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Arizona Broadway Theatre proudly adds another classic

play to its production roster. The Odd Couple, the Tony

Award-winning masterpiece by Neil Simon, had its debut

in 1965. Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak news writer

Ė having been thrown out by his wife Ė moves in with

his friend Oscar Madison, a messy sportswriter. The

Broadway play ran for nearly 1,000 performances and

inspired not only a successful film, but also the TV series

starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.


Amanda, Laura, Tom & Jim- Meet the Cast of Broadway's Newest THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The revival of The Glass Menagerie opens tonight, March 9, at the Belasco Theatre, with a cast of some Broadway vets as well as a fresh face. Get to know the company before they take their opening night bows. (more...)

Leddy Center to Present Favorite Sparring Pair in THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Odd Couple is the story of two mismatched friends, Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Felix, played by John Seymour of Brentwood, NH, is a neat and tidy health nut, a photojournalist for CBS, and a connoisseur of classical music. Because of this, his wife divorced Felix and threw him out of his apartment for good. Desperately in the need of a place to live, he moves in with his longtime childhood friend, Oscar Madison, played by John Deceareau, of Concord, NH, a sports journalist for the New York Times. He soon realizes that Oscar is the exact opposite of him: sloppy, messy, and junk food addict. Felix's cleaning, extreme hygeine habits and healthiness annoys Oscar while Oscar's crazy world of living like a pig upsets Felix. But through it all they'll learn that love, trust, and friendship are more important than living in different worlds.  (more...)

NTC Stages the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth Musical COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Novato Theater Company continues its successful 2016- 2017 season with the musical comedy, Company, with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  The show was originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.  The NTC production is directed by Patrick Nims, with musical direction by Andrew Klein and choreography by Kate Kenyon.  It is produced by Vicki Martinez.  Company runs March 24-April 16at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. "We are delighted to be bringing our subscribers and audiences this world premiere musical based on the life of one of country's most iconic characters, Roger Miller," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Bringing Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy, a brand-new show based on the bestselling book series of prank letters and their responses from Ted L. Nancy (aka Barry Marder), will debut in June at the Geffen Playhouse as part of the theater's Spotlight Entertainment Series. The show is produced by Jerry Seinfeld, and written by Nancy, who will star alongside Beth Kennedy and Sam Kwasman. Pierre Balloon will direct. (more...)

How Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

GEORGE BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HOW SWEET IT IS! A JACKIE GLEASON TOAST, starring Friars Club comedian BOB GREENBERG & singer JIMMIE BUSH, Jr. at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Thursday April 27th from 8-10pm. Fellow Friars, Bob & George have been friends for years & have worked together on many occasions. (more...)

ACE Productions' END OF THE RAINBOW to Bring Judy Garland's Final Comeback to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

ACE Productions presents the Canadian premiere of End of the Rainbow. This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you'd rather be. This show promises to be one of them. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

The Vagabond Players Presents THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????The Vagabond Players presents The Odd Couple, an all-time favorite Neil Simon comedy, opening April 7 and running through May 7. (more...)

Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS to Play Theater J This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Starting in the 1950's everyone knew that Neil Simon could write hilarious jokes and craft entertaining comedies. But in 1983, when Brighton Beach Memoirs premiered on Broadway, it became abundantly clear that Simon's heart is as robust as his funny bone. The first of his "Eugene trilogy" of semi-autobiographical plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs runs at Theater J from April 5-May 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Relive the Past Performances of the Cast of THE PRICE
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 18, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. In anticipation of opening night, get to know more about the cast! (more...)

Groundbreaking Drama MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Coming to Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The critically acclaimed New York production, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, comes to San Francisco's Magic Theatre for a limited run. (more...)

BWW Review: Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Checks The Cost of Life Decisions
by Michael Dale - Mar 17, 2017

By the time Arthur Miller's THE PRICE hit town in 1968, the playwright had already established himself during the 1940s and 50s as one of America's greatest dramatists with classics such as ALL MY SONS, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, THE CRUCIBLE and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. (more...)

MONSTER TRUCKS Comes to Blu-ray April 11th & Digital HD 3/28
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Get ready for ¬ďbig, big fun¬Ē (Max Evry, Coming Soon) when the ¬ďperfect family film¬Ē (Mike Reyes, Cinemablend) MONSTER TRUCKS revs up on Blu-ray Combo Pack April 11, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Get in the driver's seat two weeks early with the Digital HD release on March 28. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More Highlight Garden Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Garden Theatre, located at 160 West Plant Street in historic Winter Garden, is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 Theatre Season, running from September 2017 - May 2018. (more...)

