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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

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

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

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.


Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This SpringPatti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

FUN HOME is Now on Broadway, Save Over 35% on TicketsFUN HOME is Now on Broadway, Save Over 35% on Tickets
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 30, 2015

Welcome to Fun Home, the groundbreaking new musical that comes to Broadway after its sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home features music by 4-time Tony Award® nominee Jeanine Tesori (Violet; Caroline, or Change), book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Well) and direction by Sam Gold (Seminar), and stars Tony winner Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd) and three-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (LES MISERABLES). Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family - her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father - that connect with her in surprising new ways. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and already the winner of five awards for Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. (more...)

Track List Revealed for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Two-Disc Cast RecordingTrack List Revealed for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Two-Disc Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PS Classics recorded the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century on Monday, March 23, 2015. This new Broadway Cast Recording will be released on May 19, 2015. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through July 5, 2015. The album is currently available for pre-order at the PS Classics website, psclassics.com, and on Amazon.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Sutton Foster and YOUNGER Cast Attempt 'Millenial Vocab Quiz'VIDEO: Watch Sutton Foster and YOUNGER Cast Attempt 'Millenial Vocab Quiz'
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2015

Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster recently sat down with the cast of her new TV show YOUNGER to test her twentysomething vocabulary knowledge. Below, watch as Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, and more try to define Millienial slang like 'bae,' 'thirsty,' and more! (more...)

Photo: Bradley Whitford Visits Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYPhoto: Bradley Whitford Visits Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth took to Twitter to share a backstage photo of herself and her good friend Bradley Whitford following this week's performance of the musical revival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Art College Prep Academy's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL!Photo Coverage: First Look at Art College Prep Academy's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL!
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 27, 2015

The Arts and College Preparatory Academy presents 9 to 5: The Musical on Friday, March 27th and Saturday March 28th at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Kelrik Productions Presents PINKALICIOUS at El Portal TheatreKelrik Productions Presents PINKALICIOUS at El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Kelrik Production's PINKALICIOUS, the Musical, playing April 11 - May 17 at the Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Based on the 2006 New York Times best-selling children's book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, PINKALICIOUS, is the tale of a girl who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite her parents' warnings about the dangers of over-indulgence. Her passion for pink lands her at the doctor's office with pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe -- a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure a way out of her predicament. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster Featured in Music Video for Hilary Duff's New Single 'Sparks'VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster Featured in Music Video for Hilary Duff's New Single 'Sparks'
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Hilary Duff's New Single 'SPARKS' will drop April 7th. Shazam has shared a sneak peek of the song, which features scenes from Duff's new TV Land comedy YOUNGER, co-starring Sutton Foster. (more...)

Lauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMALLauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast for its upcoming, Next to Normal, playing May 1 to May 10, 2015 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Scott Siegel, creator/writer/host of Town Hall's (123 West 43 Street and 6th Avenue) Broadway by the Year, continues the critically acclaimed series that has been lovingly hailed as a success by Variety,Time Out New York and virtually every other theatrical paper, magazine and internet site in New York City. Over four concerts this season, Broadway by the Year will cover a century of Broadway history with over one hundred musical stars singing (and often dancing!) the songs that made the Great White Way great. (more...)

Alaskan Writers Selected for Bristol Bay BookAlaskan Writers Selected for Bristol Bay Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Anchorage photographer Carl Johnson began fieldwork in 2011 to produce a book about the Bristol Bay region of Alaska that would highlight the culture and economy of the region as expressed in commercial fishing, subsistence hunting and fishing, and recreation and tourism. The book, entitled 'Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska's Bristol Bay,' is being published by Braided River and is scheduled for release in 2016. While the content of the book will primarily be photos drawn from over 24,000 images captured during Johnson's fieldwork, it will include essays that explore the riches of the region. The Alaskan writers who will write the core essays for the book have been selected and are as follows: Bill Sherwonit Dave Atcheson Anne Coray and Steve Kahn Nick Jans Erin McKittrick The essays will provide an introduction to the region, explore the lifestyle and economics of commercial fishing, provide insight into the subsistence way of life, highlight the recreational and tourism values of the region, and explore the exploration of mineral claims in the region. Bill Sherwonit has produced several books, including 'Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska's Wildlife,' 'Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness,' and 'Living with Wildness: An Alaskan Odyssey.' Dave Atcheson is the author of 'Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas' and 'Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond,' among other works. Anne Coray is a poet whose collections include 'A Measure's Hush,' 'Violet Transparent' and 'Bone Strings.' Steve Kahn is the author of 'The Hard Way Home: Alaska Stories of Adventure, Friendship, and the Hunt' and coauthor of 'Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.' Nick Jans is the author of 'A Wolf Called Romeo,' 'The Grizzly Maze' and 'The Last Light Breaking.' Erin McKittrick is the author of 'Small Feet Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska' and 'A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski.' Carl Johnson has been selected to serve as Artist-in-Residence in three national parks, received the 'Environmental Issues' award in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards, and is a past recipient of a Rasmuson Foundation Artist Fellowship. (more...)

VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Chats Return to CBS's MOM on 'The Talk'VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Chats Return to CBS's MOM on 'The Talk'
by - Mar 25, 2015

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stopped by THE TALK to discuss returning to the CBS show, "Mom" and recounts the moment she decided she really liked co-star Allison Janney while on a Las Vegas getaway. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Revival Cast Reunites For Emotional Encore Performance At BROADWAY SESSIONSSIDE SHOW Revival Cast Reunites For Emotional Encore Performance At BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2015

SIDE SHOW gets lovingly reprised at BROADWAY SESSIONS! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSION PLAY presented by Forum TheatreBWW Reviews: PASSION PLAY presented by Forum Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Mar 25, 2015

When Sarah Ruhl was a student at Brown University, she embarked on a journey that would culminate in her sprawling epic, Passion Play, which was first performed at Arena Stage in 2005. Her three act tome tells the story of a group of actors performing the story of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each act is set in a different time frame, yet what happens off-stage, which vaguely mirrors the actions on stage, is the heart of the story. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Visits York and Ephrata in Two Fine ProductionsBWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Visits York and Ephrata in Two Fine Productions
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 24, 2015

Ephrata Performing Arts Center and York Little Theatre produce two different but worthy takes on Tracy Letts' award-winning tale of a family spiraling out of control (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan and More in Michael Mott's THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS HOWPhoto Flash: Jeremy Jordan and More in Michael Mott's THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS HOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Composer and lyricist Michael Mott presented THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS HOW: AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS on April 7, featuring Broadway star Jeremy Jordan and more at 54 Below. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is currently staging Simply Sondheim, the world premiere special event celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. With special permission from Stephen Sondheim, this completely new revue plays through April 19 at Signature Theatre and will never be seen again. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SOUND OFF Exclusive: MATILDA's Emma Howard Talks & Sings New Michael Mott Original Song 'Fly High'SOUND OFF Exclusive: MATILDA's Emma Howard Talks & Sings New Michael Mott Original Song 'Fly High'
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2015

A young Broadway star gets a song all her own! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Honor Courtney Lopez with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, 5/30Pittsburgh CLO to Honor Courtney Lopez with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce Courtney Lopez as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Truth Is Inconvenient, Dangerous in SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER at Shaking the TreeBWW Reviews: Truth Is Inconvenient, Dangerous in SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER at Shaking the Tree
by Krista Garver - Apr 7, 2015

The truth will not always set you free. Shaking the Tree's excellent production of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER explores what happens when a dangerous truth is revealed. (more...)

Geva to Stage World Premiere of THE ROAD TO WHERE, 4/23-5/10Geva to Stage World Premiere of THE ROAD TO WHERE, 4/23-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geva Theatre Center's 2015 Fielding Studio Series concludes with the world premiere of The Road to Where by Cass Morgan, directed by Mark Cuddy. The production begins performances on April 23 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through May 10. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Dowager Countess Heading to Julian Fellowes Next Historic Drama for NBC?DOWNTON ABBEY's Dowager Countess Heading to Julian Fellowes Next Historic Drama for NBC?
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

DOWTON ABBEY writer and creator Julian Fellowes teased that the beloved character Dowager Countess, played in the ITV drama by Maggie Smith, may indeed be featured in the writer's next project. (more...)

