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Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

UNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Premiere of playwright Matty Selman's "Uncle Philip's Coat" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Directed by Elizabeth Margoliusand starring Gene Weygandt (best known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in "Wicked" in Chicago and on Broadway), "Uncle Philip's Coat" follows Matty on his humorous and heartfelt journey of personal discovery, sparked by his inheritance of a tattered coat from his eccentric Russian-Jewish immigrant uncle Philip.  (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Presents New Productions of COX AND BOX and TRIAL BY JURY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players,  America's Preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory company, launches its new and exciting 2016-17 Season with two new jewel-box productions of Cox and Box along with Trial by Jury! The 42nd season will kick-off on Saturday, October 29th at Off-Broadway's intimate Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (10 West 64th Street) with a premiere double bill of Mr. Sullivan's first successful comic opera Cox and Box (libretto by F. C. Burnand) and NYGASP's “Wand'ring Minstrels” quintet performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved legal parody Trial by Jury. The strictly limited engagement will play October 29th (2PM & 7:30PM) & 30th (3PM). (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Reveals Concepts for Reimagined THE MIKADO; Kelvin Moon Loh Joins Creative Team!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, has revealed production concepts for its new mounting of the time-honored classic, The Mikado. (more...)

Photo Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opens at The Armory on Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Armory debuts its new Northwest Stories series with Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths, a play inspired by the life of civil rights hero Gordon Hirabayashi, a Seattle native who was posthumously awarded the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hold These Truths opens in the Ellyn Bye Studio on October 7, with previews beginning October 1 and performances running through November 13. Hold These Truths will be directed by Jessica Kubzansky, who directed the world premiere at East West Players in Los Angeles. Actor Ryun Yu, who originated the role of Hirabayashi at East West Players, will once again play the role in Portland. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends HAND TO GOD Again Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the second extension of its critically-acclaimed production of Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to overwhelming ticket demand. Hand To God now runs through October 30, 2016, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Stage Rights Signs Sub-Publisher, Expands Rights to Australia and New Zealand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Steele Spring Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes franchise, has signed David Spicer Productions (DSP) as sub-publisher. Based in New South Wales, DSP will handle theatrical licensing for most Stage Rights titles in the Australian and New Zealand territory. "This is an amazing opportunity for our playwrights," said Stage Rights President Roger Bean. "This new partnership will allow us to reach more effectively into the untapped market in Australia and highlight our growing collection of plays and musicals to thousands of new theaters and producers." (more...)

FitzandStartz Productions, in Association with Opera Ithaca, Presents THE ADVENTURE IN APARTMENT G#
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company's stage fills with music with The Adventure in Apartment G#, playing at 1pm & 3pm on Saturdays October 29 and November 5. (more...)

Gene Weygandt Will Star in UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its popular Solo Celebration! series with the Chicago premiere of UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT, Matty Selman's hilarious and heartbreaking show about a Jewish man's search for his place in his family's history, starring veteran Broadway and Chicago actor and three-time Jeff Award-winner Gene Weygandt. (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, on November 10 and 11 in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Host Free Public Forum THE MIKADO IN THE 21st Century 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As part of its preparation for the upcoming new production of 'The Mikado,' New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will host a public forum entitled 'The Mikado in the 21st Century' on Thursday, November 3rd (6PM) on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa,  a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia and Gilbert & Sullivan expert and performer, the forum will continue a dialogue between the Asian-American theatrical community, the NYGASP staff & creative team, and members of the Gilbert & Sullivan audience at large. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including awareness of orientalism in contemporary culture, the importance of diversity in casting, and the need for change in performance practice of The Mikado specifically. The panel will raise questions of how a repertory company can approach new ways of presenting a classic work while maintaining the work's artistic integrity as well as sharing the steps NYGASP is taking in the creation process for their new production of The Mikado opening December 28th and playing through January 8th at the Kaye Playhouse.  (more...)

The Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Partnership with The Hypocrites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino is thrilled to announce a new partnership between The Chicago Inclusion Project, a collective dedicated to championing inclusion and diversity in Chicago theater, and The Hypocrites, the off-loop theater company known for mounting bold productions that challenge preconceptions, re-interpreting classics and tackling ambitious new works.  (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Present ON THE VERGE OR THE GEOGRAPHY OF YEARNING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, continues its 24th Season with the whimsical play, On The Verge Or The Geography of Yearning, by Eric Overmeyer at theTheatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. This production has limited run dates for three weeks only from November 3rd  through the 20th  of 2016, with performances Wednesdays through Sundays.  Acclaimed Atlanta actor and director Carolyn Cook (Artistic Director of Theatre du Reve and Artistic Associate at the former Georgia Shakespeare) directs the production. Sponsor for this comedic safari through time is longtime GET corporate partner, Northside Hospital. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Louisville presents 'Hail Poetry! An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan Favorites.' This one-night-only event will take place at LetterSong Gallery and Studio, 1501 Story Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rebecca & John Pillsbury of THE SORCERER at Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company
by Cary Ginell - Oct 13, 2016

For years I have been saying that the best kept secret in Ventura County theater is the Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company. Celebrating its 10th season this year, the VCGSRC is currently going through its second cycle of the eleven operettas in the canon produced by the venerable English composing team of lyricist/librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. Its production of The Sorcerer, now playing at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, was the first complete G&S opera, first performed in 1877. It's a marvelous production for the Halloween season, beautifully sung and acted, with a typically witty G&S story, albeit with a serious undercurrent. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


