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North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA, )
62 Dunham Road
Beverly, MA,

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Based on the novel by Henry Fielding

Women canít keep their hands off Tom Jones, a man of unknown parentage but undeniable charm. Tomís heart belongs to the virtuous Sophia Western, but when he finds himself the center of female attention and all manner of romantic complication, everything seems to stand between the two. Former Producing Director Jon Jory returns with his rollicking adaptation of Henry Fieldingís classic comic tale of scandal, sword fighting and the bewildering power of love.



Quest Theatre Ensemble 2016-17 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble, the innovative company that has been offering free theatre to Chicago audiences for approaching fifteen seasons will bring its unique blend of pageantry, puppetry and music to a season of three distinctly different types of theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre Presents CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, runningSept. 29-Oct. 22, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Welsh Diva Iris Williams to Return to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Metropolitan Room for one night only on October 22 at 7pm, direct from her performance interpreting Sondheim at the Cabaret Convention on October 19. (more...)

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Signs On as Coach for U.K.'s THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Jennifer Hudson has signed on to be a coach on the U.K. version of THE VOICE singing competition. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents THE FANTASTICK'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Pittsburgh Public Theater begins its 42nd season with a new production of The Fantasticks, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, the legendary musical runs Sept. 29 - Oct. 30, 2016at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. (more...)

BBC Music Presents Spring King, Izzy Bizu and Sundara Karma for USA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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BBC Music Presents Spring King, Izzy Bizu and Sundara Karma for USA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Kicks Off UK Tour Tonight in Bournemouth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, begins in Bournemouth tonight 21 September 2016, finishing at the Sheffield Lyceum on 15 April 2017. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Interview: David Lee Sets His Sights on His DEAR WORLD With Tyne, Jerry & Broadway
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2016

Director David Lee's latest directorial project DEAR WORLD stars Tyne Daly in a one-night-only concert performance at the Valley Performing Arts Center on September 30, 2016. The multi-lauded director/writer/producer of such television hits as Cheers, Fraiser and Wings continues his childhood passion in theatre. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Britain's Popular Musical Comedy Duo FERRIS & MILNES Will Play NY Debut Show
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Britain's popular musical comedy duo, Ferris & Milnes, will make their New York debut at the internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret venue, The Metropolitan Room on Saturday October 22nd with their show 'Ferris & Milnes - What A Swell Party This Is!' (more...)

BWW Review: I DO, I DO at Chestnut Fine Arts Center
by Alan Portner - Oct 4, 2016

A gentle, pleasant evening at the Chestnut (more...)

Phillip Schofield to Host 'The Knights of Music'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Knights of Music, hosted exclusively by Phillip Schofield, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 28th April 2017. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces Canadian Inspired 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers are thrilled to announce the 2017 Season. 'Celebrate With Us' encompasses a Canadian theme as the VPP honours our country in its 150th year. When asked about the line up for the upcoming season, Hogan said 'Happy Birthday Canada - this season is dedicated to you. We wanted to give back to our great nation that has made us feel glorious and free. Everything in this season is written, composed, compiled, choreographed, directed, performed and/or put together by Canadians. We are thrilled to celebrate Canada.' Director of Cultural Services for the Town of Petrolia, Richard Poore echoed Hogan's sentiments, saying, 'I am so pleased and proud to be part of the 2017 VPP Summer Season announcement. I know our audiences will continue to be thrilled by the VPP experience.' (more...)

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces Canadian Inspired 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers are thrilled to announce the 2017 Season. 'Celebrate With Us' encompasses a Canadian theme as the VPP honours our country in its 150th year. (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Welsh Diva Iris Williams to Return to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Metropolitan Room for one night only on October 22 at 7pm, direct from her performance interpreting Sondheim at the Cabaret Convention on October 19. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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Lineup Announced for BENZEL-BUSCH CONCERT SERIES 2016/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Benzel-Busch Motor Car is proud to announce the 2016/17 Benzel-Busch Concerts Series at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. The series allows all patrons to engage with the latest 2017 vehicles experiencing some of the most class-leading automotive technology. This season's new series kicks off with one of the most outstanding voices of this generation-TONI BRAXTON will perform Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8pm. With over 67 million in sales worldwide and seven GRAMMY Awards, Braxton's distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, pop, jazz and gospel became an instantaneous international sensation. (more...)

Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Set for TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Two major revivals of sorts are occurring at The Historic Rialto Theatre at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena, Calif. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Will Appear as a Guest on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and theatre producer Darryl Maximilian Robinson, the Founder of the award-winning, multiracial, professional classical and contemporary chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and who will be appearing Oct. 14th through the 16th as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.. in new Conundrum Theatre Company revival production of FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre, will discuss his life and times in his new home of L A and his 42-year-long non-Equity professional stage career and involvement in the live performing arts at 11:30 am Monday September 19th 2016 as a guest on "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE" an internet informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington.   (more...)

