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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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/9/16- 110 IN THE SHADE
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2016

Today in 2007, the first Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 94 performances. 110 in the Shade is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt. Based on Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker, it focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with local sheriff File, a cautious divorce who fears being hurt again, and charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. The revival cast featured Audra McDonald as Lizzi and John Cullum as H.C. Curry. (more...)

Sandy and Richard to Return to the Met Room with 'A TASTEFULLY RAUNCHY EVENING'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With over 5 million hits on YouTube, Sandy and Richard return to the Metropolitan Room with their seasoned, sassy, San Francisco-style, all-comedy, all-original blend of satire, parody, politics and song -- 'A Tastefully Raunchy Evening With Sandy And Richard Riccardi.' (more...)

BWW Review: 'Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!'
by Kevin Pollack - May 26, 2016

For those of you who don't know Remember Jones, you should now. The brainchild of Remember Jones comes from New Jersey native (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse Closes Season with Longest Running Musical, THE FANTASTICKS
by April Montgomery - May 23, 2016

THE FANTASTICKS opened for the first time in a small Off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village in 1960. It has enjoyed astonishing popularity and is still running Off-Broadway to this very day. Recently, the Winter Park Playhouse opened this timeless show to close out its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summer is on its way, and the Contemporary Theater Company is gearing up for a great season in Downtown Wakefield! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

The Firehouse Theatre to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next up at The Firehouse Theatre - The Fantasticks opens June 3rd and runs through June 19th. The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. With memorable songs like "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain", this nostalgic show is not one to miss! (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Celebrate 57th Anniversary Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Off Broadway musical THE FANTASTICKS will turn 57 years old on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - continuing its run as the longest running musical in the world. (more...)

BWW Review: Great Lakes Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS is a Pleasant Experience
by Roy Berko - May 19, 2016

THE FANTASTICKS, the Tom Jones (book and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music) musical holds the honor of being 'the only Off-Broadway show to have won a Tony.' In addition, the show, which has been playing in New York for 56 years, is also the longest running theatrical production in American theater history. (more...)

BWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert
by Victoria Ordin - May 1, 2016

The twilight view of Central Park in all its springtime lushness set a perfect mood for Lynda Carter's show Long Legged Woman last Saturday night (April 23) at the Appel Room, which ran for two nights as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series. With her all-star Nashville crew, whose members have between them played on hundreds of albums (including dozens of gold records), the star best known for her iconic TV portrayal of 'Wonder Woman' performed an ambitious set covering six musical genres: pop, rock, country, Texas swing, jazz, and blues. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kit Orton, Elin Phillips and More in TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

TOM. A STORY OF Tom Jones. THE MUSICAL" opens tonight at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff before a 12 week national tour.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Open This Weekend at Paradise Theatre's New Location
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Paradise Theatre presents THE FANTASTICKS, March 11 - April 2, 2016 at their new location, 3114 Judson Street, Downtown Gig Harbor. (more...)

Tom Jones Musical to Play The Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Hear the story of the Voice of the Valleys in TOM. A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 April. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present BEFORE I LEAVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

National Theatre Wales' next production, Before I Leave, will be a moving and uplifting production written by Patrick Jones and directed by Matthew Dunster (who directed the multi-award-winning Mametz for NTW in June 2014). It will feature covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, and will be performed at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (more...)

National Theatre Wales Presents BEFORE I LEAVE, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

National Theatre Wales' next production, Before I Leave, will be a moving and uplifting production written by Patrick Jones and directed by Matthew Dunster (who directed the multi-award-winning Mametz for NTW in June 2014). It will feature covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, and will be performed at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (more...)

The Musical Theater Project to Host BEHIND THE MUSICAL: THE FANTASTICKS, 4/30-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) will produce "Behind the Musical: The Fantasticks" for two performances on Saturday, April 30 (7pm) at Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College, and Sunday, May 1 (3pm) at Regina Auditorium at Notre Dame College. (more...)

The Grand 1894 Opera House to Welcome Paul Anka, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents An Evening with Paul Anka, Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at (more...)