The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. theatreWashington will host The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards ceremony tonight, April 6, 2015 at the historic Lincoln Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lynne GriffinBWW Interview: Lynne Griffin
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 6, 2015

Lynne Griffin is what director David Ellenstein describes as 'a heavy-weight' in the industry. Her credits span more than 5 decades and include print, film, television and theatre. She was a child model and actor, appearing in multitudes of commercials and even hosting a children's television show in Toronto. (more...)

SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 1,200 theatre-makers and theatre-lovers at the historic Lincoln Theatre, theatreWashington celebrated excellence on Washington stages at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. The awards celebration was a night of excitement and surprise as 57 Washington theatre artists, theatres, and ensembles received honors in 47 categories for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2014 theatre season. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Ben Davis, Teri Dale Hansen & Eric Van Hoven Set for BOHEME TO BROADWAY with West Virginia Symphony, 4/10-11Ben Davis, Teri Dale Hansen & Eric Van Hoven Set for BOHEME TO BROADWAY with West Virginia Symphony, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents BOHÈME TO BROADWAY with the West Virginia Symphony featuring BPI artists Ben Davis (Kiss Me Kate, Violet), Teri Dale Hansen (The Music Man, The Boys from Syracuse), and Eric Van Hoven (Candide, Masterclass), and maestro Grant Cooper. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Luba Mason, Joshua Warr & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPatti LuPone, Luba Mason, Joshua Warr & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Coming up this week, 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Performance from Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM!STAGE TUBE: Watch Performance from Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM!
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is currently staging Simply Sondheim, the world premiere special event celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. With special permission from Stephen Sondheim, this completely new revue plays through April 19 at Signature Theatre and will never be seen again. Featuring a 16 piece orchestra, with new orchestrations by Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Jonathan Tunick (Broadway's Company, Follies and Sweeney Todd), this one time event will feature music from Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Company, Sunday in the Park with George and many other Stephen Sondheim musicals. Check out a first look at the revue below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Betsy Wolfe Performs 'Let It Sing' from VIOLET at MISCAST 2015STAGE TUBE: Betsy Wolfe Performs 'Let It Sing' from VIOLET at MISCAST 2015
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2015

MCC presented their annual gala last month, featuring Broadway's hottest stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Betsy Wolfe took on the role of 'Flick' in Violet, aided by Joshua Henry at the MISCAST 2015 gala. Click below to watch her perform 'Let It Sing'! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/4-4/5/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/4-4/5/2015
by - Apr 5, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 5, 2015 - Sunday, April 5, 2015. (more...)

Kelrik Productions Presents PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICALKelrik Productions Presents PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Kelrik Production's PINKALICIOUS, the Musical, playing April 11 - May 17 at the Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2015

The latest edition covered 1941 to 1965, featuring songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me Kate, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Oliver!, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and more. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the evening below! (more...)

World Premiere of WAITRESS, Mark Rylance's NICE FISH, 'THE GREAT COMET OF 1812' & More Set for A.R.T.'s 2015-16 SeasonWorld Premiere of WAITRESS, Mark Rylance's NICE FISH, 'THE GREAT COMET OF 1812' & More Set for A.R.T.'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announced its 2015-16 season today, including the world premiere of the new musical WAITRESS, Mark Rylance's NICE FISH, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, and more. (more...)

Don't Forget Them! Shuttered Shows of the 2014-15 Broadway Season Still Eligible for Tony AwardsDon't Forget Them! Shuttered Shows of the 2014-15 Broadway Season Still Eligible for Tony Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2015

The 69th Annual TONY AWARDS, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. With the recent confirmation that Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis will announce the nominations for the awards on April 28, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the shows whose curtains have come down for a final time - though remain eligible to take home the top prizes on theatre's biggest night! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

This Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Lena Hall, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess & More Set for BDF's Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive TourLena Hall, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess & More Set for BDF's Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring performers across the country their "big break" when the program embarks on Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. The national non-profit training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Emily Padgett Discusses Life Post-SIDE SHOW; Plus Listen to Debut of 'Ready to Play/We Share Everything' from ADDED ATTRACTIONS!BWW Exclusive: Emily Padgett Discusses Life Post-SIDE SHOW; Plus Listen to Debut of 'Ready to Play/We Share Everything' from ADDED ATTRACTIONS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2015

