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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...)

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...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE ODD COUPLE, and More Head Up Rivertown Theaters 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts announced a diverse lineup of productions for the 2017-2018 season tonight at their annual party and fundraiser showcasing musical performances from next season's shows. (more...)

BLIZZARD '67 Extends Into March at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER now runs through March 4, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn.   (more...)

Beit Lessin Theatre Presents THE ODD COUPLE ¬Ė The Female Version
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Florence, the neurotic and neat freak, who recently separated from her husband, moves in with her messy and dissolute friend Olive. What began as an attempt to help one another quickly turns out to be an impossible reunion and a recipe for many strifes and fights which would fit a married couple. When the two try to maintain their failing partnership their two Spanish neighbors enter the picture. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK 1/30 - 2/3 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK 1/30 - 2/3, airing on CBS (more...)

The Walnut Street Theatre Begins the New Year with Loads of Laughs in Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play begins previews on January 17th, opens on January 25th and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Last of the Red Hot Lovers will begin performances the in the Independence Studio on 3 on January 10th. (more...)

The Peoples Improv Theater presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps, Feb 15-March 30, 2017, at the PIT Loft. This solo character show, written and performed by Eli James, is a decade-by-decade journey through the parade of unsung deplorables who inhabit the history of rock 'n' roll. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dalton Allison - An Interview with Sophie Verhalen
by Guest Blogger: Dalton Allison - Jan 25, 2017

As Assistant Director of The Fantastic Mr. Fox, I have gotten to know several of the young performers that are participating in the production. I sat down with Sophie Verhalen, who plays Mr. Fox. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Goes Under the Big Top with ANNIE GET YOUR GUN!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is excited to continue its record breaking season with Irving Berlin's classic musical comedy, Annie Get Your Gun.   Prepare to be dazzled as Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show returns to the Fulton Theatre after 100 years and the theatre is transformed into a big top, surrounding the audience with all the action.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play is currently in previews before a January 25th opening and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory's Quirky Play THE ROOMMATE Shakes Things Up
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 20, 2017

Quirky and surprisingly unexpected, playwright Jen Silverman explores a delightfully fresh and edgy new take on the formulaic 'opposite personalities that live together' paradigm in the new dark comedy THE ROOMMATE, now continuing its West Coast premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory through January 22 in Costa Mesa. Consistently winsome and, at times, touchingly relatable, the play unveils two very complex, rather dysfunctional individuals you still ultimately want to root for and watch blossom into better people as we watch them long to transform their lives. (more...)

Scoop: THE ODD COUPLE on CBS - Monday, January 30, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on The Odd Couple, airing on CBS on Monday, January 30, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE Leads Off the Next 50 Years at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 15, 2017

Nashville's historic and iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - now led by Norma Luther, the gracious and charming new owner - launches its second half century on the venerated chow and bow circuit with a sparkling new revival of Neil Simon's equally historic and iconic The Odd Couple, now onstage through February 12. Directed by longtime artistic director and the doyenne of Music City theater, Martha Wilkinson, this iteration of Simon's hilarious play about two mismatched friends who attempt to navigate the waters of post-divorce life together is performed by a stellar cast of local actors who breathe new life into their characters and somehow manage to give audiences a fresh perspective on the enduring comedy. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in 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...)

Onstage at the Barn 50: Memories from the First Half-Century with Michael Edwards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 13, 2017

In recognition of The Barn's 45 years of bringing the magic of live theater to the stage, we continue our special series of Onstage at The Barn: Memories from The First 45 Years, with actor Michael Edwards, who made his debut at The Barn in the 1970, continuing to work there until 1990. For many people from that era, Mike Edwards was-and still is, in so many ways-the face of Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, the actor most recognizable for the long list of roles he played there. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK 1/16 - 1/20 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK 1/16 - 1/20, airing on CBS (more...)

MY WAY Musical Revue to Bring Sinatra to Theatre at the Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 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. It begins previews Feb. 9 and opens Feb. 12 for a run that continues through March 19. (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

George Bettinger & The Mom & Pop Shop Present HEBREW SCHOOL DROPOUT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

GEORGER BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HEBREW SCHOOL DROPOUT,  a solo comedy written & performed by fellow Friar, 3-time Emmy-winning comedian DAVE KONIG, at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Monday, January 16th from 8-10pm. (more...)

Scoop: THE ODD COUPLE on CBS - Monday, January 30, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on The Odd Couple, airing on CBS on Monday, January 30, 2017! (more...)

Penelope Youngleson's SILLAGE to Play Alexander Upstairs This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The drama SILLAGE, directed, written and designed by Penelope Youngleson and performed by Rebecca Makin-Taylor and Michele Belknap, will be presented by Rust Co-Operative at Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 20-25 February 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 3rd, 2017 - BEARDO, 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Craig & Malloy's BEARDO starts tonight Off-Broadway, and the Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen-choreographed 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' benefit production hits Royal Family this weekend! (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...)

Full Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre announces the complete cast of its upcoming production of Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron's (Fun Home) funny and brilliant play Well, set to star beloved Seattle talents Barbara Dirickson and Sarah Rudinoff. Well is dark comedy at its finest and is being directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham. (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...)

Brain Meets Brawn in SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the East Coast premiere of SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT, written by Gino DiIorio and directed by Leah S. Abrams. (more...)

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