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Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (Waterford, CT, )
305 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT,

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Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March

Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end all parties!


A MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo UbiqueA MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo Ubique
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Theo's summer cabaret will feature favorites and lesser-known gems by the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony winning composer Theo Ubique's summer cabaret of 2015 will turn to the songs of one of the best-loved composers of the 20th Century's later decades when it showcases the songs of Marvin Hamlisch from June 4 - July 12, 2015 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park. Music Director Aaron Benham (recently honored with three Jeff nominations for the 2014-15 season, including one for last summer's A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters by Theo) is providing new arrangements for a program representing the full body of Hamlisch's work. Benham and a cast of six will perform numbers ranging from standards like 'The Way We Were' and 'Nobody Does It Better' through selections from his Broadway musicals (A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl and Smile) and film scores (The Sting, Sophie's Choice). Courtney Crouse (of Theo Ubique's Chess) is the stage director and Chris Logan (of Theo's A Cole Porter Songbook and Bailiwick Chicago's Murder Ballad) is the choreographer. The press opening will be Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m., following previews Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Breaking News: Idina Menzel Will Reprise Role in IF/THEN National Tour!Breaking News: Idina Menzel Will Reprise Role in IF/THEN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

According to Idina Menzel's official website, the actress will follow up her 2015 World Tour with a return to her Tony-nominated role as 'Elizabeth' in IF/THEN, when the musical launches its US tour in Denver this fall. (more...)

New Works by Duncan Sheik, Stephen Trask & More Set for Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse SeasonNew Works by Duncan Sheik, Stephen Trask & More Set for Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater announces its 31st year of championing new works, with a full season of stories that take audiences from a South Sea island to center court at the US Open and beyond. (more...)

ON RECORD: John Cariani's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Changed My Life'ON RECORD: John Cariani's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Changed My Life'
by On Record - May 26, 2015

In this week's edition, we hear from John Cariani, who is currently starring as 'Nigel Bottom' in Something Rotten!- playing at the St. James Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Miraculous Eric Davis in freeFall's THE TEMPEST: ESTA ISLA ES MIABWW Reviews: Miraculous Eric Davis in freeFall's THE TEMPEST: ESTA ISLA ES MIA
by Peter Nason - May 25, 2015

Eric Davis delivers a revelatory one man performance in one of the year's most exciting, enthralling theatrical experiences. (more...)

AMAZING GRACE Begins Rehearsals for Broadway Run TodayAMAZING GRACE Begins Rehearsals for Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace begins rehearsals today. The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will begin its summer series at Riverbend Music Center's Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with a special 'Broadway Sing-Along' featuring classic Broadway hits and inviting the audience to sing along. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman TheaterTHE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Taye Diggs Will Return to the Stage as Broadway's Newest HEDWIG!Breaking News: Taye Diggs Will Return to the Stage as Broadway's Newest HEDWIG!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Taye Diggs will return to Broadway this summer in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival. Diggs will play the title role in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, July 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Broadway's Next HEDWIG- Taye Diggs!STAGE TUBE: Meet Broadway's Next HEDWIG- Taye Diggs!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

We can't wait for his big return to the Broadway stage, and to get you ready for July, we bring you some of his best performances! (more...)

Mark Ruffalo to Appear in Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR?Mark Ruffalo to Appear in Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR?
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2015

Could the Hulk be joining Captain America in the soldier's upcoming film? Mark Ruffalo seems to have inside information. (more...)

Performers Announced for 2014-15 Nominee Night at Sidetrack, 5/19Performers Announced for 2014-15 Nominee Night at Sidetrack, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Artists from many of the Jeff Award Nominated musical productions of the 2014-15 Season will be featured at Nominee Night, a showcase at Sidetrack on May 19. (more...)

