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Goodman Theatre ( Chicago, IL)
170 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL

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Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer

The Light in the Piazza is a love story of a young American woman who while on holiday falls for a young Italian man. When the young woman's mother learns of the affair, she opposes it for seemingly unknown reasons.



AMELIE Starts Its 'Tour de Broadway' on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A friendly reminder! The new Broadway production of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf), with a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza), music by Daniel Messe and lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Messe, starring Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat, opens next Monday, April 3, 2017 at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street). (more...)

Karen Mason and Heather Mac Rae to Headline All-Female BELLE OF TOMBSTONE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

New York Theatre Barn will present a concert of the new all-female musical The Belle of Tombstone on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (more...)

Matthew Morrison: Broadway's Song-and-Dance Man Heads to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 29, 2017

No matter how you go about it - regardless of the circuitous route you take to divine an answer - Matthew Morrison just won't give any details away about his upcoming stint on the TV behemoth Grey's Anatomy. Forget that it's been the subject of pop culture buzz and an internet frenzy earlier in the week, the actor, who refers to himself as 'a song and dance man,' won't give up any spoilers to satisfy clamoring fans and inquisitive reporters. (more...)

THE KING AND I to Dance Into Chicago This Summer; Tickets on Sale This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Chicago premiere of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will go on sale Friday, March 31, 2017. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

Matthew Morrison Joining Cast of ABC Medical Drama GREY'S ANATOMY
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 27, 2017

GLEE alum and Broadway vet Matthew Morrison will be joining the cast of ABC's hit medical  drama GREY'S ANATOMY. (more...)

Broadwaysted Celebrates the Game Master's Wedding with Betrothed Broadway Stars Whitney Bashor & Jared Zirilli
by Broadwaysted - Mar 26, 2017

It's finally here, folks. Game Master Kimberly's wedding to #EnemyoftheShow Jay Schmidt (yes, we now have our own red-headed Kimmy Schmidt!) was yesterday! To celebrate the upcoming special day, the Broadwaysted Crew is chatting bout love with talented real-life Broadway couple Whitney Bashor and Jared Zirilli. It's an open bar for this 'Wedding' themed episode as Whitney dishes about her experience with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and Jared talks touring with WICKED and WE WILL ROCK YOU. (more...)

Indie Drama AFTER THE REALITY, Starring Matthew Morrison, Coming to On Demand
by Movies News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Orchard has acquired North American rights to the new indie film AFTER THE REALITY, starring Matthew Morrison and Sarah Chalke. The drama marks David Anderson's feature directorial debut. (more...)

#HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Emery Entertainment will present the off-Broadway comedy hit #HAPPY50ish at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a limited engagement May 18 - 21. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

BWW Review: With Effortless Style, Matthew Morrison Makes His Music City Debut
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2017

Oozing charm, exuding confidence and with a sense of effortless style, Broadway's song-and-dance man Matthew Morrison makes his Music City debut in a three-night stand at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, backed by the Grammy Award-winning musicians of the Nashville Symphony under the baton of conductor Steven Jarvi. (more...)

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Broadway's OSLO to Make UK Premiere at The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The National Theatre today (6 April 2017) announced the UK premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of OSLO, a gripping new play by J T Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher which is currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker and Marin Mazzie Sign on for the New York Pops' 34th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

As previously announced, on Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: The Time Is Still Right! Go Inside Opening Night of AMELIE
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 4, 2017

Just last night the cast of Amelie, a new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, journeyed halfway (x2) to Rockefeller Center to celebrate opening night on Broadway. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of AMELIE Journeys All the Way to the Opening Night After Party!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 4, 2017

Just last night the cast of Amelie, a new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, journeyed halfway (x2) to Rockefeller Center to celebrate opening night on Broadway. Broadway World takes you inside the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gnomes and Humans Alike Stroll the AMELIE Opening Night Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Apr 4, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie, a new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, opened just last night at the Walter Kerr Theatre, marking Tony nominee Phillipa Soo's return to Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Review: GMCLA Knocks HE HAD IT COMING Out of the Park
by Don Grigware - Apr 4, 2017

On April 1 and 2 GMCLA presented its spring concert  at the Alex Theatre in Glendale He Had It Coming, a compilation of Broadway tunes with special guest star Tony winner and Emmy nominated actor/singer Alan Cumming and a few magnificent surprises. Needless to say, the show was one of their longest, running almost two hours and a half including intermission, but was well worth it. (more...)

