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Fifth Avenue Theatre (Seattle, WA, )
13-08 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA,

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Based on a conception of Sherman Edwards

The Tony Award winning musical 1776 is based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams, disliked by many in Congress, joins Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to bring forward a resolution for independence that will eventually set America free from England's tyranny. Powerful performances by a cast of 25, and an impeccably crafted script make 1776 as relevant today as it was when first written. 1776 delivers a riveting evening of theatre filled with history, humor, heart and romance.



Talia Thiesfield and Sydney James Harcourt to Star in Immersive Pop Experience 'CLEOPATRA' at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Theater for the New City and Nathaniel Hill will present CLEOPATRA: The New Pop Experience, an electrifying immersive pop experience fusing the worlds of Electronic Dance Music and Musical Theater and set to the story of one of the most famous women of all time. (more...)

Broadway in Boston's WIZARD OF OZ Tickets Now On-Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, September 10, 2017. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Davis Gaines and More in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Broadway veteran Davis Gaines and innovative in-the-round seating are featured in Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of Man of La Mancha. The multi-Tony Award-winning musical runs now through October 8, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: See Tony Roberts, Lesli Margherita, Tony Sheldon and More in 54 SINGS SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Tony Roberts, celebrated actor of stage and screen, hosted Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday September 5th, joining Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, Neva Small, and Matt Hetherington. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Hudson Valley's Historic Huguenot Street Exhibition to Showcase 17th-Century Dutch Culture
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) presents the special exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art, on view October 1 through December 17, 2017. (more...)

Breaking: Betsy Wolfe, Alexander Gemignani and Margaret Colin Join CAROUSEL on Broadway; Cast & Theatre Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Roy Furman announced today that Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Justin Peck, will play the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) when it makes its return to Broadway next spring in one of the most deeply anticipated productions of the new season. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces the Cast of THE LEARNED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Centenary Stage Company announces cast for upcoming production of Freyda Thomas' hilarious contemporary re-imagining of Moliere's penultimate play The Learned Ladies. Presented in the Lackland Performing Arts Center the production will run from October 6 through October 22 in the over 500 seat state of the art Sitnik Theatre. (more...)

Scholastic Reports Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

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San Diego REP to Stage Dark Comedy HAND TO GOD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced details for the third production of its 42nd season, 'Hand to God.' (more...)

Site-Specific DRACULA Set for Morris-Jumel Mansion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Morris-Jumel Mansion has announced the presentation of the Steven Dietz adaptation of DRACULA, directed by Vincent Carbone. (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Looking Back on the 'Some Kind of Wonderful' Leading Ladies of BEAUTIFUL!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 2, 2017

From the Great White Way to across the pond on the West End, the story of Carole King has continued to inspire audiences to find their true voice with the timeless music sung by talented leading ladies. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weiss and Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works by Los Angeles playwrights-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART... by Sean Abley and COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a national finalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 John Cauble Short Play Award. (more...)

Violinist Ara Malikian Makes London Debut at the Barbican This March
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

ARA MALIKIAN, the virtuoso violinist and dazzling live performer, is to make his UK debut at the Barbican in London on March 12th 2018. (more...)

New Musical AT FIRST SIGHT Receives World Premiere at The Mountain Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Mountain Playhouse will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. At First Sight will be presented October 3 - 15. The music and lyrics are by Brandon Lambert. The book was written by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert. The production is directed by Guy Stroman. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: Taylor Mac's A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Arrives at the Curran in Style
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC has been reworked into four six-hour Chapters, with performances at the Curran (445 Geary Street) continuing Friday, September 22, at 5pm and Sunday, September 24 at 2pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Mac onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mad 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...)

Photo Flash: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

For the first time in Neiman Marcus' 110 year history, the retailer at its San Francisco Union Square location has decked out their windows with clothing not available in the store. To welcome the week-long engagement of gender-bending stage icon Taylor Mac's A 24 Decade History of Popular Music at the newly restored landmark Curran Theatre, opening this month, they have enlisted designer Machine Dazzle, creator of Taylor's costumes to create a spectacular visual feast for the eye. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Skypilot Theatre Company presents ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART.../ COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weissand Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works byLos Angeles playwrights ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART by Sean Abley and COMBYOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a nationalfinalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 JohnCauble Short Play Award. (more...)

