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THE MOUNTAINTOP to Launch People's Light's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On the eve of a day that would forever change America, an irreverent and mysterious maid visits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and inspires the civil rights leader to reexamine his strongest beliefs and dearest hopes. In the Olivier Award-winning drama The Mountaintop, playing on the Steinbright Stage at People's Light from September 28-October 30, 2016, playwright Katori Hall guides us to the summit of MLK's historic life to offer a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. (more...)

Reimagined Version of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT Begins October 4 at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

A freshly inventive and intimate take on the classic Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" will be staged by Westport Country Playhouse,October 4 - 30, featuring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. (more...)

People's Light Presents Olivier Award-Winning THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On the eve of a day that would forever change America, an irreverent and mysterious maid visits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and inspires the civil rights leader to reexamine his strongest beliefs and dearest hopes. (more...)

People's Light Presents Olivier Award-Winning THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On the eve of a day that would forever change America, an irreverent and mysterious maid visits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and inspires the civil rights leader to reexamine his strongest beliefs and dearest hopes. (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP to Launch People's Light's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On the eve of a day that would forever change America, an irreverent and mysterious maid visits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and inspires the civil rights leader to reexamine his strongest beliefs and dearest hopes. In the Olivier Award-winning drama The Mountaintop, playing on the Steinbright Stage at People's Light from September 28-October 30, 2016, playwright Katori Hall guides us to the summit of MLK's historic life to offer a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

The New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-Op Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 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...)

Breaking: Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY! Announces Cast, Creative and Design Teams!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced the much anticipated Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017.  Tickets go on sale, via Telecharge.com, tomorrow, Saturday, September 17, at 10:00 A.M. (EST). (more...)

HELLO DOLLY! Bette Midler Announces Tickets for Broadway Revival On Sale 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Well Hello Dolly! Yesterday, Bette Midler took to Twitter to announce that tickets for the upcoming Broadway revival of Hello Dolly! will go on sale this Saturday, September 17 at 10 AM ET. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents DEMO: HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Following the success of last season's new DEMO series, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in a performance on October 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate their heroes and artistic inspirations. The cast of Heroes features soprano Jacqueline Bolier, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, Broadway and New York City Ballet star Robert Fairchild, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, acclaimed ballerina Carla Korbes, visual art curator, author, and historian Sarah Lewis, Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck (last seen as part of DEMO: Place), the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker. (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre presents BREATHING CORPSES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season on Wednesday, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

Writers Theatre Continues 25th Anniversary Season with EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with East Texas Hot Links, written by Eugene Lee and directed by Ron OJ Parson. The show runs October 19, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

HELLO DOLLY's Bette Midler on 'Hocus Pocus': 'I Can't Understand Why There's Not a Sequel'
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

In a new interview with Billboard, star of stage and screen Bette Midler discusses taking on the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

Cast Announced for 39th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

With new stage magic and Chicago favorites, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol takes the stage in its 39th year. Returning for his fourth year, Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens' tale of hope and redemption. (more...)

Foothill Theatre Arts Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winning American classic OUR TOWN  by Thornton Wilder comes to life in a vibrant new production directed by Bruce McLeod for Foothill Theatre Arts.  Proclaimed 'One of the finest achievements of the current stage. (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre presents BREATHING CORPSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

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OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 20, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that, beginning Tuesday, June 13, two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances of the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler.  (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Glasgow Opera Club to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Glasgow Light Opera Club (GLOC) is proud to present its production of the much-loved Fiddler on the Roof at the King's Theatre from Tuesday 1-Saturday 5 November. (more...)

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

David Hyde Pierce talked with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Matt Bomer about his current Off-Broadway project, A LIFE, at Playwrights Horizons and his starring role in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY opposite, Bette Midler. (more...)

Breaking News: Full Cast Announced for Bette Midler-Led HELLO, DOLLY! on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced that, with the addition to the company of Beanie Feldstein, in the role of 'Minnie Fay,' principal casting is now complete for the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winnerWarren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season today, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)

City Circle Acting Company Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 12/9- 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the musical, Fiddler on the Roof December 9-18 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are December 9,10,16,17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

New York Times Turns Down Political HELLO, DOLLY! Ad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Hello, Dolly! taught us long ago that it takes a woman to bring us the sweet things in life, but that's not a message that the New York Times is willing to put into the world this November. According to Politico, the newspaper rejected an ad from the Broadway musical for a special 'For President' section. The ad read: 'IT TAKES A WOMAN,' and included comparatively small text listing the show's opening date and website. (more...)

Musicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 32nd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 10 with a visit from irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's classic 'Hello, Dolly!' playing through June 25. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars today through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, June 16 and 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE MATCHMAKER at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, The Matchmaker. The production will open on July 22 and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/19/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

Megan McGinnis-Led SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Independent Theatre Presents THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Having started the year with a hugely successful production of that most famous of plays - Hamlet, Independent Theatre is now turning its sights on one of the American theatre's best-loved comedies - Thornton Wilder's 1954 Edinburgh Festival hit - The Matchmaker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE MATCHMAKER at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, The Matchmaker. The production will open on July 22 and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MATCHMAKER Opens Tonight with MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, The Matchmaker. The production will open tonight, July 22, and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Megan McGinnis Stars in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, which opened Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 14, 2016. Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Hayley Rice and produced by David Rice, author ofThe Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents IT WAS A VERY GOOD YULE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre celebrates the holidays by renewing a cabaret tradition, It Was a Very Good Yule, opening Dec. 8, 2016 in Club Moo (the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre). (more...)

BLOC Productions Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Rehearsals are once again well underway for Bristol's own multi award-winning production company, BLOC Productions, as they get ready to perform the inspiring musical Fiddler on the Roof at The Bristol Hippodrome this October. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MATCHMAKER Is A Laughter-Filled Night Out
by Barry Lenny - Aug 8, 2016

Horace Vandergelder gets more than he bargained for when Dolly Levi finds him a wife. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Wonderfully Special Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Chris Gibson - Aug 4, 2016

Set during a period of great turmoil just prior to the Russian revolution (1905), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a joyous celebration of life in times of uncertainty. Most versions I've seen have been scaled down considerably, focusing on the more intimate scenes. That's certainly not the case here. The MUNY's spectacular production gives us the full breadth and scope of Joseph Stein, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock's thoughtful and heart warming take on themes of family and tradition. Anchored by a particularly strong cast and top notch staging this, is quite simply, perfection! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

East Village Bea Arthur Residence For Homeless LGBT Set To Open in 2017
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

In her hit television series 'Maude' Bea Arthur played a tough-as-nails liberal with a soft spot for helping those less fortunate, a portrayal that wasn't far off from what she really was. (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler On Gender Relations, Planting Trees and The Challenge of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

The last time Bette Midler graced a Broadway stage, she was the sole cast member of John Logan's I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents First Show of 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 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...)

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