Photo Coverage: She's Arrived! AMELIE Cast Takes Opening Night Broadway Bows
by Walter McBride - Apr 4, 2017

The new Broadway musical Amelie, based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, opened just last night at the Walter Kerr Theatre, marking Tony nominee Phillipa Soo's return to Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of AMELIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opened tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tony nominee Phillipa Soo returns to Broadway in the new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film. Richard Ridge was there on the red carpet taking in all the action and chatting up the stars. See all the red carpet fun below! (more...)

Review Roundup: AMELIE's Broadway Dreams Come True Tonight! - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 3, 2017

Amelie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small, but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amelie realizes that to find happiness she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart. Come be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibility around every corner. In these uncertain times, Amelie is someone to believe in. (more...)

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below! (more...)

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo Reveals She Geeked Out When Julie Andrews Came to HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee Phillipa Soo, who currently stars in AMELIE on Broadway, told Stephen Colbert that she never wanted to know which celebrities were in attendance at HAMILTON (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

freeFall's END OF THE RAINBOW Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Due to overwhelming pre-sales and a sold-out opening weekend, freeFall Theatre is extending END OF THE RAINBOW through June 4. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Cast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway hit will run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited time starting May 9 through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo & Cast of AMELIE Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Tony nominee Phillipa Soo and the cast of the new Broadway musical AMELIE stopped by this morning's 'Today' as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week'. Below, watch the cast perform a medley of 'Times Are Hard for Dreamers' and 'Tour De France.'  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

High School Drama: Franklin Road Academy's MICAH FRIZZELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

The calendar is fast approaching commencement season all over the country and seniors in high school theater programs are preparing for their final shows on their familiar stomping grounds - like Nashville's Franklin Road Academy senior Micah Frizzell. As he prepares to open tonight in director/educator Ross Bolen's musical update of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (he plays Don John), he's already looking ahead to next fall when he enrolls at Syracuse University as part of their group of 24 incoming freshmen for the BFA Musical Theater program. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's Marcus Choi Completes Cast for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will reunite and revisit Nick and Nora in a one-night-only concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's now announces that Allegiance star Marcus Choi (Wicked, Sweet Charity and more) will join the company as Yukido (replacing original star Thom Sesma who continues his run in Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company) with Daniel Walstad as Max Bernheim. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale to Star in City Center Concert Staging of BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara will star in a concert staging of the Lerner and Loewe classic BRIGADOON at New York's City Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD: A New Musical, Starring Conor Ryan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company opens the developmental premiere of INTO THE WILD on April 14th. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Announces Casting for Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theatre Raleigh's Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady announces the casting for  their Summer Series at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Season tickets are on-sale now and individual tickets will be available on May 1. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Zinn Brings AMELIE from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Zinn, who acted as both scenic and costume designer for Broadway's playful, imaginative, Amelie. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and 'Back to the Wild' by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation, INTO THE WILD is written by Janet Allard (Book and Lyrics) and Niko Tsakalakos (Music and Lyrics).  It is directed by Mia Walker, music directed by Tyler Driskill, with orchestrations by Brian Usifer, vocal arrangements by Angelique Mouyis, and stars Conor Ryan as Christopher McCandless. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman and More to Lead THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos of Encore Musical Theatre's INTO THE WILD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and 'Back to the Wild' by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation, INTO THE WILD is written by Janet Allard (Book and Lyrics) and Niko Tsakalakos (Music and Lyrics). It is directed by Mia Walker, music directed by Tyler Driskill, with orchestrations by Brian Usifer, vocal arrangements by Angelique Mouyis, and stars Conor Ryan as Christopher McCandless. (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Perform at Club 11 London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino are thrilled to bring star of the worldwide hit series Glee and Broadway's Matthew Morrison to London for three intimate concerts at 8pm and 11pm on Tuesday 16th and 11pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017. (more...)

freeFall Theatre Brings Judy Garland to the Stage in Quilter's END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

freeFall Theatre continues their season of plays and musicals inspired by true stories with Peter Quilter's END OF THE RAINBOW opening April 29 and running through May 28. Tickets are already selling quickly for this exciting production that triumphed in London's West End in 2010/2011 and on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Tony Winner Cady Huffman Joins NICK AND NORA Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's now proudly announces that the show's original stars will be joined by special guest Cady Huffman (Tony Award-winner, The Producers, The Nance, Will Rogers' Follies) as Tracy Gardner. Huffman will step into the role originated by Christine Baranski. Also joining the ensemble is Carly Sakolove (Newsical, Mammia Mia! National Tour), who will step into the role of Lorraine Bixby, originated by Faith Prince. (more...)

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