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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!


Bailiwick Chicago to Open 2014-15 Season with THE WILD PARTY, 10/2-11/1Bailiwick Chicago to Open 2014-15 Season with THE WILD PARTY, 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will launch its 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical The Wild Party, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier, with musical direction by Aaron Benham*. The Wild Party will play October 2 - November 1, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, October 5 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CCCT Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILYPhoto Flash: First Look- CCCT Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. Check out production photos below! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- PIECE OF MY HEART's Teal WicksTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- PIECE OF MY HEART's Teal Wicks
by BWW Staff - Sep 5, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Teal Wicks who is starring as 'Young Ilene' in Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story- currently playing at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Reunite for Ronald McDonald House Benefit Concert at 54 BelowKelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Reunite for Ronald McDonald House Benefit Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

On Monday, October 6, 2014 five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale will perform an intimate benefit concert titled Kelli O'Hara and Friends at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of PopsEd Programs at Ronald McDonald House® New York, which provide creative outlets to the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the evening will also feature performances by children participating in the PopsEd programs at Ronald McDonald House® New York, along with some special surprise guests. The benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and a performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 3rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 3rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 3, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our Super September Fall Preview! 'Evil Dead,' a South African 'Magic Flute,' Aurora's 'Cats,' 'Women On The Verge...,' Theo's Kurt Weill and LOW's Cole Porter, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party,' Porchlight's 'Sweeney Todd' and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at ACU's Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISHSTAGE TUBE: Backstage at ACU's Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files, Episode 2,' watch as the cast takes us backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

The Oooky and Kooky ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 10/3 at Milburn Stone TheatreThe Oooky and Kooky ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 10/3 at Milburn Stone Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

That lovable family that's creepy, kooky and all together spooky is back, starring in the brand new original musical, THE ADDAMS FAMILY. THE ADDAMS FAMILY features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, JOHN & JEN) and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Christine Ebersole & More Will Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund GalaKate Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Christine Ebersole & More Will Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer today announced the star-studded line up for their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. This very special evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/22- Marc KudischSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/22- Marc Kudisch
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Marc Kudisch! Kudisch was nominated for the Tony Award first for the role of Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations as well), and then for Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Outer Critics nomination as well). His other Broadway roles include The Proprietor in Assassins (Drama Desk nomination), Jeff Moss in Bells Are Ringing, Jackie in The Public Theatre's production of The Wild Party, Chauvelin in the 3rd incarnation of The Scarlet Pimpernel, George Kittredge in High Society, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISHSTAGE TUBE: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files,' the cast takes us through a rehearsal. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenyon Phillips Discusses THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPSBWW Interview: Kenyon Phillips Discusses THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 19, 2014

Kenyon Phillips will be returning to Joes Pub on Friday, October 24 to reprise his sold-out performance of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- ACU Presents Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISHPhoto Flash: First Look- ACU Presents Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Happy' Promo for THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Contra Costa Civic TheatreSTAGE TUBE: 'Happy' Promo for THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Contra Costa Civic Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area premiere of 'The Addams Family' at Contra Costa Civic Theatre happens next week from Sept 19-Oct 19. To celebrate, the cast decide to make a music video to share their happiness. Check it out below! (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This FallCharlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

BIG FISH to Make Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University, 10/10-12BIG FISH to Make Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 10, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Remembering Bernie Yvon and honoring Bebe Neuwirth. And the show goes on with Route 66's Alanis Morissette tribute, 'Cats' at the Paramount, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party' and BoHo's 'Parade,' music improv at MCL Chicago, the new Refuge Theatre Project, and Chicagoans on tour with 'Sister Act!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch a Timelapse of AMAZING GRACE's Chicago Load-InSTAGE TUBE: Watch a Timelapse of AMAZING GRACE's Chicago Load-In
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith andArthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). In honor of the show's first performance tonight, check out a GoPro timelapse of the musical's load-in at the Bank of America Theatre! (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE Begins Tonight in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & MoreWorld Premiere of AMAZING GRACE Begins Tonight in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

Sheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena StageSheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. This modernized production features new orchestrations for classic songs, including 'Let the Good Times Roll' and 'Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby,' and a contemporary twist on the five Moes, now a hit boy band set in 2014. This dynamic musical revue features musical direction by Darryl G. Ivey (assistant music director for original Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe) and choreography by Byron Easley (off-Broadway's Langston in Harlem). A co-production with Cleveland Play House, Five Guys Named Moe runs November 14-December 28, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 8th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 8th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 8, 2014

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 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are back with nominations open now! Plus the Jeff Awards on Monday night, three acclaimed recent openings, two shows proudly closing, three local shows that may never end, and NBC's live 'Peter Pan' is ready to fly! (more...)

