Netflix Orders Comedy Series SPECIAL from Jim ParsonsNetflix Orders Comedy Series SPECIAL from Jim Parsons
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Netflix has ordered the 8 episode comedy series Special from Jim Parsons' That's Wonderful, and Stage 13. The series premieres on April 12. (more...)

BroadwayHD is Now Streaming EARNEST SHACKLETON LOVES MEBroadwayHD is Now Streaming EARNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

BroadwayHD, the global online streaming service where you can watch live theater content from the comfort of your home, is now streaming Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, winner of the 2017 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, starring Wade McCollum (Wicked) and GrooveLily's electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12). (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Release Cast Recording in February 2018ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Release Cast Recording in February 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Broadway Records announced today that ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME will be released on February 9, 2018. The original cast recording is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com (more...)

CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) Begins Today at The Kraine TheaterCHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) Begins Today at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

'If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?' A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to 'Draw You In.' (more...)

CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) to Play The Kraine Theater This FallCHALK (A SILENT COMEDY) to Play The Kraine Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

'If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?' A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to 'Draw You In.' (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's PIPE DREAM Opens Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading SeriesRodgers & Hammerstein's PIPE DREAM Opens Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns for its final season, with its premiere performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, Sunday, September 17, 7pm at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.  Tickets are now on sale online at www.musical.org, by visiting the MTW West Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27.  Seating is general admission with early admission for season subscribers.  Season subscriptions for all five Reiner Staged Reading Series performances are available for $140.  This season's lineup includes Once Upon a Mattress (Sunday, November 17, 2017), Louisiana Purchase (Sunday, February 11, 2018), Do Re Mi (Sunday, June 3, 2018), and The Most Happy Fella (Sunday, August 19, 2018).  (more...)

BWW Review: Jolly Good MARY POPPINS Flies Into Musical Theatre West
by Michael Quintos - Jul 18, 2017

Disney/Cameron Mackintosh's stage adaptation of MARY POPPINS, the closing production of Musical Theatre West's 64th season is mostly jolly good fun. Full of palpable joy, wonderfully-performed songs, and smile-inducing moments, MTW's buoyant, crowd-pleasing production of the London-set musical continues performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach through July 23. (more...)

Tanya Shaffer & Vienna Teng's THE FOURTH MESSENGER to Bring Buddha Legend to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Nancy Anderson Joins Cast of NYMF's FOURTH MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Fresh off the triumphant run of Sunset Boulevard, NANCY ANDERSON will play the role of world-famous spiritual teacher Mama Sid in New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions' East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Due to an overwhelming demand, MTW has added an additional and final performance on Sunday, July 23, 6:00 pm.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' 'Step in Time,' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets for the added performance go on sale Wednesday, June 21, 10am at www. musical.org, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Best seats are available for this performance.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

FOURTH MESSENGER Gets East Coast Premiere at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. The production, which begins performances on Tuesday, July 18th at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) includes book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and music and additional lyrics by Vienna Teng, and is directed by Broadway director Matt August (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical). Performances will continue through July 23rd. nymf.org/fourthmessenger (more...)

Tanya Shaffer & Vienna Teng's THE FOURTH MESSENGER to Bring Buddha Legend to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Casting Announced for Musical Theatre West's Production of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Stream Live on BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

BroadwayHD will live stream 'Ernest Shackleton Loves Me,' starring Wade McCollum and Valerie Vigoda on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. EDT with a pre-show feature beginning at 7:45 p.m. EDT. The show will be available on BroadwayHD.com for an on-demand encore until June 24. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Flys Into the Carpenter Performing Arts Center 7/7-23
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' 'Step in Time,' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets are now on sale at www. Musical.org, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME Celebrates Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - May 8, 2017

After critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves me, officially opened last night, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rdStreet). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Wade McCollum & More Preview ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 11, 2017

After critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater Amuses with New Video Game-Inspired Musical CLAUDIO QUEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 20, 2017

Video games get the musical comedy treatment in CLAUDIO QUEST, a clever new musical now having its West Coast Premiere performances at Orange County's Chance Theater through February 26 in Anaheim. Those familiar with the 8-bit characters of games like Super Mario Bros. will be amused by the adventures of a pair of heroic brothers whose mission is to save the kidnapped princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing platypus terrorizing the kingdom. When the game suddenly changes players, the heroes are thrown for a loop and must figure out how to navigate and triumph this glitch-filled new world. (more...)

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