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Based on the play Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand

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.


6th Annual Fire This Time Festival Set for January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Now in it's sixth season, The Fire This Time Festival will welcome seven new playwrights into the family, January 19-February 8 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Aziza Barnes (me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published by Button Poetry Press), Rod Gailes OBC (COLORS: Dream Of the MASTA), Julienne L. Hairston (Ababuo in Project Y's Racey Play Reading Festival), Daaimah Mubashshir (Video Clare with Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Azure D. Osborne-Lee (member of EMERGENYC and Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank), Larry Powell (Dreams of a Prophet) and James Anthony Tyler (Some Old Black Man starring Arthur French at La MaMa). These playwrights will present an evening of ten-minute plays, each inspired by one of Alex Harsley's original photographs. More of Harsley's pieces will be featured at the TFTT festival kick-off event this fall, in which he and the playwrights will be introduced to the Horse Trade Theater Group and 4th Street Arts Block community. (more...)

Drama League Online Auction, Featuring Meet & Greet with Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman & More, Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Drama League launches its Fall 2014 Charity Auction online today, September 9th at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague or at www.dramaleague.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics September 6- Part 2- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Shows Off Beards, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our September 6 #SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, September 6- 50 SHADES! Celebrates 200 Performances, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Returns this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins September 9th and continues through September 28th, makes $20 tickets available for 45 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 8th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at amazing prices. (more...)

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg to Open 2014-15 Season With THE FANTASTICKS, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg is proud to present the musical The Fantasticks to open their 2014-2015 Season. This longest-running New York musical opened in 1960 at The Sullivan Street Theater in New York City. Following a brief hiatus after 42 years, the musical was reopened in 2006 and is currently running there. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

I DO! I DO! Begins Run Tomorrow at Vintage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Vintage Theatre presents 'I Do! I Do!' at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m; with additional performances on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 ($26 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.org. (more...)

ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN Gala to Honor Dick Cavett, 10/20; Klea Blackhurst and More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 83 new American plays in its 22-year history - is set to celebrate its 2014-2015 Season with ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN, its annual benefit gala and dinner, on Monday, October 20 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). Emmy and OBIE award-winning actor John Cunningham, whose credits include 19 Broadway productions (Titanic, Love Letters), is set to emcee the event, which begins at 6:00pm. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Stage THE DIVINERS at the David Schall Theatre, 10/15-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Actors Co-op announces its second show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE DIVINERS, written by Jim Leonard, Jr. and directed by Mark Henderson. THE DIVINERS will preview on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 16 at 8pm and will open on Friday, October 17 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

The Winners! 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honor The Best of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 23, 2014

The 10th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony will celebrate the Off-Off-Broadway Theatre community and honor this past season's greatest achievements. The awards will be presented by celebrities from the theatre community at large. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

HOAXOCAUST! Joins FringeNYC's Encores Series; Runs at Baruch, 9/11-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Questing Beast Productions is proud to present the 2014 FringeNYC Encores performances of HOAXOCAUST!, written and performed by Barry Levey, directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg (Caroline, or Change - NYIT Award Outstanding Production of a Musical Nominee). HOAXOCAUST! Winner of this year's 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Coming to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 10/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Star of Broadway, film, and television, Jeremy Jordan will play The Cabaret at the Columbia Club on October 10 at 8PM and October 11 at 7PM & 9:30PM. The performances will include music from Broadway's Newsies, SMASH, and his upcoming film,The Last 5 Years, along with his own personal favorites. Jeremy will also be conducting a master class at 1:00pm on October 11. For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Max Crumm Is the One That You Want in THE FANTASTICKS
by Joseph F. Panarello - Sep 19, 2014

Max Crumm goes from a reality TV show to THE FATNATSTICKS with several impressive stops along the way. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 15, 2014

Something completely enchanting is happening right now on a stage in Costa Mesa. Kicking off its 51st season, South Coast Repertory---in association with the American Repertory Theatre and the Smith Center---is currently staging the remarkable, re-envisioned new take on William Shakespeare's classic play THE TEMPEST created by Aaron Posner and magician Teller. The visually-stunning, wonderfully magical production continues its Southern California premiere performances through September 28. (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 10/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Follow us into a world of moonlight and magic as we celebrate our 45th anniversary with the musical that started it all for Circuit Playhouse, Inc. The Fantasticks tells the story of Matt and Luisa who fall in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, grow apart, and find their way back to each other. With a timeless score that includes the songs "Try To Remember" and "They Were You," The Fantsticks is a musical gem that will delight all ages. (more...)