Something Is Beginning! RAGTIME to Open in London Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

It was the music of something beginning... Ragtime, the landmark Broadway musical, will play the Charing Cross Theatre (The Arches, Villiers Street), in London's West End, beginning October 8th and run through December 10th in a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is set for October 17th. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company Dials Up Thriller DIAL M FOR MURDER at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

North Bay Company (NBSC), kicks off its 2016-17 season with Frederick Knott's murder mystery masterpiece, Dial 'M' for Murder. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home in the East Auditorium at LBC, running Oct 21-Nov 6, 2016. John Faulkner directs the production, Dial 'M' for Murder and is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Cast includes: Michael Walraven, Jesse Bell, Tom McIntyre, Paul Menconi, and Jeffrey Schmidt. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Parody Posters for freeFall's PIRATES OF PENZANCE (in Space!)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

freeFall once again brings Gilbert and Sullivan to Tampa Bay audiences with a hilarious new adaptation of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE opening August 6 and running through September 4. Penzance: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Pirate ship Tarantula. BroadwayWorld has a look at two parody posters for the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Gilbert and Sullivan's PRINCESS IDA - Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Jul 27, 2016

'Gilbert and Sullivan?', you might say. 'Who are they? What are their last names? Are they some kind of alternative rock band, or perhaps a rap duo?' (more...)

Lamplighters Music Theatre to Present Gilbert & Sullivan's THE MIKADO this August
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 20, 2016

Lamplighters Music Theatre will present Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece The Mikado in theatres throughout the Bay Area this summer. This new production has been moved from the traditional setting of a fictitious Japanese village to that of a bustling little town in Renaissance Italy, the world of Michelangelo, Leonardo and Botticelli, and the home of rapid cultural exchange, scientific advancement and artistic creativity. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

freeFall Theatre Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (in space)!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

 freeFall once again brings Gilbert and Sullivan to Tampa Bay audiences with a hilarious new adaptation of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE openingAugust 6 and running through September 4. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company to Stage THE MIKADO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Running July 22nd through Aug 7th: 'The Mikado is absolutely timeless,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for North Bay Stage Company, resident theater company of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (more...)

The Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. (more...)

MTAP Incubator Reading of ME, MYSELF AND OTHERS Set for August 29th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator proudly unveils Me, Myself and Others - a musical work-in-development by Eva Rainforth. This one night only stage reading features Eva Rainforth, Beth Bush and Zanna Fredland. Me, Myself and Others will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:00pm at 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...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.  (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO Begins Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The eagerly awaited professional European premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, which opened on Broadway in 1947, and was their third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel, begins tonight, August 5, at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Preview: IN THE HEIGHTS at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 4, 2016

Last week we spoke with Fearless Shakespeare director Joseph Fuqua, dramaturg Jonathan Drahos, and Musical Theatre Intensive director Brian McDonald about their production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Today we continue our interview with Brian and Joseph about the forthcoming production of In the Heights, which opens this Sunday, August 5 at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee to Star in TIGER STYLE! at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its production of Tiger Style!, by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running September 6 - October 2 (press opening: Wed, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Ilan Galkoff Joins BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Revamped MIKADO Set for NYGASP's 2016-17 Season After Previous Protests; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, announces its new and exciting 2016-17 Season featuring a brand new, fully staged production of The Mikado, two new jewel-box productions of Cox and Box along with Trial by Jury and, rounding out the repertory, the audience favorite Patience. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Casting Set for The Hypocrites' CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced casting for its second production of its 20th Anniversary season, the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2016
by - Aug 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence Itself
by Harmony Wheeler - Aug 16, 2016

There has been plenty of talk about the "lack of sensitivity" in Gilbert and Sullivan's British farce, "The Mikado," set in a Japan most often comprised of a white ensemble. But - as ready as this critic may be to defend the "great and virtuous man" - this review must sing the praises of a "new," albeit familiar Mikado, or rather, Ducato. Lamplighters Music Theatre has reset the operetta to Tiramisu, Milan, and what an excellent production it is. The music and story are as enjoyable as ever, but half the fun comes from discovery of reinvented names and slight references to the original.  Not to mention Ellen Brook's fresh direction of a show that Lamplights has produced - with equal excellence - multiple times.  (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Cooperstown Festival Continues with Bach & Sons Concert on 8/19, and Lute Concert on 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

Works by Bach, Bach and Bach are on the program for the next Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concert on Friday, August 19 at Christ Church in Cooperstown. The "Bach & Sons" concert features arias, cantatas, and sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and two of his four composer sons:  Wilhelm Friedemann (WF)  and Carl Phillip Emmanuel (CPE). (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

BWW Review: Pennybags and Henny Penny: Financially Farcical CRASH AND BURN at Theatrical Mining Company
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Aug 1, 2016

Such dramatic suspense as exists in Crash and Burn hangs on the question whether it is possible Financier Milty has outsmarted himself (perhaps out-stupided himself might be a better phrase) by retaining two such paragons of dimness, greed, and vanity as Lawyers Crash and Burn to represent him: Might they fail at failure? (more...)

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