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Nevada Conservatory Theatre presents the classic musical, The Fantasticks, featuring music by Harvey Schmidt, with lyrics by Tom Jones.



Two neighboring fathers put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, because they know children always do what their parents forbid. After the children do fall in love, they discover their fathers' plot and they each go off and experience things in the world. They return to each other and the love they had, having learned from the world.



PICTURE INCOMPLETE to Play Return Season at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

Jean Louisa Kelly to Feature at Conejo Players Theatre ENCORE BENEFIT GALA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre, featuring special guest Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland's Opus, The Fantasticks) will be held at Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 -- and includes entertainment, dinner, awards, a first-rate auction, and a VIP Champagne Reception. (more...)

New American Folk Theatre to Premiere DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, 'A Tuna Christmas, 'Red, White and Tuna' and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

PGA Arts Center to Present Live Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens in 2017
by Carol Kassie - Jan 3, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens will add live theatre to its ever-growing cultural landscape when the PGA Arts Center opens its doors in late January.  Veteran producers Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow have taken a multi-year lease on the PGA Cinemas, located at 4076 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, and are in the process of converting two of the building's six auditoria to accommodate live productions. The two theatres will seat 260 and 280 patrons respectively.  They plan to adapt a third space - which will seat approximately 160, and be available for rentals - within the next year. (more...)

NTC Stages Peter Shaffer Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Novato Theater Company opens 2017 with Sir Peter Shaffer's award-winning comedy, Lettice and Lovage.  The author of Equus and Amadeus plunges into droll comedy about two women who could not be more opposite.  The play is directed by Renee Mandel-Sher and produced by Mark Clark.  It runs February 3-19 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. (more...)

The Huron Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The world's longest-running musical, an electrifying Pulitzer Prize award-winning rock musical, a riveting classic courtroom drama, and the Tony award smash-hit retelling of the origin of Peter Pan make up the 2017 Huron Playhouse season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peter Marks
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 25, 2017

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Quest's Andrew Park Will Be Nebraska Repertory Theatre's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Quest Theatre Ensemble announced today that its founding Artistic Director, Andrew Park, has left Chicago and his position as the company's Artistic Director for Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was named Artistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIPWRECKED! at Spinning Tree Theatre - Fun Fraud
by Alan Portner - Jan 23, 2017

Shipwrecked has a lengthy moniker and excellent actors (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Hackmatack 2017 Season Comes Full Circle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????The last time Hackmatack Playhouse" presented "The Fantasticks," the barn had no stage, its current owner was barely out of childhood and no one had ever seen such a spectacular at one of Berwick 's oldest farms. (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athen Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Here we have just a few MORE reasons we're excited about our newest show: THE CAST! (more...)

Casting Announced for the Midwest Premiere AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Halcyon Theatre and A-Squared Theatre are proud to announce casting for the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap-led by Jeff Award-winner Joseph Anthony Foronda. Helen Young is set to direct the co-production that runsFebruary 24 through April 1 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side.   (more...)

Cabaret at The Merc Presents 5th Annual RISING STARS Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Presented by Cabaret at The Merc, in association with The Barn Stage Company, this exclusive look at some of the area's brightest Rising Stars is now in it's 5th Year! (more...)

FRIENDS Musical Parody Will Be 'THERE FOR YOU' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Friends the Musical in Concert: I Was There for You on April 28th, 2017 at 11:30pm.  (more...)

Conjo Players Theatre Releases Exciting News About ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Conjo Players Theatre has released exciting news about ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Glory Crampton Joins From Guffman To Spinal Tap at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below has added Glory Crampton to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies, which celebrates Christopher Guest's thirty plus years in filmmaking, on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

The Huron Playhouse Announces Change to 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Huron Playhouse's 2017 season will open its 69th season with the classic Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical The Fantasticks. This production will replace the previously announced A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Founders Donald and Anne Alsedek Are Retiring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg announced today that theatre mainstays Anne and Don Alsedek will retire June 30, 2017, at the conclusion of the theatre's 31st season. (more...)

AVENUE Q, CAGNEY THE MUSICAL, SPAMILTON and More to Participate in NYC Off-Broadway Week Beginning Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, encourages visitors and New Yorkers to take advantage of discounted tickets during NYC Off-Broadway WeekSM, beginning today. The biannual program offers two-for-one tickets to more than 40 shows with performances from February 27- March 12. (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Enchanting THE FANTASTICKS
by Misha Davenport - Feb 24, 2017

BWW Reviews: An Enchanting The Fantasticks (more...)

