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Focus Features Nabs Rights to Jason Bateman's BAD WORDS
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Variety reports that Focus Features has nabbed worldwide distribution rights to Jason Bateman's directorial debut BAD WORDS, with plans to release the dark comedy film next year. (more...)

Burbank International Film Festival 2015 Announces Awards Nominations:...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's SPELLING BEE Spells H-I-T
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 16, 2014

The new production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Pioneer Theatre Company knows how to spell H-I-T. If the longer-than-usual title isn't familiar to you, you owe yourself a visit to Putnam County. And if it is, you already know why a return trip is in order. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bucks County Playhouse's SPELLING BEE Takes a Crack at Donald Trump
by Nora Dominick - Sep 10, 2015

Good Day Philadelphia got into the spirit of Broadway today when they held their own The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! The crew of Good Day Philadelphia got together with the cast of the Bucks County Playhouse production to share some laughs and show off their amazing spelling skills. Can you spell F-U-N? (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a group of six young spellers and special audience participants in the musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, held at the East Sonora stage today, October 24 - November 23. (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 10/24-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a group of six young spellers and special audience participants in the musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, held at the East Sonora stage October 24 - November 23. Tickets are available at www.sierrarep.org or by calling the Box Office at 209-532-3120. (more...)

D.C.-Area Students Head to Arena Stage for AKEELAH AND THE BEE, Storytelling Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Inspired by the family-friendly productions of Oliver!, which runs through January 3, 2016, and Akeelah and the Bee, running November 13-December 27, 2015, Arena Stage will host two special educational events for D.C.-area students ages 3-15 in November. Both events take place onsite at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). (more...)

CRT to Present 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 11/20-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

What do you get when you throw six quirky kids bubbling with adolescence, three frazzled school administrators trying to relive their glory days, a live band, and four new audience members each night into a spelling bee? (more...)

CRT Presents 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

What do you get when you throw six quirky kids bubbling with adolescence, three frazzled school administrators trying to relive their glory days, a live band, and four new audience members each night into a spelling bee? Magic. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre tonight, November 20th through December 7th (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'SPELLING BEE' at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

What do you get when you throw six quirky kids bubbling with adolescence, three frazzled school administrators trying to relive their glory days, a live band, and four new audience members each night into a spelling bee? Magic. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre tomorrow, November 20th, through December 7th. Winner of Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Theatre World and Tony Awards in 2005, Spelling Bee will delight audiences. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Rivertown Theaters Presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 7, 2016

The first thing that came to my mind when I found out that Rivertown Theaters was doing SPELLING BEE was 'Oh!  That's that show where Celia Keenan-Bolger wore the pink overalls!'  I don't know why that's the first thing that came to mind, but it was.  Maybe because I'm a fan of hers.  Maybe because it reminded me for some reason of my neon blue Tweety Bird overalls I had when I was a kid (I kid you not… My mom actually let me out of the house wearing that).  Maybe because those overalls reminded me of a time in life when things were simpler.  Happier.  Less complicated. (more...)

John Cariani Joins BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Award-winning actor and playwright John Cariani (Something Rotten!) will be the Comfort Counselor for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I)  in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Scoop: WEEKEND TODAY on NBC - May 31-June 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 31, 2014

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Scoop: WEEKEND TODAY on NBC - May 31-June 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on WEEKEND TODAY, airing on NBC on May 31-June 1, 2014! (more...)

ESPN to Present 2016 SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE, 5/25
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to present over 13 live hours of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 25 and 26. (more...)

Alhambra's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Said Alhambra Managing Partner, Craig Smith, 'This is one of the most funny, most entertainment and most interactive shows we have had in the history of this wonderful theater.'  He continued, 'I have no doubt that our guests are going to walk out of this building singing the songs and talking to their friends about what a great experience they had.' (more...)

Alhambra's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Begins 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Said Alhambra Managing Partner, Craig Smith, "This is one of the most funny, most entertainment and most interactive shows we have had in the history of this wonderful theater."  He continued, "I have no doubt that our guests are going to walk out of this building singing the songs and talking to their friends about what a great experience they had." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2016

The first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I) took place just last night at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. Ten teams, each representing a Broadway show, were encouraged to pull out all the stops to correctly spell the words. The more funds each team raised, the more they were allowed to cheat!  (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Theater to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Well, they can spell, but can they get a life? The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater invites audiences to laugh at the nerdy antics of some quirky spelling contestants, in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Chaz Meyers. These serious spellers hit the Players Club of Swarthmore stage for 10 performances: March 20th to April 4th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ford's Theatre Spells Out S-U-C-C-E-S-S with 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by G. Blaise Hoeler - Mar 31, 2014

The Spelling Bee is as American as Abraham Lincoln. Its cultural and historical significance for the legions of American students who participate in them each year makes the Ford's Theatre an incredibly fitting venue for the much beloved musical, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Coming to Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields, music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Continues at PCS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

Well, they can spell, but can they get a life? The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater invites audiences to laugh at the nerdy antics of some quirky spelling contestants, in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Chaz Meyers. These serious spellers hit the Players Club of Swarthmore stage for 10 performances: March 20th to April 4th. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Theater's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Well, they can spell, but can they get a life? The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater invites audiences to laugh at the nerdy antics of some quirky spelling contestants, in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Chaz Meyers. These serious spellers hit the Players Club of Swarthmore stage for 10 performances: beginning today, March 20th to April 4th. (more...)

