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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, on stage October 4 through 29.
by Don Grigware - Sep 25, 2018
Jerry Herman's second great triumph following the success of Hello Dolly! was Mame in 1966 and a triumphant Broadway debut for Tony winning Angela Lansbury. Based on Patrick Dennis' memoir of his wildly eccentric aunt, the story lent itself beautifully to Herman's upbeat score. It is rarely revived, and thanks to the Musical Theatre Guild, who do fully staged readings of old or lesser known musicals, we got a lovely presentation on Sunday September 23 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
by Cary Ginell - Sep 24, 2018
Musical Theatre Guild's production of 'Mame' wowed a Sunday evening audience with its broad comedy, Jerry Herman's tuneful score, and winning performances from its cast. The staged reading included full costumes, choreography, and some wonderfully funny moments, thanks to Lewis Wilkenfled's skillful directing.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present, Inherit the Wind, an American play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, which debuted in 1955. The story fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes 'Monkey' Trial as a means to discuss the then-contemporary McCarthy trials.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017
The opening of DEAR WORLD at O'Connell & Company will be postponed one week due to a cast member illness. We will open on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 7:30pm, Performance dates for DEAR WORLD - A Musical Fable are September 28 - October 22, 2017. One Sunday evening performance has been added, October 15, 2017 at 7pm.
by Dan Marois - Oct 9, 2017
From Here to Eternity Falls Short in New Musical Version
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice, in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, will present an industry-only NYC development workshop of his new musical, 'From Here to Eternity.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, onstage tonight, October 4, through October 29.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 66th season of live theatre with Inherit the Wind, an enduring courtroom drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (Auntie Mame, The First Monday in October). Based on the real-life 1925 Tennessee case known as the Scopes "monkey" trial, two famed attorneys, based on William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, go head to head in a small town courtroom. In an era where politicians and community leaders still clash over the separation of church and state in the classroom, this timely production shows us what can happen when courage takes the stand.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017
See the cast of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Olgunquit Playhouse in this video! Set in Hawaii in the weeks before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, this epic tale follows the powerful story of two U.S soldiers, the soulful Private Prewitt and ardent Sergeant Warden, as they embark on doomed and dangerous love affairs with the wrong women. As the infamous date of December 7th approaches, the claustrophobic world of the four lovers and the desperation of the soldiers of G Company splinter amidst an escalating war. The compelling story of men at war along with a fantastic new score is not to be missed. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY plays through October 29.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017
The North American premiere of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY plays at Olgunquit Playhouse through October 29, and the critics are weighing in!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
On Sunday, December 9th, 'Burgh Vivant will present a staged reading of the classic comedy play Auntie Mame, featuring 2013 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Performer of the Year Daina Griffith in the title role.  The evening will benefit 'Burgh Vivant's mission to promote arts and culture in Pittsburgh. 
by Herbert Paine - Nov 17, 2018
To see INHERIT THE WIND, in its current iteration at Theatre Artists Studio, is to revisit the endless battle between open-minded reason and the intolerance of blind faith. It is, as well, a golden opportunity to witness two bears of the stage ~ Michael Fleck and Tom Koelbel ~ have at each other in their portrayals of the goliaths that put the trial of the century on the map. Runs through December 9th.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows for their 23rd season of Broadway in Concert musicals.  The MTG 2018-2019 season includes: MAME, ZORBA, MINNIE'S BOYS and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. 
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
The Studio is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 season. Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) opens its 2018 musical season with the madcap musical comedy, MAME, starring Broadway veteran Paige Davis. Jerry Herman's classic musical tribute to unconventional family life opens Tuesday, June 5 and plays through Sunday, June 17.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
MonaVision Films will present a private staged reading of Steve Monarque's THAT'S LIFE, a full-length play with music, directed by Mel Johnson Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
A new venue has been announced for the invited staged reading of Steve Monarque's THAT'S LIFE, a full-length play with music, directed by Mel Johnson Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
MainStage Irving-Las Colinas has announced their 2019-2020 season to be produced at their award-winning theatre in the heart of the metroplex located at Irving Arts Center (3333 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX). This season is to be presented from September 2019 to August 2020 including five main-stage productions plus two special season add-ons.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) opens its 2018 musical season with the madcap musical comedy, MAME, starring Broadway veteran Paige Davis. Jerry Herman's classic musical tribute to unconventional family life opens Tuesday, June 5 and plays through Sunday, June 17.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018
A new venue has been announced for the invited staged reading of Steve Monarque's THAT'S LIFE, a full-length play with music, directed by Mel Johnson Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
MonaVision Films will present a private staged reading of Steve Monarque's THAT'S LIFE, a full-length play with music, directed by Mel Johnson Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
It's the 1920s and a Tennessee schoolteacher has been arrested and put on trial for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Forte Dramatic Productions presents the acclaimed play "Inherit the Wind" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this powerful drama are Fridays, May 24 and 31 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 25 and June 1 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 26 and June 2 at 2 p.m.
by Lynn Beaver - Mar 5, 2018
Classic stage spectacle, MAME by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee with lyrics by Jerry Herman, makes its way to the Georgetown Palace Theatre to take away the winter blues and get your toes tapping.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2018
Theater's power to illuminate and to elucidate even while offering diverting entertainment has perhaps never been felt so strongly as in Nashville Repertory Theatre's engaging version of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Inherit the Wind, a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, now onstage at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre through April 25.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
MonaVision Films will present a private staged reading of Steve Monarque's THAT'S LIFE, a full-length play with music, directed by Mel Johnson Jr. Monday April 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Alchemical Theatre, 104 W 14th Street, 1st Floor (between 6th & 7th Aves) New York, NY 10011.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 66th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 6, 2018.  