BWW Review: New Line Theatre's Fantastic CELEBRATION
by Chris Gibson - Oct 13, 2016

Though I'm extremely familiar with Tom Jones' (words) and Harvey Schmidt's (music) most popular work, THE FANTASTICKS, I had never seen their follow up, CELEBRATION. What I'd read while doing research was that it really fizzled once it was on Broadway. However, after seeing it I can understand why; it's a smaller scaled show that requires just the right venue to succeed. That's why I'm so glad New Line Theatre opened their 26th season with this fanciful and tune-filled musical. Through their superlative efforts we're able to see the premiere of a version that's been revised by Tom Jones. I'm not sure what was changed, but what we're privy to is a very engaging and entertaining production that will make you wonder why it isn't performed with more regularity. The score itself is gorgeous, and I cannot recommend this neglected gem highly enough. (more...)

St. Bart's Players to Present COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The St. Bart's Players presents Company! (more...)

Recovery Unplugged's Richie Supa Releases New Album 'Enemy'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The release of veteran singer/songwriter Richie Supa's new album Enemy was celebrated at a reception on Wednesday, September 21st at Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. (more...)

REGINA SPEKTOR: A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL to Premiere on PBS This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist REGINA SPEKTOR ¬Ėknown for her chart-topping albums and soulful and evocative songs and music videos ¬Ė will be featured in a new hour-long special in the popular music series SOUNDSTAGE, premiering on PBS stations nationwide beginning Today, October 1, 2016 (check local listings). (more...)

ALCOR M&A Launches Strategy 360 Globally, Enabling Companies to Grow by $100 Million in Five Years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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Legendary drummer, Bernard Purdie, inks drumstick endorsement deal with Rich Sticks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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World Famous Impersonators The Edwards Twins at Ocean State Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Direct from Las Vegas! An Evening with Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and many more! The world famous impersonators, The Edwards Twins will be bringing their dynamic show, Christmas with the Stars to Ocean State Theatre for the first time on December 7. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: SINATRA 101 Puts You at the Sands with Frank and his Big Band
by Shari Barrett - Nov 29, 2016

As a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra thanks in part to my Mom being one of the bobbysoxers who fawned over him as I did for the Beatles, I was thrilled to jump at the chance to attend SINATRA 101 at the El Portal in Noho on November 26, 2016 at one of the 2 shows they did that date. Since 2011, Matt Mauser and the 101 Big Band led by Pete Jacobs have been playing Frank Sinatra's greatest hits with high-octane arrangements. Their collaboration captures Sinatra at the height of his career at the Sands Hotel in early 1966, backed by Quincy Jones conducting the Count Basie Orchestra. (more...)

Kevin Black's VEGAS: A NIGHT ON THE STRIP at Stage Door Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

From Soul to Swing, Kevin Black's recent productions - created exclusively for Stage Door Theatre - have had audiences on their feet and dancing.  The Soul of Motor City, his tribute to the music of Motown, which was extended several times over this past summer, and Swing! Swing! Swing! his lovingly assembled compendium of Jazz and Swing classics were both recommended for Carbonell nominations.   (more...)

John O'Hurley Joins the Cast of THE FANTASTICKS 12/12 Through 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

John O'Hurley, the New York Times Best Selling Author and Screen Actor's Guild Award Winner for his role as J. Peterman on 'Seinfeld,' the #1 syndicated television show in the world is headed to Off Broadway's Jerry Orbach Theatre at the Theatre Center, joining the cast of the longest running musical in the world, THE FANTASTICKS this holiday season. The show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced that Mr. O'Hurley will be taking on the role of the dashing narrator el Gallo for a limited engagement that begins on Monday, December 12th and concludes Sunday, January 1st. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lynda Carter brings LONG-LEGGED WOMEN to Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 20, 2016

Lynda Carter brought her show Long-Legged women to The Appel Room last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center and BroadwayWorld was there.   (more...)

Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY to Play Extra Show at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Based on his smash-hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, Birmingham Hippodrome has announced full casting for the 2016/17 UK Theatre award-winning production of The Full Monty, running from Mon 14 - Sat 19 Nov. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Jazz Fusion Orchestra BANDZILLA to Release New Album BANDZILLA RISES!!!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

What happens when a group of top studio musicians get together in their free time? A unique mixture of sophisticated composition, passionate improvisation, scathing social commentary and biting humor, BANDZILLA play furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. (more...)

Paul Anka to Perform at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

One of America's favorites is back on stage! The singer and songwriter performs his greatest hit spanning more than five decades, from 'Diana'and 'Put Your Head on My Shoulder ' to 'Having My Baby' and 'This is It.' (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

'Harry Potter' Star Matthew Lewis Visits THE FULL MONTY UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, the 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY is led by Gary Lucy as Gaz, with Andrew Dunn as Gerald, Louis Emerick as Horse, Chris Fountain as Guy and Kai Owen as Dave.  Anthony Lewis is now playing the role of Lomper, as Joe Absolom had to withdraw due to contractual filming commitments. (more...)

Richie Supa's New Album 'Enemy' Celebrated at the Seminole Hard Rock FL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The release of veteran singer/songwriter Richie Supa's new album Enemy was celebrated at a reception on Wednesday, September 21st at Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. (more...)

St. Bart's Players Stages COMPANY, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The St. Bart's Players presents Company! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Mark Linn-Baker, Barbara Walsh, Garth Kravits and More for New Victory LabWorks' Reading of Andrew Gerle's THE GREAT BLUENESS 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, is presenting a special invitational reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle (Meet John Doe) on Thursday, November 10, 2016, as part of the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists series. (more...)

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