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BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon on April 21, 2018 in Connecticut

An all-star cast all perform roles that truly highlight their talents in this comical musical adaptation of SLEEPING BEAUTY, that is performed at the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT. I highly recommend this show for the whole family! (more...)
BWW Review: SPRING PIANO BAR...N 2018 at Ridgefield Theater Barn BWW Review: SPRING PIANO BAR...N 2018 at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon on April 21, 2018 in Connecticut

The SPRING PIANO BAR...N 2018 brings talented musicians together before an encouraging and participatory packed house. (more...)
Photo Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes to TheatreWorks This May Photo Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes to TheatreWorks This May
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Connecticut

On Friday, May 4 TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere Mel Brooks' Zany movie-turned-musical musical, Young Frankenstein.The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on some Sundays through June 2. (more...)
MOTOWN Comes to the Palace Theater MOTOWN Comes to the Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Connecticut

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL presented by Worklight Productions is coming to the Palace Theater May 11 - 13 for four performances. (more...)
BWW Interview: Corey Mach of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse BWW Interview: Corey Mach of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon on April 20, 2018 in Connecticut

Corey Mach, creator of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER, speaks about this exciting tribute concert with Broadway talent that is scheduled to be performed in Ridgefield, CT, at the Ridgefield Playhouse, on May 14, 2018. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Connecticut

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Connecticut (more...)
Palace Tours Spring-Summer Schedule Announced Palace Tours Spring-Summer Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

Legends, myths and facts are all part of the Palace Theater story told during  monthly tours of this grand venue.    Tours are ninety minutes* and are conducted by Palace Ambassadors who are trained volunteers in the theater's history, architecture and lore.  Admission is $5.00 per person and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. Groups larger than ten people are asked to contact the Box Office to register in advance. (more...)
Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents AS YOU LIKE IT Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) ends its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Kristin Wold will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 19th through April 29th, 2018. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)
Opera House Players Announce PARADE Opera House Players Announce PARADE
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

???????Opera House Players presents PARADE at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016 on May 4th through May 20th. Tickets available by calling the box office at 860-292-6068 or visiting www.operahouseplayers.org. Tickets: Opening Night tickets $17; all other performances $21 (adults) and $17 (under 12/over 60). Group discount available for groups of 15 or more. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's THE Will Rogers FOLLIES! Telling the life story of humorist Will Rogers, the Tony-Award winning musical features a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.THE Will Rogers FOLLIES begins performances on April 13th and will run through June 21st. (more...)
Catch the Saturday Night Fever with THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW Catch the Saturday Night Fever with THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

???????It's Saturday Night Fever on Friday night! One of the most successful and adored acts in musical history is recreated in a multi-media concert event when The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Tribute To The Bee Gees keeps that disco beat at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, May 18 at 8pm, part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. (more...)
THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE Comes to Ridgefield THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE Comes to Ridgefield
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

???????The Magic of Bill Blagg Live comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 20 at 1pm and 4:30pm, part of the Ridgefield Academy Family Series.  Critics and audiences alike rave about Blagg's incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic and illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. (more...)
Ridgefield to Screen MACBETH Ridgefield to Screen MACBETH
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy, Macbeth, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre of London to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.  In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. (more...)
James Van Praagh Returns to Ridgefield Playhouse James Van Praagh Returns to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Connecticut

???????Back by popular demand, the real-life "Ghost Whisperer," James Van Praagh, returns to the Playhouse! After thirty-five years of talking to the dead on television, radio, and through live demonstrations, New York Times bestselling author and psychic medium, James Van Praagh, is considered a spiritual pioneer and one of the world's most celebrated and respected spiritual teachers working today. During his live events, Van Praagh works as a conduit, channeling messages, guidance, and encouragement from loved ones in the spirit world. (more...)
BWW Blog: LOBBY HERO on Broadway BWW Blog: LOBBY HERO on Broadway
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao on April 18, 2018 in Connecticut

