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Photos: First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo, and More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at t Photo Photos: First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo, and More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at the Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - July 14, 2022

Production photos are now available for The Nutty Professor running through Saturday, August 6 at Ogunquit Playhouse, the jewel of the Maine Southern Seacoast. The musical adaptation of the beloved 1963 Jerry Lewis film comedy features the final score from Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Ton...
Kristin Chenoweth & Kenny Ortega Team Up For Docu-Series on Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Photo Kristin Chenoweth & Kenny Ortega Team Up For Docu-Series on Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by Michael Major - September 08, 2022

Kristin Chenoweth and Kenny Ortega are teaming up for a new docu-series inspired by Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp. Joining Chenoweth and Ortega in teaching classes this past summer were Mary Mitchell Campbell, Jordan Fisher, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Booboo Stewart, Madison Reyes and Stephen S...
Akron Watson, Anastasia Barzee & More to Star in World Premiere of BD Wong & Wayne Ba Photo Akron Watson, Anastasia Barzee & More to Star in World Premiere of BD Wong & Wayne Barker's MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 26, 2022

Akron Watson, Anastasia Barzee and more will star in Ogunquit Playhouse's World Premiere musical adaptation of Mr. Holland’s Opus (August 13–September 10), featuring book, lyrics, and direction by Tony Award winner BD Wong with music by Tony Award nominee Wayne Barker....
Disney+ to Expand DESCENDANTS Franchise With THE POCKETWATCH Photo Disney+ to Expand DESCENDANTS Franchise With THE POCKETWATCH
by Michael Major - May 10, 2022

The expansive new story introduces 'Red,' the whip-smart and rebellious teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts ('Alice in Wonderland') and 'Chloe,' the perfectionist and athletic daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming ('Cinderella'). Jennifer Phang ('Advantageous,' 'Half-Life,' 'Foundation,' 'T...
Portland Opera Commissions New Opera Jubilee By Composer Damien Geter and Librettist Photo Portland Opera Commissions New Opera Jubilee By Composer Damien Geter and Librettist Lorene Cary
by Stephi Wild - June 02, 2022

Portland Opera has announced that the company has commissioned a new opera to be created by composer Damien Geter and librettist Lorene Cary. Connecting the heroic story of the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers with their current, Grammy-winning descendants, Jubilee investigates Black legacy,...
Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery, Hannah Corneau, The Skivvies & More to be Featured in Joe Photo Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery, Hannah Corneau, The Skivvies & More to be Featured in Joe's Pub Fall Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 04, 2022

Joe’s Pub has announced fall programming. This season presents incredible performances from Latine artists: Afro-Cuban jazz grooves from Dayramir González, an evening of Latin alternative music with Jessica Medina & Mai-Elka Prado, and more....
Video: Get a First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo & More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Photo Video: Get a First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo & More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 27, 2022

The Nutty Professor is running through Saturday, August 6 at Ogunquit Playhouse. The musical adaptation of the beloved 1963 Jerry Lewis film comedy features the final score from Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Marvin Hamlisch. Get a first look at footage from the production here!...
The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More Photo The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 14, 2022

The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets. ...
'Portland's Complicity in African Enslavement' Presentation Will Be Held at First Par Photo 'Portland's Complicity in African Enslavement' Presentation Will Be Held at First Parish This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Seth Goldstein, instructor at Maine College of Art and educational director of Atlantic Black Box, will speak Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 10 a.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St. His talk will cover “Portland’s Complicity in African Enslavement,” growing out of his work with Atl...
Chip Deffaa's GEORGE M. COHAN: RARE PERFORANCES Album Out Now Photo Chip Deffaa's GEORGE M. COHAN: RARE PERFORANCES Album Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 03, 2022

Playwright Chip Deffaa, who wrote and directed the Off-Broadway musical  'George M. Cohan Tonight!,' has just released an album of Cohan himself. ...
EXIT Theatre Presents THE ANARCHY QUARTET Photo EXIT Theatre Presents THE ANARCHY QUARTET
by A.A. Cristi - June 20, 2022

