Urinetown

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Henry Miller's Theatre (New York, NY)
124 West 43rd St.
New York, NY
Running Time
2 hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission
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Set in a Gotham-like city overwrought by ecological disaster, Urinetown: The Musical is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its very weight in gold. A depletion of the earth?s water supply has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The privilege to pee is regulated by a single, malevolent corporation, which profits by charging admission for one of mankind?s most basic needs. Urinetown is directed by John Rando, with musical staging by John Carrafa, and features book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann.

Urinetown won 2002 Tony Awards? for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical.

Chad Kimball, Mary Beth Peil & More Join Cast of LOST BOY Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Broadway's Chad Kimball (Memphis), Mary Beth Peil (Follies, The Good Wife), Elizabeth Morton (Death Of A Salesman) and Academy Award winner James Lecesne (The Best Man, Trevor) will join the previously announced Matt Doyle (Book Of Mormon, War Horse), Jennifer Cody (Shrek, Urinetown) and Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) in a industry reading of Ron Pallilo's play,The Lost Boy at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 West 43rd St. The Lost Boy will be performed Monday, Sept. 15th at 6:30 pm and on Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 12:30pm. (more...)

URINETOWN The Musical Announces Special Charity Gala Performance, Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The splash hit and multi Tony award-winning musical Urinetown directed by Jamie Lloyd is proud to announce a special charity performance gala to support Water.org on Monday 20 October in London. In conjunction with Urinetown's West End transfer, the gala will introduce this new collaboration with Water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! and More Among 2013-14 Suzi Bass Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. revealed nominations for the 2013-2014 Atlanta professional theatrical season this evening to theatre patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Actor's Express in the King Plow Arts Center of Atlanta. Guest announcers included performers Christy Baggett, Laura Cole, Danielle Deadwyler, and Tess Malis Kincaid. (more...)

Photo 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...)

Photo Coverage: Coming Soon to New York, New York - Meet the Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 5, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony AwardŽ for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. Bergasse makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with the production. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. The cast just met the press and below, you can check out photos from their special performance preview! (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: It's a Helluva Town! Watch a Sneak Peek of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 3, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony AwardŽ for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. Bergasse makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with the production. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. The cast just met the press today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the full gang about the production. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance sneak peek below! (more...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Walter McBride - Sep 3, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS will play Broadway's Nederlander with previews beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2014 for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the Nederlander marquee below! (more...)

'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' Delayed Due To Casting Issues?
by Alan Henry - Sep 2, 2014

Marlene Smith's production of BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY may be on hold until further notice. Tickets for the production, which was scheduled to play the Elgin Theatre, were set to go on sale on August 27th - but are not currently available according to Ticketmaster. (more...)

Broadway's Carolee Carmello Comes to The Arsenal Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The FUDGE Theatre Company in association with Matt Phillipps will present Broadway's Award-winning powerhouse, Carolee Carmello in concert -- for one night only -- Monday, September 22 at The Mosesian Theatre at The Arsenal Center For The Arts (321 Arsenal Street, at the corner of Kingsbury Avenue, Watertown, MA). (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, September 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 2, 2014

Gary Naylor previews an exciting selection of September's new openings as London gears up for what should be its most successful Autumn since the credit crunch claimed its first victims seven years ago this month. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Inside THE LOST BOY Reading, Starring Chad Kimball, Matt Doyle & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Broadway's Chad Kimball (Memphis), Mary Beth Peil (Follies, The Good Wife), Elizabeth Morton (Death Of A Salesman) and Academy Award winner James Lecesne (The Best Man, Trevor) join Matt Doyle (Book Of Mormon, War Horse),Jennifer Cody (Shrek, Urinetown) and Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) lead an industry reading of Ron Pallilo's play,The Lost Boy at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 West 43rd St on September 15 and 16. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the cast together below! (more...)

PLAY/DATE Returns to Fat Baby, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

PLAY/DATE, the hit show that electrified Lower East Side nightspot Fat Baby over the summer, returns Tuesday, September 28 for an Open Ended run. Featuring 22 one-act plays by 17 different playwrights, including Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Clay Mcleod Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show), Chad Beckim (And Miles to Go). Conceived by Blake McCarty and directed and designed by Michael Counts, PLAY/DATE is produced by 3-Legged Dog, in association with Michael and Sharon Counts, Blake McCarty, , Dominick Cattarina, and Kevin England. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's SPELLING BEE Spells H-I-T
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 16, 2014

The new production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Pioneer Theatre Company knows how to spell H-I-T. If the longer-than-usual title isn't familiar to you, you owe yourself a visit to Putnam County. And if it is, you already know why a return trip is in order. (more...)