BWW Review: THE FANTASTICKS at Kansas City Reportory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Mar 28, 2016

A show worth seeingAn inspired piano overture flows smoothly into 'The Fantasticks' signature opening song; 'Try To Remember.' 'The Fantasticks' is a simple fable for all time about a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and a wall. Kansas City Repertory Theatre reinvents 'The Fantasticks,' history's most performed musical play, with an all-star cast, expanded musical accompaniment, and a lavish new setting. (more...)

Original 'Wonder Woman' Lynda Carter to Appear on CBS' SUPERGIRL
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2016


by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Kit Orton is more than prepared to take on the role of the Welsh Legend and relishes the opportunity to hit out those big numbers and of course twist those hips. Kit who trained in Opera has recently been seen as 'Bill Sikes' in "Oliver!" at the Watermill Theatre; "Dickens Abridged" at the Arts Theatre and 'Sir Lancelot' in "Spamalot" at the Harold Pinter Theatre and on tour. (more...)

UK High Court Issues Second Judgment In Favor of Unwired Planet
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016


BWW Interviews: Olivera and Dodge Revive a Classic with Ford's 110 IN THE SHADE
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 21, 2016

Combined together, the resumes of actress Tracy Lynn Olivera and director/choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge feature just about every great musical from the golden age of Broadway, except one. (more...)

Lefra Produksies Opens Brand New Farce DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! at KKNK
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Lefra Productions is already well-known for its productions of hilarious farces, which have been entertaining audiences in South Africa since 2012. This year, Frans Swart's Afrikaans translation of Ray Cooney en John Chapman's runaway hit  DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! will tour the country, with a run all set to take place at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Robert Horton Passes Away at 91
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen star Robert Norton, known for his roles in WAGON TRAIN (1957), AS THE WORLD TURNS (1956) and A MAN CALLED SHENANDOAH (1965), passed away on March 9, 2016 while in hospice in Encino, Calif. (more...)

Incoming Cast Member Shavey Brown to Make History in THE FANTASTICKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Actor Shavey Brown will be making his Off Broadway debut when he joins the cast of the long running musical THE FANTASTICKS on Monday March 28 - and making theatrical history, as he will be the second African American - and the first since 1977 - to step into the role of El Gallo since the production began performing 56 years ago, say the shows producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell. (more...)

BWW Review: 110 IN THE SHADE Brings a Miracle to Ford's Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Mar 17, 2016

A gem of a musical written by The Fantasticks team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones with libretto by N. Richard Nash (using his own play The Rainmaker as basis) is about a con man coming into town to 'sell' rain to a drought-stricken, Depression-era Texas town, but winds up creating a miracle along the way. Schmidt and Jones' score is far superior to their tour-de-force The Fantasticks, while Nash's libretto is bit on the sugary side yet it is still a beautiful tale of miracles happening in the most unlikely of places. (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company Announces Cast of MIRETTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company is pleased to announce the cast for the Theatre for Young Audiences premiere of Mirette, with book Elizabeth Diggs, Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones. (more...)

Senior Citizen Actors Play Teenage Lovers in St. Paul THE FANTASTICKS
by Michael Dale - Apr 6, 2016

Young love is a distant memory when Matt is 64 and Louisa is 72. (more...)

Tickets to Smith Center's Summer Season, Feat. Alan Cumming, Chris Botti & More, on Sale 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Smith Center's sizzling Summer Season lineup is here! Tickets for all performances go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. PT. The lineup boasts GRAMMY-winning musicians, stage and film stars, returning favorites and more. (more...)

CHICAGO, SISTER ACT & More Set for New Alexandra Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The internationally award-winning musical Chicago will be the Christmas show at the New Alexandra Theatre this year, it was announced today. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has dazzled many audiences with its clever wit and humor. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Book by Rachel Sheinkin, and featuring a fun and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is an experience you won't forget. The show will be performed at the Off-Off Broadway House- Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, New York, NY), May 5-15th. (more...)