The critically acclaimed cast of the Broadway musical revival SIDE SHOW recently re-united at 54 BELOW, the famed performance venue in New York City. The concert performed included never-before-heard material such as cut songs, extended versions of familiar hits, and additional fun surprises for only those in attendance. This special once-in-a-lifetime LIVE event has been preserved on this brand new album as a fitting companion to the Original 2014 Broadway Cast Recording, also available from Broadway Records. You won't believe your ears... it will never leave you. The album, 'Side Show: Added Attractions', is et for a May 12 release. Click here to pre-order today. On May 11, the cast will return to 54 Below yet again to celebrate the release of the album, and Daisy herself, played by Emily Padgett, is already preparing for the big night. Below, BroadwayWorld catches up with Padgett on her post-SIde Show life. Read on for the full interview, plus, catch an exclsuive debut of 'Ready to Play/We Share Everything' from the new album! (more...)

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, WE LIVE IN CAIRO and ZM Selected as New Musicals for 2015 National Theater Music ConferenceSLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, WE LIVE IN CAIRO and ZM Selected as New Musicals for 2015 National Theater Music Conference
by Tori Leiber - Apr 15, 2015

Selected from almost 300 submissions, the three new musicals that will be developed at the 2015 National Theater Music Conference have been anounced. The conference will hold public staged readings June 28-29 and July 2 and 4. (more...)

Where You Want to Spend Your Summer Vacation: Provincetown's Star-Studded Summer 2015 Season Announced!Where You Want to Spend Your Summer Vacation: Provincetown's Star-Studded Summer 2015 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, continues to raise the bar on already superb programming in this idyllic seaside Cape Cod town. (more...)

Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Now Available for Pre-Order!Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Now Available for Pre-Order!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical that began previews on Broadway on March 27, announced today that an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording will be released next month on PS Classics. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Begins 4/30Penobscot Theatre Company's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Begins 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Penobscot Theatre Company will present Maine's professional premiere of August: Osage County, written by Tracy Letts and directed by Bari Newport, April 30 through May 17, at the historic Bangor Opera House. It is the outrageous story of three generations of Weston women, reunited in the wake of tragedy and tugging at the ties that bind. Humor proves a thin veil for decades of deceit and disappointment, but when old resentments rise to the surface and secrets are shared, laughter is the only recourse. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Series in Santa MonicaTony Winner Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Series in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and starred in the ABC Family TV series "Bunheads." She has just returned to TV this spring as the star of the new series "Younger" on TV Land by "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, to rave reviews. Sutton will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway @ The Broad series in Santa Monica, CA, produced by Mark Cortale, for two shows only on June 14, 2015 at 5:00 and 8:00 PM, with series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. Tickets are on-sale now, and can be purchased via The Broad Stage's website or by calling 310 434-3200 for information. (more...)

Roundabout to Host First Annual Casino Night Fundraiser; Stephanie J. Block, Danny Burstein & More to AppearRoundabout to Host First Annual Casino Night Fundraiser; Stephanie J. Block, Danny Burstein & More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

On Monday, May 11, Roundabout Theatre Company will host their first annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds will benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Education programs and the Musical Theatre Fund. (more...)

BWW Interviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Bill Evans as Jacob/PotipharBWW Interviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Bill Evans as Jacob/Potiphar
by Heidi Scheuermann - Apr 13, 2015

It's time to dig into those closets and find the shiniest, brightest clothes you've got and head down to the Saenger Theatre for the most colorful show of the season! JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is headed our way, and is sure to be a fun 2014-2015 season finale. Between the captivating story, the toe-tapping tunes, and the razzle dazzle of the costume and set design, JOSEPH is a show that can be enjoyed by the whole family. (more...)

Gabriel Portuondo Featured in THE RIME, Virginia Arts FestivalGabriel Portuondo Featured in THE RIME, Virginia Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

Gabriel Portuondo's performance of THE RIME is sure to create a stunning visual and psychological experience for the audience in this year's Virginia Arts Festival, Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 PM, Robin Hixon Theater in Norfolk, VA. (more...)

MATILDA's Emma Howard World Premieres 'Fly High' Live At 54 BelowMATILDA's Emma Howard World Premieres 'Fly High' Live At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2015

A delightful world premiere by a MATILDA standout! (more...)

Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, 5/1-10Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, 5/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010. (more...)

La MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th AnniversaryLa MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010. (more...)

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