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Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-BroadwayAaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Nick Offerman Read from A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT on Audible!BWW Exclusive: Listen to Nick Offerman Read from A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT on Audible!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2017

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed. Trading in the idyllic banks of Twain's Mississippi for medieval England, Offerman regales listeners with one of American literature's foremost satires and the author's most inventive and darkly funny pieces of fiction. (more...)

Photo Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center on Sunday night. Audience members leapt to their feet at the end of the performance of the now Jeff-Recommended production. Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast in the musical that continues through October 15. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVERMad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre has announced its upcoming production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, music and lyrics by Roger Miller, book by William Hauptman, presented in The Harriett Theatre September 22 as the first production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, 54 SINGS THE JONAS BROTHERS and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowChristine Ebersole, 54 SINGS THE JONAS BROTHERS and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Christine Ebersole, Maria Friedman Sings Sondheim and Bernstein, 54 Sings The Jonas Brothers, Kyle Dean Massey, Ben Stock and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Farnsworth Stars in Towering NEWSIES at Utah's TuacahnBWW Interview: Ryan Farnsworth Stars in Towering NEWSIES at Utah's Tuacahn
by Wayman Wong - Sep 13, 2017

'Disney's Newsies' has been making headlines all this summer at America's regional theaters, from the MUNY in St. Louis to the Music Theatre of Wichita. Others 'carrying this banner,' Tony-winning musical have included the Wagon Wheel in Indiana, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company in Alabama, the Maine State Music Theatre and Orlando REP in Florida. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Talks to Kristen Bell Live in Orlando After Hurricane IrmaVIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Talks to Kristen Bell Live in Orlando After Hurricane Irma
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, the FROZEN star was beamed in live along with her new friends to share their experience. 'We've been making the most of a crazy situation,' she shared. (more...)

Action-Packed Teenage Adventure STINKING THINKING ISN'T COOL Hits the ShelvesAction-Packed Teenage Adventure STINKING THINKING ISN'T COOL Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Mekani G. Collins was born a micro-preemie at one-pound, two and a half ounces. Doctors stated he would not live. He survived imminent death, seven surgeries and severe sleep apnea (he stopped breathing 61 times in one night) before his fourth birthday. Today, health is so important to him that he wrote a book - 'Stinking Thinking Isn't Cool!' (ISBN: 978-0998819419) published by Textorium Publishing. It's an action-packed teenage adventure that's all about pushing boundaries and making the right choices. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell Sings FROZEN Tune for Hurricane Irma EvacueesVIDEO: Kristen Bell Sings FROZEN Tune for Hurricane Irma Evacuees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Kristen Bell visited Meadow Woods MS in Orlando and helped boost morale for the Hurricane Irma evacuees with a little tune from the Disney hit FROZEN. Check out the video, via Meadow Woods MS's Twitter, below! (more...)

BWW Feature: CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Opens New TheatreBWW Feature: CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Opens New Theatre
by Laura A. Hobson - Sep 8, 2017

'To be or not to be, that is the question,' says Hamlet in Shakespeare's oft-performed drama. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company chooses to 'be.' Hamlet the artificial pig sits outside the front of the theater inviting patrons into the building. (more...)

BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Floating to Theatre at the Center This FallBIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Floating to Theatre at the Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The musical begins previews Sept. 14 with opening night on September 17 for a run that continues through Oct. 15.   (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 31Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 31
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 31, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 26, 2017

Now on stage at the Encore Theatre is the musical '9 to 5.' I'd love to invite you to enjoy seeing this show, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it's completely sold out. The only possible way to get tickets is if there are cancellations. This is a smash hit for Encore Theatre, and of course, everything they do is performed to perfection. You are best off buying a season ticket so you can always see their shows. (more...)

Nia Vardalos to Return for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Encore at The Public Theater; Cast Announced!Nia Vardalos to Return for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Encore at The Public Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the encore engagement of the acclaimed production of Tiny Beautiful Things, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott RobinsonFRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott Robinson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2017

Among the show's stars are Teal Davis and Elliott Robinson, who portray the show's protagonists Huck and Jim and take audiences on a journey down the Mississippi River in the rollicking, rambunctious show. Somehow, the two actors found time in their hectic, tech week schedules and sat down to take on our questions in order to offer some insight into why they do what they do, as well as suggesting why you just can't miss Big River during its three-weekend run at 108 Donelson Pike. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with AutismCast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (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...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

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