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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

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follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

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astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

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that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.


Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, June 20, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, June 20, 2016! (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every major acting award the world over, she continues to return to the plays of William Shakespeare, in a tone exceedingly gentle, yet slightly dismayed that the question need even be asked, she said, 'Cause that's my passion, Matt.' (more...)

Photo Flash: New FROZEN Stage Musical Premieres at Disney California Adventure Park
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION, a new theatrical adaptation based on Disney's animated blockbuster film, opens May 27 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Southern California. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/26; TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Phoenix, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'bold, new' THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix, and an interview with Simon Gleeson on the Singapore return of LES MIS, just to name a few. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, June 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 9, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, June 6, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, June 6, 2016! (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Orange County premiere July 19 - 31, 2016 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of a North American tour. Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC start at $29 and may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group tickets for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 30, 2016 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

Second Wave of Nominations Announced for TEEN CHOICE 2016 on FOX
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The second wave of TEEN CHOICE 2016TM nominations have been announced and leading with six nominations is hit movie “Captain America: Civil War.” (more...)

Second Wave of Nominations Announced for TEEN CHOICE 2016
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

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Sebastian Arcelus & Josey Roberts to Join Charlie Pollock at The Woodland in Maplewood Village, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Broadway performer, Charlie Pollock will bring down the house at The Woodland in Maplewood Village at 7:00pm on Monday June 13th, to raise funds for the Achieve Foundation's 'Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative'. (more...)

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016
by Jade Kops - Jun 7, 2016

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016 (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Fra Fee, Lucy Williamson and Madalena Alberto Lead THE FIX at the Brand New Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

West End regulars Fra Fee, Lucy Williamson and Madalena Alberto are to star in THE FIX, the very first production at the brand new Union Theatre. Featuring book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe, the musical catapults audiences into the chaotic arena of American politics. (more...)

SIDE SHOW to Receive Australian Premiere in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co has announced the Australian premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical SIDE SHOW, due to play a strictly limited four-week season at Hayes Theatre Co from September 23. This stunning tale of sisterhood from the composer of Dreamgirls is based on the remarkable real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their transition from 'circus freaks' to megastars. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Controversy and History as Three BILLY ELLIOT Stars Win, 2009
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2016

For the first time in history, three actors who divided performances of a starring role were all awarded a Tony. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 6, 2016

On Monday, June 6, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 15 in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING. She went on to originate the role of Natalie in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella with Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, and Rachel Bay Jones; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; Kurt Weill on Broadway with Mary Testa and Friends; Victoria Cook at 54 Below; Women in the World of Sondheim: Katie Welsh and Emily Whitaker. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Clint Ramos Talks Designing Sets & Costumes for ECLIPSED
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 3, 2016

Today, the talented designer speaks exclusively with BWW about the unique challenges and innovations involved in designing both costumes and sets for Danai Gurira's Tony nominated play. (more...)

Charles Busch, BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

FUN HOME's Alessandra Baldacchino and More Join LOVE IS LOVE Benefit at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Celebrate Pride with Broadway's youngest stars at LOVE IS LOVE on Tuesday, June 28th, at 7:30 pm at The Triad. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Terrific Production of DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Chris Gibson - Jun 23, 2016

Every year you can count on STAGES St. Louis to produce a wonderful season of musicals, and you can always be sure there will be something for the younger set in the schedule as well. And,they make sure that the same care and professionalism goes into the production of each and every show, no matter who it's aimed at. The Westport Playhouse has also proved to be a good venue for these Theatre for Young Audiences presentations, and with each subsequent show here they seem to really be getting more and more comfortable with the very intimate surroundings it provides. Such is the case with their offering this year, DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a very colorful, engaging, and extremely entertaining musical that manages to pack a lot into around an hours time. It may just be the best show of this type they've ever produced, and I highly recommend it! (more...)

Kelrik Productions to Present WILLY WONKA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

From the Producers of PETER PAN, SHREK and DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Kelrik Productions returns to the Spanos Theatre with a sticky-sweet confection of 'Pure Imagination' in Roald Dahl's timeless story, WILLY WONKA! (more...)

PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory to Present VIOLET, 7/20-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the award-winning Broadway musical "Violet" July 20-31 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC). High school actors began work on the production June 20, with their backstage counterparts starting technical training last week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at SRO's PLAY ON
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 23, 2016

Play On! is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Through dreadful rehearsals, including a near disastrous dress rehearsal, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Sutton Foster, Tituss Burgess & More Set for MATCH GAME Premiere on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

An all-star lineup of talented entertainers, actors and comedians join the panel on the series premiere of MATCH GAME on the SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for Site-Specific RAGTIME Concert on Ellis Island
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime will receive a one-night site-specific developmental concert on Ellis Island on August 8, 2016. An all-star cast of Broadway and Off-Broadway veterans including Olivier winner Laura Michelle Kelly, Tony and Grammy nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Emmy winner Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Shaina Taub, and five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel will perform a selection of songs from the American musical with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Sammi Cannold will direct the concert in anticipation of a full production in 2017. (more...)

HGH Infrared Systems Becomes Electro Optical Industries
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

SQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Greenhouse Theater's 'Solo Celebration!' continues with 'Squeeze My Cans,' a limited engagement autobiographical solo-play written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg and directed by Shirley Anderson. Making its Chicago premiere, Schenkelberg shares a glimpse behind the velvet curtain of Scientology in this strangely hilarious and unbelievable story of resilience, loss, and extraterrestrials. 'Squeeze My Cans' runs July 14 - July 24 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Avenue); the press performance is July 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

11th Annual Henry Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 11th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 18, 2016 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person online with the code Henry2016), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale June 20 through the PACE Center website, parkerarts.org, or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, July 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, July 4, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, June 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, June 27, 2016! (more...)

LOVE IS LOVE Benefit Set for The Triad, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebrate Pride with Broadway's youngest stars at Love is Love on Tues, June 28th at 7:30 pm at The Triad. (more...)

SUPER, OR, HOW CLARK GRAVES LEARNED TO FLY Set for Playwrights on Park Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! The Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created for this very purpose, and our next evening in this exciting series is Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30pm with Gina Femia's Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ruthie Henshall, Cast of THE FIX & More Celebrate New Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

ATOMICUS ENTERTAINMENT produces the first show at the Union Theatre's brand new, state-of-the-art home: the triumphant return of Michael Strassen's critically acclaimed production of THE FIX. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for the new musicals in development at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference later this month. Among the actors premiering new work are Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon, Kevin Mambo, Matt Von Roderick, Christina Sajous, and Remy Zaken. (more...)

BWW Review: GERTRUDE - THE CRY, Theatre N16, June 14 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 15, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an close-up, no holds barred production of Howard Barker's sexy, sweary, sinful take on Hamlet and tries not to think of Sid James's laugh. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

WILLY WONKA to Run 7/1-10 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

A world famous yet mysterious candy man is about to invite five lucky children into his magical chocolate factory, where delicious adventures await. The Yardley Players present 'Willy Wonka,' a musical based on the famed Roald Dahl book, at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, July 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on July 1. (more...)

THE HUMANS' David Zinn Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

David Zinn has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for Roundabout Theatre Company's THE HUMANS.  (more...)

BWW TV: Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play forEclipsed. He also served as scenic designer for the production. Ramos' other Broadway credits include The Elephant Man (also West End), and Violet. Check out what he had to say on receiving the honor below! (more...)

ECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for ECLIPSED. He also served as scenic designer for the production. (more...)

Works by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, 5th Annual Live Ideas Festival & More Set for New York Live Arts' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

New York Live Arts, home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones, announced its upcoming 2016-2017 season today. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andrew Abrams on Bringing GYPSY to Madison
by Angie Stanton - Jun 10, 2016

Capital City Theatre (CCT) is presenting GYPSY this week at the Overture Center featuring a stellar cast from Broadway, Chicago and Madison. In its sophomore year, CCT has proven its chops with last year's stunning production of Violet. I had the opportunity to sit down with Artistic Director and one of the founding members, Andrew Abrams to talk GYPSY, CCT, & more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Kravits Plays His Last Performance in OFF THE TOP June 6th
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Don't miss Jason Kravits (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and special guest star Alexander Gemignani, in Jason's improvisational nightclub act, OFF The TOP. This is the final performance, before Kravits departs to tread the boards this summer at the Muny and the La Jolla Playhouse. The final show plays June 6th at 7pm at The Duplex. (more...)

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