BWW Review: Humanity's Heartbreak Revealed at OTW's Tragic WOMEN OF TROY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 23, 2017

In a play more than 2000 years old written by Euripides titled The Trojan Women, Dale Gutzman's Off the Wall Theater (OTW) reimagines their Women of Troy set in the 1920's. Gutzman worked several years to adapt the play inspired by a Don Taylor translation revealing the aftermath of the infamous Trojan War through a women's eyes, the prisoners and refugees shipped to another city. These were the women who survived when their brothers, fathers, husbands and sons were slaughtered by the Athenians, after the legendary Trojan horse 'birthed blood' that flowed into Troy's streets. (more...)

The St. Bart's Players to Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The St. Bart's Players is incredibly excited to celebrate its 90th season in 2017! Before the group's spring play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Players will kick the season off with a special Gala on February 25th! (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Jeremy Hays & More Will Sing From AN AMERICAN VICTORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On February 27, Feinstein's/54 Below will present an epic night of selections from the studio album of An American Victory. (more...)

BWW Review: LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 Presented by Princess Cruises a Tremendous Success
by Don Grigware - Feb 21, 2017

On Sunday, February 19 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2017 Presented by Princess Cruises came to an uber exciting conclusion at the Colony Theatre. After a very entertaining 90-minute program in which the 18 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, thirteen contestants were eliminated and the top five finalists selected during the first intermission. It was then decided, like the last two years from the consensus of the judges, to add a sixth contestant. Then each of the six proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 18 judges made the final decision during the second intermission. Musical director par excellence Richard Berent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2015, Tony and Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players to Represent Alabama at Regional Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The River Region's oldest community theatre is once again preparing to travel another award-winning show to regional competition. On February 28 the Wetumpka Depot Players will present their production of The Glass Menagerie for local audiences in preparation to travel the show to Southeastern Theatre Conference ( SETC) in Lexington, Kentucky on March 3rd to represent Alabama in the community theatre festival. (more...)

Stars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Ryan Vona (Paramour), Paige Davis (Chicago & TV's Trading Spaces), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables) have all signed on to appear in Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Two-for-One Tickets on Sale Today for NYC & Company's Off-Broadway Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, encourages theatergoers to purchase NYC Off-Broadway WeekSM tickets, on sale today at 10:30 a.m. (more...)

All Star Productions Continue 2017 Season with Rare Revival of 110 IN THE SHADE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

All Star Productions has just announced they will stage a rare London revival of the 1963 musical 110 IN THE SHADE. (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Gets Ready to Hit the Road in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Earlier this year star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth released her latest album- Art of Elegance- and in 2017 she hits the road with her new concert tour. Check out her full itinerary below: (more...)

YOURS UNFAITHFULLY, Starring Max von Essen, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Mint Theater will follow the extended run of the acclaimed A Day by the Sea with the World Premiere of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, an "un-Romantic Comedy" about the price of free love.  (more...)

"We Are… ON BROADWAY!" A Concert Celebrating Penn State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

After a sold-out performance last year, alumni from the Penn State School of Theatre return to State College for 'We Are... ON BROADWAY!', a one-night-only concert. (more...)

Flux to Premiere Adam Szymkowicz's Gender-Bending Tale of Robin Hood, MARIAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Flux Theatre Ensemble will present the world premiere of Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood by Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar, Ubu, Pretty Theft) January 28 - February 11 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, Ste. 1E, New York, NY 10014). (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

Wayne Hill Reprises Role Of Don Quixote at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present the musical, Man Of La Mancha at 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays January 6-22, 2017. Limited reserved seating $18 plus tax/fees. (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis Will Be Home for Christmas at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2016

Norm Lewis begins his 2nd Holiday Residency at Feinstein's/54 Below on December 19th, for SIX performances, through Christmas Eve. This year, he's calling it I'll Be Home For Christmas. Like last year, he will be joined by a special guest each night, and it promises to be the hottest holiday bash in the  heart of Manhattan. Norm will be singing holiday favorites, putting his unique spin on material and doing some career favorites that have come to make him one of the most sought-after leading men on Broadway. Come celebrate with Norm and his talented friends. We've got a swingin' band, led by Joseph Joubert and the party, once again, is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Just like last year … there will be plenty of surprises! (more...)

SHIFTING THE SPOTLIGHT: The Star Understudies of Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Maeve Riley - Dec 15, 2016

These two unassuming understudies got the roles of a lifetime right before opening night. (more...)

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