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John Houseman Theatre Studio (New York, NY)
450 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th)

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Set in a high school in Heartsville, USA, the show is billed as "musical fairy tale," focusing on two teen-age same-sex couples, Mike and Steve, and Kate and Roberta. Steve is the star quarterback and Mike is captain of the chess team; Roberta has just been dumped but hooks up with Kate, star of the mechanical bull-riding team.


Broadway Pros Return to the Woods for Second Season of BINGHAM CAMP THEATRE RETREAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The innovative program dubbed by Seth Rudetsky as "theater camp for Broadway professionals," returns to the tiny bedroom community of Salem, CT for its sophomore retreat next week.  Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR), a resident theater program aimed at developing new works is set to take place September 14 - 25 at the Bingham Camp.   (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Kick Off ZANNA, DON'T! October 5-7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

11th Hour Theatre Company kicks off its Next Step Concert Series with the quirkily charming musical Zanna, Don't! on October 5-7 at the Caplan Studio Theatre at the University of the Arts (211 South Broad Street). Directed by 11th Hour's Associate Artistic Director Steve Pacek, the production features an ensemble cast of 11th Hour favorites including Laura Catlaw, Marissa K. Hines, Adam Hoyak, Joe O'Brien, Nick Park, and Candace Thomas, and introduces the 11th Hour debuts of Michael Linden and Bren Thomas. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

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The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

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BWW's On This Day - October 17, 2015
by - Oct 17, 2015

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

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Chromolume Theatre at The Attic Announces 2017 Season of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Chromolume Theatre at The Attic in Los Angeles has announced a season of musicals for 2017, kicking off on January 13 with the off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't! by Tim Acito, followed in May by Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again, and concluding with the rarely produced Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman classic Pacific Overtures, opening in September. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/13/2016
by BWW - Nov 13, 2016

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Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre's ZANNA DON'T
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 11, 2015

Welcome to Heartsville High, set in a world where everyone is gaywell, almost everyone. The big man on campus is the chess champion and the captain of the football team is made cool by being cast as the lead in the school musical. The students write a controversial show called 'Don't ask, Don't tell' about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love. Enter Zanna, a magical, musical fairy who, with a wave of his wand, brings true love to one and all. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/26/2013
by BWW - May 26, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

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NEXT TO NORMAL Begins 5/31 in LA With Bets Malone, Robert Townsend and More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT will present the Southern California regional theatre premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, NEXT TO NORMAL, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, musical direction by Darryl Archibald and directed by Nick DeGruccio. NEXT TO NORMAL will preview on Friday, May 31, 2013 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 1) and runs through Sunday, June 23, 2013 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Circle Circle dot dot to Present DERBYWISE, 4/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

Circle Circle dot dot will present DerbyWise, written by Katherine Harroff, at The 10th Avenue Theatre, directed by Katherine Harroff & Shaun Tuazon, beginning April 6th 2013 and running April 7th-April 20th, 2013. (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Debuts a Reading of THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat, the innovative theatrical program dedicated to creating new work that promotes and celebrates diversity, brings "The Family Resemblance" to New York City with a reading on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Chelsea Studios. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company Announces THE PAJAMA GAME Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

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BWW's On This Day - March 20, 2016
by - Mar 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pitt Rep to Stage ZANNA, DON'T: A MUSICAL FAIRY TALE, 2/14-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

Pitt Rep weaves a musical fairy tale with Zanna, Don't! by Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris, directed by Robert C.T. Steele, with musical direction by Harry Jamison and vocal direction by Stacy Cabaj at the Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, 4200 Fifth Ave, from February, 14 to March 3, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/09/2013
by BWW - Jun 9, 2013

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Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Enrico Rodriguez & More Set for ZANNA, DON'T! Reunion Concert at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Zanna, Don't! Class Reunion, a concert presentation of the 2003 Off-Broadway cult favorite benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ Youth. Tim Acito's beloved musical fairy tale is set in a world where gay is the norm, the chess team is cool, and the football players are dorks. When the students put on an original musical about the hot-button issue of straights in the military (because if musical theater won't address important political issues, what will?), the opposite-sex leads realize their true feelings for each other and all hell breaks loose in the quiet town of Heartsville. It's up to magical matchmaker Zanna to put things right and bring love to all - including himself! (more...)

