Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Tazewell Thompson's inspirational a cappella music infused play, Jubilee. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs April 26 - June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

TheaterWorks Closes 33rd Season with THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESTheaterWorks Closes 33rd Season with THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

TheaterWorks completes the 2018-2019 Season with a musical blast from the past. The Marvelous Wonderettes is on stage in the Gyder Theater March 29 through April 14 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Cast Announced For The UK Premiere Of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESCast Announced For The UK Premiere Of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Casting has been announced for the UK Premiere of Off-Broadway smash-hit musical comedy The Marvelous Wonderettes, being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, from Tuesday 9 April until Sunday 12 May 2019, with Press Night on Thursday 11 April 2019 at 7.30pm. (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Launches 2019 Season at Cumberland County PlayhouseBAREFOOT IN THE PARK Launches 2019 Season at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2019

Cumberland County Playhouse - winner of the First Night Award for Outstanding Musical of 2018 for Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - has announced its lineup for the 2019 season. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 2 - Happy Birthday, Beth Malone!VIDEO: On This Day, January 2 - Happy Birthday, Beth Malone!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 2, 2019

Beth Malone was nominated for a 2015 Tony Award and Grammy for her game-changing role of 'Alison' in Fun Home. She was last seen on Broadway as The Angel in the Tony Award-winning revival of Tony Kushner's Angels In America. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More!Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 2, 2019

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Read about 2019's upcoming shows, our picks for the top stars to watch, and more! (more...)


by Craig Richardson - Dec 26, 2018

  Located at The Wilke Center inside First United Methodist Church at 330 N. Broadway is the Forum Theatre Company. I had the pleasure of attending The Winter Wonderettes during their final week of shows. Kathy Page Hauptman directed four leading ladies to direct the audience, dubbed pseudo employees of Harper's Hardware Store, in an evening of crowd-pleasing participation at Harper's 'Annual Holiday Happening.' (more...)

Farmers Alley Theatre Extends MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ONFarmers Alley Theatre Extends MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to announce that our current smash-hit production of MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON is extending with a special holdover weekend full of performances January 3rd through the 6th. This delightful jukebox musical by creator Roger Bean has won over audiences and critics alike, and now you've got even more opportunities to catch this "crowd pleaser". (Revue West Michigan). Performed in Farmers Alley Theatre's famous cabaret setting with desserts & coffee included with each ticket. (more...)

MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON at Farmers Alley Theatre ExtendedMARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON at Farmers Alley Theatre Extended
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to announce that our current smash-hit production of MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON is extending with a special holdover weekend full of performances January 3rd through the 6th. This delightful jukebox musical by creator Roger Bean has won over audiences and critics alike, and now you've got even more opportunities to catch this "crowd pleaser". (Revue West Michigan). Performed in Farmers Alley Theatre's famous cabaret setting with desserts & coffee included with each ticket. (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Arts Presents Wonderette Cup of Irresistible CheerBWW Review: Lyric Arts Presents Wonderette Cup of Irresistible Cheer
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 9, 2018

Bright colors and jingle bell music magically appear on the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage while the time of year leaps back into December, 1968. Harper's Hardware holds their end of year Holiday Happening, or the company's seasonal party, and everyone in the audience attends!  Lyric Arts presents both the inviting entertainment for the company's happening in sync with their own December production through this charming, kitschy in the best way, girl group musical revue: 'Winter Wonderettes.' Written and created by Roger Bean in 2003, with lyrics and arrangements by Brian Baker, this 'juke box musical' features catchy tunes to hum or rock out to while smiling 'all the way' through the evening, and then 'all the way home.'  (more...)

BWW Review: WINTER WONDERETTES at Castle Craig PlayersBWW Review: WINTER WONDERETTES at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - Dec 9, 2018

WINDER WONDERETTES is playwright Roger Bean's new sequel to his previous hit jukebox musical comedy The Marvelous Wonderettes, which the Castle Craig Players produced last year.  The same brilliant director Ian Galligan brings back the same four extremely talented actresses who gel together with tighter harmonies and stronger stage chemistry than many touring bands have ever attained.  Chelsea Dacey, Emma Czaplinski, Jessica Engster, and Jennifer Del Sole reprise their roles of Suzy, Missy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou, respectively.  Musical director Chris Coffee leads the three piece backstage live band that accompanies the singers, enhancing the quality of this show that is marvelous all around with excellent acting, singing, dancing, and stage antics. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at THE WINTER WONDERETTESVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at THE WINTER WONDERETTES
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2018

Get a first look at the Castle Craig Players' production of "THE WINTER WONDERETTES', running through December 15 only! (more...)

