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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.


Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

STARDUST ROAD to Premiere at St. James TheatreSTARDUST ROAD to Premiere at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Hoagy Carmichael wrote Stardust, Georgia on My Mind, The Nearness of You and Heart and Soul, four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. (more...)

Level 257 Hosts PAC-MAN's Official 35th Birthday CelebrationLevel 257 Hosts PAC-MAN's Official 35th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

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CTLR's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL to Open 6/5CTLR's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL to Open 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to conclude its 59th Season with our Summer Musical '9 to 5: The Musical' by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick.   Show dates are June 5th-7th, 11th-14th and 18th-21st to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in downtown Little Rock. . (more...)

BWW TV: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Detail What They Would Do If Elected Prime MinisterBWW TV: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Detail What They Would Do If Elected Prime Minister
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2015

As Britain prepares to go to the polls, Lara McDonnell, Anna-Louise Knight, Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker discuss what they would do if they were Prime Minister. The four girls share the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical which is now booking through to 29 May 2016. (more...)

Met to Present VAN GOGH: IRISES AND ROSES Exhibit, 5/11Met to Present VAN GOGH: IRISES AND ROSES Exhibit, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Exhibition Location: Robert Lehman Wing, Gallery 955, 1st Floor Press Preview: Monday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.–noon  (more...)

Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2015 special online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 5 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding will continue through Tuesday, May 19.  (more...)

Kelrik Production to Present VIOLET, 5/15-31Kelrik Production to Present VIOLET, 5/15-31
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kelrik Production's upcoming production of the award-winning off-Broadway hit musical Violet, a powerful and heartwarming story of a vulnerable young woman's challenges, loves and emotional journey, will now be staged May 15 - 31st, 2015 at the Monroe Forum Theater @ El Portal in North Hollywood. With a score by Jeanine Tesori (FUN HOME, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SHREK THE MUSICAL, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Violet is directed by Joshua Finkel. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro, eighth Blackbird, 'ANNE FRANK' and More Set for Texas Performing Arts' 2015-16 SeasonJake Shimabukuro, eighth Blackbird, 'ANNE FRANK' and More Set for Texas Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to the University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2015-2016 season. This season highlights talent from around the world in a diverse mix of music, theatre, and dance. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th Anniversary Season to Feature GROUNDED, BUYER AND CELLAR & MoreEnsemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th Anniversary Season to Feature GROUNDED, BUYER AND CELLAR & More
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) has announced its 2015-2016 Season, which also marks the theatre's 30th Anniversary Season. The season features an exciting selection of four regional premieres including: a sharp-eyed contemporary drama focusing on one of most complicated and controversial American social institutions; an hysterical new comedy fresh off its chart-topping run Off-Broadway; and a spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines award-winning one-woman drama. Additionally, 2015-2016 will welcome back the return of one of ETC's beloved holiday musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller and More at 2015 Sarah Siddons Society's SO BEAUTIFUL! Tribute in ChicagoPhoto Flash: Jessie Mueller and More at 2015 Sarah Siddons Society's SO BEAUTIFUL! Tribute in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Sarah Siddons Society's Artistic Director, Dominic Missimi, bestowed on Jessie Mueller the organization's prestigious Actress of the Year Award in a tribute entitled SO BEAUTIFUL! last Monday, April 27 at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Mueller won a Tony award in 2014 for her performance as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 24, 2015

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: Nick Spangler Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein; The Shapiro Sisters: Life Would Be Better If It Were A Musical; An Evening with Laura Osnes; #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert; and Broadway Does Country. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

On Monday, May 25th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron adapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breaking Off-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated and playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated together for this year's Best Original Score award; should they win, the pair would become the first all-female writing team in Tony history to take home that the prize. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SADGloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 36th season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad opening on May 28 and running through June 20 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: STARLITE WALTZ's Brooke Gronemeyer & Morgan RobertsonTHE FRIDAY FIVE: STARLITE WALTZ's Brooke Gronemeyer & Morgan Robertson
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we focus our virtual spotlight on Brooke Gronemeyer and Morgan Robertson, the stars of Starlite Waltz, the latest - and, unfortunately, last - production from GroundWorks Theatre, headed by artistic director Myra Stephens and managing director Jonathan Stephens, who took over the company from founders Sean and Bob O'Connell (2011 First Night Honorees). (more...)

Laura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next WeekLaura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Next week at 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...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/22; Center Stage's MARLEY, MASTER CLASS in New Orleans & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/22; Center Stage's MARLEY, MASTER CLASS in New Orleans & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MARLEY at Center Stage, MASTER CLASS in New Orleans, and SOLD in Arizona, just to name a few. (more...)

