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MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING World Premiere & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse 2024 Season

Ogunquit Playhouse has unveiled their 92nd season. See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Unveils Lineup for 2023 Fall Conference at Pershing Square Signature Center

Get all the details about the lineup of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 2023 Fall Conference, featuring 'New Musicals on the Horizon' at Pershing Square Signature Center in NYC. Find out the dates and be prepared for an exciting event in the world of musical theatre.
Michael Urie, Hannah Cruz & Charles Shaughnessy to Star in THE DA VINCI CODE

Discover the exciting cast of THE DA VINCI CODE at Ogunquit Playhouse, featuring Michael Urie, Hannah Cruz, and Charles Shaughnessy. Don't miss this limited engagement. Book your tickets now!
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to Ogunquit Playhouse in November

The Music Hall will be alive with The Sound of Music this holiday season when the Ogunquit Playhouse presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, November 29-December 17, at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 
TOOTSIE, THE DA VINCI CODE, and More Set For Ogunquit Playhouse 2023 Season

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced its 2023 mainstage season, featuring the American premiere of a new stage thriller based on a bestselling mystery novel, the stage adaptation of the #1 movie musical of all time, the irresistible story of a Cuban American music icon, the regional premiere of a beloved family musical comedy, and the extension of a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.
BWW Critic's Choices: Best of Maine 2022

After three seemingly endless years, Maine's theatrical landscape has truly begun to come to life again after the pandemic. I am thrilled to be able to pen this article, having experienced a 2022 that saw the remarkable 'comebacks' of Maine's theatres. While the year was not without continued challenges, these brave, resilient companies managed to produce first-class live theatre for grateful audiences. These are my personal choices of the best in Maine for 2022, grouped by theatre company and show.
Photos: Inside Opening Night of ON YOUR FEET! National Tour at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

See photos from the opening night celebration of the national tour of On Your Feet! at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Return to Ogunquit Playhouse in May 2023

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced a 5-week return engagement of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (May 11–June 10) as the bonus opening act for their 2023 season. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 1.
Ogunquit Playhouse Announces 90th Anniversary Season Lineup Featuring Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW & More

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the full schedule for its 2022 mainstage season showcasing a world premiere musical, a musical adaptation of a beloved film comedy featuring Marvin Hamlisch’s final score, a cult classic whodunit farce, and the direct-from-Broadway regional premiere of a pop-hit musical. Find out what shows are included and how to get tickets.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Diversity in Stage Management, Industry Pro Survey, and Andrew Lloyd Webber: Activist

The news felt like it made a distinct shift after the Fourth of July weekend, with more show openings, casting announcements, and season announcements being the focus, as opposed to ongoing issues related to the pandemic.
Road To Reopening: Ogunquit Playhouse Looks To 'The Bright Side Of Life' With SPAMALOT

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Ogunquit Playhouse's Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney.
Ogunquit Playhouse Builds 25,000 Square Foot Pavilion to Present 2021 Mainstage Season

Ogunquit Playhouse is bringing live theater outdoors this summer. Rising from the grounds of The Playhouse campus’s south lawn is The Leary Pavilion, a 25,700 square foot open-air venue — nearly three times the size of their indoor theater — designed to give audiences the best theatrical experience in the safest possible environment.
BWW Review: A VERY BRADY MUSICAL Offers Antidote to Current Angst

Ogunquit Playhouse’s virtual benefit reading of the new musical, A VERY BRADY MUSICAL, offered theatre-starved Mainers (and online audiences beyond) the opportunity to enjoy a fresh, charming, nostalgic piece featuring the beloved Brady Bunch characters in a delightful ninety minutes of family fun. The work with book by Lloyd J. Schwartz and Hope Juber and music and lyrics by Hope and Laurence Juber references the original 1970s television series, while adding a contemporary spin using an ethnically diverse cast and slightly comic edgier predicaments.
Ogunquit Playhouse Welcomes Wells Graduation Parade

Ogunquit Playhouse staff members welcomed and cheered the 131 Wells and Ogunquit high school graduates on Sunday, June 7, 2020 as they made their way around the historic theatre's iconic entryway as part of a car parade that included the students, parents, first responders and school faculty.
Ogunquit Playhouse Cancels 2020 Season

Following guidelines released this week by Governor Janet Mills in response to the reopening of Maine's businesses, and responding to the safety challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and COVID19, Ogunquit Playhouse has announced that it will halt productions on all scheduled 2020 shows at its historic theatre and cancel its 88th season.
Ogunquit Playhouse Has Announced its 2020 Season; Jason Alexander and BD Wong to Premiere New Shows

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced an exciting lineup of shows for its 88th season that includes the Northeast regional premiere of the hilarious dark comedy The War of the Roses, a new play based on the novel by Warren Adler and helmed by Tony Award-winner Jason Alexander, and the world premiere of the funny and heartwarming musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus, helmed by Tony Award-winner BD Wong. The season opens with the high-energy musical sensation Dirty Dancing -The Classic Story on Stage based on the smash-hit film, then continues with a stunning revival of the Tony Award-winning, all-Gershwin, tap dancing extravaganza Crazy for You, and the exhilarating Broadway hit musical based on the lives of Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, On Your Feet!. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with the return of the hit show White Christmas in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Ogunquit Playhouse Receives 9 BWW Awards For 2019 Shows

Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to receive nine BroadwayWorld Maine Awards in the professional theatre category including Best Play and Best Musical for 2019. 
Ogunquit Playhouse Has Received NEA Grant for Development of MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS

The Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation has announced that is has been awarded an Art Works grant of $10,000 for the development of the film-to-musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus by Tony-winning theatre, television, and movie actor BD Wong, as part of the theatre's New Works Program. Art Works is the Arts Endowment's principal grantmaking program. National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and has awarded 977 grants in this category.
Sally Struthers To Step Out Of ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse; Ruth Gottschall To Replace

Broadway's Ruth Gottschall has returned to the seacoast to step into the role of Miss Hannigan in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Annie now on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
BWW Review: BWW Critic's Choices: Best in Maine 2019

As evidenced by the breadth of nominations for Broadway World's Annual Audience Choice Awards, Maine's theatrical landscape seems to grow and flourish with each new season. For a state as remote as we are, we boast two prestigious regional theatres now in their second half centuries a?" Maine State Music Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse a?" which are leaders on the national regional scene and which have become destinations for travellers from far flung places. Add to these an array of countless other companies of every size and philosophic bent, and you have a colorful, rich artistic arena that grows more interesting each year. I am privileged to get to sample these performances as Broadway World's Maine editor and to be able to compare many of them favorably with shows I see across the country, in New York and London. These are my personal choices of the best in Maine for 2019, grouped by theatre company and show.

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