WIZARD OF OZ Jazz Musical Extends Through January 11, 2020 at Harlem Repertory TheaterWIZARD OF OZ Jazz Musical Extends Through January 11, 2020 at Harlem Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through January 11, 2020 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended seven times. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ All Summer Long On Navy PierChicago Shakespeare Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ All Summer Long On Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

This summer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the 75-minute musical stage adaptation of the timeless 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz, directed by Brian Hill and choreographed by Kenny Ingram. Based on the landmark novel by L. Frank Baum and featuring music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, The Wizard of Oz promises to be the perfect outing for audiences of all ages at Chicago Shakespeare's home on Navy Pier all summer long, July 6-August 25, 2019 with performances on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays-Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: STARLIGHT THEATRE PRESENTS THE WIZARD OF OZ THROUGH JUNE 16BWW Review: STARLIGHT THEATRE PRESENTS THE WIZARD OF OZ THROUGH JUNE 16
by Steve Wilson - Jun 12, 2019

You're not in Kansas anymore Toto, you're at The Starlight Theatre in Kansas City for the opening night of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Based on the 1939 film classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ opened on Monday, June 10 and runs through Sunday, June 16. Philip Wm. McKinley directs his 13th production with Starlight Theatre, an accomplishment which was celebrated before the program began.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sierra RepPhoto Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sierra Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019

The story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has gone through many incarnations over the years: An American fairytale, a Broadway extravaganza, one of the first technicolor MGM movie musicals, and the 1989 West End holiday musical. Now, complete with dancing Munchkins and flying monkeys, Sierra Rep is delighted to present The Wizard of Oz this summer at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park. The book is by John Kane, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It has additional background music by Herbert Stothart. It is based on the novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film version written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf. This production will be co-directed by Scott Viets and Jerry Lee, who previously teamed up for Holiday Jukebox and The Robber Bridegroom. The production sponsor is DSN Outdoor. (more...)

Nikki Bentley, Helen Woolf, and More Join WICKEDNikki Bentley, Helen Woolf, and More Join WICKED
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced that Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf will lead the new London cast as Elphaba and Glinda respectively, alongside the previously announced Alistair Brammer as Fiyero, from Monday 22 July 2019. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Celebrates Ten Years With Season X: The Magic And Dreams SeasonQuintessence Theatre Group Celebrates Ten Years With Season X: The Magic And Dreams Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional theatre company located in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, turns ten years old during the 2019-20 season. The company is celebrating with a series of programming that highlights the magic and dreams of the theatre with a season that features a span of work unlike anything that Quintessence has produced before. Subscriptions are currently available. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOODSMAN at Bluebarn Theatre Leaves Me SpeechlessBWW Review: THE WOODSMAN at Bluebarn Theatre Leaves Me Speechless
by Christine Swerczek - May 18, 2019

If you have a heart, you will love this show. It's way too good to let it pass you by. (more...)

Worthing Theatres Offer Free Dementia Friendly Screening Of THE WIZARD OF OZ For Dementia Awareness WeekWorthing Theatres Offer Free Dementia Friendly Screening Of THE WIZARD OF OZ For Dementia Awareness Week
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Worthing Theatres are offering a completely free screening of the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz as part of Dementia Action Week, this special dementia-friendly screening will take place at the Connaught Cinema on Tuesday 21st May, 10.45am. (more...)

BWW Review: RAY BOLGER: MORE THAN A SCARECROW by Holly Van LeuvenBWW Review: RAY BOLGER: MORE THAN A SCARECROW by Holly Van Leuven
by William Statham - May 7, 2019

A review of premiere biographer Holly Van Leuven's Ray Bolger: More Than A Scarecrow, chronicling the life of one of entertainment's most iconic men of stage and screen. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents THE WIZVirginia Repertory Theatre Presents THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Wiz on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, August 4, 2019. (more...)

FPAC's WIZARD OF OZ Cast and Creative Team AnnouncedFPAC's WIZARD OF OZ Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

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Alistair Brammer Will Join the Company of WICKED in LondonAlistair Brammer Will Join the Company of WICKED in London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Miss Saigon star Alistair Brammer will play Fiyero at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre from Monday 22 July 2019. (more...)

Axelrod Performing Arts Center Rising Stars Presents THE WIZARD OF OZAxelrod Performing Arts Center Rising Stars Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center's Rising Stars youth performing arts program will celebrate the 80th Anniversary of MGM's classic, "The Wizard of Oz," with six performances on Sunday May 5 at 1:00 and 5:00 PM; Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM, and Sunday, May 12 at 1:00 and 5:00 PM. (more...)

Playhouse on the Prairie Presents OZ!Playhouse on the Prairie Presents OZ!
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 17, 2019

PLAYHOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE is back with another adventure. After visiting Wonderland and Neverland, Playhouse will be flying into OZ! EVERY SATURDAY between April 20th and June 29th, families and kids of ALL AGES are welcome to explore OZ FAMILY PLAYHOUSE in the CONSERVATORY starting at 11AM and seeing the show at 12 NOON at PROHIBITION THEATRE 1008 Prairie Street, Houston, TX 77002. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast of New Musicals WeekendPittsburgh CLO Announces Cast of New Musicals Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO will launch its second New Musicals Weekend, a project of the Next Generation Campaign's New Small Musicals Initiative. New Musicals Weekend, the mini version of the SPARK festival, takes the core goals of SPARK and puts them into action over just seven days. New Musicals Weekend aims to develop new musicals for the CLO Cabaret by supporting writing teams with financial and creative resources and by building relationships with local and national artists.  (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Ankeny Community Theatre: This Production is 'Too Darn Hot'!BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Ankeny Community Theatre: This Production is 'Too Darn Hot'!
by DC Felton - Apr 8, 2019

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see Ankeny Community Theatre's sizzling production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate." Ankeny has done a great job getting the word out about this production. The tickets are hot and sold out for both the performance I was at on Saturday as well the matinee on Sunday. Not only is this production one of the hottest tickets in town, it also has amazing performances that transcend the material. (more...)

WICKED Announces Booking Through 23 May 2020WICKED Announces Booking Through 23 May 2020
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the release of a further 470,000 new tickets. "One of the West End's true modern classics" (Metro), WICKED is now booking to Saturday 23 May 2020 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 9th longest running musical in West End history. (more...)

The O'Jays Come To The Fabulous Fox June 15The O'Jays Come To The Fabulous Fox June 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

Fox Concerts is excited to announce multi-platinum/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The O'Jays and Stephanie Mills will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Area Stage Company Presents THE WIZARD OF OZArea Stage Company Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

In April, Area Stage Company will present a fresh take on the Hollywood classic The Wizard of Oz. Director Giancarlo Rodaz will take audiences on an unexpected, family friendly journey throughout the land of Oz complete with all the songs and characters from the film you know and love. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces 2019-2020 Youth Season; FROZEN, JR., CINDERELLA, and MoreThe John W. Engeman Theater Announces 2019-2020 Youth Season; FROZEN, JR., CINDERELLA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its 2019-2020 Youth Theater Season. (more...)

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