Sutton Foster Replaces Audra McDonald for Boston Pops Concerts in JuneSutton Foster Replaces Audra McDonald for Boston Pops Concerts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Sutton Foster will officially replace Audra McDonald at the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 2-3, the company announced on their official website. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori Becomes First Female Composer to Receive Star on Playwright's SidewalkPhoto Coverage: FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori Becomes First Female Composer to Receive Star on Playwright's Sidewalk
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 21, 2015

Today, May 21, 2015, FUN HOME composer and four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori became the first female composer to ever receive a star on the famed Playwright's Sidewalk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre to Present WILLY WONKA JR, 5/22-6/21Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre to Present WILLY WONKA JR, 5/22-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Come join the chocolate man as Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre proudly presents their latest On Stage production of Willy Wonka Jr, opening May 22nd. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Uprooted Theatre Say Goodbye with Riveting SUDDENLY LAST SUMMERBWW Reviews: Uprooted Theatre Say Goodbye with Riveting SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 21, 2015

In a fitting finale to their grand six years of acting, directing, educating and producing together, Uprooted Theatre staged Tennessee Williams' riveting Suddenly Last Summer at Next Act Theatre under the direction of company Co-Founder Dennis F. Johnson. Marti Gobel, also a Co-Founder, appeared playing the playwright's New Orleans society woman Violet Venable while also creating backstage as costume, set and scenic designer. A formidable challenge for any actor cast as Williams's commanding matriarch grieving from the death of her son, Sebastian. (more...)

POLL: What Was the Best Performance of the 2014 Tony Awards?POLL: What Was the Best Performance of the 2014 Tony Awards?
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

There is less than a month left until the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). As June approaches, BroadwayWorld will be counting down some of the very best Tonys performances from the past five years, and we need your help to decide who will make the list! Below, cast your vote by telling us which performance from 2013 was your favorite. Can't remember that far back? Just click 'WATCH IT' to refresh your memory! Be sure to check back later this month to find out who makes the ultimate countdown! (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

N'Kenge, William Michals, Christina DeCicco & More to Lead Reading of AKHENATEN: THE MUSICAL TomorrowN'Kenge, William Michals, Christina DeCicco & More to Lead Reading of AKHENATEN: THE MUSICAL Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Akhenaten: The Musical, a new Broadway bound show Created and Directed by Hisham Abdel Khalek, Book by Hisham Abdel Khalek and Mohamed Metwally (Lyrics), Music by Hesham Nazih  and Choreographed by Multi-Award Winner Chet Walker (Pippin, Fosse), will receive a invitation-only reading on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 2PM. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS Live 54 Below Album Now AvailableSIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS Live 54 Below Album Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2015

Supplant your new SIDE SHOW cast recording with even more goodies! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Josh Gad, Adam Sandler Star in All-New PIXELS TrailerVIDEO: First Look - Josh Gad, Adam Sandler Star in All-New PIXELS Trailer
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2015

This summer, aliens have sent real life video games to pixelate us Meet the Arcaders chosen to play for the planet on July 24th in the all-new trailer for PIXELS! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell & More to Open Provincetown Dream Season During Memorial Day WeekendRosie O'Donnell & More to Open Provincetown Dream Season During Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Summer 2015 kicks off with star-power in Provincetown this Memorial Day Weekend. Leading off for Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale's inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall season is comedian-actress Rosie O'Donnell with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host, for one show only on Sunday, May 24 at 9:00 PM, and featuring opening guest, indie rocker Melissa Ferrick. Rosie's stage credits include the Broadway productions of "Grease," "Seussical," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Love, Loss and What I Wore," and the Encores! production of "No, No, Nanette." In addition to her acclaimed stand-up comedy and film careers, she is perhaps best known on television as the host and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award winning talk/variety series "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," and more recently for her return to daytime television as co-host of ABC's "The View." Memorial Day weekend also includes the one-two punch of Indie Rock star Melissa Ferrick back for her fifth consecutive season with two shows on May 23 at 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM, and the hysterical brand new drag comedy "Designing Women Meets The Golden Gals" starring Varla Jean Merman, Ryan Landry, Olive Another and Liza Lott will open for a summer-long run on May 23 and 24 at 7:30 PM (running through September 5). For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second StageTHE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores TodayUpdated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical, has released an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording today on PS Classics. (more...)

La Strada to Celebrate LGBT Theater in RAINBOW FESTIVAL 2015, 6/4-14La Strada to Celebrate LGBT Theater in RAINBOW FESTIVAL 2015, 6/4-14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2015: A Celebration of LGBT Theater, six programs of one act plays, readings and a workshop production of a new musical by various playwrights from across the United States beginning June 4-14 at Pub & Vine (formerly Bank on Mattison), 649 Mattison Avenue in Asbury Park.  (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released TodayON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only, and the new Broadway Cast Recording is out today, May 19, via PS Classics. (more...)

OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE Returns to ATA in NYC, 6/19-28OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE Returns to ATA in NYC, 6/19-28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Out of My Comfort Zone is presented by The Children's Acting Company. Producers: Mimi Stuart and Jason Grant Shela; Directors: Mimi Stuart and Ivy Vale; Musical Director: Rick Reil; Choreographer: Veronica Irene; Lighting Designer: Elizabeth Fruhmann; Sound Engineer: Ed Johnson; Costume Designer: Jen Hebner; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off PR. (more...)

Raven Theatre's 'Take Flight' Program to Present BROKEN TEXT This WeekRaven Theatre's 'Take Flight' Program to Present BROKEN TEXT This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Based on stories collected through interviews at St. Leonard's Ministries with men in transition from incarceration in the Illinois prison system, Broken Text examines the past, present, and future of these individuals and the communities in which they live. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth & More Celebrate Release of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Album!Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth & More Celebrate Release of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Album!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 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 album is currently available for pre-order at the PS Classics website, psclassics.com, and on Amazon.com. Bobby Flay just hosted a private listening party for the cast at his Bar Americain, and you can check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Ryann Redmond and Greg Kamp Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation Tour, 5/26-30 in AtlantaRyann Redmond and Greg Kamp Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation Tour, 5/26-30 in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring Atlanta-area performers a chance to make their 'big break' when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. The Atlanta program, which will focus on the development of new works, will take place Tuesday, May 26 through Saturday, May 30, 2015. (more...)

Otis Sallid, Tony Vincent and More Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation Tour in Omaha, 6/1-6Otis Sallid, Tony Vincent and More Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation Tour in Omaha, 6/1-6
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring Omaha-area performers a chance to make their 'big break' when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. BDF's Broadway faculty will work with students in Omaha Monday, June 1 through Saturday, June 6, 2015. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Colin Donnell & Patti Murin to Headline Sharon Playhouse's Gala, 5/23Bryce Pinkham, Colin Donnell & Patti Murin to Headline Sharon Playhouse's Gala, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, is proud to announce Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Heidi Chronicles), Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, Violet) and Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked) as headliners for the Season Gala on Saturday, May 23 on The Sharon Playhouse stage. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The MunyNancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Based on the 1942 film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Greenberg will direct the Muny production with choreography by Denis Jones. Musical direction is by James Moore, vocal and dance arrangements are by Sam Davis with additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, and orchestrations by Larry Blank. The Muny's production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is its second production worldwide. (more...)

BWW Features: The Stage is a Family Affair at Desert TheatreworksBWW Features: The Stage is a Family Affair at Desert Theatreworks
by Audrey Liebross - May 12, 2015

Daniela Ryan, director of Desert Theatreworks' production of THE MIRACLE WORKER, is the mother of 11-year-old Violet Feath, who plays Helen Keller. Broadway World asked them about what it is like to work together, and talked to executive director Ron Phillips-Martinez about how the company solves difficulties. (more...)

BWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season LaunchBWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season Launch
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

The Program Launch for the second half of 2015 shows that the Independent Music Theatre team comprising Luckiest Productions (David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll), Neglected Musicals (Michelle Guthrie), and Neil Gooding Productions, the driving force behind Hayes Theatre Company, have no intention of slowing down are staying true to their vision to provide a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. (more...)

FLY BY NIGHT Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Set for June ReleaseFLY BY NIGHT Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Set for June Release
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

After a run in Spring 2014 at Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus), the critically acclaimed score of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL has been recorded, produced and mixed by Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Murder Ballad).  The Original Cast recording will be released in digital and CD formats on June 9, 2014, and may be purchased at www.yellowsoundlabel.com and www.PHnyc.org, as well as through online outlets such as iTunes and in stores nationwide. It is also available for pre-order at www.yellowsoundlabel.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Theatreworks' THE MIRACLE WORKER is Worthy of High PraiseBWW Reviews: Desert Theatreworks' THE MIRACLE WORKER is Worthy of High Praise
by Audrey Liebross - May 11, 2015

Desert Theatreworks has mounted a splendid production of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Daniela Ryan. The cast turns in performances befitting a professional production. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, May 28, 2015Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, May 28, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 11, 2015

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, May 28, 2015! (more...)

City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

City Theatre, along with Host Committee co-chairs David & Luci Massaro, and Gala co-chairs Judy & Michael Cheteyan, Laura Penrod Kronk and June Yonas celebrate the company's 40th Anniversary Season with the signature Annual Gala & Auction on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM at Heinz Field East Club Lounge. This year's theme; 40th Birthday Bash, recognizes City's milestone 40th year, and welcomes friends to join us for an over-the-top party honoring our rich past, and looking towards our exciting future. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 ConcertBrenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

?Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Kate Rockwell, and Lauren Molina will premiere BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS, a new concert celebrating the greatest diva moments in Broadway history on June 6th at 8 p.m. in the Fradd Theater on Fire Island Pines.  (more...)

Roundabout Hosts First Annual Casino Night Fundraiser TonightRoundabout Hosts First Annual Casino Night Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Tonight, 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...)

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