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CHILDREN OF EDEN Comes to Old Library TheatreCHILDREN OF EDEN Comes to Old Library Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

Children of Eden is a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith… not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Based on the Old Testament, the story follows Adam, Eve, and Noah as the Father who created them deals with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of His respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love… is letting go." (more...)

Former Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LONG LEGSFormer Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Melissa Dunham felt both thrilled and terrified when she made the decision to produce a full-scale musical production in LA. This is a completely new adventure for Melissa who is professional actor and singer, and a graduate of UC Irvine's BFA Musical Theater program. Her background has primarily been in the performance side of theatrical production, but when she listened to Daddy Long Legs' stunning score (music and lyrics by Paul Gordon) and read the script by John Caird, she knew the story needed to be told--and the thought of taking on a new challenge only made her more eager to jump into the experience. (more...)

International City Theatre Announces 2018 Season of PlaysInternational City Theatre Announces 2018 Season of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

International City Theatre has announced its 2018 season of five plays at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where ICT is the resident professional theater company. (more...)

CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This SundayCBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Stratford Festival's latest HD films, Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost, are airing on CBC TV this month, giving Canadians across the country a chance to see the work of the country's landmark theatre during this special 150th anniversary year. (more...)

Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced.  (more...)

Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on TourNick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS The Musical Lifts Spirits For Charity This FallDADDY LONG LEGS The Musical Lifts Spirits For Charity This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The musical adaptation of Jean Webster's 1912 novel of the same name returns to LA for the first time in years, unfolding on the stage of the Two Roads Theater for one weekend only September 21-24, 2017. With music & lyrics by Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Emma) and book by John Caird (LES MISERABLES, Jane Eyre), Daddy Long Legs transports us back to 1908 and the dreary existence of orphan Jerusha Abbott, just before a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college and change her life forever. What transpires over the course of this intimate, two-actor play is a heartwarming story of human connection, kindness, and charity. (more...)

River Street Theatre to Present Screening of Stratford Festival's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOSTRiver Street Theatre to Present Screening of Stratford Festival's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the award-winning Stratford Festival's production of William Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST on Sunday and Monday, August 6 & 7 with a 1:30 pm matinee each day. The play is presented exactly as it was staged and exquisitely captured in HD video and sound. (more...)

North Kensington's Playground Theatre Launches Fundraising DriveNorth Kensington's Playground Theatre Launches Fundraising Drive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The eagerly awaited Playground Theatre has launched a fundraising initiative to help fit out the venue with state of the art equipment, ready for its opening in October this year.  (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company Announces 13th Season11th Hour Theatre Company Announces 13th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

11th Hour Theatre Company's has announced its 13th Season. The city's only company dedicated to musical theatre has put together an ambitious season. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Presents CHILDREN OF EDENHershey Area Playhouse Presents CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Go back thousands of years for a unique and personal look at the first book of the Bible as Hershey Area Playhouse presents its summer musical, Children of Eden. (more...)

Tam Mutu, Stephanie Umoh and Juliette Goglia to Lead Reading of JANE EYRE MusicalTam Mutu, Stephanie Umoh and Juliette Goglia to Lead Reading of JANE EYRE Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The musical stage adaptation of Jane Eyre, which originally debuted on Broadway in 2000, will receive a new developmental reading presented by Cleveland Musical Theatre with an industry presentation on July 19th at Opera America in NYC. (more...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals AnnouncedChristmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Puccini's LA BOHEME at San Francisco OperaPhoto Flash: First Look at Puccini's LA BOHEME at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love," this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)

On Sale Date Announced for LES MISERABLES; National Tour Launches at PPAC this September!On Sale Date Announced for LES MISERABLES; National Tour Launches at PPAC this September!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale at ppacri.org on Sunday, June 11 at 10A for its much anticipated National Tour Launch at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. Phone and window sales begin Monday, June 12 at 10A. To purchase tickets, visit ppacri.org, call (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visit the PPAC Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday - Thursday, 10A - 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRITHouston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)

The Playground Theatre Opens its Doors to Local Community 6/17The Playground Theatre Opens its Doors to Local Community 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On June 17, between 11am and 1.00pm, London's newest theatre is hosting an open morning for residents and community groups in the area.  The Playground Theatre, which is set to become the only theatre in North Kensington, will open its doors to offer a sneak preview of what will be on offer when the first production is staged there this autumn. With family friendly entertainment as part of the morning, this is an opportunity to see the facilities, experience the auditorium, soak up the atmosphere and sample the sumptuous cafe at Latimer Road and Ladbroke Grove's new venue. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love," this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus. (more...)

GREY'S ANATOMY's Kelly McCreary to Star in INTIMATE APPAREL at Bay Street TheaterGREY'S ANATOMY's Kelly McCreary to Star in INTIMATE APPAREL at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the cast and creative team of INTIMATE APPAREL by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, will star as Esther Mills. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCAVIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. There will be seven performances from April 22 through May 13, taking place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). (more...)

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