by Alan Portner - Mar 18, 2019
“Inherit the Wind” is a fictional construction inspired by the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial and as a screed against the “Red Scare” activities of Wisconsin Senator (R) Joseph McCarthy during the early 1950s.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
The often-debated relationship between faith and science is at the very heart of the riveting drama, INHERIT THE WIND, which opens Saturday evening, March 16, at The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Raising issues as relevant today as they were when it was written years ago, INHERIT THE WIND uses the Scopes Monkey Trial to explore this complex - and sometimes adversarial -- relationship.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
The often-debated relationship between faith and science is at the very heart of the riveting drama, INHERIT THE WIND, which opens Saturday evening, March 16, at The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Raising issues as relevant today as they were when it was written in 1925, INHERIT THE WIND uses the Scopes Monkey Trial to explore this complex - and sometimes adversarial -- relationship. The drama has engagement of six performances at The White Theatre: Saturday evenings, March 16 & 23 at 7:30 p.m., Sundays March 17 & 24 @ 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. A Schools-Only performance will take place on Wednesday, March 20 a 9 a.m. More information on the school performance, please contact the White Theatre Box Office, (913) 327-8054.
by David Tompkins - Jun 7, 2018
The classic Musical 'Mame' opened the 2018 season last night at NSMT. The Musical by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, with Lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the book by Patrick Dennis, is a 1966 Musical Theatre warhorse that has starred such luminaries as, Rosalind Russell, Angela Landsbury, and even Lucille Ball, in the ill-fated 1970's movie.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2019-2020 season, 'Hollywood on Stage,' will feature four plays, one musical, the Alabama Community Theatre Festival, and two SecondStage productions.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Hershey Area Playhouse announces auditions for Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Inherit the Wind, the story about the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial that dealt with the debate over evolution versus creationism.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017
Thought-provoking dramas, inspirational stories, heartwarming tales and comedies are all a part of Hershey Area Playhouse's 2018 season.
by Sam Abney - Jul 19, 2018
With over 80 plays to choose from, Capital Fringe Festival can be overwhelming for the average theatergoer. There are plenty of good choices ranging from over-the-top comedies to funky experimental dramas to allegories and satires and everything in between. Obviously, with so many offerings, there will be works that fail to execute their artistic vision effectively. Thankfully, Derek Hills's Shopworn, which opened on Tuesday night at Capital Fringe's Orange venue (Christ United Methodist Church), is a true diamond in the rough: a family drama that provides modern commentary without getting too preachy. It is thoroughly delightful and a perfect selection for Fringe veterans and first-timers alike.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) presents the San Francisco premiere of Until, Until, Until..., a play written, staged, and directed by Los Angeles based artist Edgar Arceneaux. Until, Until, Until is an investigation and meditation on the infamous 1981 performance by Broadway legend Ben Vereen, televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan's inaugural celebration.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice, in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, will present an industry-only NYC development workshop of his new musical, From Here To Eternity. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
The Greenhouse Theater Center celebrates Chicago Theatre Week with its BREAKING GROUND FEST, an eclectic line-up of performances including live music, plays, staged readings, improv, comedy, burlesque and more, playing February 7 - 17, 2019 on multiple stages.
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Singer/songwriter Michael Johnathon, host of the internationally syndicated television and radio music series “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour,” is wading into the growing conversation about racism with his new song, “The Statue” (PoetMan Records).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
St. Ann's Warehouse presents Baxter Theatre Centre's The Fall, a vital new production devised collaboratively by a group of University of Cape Town graduates, re-enacting their revolt against a fraught symbol looming over their campus: a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes.
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 8, 2017
A Civil War Christmas is a nice escape for folks that are getting a bit of a toothache from the glittery, schmaltzy, and sentimental Christmas plays foisted upon us this time of year. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel (for How I Learned to Drive ), A Civil War Christmas is historical fiction circa 1864, a birds-eye view of Civil War-torn America. Infused with hymnals, Union and Confederate songs, and Christmas carols, this musical time capsule bursts at the seams with a myriad of storylines. From slave to president, from Confederate to Union, for better or for worse, Vogel made sure to not miss anybody in this theatric nativity.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester are delighted to announce Hope Aria Productions' 2019 Season. The Season will open on 2 March with the UK premiere of a new version of the Stephen Schwartz musical RAGS. From 27 September, Tracie Bennett will star in the title role in Jerry Herman's much loved musical MAME, and the season will be completed by a new musical, THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, from 22 November.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017
The Vagabond Players continue their 102nd season with the provocative courtroom drama INHERIT THE WIND written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and directed by Sherrionne Brown. Opening January 5 and running through February 4, this fictional depiction of of the 1925 Scopes 'Monkey' Trial, in which a schoolteacher is tried for teaching evolution, eloquently champions one of our most precious rights -- the freedom of thought.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017
Hailed as an icon of style, grace and strength, Jacqueline Jackie Kennedy Onassis was known for her alluring mystery and piercing sensuality. Much has been written and said about America's most famous First Lady. However, one detail usually omitted from the story is that she was human. Award-winning playwright Tom Dugan's one-woman drama Jackie Unveiled starring Saffron Burrows (Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle ) dares to peek behind the fa ade of America's most private public figure.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 23nd Anniversary season with Jerry Herman's classic musical MAME. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) has announced the 2019 nominees for the 8th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA). Tickets for the awards ceremony on May 9, 2019 will go on sale today at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's 51st consecutive summer season will take audiences on a fabulous journey around the world and across the 20th Century with three classic musicals