Amy Engelhardt Returns to Don't Tell Mama on 5/11
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, arranger and composer/lyricist Amy Engelhardt returns to Don't Tell Mama for her first completely solo show in New York City on May 11 at 7PM. My Own Devices is a collection of songs by turns poignant, pithy and... downright goofy, from her upcoming CD of the same name, plus choice eclectic covers and selections from her award-winning debut CD, Not Gonna Be Pretty ('A rare and intelligent edge in wordsmithery...' - Metroland Magazine). (more...)

Jamie Muscato to Lead London Premiere of A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, MAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of John Osborne's renowned Look Back in Anger. (more...)

Paul Anka to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ethan Allen Hotel present the legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka with a night of unforgettable, chart topping hits, including "My Way," "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "Lonely Boy," "She's a Lady," and "(You're) Having My Baby," and many more!  Paul Anka will sing his way through the decades on Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. as part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series.  (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers to Debut Spring Festival of Shows, 5/27-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 to the Little Theater with their annual Spring Festival of Shows May 27 through June 5.  This year's festival features a variety of musical favorites to entertain audiences of all ages.  Hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and bringing in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performance Workshop is one of the few young actor training programs in the country that combines formal training with practical application. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Announces UK Tour - Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn and More to Lead; Sept. 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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

BWW Review: Crown City Theatre Revives THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than that. In their revival Crown City Theatre keep it simple with minimal blocking from director Lisaun Whittingham and boasting a fine cast... (more...)

Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year 2016 Finalists Announced
by Robert Gould - Apr 24, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on news of the 2016 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year competition. (more...)

2016 Clay & Wattles Theater Company Season Set to Open at The Gary The Olivia Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

The 2016 Clay & Wattles Theater Company opens with the Tony-award winning play 'Act One,' by James Lapine, presented for the first time in Connecticut. The inspirational story is based on the autobiography of the same name by the American theater icon, Moss Hart. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Musical Theater Project Goes Behind the Scenes of THE FANTASTICKS
by Roy Berko - Apr 19, 2016

What is the longest running musical in New York City history? No, it's not PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO or THE LION KING. It's that little musical, THE FANTASTICKS, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. It's been on the boards in Manhattan for over 56 years. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Play Brookfield Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

There's always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present John Osborne's A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the London premiere - and the first production in over 40 years - of John Osborne's A Subject Of Scandal And Concern will run at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 22 May 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 23 May 2016 at 7.30pm) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's MIRETTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company presents the Theatre for Young Audiences premiere of MIRETTE, with book Elizabeth Diggs, music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. School performances begin today, April 18th, with the public opening on April 23rd. The show runs until May 8th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 17, 2016
by - Apr 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive Look at The Knights of Music's Tour Rehearsals, Featuring Phillip Schofield
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2016

Go inside the rehearsals for The Knights of Music's upcoming UK tour, which will feature the music of Elton John, Tom Jones, Mick Jagger, The Beatles, and many more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL at Valley Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Pink princesses of all ages filled the seats of Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) donning tiaras and wands and dressed in their favorite color for the opening weekend of PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL. Pinkalicious is currently on stage at Valley Youth Theatre and has been extended through May 8th due to popular demand. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Under the Streetlamp, Featuring JERSEY BOYS Cast Members, Coming to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

UNDER THE STREETLAMP is coming to The Washington Pavilion for a live, one-night-only performance on April 20 at 7:30 p.m.  Featuring four leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "JERSEY BOYS," UNDER THE STREETLAMP is a concert celebration of classic hits of American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s featuring tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Trip of Love, the 1960's pop music spectacular,will celebrate its 200th performance this Tuesday, April 12 at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd Street). Since opening night on October 18 2015, audiences have taken in... (more...)

Tom Jones & Nancy Ford to Preview New Musical THE GAME OF LOVE in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Broadway legends Tom Jones (The Fantasticks, I Do!, I Do! ) and Nancy Ford (I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road) are bringing a sneak preview concert version of a new musical, 'The Game of Love', to South Florida on April 5 and 6 at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. Jones will direct, with Ford supervising the music. (more...)

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