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Mama D's Gay Nineties Romp Comes to Playhouse on Park! Mama D's Gay Nineties Romp Comes to Playhouse on Park!
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Connecticut

As if Mama D and her crew weren't crazy enough, they're pulling out all of the stops with an all-new original summer burlesque show at Playhouse on Park! Tickets are on sale now for Mama D's Gay Nineties Romp, running August 16-22. (more...)
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison on June 18, 2018 in Connecticut

Home. Family. Finding where you belong. Themes that best describe the heart and soul of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning Best Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS which is now playing at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. This powerhouse predecessor to Mr. Miranda's current smash hit HAMILTON, is a musical with a fresh and modern story and a palpable energy that bursts to life on the Playhouse stage. (more...)
Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLONDE Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Connecticut

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 34th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer with 'Legally Blonde,' the effervescent and wildly upbeat musical based on the popular 2001 film comedy starring Reese Witherspoon. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 5 and 12. There is no show on Friday, July 13. (more...)
Hot Summer Fun Kicks Off At Mohegan Sun On June 25th Hot Summer Fun Kicks Off At Mohegan Sun On June 25th
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Connecticut

Summer is finally here and Mohegan Sun is turning up the heat with our 21st annual Hot Summer Fun celebration kicking off on June 25th and running through September 2nd. The calendar is packed with exciting promotions, giveaways, events, entertainment and so much more! Everything from a Campagna T - Rex giveaway, to the return of one of the region's best food truck festivals and acts like U2, Britney Spears and Brantley Gilbert at Mohegan Sun Arena. Hot Summer Fun 2018 is sure to be a memorable one. (more...)
Music Mountain's 89th Season Continues With Shanghai String Quartet Music Mountain's 89th Season Continues With Shanghai String Quartet
by BWW News Desk on June 17, 2018 in Connecticut

America's longest running summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, continues its summer of Beethoven on Sunday, July 8 (3pm) when the Shanghai Quartet performs Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #5. The Connecticut favorite Jive By Five kicks off the weekend playing the best of the jazz age on Saturday, July 7 (6:30pm)! Concerts are scheduled through September 23. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17
by Audition Roundup on June 17, 2018 in Connecticut

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 17, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17
by Audition Roundup on June 17, 2018 in Connecticut

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 17, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare on the Sound Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare on the Sound
by BWW News Desk on June 16, 2018 in Connecticut

Shakespeare on the Sound (Claire Shannon Kelly, Artisitic Director and Christine Larsen, Managing Director) celebrate its 23rd season with Shakespeare's beloved comedy A Midsummer Night Dream, directed by Artistic Director? Claire Shannon Kelly. Set in the Jane Austen time period, audiences will be transported into a magical forest where they will embark on a sentimental quest together with Shakespeare's iconic characters. Performances began on Thursday, June 14 in Pinkney Park (177 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT) and will continue through July 1. OPENING NIGHT is TONIGHT, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse on Park Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Connecticut

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Long Wharf Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Connecticut

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office, www.longwharf.org, or by calling (203) 787-4282. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (203) 772-8202. (more...)
MUSIC MOUNTAIN Presents Grammy Award-Winner Ted Nash Quartet, Today MUSIC MOUNTAIN Presents Grammy Award-Winner Ted Nash Quartet, Today
by BWW News Desk on June 16, 2018 in Connecticut

Music Mountain, America's longest running summer chamber music festival, announces the lineup for its 2018 Twilight Concert Series! This summer welcomes nine new ensembles to Music Mountain bringing a Latin flair, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and the spirit of New Orleans jazz! "This year our Twilight Series highlights major figures in jazz, such as Monk, Coltrane and Ellington, as well as major traditions-New Orleans jazz, Swing Era classics and the American Songbook-; the Music Mountain Jazz Opening Night on June 16 offers a hard-to-match event with two-time Grammy Award-Winner, Ted Nash Quartet, you can't miss it!" writes Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Music Mountain artistic director. Favorite returning guests celebrate Gilbert & Sullivan, Big Band, and a splash of Broadway! Concerts are scheduled thru September 22. (more...)
CT Rep Announces Cast Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Directed By Terrence Mann CT Rep Announces Cast Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Directed By Terrence Mann
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Connecticut

???????Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the final production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Jesus Christ Superstar", the iconic rock opera based on the last week of Jesus' life that has blown away audiences for over 40 years. CRT Nutmeg Summer Series Artistic Director Terrence Mann directs. "Jesus Christ Superstar" stars Alex Prakken (Jesus), Ryan Vona (Judas) and Jonathan Cobrda (Pontius Pilate). (more...)
Pantochino Announces 2018/19 Season Of New Musicals In Milford Pantochino Announces 2018/19 Season Of New Musicals In Milford
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Connecticut

