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Alaska 5000, Lea DeLaria, George Salazar & More to Star in HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasaden Photo Alaska 5000, Lea DeLaria, George Salazar & More to Star in HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse has announced initial casting for its production of HEAD OVER HEELS. Leading the cast will be Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).

The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021 Photo The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021
by Marianka Swain - Sep 3, 2021

As theatre comes roaring back, this autumn and winter see plenty of exciting new productions, including big West End musicals and intriguing plays. Here are the shows that we’re most looking forward to seeing.

Theatre and Dance at Wayne Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Theatre and Dance at Wayne Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021

Lovers of dark comedy and the art of theatre will enjoy the October production of “Everybody”, the runner up for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. “The Snow Queen”, Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale adapted by Tyler J. Monroe, will captivate families and friends with its magic and mysticism. “Fairview”, the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, will evoke strong emotion and create lasting impact on viewers' thoughts and beliefs. Fans of The Go-Go's and lovers of laughter and fun alike will go crazy for “Head Over Heels” – a musical sensation by James Magruder and Jeff Whitty.

Full Casting Announced For BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, Including Trans Actor Jal Joshua Photo Full Casting Announced For BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, Including Trans Actor Jal Joshua
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

The full cast has been announced for BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, who will be joining musical theatre and TV star Amber Davies as 'Campbell' and four-time Olympic medallist Louis Smith as 'Cameron'.

Pandora Productions Announces Open Call for 2021-2022 In Person Season Photo Pandora Productions Announces Open Call for 2021-2022 In Person Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

Pandora Productions has announced auditions for the 2021-2022 In Person Season to be held on Tuesday, July 13 by appointment. This open audition is for actors, singers and dancers who’ve never worked with Pandora Productions before.

New Line Theatre Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, HEAD OVER HEELS, and URINETOWN for  Photo New Line Theatre Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, HEAD OVER HEELS, and URINETOWN for 30th Season 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2021

New Line Theatre has announced it 30th Anniversary Season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the return of Jason Robert Brown's brilliant, funny, and intense concept musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, which New Line first produced in 1998 in its American regional premiere, running Sept. 30-Oct. 23, 2021.

Play On Shakespeare Announces Summer 2021 Season Photo Play On Shakespeare Announces Summer 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021

Play On Shakespeare today announced their summer 2021 season. Play On Shakespeare’s mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, teachers, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations.

TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL, IN PIECES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More to Stream in June Photo TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL, IN PIECES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More to Stream in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

Broadway On Demand has shared its current and upcoming June programming lineup including titles and events that celebrate PRIDE, the U.S. Premiere of In Pieces, a new musical by Joey Contreras, the Signature Theatre production of After Midnight starring Christopher Jackson, and more.

HEAD OVER HEELS Will Be Performed by Ferndale High School and The Ringwald Theatre Th Photo HEAD OVER HEELS Will Be Performed by Ferndale High School and The Ringwald Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021

The Ringwald Theatre has teamed with Ferndale High School to present The Go-Go's jukebox musical Head Over Heels. Made possible by a grant from the Ferndale Community Foundation, The Ringwald will pair professional actors with high school students to perform this musical in an outdoor production at Ferndale High School's Courtyard, located at 881 Pinecrest Ferndale, MI 48220. 

stream.theatre Announces Pride Month Lineup Including TALES OF THE CITY THE MUSICAL,  Photo stream.theatre Announces Pride Month Lineup Including TALES OF THE CITY THE MUSICAL, CRUISE and HUSHABYE MOUNTAIN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021

From Jeff Whitty, the creator of Avenue Q, and the Scissor Sister's Jake Shears and John Garden comes ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL based on Armistead Maupin's landmark series of novels about San Francisco in the 70s. The presentation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the premiere musical staging at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater in 2011.

LISTEN: Keith David, Kathleen Chalfant and Johanna Day Star in PERICLES Presented by  Photo LISTEN: Keith David, Kathleen Chalfant and Johanna Day Star in PERICLES Presented by Play On Podcasts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021

Building upon Play On Shakespeare’s mission to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays, Play On Podcasts bring timeless tales directly to modern audiences. Following the success of Macbeth, the series – presented by Play On in partnership with Next Chapter Podcasts –continues today with the release of Ellen McLaughlin’s Pericles.

Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor and More Join TALES OF THE CITY Musical Streami Photo Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor and More Join TALES OF THE CITY Musical Streaming Event
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2021

A.C.T. will present a special online screening of the record-breaking musical, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, The Musical.

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Announces UK and Ireland Tour Photo BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Announces UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL will embark on a UK and Ireland Tour following a Christmas season at London's Southbank Centre.

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Starring Amber Davies and Louis Smith Announces London Season Photo BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Starring Amber Davies and Louis Smith Announces London Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2021

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL will play its long-awaited London season at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall from Wednesday 8 December 2021 to Saturday 22 January 2022, following eight performances at the New Theatre, Peterborough from 26 November to Saturday 4 December 2021.

Oster Regent Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Oster Regent Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2021

Oster Regent Theatre is planning its return to the stage this summer with an all-new lineup of productions announced. The season will kick off with Mamma Mia! in June and continue with shows such as Bring It On, the Hallelujah Girls, and more.

VIDEO: Original AVENUE Q Cast and More Reunite for 'Only For Now' Virtual Performance Photo VIDEO: Original AVENUE Q Cast and More Reunite for 'Only For Now' Virtual Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2020

More than 40 people and puppets from the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q have reunited in a special music video of the hit finale, “Only For Now.”

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Seeks New Musicals For Development In The 2021 Summer S Photo Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Seeks New Musicals For Development In The 2021 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

Submissions for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2021 National Music Theater Conference are open! Writers may submit new musicals through the O'Neill's Open Submissions process through October 30.

Broadway Rewind: It's All Happening on Opening Night of BRING IT ON Photo Broadway Rewind: It's All Happening on Opening Night of BRING IT ON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 25, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, for opening night of Bring It On. The show opened on August 1 at the St. James Theatre, where it played for 171 performances. 

VIDEO: Watch an AVENUE Q Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo VIDEO: Watch an AVENUE Q Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with AVENUE Q Original Broadway Cast members Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jordan Gelber, Ann Harada, Rick Lyon and John Tartaglia.

Living Room Concerts: Fabian Aloise Breaks Down The BRING IT ON Choreography Photo Living Room Concerts: Fabian Aloise Breaks Down The BRING IT ON Choreography
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 10, 2020

Continuing our series of Living Room Concerts, the brilliant choreographer Fabian Aloise has a special treat: he's teaching us some of the moves from Bring It On: The Musical. Watch the video below!

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