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Bio:
Thomas Meehan won the 2003 Tony for co-writing the book for Hairspray, the 2001 Tony for the book of The Producers and the 1977 Tony for the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show. He has since written the books for Young Frankenstein, I Remember Mama, Ain't Broadway Grand, Annie Warbucks ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Thomas Meehan won the 2003 Tony for co-writing the book for Hairspray, the 2001 Tony for the book of The Producers and the 1977 Tony for the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show. He has since written the books for Young Frankenstein, I Remember Mama, Ain't Broadway Grand, Annie Warbucks ... (read complete bio)
Broadway Rewind: The Sun Comes Out on Broadway for ANNIE in 2012 Photo Broadway Rewind: The Sun Comes Out on Broadway for ANNIE in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 2, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when the second Broadway revival of Annie opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 487 performances. Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards for their work.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Liz McCartney Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Liz McCartney
by Nicholas Adler - Jul 27, 2020

Singer/actress Liz McCartney has been on Broadway in 13 productions including originating two roles - Sue Tilley in the Boy George musical, TABOO and Rebecca in The Dance Of The Vampires. She has played several of coveted iconic diva roles on stage - Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera, Rosie in Mamma Mia and Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, not to mention Ursula in Paper Mill Playhousea??s The Little Mermaid. Liz is the type of performer that commands your attention when she enters the stage and keeps hold of it with her powerful dramatic soprano voice and formidable presence. She works constantly in her chosen field and ita??s pretty easy to see why.

Musical Theatre of Anthem Announces Summer Programs Photo Musical Theatre of Anthem Announces Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2020

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announced their 2020 summer camps, productions, and workshops for performers ages 3-adult, including Annie JR., the very popular Summer Performing Arts Institute (SPAI), MTA Improv Squad, Summer Minis, and Disney Moana JR!

Broadway From Home: Musicals and Movies Streaming on HBO Max! Photo Broadway From Home: Musicals and Movies Streaming on HBO Max!
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 28, 2020

HBO Max launched in May of 2020 and we've got a complete guide to all of the musicals, plays and theatre available on the newest streaming service.

Civic Theatre's 2020-2021 Season Announcement Photo Civic Theatre's 2020-2021 Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Civic Theatre announces its 106th Season, opening October 2, 2020, sponsored by REI Real Estate Services. While there may be changes to the usual experience at Civic Theatre, every precaution will be taken to keep patrons safe, and adhere to the guidelines set forth by the State of Indiana, and the Center for the Performing Arts. 

Metropolis Announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE PRODUCERS and More for 20th Annivers Photo Metropolis Announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE PRODUCERS and More for 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has announced its 2020-2021 Season. The 2020-2021 Season at Metropolis includes a series of popular theater productions:

VIDEO: ANNIE Composer Charles Strouse Sings 'Tomorrow' Photo VIDEO: ANNIE Composer Charles Strouse Sings 'Tomorrow'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

'When I'm stuck with a day, that's grey and lonely, I just stick out my chin, and grin, and say.... The sun'll come out tomorrow, so ya gotta hang on till tomorrow, come what may... Tomorrow, tomorrow I love ya, tomorrow, it's only a day, away.....'

Runway Theatre Announces 38th Season Photo Runway Theatre Announces 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

Today, Runway Theatre announced its 2020-2021 lineup, marking the theatre's 38th season. Repositioning two productions cut from the prior season due to COVID-19, the season delivers laugh-out-loud moments nestled between thoughtful pieces and poignant stories.

Vaudeville Theatre Company Holds Auditions from Home to Cast Actors for ANNIE Photo Vaudeville Theatre Company Holds Auditions from Home to Cast Actors for ANNIE
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 15, 2020

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE THE MUSICAL auditions from home will continue until the third week of April 2020.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'You Can't Stop the Beat' From HAIRSPRAY! Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'You Can't Stop the Beat' From HAIRSPRAY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history! Today's number, You Can't Stop the Beat from Hairspray!

Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! Photo Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, says of this episode of Broadway Rewind, 'It is jammed packed with Albee, Brooks and Pinter and I had one of the biggest pinch me moments of chatting with one of the greatest playwrights Edward Albee, himself. We head to Second Stage for the opening of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry but we start off at the first day of rehearsal for revival of the Harold Pinter classic, The Homecoming which featured a stellar cast including Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best and Michael McKeen. Director Daniel Sullivan told me what he loved about the play, 'When I read it now, almost 40 years after it was done, it still scares me. I had never directed Pinter, so I thought it was about time.''

Bergen County Players Cancels Remainder Of Its 2019-2020 Season Photo Bergen County Players Cancels Remainder Of Its 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2020

Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is not immune to COVID-19. Like all other theaters in the state (and on Broadway), BCP was forced to dim its lights and cancel the rest of its 2019-2020 season to help ensure the safety and well-being of its patrons and members during the current pandemic.

Spokane Civic Theatre Will Stream YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN on Facebook Today Photo Spokane Civic Theatre Will Stream YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN on Facebook Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

Spokane Civic Theatre will stream Young Frankenstein as part of its Civic Streaming series.

Musical Theatre Of Anthem Announces Summer Theatre Programs Photo Musical Theatre Of Anthem Announces Summer Theatre Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their 2020 summer camps, productions, and workshops for performers ages 3-adult, including Annie JR., the very popular Summer Performing Arts Institute (SPAI), MTA Improv Squad, Summer Minis, and Disney Moana JR!

ELF THE MUSICAL JR and More Announced For Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's 101st Se Photo ELF THE MUSICAL JR and More Announced For Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati already announced Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical, DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS, is coming to life on stage as the opening title of its 101st season at the Taft Theatre.

ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season Photo ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

The Grand Theatre has announced its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking, made-in-London production. It will be a season of what Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum describes as a?oea highly-eclectic journey to unexpected and unexplored territory. The Grand will be in ten different venues across the country. You will see us in places you would never expecta?"from a circus tent, to a coffee shop, from intimate studio theatres, to the largest national stagesa?"it is a season of bold and exciting theatre that we are proud to present.a??

POSTPONED: Updated CHAPLIN is Coming to Nazareth College in April Photo POSTPONED: Updated CHAPLIN is Coming to Nazareth College in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

CHAPLIN, the musical based on the life of silent film star Charlie Chaplin, is getting an update! Creators Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan reworked Chaplin as it toured seven countries around the world starting in 2015 before Meehan's passing in 2017.

Joe Iconis Musical PUNK ROCK GIRL Will Premiere at the Argyle Theatre; Full 2020-21 S Photo Joe Iconis Musical PUNK ROCK GIRL Will Premiere at the Argyle Theatre; Full 2020-21 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

Long Island's Argyle Theatre has announced its 2020-21 season! The season will include the world premiere of new Joe Iconis musical, Punk Rock Girl September 10 a?" October 25, 2020.

THE PRODUCERS Comes to the Warner Photo THE PRODUCERS Comes to the Warner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Get ready to laugh until your sides ache when the Warner Stage Company presents THE PRODUCERS on the historic Warner Main Stage May 2-10, sponsored by Elevator Service Company. Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards are just a few things that THE PRODUCERS is. But it is never boring and you will find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance their way through the greatest show biz scam that there ever was.

HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL Announces Full Tour Dates For 2020-21 Photo HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL Announces Full Tour Dates For 2020-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Hairspray is hitting the road again in 2020-21! It can now be confirmed that the tour will open at Leicester Curve on 20 August and will visit the following venues in 2020: Manchester Palace, Bradford Alhambra, Blackpool Winter Gardens, Aylesbury Waterside, Birmingham Hippodrome, Glasgow Kings Theatre, Northampton Royal and Derngate, Woking New Victoria, Liverpool Empire and Brighton Theatre Royal.  

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