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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Everyone will love this charming, upbeat musical adaptation of a literary classic. Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced heís an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardenerís apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and a reunion with his father.


East Lynne to Present RODGERS' ROMANCE, 6/15-7/23
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents the New Jersey premiere of "Rodgers' Romance" from June 15 - July 23. (more...)

Daisy Eagan, Max Crumm and More Debut New Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' on Fire Island, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

This Monday (Memorial Day) night, May 30th, Broadway Sessions begins its new weekly summer residency at the The Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island. The Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' will run every Monday through Labor Day at 9pm and features new Broadway guests each week. Kicking off the season are special guests Daisy Eagan, Max Crumm, Travis Kent and special guest musical director Kyle Branzel. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Casts of JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for WEST END LIVE 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

West End LIVE with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016. Celebrating its 12th year, the free musical extravaganza showcases the best of the West End. Attracting crowds of more than 500,000 people over the course of the weekend, West End LIVE with MasterCard is the largest event of its type in the world. (more...)

West End's Kids Week Announces Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative, returns for the whole of August 2016, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. (more...)

SIGNATURE PLAYS Gets One-Week Extension at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for Signature Plays, which revisits the work of three Legacy playwrights with Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of plays, all produced during their author's original Playwright-in-Residence season and presented together for the first time, celebrates Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Conclude Season with World Premiere of New Musical LOBSTER GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Stoneham Theatre closes its 16th Season with Lobster Girl, a World Premiere musical written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes with music and lyrics by Steven Barkhimer. Choreography is by IRNE and Elliot Norton Award-winner Ilyse Robbins. When Hank invites his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter, Cora, out for the day on his lobster boat off of Cape Ann, things go swimmingly until his assistant lets it slip that wedding bells will soon chime. That's when the seas start to get a bit choppy. Performances run from June 9 - 26, 2016. Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, The Secret Garden, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Tonic Theatre Honours Women in Theatre with TONIC CELEBRATES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event which is a new initiative for the company celebrating the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. For the first event on 22 June at Ambassadors Theatre, Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham, and playwright Jessica Swale. Tickets for the event start from just £5 (0207 395 5405/www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk). (more...)

SUMMER STAGES 2016: Philly and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Jun 6, 2016

The heat is on and so is the fun on stages in the Philadelphia and South Jersey Area. Come on out and enjoy and support the Arts in your Community! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 6, 2016

On Monday, June 6, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 15 in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING. She went on to originate the role of Natalie in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Daisy Eagan & More This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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. This Thursday night, June 9th, Broadway Sessions celebrates the Tony awards with Tony award winner Daisy Eagan, Heather Parcells, Olivia Phillip and more (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack
by Walter McBride - Jun 5, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next week, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Bright Star, Carmen Cusack, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 5
by Audition Roundup - Jun 5, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 5, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 5
by Audition Roundup - Jun 5, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 5, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Announces One-Week Extension for THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Arden Theatre Company announces a one-week extension of The Secret Garden. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, with music by Lucy Simon and book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, the show, originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 19th, will now close Sunday, June 26, 2016. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Fills Starlight Stage with Tony Award-Winning Music This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

?The two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Bridges of Madison County, brings its undeniable and irresistible tale of romance to Starlight Theatre on June 14-19. One of the most romantic stories ever written, The Bridges of Madison County won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. This musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film is sure to pull at the heartstrings of Starlight audiences. (more...)

BWW TV: Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Sings from BRIGHT STAR at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just yesterday June 3rd in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, who performed 'Way back in the Day' from BRIGHT STAR! (more...)

The Friday 5: PATSY CLINE's Savanah Gannon and Mary Ellen Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2016

Savannah Gannon and Mary Ellen Smith star in Arts Center of Cannon County's Always Patsy Cline, the award-winning play by Nashville's own Ted Swindley, opening tonight and running through June 18 in Woodbury. The show's a favorite among Tennessee theater-goers, and now's your chance to get to know director Matt Smith's two-woman cast who bring the show to life¬Ö (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Julie James & More Set for RETREAT TO BROADWAY & FRIENDS Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A "Retreat to Broadway & Friends" concert featuring five Broadway and two Off-Broadway performers is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. For ticket information, visit https://54below.com/events/retreat-broadway-friends/.  (more...)

Stageworks' THE SECRET GARDEN to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

STAGEWORKS presents the beloved Broadway musical, The Secret Garden. Featuring a haunting score by Lucy Simon with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Directed by Stageworks Artistic Director, Don Brown. (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

Randi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, 'Reinvention' touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we're not sure we have the strength to face. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS, Beverley Knight, Ramin Karimloo & More Rock West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of the casts of JERSEY BOYS, GUYS AND DOLLS, as well as THE BODYGUARD's Beverley Knight and MURDER BALLAD's Ramin Karimloo, in action! (more...)

Gavin Creel, Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More Will Mentor Students at 2016 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS have announced the industry coaches for the eighth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Casts of BEAUTIFUL & MAMMA MIA! Perform at West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of the casts of BEAUTIFUL and MAMMA MIA! perform! (more...)