Signature Theatre Welcomes Joe Calarco as New Resident Director/Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre has appointed Joe Calarco to the new position of Resident Director/Director of New Works. In this position, Calarco will continue to strengthen Signature's commitment to new work by shepherding the development of new musicals and plays and actively seeking the work of original and diverse voices. Calarco will also direct 1-2 shows per season and will continue his work with Signature in The Schools, Signature's flagship education program. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre's DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Transfer to Vaudeville Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose, will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on 29 January 2015 with previews from 22 January. Anna Mackmin returns to direct Amelia Bullmore's funny and insightful comedy about female friendship. Tamzin Outhwaite* reprises her role as Di and will be joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose. (more...)

Chad Kimball, Mary Beth Peil, Matt Doyle and More Set for LOST BOY Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway's Chad Kimball (Memphis), Mary Beth Peil (Follies, The Good Wife), Elizabeth Morton (Death Of A Salesman) and Academy Award winner James Lecesne (The Best Man, Trevor) join Matt Doyle (Book Of Mormon, War Horse), Jennifer Cody (Shrek, Urinetown) and Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) in a industry reading of Ron Pallilo's play,The Lost Boy at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 West 43rd St. The Lost Boy will be performed tonight, Sept. 15th at 6:30 pm and on Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 12:30pm. (more...)

Signature Theatre Hires New Resident Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Tony Award-winning regional theatre, Signature Theatre, has added a seasoned director to their staff. According to the Washington Post, director/playwright Joe Calarco, who directed Signature's successful productions of GYPSY, ASSASSINS, and Urinetown, in addition to some of his original works, will join the Signature team as resident director and director of new works on December 1, 2014. (more...)

New Conservatory Theatre Center to Stage Shakespeare's 'R&J'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Twelve years ago it stole the hearts of audiences in San Francisco, and now New Conservatory Theatre Center reimagines Shakespeare's R&J by Joe Calarco, in a powerful, all-new production directed by NCTC's first Artistic Associate Ben Randle. Shakespeare comes alive when four Catholic school teens, break the rules and secretly reenact Romeo and Juliet - the timeless story of dangerous forbidden love. Randle raises the stakes on this "electrifying" (Entertainment Weekly) and "vibrant, hot-blooded adaptation" (The New York Times), as it returns to our stage now set in a Jesuit school in Cairo, Egypt, where revealing who you are can still be a crime. (more...)

THE CURTAIN UP SHOW Returns to Resonance 104.4FM on September 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Stars of Evita, Urinetown, East is East, Sweeney Todd, Blockbuster, Love Story, Damn Yankees, You Should Be So Lucky, Before After, Flowers of the Forest, Into The Woods and many more join Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews on the seventh series of The Curtain Up Show. (more...)

Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­ (more...)

Charlie 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...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MTWorks' SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Works (MTWorks), in association with the Theater Series at the 14th Street Y, will present the World Premiere of Sweet, Sweet Spirit by Carol Carpenter (Outstanding Playwriting for Good Lonely People - Planet Connections Awards), directed by Joan Kane (2011 People of the Year in Indie Theatre - Martin Denton, nytheatre.com). Sweet, Sweet Spirit will play a three week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue). Performances begin Friday, October 10th and continue through Saturday, October 25th. Opening Night is Tuesday, October 14th at 8:00pm. Scroll down to meet the cast! (more...)

Broadway's Powerhouse, Carolee Carmello to Sing in Concert, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The FUDGE Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director, Joy DeMita) in association with Matt Phillipps will present Broadway's Award-winning powerhouse, Carolee Carmello in concert- for one night only - Monday September 22 at The Mosesian Theatre at The Arsenal Center For The Arts (321 Arsenal Street, at the corner of Kingsbury Avenue, Watertown, MA). (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Returns As Full Cast Announced For URINETOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Danza Tweets First Look at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Marquee!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS will play Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2014 for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night. Tony Danza just took to Twitter with photos of 'the newest marquees on Broadway'. Check out the artwork for Honeymoon in Vegas below! (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd To Direct ASSASSINS; Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Winter Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that its upcoming season will include productions of ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman, BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins & starring Michael Urie, plus AN EVENING WITH JOAN PLOWRIGHT. (more...)

New 'Eco-Drama' EXTREME WHETHER to Run 10/2-26 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Extreme Whether,' a new 'eco-drama' written and directed by Karen Malpede, centers on an embattled American climate scientist living in an idyllic wilderness estate in the Northeast Coast. Set during the record-hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits the scientist against his twin sister in a no-holds barred family struggle over land ownership and the future use of their wilderness estate. In one corner is John Bjornson, a composite of famous climatologists. In the other is his twin sister, Jeanne, an energy spokeswoman married to a skeptical lobbyist. Actor Jeff McCarthy ('Cheers,' 'Urinetown,' 'Chicago') heads the cast of six as the scientist. Theater Three Collaborative and Theater for the New City will present the work at TNC October 2 to 26, 2014, directed by the author. (more...)

LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Chinless Productions and Eric & Christine Kovac present the World Premiere of an unauthorized parody, LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK, written by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar, choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers and directed by Steven Brandon. (more...)

ABSOLUTELY FILTHY and More Among FringeNYC's 2012 Overall Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Winners of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at The Cutting Room in New York. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 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 ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The City Theatre Presents URINETOWN 8/21-9/07
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The City Theatre's production of Urinetown the Musical opened last night, and runs through September 7. Performances are: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m. The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 78722 - east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ˝ Street. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuring Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony AwardŽ for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. Bergasse makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with the production. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. Check out photos of the marquee at the newly named Lyric below! (more...)

Voting Now Open to Choose Logo for Broadway-Bound Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

As announced earlier today on his popular industry blog The Producer's Perspective, Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (It's Only a Play, Kinky Boots, ...Madison County) wants YOU, the public, to help choose the logo for the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. (more...)

Contra 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...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Music of the Night
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Aug 21, 2014

After Ben Vereen's legendary show here at Transcendence Theatre Company, we TTC artists are continuously reflecting on the cherished wisdom and inspiration that Ben has left deeply rooted into our hearts. One moment in particular that I continue to think about is when I asked Ben if he was excited for his show and he replied with a gigantic grin and both hands in the air, 'I wake up excited! Everyday!' I also surrendered my hands into the air and said 'Me too!' And then I realized that I was standing outside a vineyard of grapes, giggling with Ben Vereen about how we must live each day to the fullest... Later he also shared with our company, 'Don't knock em' dead. They're already dead, knock em' into life!' Those epic words will stick with me forever. Basically, when I grow up, I want to be like Ben Vereen! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

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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...)

Cast Announced for 'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' at the Winter Garden Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 20, 2014

Before The Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix or Cobain, there was Buddy! Nu Musical Productions (NuMu) is proud to present BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY with a Canadian company of established and emerging musical theatre artists including: Troy Adams (Angels in America, Part 1 & 2/Soulpepper, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown/Stratford Theatre Festival); Danny Balkwill (We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia National Tours); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US/National Tour, Lord of the Rings/Mirvish Productions); Zachary Knowles (A Midsummer Nights Dream/Saint Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Judy Kovacs (CATS/NuMu, The Little Mermaid and Snow White/Ross Petty Productions;Oscar Moreno (West Side Story/Grand Theatre, Urinetown/Stageworks Toronto); Dana Jean Phoenix (The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!/Mirvish Productions, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen/Summerworks); Jay T. Schramek (CATS/NuMu, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); Kent Sheridan (Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); David Silvestri: (42nd Street/Stratford Festival, Guys and Dolls/Drayton Festival); Jeremy Walmsley (Harvey, Jane Eyre/ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). (more...)

Ray of Light Theatre Sets YEAST NATION Cast; Performances Begin 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco's non-profit musical theatre company, today announced the cast and production team behind the second show in its season of new musicals that explore the distant past. Opening October 3, 2014, at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) teams Ray of Light up with Tony-winners Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, the brains behind the smash-hit Urinetown, to develop the West Coast premiere of this bizarrely hilarious rock musical. In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they're up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called "love" and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king's dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts' story - and ours - is changed forever. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Adds 9/28 Performance of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

STAGES St. Louis has announced the opening of the timeless Tony Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. The treasured tale of family and tradition will play at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, September 5th through October 5th . Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, September 28 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

BOEING BOEING, ROMEO AND JULIET, and More to Lead The Hilberry Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Hilberry Theatre will kick off its 52nd Season of plays on September 19 with the popular farce Boeing Boeing. The season features comedies and dramas that collectively earned 19 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL is a Privilege to See
by Frank Benge - Aug 18, 2014

Two of my very favorite things are satire and black comedy. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Urinetown: THE MUSICAL has been a favorite of mine since the show took home Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical back in 2002. It is a rarity in today's musical theatre - a truly original musical which is not based on existing source material. The show got its start in 1995 when Greg Kotis (book and lyrics) was a struggling student on a budget traveling in Europe and encountered pay-per-use toilets. It was then that the musical's central idea hit him: a future where toilets were controlled by a corporation with no concern for the poor. According to Kotis, the show 'was created in a spirit of defiance against what's typically offered up as stage worthy in America today.' (more...)

FringeNYC Adds Performances of CHEMISTRY, THE FLOOD and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

By popular demand (and venue availability), the 18th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, announces additional performances for 5 of its sold out shows. (more...)

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