John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Plays The Red House Arts Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Red House Arts Center continues its 2017 season with Six Degrees of Separation, by award-winning playwright John Guare which runs now through March 18th. Diamonds and denim clash in this fast-paced and wildly clever play inspired by true events. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Announces Dazzling 2017-18 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Aurora Theatre is opening the curtain to unveil its 2017-2018 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series! Georgia's second largest professional theater will once again bring Broadway-caliber productions of unsurpassed talent and theatrics to the Lawrenceville's charming downtown square. This season's diverse line-up features THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, ABIGAIL/1702, MAYTAG VIRGIN,RIPCORD and the highly anticipated return of the celebrated holiday classic CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2017. One additional show, a blockbuster musical slated for a Spring 2018 production, is an audience favorite and will be announced over the summer. Led by co-founders Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence, the upcoming season offers something for theatergoers of all ages with a main stage mix of musicals, comedies and dramas!  (more...)

Lori Fischer's GREENER PASTURES Debuts at Cumberland County Playhouse 3/10
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 28, 2017

The world premiere production of the latest comedy from Lori Fischer - Greener Pastures - opens in Crossville at Cumberland County Playhouse on Friday, March 10, running through April 21. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE, THE FEMALE VERSION, Returns to Beit Lessin Theatre
by Ronit Suzan - Feb 26, 2017

It has been 26 years since Beit Lessin Theatre last presented the female version of the comedy The Odd Couple, one of Neil Simon's most famous plays, and just like every other classic it doesn't matter how times have since changed- this timeless play is still as funny and great as it has always been. (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick Cast in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning stage actor Matthew Broderick has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

Cosplayers Put Their Skils to the Test in SYFY's Newest Competition Series COSPLAY MELEE
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The world's most innovative cosplayers go head to head each week in Syfy's new transformation competition series¬†COSPLAY MELEE¬†¬Ė an epic showdown of creativity, eye popping costumes and one of a kind characters. Premiering on¬†Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described ¬ďsuper fan girl¬Ē Yvette Nicole Brown (¬ďThe New Edition Story,¬Ē ¬ďCommunity¬Ē) and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content (¬ďLip Sync Battle¬Ē). ¬† (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE Opens Leddy's 43rd Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Director Elaine Gatchell has chosen one of Neil Simon's funniest and most famous shows to open their 43rd Season at Leddy Center in Epping. The Odd Couple tells the story of two mismatched friends, Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Felix, played by John Seymour of Brentwood, NH, is a neat and tidy health nut, a writer for CBS, and a connoisseur of classical music. Because of this, his wife divorced Felix and threw him out of his apartment for good. (more...)

Photo Flash: MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA Opens at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, a musical revue at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster, relives the legendary career of Frank Sinatra as four actors share more than 50 of his beloved hits that span the breadth of his career from the 1950s to the 1990s. The show opened Sunday, February 12, to a packed house for a run that continues through March 19. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Comedy Duo Satirize Path to Stardom in HOW TO GET FEATURED ON DEADLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Acting/writing duo Jacquelyn Zook and Artie O'Daly are set to release How to Get Featured on Deadline, a six-episode sketch series based on their popular internet short of the same name. The series satirizes the manufacturing of a star, as a fame-hungry actress convinces a Deadline editor to write articles about her self-made rise to fame. New episodes are produced by Cap Gun TV (Teachers) and directed by Alex Fendrich (Second City, Bobby & Iza - NBC Playground). Episodes will release weekly on Thursdays via the show's website, with first new episode live Thursday, April 13. Pilot episode is live now at: https://youtu.be/i32TqyoXDZs (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...)

IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT, Starring Sophie Melville, Set for 'Brits Off Broadway' Series at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome the critically acclaimed IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT at the 2017 Brits Off Broadway festival. (more...)

Julie Taymor Among New 'Disney Legends' to Be Honored During D23 Expo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor, and other remarkable contributors to the Disney legacy will be honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2017. (more...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre to Stage Comedy MOON OVER THE BREWERY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Moon Over the Brewery, a comedy, by Bruce Graham, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from April 7 through 23. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Opens This Friday at Vagabond Players
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Vagabond Players presents The Odd Couple, an all-time favorite Neil Simon comedy, opening April 7 and running through May 7. (more...)