The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Broadway and Philadelphia Stars Team Up for Theatre Horizon's ZANNA DON'T
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Welcome to Heartsville High and the magical musical Zanna Don't, where the captain of the chess team is a sex symbol, the quarterback is a nerd, and everyone is gay!-well, almost everyone. Following the success of last year's sold-out Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA), Philadelphia and Broadway stars join together once again for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series. Zanna Don't will be presented on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/29/2014
by BWW - Jun 29, 2014

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Photo Flash: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Enrico Rodriguez & More Set for ZANNA, DON'T! Reunion Concert at 54 Below, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Zanna, Don't! Class Reunion, a concert presentation of the 2003 Off-Broadway cult favorite benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ Youth. Tim Acito's beloved musical fairy tale is set in a world where gay is the norm, the chess team is cool, and the football players are dorks. When the students put on an original musical about the hot-button issue of straights in the military (because if musical theater won't address important political issues, what will?), the opposite-sex leads realize their true feelings for each other and all hell breaks loose in the quiet town of Heartsville. It's up to magical matchmaker Zanna to put things right and bring love to all - including himself! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/23/2013
by BWW - Jun 23, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/02/2013
by BWW - Jun 2, 2013

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Broadway Dreams Foundation to Stage Reimagined ZANNA REDUX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will reimagine the big- hearted pop musical, Zanna, Don't! for a whole new generation of theatergoers. (more...)

ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Norristown's Theatre Horizon has added an extra performance of the brand new version of Tim Acito's off-Broadway hit musical Zanna, Don't. (more...)

Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Enrico Rodriguez & More Set for ZANNA, DON'T! Reunion Concert at 54 Below, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Zanna, Don't! Class Reunion, a concert presentation of the 2003 Off-Broadway cult favorite benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ Youth. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/16/2013
by BWW - Jun 16, 2013

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Tim Acito to Premiere Revised ZANNA, DON'T (the Reboot) at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Everything old is new again, and leave it to Tim Acito, writer of the 2003 off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't, to prove that adage. The composer will premiere a brand new version of his beloved musical, appropriately called Zanna Don't (the Reboot), at Theatre Horizon for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/06/2014
by BWW - Jul 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

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BWW Review: ZANNA, DON'T! - Sound Glitches Eclipse Some Fine Singing
by Gil Kaan - Jan 16, 2017

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has produced Tim Acito's very cleverly written  Zanna, Don't! with very mixed results. Major sound glitches opening night marred the ability to clearly hear all of Acito's very witty lyrics set in a fictional high school where gayness is the norm and heteros are shunned. (more...)

Chromolume Theatre to Stage ZANNA, DON'T! This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has announced the first production in its 2017 Season of Musicals, the off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't! Opening today, January 13 at 8pm, the show will play a strictly limited engagement through February 5. Zanna, Don't! has book, music, and lyrics by Tim Acito with additional lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris. The Chromolume production will feature musical direction by Daniel Yokomizo, choreography by Michael Marchak, and is directed by Lauren J. Peters.  (more...)

Jai Rodriguez Returns to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

On Thursday, February 16 at 8PM, Jai Rodriguez presents his new show, As Seen On, at Martinis Above Fourth. Rodriguez, who is best known for his role as the culture guide on Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, is also a well-known Broadway singer/actor and TV/movie performer hence the title As Seen On. Tickets for this one-night only event are $20-$25 and are available at www.ma4sd.com. (more...)

Chromolume Theatre to Stage ZANNA, DON'T! This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has announced the first production in its 2017 Season of Musicals, the off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't! Opening on Friday, January 13 at 8pm, the show will play a strictly limited engagement through February 5. Zanna, Don't! has book, music, and lyrics by Tim Acito with additional lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris. The Chromolume production will feature musical direction by Daniel Yokomizo, choreography by Michael Marchak, and is directed by Lauren J. Peters.  (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS and ZANNA, DON'T Coming Up at The Mezzanine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Mezzanine closes a hit-packed 2015 and kicks off another great year with two blockbuster musicals mounted in the one-of-a-kind local space and headlined by Colorado Springs Conservatory alums, regional and national performers, as well as, in one case, members of an original cast. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: ZANNA, DON'T, C, August 11 2015
by Amy Hanson - Aug 11, 2015

Zanna, Don't is your typical high school rom com, with a slight twist.  There are all the traditional elements - quarterbacks and queen bees, cliques and crushes - but in the upside-down universe of Zanna, Don't, chess players are sex symbols, musical theatre is super cool, and gay relationships are the norm. (more...)

Circle Circle dot dot Presents DERBYWISE, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Circle Circle dot dot will present DerbyWise, written by Katherine Harroff, at The 10th Avenue Theatre, directed by Katherine Harroff & Shaun Tuazon, beginning tonight, April 6th 2013 and running April 7th-April 20th, 2013. (more...)

Eve Plumb Headlines UNBROKEN CIRCLE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Mary J. Davis present the official Off-Broadway premiere of Unbroken Circle written by James Wesley, with original direction by Jason St. Little. Unbroken Circle will begin performances on Wednesday, May 29; opening Wednesday, June 19 at St. Luke's Theatre on West 46th Street. Tickets are $36.50-$59.50 and can be purchased by visiting telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. For more information about the show please visit www.UnbrokenCircleThePlay.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

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Circle Circle dot dot to Present DERBYWISE, 4/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Circle Circle dot dot will present DerbyWise, written by Katherine Harroff, at The 10th Avenue Theatre, directed by Katherine Harroff & Shaun Tuazon, beginning April 6th 2013 and running April 7th-April 20th, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

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