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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.


Michael Urie's BUYER & CELLAR National Tour Starts Final Three Weeks in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

BUYER & CELLAR, starring the original New York star Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty"), enters its final three weeks at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). The first national tour for BUYER & CELLAR launched in Chicago and the six-week engagement will end June 15, 2014 before continuing on its National Tour across North America. (more...)

Steps Off Broadway Extends THE FANTASTICKS Through June 8
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Steps Off Broadway announces that they have extended the run of their current production, The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt. This is the world's longest running musical, running for over 52 years in Manhattan and around the world. It has been called one of the most charming and enchanting shows ever written. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Portland (more...)

Steps Off Broadway Theatre Opens THE FANTASTIKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Steps Off Broadway announces their next production, The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt. This is the world's longest running musical, running for over 52 years in Manhattan, and has been entrancing and mesmerizing generations of audiences the world over. It has been called one of the most charming and enchanting shows ever written. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse's THE FANTASTICKS Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Running for over 25 years in New York, this funny and romantic musical includes such hits as: "Try to Remember," "They Were You," and "Soon it's Gonna Rain." The music is as timeless as the story itself. (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix to Present AVENUE Q, 6/19-29
by Carol Kassie - May 21, 2014

Avenue Q has been called the 'funniest dirty musical' or 'the dirtiest funny musical' ever. Written by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Frozen) the Tony Award-winning show is a clever and irreverent look at the world through the eyes of the residents of Avenue Q as they explore and address the issues associated with growing up in the 'real' world, rather than the one their parents - and Sesame Street - described to them. Using a unique combination of humans and puppets, the musical chronicles its characters' struggles to find decent jobs, stable relationships, and their purpose in life. (more...)

Ariela Morgenstern & Asa Somers to Lead Penn State Centre Stage's NEXT TO NORMAL, 6/4-14
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Penn State Centre Stage will present the regional premiere of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's powerful rock musical Next to Normal from June 4 - 14, 2014 in the Penn State Pavilion Theatre. Directed by Cary Libkin and starring Ariela Morgenstern, Asa Somers, Raymond Sage, Tommy Hart, Christina Kidd, and Gregory LaMontagne, Next To Normal tells the story of a mother struggling with worsening Bipolar Disorder and the dramatic effect that her illness has on her family. Previews at 7:30 p.m.: June 4 and 5; Evenings at 7:30 p.m.: June 10, 11, 12; Evenings at 8:00 p.m.: June 6, 7, 13, 14; Matinee at 2 p.m.: June 7. Evenings: $30; Preview/Matinee: $20; Opening Night Reception/Show: $60 (Includes pre-show hors d'ouevres, show, and post-show desserts) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show begins at 8:00 p.m. For additional show information, visit www.theatre.psu.edu. Tickets are available at Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Box Office, Bryce Jordan Center, or by calling (814) 863-0255 or 1 (800) ARTS-TIX. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Denver (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Marry Couples on Stage this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Listen up Lovebirds! You now have the chance to tie the knot on the stage of one of the most well known musicals in the world, The Fantasticks, the world's longest running musical, famous for its classic tale of true love, Cast members will be marrying couples of all faiths, races, & sexual orientations during the entire summer of 2014 (June 21 - September 5, 2014). (more...)

Plays & Players to Present 3rd Annual Honey Bee Cabaret, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The 3rd Annual Honey Bee Cabaret will celebrate over 100 seasons of great acting at Plays & Players. The fundraiser benefits, in part, the Melissa Lynch Foundation, announcing a new yearly award for an emerging female theater artist. It all takes place on June 22, 2014. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Phamaly Theatre Company to Bring THE FANTASTICKS to Japan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Phamaly Theatre Company has announced its first-ever international performance. In March 2015, actors from the Colorado based theatre company will perform the musical The Fantasticks in Osaka, Japan, and will also lead a series of acting workshops for the community during a ten-day stay. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Star Whitney Bashor Comes to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Whitney Bashor Live at 54 Below tonight, June 26, 2014. Bashor starred on Broadway this season as Marian/Chiara in The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's folk-inspired 'Another Life'. Bashor's solo concert debut will showcase wide-ranging vocals, as she explores influences of rock and roll, R&B, folk classics, country and contemporary Broadway standards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Songs of Seth Bisen-Hersh to Support Humane Society of New York at BROADWAY MEOWS CONCERT, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/14 - TICK, TICK... BOOM!, THE LAST SHIP, PIECE OF MY HEART, TARZAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! Off-Center's TICK, TICK... BOOM! bursts onto the stage tonight, THE LAST SHIP sails into Chicago and TARZAN treads the boards at the Muny, and PIECE OF MY HEART opens off-Broadway while MURDER FOR TWO finishes its run! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHORUS LINE at Music Circus, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Max Crumm to Join Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Easy A, Grease) has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, in the lead role of "Matt/The Boy", producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. He will start performances on July 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

CSz Philadelphia to Present COMEDYSPORTZ: PUPPETS VS. PEOPLE, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

CSz Philadelphia, producer of ComedySportz the city's longest running comedy show, is pleased to present: "ComedySportz: Puppets vs. People" on Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The matches will take place at the company's home base, The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street and will run at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. (more...)

