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Based on the film "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard.

Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist of ?Guys and Dolls,? scored his greatest artistic triumph with this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story about a middle-aged vintner, Tony, whose mail-order marriage proposal is accepted under the girl?s mistaken assumption a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband.BRBRHer hurt and humiliation when she learns the truth, as well as a terrible accident which nearly kills Tony as he hurries to meet her, almost ends the relationship before it begins, but a loving understanding blossoms between them during Tony?s long convalescence.


Heidi Blickenstaff, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jessica Molaskey Join Encores THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Casting is complete for the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014. (more...)

David Beach, James Judy, Lora Lee Gayer & More to Star in Goodspeed's Red Sox Edition of DAMN YANKEES; Cast Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the home run hit Damn Yankees. Goodspeed brings a unique New England flavor to its production, setting it in 1955 Boston and pitting the storied Yanks against the beloved Boston Red Sox. This ace musical comedy will run from April 11 - June 21 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Damn Yankees will be sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. David F. Frankel and Bank of America. (more...)

MTC MainStage to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 4/11-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Mike McGowan Replaces Jason Howard in Paper Mill's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific will be directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. Mike McGowan joins this enchanting cast as Emile de Becque replacing the previously announced Jason Howard. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Shuler Hensley & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The company met the press last week, but you can check out the first photos of the whole cast together below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The company met the press earlier today, and below you can check out interviews with the cast, plus a special performance preview! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - LADY DAY Brings Billie Holiday to Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 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: BEYOND THERAPY opens tonight, LADY DAY begins previews and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti Talks MOST HAPPY FELLA, Her Live Solo Album & More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2014

Tony winner Laura Benanti is soon set to return to the stage in the The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella- running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014. The production will star Benanti, alongside Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. In the video below, Benanti chats about preparing for the show, as well as releasing her live solo album- 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live At 54 BELOW.' Click below to check out the full interview! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 23
by - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 23, 2014. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Welcomes The Hartt School Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Tonight, March 20th, Broadway Sessions welcomes alums and the 2014 graduating class from The Hartt School and more. (more...)

Broadway Sessions to Welcome The Hartt School, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

2014 Lenya Competition Finalists Revealed; Judy Kaye, Rob Berman & James Robinson Will Judge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Fourteen exceptionally talented young singer-actors have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition. They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Rochester, New York. Broadway conductor and Encores! music director Rob Berman, 2-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Artistic Director James Robinson will judge. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Erin Mackey, Jason Howard, Loretta Ables Sayre & More to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's SOUTH PACIFIC; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific will be directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. (more...)

ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Will Return to New York City Center in Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

New York City Center's 2013-14 season continues with a lineup of dance, theater and music, featuring Tony Award-winning actors, world-class dance, and world premiere theater. (more...)

3-D's 2014 Musical Theatre Season Kicks Off with THE PRODUCERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

3-D's 2014 Musical Theatre Season Kicks Off with THE PRODUCERS tonight, January 31 - March 2, 2014 (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Karen Ziemba on Her Broadway Return in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 23, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, will begin preview performances on Tuesday, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The musical will feature Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba in the role of "Eden Brent". Ziemba was in attendance at last night's opening for Craving for Travel, and Richard Ridge chatted with the Broadway-bound star about her return the the stage, reuniting with Susan Stroman and more! Check out the exclusive interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Original Titanic Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT on January 16. The production, which is a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23rd. (more...)

TheaterWorks Presents FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Freud's Last Session will run today, January 17 through February 23, 2014 at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

Drew McVety, Tom Hewitt, Philip Hoffman and More Set for Westchester Broadway Theatre's TITANIC, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Original Titanic Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT tonight, January 16. The production, which is a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23rd. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops to Present VALENTINE ROMANCE, 2/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Valentine Romance on February 14-16, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor John Morris Russell, vocalist Lisa Vroman, and members of Danceworks Performance Company (more...)

3-D's 2014 Musical Theatre Season Kicks Off with THE PRODUCERS January 31 - March 2, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

3-D's 2014 Musical Theatre Season Kicks Off with THE PRODUCERS January 31 - March 2, 2014 (more...)

Tickets to Goodspeed's 2014 Season, Including World Premiere of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN, On Sale 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the three terrific musicals during the upcoming 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday offering great deals on three fantastic musicals that are sure to delight theatre-goers: the home-run hit Damn Yankees - The Red Sox Version; the vibrant Fiddler on the Roof; and the World Premiere production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Be among the first to purchase tickets for all three shows at Goodspeed Musicals - the first regional theatre in the nation to receive two Tony Awards. (more...)

Bravo! Vail Announces 2014 Season: NY Phil, Philadelphia Orchestra, & Dallas Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Bravo! Vail has announced its 27th Season, taking place from June 27th to August 2nd, 2014. Internationally acclaimed soloists will join the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. World-renowned chamber musicians join artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott for the Chamber Music Series and Silver Oak & Twomey Series. (more...)

