woman shows in the cabaret space at Davenport's Piano Bar? For one weekend only, two of their biggest fans will imagine how a night with these two musical theater legends sharing the stage might transpire. (more...)

Broadway's Kevin Gray Dies at 55; Starred in PHANTOM, THE LION KING, SHOWBOAT, SPIDER WOMAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com has just learned the sad news that Kevin Gray, who most recently was seen in New York at the 25th Anniversary Gala for The Phantom of the Opera, passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night at the young age of 55. Gray leaves behind his wife, Dodie Pettit, who he met while starring in Broadway's Phantom. (more...)

THE BAKER'S WIFE Original Cast Recording Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 11, 2014

For the very first time, cherished cult musical The Baker's Wife is now available on iTunes according to a new listing on the official site. (more...)

THE A-Z OF MRS P Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The brand new musical fable THE A-Z OF MRS P opens at SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE on FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014 (Press night Monday 24 February 2014): starring ISY SUTTIE (Peep Show / Shameless) in her first musical, as the pioneering Mrs P; with Tony Award winner FRANCES RUFFELLE (Les Miserables, Pippin, Piaf) as her emotionally fragile mother; and Olivier Award winner MICHAEL MATUS (Martin Guerre, The Baker's Wife, The Sound Of Music) as Phyllis's beloved and impossible father, the map publisher Alexander (Sandor) Gross. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 8/04/2013
by BWW - Aug 4, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/04/2013 for Birmingham (more...)

Karen Mason and Mark Jacoby to Lead SNAPSHOTS at Goodspeed; Full Cast Set for 20 Songs From WICKED, PIPPIN, GODSPELL & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The cast will feature Karen Mason as Sue. Ms. Mason has appeared in Broadway'sWonderland, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Play Me a Country Song as well as Goodspeed's Heartbeats at The Norma Terris Theatre. Opposite her as Dan will be Tony-nominated Mark Jacoby whose credits include Broadway's Elf, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime,Showboat, Grand Hotel, The Phantom of the Opera and Sweet Charity. Mr. Jacoby performed at the Goodspeed Opera House in On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Birmingham (more...)

Orpheum Theatre Announces 2013 High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

The Orpheum Theatre has announced the nominees for the 2013 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...)

UPDATE: Johnny Depp to Play 'The Baker' in INTO THE WOODS? Deal 'Almost' Done
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

As BroadwayWorld.com previously reported, Meryl Streep will play the witch in the upcoming big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS. Now according to Variety, Johnny Depp is currently in talks to join the cast as well. There is no word yet on which part Depp would play. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis and More Set for THE WIZARD AND I with NSO in D.C., 5/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

The National Symphony Orchestra Pops will present three performances of The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz May 16-18 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, the performances feature performances by Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Jennifer Laura Thompson, and The Washington Chorus. The performances celebrate Stephen Schwartz's 65th birthday as well as the 10th anniversary of the perennially "popular" Wicked. (more...)

Scholarship Programs Launched at Duke University and Hartt School in Memory of Kevin Gray
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

'The Kevin Gray Musical Theater Award Endowment Fund' at Duke University and 'The Kevin Gray Memorial Scholarship Award' at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford have been created to provide financial support to promising students as they pursue training in musical theater. Any level of contribution will help guarantee that this type of educational experience is made available to students who choose to follow in Kevin's footsteps as they attend one of these two institutions. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Happy Birthday to Patti LuPone!
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to Patti LuPone! Click below to watch highlights from her prolific career! (more...)

JPAC Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center concludes its 2012-13 season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, directed by Dante J. Orfei, music direction by John Warren and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik. Monty Python's SPAMALOT plays tonight, April 19 - May 4, 2013 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. (more...)

Paul Sorvino Joins Cast of CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Deadline reports that Paul Sorvino has joined the cast of Elizabeth Allen's CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. The actor will join previously announced cast members Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Graham Rogers and Dermot Mulroney. (more...)

Danny Rutigliano and More to Star in Goodspeed's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals, the first two-time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, is happy to announce the cast of The Fabulous Lipitones, a new musical about a not-so-traditional barbershop quartet. This engaging musical comedy will run from May 9 to June 2 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., Goodspeed's home for developing new works. (more...)

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