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by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2020
TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced the 2020/21 TheatreSquared Season, the acclaimed company's first eight-play lineup for its fifteenth anniversary. Season packages are on sale today, with packages starting at $131 available by phone at (479) 777-7477 or online at
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
Unexpected Productions welcome back world-renowned musical improv accompanist Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway) and veteran improviser and television actor Rick Hall (KC Undercover, Curb Your Enthusiasm) for a night of improv and made-up musicals! They will join members of the Unexpected Productions' ensemble and together they will create a hilarious, completely improvised musical improv show! Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 8:30 at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater in Pike Place Market.
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 6, 2020
From the creative team behind Fiddler on the Roof, this delightful musical tells the story of Georg and Amalia, bickering co-workers at a Budapest perfume store who have no idea that each is the other's romantic pen pal. Based on a play that became both the Jimmy Stewart movie The Shop Around the Corner and the '90s classic You've Got Mail, She Loves Me is a charming romantic comedy about idealism and the promise of true love, guaranteed to lift your spirits and leave you grinning. Two-act musical appropriate for elementary school and up. Performances are March 7th thru the 22nd. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit to get specific show times and purchase tickets.
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Mandy Kaplan has been producing, directing and performing in the cabaret sensation, Miscast: Right Singer, Wrong Song at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA for 10 years, but she's not done entertaining audience yet.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 5, 2020
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's ninth season continues with HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE by Jordan Hall. The production opens Friday, March 13 and runs weekends through Sunday, March 22 at the Pearl McManus Theatre, Palm Springs Woman's Club, 314 S. Cahuilla Rd. Tickets are $28 and are available at
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
The American Dance Festival (ADF) today announced the schedule for its 87th season, running June 18-July 25, 2020. The season includes performances by both new and established companies, highlighting the breadth and excellence of today's modern dance field.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Luna Stage is thrilled to launch the Valley Ambassador Ticket program in advance of the final weekend of their critically-acclaimed production of Pass Over, offering $5 tickets to underserved audiences for all 2020 productions on Luna's MainStage. Underwritten by Valley National Bank, this initiative will ensure that tickets to professional regional theatre are accessible to all.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of As You Like It, presented April 30a?"June 21, 2020 in the Courtyard Theater. This vibrant, '60s-inspired adaptation infuses Shakespeare's romantic comedy with the hit songs of The Beatlesa?"lifting the playwright's timeless verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the a?oeFab Four.a??
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Anniversaries should be spent with the one you love...even if you're not married to them...
by David Edward Perry - Mar 4, 2020
Harriet (Karen Marie Black) is a highrise uptown girl and Janie (Sara James) who is unmotivated and heavy on the chutzpah. These two young women are facing a dilemma in trying to find and fit all of their life expectations into a self-imposed small box labeled 'you can have it all' in the romantic comedy 'Isn't It Romantic' at Homewood Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Broadway in Portland has announced its 2020/21 Season with a schedule full of classics, brand-new productions, and hit musicals direct from Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre has announced the five Mainstage productions secured for its 2020 - 2021 Mainstage Season.
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Deadline reports that 'Someone Out There,' a new romantic comedy pilot at NBC, has found its stars in Ryan Hansen and Aimee Carrero.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Over an online stream of the annual Broadway Launch Special this evening, Playhouse Square revealed the seven shows that will comprise the much-anticipated 2020-2021 KeyBank Broadway Series: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, THE CHER SHOW, THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD a?" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and HADESTOWN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
a?oeSylviaa?? by A.R. Gurney will be the third play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2019-2020 season, opening on March 19, 2020 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through April 5. A talkback with the cast and director will be offered following the 7 p.m. performance on Friday, March 27.
by Review Roundups - Mar 2, 2020
Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac star as 'Vivian Ward' and 'Edward Lewis' in the West End production of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL. The show began performances at London's Piccadilly Theatre on 13 February, and it had its official opening tonight (2 March).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
The Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack NY will be presenting 'Born Yesterday', written by Garson Kanin and directed by Melinda Pinto. 'Born Yesterday' is a surprisingly thought-provoking romantic comedy that is both funny and resonant in today's world. Love and lawlessness collide when a junkyard tycoon comes to Washington, DC with his girlfriend, ex-show girl Billie Dawn, to buy a senator. 'Born Yesterday' runs March 13th thru April 4th Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm with a Thursday night performance on April 2nd at 8pm and a Saturday matinee on April 4th at 2pm. Tickets are $27 / $24 Seniors and Students.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce individual tickets go on sale March 1 for its 85th season performing June 16 through October 18, 2020. Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premières, classic dramas, comedies and musicals.
