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Salisbury Playhouse (Salisbury, England, )
Malthouse Lane
Salisbury, England,

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Based on the novel by Francis 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.


Photo Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at THE SECRET GARDEN, Back in the West End
by Roy Tan - Jul 28, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. The Secret Garden, directed by Rupert Hands, will run 6 weeks at the Ambassadors Theatre now through Wednesday 31 August. Press Night is Wednesday 3 August at 8.00pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Top 10 London Family Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Struggling to fill the school holidays, and no luck getting Cursed Child tickets? Fear not - there are plenty of fantastic London theatre options for family audiences. (more...)

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews¬Ö (more...)

Guest Blog: Director Rupert Hands On Musical THE SECRET GARDEN
by Guest Blogger: Rupert Hands - Jul 23, 2016

Rupert Hands is directing 300 youngsters, making their West End debut, in a special family Spring Version of Broadway musical 'The Secret Garden' at the Ambassadors Theatre - previewing from this week (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Star Cole Burden to Join HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Les Miserables national tour) will join the cast of Himself and Nora, the new musical currently running at the Minetta Lane Theater, starting Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Cole will assume the role of 'Priest' and others. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Comedy Play WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Casting announced for Mark Bell's (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio in September. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

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

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

Steve Pacek to Star in HAND TO GOD at Alley Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Robert Askins' Tony-nominated play Hand to God, which opens the 2016-2017 Season on August 19 in the Neuhaus Theatre.  (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SECRET GARDEN Wins The Second Annual WEST END BAKE OFF
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 16, 2016

The team from The Secret Garden were today announced as the winners of the second annual West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges Christopher Biggins, Dame Barbara Windsor and Michael Ball OBE, were revealed at the event held at St Anne's Church Courtyard. (more...)

BWW Interview: Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 15, 2016

'It's all about growing and being willing to change¬Öabout people finding a way to look at things from both sides and learn to empathize.' The soft-spoken man sitting opposite me thoughtfully answers my question about the universality of the musical theatre piece in which he stars, Fiddler on the Roof. There is a gentle, heartfelt quality to all his comments, and one understands immediately why Bill Nolte makes an ideal Tevye. The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his Maine State Music Theatre debut on July 20 in a part he has played twice before, and he waxes eloquent about the experience in Maine and his reunion with director/choreographer Gary John LaRosa and many of the veteran cast members. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/15/2016 - Will Swenson in 'PIRATES', THE BODYGUARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 15, 2016

This weekend's big news: Will Swenson stars in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, beginning tonight at Barrington, THE BODYGUARD returns to London with Beverley Knight, and more! (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

TheatreFest Celebrates the Queen of Mystery
by Taryn Oesch - Jul 14, 2016

North Carolina State University is internationally known for its engineering and technology programs as well as its veterinary hospital. None of these disciplines is typically associated with the arts, but NC State puts great effort into developing its arts programs, especially theatre. (more...)

Casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN, WICKED & More Will Take Part in West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others today announce the full line-up of participating teams for the second annual West End Bake Off. Michael Ball OBE, Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins will judge the competition taking place on Saturday 16 July from 11am - 1pm at St Anne's Church Courtyard.  (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN, Gilded Balloon, 8 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 9, 2016

After her parent's death, Mary is sent to England to live in her uncle's great lonely house. Everybody says she is a disagreeable-looking child but she too is lonely. One day Mary stumbles across a hidden garden and discovers the most magical place.. (more...)

Acclaimed French Actress Irene Jacob Joins Showtime's THE AFFAIR in Recurring Role
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

BAFTA and C√©sar Award-nominated Ir√®ne Jacob, often called the preeminent French actress of her generation, has joined the season three cast of the Golden Globe¬ģ-winning SHOWTIME¬ģ drama series THE AFFAIR in a major season-long arc. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces On-Sale Dates for 2016-17 Shows, Classes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announced today that tickets for the 2016/17 Broadway, Theatre Company, Cabaret and Off-Center shows as well as all Fall/Winter Education classes will be available to the general public Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m. (more...)

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

M. Scott McLean in association with John Davisi is proud to present FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BIG MEAL at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for the poignant comic drama The Big Meal, which will take the stage Aug 5, 2016 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. Originally scheduled to be produced on the Harriett stage at Mad Cow, The Big Meal will be presented on the more intimate Zehngebot-Stonerock stage as a result of the extension of Mad Cow's popular Avenue Q. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN SPRING VERSION, Ambassador's Theatre, 3 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Aug 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees young people perform an adaptation of the Tony Award show that's aimed at young people but can be enjoyed by all. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Kicks Off The Wallis' 2016-17 Season OPENING NIGHT Set for 8/29
by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

All-Star Ensemble Cast Includes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award-Nominee Carmen Cusack, Pia Toscano, Lindsey Gort and Grammy Award-Nominee B. Slade (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)

John Lloyd Young & Carmen Cusack Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The stellar ensemble cast-drawing talent from the worlds of stage, screen and music-includes Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young (Broadway's Jersey Boys), Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack (Broadway's Bright Star), & many more. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Rising Star Competition Announces Performers Advancing to Week 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

RISE BAR is seeking it's next RISING STAR!  After a tremendously successful first season, Rise Bar's talent contest returns! The new summer installment will be on TUESDAY nights! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Mainstreet Theatre Company Announces 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

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CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Casa Manana's 2016 Apprentice Program to Present CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Casa Manana's 2016 Apprentice Program is excited to present Children of Eden, August 5-7, 2016. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Eric B. Anthony and More Set for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today, co-founders Chris Maikish and Luke Klipp announced the cast for the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, performing at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)


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George Maguire and Dominic Andersen Sign on for GODSPELL Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Olivier Award winner George Maguire (one of the original three West End Billy Elliotts) and Rocky Horror star Dominic Andersen are to join the starry line-up for the sold-out concert production of Godspell at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August. (more...)

All-Star Lineup Tapped for ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The British Theatre Academy is presenting a concert of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 4 September. (more...)

Rehearsals Underway for Lucy Alibar's THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of 'Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,' written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'). 'Throw Me on the Burnpile...' begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 2, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

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

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

Rising Star Competition Announces Performers Advancing to Week 3 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

After a tremendously successful first season, Rise Bar's talent contest returns! The new summer installment will be on TUESDAY nights! The RISING STAR competition began Tuesday August 2nd. Singers compete in an 8 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and a fully produced, paid solo show at Rise. In addition to the cash and prize package, RISING STAR offers networking opportunities with celebrity judges, fantastic exposure, and valuable live stage experience. The top 12 finalists were chosen from over 60 auditionees and at least 2 will go home this week. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents A Special One-Night-Only Free Performance of FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents an evening of nonstop laughs with the comedy FULLY COMMITTED by BECKY MODE, a FREE one-night only performance starring JOEY SPONSELLER and directed by the award-winning RICHARD ISRAEL on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. This highly energetic, witty and frenetic play follows Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's premier restaurant. Sam is caught between coercion, threats, bribes and histrionics - with a cast of desperate callers who will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam's got his own needs to contend with - his recently widowed dad wants him home for the holidays, and he's up for a chance part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, Sam must learn how to look out for himself. But can he?  (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Premiere of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, with a libretto by the composer and David Henry Hwang, in six performances from September 10-29, 2016. (more...)

STEVE GOT RAPED to Make World Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The New Collectives is proud to present the world premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED. as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

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