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Berkshire Theatre Group Reveals Cast for the Upcoming Production of COPENHAGEN

Get all the latest updates on Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming production of Copenhagen. Find out who has been cast in the lead roles and when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show. Don't miss this limited engagement - learn more now!

First Comedy Magic Tour In Philadelphia Launches

Award-winning magician and native of Philadelphia, Robert Malissa, has launched Philadelphia's first Comedy Magic Tour.

The Marsh Berkeley Extends CITIZEN BRAIN Written and Performed by Josh Kornbluth

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of 'Citizen Brain,' a one-man show written and performed by Josh Kornbluth. Explore the depths of the human mind through an intimate and hilarious journey, as presented at The Marsh Berkeley. Don't miss this thought-provoking and unforgettable performance.

Interview: Theatre Life with Liz Mikel

Today’s subject Liz Mikel is currently living her theatre life on tour playing Dr. Benjamin Franklin, delegate from Pennsylvania, in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of 1776. The show is currently running through July 16th at Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre.

Chicago Children's Theatre's to Present MESMERIZED: A BEN FRANKLIN SCIENCE & HISTORY MYSTERY This Fall

Chicago Children’s Theatre is launching its 19th season with an electrifying new production, the world premiere of Mesmerized: A Ben Franklin Science & History Mystery.


It's officially summer which means it's Tamarie Time! The Tamarie Cooper Show has, for years, been a cult hit and can't-miss Houston summer tradition.


Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) have announced casting for two of its summer 2023 shows: Million Dollar Quartet, a three-time Tony Award–nominated once-in-a-lifetime musical evening back by popular demand with some of the same cast as 2017 and Photograph 51, an intriguing portrait of the race to discover the mysteries of the DNA double helix. 

Chicago Children's Theatre Reveals 2023-24 Season

 Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago’s largest professional theater devoted to children and young families, announced its 19th season today, launching in the fall with a world premiere play about Ben Franklin, filled with history and science, followed by two CCT “forever family favorites.”

CITIZEN BRAIN Comes to the Marsh Berkeley

The Marsh Berkeley presents Josh Kornbluth’s engaging and enlightening autobiographical monologue Citizen Brain, told in Kornbluth’s inimitable humorous, intelligent, and forthright style. Inspired to provide a helping hand, Kornbluth began to immerse himself in the study of brain disease at the Global Brain Health Institute.

THE MIDNIGHT THEATRE FOLLIES Premieres At The Midnight Theatre Friday, April 28

Inspired by the exquisite state-of-the-art deco Midnight Theatre, and the storied history of NYC cabarets and revues, The Midnight Follies welcomes all (21+) for a night of glamorous burlesque, scintillating circus, laugh out loud comedy, marvelous music, miraculous magic & vaudeville variety.

Review: 1776 at Ahmanson Theatre

What did our critic think of 1776 at Ahmanson Theatre? In contemporary theater - as in life - optics matter. A lot. Given current trends in theatrical programing, the musical 1776 would probably never get staged. Granted, Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1969 take on the sturm and drang surrounding the Second Continental Congress's decision to form a new nation may be a patriotic Tony Award-winner.

Review: 1776 at CIBC Theatre is a Refreshing-Lee Modern Take on a Classic

1776 is a perfect example of a modern adaptation done right. Virtually everyone growing up in the United States learns the story of our country's birth: The founding fathers, the struggle for independence from Britain, and the scourge of slavery that was shamefully part of our fledgling nation. 1776 gives us a deep dive into this history, complete with nuanced political debates and glimpses into the personal lives of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence.

Laura Ekstrand Brings LOSING MY RELIGION to United Solo Festival

Losing My Religion, a solo show written and performed by Laura Ekstrand, will be presented as a part of the United Solo Festival on March 9 at 7:00 pm at Theatre Row Theatre at 410 West 42nd Street, NYC.  The play is directed by Jason Szamreta, with lights and sound by Zach Pizza.

Ruva Ngwenya Will Be Australia's Tina Turner in TINA at Theatre Royal Sydney

After months of speculation the producers of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL have announced that the coveted role of Tina Turner will be played by Zimbabwean Australian Ruva Ngwenya when the multi award-winning smash hit musical premieres at Theatre Royal Sydney this May.

SNAIL MAIL Comes To The Fox Theatre In April

On her 2018 debut album Lush, seventeen-year-old Lindsey Jordan sang “I'm in full control / I'm not lost / Even when it's love / Even when it's not”. Her natural ability to be many things at once resonated with a lot of people. The contradiction of confidence and vulnerability, power and delicacy, had the impact of a wrecking ball when put to tape. It was an impressive and unequivocal career-making moment for Jordan.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Celebrates Ben Franklin Day With Community Mixer

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau is celebrating Franklin County namesake, Benjamin Franklin, on his birthday, January 17, with a Cumberland Valley Business Alliance Mixer at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center, 4:30 PM to 7 PM.

Sydney Festival 2023 Kicks Off This Week

Sydney Festival's high-summer program of spectacular art and culture lands in the city from tomorrow, 5 January, with an expansive line-up of touring artists, world premiere works, new commissions, Australian exclusives, local talent and an extensive free events program.

MSMT Mourns the Passing of Legendary Star, Bernard Wurger

Maine State Music Theatre was saddened to receive news of the passing of one of its legendary stars – an actor whose career was inextricably interwoven with the history of Maine’s premier musical theatre. “Bernie” Wurger was a mainstay of MSMT summers from 1962 until 2000, playing 195 leading and supporting roles and winning an indelible place in the hearts of his public. His long and versatile career spanned opera, musical theatre, directing, and film not only in Maine but in New York and leading regional theatres across the country.

First Opera on Cockatoo Island, CARMEN, Opens This Month

Rehearsals are underway for a bold new production of Bizet’s Carmen opening on 25 November on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island. A short 12 minute ferry ride from the city, this will be the first opera ever performed on the heritage-listed island.

AMADEUS Full Cast Announced at Sydney Opera House

From 27 December, 2022 – 21 January, 2023 a gripping new production of Peter Shaffer's Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece Amadeus will be staged in the Opera House's newly transformed Concert Hall.


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