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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT, ) East Haddam, CT,
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The Jazz Age lives on in this light, romantic spoof of 1920's musical comedy. brbrThe setting is-where else?-the French Riviera. Polly, an English heiress attending Mme. Dubonnet's Finishing School, falls in love with Tony, a delivery boy. Recalling her father's warning to beware fortune seekers, she posses as a working girl, unaware Tony is in fact the missing son of the wealthy Lord Brockhurst. Things get complicated with the unexpected arrival in Nice of Polly's parents and Lord and Lady Brockhurst-but not to worry, a happy ending is in store for all. brbrThe show's many memorable roles include the flirtatious Mme. Dubonnet, her boy-crazy students and Polly (the role which turned Julie Andrews into an overnight sensation), making it ideal for theatre groups with a strong female ensemble. With its catchy tunes, period dances (including the inevitable Charleston) and winning sense of humor, "The Boy Friend" is a sparkling, tongue-in-cheek 1920's romp in the spirit of "No, No, Nanette."

Linzi Hateley, Clare Foster, Louise Gold & More Set for SONDHEIM: WOMEN Concert at St. James Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Olivier Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Linzi Hateley, Clare Foster, and the legendary Louise Gold headline a cast of West End leading ladies at the St. James Theatre, tonight September 7th 2013. (more...)

Hannah Waddingham, Josefina Gabrielle and Emma Williams Join SONDHEIM: WOMEN Concert on September 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

London-based KiwiFruits Productions continues their sell-out season of exclusive concerts, returning to the St James Theatre with 'SONDHEIM: Women' celebrating over five decades of the great anthems of Broadway composer and lyricist, the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Michael Boland, Steven Hauck & More to Lead TWELVE ANGRY MEN at John W. Engeman Theater; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Announcing the cast and creative team for the timeless classic of deliberation and consequence, TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose. Previews begin on Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. and running through November 3, 2013. (more...)

Michael Boland, Steven Hauck & More Lead TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Opening Tonight at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

The timeless classic of deliberation and consequence, TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose, opens tonight, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. at the John W. Engeman Theatre and runs through November 3, 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway's Sweetheart, Jessica Grové, Comes Home to Celebrate CCT's 50th Birthday
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 16, 2013

BroadwayWorld caught up witih Jessica Grove who will be coming home to Ohio to celebrate Columbus Children's Theatre's 50th Birthday on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Jessica is one of the featured alumni who will be performing along with Josh Radnor, Michael Milligan, Jake Borelli and more, including some of CCT's current cast members. (more...)

Tony Walton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas State University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Oscar and three-time Tony Award-winner Tony Walton will receive the Mike and Dianne Bowman Lifetime Achievement award at Texas State University this fall and will hold the title of Artist-in-Residence for the 2013-2014 season, as part of the Bowman Guest Artist Series. (more...)

92Y to Celebrate Mike Stoller with Bettye LaVette, The Coasters & More, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

On December 9, 2013 92Y celebrates songwriting legend Mike Stoller on the occasion of his 80th year with An 80th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed and written by Randy Johnson (director/writer of A Night with Janis Joplin). Confirmed artists performing expected and unexpected interpretations from Stoller's genre-spanning career in blues, R&B, rock 'n' roll and jazz include legendary vocal group The Coasters, along with artists Karen Akers, Mary Bridget Davies, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino, Sally Kellerman, Bettye LaVette, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and Steve Tyrell. Backed by Tyrell's band, the artists perform some of the greatest songs written by Stoller with his longtime lyricist partner Jerry Leiber and others. Leiber will be the subject of a special tribute during the evening. Stoller is planning to be in attendance for the celebration. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 10/27/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 10/20/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 10/20/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 10/20/2013
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Cameron Mackintosh Under Fire for Giving Racy Eulogy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Producer Cameron Mackintosh recently gave a eulogy for Frank Conway, a former tenant at his Highland estate, and according to the Telegraph, the speech has caught the attention of the Catholic church. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 10/13/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 10/13/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/03/2013
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Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Update 11/29 - Surflight Dominates!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for New Jersey! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Update 11/23 - Surflight Theatre Leads the Way!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Voting is now underway for New Jersey! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

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

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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/10/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/10/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/10/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

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BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 7/21/2013
by BWW - Jul 21, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

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2013 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Winners Announced - LES MIS Dominates!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 24, 2014

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 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 New Jersey winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