JOHN & JEN Cast Album Release Concert Set for 54 Below, 6/6JOHN & JEN Cast Album Release Concert Set for 54 Below, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Andrew Lippa along with Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan, the stars of the recent acclaimed Keen Company production of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa, will head over to 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Saturday June 6th, to celebrate the upcoming release of the 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording for Broadway Records.  A June 16th release is planned. Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter produced the album. Musical Director is Lily Lang.  This recording will include the premiere of the new song, "Trouble with Men,' as well as new orchestrations and two songs from the score never before recorded.   (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 13, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the Tony-nominated cast of Something Rotten!  (Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, and Brad Oscar) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at the St. James Theatre, how they feel about bringing a totally new musical to New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Broadway Veteran Brooke Moriber Will Sing from FIRE EP at Pianos on 5/18Broadway Veteran Brooke Moriber Will Sing from FIRE EP at Pianos on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

On May 18 (7PM) Broadway veteran Broooke Moriber will head to Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) to perform from her soon to be released EP 'Fire' for the first time! For tickets, visit: http://www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

ON RECORD: Teal Wicks' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Haunts Me and Still Gives Me Chills'ON RECORD: Teal Wicks' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Haunts Me and Still Gives Me Chills'
by On Record - May 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you our latest weekly series- ON RECORD. Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Teal Wicks, who is currently starring as 'Mary Barrie' in Finding Neverland- playing at the  Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks! (more...)

Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Amazing Grace, a new musical, will play Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (261 West 41st Street) with performances beginning Thursday, June 25 for a Thursday, July 16 opening night.Following the new musical's acclaimed, sold-out world premiere in Chicago, Amazing Grace just announced the full 31-member company returns for the Broadway engagement.Tom Hewitt as “Captain Newton” joins previously announced stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek,Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot - The Musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On Tuesday, May 5 (2PM), please join us for a career Conversations with 2015 Tony nominees Christian Borle, Brian D'Arcy James, and Brad Oscar currently starring in Something Rotten! on Broadway. Teh event will take place at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway New York, NY). (more...)

Silent Theatre Celebrates Its 10-Year AnniversarySilent Theatre Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

13 world premieres of 6 original adaptations, 4 devised works, 2 homages, and one long running variety show; 3 tour buses with 2 breakdowns; 1 decade and innumerable adventures. And we didn't go it alone... (more...)

Silent Theatre to Stage THE SEVEN SECRET PLAYS OF MADAM CAPRICE, 5/11-6/21Silent Theatre to Stage THE SEVEN SECRET PLAYS OF MADAM CAPRICE, 5/11-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

'The Seven Secret Plays of Madam Caprice: a live music meta-theatrical adventure' will open Monday, May 11th, 2015 at Chopin Theater 1543 W. Division. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Brooke Moriber to Bring Musical Talents to TVSinger Songwriter Brooke Moriber to Bring Musical Talents to TV
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

For native New Yorker Brooke Moriber, having a knack for stage performance came very early on. After garnering the role of Young Cosette in Broadway's "Les Miserables" as her first audition at age 8, it was clear the young actress had an abundant amount of talent and a bright future in show biz. (more...)

Brooke Moriber to Tape for RICK'S RISING STARS at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 4/8Brooke Moriber to Tape for RICK'S RISING STARS at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Flash forward some years later, with seven Broadway shows, roles opposite such stars as Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston, and a burgeoning recording career -- Brooke Moriber will hit the stage with her band Wednesday, April 8th for a taping of Verizon Fios1's 'Rick's Rising Stars' at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, located at 140 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 8, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Special events on the horizon from Porchlight, FWD and Option Up! Plus new-to-Chicago works from Piven and Bailiwick, colleges do 'Spring Awakening' and 'The Wild Party,' and Emerald City Theatre and Chicago Children's Theatre head for the big time! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin and Conor RyanPhoto Coverage: In the Recording Studio with JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 7, 2015

Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan, the stars of the Keen Company production of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics byTom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa, just headed to the recording studio to preserve the 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording for Broadway Records. A June 16th release is planned. Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter will produce the album. Musical Director is Lily Lang. This recording will include the premiere of the new song, 'Trouble with Men,' as well as new orchestrations and two songs from the score never before recorded. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the recording studio with the full gang below! (more...)

To Hell in a Hand Puppet! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Opening TonightTo Hell in a Hand Puppet! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Apr 7, 2015

The new American play Hand to God opens on Broadway tonight, April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debuts of playwright Robert Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2015

The latest edition covered 1941 to 1965, featuring songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me Kate, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Oliver!, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and more. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the evening below! (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks World Tour & More on GOOD DAY L.A.VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks World Tour & More on GOOD DAY L.A.
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's GOOD DAY LA to talk about her upcoming world tour which will take her from Seoul, South Korea to the Hollywood Bowl more than four months later. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

Daren Herbert to Lead Talk Is Free Theatre's STOP THE WORLD - I WANT TO GET OFF!Daren Herbert to Lead Talk Is Free Theatre's STOP THE WORLD - I WANT TO GET OFF!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Today Talk Is Free Theatre unveiled the vision for the last production of its current season, the rarely produced satirical musical Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off!. (more...)

