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Corporations and churches use their influence to shape laws to their favor, unemployment hits new heights, and millions of Americans are losing their homes. Sound like the New Millennium? In 1937, Mark Blitzsteinís musical called these issues into question with his scathing satire of greed, corruption and politics in the U.S. of A. So scandalous, in fact, was ďThe CradleĒ that the U.S. Government tried to shut it down. But Blitzsteinís humor, music and agitprop parody ruled the day and the public got to hear this terrific, fun, jazzy score. Snappy tunes, wonderful characters and deep questions about our nation will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the American patriotic psyche.



Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

BWW Review: LBJ Historidrama Compels at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Sep 26, 2016

Our nation is in the midst of a national election, and local theatres have responded with a series of plays that examine various foibles and stories of political intrigue. Ensemble is staging former County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones' THE BLOODLESS JUNGLE (September 15-October 2) about a rising idealistic political star running for a pivotal Congressional seat. The Musical Theater Project is featuring The Cradle Will Rock (September 21 & September 25), a play about Unionism with political undertones. Cleveland Public Theatre is presenting 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS (October 6-29), which showcases the life and times of the 44 Presidents of the United States, featuring an all-female cast. And, Cleveland Play House just opened ALL THE WAY (September 17-October 9), a Tony-Award winning drama that examines the power of one person to transform a country. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger Stars in THE LITTLE FOXES, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs tonight, September 23, through October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

The Musical Theater Project to Stage THE CRADLE WILL ROCK in Concert This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Musical Theater Project, Kent State University and Beck Center for the Arts are partnering to produce in concert The Cradle Will Rock - a political fable written by Marc Blitzstein. (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Legendary Patti LuPone Performs on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Patti LuPone, the legendary two-time Tony Award winner for Gypsy, and as the original Evita, will perform her new show Don't Monkey With Broadway for two Labor Day weekend shows, first tonight, Sept. 2, at 7:30 PM for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard, and next for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Jack Willis to Reprise Role of LBJ in THE GREAT SOCIETY at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre announces that acclaimed actor Jack Willis will portray President Lyndon Baines Johnson in its production of Robert Schenkkan's political drama THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

BWW Review: CRADLE WILL ROCK, a Musical Product of the Federal Theatre Project, is Next Musical Theatre Project Staging
by Roy Berko - Sep 13, 2016

In 1929 the country was plunged into a financial collapse. The result was a diminishment of funds for not only food and housing, but the collapse of the arts, including the film and theatre industries. (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Broadway's Patti LuPone to Guest Star on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The CW's musically-themed CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND will welcome Broadway royalty Patti LuPone as a guest star during the show's sophomore season. (more...)

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Make West End Debut at the Criterion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is delighted to announce the West End debut of new family musical - Mr Popper's Penguins, which will open at the Criterion Theatre for a magical Christmas season from the 15 December to 31 December. Mr & Mrs Popper and their remarkable family of performing penguin puppets come to London direct from a UK tour and US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017
by - May 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Casting and Full Program for 2017 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.   (more...)

HEATHERS, GHOST QUARTET, ALICE and More Set for Firehouse's Season 24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Below is a list of projects that will be produced and/or are under consideration for Firehouse Theatre's 2017/18 Season. It's the 24th season - A SEASON OF POSSIBILITIES. (more...)

Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 85th season! Running September 2017 through April 2018, the season is inspired by acts of revolution and resistance, big and small. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.  (more...)

Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky Team for BC/EFA Benefit DECONSTRUCTING PATTI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

One of Broadway's greatest stars will join forces with the ultimate authority on all such things for an extraordinary evening of music and merriment at Deconstructing Patti, AnEvening of Broadway Songs and Stories with Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Iron Crow Theatre Announces 2017-18 'Season of Identity'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Iron Crow Theatre announced the 17/18 Season of Identity in front of a crowd of almost 100 patrons, actors, designers and supporters at the company's 2nd Annual Season Announcement Event, held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the heart of Baltimore's Arts and Entertainment district at The Motor House located at 120 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces SARATOGA SINGS! Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the winter/spring schedule of events for the company's Saratoga Sings! program. The schedule includes previously announced collaborations, along with a new special event in February with Grammy nominated baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, in partnership with Saratoga Spa State Park. (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant on March 26, 2017 at 3pm, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Full Program for 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ginny Anderson's CRADLE WILL ROCK at Connecticut College
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 28, 2017

As relevant today as it was when it debuted in 1937, 'The Cradle Will Rock' electrifies the Tansill Theater stage at Connecticut College, with performances Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, March 4, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. The infamous musical, a biting critique of unrestrained capitalism and income inequality, features musical styles that leap from classical to jazz to pop and capture a story as satirical as it is uplifting and empowering. (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company to Present New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY Presents NY Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. Tickets are priced $28, $25, $20 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/967659, Box office phone: 212-352-3101 or toll free 866-811-4111, M - F 9am - 9pm, Sa/Su: 10 am - 6pm, Walk up hours: Tue - Sat, Noon - 6pm, open 2 hours prior and ¬Ĺ hour after curtain on all performance days. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2016
by - Dec 26, 2016

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

Vim Vigor Dance Company to Present New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Legendary Patti LuPone to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Patti LuPone, the legendary two-time Tony Award winner for Gypsy, and as the original Evita, will perform her new show Don't Monkey With Broadway for two Labor Day weekend shows, first on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 PM for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard, and next for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

The Musical Theater Project to Stage THE CRADLE WILL ROCK in Concert This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Musical Theater Project, Kent State University and Beck Center for the Arts are partnering to produce in concert The Cradle Will Rock - a political fable written by Marc Blitzstein. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 14, 2016
by - Aug 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

'Broadway @' Concert Series Debuts Across the Globe with Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky have quickly - and not so quietly - made their Broadway @ series the most sought-after ticket to see Broadway's musical mega-stars in concert. (more...)

ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief April 21st, 2017 - 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' Opens Its Gates on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially brings sweet songs to Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SWEETEE (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com) a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by Gail Kriegel (Home Front, Seven) and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony  nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Birch (Broadway: Grease, Candide, Parade) will play at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) for a limited engagement from May 21st - June 18th. (more...)

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