Danny Weinkauf to Release First Solo Family Music Album, NO SCHOOL TODAY, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Danny Weinkauf, longtime bassist with They Might Be Giants, whose song 'I Am a Paleontologist' became the anthem for young scientists everywhere, will release his first solo family music album, No School Today, on April 29th (Idlewild). (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: The Annual Spelling Bee on KIMMEL is Back!
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

On KIMMEL, every year Jimmy invites the winner of The Spelling Bee to the show to compete against him. (more...)

Jose Llana Teases SPELLING BEE 10th Anniversary Reunion On Social Media
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

The Spelling Bee cast is back together at last! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's SPELLING BEE is E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-I-N-G, F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G
by Jacques Lamarre - Jun 23, 2014

Review. R-E-V-I-E-W. Review. That is correct. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015
by - Jul 7, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/4-7/5/2015
by - Jul 5, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 5, 2015 - Sunday, July 5, 2015. (more...)

Can You Spell R-E-U-N-I-O-N? Where Are the SPELLING BEE Students Now?
by Nora Dominick - Jul 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has decided to take you back to the bee to look back at the extremely talented original cast as we prepare for the one-night only reunion! (more...)

BWW Reviews: F-U-N with Theatre UCF's 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Kimberly Moy - Jul 13, 2014

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE was BroadwayWorld Orlando's Summer Stages "Date Night" pick and this designation is spot on. So much more than a musical about a spelling bee, this production hits all its comedic marks and doesn't take itself too seriously. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 1/05/2014
by BWW - Jan 5, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/05/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook Presents 'SPELLING BEE' thru Feb 1
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 29, 2014

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook is one of the oldest extant community theatres around and has been performing in its current theater since 1932. The group stays rigorously current, however, and this weekend will be offering a production of the Broadway favorite, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. (more...)

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is headed to Denver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company presents the first show of its eighth season. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will perform February 5 through 27, 2016 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. There will also be a pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$17 for groups of 6 or more in advance only. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets and more information available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com (more...)

Teaching Young Actors Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Drama Learning Center in Columbia. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee centers around a fictional spelling bee in Putnam Valley Middle School. Quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by equally quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, and won two, including Best Book. As with the original Broadway production, this iteration will also involve audience participation. Select audience members will be brought up on stage to round out the cast as spellers each performance. (more...)

BWW Review: 4TH ANNUAL 24-HOUR MUSICAL CHALLENGE at West Hudson Arts & Theater Company
by Jennifer Vazquez - Jan 14, 2016

You have 24 hours from the time you are given the script to put on a full musical production. Do you accept the challenge? The West Hudson Arts & Theater Company (W.H.A.T.) did, as it showcased its fourth 24-Hour Musical Challenge - '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' (more...)

Rivertown Theaters to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi's original Theatre 13's 2009 production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, nominated for a Big Easy Award for Best Musical, returns by popular demand for a March 4 - 20th run on the Main Stage at the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Teaching Young Actors Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 1/17-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Drama Learning Center in Columbia. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee centers around a fictional spelling bee in Putnam Valley Middle School. Quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by equally quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, and won two, including Best Book. As with the original Broadway production, this iteration will also involve audience participation. Select audience members will be brought up on stage to round out the cast as spellers each performance. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE perfect capper for Weathervane's summer season
by Paul Batterson - Aug 5, 2016

Behind every competition, no matter how noble or earnest its aims might be, are a group of ruthless, cut-throat competitors trying to win. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is no different. Watching the six 'competitors' go after the county's coveted spelling trophy provides the perfect closer to the summer schedule for the Weathervane Playhouse. (more...)

Christian Borle, Jose Llana and More Join BROADWAY BEE to Benefit Broadway Bound Kids
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization, will host the first annual BROADWAY BEE on Monday, May 9, at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St.), featuring actors from current hit musicals, in an adults only spelling bee, that will benefit the organization. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Tickles Brisbane's F-U-N-N-Y B-O-N-E
by Bonny Loo - Apr 4, 2015

The ability to spell is the unlikely subject of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a 2005 Broadway musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin now playing to hysterical audiences at the 150-seat Brisbane Arts Theatre. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Theater to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Well, they can spell, but can they get a life? The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater invites audiences to laugh at the nerdy antics of some quirky spelling contestants, in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Chaz Meyers. These serious spellers hit the Players Club of Swarthmore stage for 10 performances: March 20th to April 4th. (more...)

Danny Weinkauf Releases First Solo Family Music Album, NO SCHOOL TODAY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Danny Weinkauf, longtime bassist with They Might Be Giants, whose song 'I Am a Paleontologist' became the anthem for young scientists everywhere, will release his first solo family music album, No School Today, today, April 29th (Idlewild). (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Paige Davis Join First Annual BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Paige Davis (Chicago) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) join Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten) and Jose Llana (The King and I) for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring actors from current hit musicals, in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for APAC's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present a behind the scenes look at rehearsals for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields,  music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The limited engagement will be at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin Thursday, May 5 and continue through Saturday, May 28. Tickets are available at www.apacny.org. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

LRT's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Runs 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a tuneful, clever, heartwarming, and hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show which was nominated for and won several Tony Awards including Best Supporting Actor, and Best Book also features audience volunteers as spellers in The Spelling Bee. (more...)

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