Southport 40th Anniversary in NYC to Include Bob Dorough Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Noctambulo @ Pangea presents 'A Musical Celebration of Jazz Legend Bob Dorough' starring Joanie Pallatto and Bradley Parker-Sparrow with special guests Martha Lorin, Christiana Moffa, Bill Nolte, Deanna Witkowski. Part of the Southport 40th Anniversary Celebration in NYC and Chicago Plus a CD Party for Joanie & Sparrow's new CD Float Out to Sea One Show Only! Noctambulo @ Pangea 178 2nd Ave (between 11th & 12th Streets) NY, NY 10003 212-995-0900 Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Music Charge: $25.00 online or $30.00 at the Door (Cash Only) Drink/Food Min: $20.00 http://www.cafenoctambulo.com/ (more...)

TheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe will run October 5 through November 5, 2017 (please note date change). THE WOLVES is the 1st show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season, (more...)

Booking Now Open for BARNUM at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Public booking opens today at 9am today for the Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum. Gordon Greenberg's production opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

North Carolina Realtor Randy Carson Sponsors Back-to-School Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Bring Fabulous Journey to BPA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Take a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - THE MUSICAL recounts the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends - Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio, who take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up reaching their wildest dreams. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 1st, 2017: Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Opens, BEAUTIFUL Announces New Tour Cast, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 1, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Opens, BEAUTIFUL Announces New Tour Cast, and More! (more...)

Jill Anna Ponasik Named Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Associate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff today announced that Jill Anna Ponasik will join Skylight as Artistic Associate effective Sept. 5, 2017. (more...)

SMALL TALK Reading at North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The New Works Reading Series returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre with Small Talk, by Deborah Serra on September 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Samantha Massell, Christian Michael Camporin, Sean MacLaughlin, Lori Wilner and More to Star in Goodspeed's Reworked RAGS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Join Rebecca and David Hershkowitz as they journey to a 'brand new world' in Goodspeed's reinvented Rags. Original creators Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz have teamed up with David Thompson, who has adapted Joseph Stein's book, to rework this timely and inspiring piece. (more...)

Photo Flash: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Led by the original Broadway powerhouse team, including ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Brian Hemesath (PBS's 'Sesame Street', NBC's 'SNL'), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, a loving throwback to the classic American musical, makes its Regional Premiere at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The production opened last night, August 30, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the festivities below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes CATS Star Tyler Hanes
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, Theater People podcast welcomes CATS star Tyler Hanes. Since making his Broadway debut as a teenager in 2002's OKLAHOMA, Hanes has racked up nine Broadway credits including HAIRSPRAY, THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE, and ON THE TOWN. (more...)

HONKY TONK LAUNDRY Extends Its Hours at Hudson Mainstage Theatre
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 29, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS are pleased as pickins to announce that their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez, is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW TV: Get A First Look at Marriott Theatre's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS now on stage at the Mariott Theatre in Chicago! (more...)

Women in Theater: Chatting with Jenn Thompson - Director of Goodspeed's OKLAHOMA
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 29, 2017

Chatting with Jenn Thompson, director of @Goodspeed's OKLAHOMA! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Led by the original Broadway powerhouse team, including ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Brian Hemesath (PBS's 'Sesame Street', NBC's 'SNL'), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, a loving throwback to the classic American musical, makes its Regional Premiere at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, currently in previews for an opening August 30, and running through October 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW 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...)

Bergen County Players To Present SPAMALOT As 85th Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Get ready to roll in the aisles as Bergen County Players (BCP) ushers in the 2017-2018 season with a side-splitting production of SPAMALOT, adapted from the classic 1975 cult film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet Davis Gaines and the Stars of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Broadway veteran Davis Gaines and innovative in-the-round seating will be featured in Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of Man of La Mancha. The multi-Tony Award-winning musical will run from September 6 - October 8, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Tony Roberts to Host SUGAR in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Tony Roberts, celebrated actor of stage and screen, has signed on to host Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday September 5th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Star in GYPSY at the Engeman Theater; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GYPSY. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces The First Major London Revival Of BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced the first major London revival of BARNUM. Gordon Greenberg's production opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. The production goes on sale to supporters of the Menier on 31 August, and to the general public on 11 September. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMILTON Takes Los Angeles By Storm
by Don Grigware - Aug 18, 2017

What can I say about HAMILTON that hasn't already been said one hundred times over? I was excited to attend opening night at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. I haven't seen so much over.the.top yet genuine enthusiasm for a show since the original Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday in the 1980s. Audience screamed and cheered the entrances of every major character. At the top, I was so propelled into the setting and the action of the American Revolution in 1776 that I forgot I was watching an historical show...and that says a lot because I am not a fan of rap music. However, for those of you like me, you are in for a treat, because its heart-pounding beats drive the show with a thrilling nonstop execution like no other. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon & More Join SUGAR: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, and Matt Hetherington have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday, September 5th, at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

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