Jeff Skowron, Andrew Huber, Rebecca Johnson and More to Star in West Coast Premiere of BIG FISH; Full Cast Announced!Jeff Skowron, Andrew Huber, Rebecca Johnson and More to Star in West Coast Premiere of BIG FISH; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2014-2015 season, reeling in the West Coast premiere of the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Big Fish, a new musical, October 31 through November 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bailiwick Chicago's THE WILD PARTY, Now Playing Through 11/1Photo Flash: First Look at Bailiwick Chicago's THE WILD PARTY, Now Playing Through 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical The Wild Party, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier, with musical direction by Aaron Benham*. The Wild Party will play through November 1, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Warp Graphics Presents Reading of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: A MUSICAL THRILLERWarp Graphics Presents Reading of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: A MUSICAL THRILLER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Warp Graphics has announced a world premiere industry reading of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: A MUSICAL THRILLER with book and lyrics by Wendy Pini, music and additional lyrics by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Calvin Remsberg, on Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in Highlights of the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoBWW TV: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in Highlights of the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Review Roundup: AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoReview Roundup: AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2014

Broadway In Chicago opened the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE last night, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

BWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are PresentedBWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are Presented
by Bruce Levy - Oct 20, 2014

The seventh annual Richmond Theater Critics Circle Awards were presented Sunday night...and the awards went to... (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda in HAMILTON at The PublicBrian d'Arcy James, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda in HAMILTON at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Public Theater announced a four-week extension for the world premiere musical HAMILTON, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow and directed by Thomas Kail, HAMILTON begins performances on Tuesday, January 20 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, February 22. The musical will now run an additional four weeks to Sunday, March 22, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Heidi Blickenstaff, Terence Archie & More Set for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSAnnaleigh Ashford, Heidi Blickenstaff, Terence Archie & More Set for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) just announced initial casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors FundBWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors Fund
by Alan Henry - Oct 19, 2014

The Actors' Fund of Canada and members of the National Touring Companies of WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON will host DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', an evening of song and dance, at the Panasonic Theatre on Monday, October 27. The performance starts at 8:00 PM with the VIP Plus reception beginning at 6:30 PM. The Panasonic Theatre is located at 651 Yonge Street, Toronto. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and the Actors' Fund of Canada. (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Opens, 10/19World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Opens, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that the Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement ofAmazing Grace, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book byChristopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), opens this Sunday, October 19 at 6PM at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe). Amazing Grace will play Chicago throughSunday, November 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACESTAGE TUBE: Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Josh Young speaks about his role as John Newton in the upcoming world premiere of Amazing Grace. Recorded at Scott Lehrer Studios, NYC. All content Copyright © 2014 Christopher Smith. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoPhoto Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics byChristopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith andArthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winnerChristopher Gattelli (Newsies). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) is proud to announce final casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Online Festival registration ends Friday, October 17. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

Israeli Stage to Bring Back OH GOD; Show to Tour Across Five States This MonthIsraeli Stage to Bring Back OH GOD; Show to Tour Across Five States This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

In October, Israeli Stage will be bringing back its most popular play, Anat Gov's hilarious and poignant Oh God to ten locations across Five States (CT, MA, MD, NH, NY). In this witty, poignant and touching play, a psychotherapist named Ella (Maureen Keiller*), single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God (Will Lyman*). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 1st, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 1st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 1, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's Super October! Local productions of 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Titanic,' 'Parade' and 'The Wild Party' have folks excited! 'At Last' and 'Cole Porter's Greatest Hits' honor past artists, the Savoyaires mount 'The Grand Duke,' and Des Plaines goes 'Legally Blonde.' Colleges produce 'Into The Woods' and 'In The Heights, 'Amazing Grace' arrives downtown and more! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 SeasonJeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19-10/19Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. This multiple Tony and Drama Desk award nominee, with book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), plays weekends from Sep 19-Oct 19. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 20th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 20th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 20, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. A BIC 'Beautiful' announcement, dates confirmed for Estefan musical 'On Your Feet,' both versions of 'The Wild Party' get local productions, Porchlight sings Disney, 'Toulouse' takes a stage, Tony winners Levi Kreis and Chita Rivera set solo dates here, and much more! (more...)

BWW Profile: Mandy Patinkin Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Mandy Patinkin Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 18, 2014

Today, we take a look back at the incredible career of award-winning stage and television icon Mandy Patinkin; from Broadway shows including EVITA, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and THE SECRET GARDEN, to television dramas like CHICAO HOPE, CRIMINAL MINDS, and HOMELAND, to films including YENTL, ALIEN NATION, and THE PRINCESS BRIDE. (more...)

Northwestern University 2014/15 Theatre Season to Include THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE WILD PARTY, and MoreNorthwestern University 2014/15 Theatre Season to Include THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE WILD PARTY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 34th Mainstage season of plays and musicals at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University features award-winning directors and playwrights, acclaimed alumnae and faculty, groundbreaking plays and musicals and The Waa-Mu Show. The season reflects on the evolving definitions of family and community and invites audiences to embrace the circumstances that unite and strengthen us. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Workshop of New Michael John LaChiusa Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL to be Held this FallWorkshop of New Michael John LaChiusa Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL to be Held this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

According to a new audition listing, a workshop of Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL will begin October 6 in New York City. The production will continue performances through November 7. (more...)

MURDER BALLAD, THE WILD PARTY & More Set for Bailiwick Chicago's 2014-15 SeasonMURDER BALLAD, THE WILD PARTY & More Set for Bailiwick Chicago's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago Theater has announced its 2014-15 Season, launching this fall with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical The Wild Party, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed by Brenda Didier and musical direction by Aaron Benham*. The season continues this winter with the world premiere of the fierce new play PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown*. Next spring, Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the intense off-Broadway rock musical MURDER BALLAD, conceived by and with book and lyrics by Julia Jordan, music and lyrics by Juliana Nash and directed by James Beaudry. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center TributeAdam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

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