Michelle Dowdy Brings A Jazzy Night of Broadway to the Laurie BeechmanMichelle Dowdy Brings A Jazzy Night of Broadway to the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

What a gay ol' time! Michelle, with the insanely talented Joshua Stephen Kartes on the keys, will give you a night you WONT soon forget! They l'll take your favorite Broadway hits and turn them into new Jazz standards! With very special guests, infamous instagram darling @inappropriatepatti, AKA Jonathan Hoover and The Cher Show and Kinky Boot's own Blaine Krauss!! Full of shots, laughter, tears, and several improved musical moments! These two are sure to lift your spirits and rock your socks off! Directed by Mitchell Walker. (more...)

BWW Review: WINTER WONDERETTES at The Off Broadway Palm is Marvelously Merry!BWW Review: WINTER WONDERETTES at The Off Broadway Palm is Marvelously Merry!
by Emily Yorgey - Nov 29, 2018

WINTER WONDERETTES at Broadway Palm's Off Broadway Palm Theatre is a lighthearted, festive musical featuring some of your favorite holiday songs and a simple but entertaining storyline about the entertainers (the Marvelous Wonderettes) at Harper's Hardware Holiday Happening. (more...)

MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Sets Closing NightMARVELOUS WONDERETTES Sets Closing Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

On Sunday January 6th, The Marvelous Wonderettes, currently playing Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, will take its final bow after 567 performances. The final cast includes Kristen Alderson (Emmy Winner, One Life to Live) as Cindy Lou, Michelle Dowdy (Broadway's Hairspray) as Betty Jean, Amy Hillner Larsen (First National and RCCL Hairspray) as Suzy , Maggie McDowell (Broadway's Disaster and Kinky Boots) as Missy, and Amy Toporek in her Off-Bway debut as the 'Wonderstudy'. (more...)

Farmers Alley Theatre Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ONFarmers Alley Theatre Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Gooooooo Chipmunks!  Farmers Alley Theatre's famous 'Cabaret Series' is back with the return of our favorite female foursome in the brand-new jukebox musical Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On.  Performed in our original black box space in downtown Kalamazoo, this family-friendly revue will be playing December 7th-30th at 221 Farmers Alley.  Our cabaret setting includes dessert & coffee with your ticket, and our bar will be open for any adult beverages, beer, wine & hot chocolate as you take in some of the greatest songs from the 60's & 70's.  'Putting on our cabaret show every December is a highlight for us every season,' says Executive Director, Adam Weiner. 'And with great songs and a show & characters as beloved as 'The Marvelous Wonderettes', this is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser for the entire family.' (more...)

It's Snowing Outside And WINTER WONDERETTES Opens TonightIt's Snowing Outside And WINTER WONDERETTES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre's 2018-19 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the wacky holiday musical revue, WINTER WONDERETTES. Directed by Richard Parison, the production begins with previews on November 13th, opens November 15th, and continues through December 30th. (more...)

Castle Craig Players Announce THE WINTER WONDERETTESCastle Craig Players Announce THE WINTER WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The Wonderettes are back in town, just in time for the holidays! The Castle Craig Players will present 'THE WINTER WONDERETTES' - the ALL-NEW holiday sequel to last year's sold-out hit ­- November 30-December 15, at their intimate cabaret venue. (more...)

Winter Wonderettes Continues Studio SeasonWinter Wonderettes Continues Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre's 2018-19 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the wacky holiday musical revue, WINTER WONDERETTES. Directed by Richard Parison, the production begins with previews on November 13th, opens November 15th, and continues through December 30th. (more...)

Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, will receive an additional six performances during its run at Arena Stage. Under the direction of John Gould Rubin, Turn Me Loose now plays through October 21, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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