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

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'BWW REVIEWS: CRAZY FOR YOU opens in São Paulo with original Stroman choreography.'
by Claudio Erlichman - Feb 26, 2014

After watching Crazy for You in New York City in 1992, Claudia Raia dreamed of one day producing this musical in Brazil. Two decades later, she finally makes her wish come true with an outstanding show at the Teatro Bradesco, São Paulo, directed by José Possi Neto, original choreography by Susan Stroman, and starring Jarbas Homem de Mello, who has been increasingly recognized as one of the most complete performers of musical theater in Brazil. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GCT Revives a Sturdy ME AND MY GIRL
by Don Grigware - Feb 24, 2014

Me and My Girl/music by Noel Gay/book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose/directed & choreographed by Orlando Alexander/Glendale Centre Theatre (GCT)/through March 29 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

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Bak MSOA Theatre Department Presents THE BOY FRIEND BOOK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Bak MSOA Theatre Department presents The Boy Friend Book by Sandy Wilson, with Music and Lyrics by Wilson, direction by Richard Valentine, and Music Direction by Doctor Randy Booth. The performances run tonight and Saturday, February 21 & 22, 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/16/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 2/16/2014
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Bak MSOA Theatre Department to Present THE BOY FRIEND BOOK, 2/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

Bak MSOA Theatre Department presents The Boy Friend Book by Sandy Wilson, with Music and Lyrics by Wilson, direction by Richard Valentine, and Music Direction by Doctor Randy Booth. The performances run Friday and Saturday, February 21 & 22, 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Aled Jones to Host Julie Andrews' UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Iconic star of stage and screen Dame Julie Andrews will be coming to the U.K. this May for a tour of speaking engagements, where lucky fans will enjoy a special evening with the much loved legend from the world of entertainment. (more...)

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Update 12/6 - LOMBARDI Winning Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for New Jersey! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Surflight Dominates!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for New Jersey! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld NJ Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Marianne Green Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for New Jersey! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

New Jersey Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/14 - Nagle, Miller Tied!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Voting is now underway for New Jersey! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

CCPA Presents ANYTHING GOES Choreographed by Marissa Joy Ganz, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Opening this weekend, Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) presents the Broadway musical classic, Anything Goes at the California Conservatory Theatre (CCT), in downtown San Leandro. Inside the intimate theatre venue of CCT, audiences will 'board' the S.S. American and 'sail' along with the cast and musicians, complete with a boarding picture taken as they enter the theater. This delightful ocean-going musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and a book by the team of Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, 'docks' in the heart of the East Bay for a 14 show run, August 9-25. (more...)

Linzi Hateley, Clare Foster, Louise Gold & More Set for SONDHEIM: WOMEN Concert at St. James Theatre, 7 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Olivier Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Linzi Hateley, Clare Foster, and the legendary Louise Gold headline a cast of West End leading ladies at the St. James Theatre, Saturday September 7th 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Plays Final Weekend in San Leandro, Now thru 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) production of the Broadway musical classic, Anything Goes enters its closing weekend at the California Conservatory Theatre (CCT), in downtown San Leandro tonight through Sunday, August 22-25. Inside the intimate theatre venue of CCT audiences have 'sailed aboard' the S.S. American with the cast and musicians for two weekends now. Critics and patrons alike have enjoyed the delightful ocean-going musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and a book by the team of Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, and this weekend the show must close. Scroll down for a look at the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES to Play Final Weekend in San Leandro, 8/22-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) production of the Broadway musical classic, Anything Goes enters its closing weekend at the California Conservatory Theatre (CCT), in downtown San Leandro this Thursday through Sunday, August 22-25. Inside the intimate theatre venue of CCT audiences have 'sailed aboard' the S.S. American with the cast and musicians for two weekends now. Critics and patrons alike have enjoyed the delightful ocean-going musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and a book by the team of Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, and this weekend the show must close. Scroll down for a look at the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Celia Jones, Ivan Hardin and More in CCPA's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) presents the Broadway musical classic, Anything Goes at the California Conservatory Theatre (CCT), in downtown San Leandro. Inside the intimate theatre venue of CCT, audiences will "board" the S.S. American and "sail" along with the cast and musicians, complete with a boarding picture taken as they enter the theater. This delightful ocean-going musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and a book by the team of Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, "docks" in the heart of the East Bay for a 14 show run, August 9-25. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/13/2014
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