by Vicki Trask - Feb 26, 2020
Calgary-based company Birnton Theatricals, in association with SEBO Data Solutions, proudly presents the Canadian Premiere of the Off-Broadway musical 'The Other Josh Cohen' - Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, has announced individual tickets go on sale March 1 for its 85th season performing June 16 through October 18, 2020. Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premières, classic dramas, comedies and musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Michael G. Murphy, President of Shea's Performing Arts Center (PAC), is pleased to announce the 2020 a?" 21 Frey Electric Season at Shea's 710 Theatre. The 710 Season will feature five shows including a collaborative show by All for One Theatre Productions - Shakespeare in Love. This producing partnership between Shea's 710 Theatre, MusicalFare Theatre, Theatre of Youth, Irish Classical Theatre, and Road Less Traveled Productions marks the third year the group is producing a show on the 710 stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
FRIGID Festival presents This Feeling, an original play, written by Amelia Annen and Lauren Montes, directed by Thea Throndson and performed by Amelia Annen. This Feeling runs for five performances at Under St. Marks Theatre. February 19th- March 7th. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 main stage season comes to a close with Gioachino Rossini's classic comedy The Barber of Seville which opens on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. Additional performances are April 28, May 1, and 3 (matinee), 2020.
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Inexplicably, genuine romantic comedies have nearly vanished from movie studio slates. In 2009, seven of the 50 highest-grossing films in North America were rom coms, but by 2017, zero were released at the studio level. Modern audiences who are tapped into the current app-dating culture are not buying the formulaic romantic comedies where courtship simply leads to marriage. However, modernized and diverse romcoms ARE appearing at the independent film level, where they have found success.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
For its 31st season Royal City Musical Theatre (RCMT) is excited to present the riotously entertaining musical Crazy for You at the Massey Theatre from April 9 a?" 25, 2020.  It's a classic romantic comedy; a fun tale about a boy, a girl and a theatre in need of salvation. It is filled with witty one-liners and colorful characters caught up in a classic romantic fable and has one of the finest scores of all-time. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its 2020-21 season, the first full season under new Artistic Director, Courtney O'Connor. 2 musicals, 5 plays, all directed by women.
by Natasha Ashley - Feb 22, 2020
The Central New York Playhouse is now entertaining audiences with the delightful romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love. The play by Lee Hall is adapted from the popular 1998 film of the same name. With numerous productions of Romeo and Juliet occurring throughout Central New York the timing is perfect for a refreshing relief, a play that is about writing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Even better, the production is witty, refreshing, and entertaining.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
The Vagabond Players continues its 104th season with the critically acclaimed romantic comedy/drama CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne. Have you ever wondered a?oeWhat if?a?? What if you could relive a moment and change the outcome? What if there were infinite universes, making infinite realities possible? This spell-binding, time-traveling tale begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman---but what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know. The surprising story of the parallel universes that Roland and Marianne inhabit is funny, touching and universal in every sense of the word---- a story that is one for the heart as much as one for the mind.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
REELZ today announced new programming for March 2020 with three new original specials, five new episodes of returning original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of... , the U.S. premiere of documentary ABBA: Secrets of Their Greatest Hits and the REELZ premiere of Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again! Every Sunday in March a new episode of Autopsy: The Last Hours of... premieres celebrating the lives and examining the untimely deaths of celebrities including disco sensation Andy Gibb, Diff'rent Strokes star Dana Plato, WWE champion Chris Benoit, Academy Award(R) winning actress Audrey Hepburn and country music legend Glen Campbell. Natalie Morales hosts two new original Behind Closed Doors specials about hit family sitcom The Facts of Life and romantic comedy Pretty Woman which marks its 30th anniversary since hitting the big screen in March 1990. New original special House of Horrors: The Friends Speak explores the Turpin family nightmare in which 13 children were abused by their parents for decades.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Rose Theatre today announces Robert Harling's romantic comedy Steel Magnolias starring Kara Tointon (Shelby), directed by Anthony Banks. The production opens on 6 May, with previews from 1 May, and runs until 23 May.
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 19, 2020
 SHE LOVES ME, now playing at San Diego Musical Theatre through March 8th, is a delightfully entertaining and sweet, that will have people leaving the theatre humming and that warm and fuzzy feeling of true love conquering all. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Broadway in Portland is pleased to announce its 2020/21 Season with a schedule full of classics, brand-new productions, and hit musicals direct from Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Ring ring, it's life on the line. An unsuspecting woman becomes deeply involved in the hilarious wiles of a stranger's life. His phone won't stop ringing (and he's not exactly able to answer) so she picks up the phone down the proverbial rabbit hole she goes. Sarah Ruhl penned the romantic comedy that Peter Amster will direct. The show will run in the Cook Theatre through March 8, with a pay-what-you-can (minimum $5, day of performance) preview night on February 18.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
This March at The DC Arts Center, How To Elope In The Most Expensive Way Possible is a romantic comedy for the cynical Millennial who lives inside us all.