Bare Bones Northport Presents the Long Island Premiere of RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Bare Bones Theater Co. presents the Long Island premiere of Ripcord, a comedy by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, for a ten-performance run over three weekends, from April 27 to May 13 at the Bare Bones Theater, 57 Main St., Northport.  (more...)

Broadway Palm Announces 25th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions (TBA), and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!
by Guest Blogger: Marissa Emerson - Apr 27, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25th the Greater Philadelphia Cappies released their list of Award Nominees for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Enters Final Weeks at Vagabond Players
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The sidesplitting production of The Odd Couple  at Vagabond Players runs just two more weeks, closing on May 7th. This Neil Simon comic gem is a complete crowd pleaser. When neurotic neat-freak Felix Ungar moves into sarcastic and sloppy Oscar Madison's shambles of an apartment, their clash of temperaments ignites an evening of unceasing hilarity.  Tickets are going fast--Sunday, April 30, is virtually sold out. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Debuts at CCP This Friday Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Cumberland County Playhouse will present Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning musical that electrified Broadway, on the Mainstage in Crossville, running April 28-June 9. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 24, 2017

Today's subjects, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, are most commonly associated with one particular Broadway show ¬Ė Rent. This Friday night, April 28th, you can see them join forces once again at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, and it promises to be a really good time. It may also introduce you other aspects of their theatre lives since that groundbreaking 1990s musical. (more...)

Bergen County Players to present Neil Simon's CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Neil Simon returns to Oradell as the Bergen County Players close the mainstage portion of their 2016-2017 season with his semi-autobiographical comedy, the Tony Award-nominated "Chapter Two". (more...)

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

All-Star Cast of Celebrities Set for Season Two of ABC's THE $100,000 PYRAMID
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The iconic Pyramid is back when it returns SUNDAY, JUNE 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (more...)

Theater J Extends Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Reacting to enthusiastic critical and audience response, Theater J is extending the run of its current production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs by one week, to May 14.   (more...)

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE Entertains at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Apr 17, 2017

The Central New York Playhouse or 'The Theatre in the mall' usually delivers great comedic shows and their present production of Neil Simon's hit comedy of The Odd Couple is no exception. Under the impressive direction of Heather J. Roach, the strong leads put on an entertaining show with a lot of laughs and a range of emotions. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: CRAZY ALL THESE YEARS' Adcock, McCain, Richmond & Whitmore
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 13, 2017

Opening tonight at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater is multi-hyphenate Jeff Swafford's (he's a playwright-producer-filmmaker-director, among other things) play Crazy All These Years, which stars a cast of Nashville's best-known actors, including Jennifer Richmond, Michael Adock, Cinda McCain and Daniel Hackman. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE at Vagabond Theatre is Full of Wit and Snark
by Kristen Price - Apr 12, 2017

The Odd Couple at the Vagabond Theatre, from start to finish was a pretty perfect production full of misfits and lovable rogues. Felix played by Eric C. Stein and Oscar played by Larry Malkus were standouts, which is good since the entire show rests solely - and comfortably - on their shoulders. Throughout the production, I felt these 2 actors looked so much like and spoke so much like the Oscar and Felix I had imagined when I read the play a few years ago. Each actor was hilarious and completely committed to their own ridiculousness. They even managed to make it look as though they had lived in that New York apartment with 8 rooms their entire adult lives. (more...)

Mario Lopez, Sheryl Underwood to Host 44th Annual DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Announced today on the CBS Daytime program, The Talk, Mario Lopez, host and star of the Emmy-award winning syndicated entertainment news show, Extra, and Sheryl Underwood, one of the hosts of the Emmy-award winning, CBS Daytime program, The Talk, have been named as hosts of the 44th Annual DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (more...)

BWW Review: Coming of Age with Heart and Humor in BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Theater J
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 11, 2017

Featuring a cast of seasoned veteran actors working beside some of the DC-area's most gifted young performers, Theater J offers a sublime take on Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical look at growing up poor and horny in Depression era Brooklyn. Through the lens of nostalgia, Simon's 34 year-old play is like a valentine to a hard-scrabble upbringing sprinkled with humor, rather than the laugh riot of The Odd Couple or the later RUMORS. (more...)

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