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Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

NY Public Library's Theatre Division Administrator Misy Singson on The Spitfire Grill
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Sep 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Misy Singson, Theatre Division Administrator, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Political Satires in The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on The Spitfire Grill. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

George Street Playhouse will host a special event to preview its groundbreaking 2016-17 season and celebrate the 20th anniversary of David Saint's tenure as artistic director on Today, September 27, 2016, at 6 p.m.  The evening will be highlighted by a performance from members of the cast of Daddy Long Legs and a meet-and-greet with cast members from the season-opening Mama's Boy.  (more...)

BWW Review: MTG Provides a Lilting Rendition of PROMISES PROMISES
by Don Grigware - Sep 27, 2016

In 1968 Promises, Promises, based on 1960's hit film The Apartment, opened on Broadway to great critical and popular acclaim. It was the first collaboration between Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and the resultant score was - and still is - regarded as one of the most gloriously upbeat musicals to grace a stage. Throw in Neil Simon, who wrote the book, and how can you miss having a hit? Promises2 was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and won 2 for Jerry Orbach and Marion Mercer. The show was successfully revived in 2010 in New York starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, but did not receive nearly the same praise from audience or critics. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Rob Urbinati's Mama's Boy, which runs October 18 through November 6 at the New Brunswick theatre. Betsy Aidem (Broadway's All the Way, GSP's God of Carnage) stars as Marguerite Oswald, the headstrong mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Michael Goldsmith (TV's Doctor Who, Gotham).  (more...)

George Street Playhouse Hosts Season Preview Event September 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

George Street Playhouse will host a special event to preview its groundbreaking 2016-17 season and celebrate the 20th anniversary of David Saint's tenure as artistic director on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 6 p.m.  The evening will be highlighted by a performance from members of the cast of Daddy Long Legs and a meet-and-greet with cast members from the season-opening Mama's Boy.  (more...)

NUNSET BOULEVARD Next Up at Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre's 16th anniversary season continues with the latest musical from Dan Goggins: Nunset Boulevard - The Hollywood Bowl Show. Everyone's favorite Little Sisters of Hoboken take the stage once again in the musical comedy. This time, they have been invited to Tinseltown to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Announces Complete Cast and Creative Team for Upcoming Production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

3-D Theatricals (3DT) is going Technicolor® with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) and Tim Rice's (Lyrics) irresistible story of 'Joseph...', his brothers, and one very colorful garment in this delightful musical saga that swirls on stage September 30 through October 9 (press opening October 1) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. The production then moves to 3DT's newest home, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA. October 14 - 23, 2016 (press opening October 15) as their 2016 - 2017 premier season offering. Both venues are located in Los Angeles County. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre & the Indy Convergence Present BROKEN PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Amidst the backdrop of urban Latin hip hop music, rhyme, and choreography, Broken Promises reveals the shocking truth of how quickly and easily teens are ensnared in the world of sex trafficking.  Desperate for money, four teens living on the edge gamble their lives on internet porn and prostitution.  Before they know it, they are trapped in a life from which they cannot escape, or can they?     (more...)

Boogie Woogie Over To Sierra Repertory Theatre Bulwark of a Basement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Church Basement Ladies return to the Sierra Repertory's Fallon House Theatre October 14 through November 27 in A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement. Directed by original Sierra Rep church lady Becky Saunders, the production will feature a brand new cast along with upbeat, fun new songs and story. (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

Kate Wetherhead Hosts NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

THE SPITFIRE GRILL - Next for Musical Theatre Guild
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 21st Anniversary Season with award-winning Off-Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Kate Wetherhead to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineup Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's line-up for the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

BWW TV: Susan Moniz of FUN HOME National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 12, 2016

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 25th-30th is the national touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays at The Gaslight With TOTALLY AWESOME Dickens Update
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 15, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre closes out its 16th Anniversary Season - and celebrates the holiday season - with Kim Beagle Graham's A Totally Awesome Christmas Carol, opening Friday. (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild's One-Night-Only Staging of THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, continued their 21st Anniversary Season with the award-winning Off-Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill.  The one-night-only concert took place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The New York Pops Presents Make The Season Bright With Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway and Will & Anthony Nunziata
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On December 16 and 17, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will present an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

No matter your age, no matter your experience with the story, no matter if you believe in mermaids or not, you and your family will want to be front and center when the curtain goes up on the Paramount Theatre's magical new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, November 23, 2016 through January 8, 2017. (more...)