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 17, 2020
The New York City premiere of 'The Sabbath Girl,' is now delighting audiences at 59E59 Theaters. This modern romantic comedy is written by Cary Gitter, directed by Joe Brancato, and features a marvelous cast of five.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Artistic Director, Hunter Foster has announced Redhouse Arts Center's 2020-21 Main Stage Season featuring several Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning productions that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. With every production this season, Redhouse will utilize its versatile theatre space to treat audiences to a thrilling theatre experience. 'We found our audiences really loved the intimacy of our productions, as they did with our musical, Rent', stated Foster. 'Having the actors so close to the audience really elevated the story's emotional level. No other theatre in Central New York gives such an immersive experience to an audience the way Redhouse can, and we want to continue experimenting with our spaces for the 20/21 season', he concluded. Building on this year's success, Redhouse will offer five Main Stage shows with some productions offering an extended three week run.
by Andrea Stephenson - Feb 14, 2020
The romantic comedy Grumpy Old Men first came to life as a film in 1993 starring Jack Lemon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret. With book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, and lyrics by Nick Meglin, Grumpy Old Men was adapted to the stage as a musical described by critics as 'unconventional but sincerely sweet' (Leo Buck at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre takes on this delightful story of friendship and love February 20-March 28. Miranda Jane plays the role of Ariel, Max and John's beautiful and eccentric neighbor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Broadway in Indianapolis has announced the 2020-2021 Season headlined by the six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and the ferociously funny new musical MEAN GIRLS. Fall in love all over again with the dazzling PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved romantic comedy film. The series also boasts the Indianapolis premieres Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, with the spectacular return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - 50th Anniversary Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
a?oe[Daryl Cloran's] As You Like It is a unique phenomenon.a?? So said Christopher Gaze, artistic director of Vancouver's Bard on the Beach Festival, in an announcement that the festival would be extending by one full week due to the unprecedented success of As You Like It a?" a first for the festival's 30-year history.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Aimie Atkinson as 'Vivian Ward' and Danny Mac as 'Edward Lewis' will star in the West End production of Pretty Woman: THE MUSICAL. THE MUSICAL begins performances at the Piccadilly Theatre on 13 February 2020, where it will play for a strictly limited engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director) with Wolfgang Novogratz announce the limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street) of Ronan Noone' play THE ATHEIST playing Friday, February 28th, Saturday, February 29th, and March 1st. Tickets for the show are $20.00. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Actors Fund - the national organization that has provided a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals since 1882. Tickets may be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets at or via link on
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced Director Arpita Mukherjee has been chosen as this season's SDCF Denham Fellow for her upcoming production of Raisins Not Virgins by Sharbari Zohra Ahmed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
A season filled with thrilling music, captivating stories, world-class singers, and exciting productions goes on sale by subscription Thursday, February 13. Eight new-to-Chicago productions, including three Lyric premieres plus two original Lyric productions, will entertain and thrill audiences from September 2020 through June 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Two lonely individuals find a connection through dance in the latest offering upstairs in the Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Deadline reports that Quiver and Redbox have acquired the rights to 'The Lost Husband.' They will release the film in April.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Comedy/variety show JUST FOR LAUGHS returns to The Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a special Valentine's Day show in the Moe Auditorium and Film Center, featuring comedians, music, sketches and comedy improvisation.
by Alan Portner - Feb 11, 2020
William Shakespeare's 1595 comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is one of his most often performed light plays. Stripped down, it is a screwball romantic comedy of misdirection written across five acts in verse.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Emit Theatre Will Present TWELFTH NIGHT: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE, an interactive show for young audiences and families, adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and directed by Gianna Cioffi. Twelfth Night runs for a limited engagement March 13 - 22, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm at El Barrio's Artspace PS109 (215 E. 99th St., off the Q and 6 trains). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or at the door.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Join Viola, Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia in their ever-complicated love triangle on stage under the stars this summer in The Australian Shakespeare Company's a?oeTwelfth Nighta??.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The more things change - the more they stay the same. L.A.'s Latino Theater Company explores the political and cultural climate in 2020 with an eclectic season of productions that looks back at our history and ahead to our future: revivals that reflect the company's past work and the tumultuous fight for Chicano civil rights; contemporary work that explores today's issues; and unique offerings by two guest artists from Spain. In addition, the company will present two free film series, the company's annual free play reading series, and, in December, for the 18th consecutive year, the beloved site-specific holiday pageant La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin at L.A.'s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. All performances and screenings, except La Virgen, take place at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, a five-theater complex located in a landmark building in Downtown's Historic Core.