3 Broadway Actresses Set to Attend THE FANTASTICKS in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

"The Fantasticks" is the world's longest running musical, having played for over 52 years in Manhattan and entranced generations of audiences the world over. Many actors have appeared in the show over those five decades, and when Panic! Productions mounts this beloved classic in Thousand Oaks, directed and choreographed by Joshua Finkel, three accomplished actresses who played the lead role of Luisa in New York will be special audience guests. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Huey, Eddie Egan, Mel Maghuyop and More in MISS SAIGON at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, now through August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with ANGEL OF MUSIC, 8/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, 'Angel of Music,' coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 7 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/24- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 9 - West End Casts Support THE PHILIPPINE DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, ALADDIN, NEWSIES, The Fantasticks, ROCKY, and BOOK OF MORMON, MAMMA MIA!, LES MISERABLES, THE LION KING, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BILLY ELLIOT and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS in the West End! (more...)

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS' Max Crumm and Samantha Bruce Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of The Fantasticks, featuring: max Crumm and Samantha Bruce. Check out a clip of 'Soon It's Gonna Rain' below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 31 - Part 2 - Manila Premiere of THE LAST FIVE YEARS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 30 SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/30 - 50 SHADES is 'Too Darn Hot,' THE FANTASTICKS Stretches, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Ali Ewoldt Shares Journal Entries with CNN Money
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 3, 2014

Broadway actress Ali Ewoldt, who starred as the orphaned Cosette in the 2006 Broadway revival of 'Les Miserables' and as The Girl (Luisa) in the Off-Broadway production of 'The Fantasticks' last year, shared her journal entries, which recount her day at Music Theatre Wichita in Kansas, with CNN Money's Blake Ellis. The article was published July 24. (more...)

Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen to Star in Workshop of Timothy Knapman's New Musical BEFORE AFTER at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

West End stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen are to feature in the world premiere of Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman's new romantic musical, Before After, at St. James Studio. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Performances begin September 10 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FANTASTICKS Lacks Emotion
by Marietta Lunceford - Aug 25, 2014

Enjoying its 29th season, Terrific New Theatre is presenting The Fantasticks now through September 13th. Directed by TNT founder Carl Stewart, a fixture in the Birmingham theatre scene for over 50 years, this production definitely has its ups and downs. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 23 - Part 2 - Final NEWSIES #SIP and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 23 SIP round-up! Check out part one here. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 23 - Broadway Bids NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Goodbye, & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS, BADEN-BADEN 1927, 'YOU'RE WELCOME' and More Set for CCM's 2014-15 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce details for its 2014-15 Studio Series of opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions. (more...)

Short Story Theatre to Continue at New Location in Glencoe, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

A break up, stranger danger, a piano player's lament, a doggy tale…Short Story Theatre presents an evening of storytelling by WGN'S Judy Markey, Rick Leslie, David Edler, and Denise Kirshenbaum, with original music by Rich Logan. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15, in the theatre at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe. Tickets are available or purchase on the theatre's website www.shortstorytheatre.com or atshortstorytheatre.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

ZORRO Playwright James Rana Coming to East Lynne Theater Co.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Now that the world premier of 'Zorro!' has opened and is enjoying ever-growing and receptive audiences of all ages, the adaptor of this famous swashbuckling tale, James Rana, had time to answer a few questions. This is the third world premiere in three years written by Rana, and produced by the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company, with its artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, directing. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics August 16 - Part 2 - Aladdin & Jasmine Love the Arts and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 16 SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

Kelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. (more...)

Panic! Productions to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 9/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Panic! Productions begins its third season with the classic musical fable, The Fantasticks, September 5 through 21, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Aug 20 at Courtyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Summer 1958 - an English country village - A magical mix of folk and morris, rock n'roll and jive, enchantment and mayhem. (more...)

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Welcomes Mathew Wright as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Mathew Wright as Artistic Director, effective September 1, 2014. (more...)

Mathew Wright Named Artistic Director of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery has announced the appointment of Mathew Wright as Artistic Director, effective September 1, 2014. (more...)

Hit Cabaret Show OPTION UP! to Return Aug 10 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, returns Sunday, August 10, 2014 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through November 9 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

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