???????Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., Milford's professional not-for-profit theatre for family audiences, has announced its 2018-19 season. Shows include the world stage premiere of a popular Netflix animated series, a new musical inspired by a true story, a festival of original family musicals and the return of the company's most popular production. The company will continue its partnership with the Milford Arts Council with all performances at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. (more...)
The Ballard Institute And Museum Of Puppetry Presents The 2018 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series The Ballard Institute And Museum Of Puppetry Presents The 2018 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Connecticut

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut announces its annual Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on five consecutive Saturdays from July 14 through Aug. 11, 2018. This summer the Ballard Institute is excited to host acclaimed puppeteers from around New England and beyond, as well as recent Puppet Arts graduates. All performances will take place at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. Ballard Institute Director John Bell says, 'We're very excited to bring a wide array of talented accomplished puppeteers from around the country to the Ballard Institute, including a number of UConn Puppet Arts Program alumni, so they can share their work with our audiences.' (more...)
TheatreWorks New Milford Stages AN ACT OF GOD TheatreWorks New Milford Stages AN ACT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Connecticut

On Friday, July 13, TheatreWorks New Milford will open their next mainstage production of An Act of God, a new one act comedy by David Javerbaum.  (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Opens At Playhouse On Park Tonight! IN THE HEIGHTS Opens At Playhouse On Park Tonight!
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Connecticut

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15!    (more...)
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Returns To Long Wharf Theatre Today Through July 1, 2018 MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Returns To Long Wharf Theatre Today Through July 1, 2018
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Connecticut

???????GFour Productions, winners of 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to New Haven and will play Long Wharf Theatre June 15 through July 1, 2018. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)
Playhouse On Park to Host Pencils For Puerto Rico Fundraiser Playhouse On Park to Host Pencils For Puerto Rico Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Connecticut

Following the Hurricane Maria last September, volunteers traveled to Puerto Rico in an effort to provide relief to survivors of the storm. Even though this disaster is no longer as prevalent in the mainstream media, and in a society where time, distance, and over-saturation of information can cause us so easily to forget others in need, our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico are still rebuilding. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in Connecticut

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Wins Three Connecticut Critics Circle Awards THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Wins Three Connecticut Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in Connecticut

On the eve of what would have been Anne Frank's 89th birthday, had she survived the Holocaust, The Playhouse on Park production of The Diary of Anne Frank, based on a new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, walked off with three out of the possible four awards it was nominated for, at the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards ceremony on Monday night, June 11. (more...)
Review Roundup: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's DISASTER! Starring Seth Rudetsky Review Roundup: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's DISASTER! Starring Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in Connecticut

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the first production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: 'Disaster!', the hilarious new musical straight from Broadway. CRT welcomes the co-writing team of the show, as Jack Plotnick will direct and three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will reprise the role he originated on Broadway (Ted Schneider). 'Disaster!'runs June 7 through June 16.  Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now.  A full performance schedule is available at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.  (more...)
Sutton Foster To Headline Westport Country Playhouse's September Gala Sutton Foster To Headline Westport Country Playhouse's September Gala
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in Connecticut

???????Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Gala on Saturday evening, September 8, performing Broadway standards with a trio of musicians. "Sutton effectively stops whatever Broadway show she's in with her amazing combination of talents in dance, song, and a wicked sense of humor," said Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director. "She's a dazzling throwback to the great Broadway stars of yesteryear."  (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Emmy Nominee Scott Bryce BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Emmy Nominee Scott Bryce
by Konversations with Keeme on June 13, 2018 in Connecticut

Thirteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's brand new web series debuting here on BroadwayWorld. "Konversations with Keeme" is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner,  Paul Bogaev, Emmy-nominated Scott Bryce, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more.  (more...)
Open Position: Digital Marketing / Junior Sales Associate Open Position: Digital Marketing / Junior Sales Associate
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in Connecticut

Want to join the BroadwayWorld.com team for a great, full-time opportunity? We're seeking an eager and ambitious individual to cooperate with the site's sales and marketing team on a variety of special projects. (more...)
The Warner Announces The 2018-2019 Met Opera: Live In HD Season The Warner Announces The 2018-2019 Met Opera: Live In HD Season
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in Connecticut

The Warner Theatre has announced the 2018-19 Met Opera: Live in HD Season, featuring 10 Saturday matinee simulcasts in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. This year's Season is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria and will include 4 new productions and starry revivals featuring the world's leading artists. Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been announced as the Met's Music Director for the start of the season, conducting La Traviata and Dialogues des Carmelites. Due to a scheduling conflict, La Traviata will be shown as an encore presentation. A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before each broadcast, sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group. (more...)