Life moves in circles. This sort of cliche isn't the message of Lobby Hero-rather, the play in itself is emblematic of the spirit of zeitgeist, the kind where unintended artistic choices turn out to be eerily prescient. (more...)
LTM's Popular Play Reading Series Evenings @7 Presents OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR LTM's Popular Play Reading Series Evenings @7 Presents OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Connecticut

Bonds between children and parents are at the core of three interrelated short plays. Working back in time from the present day to 1984, the plays capture moments in the lives of two gay men struggling to be good sons. Funny and poignant, with a healthy dose of 80s nostalgia. (more...)
Jeff Ross & Dave Attell: Bumping Mics Come to Comix Mohegan Sun Jeff Ross & Dave Attell: Bumping Mics Come to Comix Mohegan Sun
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Connecticut

???????Come see The Roastmaster General Jeff Ross and the consummate comedian's comedian Dave Attell when they share the stage as co-headliners of their show Bumping Mics. One stage is probably not enough to contain two of the funniest men in the world, but we're going to try! Jeff Ross & Dave Attell: Bumping Mics presented by Comix will take place in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00pm. (more...)
Windham Theatre Guild Announces Auditions Windham Theatre Guild Announces Auditions
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Connecticut

The Windham Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for their summer musical production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" Monday and Tuesday, May 7 & 8 at 7 pm at Windham Middle School, Quarry Street, Willimantic. Director: Pam PellegrineMusic Director: Ken ClarkChoreographer:  Ava Molnar Auditions will include vocal, dance/movement and acting. Please prepare a musical number, NO MORE THAN 90 SECONDS in length, for the vocal audition. Bring sheet music. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Readings from the script will be provided. Dress comfortably for the acting and dance/movement activities. Rehearsals begin: Wednesday, May 16th. (more...)
Windham Theatre Guild's Adult Broadway Chorus Announces Concert 2018 SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Windham Theatre Guild's Adult Broadway Chorus Announces Concert 2018 SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Connecticut

This year enjoy music from 4 great Broadway shows. The beautiful and sublime musical score of Jekyll and Hyde will be hi-lighted with 'Once Upon A Dream', 'A New Life', 'Someone Like You', 'Facade' and more. Selections chosen from the many great songs of the current Broadway mega-hit Wicked include 'One Short Day', 'The Wizard and I', 'For Good', 'Defying Gravity' and more. (more...)
Photo Flash: AGNES OF GOD Opens Friday at Madison Lyric Stage Photo Flash: AGNES OF GOD Opens Friday at Madison Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Connecticut

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that its first production of the 2018 season will be John Pielmeier's religious thriller Agnes of God. (more...)
Westport Country Playhouse Presents Musical HARRY THE DIRTY DOG Westport Country Playhouse Presents Musical HARRY THE DIRTY DOG
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Connecticut

Westport Country Playhouse will present the musical, "Harry the Dirty Dog," as part of its Family Festivities Series for two performances on Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Based on the bestselling book written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, the one-hour production is produced by ArtsPower and appropriate for grades K through 2.  Tickets are $20. (more...)
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2018 Summer Season Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Connecticut

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today the 2018 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development at the National Puppetry Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Playwrights Conference, and Cabaret & Performance Conference. (more...)
The Lipstick Project Presents The First-Ever All Female Version Of Kander & Ebb's CABARET The Lipstick Project Presents The First-Ever All Female Version Of Kander & Ebb's CABARET
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Connecticut

The Lipstick Project in collaboration with the Darien Arts Center Stage will present the first-ever all female version of Kander and Ebb's iconic Tony Award-winning musical, CABARET, Friday, April 27 through Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Darien Arts Center (2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT). Tickets are now on sale. (more...)
Exiled Writers From Syria And Bangladesh Speak At USJ Exiled Writers From Syria And Bangladesh Speak At USJ
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Connecticut

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and the World Affairs Council(WAC) in partnership with the City of Asylum, Pittsburgh PA will present a moderated dialogue entitled, "Writer-in-Exile," celebrating America's Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. (more...)