Broadway's Philip Wm. McKinley to Direct THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Starlight this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Internationally known Director Philip Wm. McKinley will direct The Sound of Music at Starlight Theatre, July 25-31. McKinley previously directed Broadway's Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman, as well as the internationally acclaimed 'Mozart L'OPERA ROCK' which premiered last year in Tokyo, Japan. (more...)

OUR TOWN, BURIED CHILD, 'LADY DAY' and More Set for Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Palm Beach Dramaworks celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with a lineup of illustrious plays, beginning on October 10 with Thornton Wilder's Pultizer Prize-winning Our Town, and continuing with Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, the Christopher Hampton adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, and Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. All performances are at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 20, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller, opens tonight, February 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops Presents VALENTINE ROMANCE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Valentine Romance this weekend, February 14-16, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor John Morris Russell, vocalist Lisa Vroman, and members of Danceworks Performance Company (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/10- THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2014

Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman. (more...)

Trisha Rapier, Michael Scott & More Added to EASTER MYSTERIES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

It was announced today that Michael Scott (110 in the Shade, Follies), Trisha Rapier (Sister Act, The Boy From Oz), Chelsie Nectow, and Eileen Aurelia have joined the cast of Easter Mysteries. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 7, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella concluded its limited run last night, April 6. Starring Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann, The Most Happy Fella was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld was there for the closing night party and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Laura Benanti On THE MOST HAPPY FELLA & GYPSY Memories
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2014

In a revealing new interview, Laura Benanti shares her enthusiasm for participating in the new Encores! production of Frank Loesser's classic musical The Most Happy Fella as well as shares memories from her Tony Award-winning role in the most recent Broadway revival of GYPSY. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MOST HAPPY FELLA Is Sublimely Sung and Acted
by Michael Dale - Apr 6, 2014

Encores! serves up Frank Loesser's superb score with a 38 piece orchestra and an excellent cast. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014
by - Apr 6, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 4, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella opened earlier this week on April 2. The production stars Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The production will run until April 6th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 4, 2014 - KINKY BOOTS' One-Year, Shakespeare with Julie Taymor, REALISTIC JONESES Opening and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 4, 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: KINKY BOOTS celebrates one year on Broadway today, THE REALISTIC JONESES opens on Sunday and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella opened last night. The production stars Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey andKevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction byRob Berman. The Most Happy Fella will run until April 6th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway, GUYS AND DOLLS at Carnegie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 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: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Denzel Washington, opens tonight on Broadway, and GUYS AND DOLLS plays in concert with an all-star cast at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

Ali Ewoldt, Ken Robinson & More Set for EASTER MYSTERIES 2014 at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 4/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

It was announced today that Ken Robinson (Memphis, Baby It's You), Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables), and Mark Campbell (Mama Mia) will lead in Easter Mysteries. Joining them are J. B. Adams (Far From Heaven, Parade), Michael Andrako (Fiddler on the Roof), Eileen Aurelia, Stella Boonshoft, A. J. Cedeno, Sarah Charles, Alma Cuervo (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Caberet), Michael Deleget (Goodspeed's The Most Happy Fella), Jazmin Gorsline (My Fair Lady), Jessica Kahkoska, Laura Kaldis, Paul Louis Lessard, Michael Pesce, Spencer Plachy (Romeo and Juliet, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), A. J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles), Tony-nominee Walter Willison (Two by Two, Pippin). The performances are set for church of St. Paul and St. Andrew on April 11-12 at 8:00pm, and April 13 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Malcolm Gets Replaces Allan Corduner in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson & More in Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 2, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances beginning tonight, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA with Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances beginning tonight, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Encores! 'HAPPY FELLA' Begins Tonight, WICKED Tour Welcomes New Faces and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 2, 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! presentation of 'HAPPY FELLA' begins tonight, WICKED's Second National Tour adds new cast members, 'INISHMAAN' meets the press and more! (more...)

Broadway Designer Mark Adam Rampmeyer Becomes Head of Goodspeed's Costume Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that designer Mark Adam Rampmeyer has joined the organization as the Costume Rental Manager. Mr. Rampmeyer's career has spanned more than 30 years in professional theater and he is very excited to pursue this new career opportunity. In this new position Mark will be responsible for curating the collection of over 250,000 pieces which can be used in Goodspeed productions and rented to professional theatres and universities across the country. "This is a brand- new direction for my career and for Goodspeed's collection," he stated, "I look forward to the first time I get to hang the work of an emerging designer next to that of some of the theater world's greatest talents like Gregg Barnes, Willa Kim, William Ivey Long and so many others currently in this incredible collection." (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 4 - April 11
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 11, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a peek inside the closing night party for Encores! The Most Happy Fella!, a look at the IF/THEN and ALADDIN casts in the recording studio, and a first look at A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST! (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Perform at The Old Globe's 2014 Gala, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

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