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

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

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

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

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

Sierra Boggess Will Not Star in SCHOOL OF ROCK in London; Next Up- PHANTOM In Paris!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

While Andrew Lloyd Webber prepares to bring his Tony-nominated musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK, to the West End, questions remain about who will star in the transfer. One thing has been confirmed, however- Sierra Boggess will not travel to London with the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of WICKED and LES MISERABLES Wow at West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of Wicked's Emma Hatton, Savannah Stevenson and Oliver Savile and Les Miserables' Rachelle Ann Go onstage! (more...)

THE CALAMARI SISTERS to Play Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre from July 27-July 31 to dish out another helping of their special brand of musical culinary education with The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake starring Delphine and Carmela Calamari. These plus-size siblings teach the ins and outs of an Italian clam bake, singing, dancing and cooking their way through the perfect summer picnic to make the juiciest clams in town. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Let Us Give You the Low-Down- Manhattan Concert Productions Will Present CRAZY FOR YOU in 2017; Susan Stroman Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions is pleased to announce the fifth installment of its Broadway Series, the Gershwin musical comedy, Crazy For You in its 25th Anniversary year. The concert performance will take place at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on February 19, 2017 at 8pm. Crazy For You joins previous acclaimed concert performances of Ragtime, Titanic, Parade, and The Secret Garden. The concert performance of Crazy For You will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo and Kerry Ellis Sing from MURDER BALLAD at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2016

This weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows perform for free in Trafalgar Square! WEST END LIVE 2016 took place yesterday, 18 June (11am-6pm) and today, 19 June (12pm-6pm). One of today's performances featured Ramin Karimloo and Kerry Ellis belting out a tune for MURDER BALLAD. Both performers are set to appear in the UK Premiere of the musical this fall. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Guide to WEST END LIVE This Saturday and Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

This weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows will perform for free in Trafalgar Square! WEST END LIVE 2016 will take place on 18 June (11am-6pm) and 19 June (12pm-6pm).  Gates open a half hour before the performances begin and it is first come first serve- so arrive early to get a good spot! See below for a full schedule of the 12th annual West End Live event.  (more...)

Ramin Karimloo Will Join Kerry Ellis & More in UK Premiere of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

An all-star cast will bring MURDER BALLAD across the pond later this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Elizabeth Stanley
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 16, 2016

Minneapolis' premiere of well-known story THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY stars Elizabeth Stanley as Francesca. Learn more about her and the show in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Barbara Rosenblat Joins Marisa Tomei and More in THE ROSE TATTOO, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Barbara Rosenblat will be appearing as Assunta in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams' intoxicating comedy THE ROSE TATTOO (June 28-July 17).   Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs the play, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1951.  In addition to Marisa Tomei who stars as the grieving widow Serafina and Christopher Abbott as the hot-blooded trucker Alvaro, Rosenblat will be joining her 'Orange Is the New Black' costar Constance Shulman.  Rosenblat received international recognition for her portrayal of cancer-stricken inmate Miss Rosa, while Shulman plays Yoga Jones on that popular Netflix program. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere Musical LOBSTER GIRL Homegrown at Stoneham Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 14, 2016

Written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, with original music and lyrics by local actor/director/writer/composer Steven Barkhimer, LOBSTER GIRL is set in Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The homegrown production features about a dozen songs of eclectic genres that serve as the tug boat to the laden book. The water hasn't reached a boil yet for this crustacean. (more...)

BWW Interiew: Art That Resonates Within: Talking with Gregg Goodbrod
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 13, 2016

'We do art because of what it does for us - how it transforms us,' actor Gregg Goodbrod states with quiet conviction. 'Being an actor helps me to understand other people and see their lives and my own from a different perspective. That's why doing a play like Ghost becomes a journey that really resonates for me.' Goodbrod is speaking about his emotionally and physically demanding role as Sam Wheat in the new chamber version of the original 1990 movie and 2011 stage musical, which is currently playing at Maine State Music Theatre. He uses an example of the scene in which Sam, now a ghost, watches his beloved Molly sort through his belongs. 'I am really very Method as an actor, so I try to get into it completely and feel the actual feelings. And as I am watching Liz [Shivener] play this scene, it suddenly hits me that all these things are not what are important. If I were go, I know it is the love that I would miss. That's why I am an actor - so I can take these journeys and learn new lessons.' (more...)

AS LONG AS I HAVE MUSIC Album Of Songs By Songwriters Eyles And Gould Now Out
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

BWW reports on the release of the album of new musical theatre song-writing by Rob Eyles And Robert Gould with vocals by a stellar West End cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE SECRET GARDEN at Lake Forest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, The Secret Garden, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlanta Lyric's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. The score, written by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, features some of the most exuberant and romantic songs ever written, including "Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)," "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty," and "America." West Side Story will run from June 10-26 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lake Forest Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, The Secret Garden, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST END LIVE Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Stars including Michael Xavier, Beverley Knight, Matt Cardle, Samantha Barks and Pixie Lott will perform as part of 2016's incredible line-up for London's free musical theatre extravaganza, West End LIVE with MasterCard. (more...)

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