EXIT Theatre in San Francisco presents the premiere of “The Anarchy Quartet,” written by Stuart Bousel, directed by Nick Trengove, featuring Catherine Luedtke*, Katherine Park, and Fred Pitts from August 4 through August 20 2022. ...
Max Crumm, Elena Ricardo, Klea Blackhurst, and More to Lead THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Og Photo Max Crumm, Elena Ricardo, Klea Blackhurst, and More to Lead THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Ogunquit Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - June 07, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced casting for the musical adaptation of the beloved film comedy The Nutty Professor (July 1 – August 3), featuring the final score from Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Marvin Hamlisch....
Review: ARCADIA at Little Theatre, University Of Adelaide Photo Review: ARCADIA at Little Theatre, University Of Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - August 15, 2022

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild has finally reached Arcadia....
Orpheum Theatre Group Announces Winners for the 13th Annual High School Musical Theat Photo Orpheum Theatre Group Announces Winners for the 13th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

Students and supporters from 38 participating schools across three states gathered in celebration of their peers performing on the Orpheum stage and in support roles behind the scenes. The evening was a culmination of a year-long program bringing students from all over the Mid-South together for an ...
Review: AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS Premieres at Arena Stag Photo Review: AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS Premieres at Arena Stage
by Morgan Musselman - July 30, 2022

A provocative and inspiring new musical, AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS, premieres at Arena Stage now through August 28th....
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Presents the 21st Annual RIVER TO RIVER Festival 20 Photo Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Presents the 21st Annual RIVER TO RIVER Festival 2022
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council presents the 21st annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City’s  leading free summer arts festival, taking place June 12–26. ...
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL Photo The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - August 29, 2022

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's 22-23 MainStage Season kicks off with Disney's Descendants: tHE MUSICAL at the Taft Theatre October 8-17, 2022....
Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Crit Photo Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - July 11, 2022

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The shows marks Robert O'Hara's Free Shakespeare in the Park debut and welcomes Danai Gurira back to The Delacorte after 11 years in the title role. Read al...
THE SPONGEBOB MUSCAL Comes to Theatre in the Park This Week Photo THE SPONGEBOB MUSCAL Comes to Theatre in the Park This Week
by Stephi Wild - July 27, 2022

Remember SpongeBob Square Pants, the joyful, fun-loving, childish, and accident-prone sea sponge who starred in the Nickelodeon television series? While Kansas City is far from his ocean home, SpongeBob and his beloved friends have found their way to Theatre in the Park in “The SpongeBob Musical,” t...
World Channel Celebrates Juneteenth With 19 Films Photo World Channel Celebrates Juneteenth With 19 Films
by Michael Major - June 14, 2022

Selections from its curated playlist by noted filmmakers including Stanley Nelson, Ken Burns, Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster, Sam Pollard and Yoruba Richen run all month on a variety of platforms, including WORLD Channel, WorldChannel.org, WORLD Channel’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page, PBS Pas...
The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More Photo The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 14, 2022

The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets. ...
Harvard Square Celebrates Juneteenth​​​​​​​ With Spotlight, Mirror And Book, A Fleeti Photo Harvard Square Celebrates Juneteenth​​​​​​​ With Spotlight, Mirror And Book, A Fleeting Art Installation
by A.A. Cristi - June 20, 2022

Juneteenth or Freedom Day, commemorates the end of enslavement for African descendants of the transatlantic slave trade. While the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 publicly declared the end of slavery in the United States, freedom was not fully realized for enslaved people in Texas until June 19th,...
Amee Dolleman, Charles Pugliese, Mahita Penke and Jennifer Dubin Promoted at Disney B Photo Amee Dolleman, Charles Pugliese, Mahita Penke and Jennifer Dubin Promoted at Disney Branded Television
by Michael Major - September 06, 2022

Amee Dolleman and Charles Pugliese have been promoted to vice president, and Mahita Penke and Jennifer (Jen) Dubin have been promoted to executive director, Original Movies, Disney Branded Television, a provider of original content for Disney+ and Disney Channels....
BrightSide Theatre to Present SHE LOVES ME in October Photo BrightSide Theatre to Present SHE LOVES ME in October
by Blair Ingenthron - August 27, 2022

BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced that they will begin their 10th season with She Loves Me, running from October 14 through 30th. ...
Cheyenne Jackson and Husband Jason Landau Launch Production Company Photo Cheyenne Jackson and Husband Jason Landau Launch Production Company
by Stephi Wild - June 14, 2022

The company's first project will be 'Brutal', a comedy short about a news anchor (Jackson) who acquires a leaked sex tape of a U.S. senator. The short is directed by Sam McConnell and written by Nicolas Citton. The cast also includes Matthew Morrison, Rachael Harris, Angelica Ross, and Johnny Sibill...