Marci Reid and Andrew Foote to Star in CALL ME MADAM at Ocean Professional Theatre, 6/26-7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents Irving Berlin's Call Me Madam, June 26th through July 5th, 2014, starring Marci Reid and Andrew Foote at the Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Blvd., Barnegat, NJ 08005 at 2 pm, June 26, 29, July 1 and 2 and 8 pm June 26, 27, 28, July 2, 5 (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rambunctious FERGUS OF GALLOWAY Musical Takes the Stage at the Rosebank
by David Fick - Jun 2, 2014

FERGUS OF GALLOWAY makes for a great night of new musical theatre, a South African premiere of which the Rosebank can be proud of hosting in its intimate theatrical haven. (more...)

Summer Stages: Top 10 Summer Theatre Offerings in Columbus, Ohio
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 2, 2014

As the summer months heat up, so do the Columbus stages. Check out BWW's top 5 picks that the whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank this summer: (more...)

Josh Powell, Amy Griffin, Daniel Rowan and More to Star in THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS at MITF, 7/14-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Starting in the 1930s right through the 1980s, a quiet shift was taking place -- family-owned farms began to slowly disappear from the American landscape. They were replaced by huge malls, housing developments, or absorbed by larger commercial enterprises. The vanishing of America's farming community serves as the inspiration for This Will All Be Yours, a play with music by playwright and former New York Times columnist Laura Pedersen. It is one of the featured plays of The Midtown International Theatre Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary, July 14 - August 10, 2014. (more...)

CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state. (more...)

Whitney Bashor Coming to 54 Below, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Whitney Bashor Live at 54 Below on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Bashor starred on Broadway this season as Marian/Chiara in The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's folk-inspired "Another Life". Bashor's solo concert debut will showcase wide-ranging vocals, as she explores influences of rock and roll, R&B, folk classics, country and contemporary Broadway standards. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs Presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY! (more...)

Multiple Tony-Winning Hit A CHORUS LINE Kicks Off 2014 Music Circus Season, 6/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived by Michael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Good People Theater Company Stays Loyal to THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - Jun 10, 2014

The Fantasticks/book & lyrics by Tom Jones/music by Harvey Schmidt/directed by Janet Miller/Good People Theater Company/at The Lillian Theatre/through June 29 (more...)

WGN's Judy Markey Tells LA VIE EN PURPLE at Short Story Theatre, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

WGN's Judy Markey is returning to Short Story Theatre for a June 25th storytelling event. Short Story Theatre presents an evening of storytelling at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, at Cellar Gate Wine Bar, 524 Sheridan Road in Highwood. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 1
by - Jun 1, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 1, 2014. (more...)

Roy Arauz Named New Artistic Director of Seattle Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre has announced the appointment of Artistic Director Roy Arauz. (more...)

City Theatre Company to Stage CYRANO DE BERGERAC, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The City Theatre Company will continue its 2014 summer theatre season with Edmond Rostand's enduring masterwork Cyrano de Bergerac. A poignant and passionate portrait of panache in 1640 Paris set against the backdrop of corrupt magistrates, bawdy ladies, and dueling musketeers. The stage adaption is by Anthony Burgess and led by guest director Jeff Hinkle. Show dates are July 18 - August 10 at City Theatre. (more...)

Max Crumm Joins Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Easy A, Grease) has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, in the lead role of 'Matt/The Boy', producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. He will start performances tonight, July 8. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/8/14 - PHANTOM Marks a Milestone, SEX WITH STRANGERS Begins, WAYRA Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHANTOM hits 11,000 performances on Broadway, plus lots of off-Broadway beginnings tonight -- Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS begins performances, with 'WAYRA' celebrating its opening, and Max Crumm joins The Fantasticks! (more...)

Infinity Theatre Company to Present I DO! I DO!, Begin. 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Craig Laurie and Daniella Dalli exchange vows in Infinity Theatre Company's production of I Do! I Do! starting July 12th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jul 7, 2014

It was a pleasure to return to Kritzerland Sunday July 6 for its 47th show saluting Off-Broadway shows: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway. Featured were stalwart hits: Hair, Ruthless!, Little Mary Sunshine, Dames at Sea, Falsettos, The Fantasticks and more recent hits such as Floyd Collins, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Dogfight. With Bruce Kimmel as host, in dandy form as usual with his amazing trivia notes in between numbers, and sensational musical director John Boswell at the piano, the show got off to a rousing start with young Brennley Brown belting out 'Born to Entertain' from Ruthless! Also on the bill for the evening were the wonderful: Robert Yacko, Madison Claire Parks, Kim Huber, young folks Jenna Lee Rosen, Sami Staitman and special guest stars Jason Graae and Rita McKenzie. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (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...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
by - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase. (more...)

Nora Fox, Teresa Hui, Miriam Kushel, Luis Salgado Join 2014 BROADWAY MEOWS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON Currently in Rehearsal, 7/24-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, from July 24 - 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. (more...)

Rose Bridge Theatre Company Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Featuring live music from a team of actor musicians, Rose Bridge Theatre company transports one of Shakespeare's most popular works to the age of rock n roll age, an age when youth shakes off the shackles of post war austerity, when music shouts loud and anything seems possible. (more...)

The Drama Studio to Stage THE FANTASTICKS at St. Genesius Theatre, 7/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Drama Studio at St. Genesius Theatre has announced its lineup for Summer Stock 2014 -- The Fantasticks, featuring book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, directed by Debbie Jones with musical direction by Dan Endris. The show runs July 24, 25, 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and July 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

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