Judd Hirsch, Dan Lauria to Read THE VALUE OF NAMES at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that stage and screen legends Judd Hirsch (TV: Taxi, Superior Donuts; Film: Ordinary People, Independence Day) and Dan Lauria (TV: The Wonder Years, Pitch; Broadway: Lombardi, A Christmas Story) have been cast for a special one-night-only reading of Jeffrey Sweet's play, The Value of Names, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt to Star in Live at Zedel's First New Musical AFTER YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Casting has just been announced for the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs. Alex Parker Theatre Company, The Katie Lam Company and Fane Productions present AFTER YOU, with music by Alex Parker, book & lyrics by Katie Lam, and directed by Alastair Knights, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, running 13 April - 22 April 2017. Press night is set for Friday, 14 April 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - Mar 15, 2017

When an actor starts out on their journey to stardom, they are bound to hear the same advice from a multitude of concerned friends and relatives: theatre is a cut-throat business, and nothing is set in stone. However, when these well-meaning people give this warning, they are more than likely referring to the worlds of New York City and Hollywood, the promised lands for actors and theatre-goers alike. They are not thinking of community theatre, which in some ways can be equally as vastly competitive and filled with it's own kind of drama. It can be just as difficult to make a mark on your hometown theatre scene than it is on the streets of Broadway, especially when you are surrounded by a wealth of local talent. It could be easy for Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to fall victim to the curse of community obscurity, but they have proven to have done just the opposite, especially with their production of The Spitfire Grill. (more...)

Steven Pasquale Will Join Jason Robert Brown for Two Shows at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Due to demand, SubCulture artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown will welcome Steven Pasquale for a second show this weekend. The star of Brown's The Bridges of Madison County will join him in concert on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. (sold out) and now 10 p.m. Click here for tickets! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

Oyster Mill Playhouse to Present THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

???????The Oyster Mill Playhouse will present The Spitfire Grill, with music and book by James Valcq, lyrics and book by Fred Alley and based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, March 10 through March 26.  Curtain is at 8 p.m. for all Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows, and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.  T (more...)

Author and Rutgers Law Professor David Dante Troutt to Speak at Free Community Event at George Street Playhouse, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse will host "American Sons and Daughters: Bringing Opportunity Home," featuring guest speaker David Dante Troutt, a professor of law at Rutgers University and award-winning author of many books, scholarly articles and a variety of legal and political commentaries on race, law and equality, on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. The special event is free and open to the public, but those wanting to attend should register to do so at www.georgestreetplayhouse.org. (more...)

John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of American Son, an award-winning, ripped-from-the-headlines drama, on stage February 7-26, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Peninsula Players to Stage Reading of Michael Perry's POPULATION 485
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will host the first of three play readings Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m. when it presents Michael Perry's "Population 485" at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Will Land at George Street Playhouse in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that the new musical comedy Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas), will be the fifth and final show of the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 season.  The show runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5, 2017. (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...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE NILE at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - Feb 6, 2017

Agatha Christie is widely known as one of the most successful authors across the globe. Her theatrical works, including THE MOUSETRAP, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, and LOVE FROM A STRANGER have been performed countless times since their publication and continue to be loved by all audiences today. MURDER ON THE NILE as put on by Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, is no exception to Christie's suspenseful repertoire. It is the tale of passengers from many different walks of life thrown into close quarters on a paddle steamer down the Nile River, set adrift towards drama and misfortune. (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala to Honor David Saint, Marlene & Tony Volpe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that its Annual Gala Benefit - a one-of-a-kind evening featuring stars of Broadway, film and television - will take place Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5 pm, at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. This year, George Street Playhouse honors one of its own as David Saint will receive the Arthur Laurents Award for Distinguished Artistic Achievement in celebration of his 20th season as the Playhouse's Artistic Director. (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Give the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year. (more...)

Bring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Weaved throughout the charming musical romance of Daddy Long Legs, currently on stage at New Brunswick, NJ's George Street Playhouse, are messages promoting the importance of education and the empowerment of young girls and women. So what better way to share those ideals this holiday season then with a special "Daughter Days" package for select performances of Daddy Long Legs December 20, 22 and 24. Daddy Long Legs is appropriate for daughters ages 10 through 100.   (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

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. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Open 21st Season with PROMISES, PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

?Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will launch their 21st Anniversary Season with the rollicking pop Broadway musical PROMISES, PROMISES. (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Sierra Repertory Theatre's The Robber Bridegroom, a "country and southern" comedy, steals its way on to the Fallon House stage September 2 through 25. (more...)

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement presents MOVIES THAT MATTER WITH HAL CONKLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement presents the third season of 'Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin,' a series comprised of movies that touch the soul and teach about living life with compassion and grace. Inspired by the syndicated film series 'Cinema In Focus,' each of the 'Movies that Matter' films offer the opportunity to engage in pre-screening discussions and Q&A's with a curated lineup of guest speakers, featured local organizations and more. (more...)

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