Ari Brand, Molly Ephraim and Raviv Ullman to Star in BAD JEWS at Geffen PlayhouseAri Brand, Molly Ephraim and Raviv Ullman to Star in BAD JEWS at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces Ari Brand (Broadway The Neil Simon Plays; Off-Broadway My Name is Asher Lev), Molly Ephraim (ABC's Last Man Standing, Broadway Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof; film Paranormal Activity), Lili Fuller (Hulu's Complete Works) and Raviv Ullman (Off-Broadway Sticks and Bones, title character in Disney's Phil of the Future) as the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon, directed by Matt Shakman, who is the artistic director of the Black Dahlia Theatre, a Geffen playhouse alumni (Good People, Wait Until Dark) and a noted television director (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mad Men). (more...)

InDepth InterView: Marc Kudisch - An Inside Look At HAND TO GODInDepth InterView: Marc Kudisch - An Inside Look At HAND TO GOD
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

Today we are presenting a special Inside Look of an upcoming InDepth InterView with acclaimed stage and screen star Marc Kudisch all about the searing and provocative new Broadway play HAND TO GOD and his many recent endeavors. In the complete conversation, Kudisch and I analyze all aspects of his brand new Broadway hit HAND TO GOD and parse the finer points of the religion-themed comedy as well as touch on his thoughts on the daring, thought-provoking and edgy Robert Askins play, with today's preview touching on many of the themes of the piece, the importance of the play's message to a modern audience, an exhaustive analysis of the character dynamics that exist in this world and what initially drew Kudisch to the idiosyncratic project in the first place, as well as how it has changed throughout the course of its run Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Broadway. Additionally, in the full chat, Kudisch and I look back at some of his most notable roles, as well, ranging from The Wild Party to 9-TO-5 to his recent Shakespeare turn opposite Paul Giamatti in HAMLET and stint on Netflix's hit drama series HOUSE OF CARDS as well as much more. (more...)

Breaking: Chicago's Non-Equity Jeff Awards Disqualify 'The Hypocrites' and Rescind NominationsBreaking: Chicago's Non-Equity Jeff Awards Disqualify 'The Hypocrites' and Rescind Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Sean Graney, who recently returned to Chicago to resume his post as Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, informed the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee that he just learned the theater company had been operating under an Equity CAT-N contract for the duration of the 2014-2015 Non-Equity season.  Over the past year, requests for judging its productions were made to the Non-Equity Wing without the committee having knowledge of the company's Equity status. The Jeff Committee was aware that two of the productions had Equity performers (as indicated in the program); however, the committee has now confirmed that these were not guest contracts.  As such, the company's productions are not eligible for consideration in the Non-Equity Wing, and all related Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations have been rescinded.  The productions in question will be shifted to the Equity Wing for awards consideration during its current season, which commenced on August 1, 2014 and will end on July 30, 2015. (more...)

THE JEFF AWARDS Nominations Announced - THE HYPOCRITES, Griffin Theatre, and More!THE JEFF AWARDS Nominations Announced - THE HYPOCRITES, Griffin Theatre, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 118 nominations in 24 categories for the 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 133 productions offered by 56 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 62 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 62 Jeff Recommended productions, 46 received nominations, representing 23 theatre companies. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Circle Theatre Relaunches with New Artistic TeamCircle Theatre Relaunches with New Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

CIRCLE THEATRE has announced a new artistic team as it prepares to launch into its first full season in over a year. Circle Theatre began in Oak Park, IL back in 1985 by Karen Skinner, Wayne Buidens and Joseph Bass, where it produced multiple world premieres and earned over 40 Joseph Jefferson Awards in its 28-year residency. After officially transitioning to the city proper in 2013 with the remount of its Jeff Award-winning When the Rain Stops Falling (director: John Gawlik), Circle Theatre produced two more musicals (Death Takes a Holiday and Edges) before taking a break from producing to re-group as an artistic ensemble.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE Reading Next WeekFull Cast Set for SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The entire cast is now set for the special invitational presentation of Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, a new musical, this Tuesday, April 7th at 3 PM at the Snapple Theater Center (50th Street at Broadway). (more...)

