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Majestic Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.

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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.



Broadway Legend Betty Buckley Joins Cast of The CW's SUPERGIRL
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Star of stage and screen, Betty Buckley, has joined the cast of SUPERGIRL on The CW, according to TV Insider. The Tony winner will portray Patricia Arias, the adoptive mother of Supergirl's soon-to-be villain, Samantha, played by Odette Annable. (more...)

Marcus Brigstocke and Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead BARNUM at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced casting for their forthcoming production of Barnum. (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Company presents LEARNED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 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...)

NEWSIES to Carry the Banner to the Marriott Theatre Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

From the bustling streets of New York City at the turn of the 20th century comes the Tony Award-winning new American musical, NEWSIES, making headlines at the Marriott Theatre just in time for the holidays, running October 25 through December 31 with a press opening on Wednesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Broadway and TV Star Santino Fontana to Perform at The Cabaret in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

With his rich voice, dynamic versatility, and charisma, Santino Fontana is one of Broadway's favorite leading men. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his literally charming performance as Prince Topher in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. (more...)

A Double Bill of New Plays Announced at SkyPilot Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 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...)

Tony Winner John Cullum to Join WAITRESS as 'Joe'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Waitress have announced that on October 5, 2017, Tony Award winner John Cullum will join the Broadway musical in the role of Joe, the cantankerous owner of Joe's Pie Diner, home to the titular pie-maker's extraordinary confections. (more...)

ShawChicago presents THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

ShawChicago starts its twenty-fourth season with George Bernard Shaw's American Revolution work, The Devil's Disciple. This play, capturing classical American resistance, takes place Oct. 14 - Nov. 6 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. 'It's an American history lesson about our revolution,' says director Robert Scogin. (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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Sings From STORY SONGS 2 at Joe's Pub!
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2017

On the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, Betty Buckley returns to Joe's Pub with her band and another new collection of songs, Story Songs #2 (October 12-15), from the worlds of Rock, Pop, The American Songbook and The Musical Theater. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Stage and Screen Star, Helene Yorke
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 9, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway and TV star Hlene Yorke. Helene made her Broadway debut in 2008 in GREASE. She went on to originate the role of Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Evelyn in AMERICAN PSYCHO. On television, she is well known for her work on THE GOOD FIGHT, MASTERS OF SEX, and GRAVES. (more...)

David Krane & Stephen Cole's GOIN' HOLLYWOOD Sets Private Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The award-winning team of David Krane and Stephen Cole will present a private industry reading of their new musical, Goin' Hollywood on Friday, October 13, 2017. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Garrick Ohlsson Returns to Pacific Symphony for Mozart's 'Ninth Piano Concerto'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Garrick Ohlsson joins Pacific Symphony for Mozart's Ninth Piano Concerto. The versatile Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann steps in as conductor to replace the injured Andr Previn. (more...)

Marriott Theatre Collecting Donations for Las Vegas Victims at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, the Marriott Theatre will be collecting donations this weekend after all five performances of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. Those donations will help provide financial support to the victims and families of the shooting. (more...)

Yeehaw! DESPERATE MEASURES Adds Two Weeks at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Due to popular demand, 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 a two-week extension 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...)

Photo Coverage: Isaac Sutton Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut with LAS VEGAS-NYC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 23, 2017

When Michael Feinstein, who travels the world, walks out on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage, I love it when he says Hello New York and the audience roars back their welcome. Issac Sutton the international theater and concert star from Israel got that same kind of reaction when he greeted a full house of fans saying Shalom New York ! (more...)

Submissions Open for O'Neill Center's 2018 National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that is now accepting submissions for the 2018 National Music Theater Conference. (more...)

Rebecca Taichman, Anne Kauffman & More Selected as Roundabout Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its 2017-18 Artists in Residence. 'I started the Artists in Residence program about 25 years ago to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career,' says Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. 'Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes 'The Hamilcast' Host, Gillian Pensavalle
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 23, 2017

On Monday, October 23, the Theater People podcast welcome's fellow podcaster Gillian Pensavalle of 'The Hamilcast.' For the episode, Pensavalle shares the origins of the popular HAMILTON-themed podcast. She also shares all the details of HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda coming to her apartment and doing a 4-hour interview for the podcast. (more...)

Jessica Stone's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Kathleen Marshall-Helmed 'MUCH ADO' and More Set for The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the additional productions in its 2018 Summer Season, including the classic Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park directed by Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Arms and the Man, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Globe), which will run July 28 - August 26, 2018. The Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup will include The Tempest, running June 17 - July 22, 2018, and Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe's Love's Labor's Lost), running August 12 - September 16. (more...)

Kristin Carbone, Peter Lockyer, Michael St. John and Jennifer Hope Wills to Bring 'MY ROMANCE' to Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre's Producing Artistic Director, and Ken Clifton, Riverside's Musical Director, have teamed up to create a special theatrical event showcasing some of the most beloved music by Broadway legend, Richard Rodgers. My Romance: The Work of Richard Rodgers takes place on the Stark Stage on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Jeremy Jordan
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 2, 2017

On Monday, October 2, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan. Jeremy Jordan made his Broadway debut in 2009's ROCK OF AGES. He went on to play the Tony alternate, appearing twice per week, in the 2009 revival of WEST SIDE STORY. In 2011 he originated the role of Clyde Barrow in BONNIE AND CLYDE. And he received his first Tony nomination for originating the role of Jack Kelly in 2011's NEWSIES. (more...)

Doreen Taylor, Davis Gaines Set for Hammerstein Docu-Musical 'AN ENCHANTED EVENING' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Fresh from the sold-out premiere at the Bristol Riverside Theatre in Philadelphia, the brand new, innovative docu-musical AN ENCHANTED EVENING: A NIGHT WITH OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II is coming Off-Broadway for a limited December 2017 engagement. (more...)

Geva Announces Line-Up for Festival of New Theatre 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2017 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 25 November 5. FONT 2017 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee Joins Syfy's TREMORS Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

According to Deadline, stage star John Ellison Conlee has been tapped to star as a series regular for Syfy's Tremors. (more...)

Stacey Cabaj and Morgan Reynolds to Star in MARY POPPINS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Mary Poppins on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through December 31, 2017. Previews will run for two nights on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the New York engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play from December 13 through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow to Wilmington
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down in Wilmington at The Playhouse on Rodney Square with eight performances, November 14 19. The show opens the 2017-18 Broadway in Wilmington season, presented by Bank of America. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Fabulous First Look at PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 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...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Betty Buckley, Gavin Creel, Eva Noblezada & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2017

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Earl Jones to Knock the Ball Out of the Park for Roundabout's DAMN YANKEES Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a special Benefit Concert Reading of Damn Yankees, the Tony award-winning musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. (more...)

WICKED's Carrie St. Louis to Join Isaac Sutton in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

International theater and concert headliner Isaac Sutton will welcome Broadway star Carrie St. Louis (Wicked and Rock of Ages) as special guest singer when he makes his debut at Feinstein's / 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club on October 21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS Reminds Us That 1793 Wasn't a Very Good Year
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 11, 2017

If you can find the newly repurposed Goodyear Arts Center, you'll find that the new PaperHouse Theatre production of Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a dark comedy with a light self-effacing touch. (more...)

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