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BWW Review: BENNY AND JOON, A Breath of Fresh Air for your Musical SensesBWW Review: BENNY AND JOON, A Breath of Fresh Air for your Musical Senses
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 24, 2017

The Old Globe has opened a window and let in a beautiful breath of fresh air in its latest world premiere musical, BENNY AND JOON, by bookwriter Kirsten Guenther, composer Nolan Gasser, and lyricist Mindi Dickstein. Based on the 1993 MGM film starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn, it focuses on three characters, each insulated by their unique circumstances, and how they ultimately overcome their limitations to live the life they've always wanted. Love, family, compassion, and understanding are the foundation of the piece and, as they grow, so do we. (more...)

BWW Review: BENNY & JOON at The Old GlobeBWW Review: BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 22, 2017

The 1990's are back in a big way, in fashion, in remakes, and now on stage with a new musical version of the indie hit movie BENNY AND JOON, now playing at the Old Globe through October 22nd. This show has things younger generations may have only heard of, like VHS tapes, pagers, and (gasp) a corded land line! What it also has are some beautiful performances by Hannah Ellis and Bryce Pinkham. (more...)

Review Roundup: BENNY AND JOON at The Old Globe TheatreReview Roundup: BENNY AND JOON at The Old Globe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The world premiere of BENNY & JOON, based on the 1993 movie of the same name, will run at The Old Globe theatre through October 22, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BENNY AND JOON The Musical at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at BENNY AND JOON The Musical at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The world premiere of BENNY & JOON will run at The Old Globe Theatre through October 22. Based on the 1993 movie of the same name with a screenplay by Barry Berman and Lesley McNeil, BENNY & JOON follows the story of auto mechanic Benny, who is the only care taker of his eccentric sister Joon. Things become complicated when Sam, with his own take on the world, steps into the picture and turns everything upside down. BENNY & JOON explores what happens when you step outside of what you know, and take the leap toward love. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At BENNY & JOON At The Old Globe TheatreVIDEO: Get A First Look At BENNY & JOON At The Old Globe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The world premiere of BENNY & JOON will run at The Old Globe Theatre through October 22. Based on the 1993 movie of the same name with a screenplay by Barry Berman and Lesley McNeil, BENNY & JOON follows the story of auto mechanic Benny, who is the only care taker of his eccentric sister Joon. Things become complicated when Sam, with his own take on the world, steps into the picture and turns everything upside down. BENNY & JOON explores what happens when you step outside of what you know, and take the leap toward love. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017
by - Sep 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017
by - Sep 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/2/2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/2/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2017BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2017
by - Aug 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe - Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless, Bryce Pinkham and More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe - Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless, Bryce Pinkham and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country PlayhouseMeet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse has announced a star studded cast for its production of Little Women the Musical, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Little Women the Musical is directed by past LCP Board Member Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMFAriana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for two of their concert events: Women of Note, and How The Light Gets In; and a new panel discussion with Honest Accomplice Theatre, titled Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage. (more...)

Michael Harrington Joins Theatreworks USA as New Managing DirectorMichael Harrington Joins Theatreworks USA as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

After an extensive search, Artistic Director Barbara Pasternack and the Board of Theatreworks USA have announced that Michael Harrington has been tapped to be the new Managing Director of the award-winning 55-year-old organization. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

BWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at VillanovaBWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at Villanova
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 6, 2017

Director Valerie Joyce takes on one of Broadway's trickier shows and makes it glow (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonBlackfriars Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

One production still remains in Blackfriars Theatre's 67th Season: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller's classic American drama about Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIRST DATE and More Slated for Lake Country Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIRST DATE and More Slated for Lake Country Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Lake Country Playhouse announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will feature a six play Main Series, four play Youth Series, and a special concert event. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Rhode Island (more...)

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