Julia Murney, Patti Murin & More Set for Camp Looking Glass Benefit at The Cutting Room Next WeekJulia Murney, Patti Murin & More Set for Camp Looking Glass Benefit at The Cutting Room Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Camp Looking Glass, a year-round program dedicated to the inclusion of people with disabilities, is bringing together some of Broadway's biggest stars for a "Broadway Camp Talent Show" fundraiser. The performance will take place on April 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St.) (more...)

Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Amazing Grace, a new musical, will play Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (261 West 41st Street) with performances beginning Thursday, June 25 for a Thursday, July 16 opening night.Following the new musical's acclaimed, sold-out world premiere in Chicago, Amazing Grace just announced the full 31-member company returns for the Broadway engagement.Tom Hewitt as “Captain Newton” joins previously announced stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek,Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Jeremy Benton Directs SWEET SWING! Reading in New York 4/20Jeremy Benton Directs SWEET SWING! Reading in New York 4/20
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 15, 2015

Broadway triple threat Jeremy Benton adds the role of 'developing director' to his already laudable resume when he stages an upcoming industry reading of the new musical, Sweet Swing!, in New York City next week. Benton directs and choreographs the six-person musical, which has book and music by Diane Tauser (Notre Dame de Paris and Stone Cold Beauty), and tells the real story of a wartime romance during World War Two. (more...)

InDepth InterView PreView: Marc Kudisch Talks SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Concert Event & MoreInDepth InterView PreView: Marc Kudisch Talks SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Concert Event & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are presenting a special preview of an upcoming InDepth InterView with acclaimed stage and screen star Marc Kudisch focusing on the upcoming gala charity event honoring EGOT recipient Marvin Hamlisch to benefit the American Cancer Society. In the complete conversation, Kudisch and I analyze all aspects of his brand new Broadway hit HAND TO GOD and parse the finer points of the religion-themed comedy as well as touch on his thoughts on the daring and provocative Robert Askins play. Additionally, in the full chat, Kudisch and I look back at some of his most notable roles, ranging from The Wild Party to 9-TO-5 to his recent Shakespeare turn opposite Paul Giamatti in HAMLET and stint on Netflix's hit drama series HOUSE OF CARDS and much more. (more...)

Sam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical TheatreSam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented on Monday, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Chuck Cooper and Taran Killam will join the previously announced Ellen Greene in the Encores! Off-Center concert production ofHoward Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running July 1-2, 2015. NOTE: A third performance has been added at 2pm on Thursday, July 2 in order to meet ticket demand. The production will be directed by Dick Scanlan, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. The show will mark the musical theater debuts of both Gyllenhaal and Killam. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/13/15- THE WILD PARTYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/13/15- THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2015

Today in 2000, The Wild Party opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. The Wild Party is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. It is based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. The Broadway production coincidentally opened during the same theatrical season (1999-2000) as an off-Broadway musical with the same title and source material. Its plot centers on a party - fueled by bathtub gin, cocaine, and uninhibited sexual behavior - hosted by Queenie and Burrs, whose relationship is disintegrating. The cast included Toni Collette (making her Broadway debut) as Queenie, Mandy Patinkin as Burrs, and Yancey Arias as Black. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & MoreDare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions announces the company's 2015-16 season today. Featuring six productions presented in either the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center or the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, the season includes Into the Woods, Godspell, Footloose, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Wild Party and American Idiot! (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Announces 2015-16 SeasonDare to Defy Productions Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions announces the company's 2015-16 season today. Featuring six productions presented in either the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center or the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, the season includes Into the Woods, Godspell, Footloose, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Wild Party and American Idiot! (more...)

BWW Preview: THE WILD PARTY: Give Me a Bottle of Bourbon and Half a Chicken and I'll Conquer the World!BWW Preview: THE WILD PARTY: Give Me a Bottle of Bourbon and Half a Chicken and I'll Conquer the World!
by Maggie Yates - Apr 1, 2015

'The Wild Party' is a dark and sexy theatrical presentation; a bold, sleek adaptation of the show that proves that all you need to throw a wild party is wild company. (more...)

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