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George Street Playhouse Announces Cast of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGEGeorge Street Playhouse Announces Cast of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the full cast for an new, updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, with book and lyrics by Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work if You Can Get It) and music by Jimmy Roberts (The Thing About Men, The Velveteen Rabbit). Karen Burthwright (Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Broadway's Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde and Hairspray), Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages, GSP world premiere of Gettin' the Band Back Together) and George Merrick (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific and High Fidelity; Off-Broadway's Clever Little Lies) star in the inaugural production at George Street Playhouse's new, interim venue at 103 College Farm Road on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University. Performances run Oct. 10-Nov. 12, 2017, with Opening Night set for Friday, October 13. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for George Street Playhouse's 2017-18 Season, Featuring AN ACT OF GOD, THE NERD and MoreTickets on Sale for George Street Playhouse's 2017-18 Season, Featuring AN ACT OF GOD, THE NERD and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced that all tickets are now on sale for its 2017-18 mainstage season at its new, interim home at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J. The five-play season opens with an updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, running October 10 - November 12, 2017. (more...)

The Long Island Repertory Co. to Debut THE KISS, Based on Chekhov Short StoryThe Long Island Repertory Co. to Debut THE KISS, Based on Chekhov Short Story
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

More than a century after the death of arguably Russia's greatest playwright, The Long Island Repertory Co. is gearing up to debut a new, full-length play based on an Anton Chekhov short story complete with a cast of more than a dozen performers. (more...)

Great Deals On Tickets For THE TOXIC AVENGER at the Arts TheatreGreat Deals On Tickets For THE TOXIC AVENGER at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, The Toxic Avenger The Musical will play the Arts Theatre in London's West End for a strictly limited 10-week season from 28 September. Book tickets here from £25! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, C Chambers StEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, C Chambers St
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 25, 2017

The four person song cycle presents a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. It's a sweet, often comical tale of dating, romance and marriage. (more...)

Photo Flash: MEMPHIS Makes Rock and Roll History in Kick-Off to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre SeasonPhoto Flash: MEMPHIS Makes Rock and Roll History in Kick-Off to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The curtain goes up on a new season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre with "Memphis." Presented by PinnWorth Productions, this hit Broadway musical offers up a dramatized account of the roots of rock and roll and radio's role in embracing the new sounds that transformed the country. Dates and show times are: Fridays, Sept. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept. 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL SHOOK UP Rocks New London Barn PlayhousePhoto Flash: ALL SHOOK UP Rocks New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

New London Barn Playhouse presents All Shook Up, inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley, with book by Joe DiPietro, and running now through August 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

StageArt Announces the Cast for MEMPHIS the MusicalStageArt Announces the Cast for MEMPHIS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

StageArt is thrilled to announce the cast for the Australasian premiere of the Tony award-winning Memphis the Musical, which will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from 6 October 2017. (more...)

ALL SHOOK UP to Bring Elvis Presley Hits to New London Barn PlayhouseALL SHOOK UP to Bring Elvis Presley Hits to New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

New London Barn Playhouse presents All Shook Up, inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley, with book by Joe DiPietro, and running August 9 - 20. (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGECast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGECast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. A charming and tender look inside our deepest, darkest, most secret thoughts - whether out on a date, making headway toward the altar, or juggling the challenges of marriage - the musical will continue Quest Theatre Ensemble's 15th season on Saturday, September 23, 2017 following one preview performance on Friday, September 22. The performance schedule will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through October 29, 2017. Additionally, there will be a Special Accessible Programming Matinee with curb to seat assistances, pre-show touch tour and a conversation with the artists Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm. (more...)

New Tom Jones Jukebox Musical WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? Eyeing Broadway RunNew Tom Jones Jukebox Musical WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? Eyeing Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

A new musical featuring the songs of legendary pop singer Tom Jones is now in the works. According to the New York Post's Michael Riedel, a staged reading of the project, titled WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?, was recently directed by Scott Ellis (SHE LOVES ME) in London a few weeks ago. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's Interim Venue Gets Ready for 2017-18 SeasonGeorge Street Playhouse's Interim Venue Gets Ready for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Work continues at George Street Playhouse's interim venue at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J., as the theatre prepares to open its 2017-18 mainstage season with an updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, in October. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue TheatreMAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UPBWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UP
by Chris Gibson - Jul 14, 2017

ALL SHOOK UP, a celebration of music performed by the King, Elvis Presley, is a entertaining mash-up of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, combined with some ideas from FOOTLOOSE, and with just a pinch of the movie version of GREASE (book by Joe DiPietro). I know how that sounds, but instead of taking itself or the music too seriously, this show actually achieves a sort of subversive and hilarious kitsch appeal. It's the current production on the MUNY's stage, and it's a splashy, funny, silly, and tune-filled hoot from start to finish. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICALFinal Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical. (more...)

Richard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse SeasonRichard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at 5TH WALL THEATRECasting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at 5TH WALL THEATRE
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2017

Carol Piersol and 5th Wall Theatre are proud to announce their production of “The Toxic Avenger” (book and lyrics written by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics written by David Bryan), a raucous rock musical based on the 1984 cult classic film of the same name. Keith Fitzgerald helms as director with a cast of talented Richmond performers: Alexander Sapp, Debra Wagoner, Rachel Rose Gilmour, William Anderson, and Chris Hester, with music direction by Starlet Knight and choreography by Emily Dandridge. (more...)

Cast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITCast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the musical production, Nice Work If You Can Get It, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Joe DiPietro., inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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